Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginner Cooks

Watch video above to see how I made these ridiculously easy recipes! Scroll down for the written recipes.

Here’s the thing – I don’t really believe that there is such a thing as a BAD COOK. In the end, it’s all about following recipes if you are someone that is a “bad cook”. If the recipe is simple and easy enough to follow, then it really should be fool proof! Am I wrong?

I personally don’t even see myself as a good cook, even though I have a YouTube channel dedicated to cooking and recipes… My whole brand is that I make simple recipes that anyone (including myself) can make without being a master chef. See – I just make easy-to-make dishes that don’t require much skill!

These recipes are EXACTLY that. Honestly, with a few little tricks, you could make anyone believe that you are a really good cook… even though you’re making the most simple dishes! These are both super delicious and easy to make, guys…. just give them a go!


Easy Udon Noodle Stir Fry (Vegan) Recipe

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1/4 block smoked tofu or vegan hot dogs or whatever vegan protein of choice
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 stalk green onion (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen stir fry veggie mix
  • Other vegetables if desired
  • 1 serving pre-cooked udon noodles
  • Sauce ingredients:
    • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce (depending on how salty you want and/or how much veggie you add)
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
    • 1 clove garlic, minced OR 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
    • 1/2 tbsp sake (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Optional toppings: toasted sesame seeds, Sriracha (spicy) sauce


  1. Meanwhile, chop the onions, smoked tofu, green onion and other desired fresh vegetables (I prefer into long, thin pieces). Mince garlic if using a garlic clove instead of powder.
  2. In a frying pan or wok, heat a little oil on medium-high heat, then add in chopped onion for a minute or two until slightly softened.
  3. Add smoked tofu and other veggies (including frozen veggies if you are using them) and sautee for a few minutes until veggies are mostly cooked.
  4. Add in udon noodles with a splash of water to help separate.
  5. Add in sauce ingredients and mix well.
  6. Stir fry for a couple of minutes (adding a little water if it gets dry/sticky) until udon is finished.
  7. Add in sesame oil and mix well. Top with toasted sesame seeds and/or spicy sauce, if desired. Plate and serve immediately!


Red Lentils in Tomato (Vegan) Recipe

Ingredients (around 2 servings):

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red split lentils, dry
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes or freshly diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Splash of sake or white wine (optional)


  1. In a non-stick wok or frying pan, heat a little oil (or use water if you prefer to be oil-free) on medium-high heat and cook onions for a couple of minutes until slightly softened.
  2. Add in rest of ingredients, mix well and bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat down low, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until lentils have completely cooked (check on it once in a while to stir everything and make sure it’s not sticking).
  4. Serve with rice or pasta!


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2 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginner Cooks”

  1. Hi, I love your channel and have tried out several recipes with good results. Just had the red lentils tonight and they were great – really tasty. I was very cheap and lazy as I had them with bread and butter. Very easy prep, and will definitely have again; with pasta probably.

    Thanks again! Oh by the way the printed recipe doesn’t say how much water to use(I don’t think). I improvised and it was all good.

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