4 Lazy Vegan Recipes

There is a common misconception out in the universe that being vegan means hours upon hours in the kitchen and annoying servers at restaurants. Well sure being vegan does take some research, but this doesn't mean it as to be work. 

I am in the figuring it all out stage of being a vegetarian/vegan. Personally, as one can see from my recipes space on this blog, I love cooking. I enjoy looking up new vegan recipes and testing them out for myself. Sometimes the recipes fail miserably and they taste like actual grass and other times they are real winners. It is all about taste testing, seeing what you like, and also finding out what is right for you.

There is a lot of research out there telling us what a vegan needs in their diet to survive like having enough protein and not a lot of soy, but in my opinion that is all up to objectivity. Trust me, your body will tell you what you need.

Now with cutting out meat, it comes with needing to cook for your meat eating friends and family, but still wanting to eat the meals yourself. I have tired an exuberant amount of meat replacements and wasted a lot of money on terrible tasting ones. After finding a few that I genuinely like, I thought this would be something a vegan or vegetarian newb would find helpful. 

These recipes have gotten five stars all around from my vegan and non vegan friends and family. Even my dad, an avid lover of streak, bacon, and all things greasy, said he could see himself replacing this in his diet once in a while and people let me tell you that is a win! The recipes are also extremely easy so that helps anyone out there wanting to try being vegan for a while, but thinking they don't have the time.

My last preachy thing before I get on with these damn deliciously lazy recipes is this; if you won't try the vegan or vegetarian diet just because you don't know if you will like it, wipe that idea from your head. Just give it a week. If you like it and like how your body feels, give it two weeks. If it continues to work, keep it up, but if it doesn't, hey no harm no foul, at least you tried.

4 Lazy Vegan Recipes:

Vegan Fish Tacos

  • Limes
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red Onions
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Fishless Gardein Fillets

These scrumptious vegan fish tacos look amazing and taste even better. All the work that goes into them is cooking the fishless fillets as shown on the package, cutting the jalapeno peppers, red cabbage, red onions, and fresh cilantro, and assembling the tacos. Squeeze some lime on top and serve.

Vegan Mandarin Orange Chicken

  • Brown Rice
  • Gardein Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • Stir Fry Frozen Veggies
I am pretty sure this one is my fav because I love a good American Chinese night. Simply cook the frozen veggies, rice, and chickenless chicken. Combine for a soon to be favorite weekday meal.

Vegan Hot Dogs

  • Vegan Hot Dog Buns
  • Yves Veggie Dog
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
Vegan hot dogs?? You mean I don't have to eat whatever the heck is in real hot dogs? Yeah you heard me right, VEGAN HOT DOGS! They taste exactly the same and there isn't a surprise of what the ingredient include. I mean come on, what more can you taste for! 

For these all you need to do is cook the hot dogs by the package directions and then construct with your favorite hot dog toppings. I kept my the classic style.

Vegan Meatballs

  • Marinara Sauce
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Gardein Meatballs

Having a dinner party? Or perhaps just want to spice up a weekend? These vegan party meatballs are are great appetizers. All I did was split a package of Gardein meatballs into put small pots on the stove. I put marinara sauce in one and barbecue sauce in the other. I let them simmer in the sauces for about 15 minutes and bam! Super tasting vegan meatballs!

People ask me all the time why I choose to go vegetarian and continue to explore veganism. Is it because I am allergic to gluten? Have I just watched too many PETA videos? Is it the animals rights thing? 

For me, it has always been about one simple truth; if I can live while not harming other creatures, why continue to do that said harming. Now I don't think that people weren't supposed to eat animals, at the end of the day we are animals too, but harming and making other living things suffer the way they do in factory farming is not okay. Giving an animal a good, healthy life up until they are humanely killed is one thing, but the way they are treated for the grocery store meat that people consume is another thing entirely. Contributing to that is just not for me.

These are all just my "two cents" about the topic of veganism and vegetarianism. I don't mean to offend anyone or sound like I am judging. Each person has their own life and makes their own decision. So keep on keeping on!

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