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Easy Meals I make all the Time. (quick, vegan & satisfying)

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Today’s video includes 5 EASY, CHEAP and SATISFYING meal ideas. All vegan, super quick to make and of course super tasty as well. I’ve been living off these recipes, seriously.

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Written, produced and filmed by Mina Rome.
Edited by Mina Rome and Patricia Toscano.


#1 DIY Instant Noodle Soup 0:26

for the crispy tofu:

200g (7oz) firm plain tofu
1 tbsp vegetable oil for the pan
1 tbsp cornstarch (or flour)
generous pinch of salt
optional: other spices of choice: turmeric, pepper, paprika, onion powder (a dash of each)

for the soup:

500ml hot water (2 cups), more if needed
1 vegetable stock cube
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 spring onion, divided in white and green part
4 small sheets of flavored seaweed (OR 1 regular nori sheet, ripped to bits)
1 tsp sesame oil
optional: dash of chili flakes
1 block of ramen/mie noodles (for 1 serving)
1 handful frozen edamame
1 handful baby spinach
1/2 tsp to 1 tsp miso paste

→ serves 1

#2 Korean BBQ Style Tofu Bowl 2:57

200g (7oz) firm plain tofu
1 tbsp cornstarch (or flour)

for the marinade:
1 tsp gochujang (or more to taste)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
pinch of salt
1 tbsp water
optional: pepper, paprika, onion powder (a dash of each)

lil bit of oil for the pan
1-2 servings cooked rice
1-2 servings steamed broccoli
sesame seeds for serving

vg chili mayo for serving
OR → try this quick additional dressing:
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp agave
2 tsp balsamic vinegar

#3 Cozy Leek & Potato Soup 4:54

2 leeks
250g-300g potatoes, peeled (8.8oz – 10.5oz OR 3 medium potatoes)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 handful cashews
1 dash chili flakes
2 cloves garlic, whole, peeled
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 vegetable stock cube
625ml (2 ½ cups) water, more if needed
salt, pepper to taste
optional: 1 tsp sesame oil
optional: fresh cilantro, parsley for serving

for the crispy chickpeas:
1 can chickpeas (400g = 14oz)
1 tbsp vegan butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar

→ serves 2

#4 Protein Pasta 7:15

1-2 servings pasta of choice (i like half lentil half regular)

for the sauce:
1 – 1 ½ cups premade tomato sauce (225g – 350g)
200g silken tofu (7oz)
1 heaping tbsp hummus or vg cream cheese
optional: 1-2 handfuls vg pizza cheese
optional: 2-3 handfuls baby spinach

→ serves 1-2

#5 Homemade Kimbap 8:35

1 cup (200g) short grain rice, dry
1 ¾ cup (430ml)
generous pinch of salt
1 tsp sesame oil
→ yields enough rice for 3 rolls


wash the rice and add to pot w water, salt, sesame oil
bring pot up to a quick boil
reduce heat to medium low
once the water has calmed down a bit, put on lid half way
allow to simmer/steam for 15 min
take off the heat
let cool completely, with lid on fully

3 sheets seaweed
fillings of choice:
cucumber, korean radish, carrot, tofu, garlic spinach, vg cream cheese (1 tbsp per kimbap roll) …

serve with soy sauce, chili sauce, etc

MUSIC credits:
Dakkuma – Other day –
Aki no ame –

2am Lofi Animal Crossing:
Even Kicks – Il Pleut des Cordes –
Outro: BETTER LIVVIN – Hold My Tongue –

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Credit: YouTube/Mina Rome


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