10 Easy And Cheap Vegan Recipes That Don’t Require Specialty Ingredients

10 Easy And Cheap Vegan Recipes That Don't Require Specialty Ingredients

This is a pain point for so many people. When they consider going vegan, are in transition or currently are vegan, finding a healthy, cheap and easy way to prepare food can be a little tricky sometimes. I’ve been really conscious to not include too many recipes on TMV that require specialty ingredients. In saying that though, where I live, cashews are very accessible but in some parts of Europe for instance it is next to impossible to source them! So I can only go off what I have easy access to where I live.

Sometimes I want to try out other peoples recipes and it’s mainly the ones that are in the US that tend to use vegan butter, pumpkin puree (pre-made) or vegan cheeses. These ingredients seem to be very accessible over there but I wouldn’t use here because 1) the quality isn’t as good or 2) because we typically don’t have it in shops.

The other challenge we hear all the time is that vegan cooking is too expensive. I find this a little strange considering that meat and dairy (mainly cheese) tend to be quite expensive. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes aren’t expensive and they should make up 7-80% of your shopping list.

So to help you address the challenges of easy and cheap vegan recipes, I’ve curated some wonderful recipes that other vegan bloggers have kindly shared with me for this particular post. I hope that you enjoy them!

Coconut Split Pea Soup by Beetific Beginnings


Mushroom Rice Pilaf by Feasting on Fruit


Easy Basic Sweet or Savory Crepes by Unconventional Baker


Golden Apple Turmeric Oats by Two City Vegans


Basil Pesto Zoodles with Tomatoes & Roasted Red Peppers by Peppers and Peaches


Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry with Potato by Vegan Heaven


Rejuvenating Bowl by My Gut Feeling


Thai Coconut Curry with Brussels Sprouts and Tofu by Deb’s Pots


Creamy Coconut Carrot & Ginger Soup by A Virtual Vegan


Moroccan Eggplant Salad (Zaalouk) by Lands & Flavours


6 comments… add one
  • Beautiful recipes — thank you for including mine! I love the concept. Simple and approachable recipes are the best <3

    • Hi Audrey!! Thanks for sharing it with us so we could share it with others 🙂 We need more of these types of recipes in the world. Makes the vegan world a lot more approachable.

  • I love this post, definitely one to pin and come back to for easy dinners! Or when anyone accuses veganism of being hard or pricey. Thank you so much for including my recipe 🙂

    • Oh my pleasure Natalie!! Thanks for your feedback 🙂 It’s nice to share some usefulness with others!

  • Awesome roundup with vibrant and yummy recipes! Thank you for the inspiration, will be cooking them soon 🙂 Thank you as well for including my Rejuvenating Bowl. Xo, Joana

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