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All About Veganism
- Nutrition Tips for New Vegans: Since veganism excludes several food groups, knowing where to obtain the right plant-based nutrients is important.
- The Plant Plate: Food Guide for Vegans: Learn what a registered dietitian suggests that vegans eat on a daily basis to meet nutritional requirements.
- Taking Care of Your Teeth as a Vegan: A poorly planned vegan diet could cause your dental health to decline. Monitoring these effects is especially important for children. In Stratford, CT, pediatric dentists can ensure that everything is set on the dental front. Stratford dentists also serve adult patients.
- Veganism in a Nutshell: This concise document outlines vegan nutrition, common foods, ingredient alternatives, and more.
- Why Go Vegan? Veganism benefits personal health, animal welfare, environmental conservation, and people. A plant-based diet can also help alleviate sleep apnea, since it often results in weight loss. For additional sleep apnea therapy, Stratford dentists can help.
Vegan Recipes on a Budget
- Curried Lentils: Just a couple of vegetables, spices, and some dried lentils come together in an Indian-inspired dish that costs less than $1 per serving.
- Falafel Burger: If you love the spice and texture of falafel, you’ll love these vegan burgers. The most expensive ingredient is tahini, which you can substitute with a nut butter.
- How to Be Vegan on a Budget: Learn about the simple, whole-food ingredients and practical tips you need to eat compassionately and inexpensively.
- Jambalaya: A dish typically heavy on meat, this veganized version uses mushrooms and kidney beans. Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you; a lot of the ingredients are just spices.
- Loaded Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes and kale pack a nutrient punch of vitamin A and vitamin K, and the black beans bring more complex carbohydrates and protein to the mix.
- Baked Ratatouille: Use your summer produce in a colorful, round casserole.
- Broccoli and Cheese Casserole: The “cheese” sauce for this recipe has cashews, sweet potato, nutritional yeast, vegetable broth, and vinegar. It really brings the nutrient-packed quinoa, broccoli, and chickpeas together.
- Green Bean Casserole: Homemade cream of mushroom soup, made with chickpea flour and almond milk, keeps this Thanksgiving dish vegan.
- Kale, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Gratin: Full-fat canned coconut milk makes is the base of the cream sauce for a dish that needs only eight ingredients, excluding spices.
- Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl: Grain-free burrito bowls use roasted spaghetti squash as the base. For the filling, you have red cabbage, black beans, bell pepper, and an avocado salsa.
- Apple Spice Cake With Maple Buttercream: Warm spices and fluffy frosting unite in this double-layered apple cake that would be fantastic with some cider on cool autumn evenings.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies: Swap in coconut oil for butter, coconut sugar for refined white sugar, and oat flour for all-purpose flour in these healthier vegan cookies.
- Dark Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake: This cheesecake is a combination of rich pudding and silky mousse. It’s a perfect recipe for chocolate-loving vegans who miss the cheesecake of pre-vegan days.
- Fudgy Brownies: Either avocado oil or olive oil can take the place of butter in these rich chocolate brownies.
- Oreo Ice Cream: No dairy is required in this “ice cream” that uses frozen bananas pureed in a blender as the base.
- Cauliflower Alfredo Fettuccine: Nix the dairy and puree boiled cauliflower for a sauce that’s as creamy as regular alfredo.
- Creamy Mac and Cheese: Unlike most vegan mac and cheese recipes, this one doesn’t call for nuts, vegan spread, or tofu. Potatoes provide the creaminess, and nutritional yeast provides the “cheese” flavor.
- Pesto Pasta: Most pestos contain Parmesan cheese. For this recipe, swap it with vegan Parmesan or nix the cheese element completely.
- Spaghetti Bolognese: Chopped mushrooms made a great substitute for meat in this vegan Bolognese.
- SpaghettiOs: You won’t find high-fructose corn syrup or cheddar cheese in this healthier, veganized version of the canned classic.
- Chick-fil-A Deluxe Sandwiches: You use seitan for the “chicken” patty of this veganized copycat recipe, which includes the perfect sauce accompaniment.
- General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry: This spicy-sweet vegan take on a Chinese takeout favorite requires only 30 minutes of preparation and cooking time.
- How to Make Seitan: Seitan is made from the high-protein vital wheat gluten of wheat flour. The usual method of making seitan is to knead a dough of wheat gluten with water and spices, then simmer it.
- Teriyaki Tofu-Tempeh Casserole: Combine cubed tofu and tempeh, stir-fry vegetables, and rice with homemade, naturally sweetened teriyaki sauce for a savory and filling Asian dish.
- Tempeh Steaks With Chimichurri Sauce: A soy sauce and molasses marinade infuses the sliced tempeh with flavor, and fresh chimichurri sauce rounds out the dish.
- Chickpea Noodle Soup: When cold season hits, soup is in order. Chickpeas take the place of chicken in this healing noodle soup.
- Easy Chili: You won’t miss the meat in this hearty chili, full of protein and fiber from the mix of beans and vegetables.
- Easy Potato Soup: In the world of soup, not much beats potato soup for comfort food. Instead of cream, this recipe uses full-fat coconut milk.
- Tomato Soup: With fewer than ten ingredients, this tomato soup is an easy option to enjoy on cold afternoons alongside a gooey vegan grilled cheese.
- Tortilla Soup: Serve this spicy and filling soup with avocado and tortilla strips for an extra boost of healthy fat and crunch.
Vegan Replacement Ideas and Measurements
- Seven Vegan Egg Substitutes: The correct egg substitute in a recipe depends on whether the egg serves to provide structure, leavening, or moisture.
- Cooking Beans and Grains: Two cooking charts detail the ingredient-water ratio and cooking time for different beans and grains, as well as the approximate yield from one cup dry.
- The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Meats and Meat Substitutes: Tofu, tempeh, seitan, and other common vegan ingredients serve as good swaps for a variety of animal proteins. Learn what goes well where.
- The Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet: A simple infographic gives statistics on chicken and cow farming and suggestions for replacing eggs and dairy products.
- Vegan Alternatives for Butter: Depending on the recipe, oil, nut butters, or vegan spreads work great as substitutes for butter.