Vegan Sunday Meal Preparation

Vegan meal

Even vegans need a rest! Weekends are the best because they give you a break from the hectic work week. Usually, Sunday is a special day when my family has that one mouth watering meal to help prepare for the week ahead. As a child my mother always kept some of her best recipes for Sunday lunch. Now it is up to me to keep up the tradition while making it all vegan, right?

Vegan meal

Just one problem to be considered, what am I going to cook? It is not going to be unique if I keep making the same thing week after week. Maybe, you can relate to this… you are thinking of making a vegan dish and just can’t seem to source the correct vegan substitute to make it happen.

Sometimes its not always about availability but price! Sure, your local grocers might have one or two items that you can run and pick up but at what cost? Local retailers, as much as I like to support local, most times do not offer a budget price. If that vegan food product is too expensive you may start to consider changing your mind about the kind of vegan dish you want to prepare.

Instead of frustrating myself one of the the things I do is check online to see who offers what I need at the best price. This can take up a lot of time as I have to visit each retailer and enter their search options. Recently, I’ve found that this site does a good job of providing the best price from multiple retailers at the same time.

For example, there was this particular recipe that called for the use of a slow cook crock-pot. Mine was no longer working so a quick search on revealed the variety available from different retailers. The site showed me one in particular that caught my eye. It was being sold on Amazon as the Crock-pot SCV700-KT at a discounted price! That saved me a lot on time and frustration. Order placed!

By the way, did you know that crock-pots aren’t a new invention? According to wikipedia,

“Slow cookers achieved popularity in the US during the 1940s, when many women began to work outside the home. They could start dinner cooking in the morning before going to work and finish preparing the meal in the evening when they came home.”

Of course, like anything else, preparation is key. I usually like to do things way in advance so I am not ‘spinning top in mud’ close to the time I need to take action. I know some kitchen masters will just decide there and then to make something on the spot but sometimes being vegan takes a little more thought than spur of the moment actions.

Therefore, each start of the week I plan the menu for the following week. Part of that planning process is to ensure I have both the ingredients and kitchen tools necessary.

What are some of the advanced steps you take for vegan Sunday meals? Do you make it special in some way or is it like any other meal during the week?

Possible option for your next Sunday Vegan meal: Healthy Vegan Granola Bars

Author: Trini Vegan

I am an easy-going, empowered Vegan with a keen interest in health, wellness and happy living. I am also an Animal Rights Advocate. I blog and speak out against animal cruelty and other forms of animal exploitation. Please check my "About Me" page for more info.