-don't make a ton of food (neither of us eats more than one serving, really, but leftovers for the next day are good)
-don't cost much (like I said, we can afford meat analogs and soymilk and other basics, and I can make tofu, but stuff like nutritional yeast, exotic grains, and the like are both pricey here [small-town, student budget] and hard to get anyway)
-and are "normal" enough to please both omnivore and vegan tastes, like spaghetti? Versatility is appreciated. For example, when we made French bread pizza, we both used the same bread, sauce, mushrooms, Boca crumbles, and veggie bacon, but it was something he could add his favorite cheese to and I could enjoy without cheese.
If there's a good cookbook or site for this, that would be way cool.