quick budget friendly meals

Quick Budget Friendly Meals

If you’re looking for quick budget-friendly meals for yourself and or the family you’re not alone.

Lockdown has brought a lot of unknowns when it comes to work and income, so to ease some of your budget worries we found 3 quick budget-friendly meals that can easily be tweaked if you want to add meat or non-vegan ingredients.

  • One-pot vegan pumpkin curry – perfect for those cold nights and to cook in bulk to save time.
  • Roast tomato, garlic, and bell pepper pasta – who doesn’t love pasta!
  • Cauliflower taco bowl – one look at this video and your mouth will be watering!


One-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Curry

This one-pot wonder not only saves time with fewer dishes, but can also feed 4 people, or 2 with ‘take-aways’ for the next night. The ingredients are items most will already have at home,


Roast Tomato, Garlic & Bell Pepper Pasta

Not one for hours in the kitchen? This easy and delicious pasta takes only 20min to make and contains loads of fiber and iron from the bell peppers and vitamin c from the tomato. And it has in it pasta – YUM!



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Roasted Tomato & Bell Pepper Pasta by @mimlanie 🍅 Super easy dinner for when you’re feeling a little lazy but also want something tasty! Ingredients: 5 roma tomatoes 2 red or orange bell peppers 3 large garlic cloves 1/2 cup fresh basil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 tbsp avocado oil 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp salt 1.5 cups cooked rigatoni Cut tomatoes in half. Remove stem and seeds from bell peppers. On a nonstick or foil-covered baking sheet, place the tomatoes, bell peppers and garlic. Cover with avocado oil, salt and crushed rosemary. Roast for 20 minutes at 400F. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes or until not hot to touch. Remove skins, then blend in a blender with oregano and fresh basil. If sauce is too thin, cook in a sauce pan over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally – this will allow some of the liquid to evaporate and thicken the sauce 🍝 Serve with your favorite al dente pasta! Music by @LiQWYD (Song: “Sunshine”) #veganrecipe #veganrecipes #veganfood #vegandinner #veganpasta #easyrecipe #foodvideos #recipevideos #easyrecipes #veganmeals #veganmealprep

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Vegan Cauliflower Taco Bowl

Just when you thought you had seen every possible way to cook and use cauliflower. This salad with a twist has a punch of flavours – plus this would make a great Instagram food pic. (*so don’t forget to tag us 😉


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CAULIFLOWER TACO BOWL😱 by 📸@sovegan SAVE FOR LATER . Almost everything tastes better when you put it in a bowl. That’s just a fact. This cauliflower taco bowl is a classic midweek meal in our household. Quick, easy and packed with bags of flavour. The charred sweetcorn is optional, but it does bring a wonderful roasted flavour to the bowl. . Follow @tastyrecipemeals for more vegan recipes🌱 . . . . . . #veganvideos #veganfood #plantbase #plantbasedrecipes #veganlunch #healthveganfood #veganfoodlovers #plantbased #tofurecipes #forksoverknifes #plantbasedmeals #anythingyoucaneaticaneatvegan #goveganfortheanimals #veganforeverything #londonvegan #norwayvegan #veganinspiration #eatinganimalsiswierd #vegangirl #eatlikeyougiveadamn

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So rubies – have we turned you from worrying about dinner to excited about your next meal? Don’t forget to tag us when you try these out.

Comment below if you’re going to try one of these ‘delish-dish’.

Stay home and keep safe rubies

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  1. Natasha S. says:

    All of them are interesting Vegan recipes Loving the options, I would Love to try them all but will start with the Roast Tomato, Garlic & Bell Pepper Pasta. Wow it is super quick and easy to make sure the flavours are bursting ☺👍💕The One-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Curry looks absolutely delicious and creamy ☺💛💚 Vegan Cauliflower Taco Bowl what a Beautiful bright looking plate of food and so healthy 😇💪💜👍I am enjoying all your reading material Rubybox keep up the great work!😀#Thank You Rubybox Loving the tips and looking forward to the next article!☺