On the Rise started in 1980 in an abandoned warehouse district which is gradually being reclaimed as a retail and residential area. We are a five-person collective. We have a special commitment to using whole, regional, seasonal foods defining what a healthy food economy would look like without massive processing and transportation.
On the Rise grew out of the progressive political community in Syracuse. Bonds of mutual support between our collective and other collectives and individuals in our community have made it possible for On the Rise to grow and prosper over the past 5 years, and to make our contribution to a healthier, more peaceful world.
We also try to bake low on the food chain. We have developed substitutes for milk and eggs we want to share.
Combine one part flax seeds with 3 parts water and blend until fax seeds are completely decimated. This should have the consistency of eggs. Use 1/4 cup in place of egg in cake, muffin and cookies recipes.
Soak 3/4 pound of dried soybeans overnight. Drain and grind in mill or pulverize in blender with a small amount of water. Pour 8 cups boiling water over beans and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Strain. Use this rich milky liquid as a substitute for milk in baking.
Pour 9 cups boiling water over 1# finely grated potato. Let sit 5-10 minutes. Strain and use.