Cheap Vegan Meals

Posted: March 21, 2012 in recipe, vegan
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A slight deviation today. I’ll be posting some really cheap vegan meals. We’ve all been there. Some of us are there now, where we need to feed ourselves and loved ones/roommates on a budget. A very low budget.


2 Cans of beans. Or, make them yourself. (Cans are easy)
1 Cup of rice. You know how to cook it.
1 Can of diced tomatoes with chilis
2-3 diced jalapeno peppers (fresh is best)
1 tablespoon dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
4 tortillas (or you can slop it into a bowl, but then, it would just be rice and beans, but whatever)

Heat up a frying pan. Maybe put a bit of olive oil in the bottom. Open the beans, drain em, and rinse em off. Plop half the can of tomatoes on top (the can’s innards, not the can itself…).  Put the beans and tomatoes in the pan. Stir it around. Keep stirring until the beans are coated. Add half the spices.
Dump the cooked rice into the pan. Add the rest of the tomatoes and spices. Stir until its all nice and hot.
Spoon the mixture into the tortillas and eat.
Simple and good. You can also bake these in the oven for a few minutes to get the tortillas all nice and crunchy. Hot sauce makes them even better.


1 block of super firm tofu
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
1 cup of broccoli
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/2 an onion.
Some salt, pepper, and dried chili flakes

Take a pan. Add some oil at the bottom. Slosh it around. Dump in the onion. Let it cook down to deliciousness. Crumble the tofu into the pan. Stir.  Add in soy sauce and spices. Let it get golden. Dump in the veggies. Stir it all around until the veggies get soft.

TOFU AND BROCCOLI (The $3 Epic Meal)

1 block super tofu
1 12 oz bag of broccoli
A tablespoon of soy sauce
Spices spices sahspices

Heat some oil in the pan. Crumble the tofu in the pan. Let it get brown. Add half the soy sauce and spices. Stir. Add the broccoli and the remaining soy sauce and spices. Let the broccoli soften. Eat.


1 Potato.
1 Block Super Firm Tofu
1 Cup Hot salsa. Or mild, if you’re a.. you know.
1 Jalapeno pepper, diced.
Some salt and pepper.
4 tortillas

Heat some oil in a pan. Chop the potato into small chunks. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on them. Fry the potato until its golden brown. (Stay Gold) Put the potatoes on a plate. Crumble the tofu into the pan. Add some salt and pepper. Let that get golden too. Add half the salsa and the jalapeno pepper. Stir.
When the tofu is done, add the potato back in, and add the rest of the salsa.  When its all good and hot, spoon it into the tortillas. Nom.


Alright, all of these recipes are super cheap, super good, and super-filling. Cut your portions if you’re watching your calories, obviously. I don’t need to really need to tell you that. I just wasted a few seconds typing that, and I don’t really know why.


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