A list of vegan recipes that you can make, mostly from pantry staples when you are running low on fresh produce in the fridge. A well-stocked vegan pantry makes it easy to create satisfying meals from filling breakfasts to scrumptious desserts, easy lunch and brunch ideas to warm nutritious dinners, some hunger satiating snacks in between and a few basics.
Through the years of living in Canada, I’ve learnt that a well-stocked pantry is of prime importance. Not only is it essential to stock up on a little more than just staples to get through the sub-zero winter months, but even for the rest of the year, as the distance and time are other factors.
If you live in remote areas or far from the grocery store, then no matter the season, the time that each grocery trip takes, makes it desirable if not imperative, to limit frequent visits to the store. We don’t live in a remote area but we make our grocery trips on foot and sometimes take a taxi if weather conditions are really bad.
For the past year though, we’ve been relying a lot more on home delivered groceries and this has been working quite well. Still there are days where we do have to rely on pantry staples alone to make a warm satisfying meal.
A refrigerator full of fresh produce and veggie proteins makes it easy to create scrumptious meals. But on an evening when the fridge is low on fresh ingredients, it takes a little bit of creativity to come up with an appealing dinner. For days like these, a well-stocked pantry is our saviour, sparing us a trip to the grocery store. Plus with a little forward planning, you can often make good nutritious meals out of pantry ingredients alone.
How to stock the pantry with Vegan Staples – Vegan Grocery List
I shared some vegan food list ideas a while ago with our subscribed readers. It’s a free printable Meal Planner that you receive when you join our mailing list. Aside the cheery weekly/monthly meal planner sheets, there are also a vegan grocery list and pantry/fridge/freezer/spices inventory sheets in the pack.
If you’d like to get organised or are looking for food ideas or essential pantry items, you might find it quite useful, just sign up to our mailing list and you will receive it in your inbox. I personally love it to keep track of pantry and spices inventory.
In the Meal Planner, you may take a look at the grocery list ideas and then browse our list of vegan pantry recipes below, which I’ve pulled from the blog.
Recipes you can make from Vegan Pantry Staples
This ever-growing list features vegan recipes that are easy and delicious meals, many of which are actually quite nutritious, ranging from breakfasts to desserts, including brunches, lunch ideas, dinners and not forgetting snacks along with a few basics, that you can create with pantry essentials.
You may find that some of these recipes might require a little more than just pantry staples alone. Stocking up the freezer does help tremendously. I sometimes buy a little extra fresh vegetables and freeze a portion, things like mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, yams, carrots, even onions… freeze well.
I’ve provided some notes on how to adjust the recipes so that you can make them mostly from pantry ingredients. Since each household has different staple ingredients, you may need to tweak these recipes based on how you usually stock your kitchen.
I will be updating this list as new recipes come up on the blog, so you may want to bookmark this page or the ‘pantry recipes’ category as a point of reference and check back occasionally.
More to come. Don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back often or pin it for later.