Vegan Budget Meals for under 2 Euros/Dollars (healthy & cozy recipes)


Hello hello hello! Today’s video features 4 delicious vegan budget meals, each one for under 2 dollars/euros. Some even only cost me 90 cents per serving: A super cozy cheeseless pasta bake made with cauliflower, a spicy Korean inspired stew, a crispy stovetop only potato bowl and my new favorite one pot gnocchi meal.

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#1 One Pot Pumpkin Gnocchi

350g-400g hokkaido pumpkin (½ smaller pumpkin or 12.3oz – 14.1 oz)
1 tbsp veg oil
1 onion
a pinch of red pepper flakes
⅔ zucchini
2-3 cloves garlic
2 cups veggie broth
400g vegan gnocchi (14.1oz)
1 heaping tbsp hummus
2 cups veggie broth (500ml)
lots of spices: couple dashes each: cumin, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, pepper, dried herbs … whatever else you want to add
juice of 1 lemon
a few tbsp frozen or fresh parsley, chopped
optional: 2 tsp miso paste taste really good here as well
sprinkle of sesame seeds for serving

→ 2-3 servings

#2 One Pot Korean Inspired Veggie Stew

210g long grain rice (1 cup)*

⅓ zucchini
150g pumpkin or carrot or (sweet) potato (5.3oz)
200g mushrooms (70z)
2-3 spring onions
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp oil
2 cups veggie broth (500ml)
3 tbsp vegan kimchi
1-2 sheets of roasted seaweed
80 g semi firm tofu
1 heaping tbsp vegan fermented soybean paste (miso paste also works)
1 tsp gochujang or to taste!
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1-2 tsp agave syrup
salt and spices of choice to taste
sprinkle of sesame seeds
→ serves 3

*how I cooked the rice:

Add 1 cup of rice (210g) + 2 cups water (500ml) to a medium sized pot. Place a ventilated lid on top. Bring it up to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium low, letting it simmer for 15-20 minutes. The water should be all evaporated by then. Take the pot off the heat. The rice can steam through for another 5 minutes or so, keeping the lid on.

#3 Cauliflower Pasta Bake

1 head of cauliflower, small to medium sized ~ 500g, cut into florets
2 1⁄2 cups veggie broth (625ml)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp agave
1⁄4 cup water (60ml)
1 cup non dairy milk (250ml)
2 1⁄2 tbsp nutritional yeast
juice of 1⁄2 lemon
1 ¼ tsp salt
300-350 g small cut pasta of choice (10,58oz-12.3oz)
1⁄4 cup bread crumbs (25g)

→ serves 4

#3.5 Quick Pickled Red Onions

4 red onions, cut into rings
3 tsp maple, agave syrup or sugar
1 ¼ tsp salt
¼ cup apple cider vinegar (60ml)
½ cup white wine vinegar (125ml)
1 cup hot or room temp water (250ml)
→ use a heat proof glass jar that’s able to hold more than 2 cups of water (over 500ml)

#4 Crispy Potato Bowl w Tofu Tahini Dip

220g potatoes
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp oil

for the sauce:
150g semi firm tofu* (5.3oz)
juice of ½ lemon
1 tbsp white tahini
optional: 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp agave syrup
salt, spices to taste
for serving:
lamb’s lettuce
a few tbsp pickled onions

→ serves 2


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  1. I can highly recommend the German classical "Eintop":

    Just fry some onions, then put in cut POTATOS, CARROTS and after 1-2 min BROWN LENTILS and VEGETABLE BROTH. Let everything cook for about 15 min and add some PEAS & PARSLEY and other (green) spices!!! Let it simmer till the end (+3-5 min).
    (The classical dish often comes with sausages which you can easily skip or replace :))

    Bon appétit <3

  2. Hey Mina! The korean paste you used is actually ssamjang (쌈장) [second row, last two words on the package], which is often used in kbbq where you use a leaf to wrap rice, a protein, kimchi, etc with a tiny dollop of ssamjang. Ssamjang is made of gochujang, the doenjang you were wanting to use, sesame oil, and lots of other ingredients. Doenjang looks like 된장. (I know there's a lot of words on the package lol). Good luck next time! 🙂

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  4. Zuppa Toscana (or Ribollita): leak and carrots with some oil in a pan.
    Add black kale, tomato sauce, salt, beans, a but if water and Chili flakes.
    Finish everything with old bread or potatoes or left over pasta.
    Super easy, low budget and perfect for these cold almost winter evenings.

  5. I go to Lidl/Aldi at 9pm at night and buy 75% off staples such as meat and fish which sometimes cost as little as 80p, These can be frozen, so can fruit and vegetables for smoothies. As a student I've been spending less than £5 a week on shopping, this means I can save my money on other things such as travelling and the future etc. I love saving money and if you do too, honestly try it.

  6. A really good vegan snack is toast with hummus and pesto with olive oil, red onion, vegan feta and spices – I usually have paprika, salt and pepper. One time I had some olives laying around and they were good on it, also roasted chickpeas are a great addition. You could probably put anything on it!