Top 21 Recipes of 2021 (2024)

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The top 21 recipes of Shane & Simple for 2021! Take a look at the most popular whole-foods plant-based recipes of the past year. Vegan, healthy, oil-free, easy, and delicious!

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Well, another year has come and gone! 2021 was filled with hope, disappointment, and confusion. But, there’s always much to be grateful for and much to look forward to.

One thing I can say for certain is that despite all the drama there were lots of healthy and delicious plant-based recipes to comfort us! Desserts, pasta, soup, and tons more.

I didn’t share as many recipes as I had hoped because there was plenty of turmoil in our life. We moved states, got covid, and made many life-altering decisions. But, one thing is sure, your support meant so much to me and my family.

I loved reading your comments, seeing the photos of the recipes you made, and your kind and encouraging words.

So, as a “Thank you” and based on your feedback, I’ve put together thetop 21 BEST recipes from the year! Whether you’ve tried all of these or still have many you wish to make, I always think it’s great to see what everyone loved most from Shane & Simple in 2021!


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How To Make Vegan Buttermilk

Buttermilk is a staple in baking. Learn how to make Vegan Buttermilk in 2 minutes. It’s so easy and requires only 2 ingredients. Perfect for pancakes, biscuits, cookies, and all kinds of recipes.


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Oil Free Salad Dressing

This balsamic Oil free Salad Dressing is so easy to make and ready in less than 2 minutes! It’s tangy with a hint of sweetness and absolutely delicious. Whole foods plant-based, nut-free, oil-free, and gluten-free.


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Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry

A delicious Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry recipe made with savory Indian spices. Made in one pot and ready in10 minutes, this dish is naturally vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and low fat.


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Easy Instant Pot Cabbage

All you need are5 ingredientsand5 minutesto make thisEasyInstant PotCabbage. It’s perfect when you need aquick,simple,oil-free,healthy, anddeliciousside dish.


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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (No Bake)

Peanut ButterOatmeal Bars are so easy to make and require only 3 wholesome ingredients with no baking. Kid-friendly, healthy, and the perfect dessert or snack. Vegan and gluten-free.


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3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies are so easy to make and require just 3 simple ingredients. Vegan and easily made gluten-free, these cookies are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.


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Oil-Free Oven Roasted Potatoes

Delicious Oil-Free Oven Roasted Potatoes that are baked until crispy and golden brown. Lightly seasoned with only a little salt & pepper and super easy to prepare. These potatoes are the perfect plant-based side dish!


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Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe

This homemade dry onion soup mix recipe is so easy to make and taste just like Lipton Onion Soup Mix.Made with basic pantry staple spices, it’s perfect for making classic onion dip and seasoning many other recipes.


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It’s time you stopped buying that salmonella pudding trap they call “mayo”. Do yourself a favor and make thisCreamy Rich Cashew Mayo. It’s healthy, egg-free, low-fat, super easy, and delicious. You deserve better and so does your sandwich.


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Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

ThisVegan Honey MustardDressingis so good and easy. It’s sweet, tangy, oil-free, fat-free, and delicious!Perfect on salads, sandwiches, to use as a great dipping sauce.


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Instant Pot Potato Soup (Vegan)

ThisInstant PotPotato Soup recipe is so easy to make and comforting. It’s filled with chunks of creamy potatoes, healthy veggies, and some amazing spices.A delicious and healthy pressure cooker potato soup the whole everyone will love!


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Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs

These Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs are THE perfect plant-based alternative to regular hot dogs! Healthy, LOW-FAT, easy, delicious, and great for a cookout.


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The Best Vegan Banana Bread (Healthy + Easy)

This vegan banana bread recipe is moist and delicious. Healthy, flavorful and so easy to make. The perfect recipe for busy weeknights and weekends.


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Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

The best, EVER, Vegan Blueberry Pancakes: they’re thick, fluffy, packed with blueberries, and perfect for your Sunday morning brunch. This recipe is easy and made with wholesome, all-natural ingredients.


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5-Minute Spicy Asian Noodle Bowl

This Spicy Asian Noodle Bowl is so easy to make and uses very simple ingredients already in your pantry. It’s oil-free, delicious, and ready in as little as 5 MINUTES!


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Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

Delicious Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with smoky chipotle-flavored rice and black bean filling. Hearty, healthy, filling, and easy to make.


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Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf

A delicious vegan meatloaf made with chickpeas and covered with a homemade maple bbq sauce. It’s so EASY to make and is absolutely delicious.


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Vegan Buffalo Tofu Wings

Vegan buffalo tofu wings are the perfect appetizer, game-day snack, or comfort food. Covered in a crunchy panko bread crumb mixture then tossed in a hot and spicy buffalo sauce, they’re baked to crispy perfection and completely oil-free.


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Vegan Apple Crumble

This vegan Apple Crumble is easy and made with plain and simple ingredients. Baked cinnamon-spiced apples covered in a crunchy oatmeal topping that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert.


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Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

Spicy, sweet, and savory Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) made withsoy curls. This meatless version of a traditional Korean beef dish is so easy to make and just as tasty as the real thing.Oil-free and easily made gluten-free.


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The Best Vegan Carrot Cake

The absolute best vegan carrot cake recipe! Perfectly spiced and so easy to make, this cake is moist, dense, and topped with an amazing vegan cream cheese frosting made fromcashews. Perfect for your Easter menu or anytime dessert, this vegan cake is completely oil-free, dairy-free, and delicious!

I’m am so thankful and grateful for each and every one of you. You are going to love the new recipes I’ve got coming at you in 2022. Happy New Year, my friends!

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