What’s for dinner?

I don’t do recipes. In general. This isn’t unique, especially among vegans. This is how I go about cooking:

What do I have and what do I need to use NOW before it walks out of here by itself?

Fairly typical haul from my fridge + pantry:


2 bits of cabbage, regular + purple, broccoli, fake meat,
corn, black beans, aubergine puree, white pasta


There is one thing I’m likely to measure: pasta/grains. I’m in a 30g /serving because that works for me. That being said, I do encourage you to find your own number!

As for the rest, eyeball it? Intuitive eating—learn to love it!

Spice it up!

Pick a favorite spice from your collection!


Order of execution

Start with the pasta and while it’s cooking away chop your broccoli and get it in the pan with a bit of coconut oil. A table spoon should do it. Unless you want more. While it’s sizzling away, start chopping the cabbage and add it to the pan.

Sprinkle the broccoli + cabbage with your spice of choice, add a bit of garlic in some form for good measure, and pepper.

When the broccoli + cabbage start to go soft (however soft you want them), add fake meat, beans and corn; they just need a wee bit of heat.

Add salt when your remove the pan from the heat.

Serve it up with the pasta and the aubergine puree, and if you want to be fancy, sprinkle some seeds on top.

This should take you no more than 15 minutes and yield about 4 servings.


This approach isn’t great when non-vegans ask me But what do you eat?? Because the answer is really Whatever I have in the house/feel like. I realize that is zero percent helpful.

Someone recently commented that But watery greens don’t keep me full. Yes well if we have a look at the above picture…I’m not exactly living off of cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce, now am I? Because I agree that would not keep me full nor satisfied. You need to get your grains and/or pasta, beans and maybe something from the root family in there too. Think colorful, lots of flavor, maybe take your starting point in a veggie you can stick in the oven for a bit with garlic, and then add a few things you think would pair up nicely with it.

Does that make sense at all?

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post.

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