I'm currently omnivorous, but have recently enjoyed some vegan meals. I'd like to learn to cook vegan, but have no idea how to build a vegan pantry.
So a friend of mine recently became a vegan, two months before my annual black history month soul food dinner. This left me scrambling, but I found Bryant Terry's cookbook Vegan Soul Kitchen
, which totally saved me, and a good time was had by all at my dinner.
Since then I've eaten a few more vegan meals, and really enjoyed them. I'd like to try incorporating more vegan meals into my diet. My goal is to eat vegan at least 2-3 times a week. But right now my pantry is totally geared towards my current meat-eating ways, and I'm not sure how to transition it.
One of the things I loved about the Weight Watchers cookbooks I bought some years ago is how the authors put a grocery shopping list in the front of every cookbook, with a note to the effect of "This is what you will need to starting cook the recipes inside this book, as well as other healthy recipes--use this list to stock your pantry accordingly." That was a huge
help to me. Is there such a grocery shopping list floating around out there somewhere online, or in a vegan cookbook, for people looking to start cooking vegan? Or can the vegans here at AskMetafilter help me put one together?
From shopping for my soul food dinner, I have leftover:
* Whole wheat flour
* Nutritional yeast flakes
* a can of chickpeas
I will be getting this cookbook
, 'cause I freakin' LOVE greens. In the AskMetafilter archives I also found this
, and this
, and this
very helpful post so I have some guidance.
But I'd really love to have a straight-up grocery shopping list to help me buy the basic items for an occasional vegan diet. And if there are recommendations for stuff I might already have in my pantry that I can use veganally (if that's a word), let me have 'em!
Thanks in advance!