Hello! I've been a vegan for about a month now and I wanted to start cooking and baking! But I don't have / can't afford a food processor or a blender or any of those fancy food machines. I'm also sort of clueless as to what vegan products I can buy as in like for baking? Like flour, salt, sugar? Could you do like a round up on recipes that don't require fancy machinery and a round up on vegan basics? I would appreciate it so much! Thank you and have a good day!


Hey! So a couple links I suggest you check out: my vegan resource masterpost (there are lots of links and info that are helpful for new vegans including vegan starter kits, vegan alternatives, vegan on a budget, grocery shopping and much more) and my vegan pantry (I made a list of ingredients in my kitchen and included recipes for each item). Regarding your baking products question, flour and salt should be fine, but sugar you need to be careful of. I buy sugar that specifies that it’s vegan (if you want to, read up here on why some sugars are not vegan). If you’re able to, I suggest downloading Is It Vegan? to help with your grocery shopping (you literally scan an item and it will tell you if it’s vegan or not). Whenever I bake, I don’t use any blenders/food processors (mainly just a bowl, wooden spoon, pan and oven). You can make cookies, cake, cupcakes, donuts, brownies and more. I’m not exactly sure what you mean by vegan basics but I’ll give it a shot. Try out vegan milks, tempehtofu, nutritional yeast and spices. You’ll use vegan milks in baking and you can always add it to granola, oatmeal or just to dunk some homemade cookies in. Tempeh is my favorite meat alternative; cut it up and throw it in a stir fry (it’s even good right out of the package). Tofu is great for tofu scrambles; I think learning how to work with tofu comes with time and practice. I think nutritional yeast is important because it honestly makes any dish more delicious and gives it a cheesy taste: enchiladas, mac and cheese, burgers, literally throw it on anything and I’m sure it would be delicious (do not throw it on cats, though); heads up: it is a bit on the pricy side. Spices! Spices are the most important to me. You can stock up on them and use them in everything you cook and they make any meal a billion times better. Experiment with them and you’ll find which are your favorites for different dishes. There’s a list of spices that I often use in my vegan pantry link up above (as well as a lot of recipes that I think you might find helpful). Check out these easy vegan recipes. I don’t know if this is helpful at all, but I hope it is (I’m really tired/I tried to put it together the best that I could). Here’s to being vegan for life (high five).

Mushrooms are my favorite food, but I don't like portobellos! I was hoping, if you have time, you might go an non-portobello mushroom round up.


Here’s a vegan mushroom round up. Below are other non-portobello mushroom recipes that I’ve posted in the past. Enjoy!

tagged: #lots of gluten free recipes! #vegan #mushrooms