Tempted to Go Vegan? 10 Recipes to Get You in the Mood
The winter season is the perfect time to get on board with a healthy eating regime. If you're looking to change things up with your regular weekday menus, consider going vegan. These delicious and absolutely gorgeous recipes might convince you to stay vegan all year long. Scroll through to expand your cooking arsenal and enjoy the vegan lifestyle.
You can really taste the rainbow with this raw pad Thai dish. Combine baby spinach, chopped cabbage, red pepper, Mandarin oranges, mung bean sprouts, green onion, and fresh coriander leaves. Then add tahini, medjool dates, tamarind paste, chili flakes, and orange juice into a blender to make the dressing. Mix your ingredients well, and enjoy!
The protein-rich super-grain quinoa serves as the core ingredient in this vegetable spring roll recipe. Our favorite part is the cashew dipping sauce, which consists of cashew butter, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, maple syrup, and lime juice. We love to add a dash of sesame oil. This recipe calls for julienned cucumber, carrot, and red pepper, but feel free to substitute or add in any vegetables of your choosing.
Keepin' It Kind
These Thai peanut tofu salad tacos are almost too pretty to eat! You'll want to make double of the peanut sauce, because it is dangerously good. The secret to perfectly cooked tofu? Bake it. That way, it keeps its shape much more easily than if you were to fry it. We love serving this dish at a casual cocktail party. Guests can add as much tofu goodness to their lettuce cups as they please.
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These gooey brownies are heavenly. It's impossible to believe they are gluten-free and vegan! The day before you want to bake your brownies, place a carton of coconut cream in the fridge for 24 hours to let it thicken up. Use sunflower oil to line your baking tray. Flax seeds and ground almonds make this seemingly decadent treat a nutritious snack.
The combination of puréed green apple slices, apple cider vinegar, lime zest, shallots, and sugar make these beautiful cucumber rolls taste as good as they look. Avocado oil adds a subtle touch of something new to this dish, but feel free to substitute coconut oil if you have that on hand.
Homemade barbecue sauce, lentils, and polenta make this dish warm, cozy, and absolutely amazing. First, make your barbecue sauce. It's a scrumptious combination of smoked paprika, mustard powder, chili powder, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and tamari. Next, cook your polenta. Then combine them together and top with fresh parsley.
This creamy ginger carrot bisque is the best comfort food for winter. Loaded with onions, celery, vegetable broth, and Yukon gold potatoes, it's also a pot of nutrients. Feel free to use cashew cream or tahini cream. The best part of this bisque is that you can add any vegetables that you have on hand. Enjoy the recipe, but make it your own.
You may not think that green tea and zucchini go together that well, but this noodle dish with honey-ginger sauce is absolutely delicious. Use soba noodles as your base, and cut your zucchini into thin screens. Mint and basil leaves give this dish a wonderful freshness, and a squeeze of lemon juice offers the perfect dose of citrus.
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