Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch

Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch

It’s easy to replace meat, fish, eggs and dairy products  

  1. Veganise  your favourites Many familiar dishes such as Spaghetti Bolognese, chilli, stir-fries, pancakes, cakes… can easily be made vegan. Click here for our useful Veganiser Chart and nutritional info  

Eggs Away!

Go dairy-free Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch Another milk is possible Replace cow’s or other dairy milk with fortified soya, almond or oat. rice, There are other non-dairy milks available such as quinoa, coconut (pouring) and hazelnut – try them and see what suits you! It couldn’t be easier.              


Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switchReplace the cheese! Try one of the melting dairy-free range from Violife, Sheese or VBites on top of pizzas or pasta.  Encourage your local pizza restaurant to offer vegan cheese if they’re not already doing so (they’re springing up all over the place!) Cream cheese (vegan of course) is also delicious on pizza – eg Tesco, Sheese or Tofutti brands. Use all varieties only occasionally and in small helpings as they are quite high in fat. All are  available from health stores and many supermarkets, especially Tesco and Ocado.        


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Baking without eggs, butter or dairy. It’s easy!Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch



Click here for our simple baking tips
Click here for pages of delicious cake recipes
 

Meat Out! There are plenty of simple and delicious ways to replace meat.  
 


Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switchEasy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switchTofu. Also known as (soya) bean curd, this ancient Oriental food is crammed with protein, calcium and other goodies. It comes in different flavours and textures and is amazingly versatile as well as very healthy – we use it for sweet as well as savoury dishes.
Click here for our Tofu 101 article -  what to buy, how to cook it and more.
Click here for pages of tofu recipes




Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch
Praise Seitan! Seitan or gluten is another meat substitute.  It is the protein-rich heart of wheat and has been eaten in the Orient for thousands of year. Absolutely delicious – although not for the gluten-free – it is available as

  • Mock Duck (Granovita, tins, health food shops)
  • Seitan (jars, Yakso or Lima brand, health food shops)
  • Gluten, or ‘vegetarian chicken’ or ‘vegetarian duck’! (Oriental shops, tins, Coronation brand etc or frozen)

    Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch

It’s also easy to make at home.
Click here for our Seitan Secrets


Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch
TVP or textured vegetable protein  is available as soya  mince or chunky varieties – the chunks work well in stews, chillis and curries. Frozen vegetarian mince is even better – try health stores and/or supermarkets for Linda McCartney, Fry’s, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s own brand. Click here for some TVP recipesEasy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch



Tempeh is made from fermented soya beans. Buy it frozen in slabs – chop into cubes, sauté in a little oil until golden brown then add to coconut curries or stews. Or buy ready made rashers or pieces from the chill section in good health stores – the rashers can be grilled to make a great sarnie and the pieces can be used in just about anything. Click here for tempeh rashers and other recipes using tempeh Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch









 


Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch
Full of Beans
Peas, beans and lentils are the same family – pulses  or legumes –and are nutritional miracles, full of protein, iron and calcium, which is why they are the staple diet of most of the world’s population! They are widely available in tins, pre-cooked. Or you can cook them yourself. They’re used all over the world as a staple in countless dishes.
Click here for what to buy and how to cook them
Click here for bean recipes  (or do a search for 'lentil' or 'pea' - or individual types, eg 'chickpea')


Fish free for life- our guide gives you lovely recipes as well as explaining  why you don’t need to engage with the  pollution, environmental damage and cruelty
Alternative Omega 3 sources
Flaxseed (linseed), rapeseed, walnut and hemp – as well as algae supplements (what the fishes eat!) are excellent sources.
Click here for all the lowdown on vegan sources of omegas – and other useful FAQs about vegan nutrition.

Easy Vegan - hassle-free ways to make the switch