Favorite Pantry Items
The space between eating vegan and eating vegetarian can seem like a canyon that’s impossible to cross. However, I found the more I cooked vegetarian on a day to day basis, the easier it was to cook vegan recipes without trying. I found ways to make cozy comfort food without the heavy cream and normally cheese-heavy dishes without the cheese. I don’t cook vegan every meal but a good chunk of my diet revolves around these recipes. The key is finding what works for you and go from there. Also, focus on the fresh produce and let that be the guide for the recipe.
Many of the recipes on the site, not listed below, can be made vegan with a few modifications. Often I will add these suggestions to the variations area but if ever you’re curious, feel free to ask- I love a good challenge. Beyond these vegan recipes, having a well-stocked pantry is key. Grains, legumes, and nuts/seeds play a huge roll in all my vegan recipes. I recommend finding the items you use most often and always have them on hand.
I like to mix my vegan recipes up. Occasionally I will try and reinvent a classic meat dish, like these Sloppy Joes. More often than not, I find myself wanting to be creative with the ingredients I have. The key is to have fun and play around- you never know what kind of meal you might come up with!