Tips & Tricks

Here’s a directory of all the little tips and tricks that I’ve shared within my posts. I’ll be adding to this page every now and then, so stay tuned for new info. Let me know if you have any questions!

Vegan Ingredients

Confused about some of the vegan ingredients mentioned on this site? Check out my Vegan Ingredients section for information on what they are and where you can find them.

Shopping Tips

  • Whole nuts are often more expensive than those in smaller pieces, so if your recipe calls for chopped pecans/walnuts/peanuts, go ahead and buy them that way. You’ll save money and it will be less work for you!
  • Scope-out Asian grocery stores for affordable Sriracha sauce, rice paper wrappers, and dehydrated mushrooms.

Kitchen Tools

Proper tools are essential. I tend to favor a minimalist approach – I don’t need a bunch of gadgets, but I do like good-quality basic items. For more info, visit my Favorite Kitchen Tools page.

DIY – Do It Yourself!

There’s no need to buy expensive store-bought versions of these basic things when they’re so easy to make at home. The other benefit? You’ll know exactly what’s in them!

Basic Hummus

Make Hummus

Vegan Pesto

Make Fresh Pesto

Homemade Vegan Cheese

Make Vegan Cheese

Fresh Spring Rolls (Rice Paper Rolls) w/ Peanut Sauce

Make Fresh Spring Rolls

Orange Julius Protein Shake

Make Vegan Orange Julius

Homemade Bath Salts

Make Bath Salts

Here’s a collection of all my DIY recipes

Freezer Tricks

Freezing Ginger

Freeze Minced Ginger

Vegan Pesto

Freeze Fresh Pesto

Raw Vegan Mango-Banana Ice Cream

Make Raw Vegan Ice Cream


  • I try to make a double batch of all my hot soups, my quinoa chili and tofu cannelloni recipes, and freeze the leftovers for later. It’s the same amount of work, and I get multiple meals in half the time!
  • Here’s a list of all my freezer-friendly recipes

Q: Do you have a favorite food tip or trick? Please share it in the comments area below!


  1. Celeste says:

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. So far, the curried coconut quinoa recipe was awesome. To be continued…

    • vegangela says:

      Yay! You’re so welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

  2. Maris says:


    I am looking to go Vegan to lose weight…I need to lose about 10 kilos.
    Can you help?

    Maris X

    • Hi Maris – I’m not a certified nutritionist, so unfortunately I’m not able to provide any personal assistance in this area. But my overall rule is to eat less processed food and more fresh foods. The recipes on this site are mostly very healthy and should be a good start. Good luck!

  3. Sabrina says:

    This blog is fantastic!

  4. Wendy says:

    My daughter recently went vegan, this is such a wonderful website with awesome recipes to make for her and the rest of the family too! Thank you so much for posting.

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to share such nice feedback. I’m honored!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I just wanted to tell you how amazing this site is! I have it bookmarked for inspiration on dinner ideas and desserts…. the mushroom soup was amazing and I recently made your healthy truffles for a dinner party! Love healthy indulgence.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks so much for the kind words – glad you’re digging my recipes :)

  6. CoachSherriB says:

    I think you are awesome. Thank you for your recipes & tpis.

  7. Kelli says:

    Really excited to try your recipes! My husband & I just watched the documentary “Fed Up” on Netflix & it was eye-opening, to say the least. The recipes look doable & delicious!

  8. You really doing good job! I really like your Vegan tips

  9. Sally says:

    Hi. I’ve been doing a carb cycling meal plan for a few weeks now. I like it but would rather not eat as much meat as I’ve been doing. I’ve Googled several times and your website keeps coming up. So I figured I’d check it out. Very impressed with the recipes, photos, and ease of navigation. I’ve downloaded it to my phones homepage. I look forward to learning more. Thank you.

  10. Kel says:

    Bless you for this blog!!! 6 weeks vegan and im running out of options thank you :)

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