Vegan kitchen basics can be hard to find when you start out on a plant-based lifestyle. If you’ve always been a meat eater, a major rethink will be needed. As we well know here at Cook for Your LIFE, the world is full of recipes, and when you’re attempting something completely new it’s good to have the absolute 101 cooking basics of that cuisine at your fingertips. To help you on your way, we’ve put what we figure to be the most useful vegan kitchen basics all in one place for you along with a few easy vegan meal ideas of what to make with them. You can use these recipes to convert favorite non-vegan recipes too: update soups by using water or veggie stock instead of chicken, make mac n’ cheese with our yummy vegan ‘cheese sauce’, or use agave, brown rice or date molasses in the place of honey. The possibilities are endless! Happy cooking!