Vegan Dinner Recipes |Thrifty Vegan Ep. 4

Winter vegan dinner recipes!!
Thrifty vegan episode 4!!!

Today, I wanted to share with you guys three super easy and cheap vegan dinner recipes that I love to make in the winter! Each recipes comes in at under 5 bucks and is super satisfying on those cold winter nights. These are typical meals in my home that both my daughter and husband love and I hope you all enjoy them too!! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!! Love you guys so so much!!!

🍽1. Lemon Spinach Linguine (Cost= roughly $3.00 and makes 4-5 servings)

1 lb package Linguine
3 tbs olive oil
10 oz package frozen spinach (or fresh)
1/4 cup water for spinach
3 Roma tomatoes
2 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 lemons-for juice
Splash of Almond milk (about 1/4 cup)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs basil
1 tbs oregano
4 tbs nutritional yeast+extra for topping
pinch of red pepper
1 tbs Earth Balance
1 tbs of onion powder

1. Bring salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook for 10 minutes or according to your package.
2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic. Cook until golden brown and proceed to add lemon juice. Add spinach,
along with water, cover and cook down until heated through.
4. Add tomatoes, earth balance, almond milk, and seasonings and cook for about 3-4 mins. Return cooked pasta to pan and mix together.
5. Serve warm and sprinkle with nutritional yeast for extra goodness!!

🍽2. Shepherd’s Pie (Cost= rouhgly $4.00 and makes between 5-6 servings)

5 small russet potatoes
1 cup dry split-peas (or lentils)
1/2 jar of store bought or homemade marinara (Traditional shepherd’s pie uses a gravy but I like the zing of the tomato!)
1 package of frozen corn
1 can no salt added diced tomato
3 tbs Earth Balance
1 cup Almond Milk (just enough to get a chunky mashed potato mixture, you may need more or less depending on your potato size)
3 tbs nutritional yeast plus extra to sprinkle on top of the pie
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs italian seasoning
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder

1. Peel and boil potatoes. You’ll know they’re ready when a fork easily pierces them but they do not fall apart in the water. About 35-40
mins. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
2. Boil water and cook split peas according to directions on package.
3. Mash potatoes and add earth balance, al milk, salt and pepper. This mixture should be fairly thick.
4. Add frozen corn, diced tomato, marinara sauce and seasoning to the peas and cook for about 5 mins.
5. Add the pea mixture to a baking dish making sure to even it out then top it with the potatoes and score with a fork.
Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and bake for 35 mins or until the top is golden brown.
6. Serve warm with either saltines or some fresh bread and enjoy!

🍽3. Tofu Teriyaki Bowls (Cost= roughly $4.00 and makes 4-5 servings)

2 cups of white rice or rice of your choice
1 block of extra firm tofu
2 heads of broccoli
3 large carrots
Sesame seeds (optional topping)
Green onion (optional topping)

Tofu coating: 2 tbs olive oil & 1 tbs cornstarch

1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium soy sauce)
2 tbs vinegar (or rice wine vinegar if you have it handy)
2 tbs. coconut sugar
1/2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tbs dry ginger
1/2 garlic powder
1/2 tbs cornstarch+2 tbs water (IMPORTANT: mix together seperately and the add it to the sauce mixture)

1. Wash rice thoroughly and cook in rice cooker on stovetop.
2. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes and toss with tofu coating. Heat pan and add the tofu making sure to seperate each piece.
Cook until both sides are golden brown.
3. Chop up broccoli and carrots into bite sized pieces and remove tofu pan. Add veggies with a splash of water and cook for 5-7 mins
4. Mix together sauce ingredients making sure to whisk together the water and cornstarch seperately prior to adding it to the
mixture. Whisk until well combined and powders are all dissolved.
5. Add tofu back into the pan with the veggies and drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the top of it all. Mix well and let cook for a few
minutes so that the sauce can thicken a bit.
6. Serve over warm rice and top with sesame seeds or green onion if desired!

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  1. Just found your channel, and happy that I did. I’m also a busy mom, looking for quick, easy, inexpensive vegan meals that are kid approved! Please keep sharing what you eat in a day. I can use all the help I can get as a new vegan myself. 😊

  2. Where do you buy the nutritional yeast at plus what brand yeast is it so I can purchase it 🙂 THANKS BTW you motivated me to become a vegan!! You’re the best!!!

  3. Dude I’m so excited to try all of these recipes!!! I’ve never had the desire to try and cook tofu but you made it look good!!! The only thing I’m sad about is that I don’t have nutritional yeast. I ALWAYS forget to get it when I go to the store.

  4. If you want crispy tofu I’d drain it and use a paper towel to dry the tofu it helps a lot and when you cook the tofu cook it in oil like veggie oil fill the pan until it’s covered then fry it. It’s sooo good.

  5. Oh goodie! Thank God I recently bought teryiaki sauce 😀 And thank you SO much for all these recipes – now I must try them all! xD Warm hugs for you and your whole cute-looking family 🙂

  6. I made the first recipe last night and it was really good but as I watched this video again I realized that I forgot to put lemon… I think it’ll taste so much better now that I know that I forgot the lemon

  7. I’m not vegan but something about these recipes peaked my interest. I made the pasta yesterday and the shepherds pie today. They were both AMAZING, guys. I really suggest trying them. To thicken the pasta sauce, you can use a trick I learned from my vegan friend which is to blend a handful of cashews with some water until it’s saucy. It gives pastas and soups a creamy texture. YUM.

  8. All of this sounds so good! Not vegan, want to be but can’t at the moment. I have to wait till I grow up and buy my own food. But even if I’m not vegan, these still sound so good! There are no dollar stores in my country though 😔. Our ‘cheap’ stores have things for like $5 or $12 and they are considered cheap. They also have no foods or clothes, just random things. Anyway, keep doing what you do!

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