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Easy Portobello Mushroom Steak

Easy Portobello Mushroom Steak

About: Easy Portobello Mushroom Steak

I realized that the first time we had made it, the cooking time was way longer. So I think no matter what spices or oil you use in this recipe, the key is to let the mushroom cook for a long time.

I had made this one with a friend recently. I didn’t follow a recipe and it turned out to be so, so tasty. Later, when he tried to make it again, he said it didn’t taste the same. I asked if he had used the same ingredients and he said yes. So I made it again and it wasn’t quite the same. It took me a while and a couple of packs of portobellos to understand what we had done differently.

You can literally eat these with anything. Eat it as a steak with veggies, on a salad, in a pita or wrap, or as the “meat” in tacos.

This is a short one =)

To Start

It is important to remove the stem for this recipe. The mushroom will steam easier that way. Usually, I am all for including the stems of my mushrooms in meals, but we aren’t doing that here.

Portobello Mushroom Steak

Heat your oil (1 tbs) on a pan or cast iron at medium heat. I prefer a cast iron but I know not everyone has one so a regular fry pan works just fine also.

Tip: If using a regular pan you might want to consider lowering the heat and cooking the mushroom for longer.

Start by heating the portobello on its top then flip it every 3-5 minutes, adding salt. I found that when I am using cast iron the cooking time is shorter, around 10-15 minutes, and when using a frying pan, the cooking time is around 20-25 minutes.

Easy Portobello mushroom steak

It all varies, but I think that the best way to tell when the portobello is ready is when it is charred, juicy, and flat. I think the longer, the better honestly.

At the last minute of cooking the mushroom, you can add your spices. You do not need a lot of spice. Just a sprinkle will do. The mushroom has so much flavor on its own.

Want another yummy mushroom recipe? Try this out!
Oyster Mushroom Vegan “Chicken” Soup

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Easy Portobello Mushroom Steak

Keyword Mushroom Steak, Portobello

Ingredients

  • 1 Portobello Mushroom
  • 1 tbsp Olive/Truffle Oil

Spices

  • Garlic Salt/Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Clean mushroom and remove the stem
  • Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a cast iron or frying pan
  • Once the oil is hot place the mushroom in the pan top down. Sprinkle salt
  • After 2-3 minutes flip the mushroom. Sprinkle salt again
  • Keep flipping the mushroom every couple of minutes
  • If cooking on a cast iron, cook the mushroom for 10-15 minutes or until charred
    If cooking on a frying pan, cook the mushroom for 20-25 minutes or until charred
  • During the last minute of cooking, sprinkle spices on both sides of the mushroom

Notes

Can be eaten alone, on salads, or on tortillas =)

Oyster Mushroom Vegan “Chicken” Soup

Oyster Mushroom Vegan “Chicken” Soup

I don’t know why I waited so long, but I didn’t start experimenting with oyster mushrooms until recently. And they are seriously amazing! They have a chewy texture that’s perfect for meat substitutes. So I decided to try it as a chicken substitute in soup and I was not disappointed.

For this recipe, you can totally switch out the veggies you want to use or sauté with water instead of oil. It’s an easy recipe that you can’t really mess up.

Let’s Get Straight into it…

Start with chopping and then sautéing your onion in olive oil, or whatever oil you prefer. You can also saute using water, it will just take longer. I suggest keeping them on low heat and while they are cooking peel and cut your celery and carrots. I like to chop everything into smaller pieces. You can reference the picture. By the way, my intention was not to burn the pot…

You can also peel, chop, and prepare everything before hand if you find that to be less stressful.

Once the onions are soft and starting to brown add the carrots and celery to the pot.

After a couple of minutes of sautéing the veggies (this is really just for added flavor), add in your shredded oyster mushrooms. I usually just tear them apart with my hands. In this recipe, I used about 1 pack of oyster mushrooms. I think the pack had about 8-10 oyster mushrooms. I think I could’ve added even more though.

When adding in the oyster mushrooms you can also add your soup flavoring. So I’m using Trader Joe’s Vegan Chickenless Seasoning Salt. When looking up the ingredients this is what’s listed in this order: Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Spices, Tumeric, Garlic Powder. So you can just add these spices to the mix, but unfortunately, I do not know what the extra “spices” are. But I think that this seasoning tastes exactly like powdered soup mix or bouillon cubes. So I suggest just using your favorite bouillon or soup broth for this recipe if you do not have access to the Trader Joe’s seasoning. I also wouldn’t worry about the amount you add, you can always add more seasoning later. So it’s best to start with less.

Once again let the veggies cook/sauté a couple of minutes longer and then add your peeled and chopped potato and water or broth immediately after. A suggestion…Boil the water first to avoid oil splatter. You want just enough water/broth to almost fill the pot.

Cover the pot and steam until the potatoes are soft but not falling apart. You can turn up the heat from low to medium/low if you want the potatoes to cook a little faster.

Then your soup is pretty much done. You can taste test and season the soup further.

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Oyster Mushroom Vegan “Chicken” Soup

Keyword Oyster Mushrooms, Vegan Chicken Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 Onion
  • 2 Stalks Chopped Celery
  • 3 medium-large Peeled and Chopped Carrots
  • 2 Packs Oyster Mushrooms
  • Trader Joe's Vegan Chickenless Seasoning Salt Or any Boullion or Broth that you like
  • 1 Peeled and Cubed Russet Potato
  • Water
  • Olive Oil Or vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Saute chopped onion over low heat in oil in a medium to a large pot
  • Once onions are soft and browning add in chopped carrots and celery
  • After a couple of minutes (2-3), add-in shredded oyster mushrooms and soup seasoning
  • After another couple of minutes (2-3), add in potatoes and water/broth immediately after
  • Cover and let steam until potatoes are soft (you can pierce them with a fork easily)
  • Ready to season to taste and serve =)

Notes

Amounts are flexible. You can really add as much or as little of anything you want.
vegan sweet potato soup

How to Cook Fluffy White Rice

How to Cook Fluffy White Rice

You would think that cooking rice should be a simple task, but in my experience, I can tell you it’s not like riding a bicycle. But, I can assure you that once you have it down, you’ll be a pro at cooking rice.

Specifically, I am focusing on white rice. There are a couple of factors to consider, though. The size of your pot for example. In this recipe, I’ve used a 1.5-quart pot, which worked out perfectly fine, but I did make the mistake of taking my eyes off of the stove and the water started to boil over. So I suggested using a slightly larger and taller pot OR just keeping your eye on the stove and whenever water looks like it’s about to boil over remove the top and then cover again.

The second factor to consider is your stove. This batch of rice only took 15 minutes to steam. In my last apartment, it took 20 minutes. They were both gas stoves so I’m not really sure why the cooking time changes. It could also have been the type of rice I am using which was basmati. So it’s also good to double-check the instructions on the bag for recommended times.

Finally, I chose to put the pot on my smallest burner. If you cook rice on your large burner your chances of burning the rice or the rice sticking to the pot increase and we definitely do not want that!

Let Us Start – How to Cook White Rice!

If you’ve had a chance to look at my How to Cook Fluffy Quinoa post, you’ll see I use the 2 to 1 ratio. So for every cup of Quinoa, you use 2 cups of water. The same applies to white rice. In this recipe specifically, I use 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water. If I were cooking brown rice I would use 2 and a half cups of water to 1 cup of rice.

So add both your rice and water to the pot. Also rinse your rice. I’m terrible at doing this but do as I say, not as I do I guess…

Some people also like to boil their water before adding their rice. I don’t like to do that.

Add salt and olive oil (optional) to the rice and water, then bring water to a boil.

Once the water is boiling turn the heat down to the lowest setting and cover the pot. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Like I said earlier, every stove is different, so you’ll start at 15 minutes the first time and then go from there.

Important: Keep your eyes on the pot because water might boil over. That’s why I suggest using a slightly larger pot than I used which was 1.5 quarts. If the water starts to boil over just remove the top for a second and then place it back on. You will not have to do this the whole 15 minutes.

Once 15 minutes have passed check the rice. If all of the water is gone remove the pot from the heat, fluff the rice, and cover the rice for a couple of minutes. Fluffing the rice just kind-of means lightly moving it around with a fork. If the water doesn’t look like it’s evaporated then continue to keep on a low heat checking your rice every 30 seconds until the water is gone. And from this, you’ll know the exact amount of time to cook your rice the next time.

That’s pretty much it. You are read to serve.

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How to Cook White Rice

Total Time20 mins
Keyword: How to, white rice

Equipment

  • 1.5 to 2.5 quart pot

Materials

  • 1 cup White Rice Basmati
  • 2 cups Water
  • pinch Salt (to taste)
  • drizzle olive oil optional

Instructions

  • Put rice, water, oil, and a pinch of salt in a pot
  • Place the pot on your smallest burner and bring to boil
  • Once the water is boiling, turn down the heat to the lowest setting (simmer) and cover
  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and keep your eye on the pot to prevent the water from boiling over
  • After 15 minutes check that the water has fully evaporated and remove the pot from the stove. Fluff the rice and keep covered. If water has not fully evaporated, keep the pot over a simmer and check every 30 seconds to see if the water is gone.
  • After a couple of minutes, you can season with more salt and serve!

January Vegan Beauty Favorites

January Vegan Beauty Favorites

The List

1. Oh K! SOS Mouse Cleanser

I recently discovered this at Ulta. It was on sale when I bought it, but even when it’s not on sale it is not expensive at all. What I loved about it is that was the foam is very soft on my skin and the product had a clean and fresh smell.

2. Sweet Chef Beet+Vitamin A Serum Shot/Ginger+Vitamin C Serum Shot

I’ve really gotten into serums recently. I do feel that after using these two serums my skin is visibly looking better.

3. Honest Organic Body Oil

If I am being honest I am not crazy about the smell of this product, but it does help make my skin softer. I think the best way to apply it is right out of the shower and then apply your favorite body lotion after.

4. Hello Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste

I was using toms but it seems like this toothpaste instantly makes my teeth whiter plus I like the taste. I’ve actually been using the one with fluoride which is not pictured. Also, this product does make a mess in your sink because of the color, but it’s totally worth it!

Vegan Skincare

Vegan Parmesan Potato Wedges

Vegan Parmesan Potato Wedges

About this Recipe

I think before I became vegan my favorite thing to get when going to the grocery store were the chicken wings and potato wedges from the hot foods section. As a kid, it made grocery store trips exciting because when I got to the car I would go all in.

I have yet to ask whether the potato wedges at the grocery store are vegan or not. But I think if they can find a way to make it non-vegan friendly they most likely will. So I’ve figured out a way to make them at home and if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, homemade is the way to go anyway.

To Start

I haven’t included measurements in this recipe. If I get requests to I will revise later. But for now, no measuring required.

Before doing anything else, remember to preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 degrees Celsius).

Start by washing small to medium russet potatoes. I do not peel the potatoes but you totally can if you prefer. It will not affect the way the potatoes cook.

Cut the potatoes into two halves (into four pieces). Reference the picture below.

Boiling

Why boil first? I might be wrong but my theory is that if you boil the potatoes first when they bake the outside will be crunchy and the inside soft.

Fill a medium to a large pot with cold water. As you’re cutting your wedges you can place them in the pot of cold water. Place the pot with potato wedges on the stove and bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes until you can stick a fork through them but you do not want them falling apart. So maybe boil for about a couple of minutes.

Baking

Once you finish boiling, drain the water from the pot and you can start seasoning. Generously coat the wedges in olive oil, spices, and your favorite vegan parmesan. It is hard to “over spice” in this recipe.

I like to use Violife Parmesan Cheese. It makes all the difference in this recipe.

Transfer the wedges to a glass baking dish. And place it in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Garnish with more warm cheese and salt.

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Vegan Parmesan Potato Wedges

No measurements for this recipe

Ingredients

  • Small-Medium Russet Potatoes
  • Oil I used Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese Violife is my favorite to use!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit (232 Degrees Celsius)
  • Wash and cut russet potatoes in 4 pieces (cut in half and then in half again). I do not peel the potatoes
  • Place potato wedges into a pot of cold water. Bring to boil. Boil until wedges are soft but not falling apart
  • Drain water and place wedges in a glass baking dish
  • Coat wedges generously with olive oil, spices, and vegan parmesan
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and garnish with sea salt and more parmesan

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Latkes

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Latkes

In my Opinion…

Ashkenazi food is gross and anyone who disagrees with me is lying. But, my one exception to the rule is potato latkes. Traditionally made using eggs and flour as a binder, but these ingredients can be so easily replaced! And I promise that you’ll get the same exact result.

To make these, we’re going to be using ground flaxseed instead of egg. Flaxseed is an amazing substitute for eggs, especially when baking for example.

Instead of flour, you can just use your favorite gluten-free flour. I went with oat flour.

Preparation

I recommend that the first thing you do is prepare your flax egg. Mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 2 1/2 tbsp water. That is the equivalent of one egg. Let that sit while you begin your next step.

Next, peel and wash your potatoes and grate them. In the picture below you’ll see that I am using the side with the largest holes on the grater.

Also, don’t be alarmed when the potatoes start to turn pink. It’s normal.

Grating potatoes for easy gluten-free vegan latkes

If you’re brave enough you can also grate your onion. Otherwise, chop it up as finely as you can. I started by grating it but halfway through decided I wasn’t strong enough and grabbed a knife.

Once the onion is added take a paper towel or clean rag and soak up some of the excess water. This will help the latkes fry better.

Add both your flax egg and flour of choice to the potatoes and onion, and now you’re ready to start frying!

Frying latkes

Let’s Fry!

Something I want to say before we continue is PLEASE BE CAREFUL. We are working with quite a bit of oil and that’s why I keep the heat low.

Fill the bottom of a medium to a large non-stick frying pan with oil. I’m using vegetable oil. You could try olive oil or coconut oil, but it will most likely affect the flavor. You also want to be generous with the oil and might need to add more as you go.

This isn’t a healthy dish so you might as well go all in.

Turn your heat to medium-low and once the oil is hot you can start adding your mixture. I do a heaping spoonful but it’s up to you how big or small you’d like to make them. (To test if the oil is hot you can put a little bit of mixture in the pan and once that starts frying add the rest.)

*It is important that you try to flatten them out (or not make them so thick) so that they are cooked through.

It was hard to gauge how long each side needed to be fried. I would say fry 8-10 minutes on each side or until the latkes are a dark, golden brown. Reference the photo below if you need to.

Easy Gluten-free vegan latkes

Finally,

set your latkes on a paper towel or rag over a plate in order to soak up some of that oil. And place another paper towel/rag on top.

Once they’ve cooled after a couple of minutes you can eat! These are best served right away and with sour cream and apple sauce.

I am dipping these in a vegan sour cream. The recipe I used can be found here: https://www.noracooks.com/cashew-sour-cream/

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Latkes

A traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish often served during Hannukah
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Jewish
Keyword FriedFoods, gluten-free, Latkes, Vegan

Equipment

  • Medium to Large Frying Pan
  • Grater with Large Holes
  • Peeler

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Flax Seed
  • 2 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1 tbsp Gluten-Free Flour This can be almond flour or oat flour also
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  • Make a flaxseed egg by combining 1 tbsp flaxseed and 2 tbsp water. Set Aside.
  • Peel Potatoes and Grate into a medium bowl.
  • Grate or finely chop the onion. Mix this in with the grated potatoes. For best results, soak up the excess water with a paper towel or rag.
  • Mix in the flaxseed egg and gluten-free flour.
  • Fill the bottom of the frying pan with oil and heat on the stovetop at a medium-low heat.
  • Once the oil is hot start adding spoonfuls of mixture. Be careful when working with hot oil, please!!
  • Cook each side for about 8-10 minutes or until dark, golden brown.
  • Once cooked cool on top of a paper towel or rag.

Notes

It’s best if you make the latkes thinner rather than thick so the inside will cook.
You also might need to add more oil as you cook. 
Traditionally eaten with sour cream and applesauce. 

vegan sweet potato soup

Try another holiday favorite!

Vegan Sweet potato Soup

December Skincare Favorites

December Skincare Favorites

The List:

My December skincare favorites that are vegan and cruelty-free. I practically use these every day. I’ve linked the company websites but these products are easy to find at Ulta, Sephora, and Target.

Vegan cosmetics

RV Trip Grocery List

RV Trip Grocery List

Recently, I took a two week RV trip with my mom. We traveled through 5 different states, not including California. Because of COVID our intention for the trip was to bring enough food and supplies so we wouldn’t have to stop often and make a lot of contact with others.

As this was my first RV trip, and hopefully not my last, we didn’t end up using all of the groceries that we had brought. Some items were a hit and some were barely touched. I wanted to share what items worked, which items I wouldn’t bring again, what I wish I had brought, and what we bought along the way. The RV also had all the works; fridge, stove, freezer, microwave.

The Initial RV Trip Grocery List

  • Rice
  • Quinoa – Yellow and Red
  • Microwavable rice Packets- 2
  • Banza Rice – 2
  • Amy’s Canned Soup – 5
  • Canned Baked Beans – 1
  • Canned Green Beans – 3
  • Annies Vegan Microwavable Macaroni and Cheese – 4
  • Frozen Vegetables – 2 Bags
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Better than Boullion Broth
  • Spices and Sauces
  • Seaweed Snacks
  • Date Bars – 3 Boxes
  • Applesauce Packets
  • Oats – Quick Packets and Bulk Oats
  • Bananas
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry Jelly
  • Dates
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot Chocolate

What a normal day would look like:

Breakfast – Oatmeal, pancakes, or toast

Lunch – Canned soup

Dinner – Veggies and rice/quinoa

Click for my oat pancake recipe

Click for my ramen recipe

What was Worth Bringing

I guess it depends where you plan on going and what activities you have planned. For us, we knew we’d be in cooler weather and had planned on enjoying some light hikes and nights looking at the stars.

The most successful buy on our trip was definitely the canned soups. Easy to heat up, healthy, and filling. Perfect for colder weather. I don’t know how it would’ve fared in the summer, though.

The items I wish I had brought more of, were snacks rather than meals. I only had grabbed 2 packs of seaweed snacks. They ended up being a perfect snack to mindlessly munch on while we were driving. I really didn’t think about the fact that the majority of the time we would be driving.

Snacks that we ate while driving were applesauce packets, date bars, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I found myself going back to the fridge often while on the road to make quick sandwiches.

Other items we used quite often were the frozen veggies and quinoa/rice. Just make sure you don’t forget the spices, otherwise, your veggies will get boring pretty fast.

What to Buy on the Road

This might be obvious but perishables are probably better left to buying on your trip, depending how long your trip is.

We ended up buying vegetables like potatoes, mushrooms, and peppers. The fruit we brought were bananas, but those can also be bought anywhere easily. We bought berries along the way.

What We Didn’t Use

I would like to add that everyone is different. So what I might’ve found unnecessary others might not.

We didn’t use the dates at all. This was partly because I put them in a drawer in the fridge and forgot about them for the rest of the trip. I think had I put them in view we probably would’ve snacked on them.

We would’ve been better only bringing one can of green beans and switching out the other two for something different. They were an easy food to heat up but I think having more of a variety of food would’ve been nice.

The ramen noodles we also only used once.

Finally, I wouldn’t have brought so many oats. The small quick packets were enough for us for two weeks. The bulk oats just took up extra space.

What I Wish We had Brought

There were a couple of nights that we did have a campfire – 3 to be exact. I think I was unprepared for this because being from California it didn’t even cross my mind that we would be able to light a campfire.

I found myself wishing I had brought marshmallows for s’ mores. Of course, vegan marshmallows can sometimes be hard to come by. If you have a sweet tooth or occasional cravings it might be a good idea to buy those items ahead of time.

Other items I wish I had brought, which I might’ve mentioned earlier in this post, were more snacks. I think that trail mix and popcorn would’ve been a good idea. Some fun vegan junk food items from the store would’ve been a good idea too. We did end up buying snacks along the way so it wasn’t a big problem.

In Conclusion

The food we brought was more than enough for 2 weeks. Even if we hadn’t bought the extra veggies and fruit along the way I think it still would’ve been enough for two people for two weeks.

In my opinion, the most important items to bring before hand are bases like the rice, quinoa, and canned foods, plenty of snacks for the road, and spices and condiments. Theoretically, everything else you can buy along the way.

But, it also doesn’t hurt to be over prepared if you have the space =)

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

About this Recipe – Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

2020 has been one of the weirdest years of my life and probably the majority of peoples’ lives. I didn’t think that anyone would bother celebrating the holidays this year. I guess I was wrong because slowly I am starting to see Halloween candy in the grocery stores, holiday recipes pop up on my Pinterest feed, and pumpkin spice everything.

So I don’t feel that I will be coming out with a lot of holiday recipes this year but I do have a few good ones in-store. These pumpkin oatmeal bites are good for breakfast or just to have sitting out for a quick and healthy snack. They are also gluten-free and oil-free.

This post contains affiliate links. Any purchase made by you through these links may result in me earning a small commission or credit from the sale, at no extra cost to you! I only recommend products that I use and love!

To Start

My goal was to make this recipe healthy, quick, and most importantly easy to clean up. So, you only need one large bowl to mix all of the ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

The most important step in this recipe is preparing your chia eggs. One chia egg is 1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 2 and a half tbsp of water. The chia egg will then need a couple of minutes to sit so that the chia seeds can expand. For this recipe, you will mix 2 tbsp of chia seeds with 5 tbsp of water. Once you have done this you can set it aside to sit.

Combine all of your dry ingredients; oat flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

I always make my oat flour by putting rolled oats through a food processor. So my oat flour is not as fine of texture as if you were to buy it from the grocery store.

Pumpkin oatmeal bites batter

Once the dry ingredients are blended, add all of the wet ingredients; pumpkin, nut milk, and the chia eggs.

Distribute the batter between 10 to 12 baking cups depending on how big you want the bites to be. These will not rise too much.

Pumpkin oatmeal bites batter

Bake for 20 minutes, let cool, and they are ready to eat! There is no need to store these in the fridge. They can be left out or stored in Tupperware.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

Course Snack
Keyword breakfast, gluten-free, oil-free, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Equipment

  • Cupcake/Muffin Tin
  • Large Bowl
  • Standard Cupcake Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 Chia Eggs 2 tbsp chia seeds, 5 tbsp water
  • cup Oat Flour I blended rolled oats to make flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 cup Pumpkin from a can
  • ½ cup Nut Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius)
  • Prepare chia eggs by combining chia seeds and water. Set aside.
  • In a big bowl combine oat flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add pumpkin, chia eggs, and nut milk. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Line a muffin/cupcake tin with 10 to 12 standard baking cups.
  • Fill baking cups evenly with batter.
  • Put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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10 Vegan Pantry Staples on Amazon

10 Vegan Pantry Staples on Amazon

With all that’s happening in the world right now, going to the grocery stores can be stressful. If you’re anything like me your anxiety level is at an all-time high. Or it might be that you just don’t have the time to search the aisles for vegan staples and goodies. Whatever your reason may be, Amazon offers a variety of vegan options. These are 10 of my favorite vegan pantry staples on Amazon.

The pictures below are affiliate links. Any purchase made by you through this link may result in me earning a small commission or credit from the sale, at no extra cost to you! I only recommend products that I use and love!

1. Lotus Foods Organic Ramen Noodles

Normally I buy this at Costco. But if you don’t have a Costco card or you don’t feel like making the trip this can be found on Amazon. I love ramen noodles and I go through these so quickly. This is why I buy the 12 pack.

I am not strictly gluten-free but it is convenient that these noodles are both gluten-free and vegan. Plus, they are really easy to cook and you wouldn’t guess that they were gluten-free. I have an easy ramen recipe on the blog where I use these noodles. They are also really good in a stir fry with veggies and a vegan meat replacer.

2. Larabar

I like to bring these on hikes or pack them for trips. What’s great about Larabars is that they are usually less than 6 ingredients and every ingredient is recognizable (meaning you can easily buy all of the ingredients at a grocery store).

There are also a variety of flavors all made with dates, fruit, nuts, and/or chocolate. Not to mention they are delicious and a lot of the flavors even taste like dessert.

Larabar, Gluten Free Bar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Vegan (16 Bars)

3. Birch Bender’s Pancake and Waffle Mix

I like this company because you just add water and cook. So easy! I also added bananas to mine but they do cook differently when you do that and they are on the sweeter side.

It is important that you know that not all of their products are vegan. So, remember to check the labels!

Birch Benders Plant Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix

4. Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats

I love Bob’s Red Mill! They have a variety of products meant for vegans and celiacs (or if you just have an intolerance to gluten). A lot of the products are meant for cooking but they also have items like oatmeal cups, energy bars, and protein powders.

I pretty much use oats for everything; baking, pancakes, oatmeal. So for me, it’s better to get in bulk because I go through it so quickly. Check out my pancake recipe I make with oat flour!

Bob’s Red Mill Resealable Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats (Pack of 4)

5. Modern Table Vegan Mac & Cheese

Before I became vegan I didn’t actually care for pizza or pasta too much but I did love mac and cheese. In my past five years as a vegan, I have tried my fair share of vegan mac and cheeses from boxed to homemade.

The first boxed mac and cheese I found that I really loved is by Daiya. But unfortunately, for me, Daiya can be heavy on my stomach. I also love Annie’s Vegan Mac and Cheese, but it doesn’t taste like traditional mac and cheese. My cousin introduced me to Modern Table and I fell in love. It is vegan, gluten-free, and has minimal ingredients. The bonus is it tastes like the mac and cheese I am used to.

If you love mac and cheese as much as I do then you might as well buy it in bulk to keep in your pantry.

Modern Table Classic Cheddar Vegan Mac & Cheese 6 Count

6. Edward and Son’s Bouillon Cubes

It is worth it to keep vegetable broth or bouillon seasoning on hand. I recommended this particular one because they have vegetable, beef, and chicken flavoring. All vegan!

Soup seasoning can be used for so much more than soup by the way. Let me explain.

I took a six month abroad program where I lived with a large group of people. Almost every night we would cook together but we didn’t have a large variety of food. I ended up stir-frying a lot of veggies and sauces (including curries and tomato sauces). Everyone loved most of what I made. My secret was soup seasoning and sugar in everything! I admit it is not the healthiest but at the time it worked.

Not-Beef + Not-Chick’n + Garden Veggie Edward & Sons Bouillon Cubes, Variety Set

7. Rice Cakes

I don’t have much to say about this one. I included rice cakes because they are an easy snack to grab and a good alternative to bread if you’re gluten-free.

Some examples of foods you can put on rice cakes would be avocado, jam, or hummus. Basically anything you can put on toast you can most likely put on rice cakes.

Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Cakes, Lightly Salted, (6 Count),Whole Grain Brown Rice

8. Spices Starter Set

I think that this is the most beautiful starter spice set!

Before I became vegan I didn’t really cook and there wasn’t really a reason for me to use so many spices. When I started really cooking I experimented with spices a lot. I definitely encourage you to do the same.

Spices are expensive in general so it is sometimes better to buy them in packs if possible. If you are going to start cooking your own tofu and sauces spices are key.

Spicewalla Kitchen Essentials Spices and Seasonings Set | 18 Spices

9. Butler Soy Curls

I thought this was a fun one. Amazon offers package deals for soy curls. The only ingredient in soy curls is whole non-GMO soybeans. That’s it.

Okay, but what are they? I know this is what you are asking. They are vegan a meat replacer. You can season them to taste like beef or chicken. Use them in stir-fries, soups, or tacos. The options are endless with soy curls.

Butler Soy Curls, 8 oz. Bags (Pack of 3)

10. Non-Dairy Milk

I don’t know if this is true for everyone but I don’t like having to buy (non-dairy) milk every single week. It is more convenient to me to buy multiple of the boxed ones that you don’t have to store in the fridge until opened.

I usually purchase almond milk or oat milk from Costco but Amazon offers it too.

Silk Shelf-Stable Almondmilk, Unsweetened1 Quart (Pack of 6)

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