baked aubergine with tomato and pesto

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Things to buy for starter vegans and recipes

Groceries

Staples:

  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Potatoes/sweet potatoes
  • Oats
  • Wholemeal bread
  • Quinoa/cous cous/millet/bulgar wheat 
  • Muesli

Pulses and beans:

  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney/cannellini/borlotti/black eyed beans

Fruit and Veg:

  • Bananas
  • Apples/pears/satsumas/oranges/mango/pineapple/melon/figs/peaches
  • Strawberries/cherries/raspberries/blueberries (can be frozen)
  • Kale/spinach/swiss chard/cabbage 
  • Broccoli/cauliflower/peas/sweetcorn/mushrooms/lettuce/red pepper/celery/courgette/aubergine/green beans/tomato/cucumber 
  • Carrot/beetroot/parsnip
  • Avocado
  • Onions and garlic
  • Dates/other dried fruit

In the fridge:

  • Hummus
  • Soya/oat/rice/hemp/almond/hazelnut milk
  • Dairy free butter/spread
  • Juice
  • Ginger
  • Lemons/limes

Extras:

  • Peanut butter
  • Agave syrup
  • Marmite
  • Jam
  • Chia/flax/hemp seeds
  • Brazil nuts/walnuts/almonds/hazelnuts
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Cacao powder
  • Spices e.g. cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin
  • Dairy free ice cream/yoghurt/cream/custard
  • Vegan cheese or meat substitutes
  • Tofu/tempeh/seitan 
  • Coconut oil 
  • Nutritional yeast


Obviously these are just ideas, you don’t need to buy all of these. I like to see what’s in season and what I fancy eating that week.

Recipes:

Breakfast:

  • Porridge
  • Overnight oats
  • Toast and a smoothie
  • Scrambled tofu and mushrooms on toast
  • Pancakes!
  • Waffles
  • French toast
  • Soya yoghurt, muesli and fruit
  • Baked porridge
  • Healthy breakfast muffins
  • Breakfast burrito

Lunch:

  • Hummus/avo salad sandwich
  • Quinoa/pasta/cous cous/rice and lots of veggies 
  • Left over curry/chilli/goulash and rice
  • Potatoes and chilli
  • Baked sweet potato and avo
  • Falafel, pitta, hummus and salad
  • Lots of veggie soup and bread
  • Vegan sausage sandwich and salad
  • Veggie burger in a roll with lots of salad
  • Vegan sushi
  • Peanut butter and jam sandwich
  • Hummus and roast veg wraps
  • Smoked tofu and roast veg sandwich/baguette

I have a post about lunchbox ideas on my blog: http://beautifulethical.co.uk/2014/11/02/inside-my-vegan-lunchbox-and-litterless-lunch/

Plus I always have lots of fruit and overnight oats on the side. You could take any fruit, dried fruit, nuts, soy yoghurt, granola, crackers and dip, baked crisps etc. on the side.

Supper:

  • Mushroom/beetroot risotto
  • Vegan pizza with all the veg on top and vegan cheese if you like
  • Pasta with vegan pesto and green veg
  • Vegan mac and ‘cheese’
  • Various vegetable curries and rice
  • Goulash and cous cous
  • Baked potato and chilli
  • Vegeree (Kedgeree with no fish)
  • Veggie ‘meatballs’ and mash and veg
  • Sausages, mash and beans/veg/gravy
  • Veggie pies and mash and gravy
  • Veggie burgers with lots of salad
  • Pasta and tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti bolognese made with soya mince
  • Roasted aubergines and lemon cous cous
  • Vegan tacos/fajitas/enchiladas and guac 
  • Pasta and roasted veg
  • Peppers stuffed with rice
  • Vegan lasagne
  • Potato gnocchi and tomato sauce
  • Shepherds pie ( lentils not mince)
  • Stir-fry and vegan noodles
  • Vegan moussaka

Snacks/puddings:

  • Banana bread
  • Nakd/Trek/Lara bars
  • Peanut butter and apple on toast
  • Fruit salad
  • Dates with peanut butter (the best combination known to man)
  • Muesli and fruit
  • Healthy brownies/muffins
  • Bliss balls
  • Smoothie
  • Banana nice cream
  • Avocado chocolate mousse
  • Crumble and soya custard
  • Raw/vegan chocolate
  • Vegan ice cream and chopped nuts
  • Cookies and almond milk

And sometimes you just gotta have some chocolate cake (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/epic-vegan-chocolate-cake/

Some good blogs:

Hope this helps and good luck!