Easy Vegan Recipes

Welcome to the Vibrant Wellness Journal Easy Vegan Recipes page!

This huge pile of vegan recipes are all original recipes created by me, chef and educator Andrea Bertoli. These recipes are great if you are starting or continuing on your plant-based food journey.

Over the past decade I’ve written a cookbook, taught hundreds of live cooking classes, made dozens of cooking videos, and read zillions of vegan cookbooks, giving me lots of experience to create recipes that are simple and delicious. I’ve been an ethical vegetarian for almost 30 years and while I have occasionally used eggs or dairy in my recipes, nearly all of my recipes are vegan (and that’s mostly how I eat on the daily, too). Many are gluten-free, raw, grain-free, soy-free, and suitable for special diets.

Every recipe here has been lovingly homemade in my own kitchen, so you can trust that the ingredients and instructions will create an awesome meal. Each recipe consists of easy-to-read instructions, (usually) great photos, and ‘kitchen notes’ that will be helpful for selecting the right ingredients or choosing substitutions.

Take a few minutes and browse our whole collection of delicious vegan meals, or use the anchor text links to take a quick peek at sauces or snacks. I’m really passionate about tea and making unique, nourishing beverages too, and so there is a big collection of elixirs, teas, cocktails, and mocktails.

These recipes make plant-based living easy for everyday and for all seasons. If you’d like to republish any recipes or photos, please email us here.


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Vegan Lunch & Dinner Recipes

Soups & Stews

Sauces, Dips, & Spreads

Snacks & Small Bites

Raw Foods

Drinks & Cocktails

Desserts & Sweet Treats


Yes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day (intermittent fasting be damned). With this array of sweet and savory (and always wholesome) vegan breakfast recipes, you’ll find great recipes to nourish yourself for the whole day.

Broccoli Frittata
Pumpkin Spice Chia Bowls
Vegan Sausage & Tofu Scramble
Spinach Strata
Banana Oatmeal
Homemade Granola
Fruit & Almond Creme Crepes
No-Bake Granola
Buckwheat Cereal
Roasted Apple Oatmeal Bowl
Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt
How to Make Overnight Oats
The Best Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
10 Awesome Oatmeal Recipes

10 Vegan Savory Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Breakfast Baked Goods:

Nut & Seed Bread (GF)
Whole Grain Spelt Granola
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
The Best Banana Muffins
Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Berries
Blueberry Lemon Vegan Coffee Cake
Irish Soda Bread
Macadamia Nut & Strawberry Scones
Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Buckwheat Biscuits
Healthy Banana Date Cakes
Lemon Scones

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Vegan Lunch and Dinner Recipes

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Vegan meals can be easy and wonderfully delicious. These recipes are loosely broken down into sections to help you navigate, and there is some overlap so that you don’t miss any of the best options that fit into multiple categories. Some of these meals are rich and savory, while others are light and energizing.

Vegetables, Grains & Noodles:

Fresh Lemongrass Tofu Noodle Bowls [updated in 2020]
Pineapple Fried Rice
Thai-Style Green Curry Eggplant
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Butternut Squash Tacos
Breadfruit & Mixed Vegetable Curry
Gluten-Free Zucchini Fritters (with egg + vegan option)
Sweet Bell Pepper Pasta
Vegan Pad Thai Noodles
Vegan Dolmas
Vegan Spanakopita
Coconut Quinoa & Kale
Vegan Samosas (handmade dough)
Vegan Samosas (phyllo dough)
Tofu Pot Pie
Rustic Tomato Flatbreads
Millet Fried ‘Rice’
Quick Veggie Tacos
Coconut Curry Rice
Vegan Macaroni and Cheese (10 Recipes!)
Easy Orzo Pasta Salad
85 Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

Lentils and Beans:

Homemade Mushroom Burgers [updated 2020]
Easy Vegan Chili with Kabocha Pumpkin
Coconut Miso Chickpeas with Kale
Southwest Baked Beans
Ethiopian Chickpea Stew
White Bean Stew
Smoky Black Bean Stew
Tamarind Lentils

Tofu & Tempeh:

Sweet & Sour Eggplant with Tofu
Fresh Lemongrass Tofu Noodle Bowls
Korean BBQ Tofu (Bulgogi Tofu)
Black Pepper Tofu with Vegetables
Coconut Tofu
Vegan Sausage & Tofu Scramble
Almond-glazed Tofu
The Best Marinated Tofu
‘Noochy’ Tofu (nutritional yeast tofu)
Lemongrass Tofu
Smokey Mushroom Tofu
Tempeh Stroganoff Recipe
Sweet & Sour Tempeh
Spicy Ginger Tempeh
Tempeh Bacon
Ginger Tempeh Burgers
Tempeh Bolognese Pasta
Creamy Coconut Ginger Tempeh
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salad recipes

It’s not just greenery here! Forget thinking of salad as rabbit foods! These salad recipes have goodies like soba noodles, kelp noodles, potatoes, quinoa, seaweeds and more make up these great meal sized salads.

Bright Green French Potato Salad
Simple Carrot Salad
Super Fresh Bok Choy Salad
The Perfect Kale Salad
Butternut Squash Couscous
Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
Freekah Salad
Carrot Salad with Sesame & Cumin Seed Dressing
Superfood Salad Recipe
Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad
Vegan Tuna Salad
Sprout Salad
Best Kelp Noodle Salad Recipe
Broccoli Couscous Salad
Our Favorite Kale Salad recipe (and a video!)
Vibrant Chickpea & Herbs Salad
Toasted Quinoa & Carrot Salad
Spinach Panzanella
Soba Salad with Avocado dressing
Green slaw with Pumpkin seed Dressing
Arame Salad with Sesame Dressing
Carrot & Daikon Salad
Hemp Almond Coleslaw
How to Make Sauerkraut (my favorite salad topping)
Arame Salad with Sesame Dressing
Broccoli Slaw
Roasted Springtime Veggies
8 Super Light Summer Salads

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Soups and Stews

vegan soup recipes

Soups and stews made with love are the definition of comfort food. Nourishing, warming soup can be a great part of your plant-based diet, especially in the cooler months. We’ve got veggie-based soups, bean-based soups, broth based soups, and everything possible combination! Most of these recipes can be frozen to stock up for busier weeks.

Kaniwa Coconut Stew
10 Cozy Soup Recipes for Fall
Sun-Dried Tomato Soup with Greens
Pumpkin & Adzuki Bean Chili
Ful Muddamus (Fava Bean Soup)
Creamy Split Pea Soup
Barley Tomato Soup
Edamame Soup
No-Chicken Noodle Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup
White Bean Stew
Persian New Year’s Soup (with beans, lentils, and noodles)
Minestrone Soup
Lemon Miso Lentil Soup
French Onion Soup
Squash & Apple Soup
Red Pepper & Pumpkin Soup
Smokey Black Bean Stew
Wakame Soup
Vegetable Curry Noodle Soup
Easy Miso Soup
Creamy Carrot Soup
Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Homemade Vegetable Broth
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Sauces, Dips, and Spreads

vegan sauce recipes
My cookbook is titled Gettin’ Saucy because it’s really the homemade sauces and dips that make all the difference between good meals and GREAT meals. Here are our favorite sauces for all your meals, including creamy nut cheezes, savory dressings and marinades, along with sweet sauces for breakfasts and desserts.

Balsamic Berry Sauce

Cilantro Avocado Sauce
Homemade Kim Chi
Caramelized Onion Hummus
Tahini Miso Dressing
Almond Butter Sauce
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Amazing Marinade (for tofu, broccoli, and more)
Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Black Bean & Papaya Salsa
Homemade BBQ sauce
Homemade Marinara Sauce
Chickpea Gravy
Caramel Sauce
Homemade Coconut Butter
5 Vinaigrette Recipes
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Snacks and Small Bites

vegan snack recipes

Dispel the myth that vegans eat only rabbit food with these hearty, nourishing snacks. These can be made into quick vegan meals or served together for a tapas-style meal. However you serve them, you’re bound to love them all.

Homemade Pickles
Homemade Sauerkraut
Homemade Kim Chi
Spicy Sesame Green Beans
Ginger Zucchini
Beet & Butternut Bruschetta
Lentil Wraps
Noochy Tofu Sandwich
Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches
Homemade Flax crackers
Vegan Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves)
Vegan Spanakopita
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Raw Foods
raw food recipes

Whether you eat raw foods exclusively or just occasionally, there is no doubt that raw plants are good for our body!

Homemade Pickles
Kelp Noodle & Kale Salad
Homemade Sauerkraut
Homemade KimChi
Daikon & Carrot Salad
Summer Rolls with Almond Sauce
Fermented Cashew Cheese
Cashew Miso Mayo
Summer Rolls (mostly raw)

Raw Desserts:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Raw Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
Chia Puddings
Nutty Cherry Chocolate Bites
Homemade chocolates
Raw-inspired Mango Tarts
Raw-chocolate Berry Cheezecake
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Drinks and Cocktails

healthy cocktails
Though we usually focus on eating here at Vibrant Wellness Journal, we have a bunch of drink recipes to make your mouth happy too!

CBD-Infused Chamomile Bedtime Tea
8 Healthy & Cozy Drinks for Fall
Umesho Bancha Tea (Kukicha Tea)
Easy Superfood Maca Elixir
Chipotle Hot Chocolate
Ginger Mint Tea
Red Chai Tea
Cherry Chia Drink
Homemade Water Kefir
Blueberry Maca Smoothie
Strawberry Milk
Strawberry Chia Lemonade
Maca Mocha Smoothie
Homemade Almond Milk
How to Make Green Juice
Tamarind Soda
Healthy Cocktails
Matcha Green Tea health benefits and recipes
Ginger Tea from Fresh Ginger
Homemade Yogi Tea
10 Green Juice Recipes
Turmeric Milk (Golden Milk)
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee
Superfood Hot Chocolate
Matcha Lattes
Jasmine Green Tea Lattes

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The quickest way to someone’s heart is dessert, and healthy plant-based desserts are the best way to share the love. Our recipes are made with natural flours, sweeteners, and lots of great egg and dairy substitutes to help you make vegan desserts for everyone you love all year long. We’ve divided the vegan dessert categories to help you navigate!

Cookies, Bars & Brownies:

Peanut Butter Cookies (g-f)
Ginger Teff Cookies (g-f)
Almond Butter Cookies (raw option, g-f)
Chocolate Banana Cookies
Divine Oatmeal Cookies
Raw Chocolate Peppermint Brownies (raw, g-f)
Sweet Potato Brownies
Chocolate Chip Nutbutter Cookies
Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cakes, Pies & Tarts:

Apple Cider cupcakes (g-f)
Blueberry Lemon Vegan Coffee Cake
Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
Gingerbread Cake
Apple Cake
Carrot Cake
Spicy Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
Mini Apple Pies
Rustic Apple Tart
Vegan Tiramisu
36 cupcake recipes

Other yummies:

Homemade Superfood Truffles
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (raw, g-f)
Superfood Chocolate Truffles
Mixed Berry Crumble
Raw chocolate berry cheesecake (raw, g-f)
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Acai and berry Kanten (vegan jello) (g-f)
Chocolate Banana Berry Mochi (g-f)
Vegan Caramel Corn
Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe with Cherries (raw, g-f)
Vegan Whipped Cream Recipes
Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

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One Food, 10 Ways

One Food, Ten Ways: Kale!

One Food, Ten Ways: 20 Best Bean Recipes
One Food, Ten Ways: 20 Best Tofu Recipes
One Food, Ten Ways: Miso
One Food, Ten Ways: Oatmeal

How do you Use…?
This is a fun series here on Vibrant Wellness Journal to help you figure out what to do with some of those wacky ingredients that might show up in recipes. Have an ingredient that you are confused about? Let us know– we’d love to feature it!

12 Awesome Tempeh Recipes

What do you do with… Kelp Noodles?
What do you do with… Seaweeds?
What do you do with… dried mushrooms?
What do you do with… eggplant?
What do you do with… eggplant (part two)?
What do you do with… daikon?
What do you do with… amaranth?
What do you do with… black rice?
What do you do with… Chickpea flour?
How to Use Seaweeds
How to Use Dandelion Greens
How to Cook in Bulk (Bulk Cooking)
5 Awesome Eggplant Recipes
Edible Gifts for the Holidays
5 Vinaigrette Recipes

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