Let's hear what you got: I'm looking for VERY easy, nutritious(-enough) vegan meals. Ideally I don't even want to cook anything, or have a lot to need to clean up afterward.

Submitted by Tequila_Wolf in VegKitchen (edited )

Veganism for people with no fucking energy to feed themselves!

Cooking is a huge mission for me, because it involves thinking about what I want to eat, going to buy ingredients, preparing them and cooking them with various things that need cleaning after, eating, and then cleaning everything afterward.

I'm not good at this stuff.
CRITERIA

  • If we can cut out cooking (or minimise it to one pot/pan)
  • minimise on stuff that will have to be cleaned afterward, that would be great.
  • only prepare basically one thing (e.g. a wrap with everything, instead of a food and a side)
  • also potentially prepare it once for several days of eating it

that seems like it'd help.

Please add each thing as an individual comment! Let's try to have most parent comments be recipes.

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ziq wrote

Mash an avocado with diced cucumber, lemon juice, paprika powder, cherry tomatoes (or tomato paste), tahini, hemp seed or hemp / olive oil and lay it on a bed of lettuce.

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bloodrose wrote

Bake or microwave a potato, add avocado and salsa on top. Done.

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bloodrose wrote

  • 1 can of vegan baked beans (they exist, read the label)
  • homemade coleslaw
  • Corn tortillas

Homemade coleslaw is super simple:

  • Vegan Mayo
  • Apple Cider vinegar
  • Sugar/sweetener
  • splash of non-dairy milk
  • bag of shredded cabbage

Just dump some vegan mayo in a bowl, add some apple cider vinegar and sugar and mix. Play with the amount of vinegar and sugar until you get a flavor you like (you'll need to taste multiple times). Use non-dairy milk to thin if needed (I don't always use it, it depends on how far into the jar of veganaise I am). When the dressing tastes right, dump it on shredded cabbage.

Warm your tortillas and beans. Add some beans to a tortilla, add some coleslaw. Eat. Enjoy.

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bloodrose wrote

Cook a box of spaghetti, near the end/last minutes, add a bag of frozen asian blend veggies. When spaghetti and veggies are done, drain. Add 1/4-1/2 cup terriyaki sauce, mix and eat.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Get a spiral slicer (either manual or electric) and put a white courgette (zucchini) or cucumber through it to make raw spaghetti. Then flavor with chili powder, seeds, tomato, basil or oregano, or whatever else you have at hand.

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1045763/sweet-spicy-cucumber-noodles-recipe

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/New-Spiral-Slicer-Cutter-Kitchen-Tool-Vegetable-Fruit-Spiralizer-Twister-Peeler/272615904022?hash=item3f792c9316:g:mBsAAOSwSlBY4YXX

http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/zucchini-squash.jpg

Don't use the dark green courgettes raw, they have little hairs on them that will irritate your stomach. You could try peeling them, but in my experience the white/ pale green ones are much better raw. Cucumbers are much easier to digest tho.

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happy wrote (edited )

Microwaving rice has been incredible efficient for me. I only have to dirty the microwavable bowl im eating out of. I can add frozen veggies, tofu, beans (rinse the beans in the can by using your can opener to make a few openings in the bottom of the can before you open the top. The juice will drain out and so will water used to rinse them), other protein sources (they had vegan hotdogs for a dollar a pack recently), or anything else you want to add. Season however you would like: nutritional yeast, soy sauce, peanut butter, vegan mayo, hot sauce, flax seeds, etc.

If cooking rice alone I cover them, cook for 4-5 minutes, and then let them sit until they are done cooking, about another 4-5 minutes. If adding frozen veggies they will probably make the cook time longer so play around with that.

If there is no microwave a stovetop would work the same way.

If theres no stovetop or a microwave, hell, I just eat beans straight out of the can.

Oats and lentils should be able to be microwaved in a very similiar way too.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I need a microwave.

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happy wrote

A stovetop work out the same way. Get the water and rice to a boil, turn it off, cover it and let it sit until the rice is done cooking

Virtually no mess cooking rice too unless something goes wrong.

This was my go to while I was living in my van with just a propane stove and a pot.

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bloodrose wrote

If you have a food processor, you can shove peeled sweet potatoes through the fine shredding disk. Then cook those shreds in bbq sauce in a skillet. Pulled pork kinda flavor that you can throw on a bun. If you're feeling fancy, make a pineapple salsa with chopped pineapple, onion, and jalapenos. If you're feeling lazy, throw some pickled jalapenos on and call it a day. Or if you're feel extra, extra lazy just go "yeah, bbq sauce is enough flavor, get in my face."

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mofongo wrote

Snacks:

Carrots and peanut butter.
Veggie sandwich (whichever vegetable I have available stuffed in bread).
Oatmeal. (Can be made in 15 minutes and feed a house).

Meals:

Mashed potatoes.
White rice (or fried rice if I have the time, which I prefer because it's its own complete meal).
Spaghetti (I cook it with ... Which makes it taste very well without sauce). Pesto sauce is easy to make too.

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