The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook: 125 Freezer-Friendly Recipes

The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook: 125 Freezer-Friendly Recipes

by Ginny Kay McMeans


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A plant-based diet that is as satisfying as Mom's home cooking

Vegan food with down-home appeal is the sort of vegan food Americans want to eat. Sit down to a dinner that looks and tastes great, but just happens to be completely plant-based so it's also good for you. That's how Ginny McMeans cooks, and here she shares 125 of her favorite recipes. Every recipe can also be made-ahead and frozen for later, as these meals are designed for the busy person. This is delicious, homemade, everyday food that you can cook fresh on a whim or pull from your freezer for a quick healthy supper. Recipes include:

  • Sweet Potato Chili Logs
  • Ranch Tacos
  • Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

It's the kind of food you'll simply want to make and eat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573046
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 01/04/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 491,323
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ginny Kay McMeans is the recipe developer, photographer, and blogger behind She is the author of  The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook  and  The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook  and has been featured by Huffington Post, Shape, MSN, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Healthline, MindBodyGreen, Healthy Magazine, and many more.  She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband and all the other critters that love the heat.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Party Pleasers 27

Western Wontons 29

Garlic Hummus Stuffed Mini Cups 30

Mini Burritos 33

Mushroom Purses 34

Spicy Stuffed Crescents 37

Cauliflower Chickpea Pizza Bites 38

Chickpea Balls in Marinara Sauce 41

Lentil Balls in Sweet-and Sour Sauce 42

Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Crostini 45

Roasted Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Spread 46

Spinach Artichoke Dip 49

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus 50

Edamame Hummus 53

Apple Pie Crescent Triangles 54

Soft Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzel Bites 57

Chapter 2 Wake Up & Eat 59

Cinnamon Crescent Rings 61

Chocolate Layered Cinnamon Rolls 62

Trail Mix Donuts 65

Irresistible Granola 66

Fruit-Filled Half-Moon Pies 69

Orange Pecan Muffins 70

Energy Date Muffins 73

Good Morning Muffins 74

Crunchy-Topped Coffee Cake 77

German Apple Coffee Cake 78

Coconut Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake 81

Historical Raisin Bread 82

Classic Breakfast Burritos 85

Loaded Breakfast Burritos 86

Banana Oat Bran Waffles 89

Maple Oatmeal Pancakes 90

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes 93

Extra-Special Protein Bars 94

Chapter 3 To Warm You from the Inside Out 97

Split Pea Soup 99

Onion Soup Spectacular 100

Poblano Chiles Pinto Bean Soup 103

Rich Tomato Soup 104

West African Peanut Soup 107

Slow Cooker Vegan Sausage Black Bean Soup 108

Oaxacart Tortilla Soup 111

SkilletBean and Barley Soup 112

Creamy Mushroom Tomato Soup 115

Italian Cannellini Soup 116

Tuscan Dltalini Soup 119

Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew 120

White Bean Chili 123

Win the Chili Contest Chili 124

Chapter 4 Side Dishes to Complement 127

Sweet Potato Chili Logs 129

Green Bean Casserole 130

Creamy Broccoli Bake 133

French Onion Casserole 134

Slow Cooker Refried Beans 137

Baby Corn Stir-Fry 138

Mashed Potato Casserole 141

Cauliflower Tots 142

Lentil Salad 145

Balsamic Roasted Broccoli 146

Roasted Tomato and Baked Risotto 149

Wild Rice Blend and Mushroom Casserole 150

Tamari Green Beans-Stir-Fry 153

Freezing Potatoes for Hash Browns 154

Fresh Corn with Chipotle Maple Sauce 157

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 158

Cauliflower and Mushroom Crumble 161

Italian Roasted Cauliflower 162

Caramelized Vegetables 165

Vegan Sausage Dressing 166

Slow Cooker Pull-Apart Pizza Rolls 169

Chapter 5 Hearty Meals 171

Slow Cooker Mushrooms and Rico 173

Rigatoni and Vegan Sausage Casserole 174

Black Bean Salsa Tacos 177

Lasagne Rolls 178

Teriyaki Stir-Fry 181

Cowboy Lasagne 182

South of the Border Black Beans and Rice 185

American Tetrazzini 186

Ranch Tacos 189

Californian Chili and Rice Casserole 190

Red Lentil and Rice Loaf 193

Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas 194

Five-Spice Comfort Pita Sandwiches 197

Just Right Sweet Potato Patties 198

Chipotle Lentil Patties 201

Panini Chill Bean Cakes 202

Black Beans and Rice Enchiladas 205

Vegetable Enchiladas 206

Edamameand Lentils over Fried Polenta 209

Vegetable Curry 210

Pizza Sandwiches 213

White Bean Sandwiches 214

Pasta Chili Bake 217

Roasted Veggies Bowl 218

Chapter 6 Extra Embellishments 221

Homemade Ketchup 223

Basil Nut Pesto 224

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa 227

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 228

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce 231

Slow Cooker Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce 232

Blueberry Ginger Preserves 235

Strawberry Chia Jam 236

Butterscotch Sauce 239

Praline Sauce 240

Chapter 7 Sweetness 243

Chocolate Crepes 245

Chocolate Matcha Mint Cookies 246

Cinnamon Maple Cookies 249

Big Fat Cherry Pecan Cookies 250

Chocolate Sugar Cookies 253

Magic Cookie Bars 254

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bars 257

Apricot Oatmeal Crumb Bars 258

Peanut Butter Cup Balls 261

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Dough Balls 262

Kahlúa Truffles 265

Carrot Cake Cupcakes 266

Black Walnut Raisin Bread 269

Moist and Extravagant Carrot Bundt Cake 270

Chapter 8 Always Frozen 273

Chunky Peanut Butter Ice Cream 275

Chocolate Espresso Ice Cream 276

Almond Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream 279

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Ice Cream 280

Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Pops 283

Strawberry Bonbons 284

Watermelon Citrus Pops 287

Cherry Apple Pops 288

Mixed Fruit Popsicles 291

Index 293

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