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Tag: Budget Friendly Vegan Recipes

  • Creamy Coconut Kidney Bean Soup

    Creamy Coconut Kidney Bean Soup

    This is a Caribbean-inspired creamy vegan red kidney bean soup recipe with coconut milk, jalapeño, thyme, bay leaves, lime juice and more. It is an easy, hearty vegan meal that’s perfect for winter or any time you’re in the mood for soup. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have savory, spicy goodness warming your bowl! […]

  • Tex-Mex Vegan Black Bean Sloppy Joes

    Inspired by Tex-Mex flavors, this easy vegan (or vegetarian) black bean sloppy joes recipe uses canned beans, smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, jalapeños and more. They are absolutely delicious. And, best of all, they cook up fast! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a simple, hearty bean meal. They taste great with a little […]

  • Vegan Cheesy Potato and Bacon Pierogi

    This homemade vegan cheesy potato and bacon pierogi recipe is rich in flavor. Hello tempeh bacon! They have no prepackaged vegan cheese products and are totally nut free. All it takes is some basic plant based staple pantry items to put these together. Similar to the Vegan Mushroom Sauerkraut Pierogi recipe, we’ll walk through the […]

  • Vegan Pierogi Dough

    This is an easy vegan pierogi dough recipe with no eggs or sour cream. It does the trick with basic pantry staples (all-purpose flour, water, canola oil and salt). Once you finish following the directions of this recipe, you’ll be ready to add vegan pierogi fillings, like Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi, Vegan Mushroom and […]

  • Radish Salad with Fresh Dill and Scallions

    Inspired by Slavic flavors, this vegan red radish salad recipe has a pleasing, bright flavor with fresh dill, scallions and distilled white vinegar. It offers a nice counterbalance to rich foods. I feel like it would go very well with Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi or with a large, holiday spread. It’s always nice to […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut Tomato Sauce

    Inspired by Slovak stuffed cabbage (also known as holubky or halupki), this recipe for slow cooker vegan cabbage rolls with sauerkraut, tomato sauce, brown rice and tempeh bacon are packed with savory, sour delicious flavors. They’re so delicious! So, what goes with this vegan cabbage rolls recipe? Mashed potatoes. A big, huge mound of mashed […]

  • Homemade Seitan

    This is one easy homemade seitan recipe with vital wheat gluten, red miso, soy sauce, nutritional yeast and more. You mix some seitan ingredients in a bowl and then, you simmer it in a pot. You slice it up, and incorporate it into your favorite recipes. I tend to use this vegan wheat meat recipe […]

  • Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

    This sweet potato lentil soup recipe is vegan Thanksgiving in a bowl! It’s savory, hearty comfort food. I found it hard to resist, and ended up eating the entire pot. Even better, it’s pretty budget-friendly and easy to make. Great for fall, winter, or any time you are craving a satisfying, warming bowl of sweet […]

  • Roasted Garlic

    This roasted garlic recipe is easy, healthy and tastes amazing smeared on toasted bread, spread on a sandwich, added to vegan gravy, put into soups, like Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup, added to bean salad and more. If you love garlic and haven’t been roasting it, you’ve been missing out! As it roasts, the garlic cloves […]

  • Tempeh Bacon

    This is an easy homemade vegan tempeh bacon recipe with soy sauce, smoked paprika, maple syrup, hot sauce and garlic powder. There is no liquid smoke. And it’s still smoky, savory, umami and totally delicious. And there are so many ways to enjoy tempeh bacon. Use it in a homemade TLT’s–a tempeh, lettuce and tomato […]

  • Grilled Barbecue Soy Curls Quesadillas

    This super easy vegan barbecue soy curls quesadilla recipe tastes like an American cookout. BBQ soy curls, green peppers, red pepper, red onion and a healthy amount of gooey vegan cheese sandwiched between two flour tortillas grilled to perfection. Serve these vegan quesadillas with vegan classic coleslaw. So good! I opted for a bottled barbecue […]

  • Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu

    Whether the tofu is sliced or cubed, this grilled or baked marinated tofu can be used on sandwiches, on salads, in tacos, in burritos, on pizza, in a grain bowl, in vegan sushi, or whatever your imagination can come up with!

  • Asian Orzo Pasta Salad

    Inspired by Asian flavors, this recipe for vegan orzo pasta salad with sesame ginger dressing tastes great warm or cold. After having time to sit overnight in the fridge, I thought it tasted even better. It uses few ingredients. It works well for a cookout, picnic, road trip cooler, camping trip, simple meal, or lunch. […]

  • Fennel Risotto with Orange Zest

    Risotto is one of my all-time favorite meals. This recipe for vegan fennel risotto with orange zest requires few ingredients, and is quite satisfying. While I have given tips about making a risotto in the past, there are only a few principles you need to adhere to to have success. Use Italian short-grain rice, like […]

  • Winter White Bean Soup

    This is one creamy recipe for vegan winter white bean soup with cauliflower, potatoes and rosemary. It uses easy to find ingredients, and cooks up pretty fast (~30 minutes). Rosemary and red pepper flakes create delicious flavor, especially with the synergy of a good broth (like Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base) and lemon juice! […]

  • Braised Red Cabbage and Carrots

    This easy vegan braised red cabbage and carrots recipe makes a terrific side dish. I love how the red onions, granny smith apples, onion and apple cider vinegar contribute to the overall flavor. It’s savory, sweet, sour and totally delicious! Making vegan braised red cabbage takes some time (about an hour), but it is easy […]

  • Vegan Slow Cooker Seitan and Green Pea Stew

    As cooler months approach, I get more and more excited to breakout my slow cooker for vegan stew. Not only is it easy to use, but after a few hours of simmering, you have a dish saturated in deliciousness. And this vegan slow cooker seitan and green pea stew recipe is a phenomenal example of […]

  • Vegan Green Bean Soup

    This recipe is inspired by the Slovak soup, Polievka zo Zelenej Fazule. There are many regional differences in how green bean soup is prepared, so I took a little bit from one recipe, a little from another, and then, took some liberties. We end up with a vegan green bean soup recipe that is creamy, […]

  • Fiesta Rice

    When I was a kid, we would eat Rice-A-Roni® Spanish Rice. My mom would add a can or two of black beans and frozen corn. Sometimes, we would add shredded cheese to the mix. It was a quick, frugal meal for a working mom to serve her family, and it got the job done. And […]

  • Vegan Tortilla Soup

    This blended vegan tortilla soup recipe is all about the corn flavor. Corn tortillas are cut into strips, fried, simmered in the soup’s broth, and then, completely pulverized by a blender. The result is an intense corn flavor that announces, “This is tortilla soup!” Because tortilla soup often involves chicken, replacing it with soy curls […]

  • Kidney Bean Succotash

    Lima beans are my least favorite vegetable. If they are in front of me, I will eat them, because they are food. And in my opinion, food should never be taken for granted or wasted. But, for the most part, I avoid lima beans. So when I decided to put together a summer vegan succotash […]

  • Gnocchi with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

    I love gnocchi and love thinking of new ways to enjoy it. And this easy recipe for vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard and tomatoes is quick, tasty and totally delicious. A few things… This recipe for vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard works for dinner any time of year. It’s simple, satisfying and delicious. Sometimes, I […]

  • Black Bean Avocado Salsa

    This is an easy vegan black bean avocado salsa recipe with cherry tomatoes, canned black beans, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and more. It’s the perfect answer to the question, “What should I make for lunch?” A crowd-pleasing dip for chips. An awesome topping for a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla […]

  • Asian Noodle Salad with Almond Sesame Dressing

    Some people are allergic to peanuts, and some people just don’t like them. I’m one of the latter. So, I put together this recipe for a nutty vegan Asian noodle salad with almond butter, cucumber and carrots. This easy recipe for Asian noodle salad is satisfying, and great for any time of year. The ingredients […]