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A Perfect Beginner's Collection of
Easy Vegan Recipes

Uncover the best quick, cheap, and easy vegan recipes I've learned through years of experimenting in the kitchen

You're not the kind of person to do this, but almost every day you make the decision that faster food is more important to you than healthier, fresher food. You don't want to make these food sacrifices anymore; you want to learn to cook healthy vegan meals that are a bit quicker, easier, and less expensive than others.

easy vegan recipes

It seems like the only people who have time to cook homemade meals are full-time homemakers without kids. How can anyone else do it?

Students don't have kitchens, new graduates are broke, newlyweds realize they never learned to cook, and working parents have no time to follow recipes. We favor cheap, premade, packaged, take out, and other fast food over cooking from scratch.

"I don't have time to leaf through recipes and follow intricate directions."

I have a huge, valuable collection of vegan cookbooks from which I've made hundreds of recipes, and they've truly helped me become a better cook. But on a daily basis, I do not use cookbooks. I scrounge through my fridge to see what fresh vegetables and fruits I have, and I design a meal around that. Most of the time I need the meal to be done quickly with whatever ingredients I have on hand.

I've done this my whole life.

I had a crazy schedule when I was in college, but I still cooked in my tiny hot pot and eventually in my tiny apartment kitchen. I know what it's like to think of a dinner plan while driving in traffic after a long day.

For years I watched my mother coordinate soccer carpools and sleepovers and she still had a homemade dinner on the table just about every night I can remember. There are many secrets that keep you from sacrificing quality meals because of your busy schedule.

"I don't know how to cook. Vegan recipes have too many ingredients and steps."

Many people I know never really learned how to cook. They can make instant rice and open cans of soup and they rely heavily on takeout food, but they don't feel comfortable enough in the kitchen to follow a recipe.

Cooking is largely about confidence and I have years of experience in making these really simple vegan recipes. These recipes are for high quality vegan meals without a lot of steps or complicated kitchen techniques. If you can read, you can cook these recipes.

"I can't afford vegan food."

In the last decade, vegan food has taken on the stereotype of being high-end and expensive. In the decades before everyone thought vegan food tasted like cardboard, so there's been an insurgence of gourmet vegan cuisine. But vegan food is just like regular food; some eat caviar with their champagne and others pack PB&J sandwiches with juice boxes.

New vegans tend to gravitate towards the fake meat, cheese, and ice cream and focus on the frozen, boxed, pre-made meals, and those can be very expensive. They also can be packed with sodium, processed and refined ingredients, and often don't even leave you feeling full. I think fake meats are a nice gateway drug into the vegan world, but most of us veterans don't eat them anymore.

Real, everyday vegan food is cheap.

Dried beans and grains are just about the cheapest foods on the planet and they can fill up your family for months. A piece of fruit costs the same as a candy bar. A bag stuffed full of vegetables costs less than a fast food dinner.

You don't need fancy, exotic ingredients to make a vegan dinner taste good.

Unleash your inner cooking confidence with these quick, cheap, and easy vegan recipes.

What Easy Vegan Recipes Are Inside
Vegan Cooking for Beginners?

Vegan Breakfasts

  • Chia Seed Tapioca Pudding with Fresh Fruit
  • Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • Carrot Apple Ginger Juice
  • Whole Wheat Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
  • Tempeh Bacon
  • Elvis Breakfast Sandwich
  • Scrambled Tofu

Easy, Packable Sandwiches, Perfect for Vegan Lunches

  • Eggless Salad Sandwiches
  • Tempeh Chickenless Salad
  • Fish-Safe Tuna Salad
  • Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich Spread
  • Garbanzo "Meat"balls
  • Lentil Sloppy Joe's
  • TLAT Sandwiches
  • The Best Black Bean Burger

Salads: What Non-Vegans Assume You Eat All Day

  • Good Old American Cole Slaw
  • House Garden Salad
  • Cilantro-Lime Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato Salad
  • Heaping, Smothered Taco Salad
  • Raw Kale and Cranberry Salad
  • Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Walnuts
  • Caviar of the South Salad
  • Basic Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Raw Garlicky Kale Salad
  • Salad Nicoise

More Ways to Prepare Vegetables Besides Just Salad

  • Orange Soaked Collard Greens with Cranberries
  • Spicy Sautéed Kale
  • How to Steam Vegetables Like a Pro
  • Baked Potato Armadillos
  • Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
  • Rockin' Roasted Vegetables
  • Roasted Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms
  • The Spaghetti Squash Guide

Whole Grain Recipes and Pasta Dishes

  • How to Cook Pasta
  • How to Cook Rice
  • How to Cook Quinoa
  • Homemade Deli Style Pasta Salad
  • The Most Basic Spaghetti Sauce
  • Creamy Spinach Basil Pesto
  • Caramelized Onions, White Beans, and Walnuts Pasta
  • Spaghetti Bolognese ("Meat") Sauce
  • Asian Soy Sesame Sauce
  • Sesame Vegetables Noodles
  • Homestyle Mac-n-Cheese
  • Pasta La Caprese
  • Cashew Quinoa Pineapple Salad
  • Bow Tie Broccoli Salad

Beans Are a Vegan's Best Friend

  • Lentil Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • My Most Special Tofu Ricotta Cheese Recipe
  • Don't-Just-Assume-It's-Boring Hummus
  • Haricots Gras White Bean Pate
  • Loaded Black Bean Burritos
  • Tempeh Pizza and Pasta Crumbles
  • Mediterranean Falafel Balls
  • Pioneer Style Molasses Baked Beans

Easy Vegan Snacks

  • Green Goddess Smoothies
  • Baseball Park Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • Simply Fresh Guacamole
  • Homemade Raw Energy Bars
  • Those Candied Pecans You Can Smell on the Other Side of the Mall
  • Sweet-N-Raw Cashew Cream
  • Cashew Ranch Dressing
  • Old-Fashioned Hippie Granola

Comforting and Filling Soups

  • Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Lentil Vegetable Soup
  • Vegan Split Pea Soup
  • Kidney Bean Chili
  • Classic Vegetable Soup
  • Smoky Black Bean Soup

Simple and Delicious Vegan Desserts

  • Raw Chocolate Mousse
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie
  • Vegan Ambrosia Fruit Salad
  • Personal Baked Apple Crisps
  • Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Drops
  • No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies
  • July 4th Don't-Turn-On-Your-Oven Strawberry Cake
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Oatmeal Raisin No Bake Cookies

Reveal the strategies for quick, cheap, and easy vegan recipes for just $7.99

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When I was a new cook, I had to look up cooking times for beans and grains all the time because I couldn't remember what was supposed to be 2 parts water to 1 part grain. Most beans and grains cook just about the same way, but there is a preferred way for each one, and this ebook covers all the details you'll ever need to know about how to cook beans and grains.

Bonus #2: Vegan Grocery List

I love this master vegan grocery list. All you have to do is print it out and stick it under a magnet on your fridge. When you need to add something to the list, just check off the food you need and take your list to the store. It's faster than writing everything you need every single week.

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