Is It Possible To Cook Easy Vegan Meals That Are Nutritious AND Tasty — At The Same Time!?

You can call me Sassy!

Hello, I'm Patty Knutson, but my friends call me Sassy.

Vegan since 1994, and proud of it.    :)

If you're like many people these days, you're moving towards a more plant-based diet. Whether it's your goal to "Go Vegan" 1 day, 3 days or 7 days per week, you might be finding it difficult to figure out what to eat on a daily basis.

Here's why...

MOST people who go vegan end up falling into 1 of 2 groups...

  • If You're In Group 1: Your food tastes sort of blah. Maybe you went vegan for health reasons so your diet is super nutritious with no oil, no salt, no sugar, no fats and, most of the time, NO FLAVOR.

  • If You're In Group 2: The food you're making tastes great! But you find yourself constantly searching out vegan recipes online that taste good but they're taking for-ev-er to cook. Or you're buying yummy (but expensive and overly processed) frozen foods to get you through your busy day so you have something — anything! — to eat. Unfortunately, it's causing you to feel sick and tired and you're gaining weight to boot.

Can't you have it all!?

Isn't it possible for you to cook food that is both NUTRITIOUS *AND* FLAVORFUL!?

You just want to make some freakin' vegan food!

Is that too much to ask?!?!
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Heck no, that's not too much to ask!   :O)


What You'll Learn Here At Vegan Coach Is:


  • How to cook TASTY MEALS based on the flavors that you love;
  • How to make NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED whole-foods based meals that are good for you;
  • How to PUT THE TWO TOGETHER so you can make healthy meals based on the vegan nutrition rules of the road — that taste amazing and will make your taste buds happy day after day!

Since 2007 I've been showing vegan home cooks like you how to pull together flavorful and well-balanced vegan meals; everything from selecting your ingredients in the store, to how to cook and prep your vegan food, all the way to plating and garnishing!

All based on the flavors that you (and your family!) love.

We have all the tools you need that make it easier than ever to be a vegan success story.

And if you're ready to go, we're ready to help you get there.


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There's a LOT here at Vegan Coach for you to discover!

So I've gathered up our most helpful pages and most popular vegan diet tips for you to explore:


Visit Our Vegan Cooking Guide!Learn how to cook vegan food custom-made to your exact tastes.

Our Vegan Cooking Guide provides a long list of vegan foods, with detailed instructions on how to clean and prep each food, suggested cooking techniques, and "Flavor Matches" so you can build your own unique recipes on-the-fly, quickly and easily.

BroccoliFor instance, ever get bored with broccoli? Ho-Hum. (Yawwwwn.)

A visit to our Cooking Guide can help! There's a world of delicious ideas just waiting for you to glam onto.

In this example, you'd simply find "broccoli" on the food list, and then follow the link to learn how to select your broccoli, how to clean and cook it and how to mix and match suggested flavors and cooking techniques.

Kind of like Garanamals!   ;o)

Super cool. And SO helpful too.

I promise you'll learn to whip up fantastic new and unique dishes while you add to your cooking skills every single time you step into the kitchen. Cooking skills that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

By the way...

Our Cooking Guide can also help if you have a recipe or two that you like, but it just needs SOMETHING -- you can't put your finger on it. The "Flavor Matches" will help you find the foods, herbs and spices that match perfectly with your chosen ingredient -- and add one (or more) of them to your recipe. You'll create a new recipe all your own!


Jeni, another satisfied Vegan Coach fan"OMG! Sassy, your site ROCKS! It's well organized & linked up w/ TONS of helpful hints & flavorful tidbits. The cooking guide made my dinner simple & scrumptious. Thank you! I'm totally bookmarking you. ;~)"

-- Jeni from the great state of Texas



Vegan Cooking From Scratch -- Learn how to easily create vegan meals based on whole foods

Visit Cooking From Scratch to see a REAL LIVE VEGAN in action! In our Vegan Coach world, cooking from scratch means taking whole foods from their raw state (like beans, whole grains, and veggies), cooking them up, then mixing and matching to make your very own one-of-a-kind vegan dishes.

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Wraps

And each and every dish I share with you includes a photo with a full explanation of how I pulled the dish together like these OMG-these-are-outstanding-and-I-can't-get-enough Quinoa Breakfast Wraps. Yummmm...


Check out our Vegan Nutrition TipsCooking yummy food is only half of the equation. It's also important to create meals that will support your good health.

If you've found yourself removing animal foods from your diet, but you haven't replaced them with plant-based foods that supply equal (or better) amounts of nutrients, then you'll be interested in reading Vegan Nutrition Made Easy.

You'll also learn all about the ins and outs of protein, Vitamin B12, the Vegan Food Pyramid, vegetables, whole grains, and more!


Miljan, another Vegan Coach fan"We're completely mad about your site. We love every moment of it. Keep up the wonderful work of educating us."
-- Marc and Miljan, Chicago, Illinois




Ready to go vegan? Click for our helpful tips!

So you've decided to go vegan, but you're not exactly sure where to start, right? So much NOISE out there it's hard to know where to put your attention or who to trust. Click for our best and most helpful tips.




The best vegan books. Our top picks!

Searching for the best vegan books? As a long-time vegan, I've read and reviewed many books. This collection is full of my favorites, and they'll help to make your learning curve easier. Click here to find books that will get you going.




Check out our fun and helpful online Vegan Courses!Want some hands-on helpful guidance?

You'll love our collection of fun and helpful online vegan eCourses.

We'll show you how to design a vegan lifestyle that's highly personalized, so everything is completely customized whether planning a menu, stocking your kitchen, choosing ingredients to cook with, creating your own recipes or exploring effective weight loss.

All of our courses are based on the same "rules of the vegan road" that we've taught since we started VeganCoach.com back in February of 2007: How to live a personalized, customized and unique vegan lifestyle. Because YOU are unique! Our students love this experience, and I think you might too.   :O)




There is so much for you to discover on this site including menu planning and weight loss tips, kitchen organization advice, tips for new Vegans and so much more!

And it's all based on our belief (and experience!) that custom-made, personalized natural plant-based cooking is the best way to live an easy breezy vegan lifestyle.

And if you have any questions we can help you with you can send me a note through my Contact form.

Thanks again for being here! Now, let's get cookin'.   :)

*Cheers!*

Sassy's Signature

Patty "Sassy" Knutson
Vegan Coach
Nutritional Consultant
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
VeganCoach.com

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