You provide your favorite vegan dish and there it is—the wrinkled nose from your non vegan partner. Soon the comments about life not being worth living without meat and cheese start. But this can be a good opportunity to introduce your non vegan partner to the wide world of vegan cooking, which can often look like more traditional cooking. Vegan diets aren’t without hot dogs, pizza, favored Chinese restaurant dishes and even facsimiles of bacon, of course. So it’s time to show your non vegan partner what vegan cooking can do. Below are several good vegan recipes for a non vegan partner.
Biscuits and mushroom gravy
If you have a gravy lover on your hands, it’s time to whip out the recipes that feature vegan gravy. This biscuit and mushroom gravy recipe will work. It includes vegan butter and rice flower to help get that creamy gravy texture.
Find the recipe here: Biscuits and mushroom gravy
Tex Mex Potato Skins with Pomegranate Salsa
Prove that appetizer favorites like potato skins don’t have to go by the wayside in the vegan world. These pack pomegranate salsa into the skins. It includes an avocado base, a black bean filling and the pomegranate salsa on the top. There are even jalapenos to add a bit of kick to the whole thing.
Find the recipe here: Tex Mex Potato Skins with Pomegranate Salsa
There’s the meat-lover’s ultimate argument: they’d miss bacon way too much if they ever went vegan. Show off the benefits of tofu “bacon” with this vegan BLT. It infuses liquid smoke into the extra firm tofu to keep the bacon flavor alive.
Find the recipe here: Vegan BLT
Show your partner how tofu can even imitate the fanciest seafood dish with these tofu “scallops.” Old Bay Seasoning, vegan butter and vegetable broth help deliver a rich taste.
Find the recipe here: Tofu “scallops”
With no one really understanding what’s in animal-based hotdogs anyway, who will notice if you swap out the animal product with a vegan substitute? Ok, they’ll notice, but it will still taste good. These homemade hotdogs are made out of a gluten, oatmeal and flax, to name a few ingredients.
Find the recipe here: Veggie dogs
Vegan Italian sausage
Want your “sausage” to have more of a kick to it? This bean and gluten-based sausage imitates Italian sausage pretty well. Peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and vegan mozzarella on top add to the flavor.
Find the recipe here: Vegan Italian sausage
Vegan Alfredo pasta
Let your partner know that being vegan doesn’t mean having to give up your favorite cheese sauces. Easy swaps include vegan parmesan cheese and olive oil instead of butter. Added peas give some varied consistency and color to the dish.
Find the recipe here: Vegan Alfredo pasta
Vegan street tacos
This recipe shows that beans make a perfectly acceptable substitute for meat. Since black beans are the base for these vegan tacos. Other ingredients include silken tofu, butternut squash, jalapeno and red onion, to name a few.
Find the recipe here: Vegan street tacos
Everyone loves a good pizza. Show your non vegan partner that being vegan doesn’t mean giving up this king among dietary staples. A zesty tomato sauce, vegan parmesan cheese and tons of tasty peppers, onions and mushrooms make for one fine pizza.
Find the recipe here: Vegan pizza