Easy Vegan Seitan Pepperoni – Budget & Freezer Friendly

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Easy Vegan Seitan Pepperoni
I made this video a while ago. I was so addicted to eating this exact recipe of veggie pepperoni it was unreal. I was making these huge batches back to back every week until one day my mind said “dude, go find something else”. I was half way through a batch when the request come in. I put the left over pepperoni in the freezer. A million years later brings us to this week. I was in a rush and needed some food. I remembered that I had these seitan pepperoni in the freezer. I microwaved them for maybe 2-3 minutes straight out of the freezer. DUDE YESSSSSSSSSS

If you buy store bought vegan seitan sausage I’d highly recommend you trying to make your own. Super easy to make, maybe 10 minutes of prep time. If you can make cake batter then you can make seitan at home. A bag of vital wheat gluten is less than $6 and makes mountains of vegan sausage (multiple batched).

Side note: vital wheat gluten flour has almost the same macros as chicken breast. Dude, pure protein.

I have easy seitan recipe post: Vegan Maple Breakfast Sausage, Vegan Mesquite Brown Sugar Sausage, Vegan Italian Sausage.

This made almost 2 lbs of veggie pepperoni.

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1 cup broth (or hot water & bouillon), 2 TB oil, can tomato paste, 2 cups gluten flour (240g), 4 ts italian seasoning, 4 ts smoked paprika, 1 TB garlic, 2 ts coriander powder, 2 ts crushed fennel seed, 1 TB sugar, 2 ts salt, 1.5 ts black pepper, 1.5 ts onion powder, 1 ts chili flakes, dash of liquid smoke

  1. Whisk everything together except gluten flour
  2. Mix in gluten flour with a spoon
  3. Divide into as many portions as you’d like. Any size will work.
  4. Roll foil around each pepperoni dough. Twist the ends of each foil.
  5. Steam pepperoni for 45 minutes
  6. Once cooked remove foil and store in fridge or freezer. ENJOY

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3 Vegan Indian Recipes – Kofta & Gobi

Ladies and gentlemen. If you’ve never had fried Indian veggies balls I’d highly recommend you close turn your computer, get in your car, drive passed the grocery story to your closest Indian restaurant.

Feel free to use any grated veggies. You can mix and match these kofta ball recipes between the different gravy recipes.

The chili powder I bought from the Indian store was surprisingly spicy. I love spicy food so it was perfect. If you don’t want spicy be sure to use a chili powder that is mild.

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Veggie Kofta Balls
This was pure flavor town! Best meal ever. I can not get over how good fried kofta is in some epic gravy!

*You could squeeze out the excess water from the pile of grated veggies. Then you’ll use way less flour.

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Veg balls: 2 zucchini (388g), 1 carrot (88g), 1 onion (160g), 1 TB coriander, 1/2 TB chili powder, salt, 1 TB corn starch, 2 cups garbanzo flour (more or less) + oil for frying

Sauce: canned coconut milk (light or full fat), 1/2 onion (82g), bunch of tomatoes (300g), whole jalapeno (optional), 2 TB oil, 2 ts of each cumin, turmeric, paprika, garam masala, salt to taste

  1. Make veggie balls by grating all of the veggies. Add spices & salt and mix up. You can squeeze out water from veggies but I didn’t do that. Add as much flour as needed to form a solid ball of dough with with the mixture. Use more flour if dough is too thin. If you add to much flour then add some water.
  2. Scoop veggie balls. Fry in oil til golden and cooked through.
  3. Make sauce by chopping onions and tomatoes. Saute onions in oil & salt. Once soft add tomatoes and cook til everything is well cooked.
  4. Add onions & tomatoes to blender. Add coconut milk, jalapeno and spices. Salt to taste. Blend til smooth.
  5. Mix fried veggie balls with sauce. ENJOY

Recipe inspired from an Indian recipe book

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Vegan Cabbage Kofta 65
Dude I’ve never had a food better than this. I wish I made this kofta dish back to back with the kofta recipe above so I could taste them side by side. I made the above recipe months ago and I remember it blowing my mind. But I made this gobi 65 recipe yesterday and I promise you there’s nothing better. 65 sauce is my new best friend. Easiest gravy to make. I will admit that I did leave out an ingredient or two from the traditional recipe. Feel free to google a proper 65 gravy recipe 🙂

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Cabbage kofta balls: grated cabbage (530g), 3 TB ginger paste, 1 TB garlic paste, 2 TB chili powder, 1 ts salt, `1.2 cups garbanzo flour (more or less) + frying oil

Lazy 65 sauce: 1 TB oil, 1 TB garlic paste, 1 TB ginger paste, 2 TB chili powder, 2 cups water, 2 TB corn starch, 1 ts salt

  1. Mix grated cabbage with everything expect flour. Add flour slowly until you have a nice dough that holes shape. *you can grate cabbage, salt it then squeeze out excess water to use less flour.
  2. Fry cabbage balls then fry them again
  3. Make sauce by adding everything to a pot. Be sure the water is still cool when adding in the corn starch. Whisk and bring gravy to a boil. If too thick add more water. If too thin add a little corn starch mixed into cool water.
  4. Add double fried cabbage kofta to the gravy. ENJOY!

 

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Vegan Gobi Manchurian
Manchruian is what inspired me to make this blog post in the first place. It didn’t come out anywhere as near as the epic restaurant version I had years ago. Now I did do something things differently. I didn’t make grated veggie kofta balls. Instead I baked cauliflower the same way you’d make cauliflower wings. I’m sure frying these would have been better. Another thing is I made these a little too sour for my taste so I adjusted the recipe below. This is an Indian version of Chinese food (think sweet and sour?). Next time I’ll add a little less vinegar and a little more salt and sugar… and fried kofta!

Frying option written below.

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1 small cauliflower

Batter: 1/2 cup flour (60g, I used garbazno), 1/4 cup corn flour (30g, or more of the first flour), 1 TB soy sauce, 1 TB ginger paste, 1 TB garlic paste, 1/4 ts salt, 1 ts red chili powder, 1/2 cup water (or more)

Gravy: 1 TB garlic paste, 1 TB ginger paste, 1 ts sugar, 2 ts chili powder, 1 TB soy sauce, 1 ts vinegar, 2 TB ketchup, 1 cup water, 2 TB corn starch (most people add sauteed onion to the gravy)

  1. Cup florets from the cauliflower.
  2. If frying then boil or microwave for 5 minutes until soft. Let cooked cauliflower cool. If baking the cauliflower then no need to cooking before battering.
  3. Mix the batter and dip raw cauliflower for baking. Or dip cooked and cooled cauliflower for frying.
  4. Bake battered cauliflower in over at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Flip half way through. You want the coating to be 100% cooked and crispy. Not soggy.
  5. To fry cauliflower heat oil. Fry cauliflower in small batches. Then fry a second time.
  6. Make gravy. Mix everything together while the water is still cool. Bring to a boil and whisk until the gravy has thickened. If too thick add more water. If too thin add add 1 TB corn starch dissolved into 1 TB cool water.
  7. Mix crispy cauliflower into the gravy and top with green onion.

Inspired by Yummy Tummy Aarthi

3 Vegan Veggie Bowls Under 400 Calories

Veggie dishes are more than great side dishes. What I love is a high volume low calorie meal. I added a TB of oil to all of these recipes. You could literally cut the calories in half if you left the oil out. Bam! Low fat for the folks who want that. One dish has a little rice and you could leave that out. Shazam, low carb for the people who want that! Side veggie dish for people want that. Really, these recipes are for everyone.

More Huge Low Calorie Veggie Recipes here.

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Asian Veggie Delight (white sauce)
If you’ve ever had veggie delight at a Chinese restaurant then you’ll know this dish. I can’t believe I’ve been eating bags of frozen veggies for so long and it just dawned on me to eat it with delicious Chinese gravy. This dish couldn’t cost more than $1.50 and is something I can not get enough of. Seriously! GREATEST MEAL EVER. Or side dish 🙂 And takes about 10 minutes to throw together.

Often I leave out the step of sauteing onions and garlic in oil so that i’ll have more calories left over for junk food later. Leave out the oil & onions and this dish will still taste great. I’d recommend throwing some dried chives in there. Dude this dish is only 184 calories without the oil & onion. It’s a TON of food!

*This not exactly white colored sauce because I LOVE adding Korean red pepper flakes to everything.

370 calories total (or 184 calories without oil, onion & garlic)

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1 frozen steamer bag of veggies (120 calories), 1 TB corn starch (35 calories), 3/4 cup water. 2 ts veggie bouillon (30 calories, I love better than bouillon, vegan chicken flavor), small onion (66 calories, 150g), fresh garlic, freshly grated ginger, 1 TB oil (120 calories)

  1. Cook frozen steamer bag in microwave
  2. Saute onions with a dash of salt until soft. Add garlic and saute for another minute then add ginger.
  3. Make gravy by adding cornstarch dissolved in water to your saute pot. Add bouillon and any extra spices you’d like. Once water starts to boil it should thicken up. Stir the whole time. Add extra water if too thick or a more cornstarch slurry if too thin.
  4. Add cooked veggies. ENJOY

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Vegan Mushroom & Rice Bowl
YESSSSSS! I’m a little embarrassed this dish isn’t HUGE. There’s supposed to be over flowing bowls of food here. I actually bought two packs of mushrooms but only one container looked good so this was half the amount I was expecting. This should have been double the size for just 60 extra calories. Either way this was super easy and filling. I should make this again soon!

346 calories total – low carb friendly if you leave out the rice.

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9 oz mushrooms (260g / 60 calories), 84g snow peas (36 calories), chopped garlic, 1 TB oil (120 calories), 1 TB soy sauce (20 calories), 70g cooked rice (110 calories), salt

  1. Saute garlic in oil and dash of salt
  2. Add mushrooms and snow peas and saute
  3. Add a dash of soy sauce. If you need to cook veggies longer feel free to add a splash of water to the pot.
  4. Add cooked rice to a bowl with the veggies. ENJOY

 

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Vegan Summer Squash & Tomatoes
I will admit I ended up eating this different that what you see in the picture. I put this in the fridge to eat later but I’m all about that white sauce life sooooo I turned this into soup. I soooo wish I shared the soup recipe in the video. It was AMAZING.

* to turn into soup just make the white sauce gravy recipe above, use extra water to cover the veggies and cook til everything is soft. The tomatoes made this dish extra.

363 calories total / 181 calories per serving (2 servings)

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10 oz cherry tomatoes (83 calories), 552 g yellow squash (94 calories), 1 small onion (150g, 66 calories), garlic, 1 TB oil (120 calories), Italian spices, 1/2 lime juice

  1. Saute onion in oil and salt until soft
  2. Add garlic and saute for a minute
  3. Add veggies, spices and salt to taste
  4. Cook til yellow squash is tender. Feel free to add a splash of water and a lid to the pot. Add spices and lime juice. ENJOY

3 Vegan Trailer Park Dinners From The 1990s

Not only did I make these 3 Trailer Park Dinners I also made 4 Vegan Trailer Park Desserts. Dude these dinners are not kidding. I stand behind all of them. While the world moves forward with it’s pinterest worthy pizzazz the 90s are calling and saying “You don’t have any reason to photograph your food so just eat it”.
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Vegan Hamburger Helper
Dude I want to live on this dish. I’m pretty sure this was my first time having hamburger helper. Next time I’ll just go with the pasta & sauce and skip the beefless crumbles. This dish has just elevated my life.

I just made half a recipe in the video. Below is a full recipe. My half recipe filled the two bowls you see in the picture.

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bag of beefless crumbles (I used beyond meat), 1 small onion, 1 TB oil, 1 ts dried parsley, 1 ts garlic powder, salt & pepper, 1.5 cup plain almond milk, 1.5 cup vegan beef broth (or any bouillon flavor you have), 2 cups macaroni, 8oz can tomato sauce, 2 cups vegan cheese + cornstarch optional

  1. Saute chopped onion with oil and salt. Once soft add vegan beefless crumbles.
  2. Add everything to the pot except the cheese and cornstarch and cook. Cook for the recommended time on the pasta box.
  3. Once pasta is cooked if there’s extra sauce that you need to thicken up add 1 TB corn starch to 1 TB cool water then pour into the pot. Boil the corn starch slurry with the food until everything thickens up.
  4. Add vegan cheese, stir and serve. ENJOY

Inspired by Country Side Cravings

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Vegan Tater Tot Casserole
Tater tots are the best!!!! What’s better than some delicious gravy mixed with cheese and tater tots. The first time I saw tater tot casserole was in my facebook feed. I was like, WHAT?! I’m so glad to finally give this a try.

I made a half recipe for the video but I’ll post a full recipe below. Half recipe has 2 servings.

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1 bag vegan beefless crumbles, 1 onion, oil, 2 cup water, 4 ts vegan bouillon (any flavor), 4 TB corn starch + 4 TB water, bag of vegan cheese, tater tots + add any spices you’d like

  1. Saute chopped onion with oil and salt
  2. Add vegan beefless crumbles and cook for a few minutes (add spices here if you want)
  3. Add vegan bouillon to hot water then pour into your pot with the crumbles and onion
  4. Mix corn starch with cool water then pour into the pot. Boil everything til it’s thick. If your sauce isn’t a thick gravy add more corn starch dissolved in cool water.
  5. Lay your veggie meat and gravy mixture in a casserole pan. Add vegan cheese on the veggie meat then top with as many tater tots as you can fit.
  6. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until tots are golden. ENJOY

Inspired by All Recipes

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Vegan Trailer Park Sushi
I doubt this is a real thing. While looking for recipes I’ve stumbled upon trailer trash party themed foods. Again, I have a hard time believing this a real meal in someones life which a shame because it should be. Dude this was soooooo good.

Feel free to use any veggie hot dogs you want. I used field roast breakfast sausage because they’re small and taste good.

By the way, I’m obsessed with this vegan ranch recipe I got from Edyn Jacks Youtube Channel. Its the easiest thing on the planet to make. I honestly didn’t even know I liked ranch for I made her recipe.

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white bread, veggie hot dogs, vegan cheese, vegan mayo

Ranch: vegan mayo, vinegar (pickle juice or jalapeno juice), spices (garlic, parsley, onion) & salt

  1. Flatten bread, cover with mayo, add a thin sprinkle of vegan cheese then add a veggie dog
  2. Roll closed like you’re wrapping sushi. Cut the edges and you’re done!
  3. Put as much mayo in a bowl as you want ranch. Add TINY amounts of vinegar to thin it out. Start slowly then add a little more til you get your desired texture. Add spices and salt to taste. ENJOY

Inspired by Delish

Vegan $1 One-Pot Meals (Meal Prep Friendly)

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Yay! Cheap and easy. Let’s dance! Not only are these meals the super affordable & beginner friendly but they cook super fast. The soup takes 5 minutes to make. The pasta dishes take maybe 10-15 minutes and the quinoa dish takes 20 minutes. And only 1 minute of actual prep time. Throw it together and you’re practically done.

Feel free to double or triple any of these recipes to make the most care-free meal preps ever 🙂

The bow tie pasta was a mistake to buy since it costs a little extra at aldi compared to their other pasta options. Below shows the price but I calculated it using the cheaper pasta and not the bow tie. Self serving math, I know. Most of the prices below are from aldi. I buy bulk herbs and spices which is super cheap.

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Vegan Lipton Noodles – 50 cents! (1 serving)
Is there a better name for this? It’s like a creamy, buttery gravy. This was my absolute favorite of the 4 recipes. And it was the cheapest!

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1.5 TB vegan butter or oil (too lazy to figure out butter cost), 4 oz pasta (20 cents), 1.25 water, 2 ts bouillon (20 cents, I used vegan chicken “better than bouillon” brand), 1 TB corn starch (5 cents)+ water, spices (5 cents, dried onion, garlic, parsley, chives)

  1. Boil water and add bouillon, vegan butter and pasta. Cook with lid on for the amount of time the pasta box suggests.
  2. Once pasta is almost done cooking add extra water, spices and corn starch slurry. If this thickens up too much add a dash of water. ENJOY

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Vegan Quinoa Bean Mexican Bowl – $1.02 per serving (4 servings)
Too legit to quit. Perfect meal prep right here. I’ve seen this recipe on every one pot meal post out there. This one is so great! I’ve been wanting to make this for a while now. Add guacamole on top would be legit. This could be eaten in a flour tortilla like a burrito, dipped with tortilla chips or in a salad. I LOVE grains and lettuce. I vote salad.

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1 can black beans (55 cents), 1 can corn (70 cents?), 1 can diced tomatoes (89 cents), 1 cup quinoa (190g, $1.39) handful spinach (30 cents), 2 cups water, 2 ts bouillon (20 cents,I used vegan chicken “better than bouillon” brand), 1 TB chili, 2 ts cumin, 1 ts salt (5 cents for spices/salt)

  1. Drain corn, drain and rinse beans, don’t drain tomatoes. Throw everything except spinach into a large pot and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. If your canned tomatoes are extra juicy then you may need to cook for an extra minute or two. If your quinoa needs a dash of extra water feel free to add that.
  3. Once quinoa is cooked add a handful of spinach. ENJOY

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Vegan Lasagna In A Bowl – $1.10 per serving (2 servings)
If you were super cheap you can cut out the vegan cheese. This is good as a basic bowl of pasta but once you add a few extra ingredients it elevates the dish to lasagna status. You will not regret a nice bowl of pasta. I know some of you guys love to pour nutritional yeast onto your pasta. Man I LOVE pasta. Aldi pasta is 5 cents an ounce 🙂

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8 oz pasta (40 cents), 2 cups water, 2 serving pasta sauce (20 cents), handful spinach (30 cents), handful olives (30 cents?), 2 oz vegan cheese ($1)

  1. Boil two cups of water then add pasta. Place lid on top and set your timer to whatever the cook time for your pasta is.
  2. Take lid off then add sauce. If your pasta is still a little crunchy or has some extra water left in the pot just cook a few more minutes with the lid off. You can also thicken the sauce with a TB of tomato paste (optional).
  3. Add spinach, chz and olive and anything else you’d like. ENJOY

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Smoky Bean Soup – $1.24 per serving (2 servings)
Smoky canned chipotle sauce would have been so good but I was trying to reduce cost so I’m cutting corners. Grilled onion and garlic would have been nice…….but again cutting corners. And I feel good about it. Oh, this soup would be great with flavorful tortilla chips! Doesn’t aldi sell salsa flavored tortilla chips? I feel like they do.

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1 can refried beans (75 cents), 1 can black beans (55 cents), 1 can diced tomatoes (89 cents), 1 ts vegan bouillon (10 cents), 1/2 cup water, smoked spices (I used chipotle, smoked paprika optional), spices (5 cents, onion, garlic), lime juice (15 cents), handful cilantro, vegan plain yogurt optional, hot sauce optional

  1. Pour canned tomatoes with juice into a pot. Add drained and rinsed black beans  and refried beans.
  2. Dissolve bouillon into water and mix into beans & tomato. Add as much or as little water as you want for desired thickness.
  3. Add spices, lime juice, hot sauce, cilantro or whatever else you’d like. ENJOY