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How to Veganize Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more? Look no further, because we're about to take your favorite comfort foods and give them a delectable plant-based twist. From cheesy pizza to juicy burgers, and even creamy mac 'n' cheese, we've got you covered with these mouthwatering vegan creations.


Photo from: Shane and Simple

1. Reinventing Pizza, the Vegan Way:

Pizza has long been hailed as the ultimate comfort food, and guess what? Going vegan doesn't mean you have to bid farewell to this cheesy delight.


Ingredients:

  • Pre-made vegan pizza crust (available at most stores)

  • Dairy-free cheese (try melty vegan mozzarella)

  • Flavorful tomato sauce

  • Assorted veggies (bell peppers, mushrooms, onions – your call!)

  • A dash of dried oregano and basil

Method:

  1. Roll out your pizza dough on a baking sheet.

  2. Spread a generous layer of tomato sauce over the crust.

  3. Sprinkle on your vegan cheese.

  4. Load up with your favorite veggies.

  5. Finish with a sprinkle of oregano and basil.

  6. Bake until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted to perfection.


2. Crafting Your Ideal Vegan Burger:

Sink your teeth into a succulent vegan burger that rivals any traditional patty. Trust us, you won't be missing the meat.

Ingredients:

  • Plant-based burger patties (store-bought or homemade)

  • Whole grain burger buns (check for vegan options)

  • Fresh lettuce, juicy tomato slices, and crispy onion rings

  • Vegan mayo and zesty mustard

  • Tangy pickles for that extra kick

Method:

  1. Cook your plant-based patty until it's irresistibly delicious (grill, stovetop, or oven). Photo from: Shane and Simple

  2. Give your burger buns a quick toast for added texture.

  3. Assemble your masterpiece: bottom bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, patty, pickles, mayo, mustard, and top bun.

  4. Secure it all with a toothpick and get ready to indulge.



3. Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese, Veganized:

Craving the comforting creaminess of mac 'n' cheese? Say no more – we've got a vegan version that's just as luscious.

Ingredients:

  • Your preferred pasta (macaroni or penne work wonders)

  • Creamy vegan cheese sauce (try cashew-based or store-bought)

  • Nutritional yeast for that cheesy goodness

  • Steamed broccoli florets to add a touch of color and nutrition

Photo from: Shane and Simple


Method:

  1. Cook your pasta until it's perfectly al dente, then drain.

  2. Mix in the velvety vegan cheese sauce and sprinkle in the nutritional yeast.

  3. Toss in those vibrant broccoli florets to balance out the flavors.

  4. Serve up your creation and savor the rich, creamy taste.

Shane said it's the best and best believe that its the best: The Best Vegan Mac And Cheese


There you have it, culinary adventurers – a crash course in elevating your favorite comfort foods with a vegan twist. Embrace your creative side and let these plant-based wonders satisfy your cravings, one delectable bite at a time.


For more recipes head over to Shane and Simple and start exploring the plant-based cooking!

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