My Mr. isn’t a vegan, he’s not even a vegetarian. Because you know:
Although he doesn’t mind eating vegan or vegetarian, he ‘needs’ his meet every now and then. Now, I can be a b*tch about it and not cook him meat, or be a loving girlfriend and try to find a way to make us both happy.
1. Baking with a divider
This thing work perfectly when you only have a small oven like I do, I don’t have the room to put in two seperate baking trays. The divider can be removed so I can just use it as a normal baking tray as well. But if you make something like the stuffed eggplant and I want to make his with minced meat instead of chickpea’s. They can both go in their seperate spaces and I don’t have meat on mine.
Here is the way I made the Saurekraut work. I added cheese for him and had mine with nutricional yeast. This this is basically a lifesaver for any ovendish I make.
Recipes that can be altered to non-vegan options are:
- Asian Sticky Chicken (use real chicken)
- Stuffed Eggplant and Tahini Sauce (use minced meat instead of chickpea’s)
- Sauerkraut with pineapple and pecans (leave out cheese for the vegan)
2. Cooking protein seperate
This is what I do most, since I don’t like using to much pots. What I do is cook the meal like I would normally do, but instead of putting in the protein with the meal I make both of them seperate. This meal works perfectly for those meals that don’t need meat to add a lot of flavour. I always use pre-cut meat so I don’t have to worry about crosscontamynation or even having to hold the stuff with my hands (most of the time I just ask him to do it anyways).
Recipes that work for this kind of cooking:
- Cashew Chicken (use real chicken)
- Tempeh Manis (use pork)
- Seitan in Teriyaki Sauce (use pork )
- Paprika-Pasta (use bacon and add that seperatly)
- Aloo Gobi
- Orecchiette with Peas, Vegan Bacon and Cream, use real bacon instead of fake bacon
3. Cook seperate pots
This might work best when you’re cooking the more traditional meals where potatoes/rice/pasta are cooked seperate from veggies and and you use a meatreplacement product as a source for protein. This way you can just cook like you are used to, but just use a seperate pan to cook a meatreplacement seperatly.
Need inspiration for meat replacements instead of the storebought ones