Here’s how to take common recipes and make them vegan – save this list for some simple ingredient swaps!
A once-niche diet trend that’s gone mainstream, going vegan is no longer a faraway dream. Ready to delve into creating your own plant-based eats? It’s less of a hassle than you’d expect: Just save these fuss-free ingredient swaps to turn common recipes into vegan-friendly dishes!
Swap meat steaks for cauliflower
You read that right: Cauliflower ‘steaks’ (pictured top) have been taking off lately, alongside cauliflower rice, gnocchi and the like. We’re not fully on board with calling it a steak when it isn’t, but we digress. Simply get a head of cauliflower, slice it into thick (but flat) pieces and load up on marinade before roasting or grilling it. For best results, cook till the edges are slightly charred to get some deliciously crispy bites.
Swap cow’s milk for vegan milk
This is an easy one. Making a veggie smoothie or fruity milkshake? Go dairy-free with options like almond, hazelnut or oat milk. (P.S. You can even make your own vegan milk by blending oats or nuts with water and straining them through a nut bag.) Craving a hearty soup like the good ol’ cream of mushroom? Achieve that rich, creamy texture by using coconut milk (it’s also great for curries!) and sprinkle vegan cheese (typically made from seeds or nuts) on top for good measure.
Swap pasta for vegetable noodles
First off, not all pasta contains eggs, so you can definitely find some vegan carb options at the supermarket – just take a few seconds to peek at the ingredient list! But if you want to take plant-based eating up a notch, put your vegetables like zucchini or carrots through a continuous shredder (more on this below) to create strands of veggie noodles. Then, whip up some marinara sauce, combine it with your vegetable strands and dig into your plate of vegan marinara.
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