Contrary to popular belief, vegan food isn’t all kale and crudités. With a surge in popularity of plant-based eating, naturally innovative and creative vegan recipes have followed and it is easier than ever to turn to the green side. This World Vegan Day, there are plenty of dishes you can try which prove this point.
Delicious recipes needn’t be laden down with butter and bacon and vegan chefs and food enthusiasts have come up with quirky ways to inject flavour into their dishes, many of which could convince even the most devout carnivore to give plant-based eating a go.
If you fancy going vegan for the day that’s in it, the recipes below will show you just how easy and tasty it can be!
Vegans and meat-eaters alike can agree that good falafel is tough to beat. This Traditional Falafel Recipe from The Tiny Vegan Kitchen is perfect for getting your fix and easier to whip up than you would think. Flax seed gel replaces egg as a binder and they are packed with plant-based protein in the form of gram flour – delicious and satisfying!
This Peanut, Squash and Chickpea Curry Recipe by Roz Purcell is probably the quickest way to whip up a vegan dinner capable of satisfying all your curry cravings. Plenty of coconut milk and squash make this hearty enough to be a one bowl meal packed with goodness.
If you feel you could never go vegan because you’d miss creamy, indulgent sauces, think again! Rosanna Davison’s Creamy Mushroom and Quinoa Stroganoff Recipe is as comforting and unctuously creamy as it gets, and you’ll find yourself whipping this up at least once a week, as most of the ingredients are already in your fridge and pantry – effortlessly plant-based deliciousness.
This Vegan Waffles Recipe by Peachy Palate would fool anyone into thinking they’re feasting on an indulgent breakfast or brunch, but they are gluten, dairy and egg free, using buckwheat flour, arrowroot and apple puree. Top with coconut cream or your favourite dairy free yogurt.
It’s so easy to change up your favourite comfort food recipes to make them vegan-friendly, and this gooey Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe by Darina Coffey is the perfect example. Packed with dates, ground almonds and aquafaba as a binder, this recipe has fooled many a sticky toffee fiend!
Vegan cheesecake obviously contains no actual cheese, but this Chocolate Celebration Cake recipe from the Cultured Club cookbook is a vegan riff on it with fermented cashew cheese. With lashings of cacao, coconut oil and coconut sugar it is sure to satisfy your sweet-tooth without an ounce of dairy.