LAB NOTES: Monday Night At The Improv: Vegan “Tuna” Salad

Hello, Wayne AKA the Mad Food Scientist here.This past weekend I was busy in the DCL.I made navy bean tofu, navy beans, aquafaba, vegan mayonnaise, pumpkin seed tofu, pumpkin seed milk, and vegan bacon.I cooked the navy beans to produce aquafaba so I could make vegan mayonnaise. I had it in the back...

LAB NOTES: Vegan Bacon, Lettuce, And Tomato Sandwich

Hello, Wayne AKA the Mad Food Scientist here.This is another slightly different post. It’s not so much an experiment as a telling of a tale.There were a lot of moving parts. I had decided that I wanted to make pumpkin seed tofu so that I could make vegan bacon. Then I got...

LAB NOTES: Almond Milk Version I

Hello, Wayne AKA the Mad Food Scientist here.Today’s post is a first of its kind. It’s based on a question from a reader. Monica, a  friend, posed a question to me. Monica asked me if  I make almond milk. I told Monica that I hadn’t made almond milk, as of yet, but that...

LAB NOTES: Buttermilk Substitutes

Hello, Wayne AKA the Mad Food Scientist here.I’ve mentioned the subject of today’s post in a couple posts already. I decided it needed a standalone post of it’s own. What am I talking about? Homemade substitutes for buttermilk. Let’s face it, who keeps buttermilk at home? Who can afford...

LAB NOTES: Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Hello everyone, Wayne the Mad Food Scientist here.This time out, I’m making Raisin Irish Soda Bread. I was chatting about my previous loaf of Irish Soda Bread with Mick from the U.K and he suggested taking dried fruit and soaking it in tea, then adding the rehydrated fruit into...

LAB NOTES: ANZAC Biscuits

. Hello, Wayne aka the Mad Food Scientist here. Today’s post is about an oldie, but a goodie. The famous ANZAC Biscuit. What’s an ANZAC you ask? ANZAC is an acronym for the Austrailia New Zealand Army Corps. This force was originally stood up during World War I and again...

LAB NOTES: Sunday Night At The Improv… DCL Style

Hello, Wayne, the Mad Food Scientist here.Today’s post is going to be a bit different than my other posts as it is about me attempting to answer the nearly eternal question. “What’s for supper?” It was Sunday Night at the Improv… DCL Style. So I won’t have many specifics, but...

LAB NOTES: Super Creamy Split Pea Milk

  Hello all, Wayne AKA The Mad Food Scientist here.A while ago, I was in a discussion with someone on Quora and heard about Pea protein milk. I was interested in it, but my local grocery store doesn’t have it. So, off to YouTube I went searching for a way...

LAB NOTES: Non-Soy Tofu: Four Bean Tofu Challenge.

Last weekend I made two batches of tofu. A batch of tofu made from kidney beans, and a batch of tofu make from Great Northern Beans. I was talking with Azzie about my findings and she asked “What would happen if you mixed them? Would the tofu be firmer”...

LAB NOTES: Rich Simple Syrup

Hello Everyone,Wayne, AKA the Mad Food Scientist here.A few months ago, I became interested in simple syrup because agave nectar, and maple syrup are quite pricey. I’d originally heard of it while I was attending University while watching Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” in one of the episodes about cocktails....