Are you doing Veganuary 2019?
Or perhaps you are a new vegan and haven’t really got to grips with what it means yet, many people are turning to plant based eating, not just for veganuary. Do you need or want some ideas of what to eat? I did this post a couple of years ago, and have updated it with new recipes posted since then.This isn’t a veganuary meal plan, but an accumulation of ideas to create your own.
Trawling through the Thrifty Lesley archives, where I knew there were loads of ideas that just happened to be vegan, I extracted some in the hopes that you might like them, or maybe give you inspiration.
My host had major problems with his server and it ended up meaning that the blog was restored to the November 2017 version. This means that some links in this post may not be available yet, until I can get time to get them all back up.They’ll be there eventually!
Bean and Spicy Katjan Sauce Sandwich Paste on 2 x toast, or use in a sandwich for lunch. Or use the drained baked beans and flavour them with many other things eg brinjal pickle, any pesto that is vegan, horseradish, miso paste, jaggery and dates. See the post for more ideas.
Fruit & Nut Case Paste, made using nuts and raisins, use a vegan spread for the butter
use a non-dairy milk
I love these! Substitute a vegan spread for the butter
replace the butter with coconut spread or other vegan spread
Or baked oats
using nut milks, soya milk or fruit juice
a good grab it and go breakfast. Any jam can be used in the middle, or value marmalade or lemon curd. Or a paste made from dried fruit or dates.
many other ideas on the Recipes tab under Breakfasts are also vegan
Most of the soups on the Recipes tab are vegan.
A chunk of this Tomato and Chive Soda Bread would be lovely with a warming bowl of soup.
change the honey to another sweetener
this was one of the favourite lunches of my girls
use a vegan cheese instead of Parmesan
some Stuffing Rolls would go very well with a lovely, warming bowl of soup
A hummus can be made very cheaply using drained basics baked beans and flavoured with a great many things, giving loads of options for sandwiches, toasty lunches or breakfasts, or with veggie dippers
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Omit the cheese in the topping)
https://www.thriftylesley.com/something-different-savoury-christmas-crumble/ post not re-loaded yet
Christmas crumble which uses stuffing mix in the topping for something different post not re-loaded yet
Beetroot Burgers, omit the egg
omit the egg. Very, very cheap!
Goan Curry, add a vegan protein
Stuffed potato cakes, the perfect example of ordinary vegetables made into something interesting
use a vegan yogurt or cream
use vegan yogurt
This is an absolute cracker. I’ve had it hot with hot veg or salad, cold in toast and in a sandwich. Very variable, change the veg to whatever you have.
Make pancakes with just water and they are vegan. I can’t tell the difference between these and those made with eggs and milk, although they do have to be eaten fresh, they go a bit flabby if left. This post has many vegan ideas to fill your pancakes
Many of the ideas suggested for this jacket potato round up post are vegan
To liven up something plain, try
You can make many bready things very cheaply using Magic dough – pizza dough, flatbreads and wraps, pittas
A good hollow leg filler
Nut butters can be made with any nuts or mixture of nuts you have available and can be flavoured with things like raisins or miso
Because we all like a cheeky pudding now and again
Got any mulled wine leftover? Try Mulled Wine Apple Crumble
Home made Nutella is divine, much healthier than shop bought, without any palm oil, and can be made vegan
Tomato scones are a very popular recipe
Muffins can be made vegan by simply leaving out the egg, using vegan spread or oil and using a vegan milk. No other adjustments are necessary
There are lots of other vegan ideas too on the Recipes tab. I’m not vegetarian or vegan, although my sister is, it’s just that meat, fish and dairy are the expensive ingredients quite often and when I twiddle a recipe, or find one that prices up, it often works out to be vegan.
So there’s a sample of delicious (I hope you think so too) food, that just happens to be vegan. If you aren’t normally vegan, it might be proving a bit difficult to do Veganuary and these recipes might just help you get through
I’m linking up with the UK Vegan Bloggers for the Veganuary linky.
Thrifty Lesley has an associated Facebook Group. Do come over and say hello if you haven’t already joined. I’d love to see you
I’m a perpetual dieter, and to help with that endeavour, there is now also a Thrifty Lesley dieting group, a lovely, growing community