Short On Time? Make One Of These Easy Plant-Based Recipes

Vegan comfort food? Yes, please.

by Natalia Lusinski
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This Roasted Cauliflower Steak by Love & Lemons is an ideal plant-based meal. Pine nuts and hazelnuts give it an added crunch while red chiles or red pepper flakes (your call) give it a jolt of spiciness.

These homemade potato chips by PeanutButterAndJillyBeans.com have just three ingredients: thinly sliced red potatoes, Everything Bagel seasoning (from Trader Joe’s), and olive or avocado oil. And they’re even more perfect when you pair them with something like guacamole from LovingItVegan.com.


Noha of Flavours by Noha says the secret to her taboule is that she uses a lot of lemon and olive oil. It’s very easy to make and will ensure you get a lot of greens into your day. Plus, you can make it into a festive design like she does, which makes it good for get-togethers, too.

Big Green Egg Foodie is based in Naples, Florida and says this creamy soup — with a coconut milk base — is perfect for cooler nights. And with quinoa and chickpeas (a superfood), you’ll get plenty of nutrients and protein. Salsa verde and garlic give it an extra kick, too.

Mijo Perkovic, a vegan food tour guide with Vegolas in Split, Croatia, suggests this Tofu Scramble With Beans. Break apart 2 blocks of tofu and sauté in 1 tbsp. olive oil. Add 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. black salt, a pinch of oregano, and 1 c. cooked (kidney or pinto) beans. Sauté for five to 10 minutes.


Health Coach Andrea Siliba, author of Happy & Wholesome, recommends this Lemon Garlic Chickpea Stew. With coconut (or cashew) milk, ginger, and spinach, it’s full of good-for-you ingredients and makes for the perfect vegan comfort food dish.

This Sweet Potato Gnocchi dish by The Yummy Vegan will have you craving more from the very first bite. With kale and herbs (like rosemary and thyme), it’s full of flavor, not to mention nutrients.

Maru Santa Cooks recommends these Carrot Fritters. Mix 2 ½ c. shredded carrots with 2 tbsp. almond or coconut milk. Add 1 c. self-rising flour and mix. Add thyme, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Use ½ c. of mixture per fritter and fry until golden brown. Top with honey and lemon juice.

This Fruit Salad from Veggie Food Joe is not only beautiful, but highly nutritious, and can easily be a meal in and of itself (or a dessert). It has 2 kiwis, 1 lemon, 1 lime, 1 orange, 2 small containers of: strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, a few bunches of grapes, and mint to decorate.

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