Veganisation Examples



Here I will show you how you can veganise basic non vegan recipes. I have only added a few recipe examples so you get the gist of how it works. For simplicity, I have used the most basic of recipes. The vegan version ingredients have been underlined. The thing to remember when cooking a vegan dish is that you don't have to search for vegan recipes all the time. You can do a search for almost any recipe and veganise it! I love watching cookery shows where the recipes are given a mark out of ten, and if I like the look of a particular dish, I will do my best to turn it into a vegan dish.



Mincemeat Recipes

Spaghetti bolognese:

It is incredibly easy to veganise spaghetti bolognese and any other recipe using mincemeat. All you need to do is to use soya mince and vegetable cubes in place of the non vegan ingredients. If you are using worcestershire sauce, then just make sure it is the vegan version which doesn't contain anchovies.

Non Vegan Recipe

1kg / 2 lb beef mince

2 beef stock cubes

3 onions

6 cloves of garlic

Worcestershire sauce

3 tins of chopped tomatoes

Tomato paste

Oregano

Basil

Olive oil

Vegan Version

1kg / 2 lb soya mince

2 vegetable stock cubes

3 onions

6 cloves of garlic

Worcestershire sauce

3 tins of chopped tomatoes

Tomato paste

Oregano

Basil

Olive oil


Shepherds Pie:

With another classic dish using meat, the shepherds pie is also extremely easy to veganise. Just replace the butter with soya spread, the beef broth for vegetable broth, the mince for soya mince, and if using worcestershire sauce, make sure it is the vegan version.

Non Vegan Recipe

1kg / 2 lb beef mince

1 onion

1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas

1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes

8 Tbsps butter

1/2 cup beef broth

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

Vegan Version

1kg / 2 lb soya mince

1 onion

1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas

1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes

8 Tbsps soya spread

1/2 cup vegetable broth

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice


Chille con carne:

Non Vegan Recipe

1kg / 2 lb beef mince

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 Tbsps of chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

Tin of tomatoes

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

Tin of red kidney beans

Vegan Version

1kg / 2 lb soya mince

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 Tbsps of chilli powder

1/2 tsp salt

Tin of tomatoes

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

Tin of red kidney beans


Moussaka:

Grab a moussaka recipe from somewhere and you will see there are quite a few ingredients. However, this recipe is also very easy to veganise. This recipe calls for cheese but vegan cheese is readily available. Nutritional yeast can also be used to make cheese sauces and is a staple in most vegan kitchens. Not all bechamel sauces call for eggs in the recipe so you can safely take them out.

Non Vegan Recipe

1kg / 2 lb beef mince

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 aubergines

1/2 tsp salt

3 plum tomatoes

1/2 pint of chicken stock

Spices

Bechamel Sauce

50g of butter

25g of flour

400ml of milk

150g grated cheese

50g grated parmesan cheese

2 eggs

Vegan Version

1kg / 2 lb soya mince

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 aubergines

1/2 tsp salt

3 plum tomatoes

1/2 pint of vegetable stock

Spices

Bechamel sauce

50g of soya spread

25g of flour

400ml of soya milk

150g grated vegan cheese

50g grated vegan parmesan

Egg replacer or omit


Other Veganisation Examples

Chicken and mushroom strogonoff:

Vegan chicken is easy to find. If you look at my vegan meat page, you will see that my favourite vegan chicken is the one you get from specialist chinese restaurants. You can make your own vegan sour cream or some health food shops sell it nowadays. The other things like stock cubes are easy to replace.

Non Vegan Recipe

4 British chicken skinless fillets

1 knob of butter

2 tsps oil

1 small onion

150g chestnut mushrooms

75ml white wine

75ml chicken stock

1 tsp whole grain mustard

1 x 150ml tub sour cream

Bunch of fresh parsley or thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vegan Version

Vegan chicken

1 knob of soya spread

2 tsps oil

1 small onion

150g chestnut mushrooms

75ml white wine

75ml vegetable stock

1 tsp whole grain mustard

Vegan sour cream

Bunch of fresh parsley or thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Steak Pie:

Ready made pastry is usually vegan and if it's not, you can make delicious vegan pastry. The beef in this recipe can be replaced with your favourite vegan "beef".

Non Vegan Recipe

900g/2lb stewing steak

1 tbsp olive oil

2 onions

1 Tbsp fresh parsley

1 Tbsp fresh thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

570ml/1 pint beef stock

225g/8oz ready-rolled shortcrust pastry

1 egg

Vegan Version

900g/2lb vegan "beef" strips

1 tbsp olive oil

2 onions

1 Tbsp fresh parsley

1 Tbsp fresh thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

570ml/1 pint veggie stock

225g/8oz ready-rolled shortcrust pastry

Egg replacer or omit


Roasted white fish wrapped in smoked bacon with lemon mayonnaise and asparagus:

You can buy vegan fish fillets from specialist chinese restaurants, and vegan bacon is readily available as is vegan mayonnaise.

Non Vegan Recipe

4 x 200g white fish fillets

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Zest and juice of 2 lemons

Freshly ground black pepper

16 rashers of bacon

Olive oil

4 Tbsps mayonnaise

2 large bunches of asparagus

Vegan Version

4 x 200g vegan fish fillets

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Zest and juice of 2 lemons

Freshly ground black pepper

16 rashers of vegan bacon

Olive oil

4 Tbsps vegan mayonnaise

2 large bunches of asparagus


Dessert Veganisation Examples

Rice Pudding:

Easy peasy to veganise. Just replace the milk and the butter.

Non Vegan Recipe

4 oz of pudding rice

1 pint of whole milk

1 whole nutmeg

1 oz of butter

Vegan Version

4 oz of pudding rice

1 pint of soya milk/cream

1 whole nutmeg

1 oz of soya spread


Bread And Butter Pudding:

A lot of non vegan bread and butter pudding recipes do not use eggs so they are safe to take out of this recipe or you can use a vegan egg replacer.

Non Vegan Recipe

25g/1oz butter, plus extra for greasing

8 thin slices bread

50g/2oz sultanas

2 tsps cinnamon powder

350ml/12fl oz whole milk

50ml/2fl oz double cream

2 free-range eggs

25g/1oz granulated sugar

Nutmeg, grated, to taste

Vegan Version

25g/1oz soya spread, plus extra for greasing

8 thin slices bread

50g/2oz sultanas

2 tsps cinnamon powder

350ml/12fl oz soya milk/cream

50ml/2fl oz soya cream

Use egg replacer or take out of recipe

25g/1oz granulated sugar

Nutmeg, grated, to taste

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