Tired of asking "What's For Dinner?" The key to easy vegan meals is cooking without recipes! Quick, creative and fun meals based on the flavors you love.
If you ever feel frustrated that things don't seem to be going as smoothly in the kitchen as you'd like—and you're spending far too much time making your meals—I'm here to tell you the struggle is real!
That's because if you're like most people, you're relying on recipes day in and day out to make it through. But really the key to making yummy vegan meals that come together in a snap is learning how cook without recipes just like we do.
It means cooking on-the-fly; freestyle! Very little is "scripted" or planned out when you learn how to cook vegan in this way. You just step into your kitchen, figure out which foods you have to play with and get cookin' as you create vegan meals that are super quick to pull together and best of all based on the flavors you love.
Suddenly, your time spent in the kitchen is fun! (Yes, fun! It's probably the number one thing we hear from our students — they never knew cooking could be such a blast; you'll feel so free!)
VeganCoach.com has been online since 2007, and since the beginning we've been teaching our peeps that the end goal is learning how to cook without a recipe in sight. Because it's the fastest way to get in and out of your kitchen and on with life! Doesn't that sound like a good plan?
Below you'll find helpful pages filled with tips and advice that have been hand-selected to help you get started cooking vegan meals without recipes.
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Patty "Sassy" Knutson
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Okay, NVC may not be a very flashy name or a sexy concept, but once you've mastered it we think you'll agree that this will be a game-changer for you in the kitchen.
We'll help you learn the practical steps to living an easy vegan lifestyle so you can make vegan meals on-the-fly in 30 minutes or less—it's fun!
Ready to play with your food? Learn vegan cooking tips that help you make whole food meals that taste great and are good for you too! Use what you have on hand for quick meals every day.
There is a lot of information tucked within our website and the Vegan Cooking Guide (above) and this Tutorial will help you find your way around.
If you ever feel confused about which cooking technique out there is the best one to use, you're not alone! I mean, there's sautéing, steaming, pressure cooking, slow cooking, and more...man alive! We'll help you zero in on which foods you want to cook and the best ways to cook them so you can pick and choose to find the tools that work best for you.
Do your vegan meals take you longer than 15 minutes to get on the table? My friend, there IS an easier way. Learn the secrets to easy vegan meals so you can get in and out of the kitchen and on with life.
All the dishes you'll find here were created at the last minute, with no recipe in sight. That's how we do things, and that's what you'll learn from us. You'll learn how to simply go into the kitchen, open the fridge, freezer, and cupboards to see which whole foods are hiding inside, and then get to work pulling tasty easy vegan meals together.
Learn the art of pressure cooker cooking. We begin by covering the benefits of cooking under pressure. Plus, which vegan foods cook up best in a cooker and which don't. You're going to love this 3-part series.
Learn how to build a sauce from scratch and why I chose the ingredients I did. This will give you a basic idea that you can build on to create your own vegan sauces.
Learn to make your own creamy dreamy soup from scratch without a recipe that you can use over and over with fresh new ingredients so you can make a different soup each and every time.
This is our flagship course, a series of online classes devoted to cooking with the seasons -- without recipes! If cooking without recipes intrigues you or is something you've been interested in but you haven't quite figured out how to actually pull it off in your day-to-day life, then this is the course for you.
Learn to create healthy and mouthwatering quick vegan sauces that turn any meal from boring to sinful-tasting without a smidge of guilt!
Need a fresh new idea for dinner? Use what you have on hand to make easy vegan, delicious and nutritious meatless Veggie Loaves that will transform your meals from boring to fun!
As you may have figured out by now, we teach improvisational, recipe-free cooking. So along those lines THIS course will show you how to quickly and easily pull together "unscripted" meal plans. So rather than handing you meal plans, we go deeper into the process so you know WHAT to eat every day as well as HOW MUCH so your basic nutritional needs are met. Wouldn't you love to learn how to create custom-made and personalized meals every day that are well-balanced? That's what Plan It With Sass! is all about.
This course is very similar to Plan It With Sass! (above) but with a focus on healthy and long-term natural vegan weight loss. So just as with Plan It! you'll be learning all about custom-made and personalized meal and menu planning that ensures your basic nutritional needs are met, while guiding you to make choices that support your weight loss efforts. This is a very popular course and our students love learning so much about how their body works (especially their digestive system) and what has been holding them back from shedding the pounds.
Thanks for visiting, my sweet. I'm here if you need me! :)
"There are many websites for vegans that offer countless recipes but none, that I've found, which teach you how to cook without recipes using what you have at hand. Since discovering your website and your courses, my cooking skills have improved out of sight and I've found cooking creatively a lot easier, more enjoyable and a whole lot more delicious!"
-- Gregg B., Perth, Australia