Podcast #96: Vegan Swaps & Recipes for Animal Products

February 23, 2021

Trying to add more healthy plants to your diet? Today's podcast shares some easy vegan swaps and recipes to ease the transition. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Are you thinking of adding more plants to your diet in 2021?  Today's podcast shares some easy vegan swaps to ease the transition.

Finding substitutions for animal products is perhaps the most difficult part of vegan cooking. But it can also be the healthiest thing you can do. For example, when you switch one tablespoon of aquafaba for one egg, you cut out 5 grams of fat and 75 calories.  So if you are looking for equally delicious and healthy vegan swaps, look no further.

Podcast #96 will introduce you to many vegan swaps and recipes along with:

  • Healthy Eating Checklist
  • Oil Substitutes
  • Best Vegan Banana Bread: Oil-Free & Super Moist
  • Whipped Cream and Meringue
  • Egg Replacements
  • Aquafaba
  • Quick Black Bean Veggie Burgers (recipe below)
  • The Best Vegan Binding Agents
  • Cream and Sauce Substitutes
  • Sunflower Pasta Alfredo Sauce (recipe below)
  • Gelatin Precautions

I hope today's simple vegan swaps helps your transition to a plant-based diet.

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Burger with Avocado
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Serves: 3
  • 1 15-ounce can cooked black beans, rinsed and lightly dried
  • 6 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped (add a little sauce if you want it spicier but a little goes a long way)
  • ¼ cup mashed ripe avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture comes together.
  2. Shape into 3 patties. Fry them in a skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.
  3. Garnish with left over avocado, lettuce, and red onion for crunch.

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Vegan Pasta Alfredo Sauce with Sunflower Seeds
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Recipe type: main
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth adding more water if needed.
  2. Serve over pasta.



4 thoughts on “Podcast #96: Vegan Swaps & Recipes for Animal Products

  1. Hi there! I love your podcast and I’m very interested in the healthy eating checklist. I can’t seem to locate it?

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