Very Happy Vegan

Learning From the Pros in Vegan Cooking Classes

With the tips and recipes you'll get at our workshop,
there’s nothing stopping you from whipping up your own
vegan ice cream creations at home with fun toppings!

We offer to vegans a unique opportunity –
learn how to cook delicious plant-based dishes
to enjoy yourself, and to impress others

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nutrition plus plenty of quick and easy recipes.

Vegan Cooking

It could be easier than you think.

What to eat

Vegan food covers an amazing range of styles and tastes and can be inventive, fresh, comforting, gourmet, tasty and easy. As you change to a vegan diet, rather than focus on cutting out non-vegan foods, focus on crowding them out with new foods that you are discovering.

What to buy

Nutritious vegan eating can be inexpensive and quick to prepare using ingredients found in any supermarket, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and herbs and spices. Fresh whole plant foods such as these should make up the bulk of your diet for optimum health.

What to make

Easy to make vegan dishes include stir fry, pasta, rice and beans, curry, sushi, salads, pad thai, quinoa, pizza, pancakes, french toast, waffles, burgers, soup, wraps, stew, sandwiches, cookies, ice-cream, cakes, pies and many more. To find recipes, just google the name of the dish plus "vegan".

Best options
for a vegan cooking

Using leftovers

As a general guideline, we prepare meals at home like this: we choose one starch which we cook in bulk (like rice, millet, wheat berries or pasta) and then prepare different meals every day with it.

Using rice

When we use rice, we might make an Asian oil-free stir fry with tofu the first day, a tomato curry the next, and a quick sushi bowl the third day. Using millet, we cook up some Italian-flavored veggies (like zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, tomatoes) the first day, put the cold millet in a soup the second day, and mix it with beans, cucumber, and other raw veggies the third day.

Using pasta

Another option would be to choose pasta which you can enjoy with lentil Bolognese or marinara sauce the first day, then prepare a pasta salad the next, and have a casserole with some random veggies and sauce the third day.

How to thrive
with a vegan diet

Stocking your kitchen

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, right? If you don’t have enough food at home, you cannot prepare anything. We recommend you get some fresh veggies like lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, and cucumber. They can be enjoyed raw or thrown into a quick stir-fry and be ready in just a few minutes.

Importance of starches

Definitely get a variety of starches: rice, couscous, oats, polenta, wheat berries, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, potatoes, and sweet potatoes are a few options. Tortilla wraps, pasta, and bread also offer lots of choices.

Pick what you prefer

Then get some beans and lentils, canned or frozen if you want more convenience. Frozen bags of veggies will also come in handy! Finally, fresh fruit is the quickest and healthiest snack ever. See what’s in season and what you like most.


Program Master at VeryHappyVegan,
Master's Degree in Nutrition Education

I have always loved sharing food and showing others how tasty vegan, conscious food can be. After catering for retreats for years, I recently (and rather excitedly) published my first book ‘Vegan Kitchen’. It’s brimming with vegan, wheat-free and free from refined sugar recipes - the best for your food self-education program.

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