Top Ten Vegan Mains



When making the transition to a plant-based diet, most of us do really well with breakfast and lunch, but when it comes to dinner, find ourselves in a quandary. The question I have heard most often over the years is “So, what do you eat?”

Here are a few creative recipe ideas for your next meal. Enjoy!

  1.  Classic Meatloaf


     2.  Stuffed Portobellos


3.  Macaroni and Cheeze


4.  All-American Barbecue


5.  Sesame Grilled Tofu


6.  Peanut Noodles


7.  Vegetable Lasagnaovenready

8.  Coconut Curried Tofu and Spinach


9.  Thai Red Lentil Chili


10.  Quinoa Nachos


24 thoughts on “Top Ten Vegan Mains

  1. One struggle I’m dealing with at dinner is even though I don’t eat meat, I still think I need something with similar mouth feel and look, which really makes no sense because if I don’t want to eat meat, why do I want something that looks and tastes like it? But it’s years of habit I’m working to change. Thanks for the recipes!

    1. I totally get that, rumpy. Some of the faux meats have better texture than others. I can recommend the Field Roast products. Also, a product called soy curls (available through and directly from the manufacturer in Portland, OR has a meaty, chewy texture. There is also a way to make tofu, believe it or not, where it has more of a “meaty” texture, a lot like chicken breast. Let me know if you are interested and I will write a post on that method.

    2. Also, I find mushrooms can have a nice, meaty influence on a dish and I have started breaking whole mushrooms apart with my fingers instead of slicing them before adding them to a stir-fry or saute’. It gives them a totally different texture!

    1. No longer is absolutely right! I wasn’t always vegan and when I set out on this journey I was intent on getting the most flavor out of the experience as well as veganizing the comfort food recipes I grew up with. For some, veganism is a minimalist lifestyle, though–a way of simplifying food: vegetables, beans, grains. Some are purists in that sense and I respect that. I have to say I am a bit more hedonistic in my approach. It’s all about balance 🙂

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