How to Veganize a recipe?


Below we will further discuss how to veganize a recipe. There are a few things to consider when looking to make your old favorite meat dish into a vegan recipe.

What does Veganize mean?

Veganize is a term used when turning a popular meat or dairy dish into one that is vegan. To further clarify these are recipes that contain no meat, dairy, fish, eggs, or any animal product. Here at spicy vegan food, we try to turn as many favorite and popular dishes into vegan recipes. Below we will further discuss how to get your recipe veganized.

vegan cooking with chickpeas at home

How to veganize a recipe

When you are looking to make a dish veganized you will need to know which items you have to substitute. Most of the time you are looking to replace the main meat for example chicken or beef. Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan/wheat protein, Black beans, Chickpeas, and lentils are some of the most popular choices for veganizing. The next item you have to most likely substitute is dairy. There are also tons of choices when it comes to this including, soy milk, Coconut milk, and rice milk to name a few.

How to choose the correct vegan protein

When selecting your protein substitute this can really depend on the dish. I find that tofu has a fairly bland flavor so it can take on the flavor of whatever you marinate it in. Other proteins like chickpeas can be a great addition to salads and Indian dishes. Rice and beans can also be used in your vegan dishes. There are a lot of new companies that are making “meat” substitutes which has made vegan cooking so much easier. Lentils can make great meatball substitutes but also are awesome to replace ground beef recipes. Reach out to Spicy Vegan Food if there are any recipes you would like to see veganized!

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