In July, Buzzfeed published a post titled “26 Foods You Should Learn to Cook in Your Twenties.” As I skimmed over the list, I thought how great it would be if every one of these recipes contained zero animal ingredients. We’ve got recipes for versions of just about every item on their list. For vegan versions of the items on the Buzzfeed list that everyone should learn to cook in their twenties, see these meat and dairy-free recipes below.
Know how to make pancakes without using a boxed mix, eggs, butter or milk. See these Vegan Bananaberry Pancakes and these 10 Killer Vegan Pancakes.
2. Grilled Cheese
Want to make the perfect grilled cheese that is crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey on the inside? Try this Southwestern Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich and these 10 Homemade Vegan Cheeses to Add in Your Epic Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
3. Roasted Vegetables
Knowing how to roast veggies is a great trick for getting tasty nutrition since roasting really makes them scrumptious. See these Roasted Root Vegetables, these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Shallots and Crispy Kale Ribbons and this article on How to Pan Roast Root Vegetables.
Giving up red meat is a great choice to help the planet, so how about trying some steak alternatives? Try this Seitan Steak in Beurre Blanc Sauce and this Best Ever Vegan Steak Sandwich On the Planet.
5. Veggie Burger
A nice veggie burger is satisfying, energizing and packs vitamins and nutrients. The possibilities are practically endless since you can use so many different grains, vegetables, spices and herbs. Try these 10 Epic Veggie Burgers and How to Make the Perfect Veggie Burger Patty – No More Falling Apart.
6. Mac n’ Cheese
Making vegan mac & cheese can be possible and delicious thanks to almond milk, nutritional yeast, and cashews. See these 5 Killer Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipes.
Guacamole is typically vegan anyway, but if you want a healthier version, check out this Knock-off-amole.
8. Hearty Stew
There’s nothing like a warm, hearty stew to fill up in the wintertime. Try this Beef-Style Vegan Stew and Traditional ‘Beef’ Stew Recipe.
9. Mashed Potatoes
For Vegan Mashed Potatoes, you will need Bressett potatoes, soy milk, olive oil, chives, salt, and pepper.
10. Salad Dressing
Make your own salad dressing and skip the unhealthy oils and add-ins from the bottled stuff at the store. See this article on How to Make Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressings.
Knowing how to make a frittata is a convenient recipe for breakfast and brunch. Try this Vegetable Frittata.
It’s easy to make a basic, raw vegan frosting. All you need is cacao powder, almond butter and coconut nectar. Try this Fudgy Frosting recipe.
13. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat. Remember the take and bake dough from the store? Recreate it with these Perfect Vegan ‘Tolhouse’ Cookies.
Make decadent, rich, moist and fudgy vegan brownies without any eggs, milk or butter. Try The Ultimate Vegan Brownie.
15. Whipped Cream
You don’t need milk for whipped cream; try this Vegan, Gluten-Free Whipped Cream.
Lead image source: Beef-Style Vegan Stew