3 VEGAN DINNER RECIPES | Orange Chicken w Soy Curls | Vegan Sloppy Joes | Easy Ramen | The Edgy Veg

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Here are my 3 easy and vegan week day dinner ideas for you! These 3 easy vegan dinner ideas are a fun twist on the classics -DIY Panda Express Orange chicken, Lentil Sloppy Joes and DIY Easy and Healthy Ramen with Soba Noodles. All of these can be made ahead of time and reheated, or is a dinner made in 30 mins or less.


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It’s time for back to school and busy schedules! Going back to school has never been easier. These easy and healthy dinners are easy healthy and 100% vegan dinner ideas. You can whip them up in no time, and they feed a hungry family of 4 easily. They are even delicious as leftovers that can be packed as a quick and reheat-able healthy school lunch.

This crispy, sticky, tangy orange chicken is so much better than Panda because it’s made with soy curls! I’ve been dying to use soy curls in a recipe and figured why not now! To cook the soy curls simply, pour them into a large bowl and cover with vegetable broth or vegan chicken-style broth and set aside to soak for 10 mins. This will soften them and give them flavour. While you’re waiting for that, you can prepare the delicious orange chicken sauce. Whisk together orange juice, orange zest, coconut sugar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, grated ginger, and if you like it spicy- sriracha. Then transfer half of the sauce into a large bowl or plastic zipper bag.

Drain the soy curls well and press them firmly with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Using your hands is best here. Then add the rehydrated soy curls to the bowl with the sauce and toss to coat them completely. If you are not pressed for time, allow to marinate from 1 hour to overnight- If you are pressed for time, allow to marinate until needed. Like while you cook your rice.

When you’re ready, heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add the saucy soy curls to the skillet and cook until heated through and slightly crispy. Or really crispy if you like them that way. Remove soy curls from the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining sauce to the skillet along with a cornstarch slurry. Cook stirring frequently until the mixture thickens about 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked soy curls, green onions and toss to coat. The serve, divide cooked rice between 4 bowls or plates (about 1 cup per dish) and top with cooked soy curls. Garnish with sesame seeds and extra sliced green onions and voila! Dinner is served.

Traditional Japanese ramen can take a long time to prepare and an even longer time to perfect. To make this easy vegan ramen all you have to do is, heat sesame oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat and cook garlic and ginger until fragrant. Then add your veggie broth of choice- I like No-Chicken-style veggie broth- and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add mushrooms and smoked tofu and cook, stirring occasionally. I LOVE smoked tofu for this recipe because it’s easy, and you don’t need to marinate it like you would regular tofu.To finish off the ramen broth, add soy sauce and wakame to the broth mixture and set aside. Now, cook your soba noodles in a large pot of salted boiling water, and divide between 4 bowls. Top with greens of choice, mushrooms, tofu, green onions and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chilies if you like it spicy.

Did your parents ever make you sloppy joes growing up? Mine did. I would visit my dad on the weekend and he would make us sloppy joes and then give us and the neighborhood kids a “who can be the messiest eater” challenge. In this recipe I used a mix of lentils and veggie ground round- two things I always have in my pantry or fridge. The lentils and ground round ground are cooked with onion, red pepper, garlic cumin, chili powder, BBQ sauce and tomato. And is then scooped high onto a toasted and buttered bun. Try garnishing it with fun toppings like pickles, pickled jalapenos or coleslaw.

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KemAMP says:

veg = zeta evolution wise

KemAMP says:

All vegans comes from Vega, the vegetable star, on which the third planet everything just slowly grow then rots. /the end

Viola Mckar says:

I made my hubby stir fry with this and he swear he was eating meat…. He's a tuff cookie to fool.. Aslong I don't use tofu he will try it… giggles
I usually use Hoosier soy chunks for my orange chicken…
Also it's best to buy it from supplier cause Amazon charge extra…

Jenna Warren says:

Delicious sloppy joes!!!!!! I put pickled jalapeños instead of pickles as I LOVE spicy food! Perfect

Athvna says:

Woahh you’re at 300k+ subscribers, I remember when you were at 30k. I’ve been watching for years love you guys

moi468 says:

I love them! If only all the ingredients were available in my country….

Jono Dav says:

Um, Worcestershire sauce normally has anchovies in it, doesn't it?

Proud AMERICAN says:

Ughhh. Seeing that dog so close to that food ended it for me. Oh well. Im sure a cleaner cook will have a like video

Kelly Cogswell says:

I made Orange Chicken with Soy Curls last weekend (after finally finding soy curls on Amazon) and it was DELICIOUS! The only thing I decided to do differently was double the sauce. OH, and I had orange juice but no orange, so I didn't add zest. Still, AMAZING! Thank you Edgy Veg

Antoinette Lashay says:

There is literally nowhere in Vegas I can purchase these butler soy curls and I'm sad now

Jenny Snizer says:

Please do a vegan three meats pizza recipe

Neso says:

Hey edgy veg!!!!.. can u do chicken shuwarama with those soy curls?… if u can? Can u make a video !! Please !

Mary Flickinger says:

Could you please develop a yummy "meatloaf" recipe using lentils or such? My husband so loves the Amy's meatloaf, and I tried recreating it but failed, plus it's too expensive for us as we care for many rescue animals. It would be awesome to have a homemade version. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome veggie recipes, every one of them is delicious! Thank you so much.

Crystal Scott says:

I am definitely trying those sloppy Joes today!! I just bought some lentils too!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Mikey Williams says:

I had a smart idea. Could I take cauliflower & cut it into tiny pieces & use that instead of soy curls?

Is a bell says:

Doing vegaunary to see what eating vegan is about stuff like this is going to really help

kinkykurlskulture Cyndi says:

Awesome, I'd love to see mushroom chicken like at panda express

poetiklee vehrzed says:

Those soy curls look interesting

Jennifer Lynne says:

Lentil sloppy Joes Coming right up ! ❤

Amritpal Singh says:

Not a vegan myself, but I love your recipes. The food looks scrumptious! Love your energy in your presentation!

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