20+ vegan recipes made from pantry staples! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas that require basic ingredients, but don’t miss any flavour. Many gluten-free and oil-free options too.
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I was thinking about the content that I could put out that would be helpful to you all in these times, and a roundup of recipes that you can make using simple pantry ingredients seemed an obvious choice. After all, oftentimes simple, back-to-basics recipes are my favourite. Just how much flavour you can create with basic ingredients always amazes me.
Of course on certain days I just throw together some plain rice and beans with a tahini drizzle. Or have oats 3 times in a row. But cooking is also like therapy for me and getting creative in the kitchen always spreads so much joy throughout the house.
So I went through my blog and picked out my favourite recipes that are uncomplicated, but big on flavour and ingredient simplicity. Think pastas, stir-fries, rice of all sorts, noodles, soup, curries … I’ve also thrown in a couple of desserts because chocolate = a big mood right now.
When making these recipes, feel free to sub in anything you have on hand. For instance, if you don’t have a certain vegetable, most of the time it works to replace it with a different one of your choice. Likewise, feel free to swap around bean varieties and any spices based on what you have/feel like eating. And of course, if you need any help, feel free to send me an email or a DM on Instagram!
Let me know in the comments: which one of these vegan recipes made from pantry staples was your favourite? What is your go-to basic ingredient dish?