Where are the vegans? I need recipe ideas!!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 5
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mick26: You say your diet offers no nutrition, what exatly are you eating? Do you eat faux meats? (Some are suprisingly good!) 

Food ideas: butternut squash quesadillas, oven kale “chips”, vegetable/lentil/potato soups, general tsos tofu, vetetable pot pies, quiona with roasted vegetables, vegetable stir fries, bean burgers/bean “roasts”, portabella mushroom sandwiches.. I could go on forever! 

I wish I were vegetarian. I hate cooking meats. Oh, the things we do for our husbands!

Post # 6
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Definitely get Appetite for Reduction!  I’m not trying to lose weight, I just loooove the recipes.  They’re healthy and easy.  I also like the 30-minute Vegan and Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites.  Check out the Post Punk Kitchen.  Isa has tons of great recipes.  Also Chloe Coscarelli.  

Some of my staple, super easy to make, healthy dishes are:

– Black bean burritos

– Whole wheat pasta with tofu or chickpeas, veggies (I like the California blend), in a garlic and olive oil sauce

– Tempeh stir fry

– Whole wheat wrap with leafy greens, tofu, veganaise (vegan mayo), italian spices, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil

– frozen falafel from Trader Joe’s with veggies and some sort of starch

Definitely check out Trader Joe’s.  They have a ton of their own brand vegan stuff that is really good and reasonably priced.  Also, you can get vegan versions of sour cream, cream cheese, etc. that are lower in fat and cholesterol.  Field Roast makes AMAZING vegan sausages and I love Gardein “chicken” fingers for those nights when I need to just heat something up in the toaster and be done.


Post # 7
47 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Definitely check out ohsheglows.com as someone has already suggested. That’s one of the first blogs I got into when I became vegan approximately 4 years ago. Also happyherbivore.com is another one of my favorites. I have all of the happy herbivore cookbooks on the kindle app on my phone and I can easily refer to them while I’m cooking or while on the way to the grocery store. I find it to be very convenient. Happy Herbivore also does meal plans if you’re worried about eating a well rounded diet, they are worth checking out for sure.  hope that helped some! 

Post # 8
238 posts
Helper bee

edible perspective is a good website as well for vegan and vegetarian foods. 

Post # 9
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love mushroom risotto, you can make it without adding parmesan and butter.

Post # 10
795 posts
Busy bee

@Mick26:  I make a “tuna” salad that’s very good! You make it the same way you’d make your regular tuna salad, except replace the tuna with a can of drained, rinsed, and mashed garbanzo beans! The skin on the beans kinda flakes like fish, and I’ve fed it to people before and they had no idea it was not tuna! 

Post # 11
550 posts
Busy bee

I second Happpy Herbivore. I just love and adore her. She’s starting to do little videos as well, one week she did her cheater pad thai. So yummy!

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