I’m Vegan But My Partner Isn’t: 10 Tasty Recipes To Help Them Convert

by Lindsay S. Nixon

When one partner is vegan and the other isn't, things might get a little complicated once dinner time comes around. So how exactly do you get past this hurdle?

For starters, let the food do the talking. A nutritious, tasty meal that leaves you feeling great afterward will overshadow their worries about eating vegan!

Here are a few of my favorite vegan recipes that will help you and your partner find common ground.

1. Thai Crunch Salad

Ingredients

4 cups napa cabbage, red cabbage, or lettuce (or a combination)

1 carrot, julienned

2 green onions, sliced

¼ cup frozen edamame (soy beans), thawed

½ cucumber, sliced

Thai Peanut Dressing

crushed peanuts (optional)

fresh cilantro (optional)

lime wedges (garnish)

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2. Oyster Mushroom Scampi

Ingredients

1 cup oyster mushrooms, coarsely chopped

1 cup vegetable broth

2 whole garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

1 tsp yellow miso paste (optional)

1 tsp kelp (optional)

8 ounces whole wheat pasta, cooked

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3. Potato Queso Quesadillas

Ingredients

1 cup carrots, chopped

2 cup mashed potato

½ cup nutritional yeast

2 tbsp yellow mustard

2 tbsp miso

2 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

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4. Bella Tacos

Ingredients

1 cup water

1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

½ tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp onion powder

1 small onion, diced

2 whole portobello mushrooms

4 small corn tortillas

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5. Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

¾ cup frozen corn, thawed

¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed

¼ cup cornmeal

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp onion flakes

½ tsp cumin

¾ cup salsa

2 whole green bell pepper, cut into boats

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6. Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients


8 ounces whole wheat lasagna noodles

14 ounces extra-firm tofu

10 ounces spinach, frozen

2 tbsp Italian seasoning

¼ cup nutritional yeast

¼ cup vegan parmesan

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp garlic powder

¼ tsp salt

25 ounces marinara sauce

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7. Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

⅛ tsp garlic powder

⅛ tsp onion powder

8 ounces whole wheat pasta, uncooked

12 ounces mori tofu, extra firm

1 cup nondairy milk

¼ tsp nutmeg

⅛ tsp salt

a dash of black pepper

a dash of cayenne pepper

½ cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp vegan parmesan (optional)

2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced (optional)

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8. Aztec Corn Salad



Ingredients

2 cups frozen corn, thawed

15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup cooked quinoa

3 tbsp lime juice

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9. Raw Chilli



Ingredients

2 whole portobello mushrooms

4 whole carrots (large)

3 whole celery ribs

1 whole red bell pepper

¼ cup ketchup

1 whole garlic clove

1 tbsp cumin

3 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp chili powder

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

a dash of hot sauce (optional)

¼ cup low sodium soy sauce

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10. Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake



Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup nondairy milk

1 whole apple, diced

1 whole apple, sliced thin

1 tbsp raw sugar

¼ tsp cinnamon

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