Whether you live in a remote area, or find yourself in an emergency, these vegan pantry recipes will help get you through. With 30 delicious dinner recipes to choose from, this list will keep you covered until your next visit to the supermarket.
Living in Canada means I often stock the pantry with non perishables, and vegetables that last through the winter months.
When we get caught in a storm, the last thing anyone wants is to trek to the supermarket.
If you live in a remote area and can’t make daily or weekly shopping trips, cooking from the pantry or freezer is essential. That’s where these vegan pantry recipes come to the rescue!
It’s pretty easy to come up with a meal with a fridge full of fresh produce, but when the fridge is running low on fresh ingredients, a little creativity is in order.
And I’m here to help!
These healthy vegan pantry recipes to follow are perfect for using up pantry staples and frozen ingredients.
If you’re new to a vegan lifestyle or plant based diet, here’s my favourite pantry essentials to help you get started.
Rosa’s top 15 vegan pantry essentials:
- Beans: Both dried for longer cooking and soups, and canned are great for salads
- Lentils: Again, both dried and canned are great for stocking. Since lentils cook quicker than beans, I tend to keep more dried than canned.
- Rice: Any variety you like, but brown is best for unrefined.
- Nuts: From cashews, to almonds, to peanuts, nuts are a staple protein in a vegan diet.
- Seeds: Of course, if you’re allergic to nuts or watching your fat intake, seeds are the next best thing. I like having hemp hearts, flaxseed and pepitas on hand at all times.
- Vegetable Stock: Either cartons of premixed, or seasoning that you mix with water is always essential to have on hand, and for far more than just soup.
- Nutritional Yeast: Some hate it, most love it. I’m of the latter. I just love the cheesy flavour and richness this special ingredient can add to a dish. (Not to mention the boost of nutrients it provides.)
- Maple Syrup: This unrefined sweetener is a great replacement for refined sugars to sweeten a dish. Great in both desserts and savoury dishes like my Baked Beans.
- Plant Milk: From nut milks, to oat milk, to soy milk, the varieties are (almost) endless.
- Oats: I keep both rolled and steel cut oats in my pantry. They’re great for baking desserts, and work as a great binder for burgers too!
- Potatoes: They keep a very long time out of the fridge, and they’re filling. Plus, who doesn’t love potatoes?
- Apple Cider Vinegar: This one may seem odd, but it’s incredible how many vegan recipes call for apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice, which, if you don’t have lemons, sub for apple cider vinegar in almost any application.)
- Dates: A great alternative to a sweet treat. They’re naturally sweet, great on their own, and they also make wonderful desserts, like my healthy Nutella.
- Canned Tomatoes: When all else fails, boil some pasta and add some canned tomatoes, and call it dinner!
- Pasta: My favourite pantry item. 🙂 There’s nothing quite as comforting or filling as a bowl of pasta. Opt for whole grain varieties to keep it free from refined flour.
So if your pantry is stocked and ready to go, what to make? Let’s get to the recipes!
Healthy vegan pantry recipes perfect for dinner!
Happy cooking everyone. Hope you find some useful recipes to help you eat your way through your vegan pantry ingredients.
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