The vegan diet became very popular because of the many benefits that it comes with. Aside from it supports weight loss, it also provides lots of nutrients, lowers blood sugar levels, reduces the risks of heart disease, and reduces pain caused by certain illnesses like arthritis.
However, some people look at it as a dull and boring diet since it is only limited to plant-based foods. This connotation is wrong, though. Fruits and vegetables, as well as their derivatives, are not bland. As proof, here are just some of the long list of vegan foods that you’ll absolutely love:
If you didn’t know, Biryani is an Indian staple food which is made with rice and, most of the time, chicken. In the world of vegans, a meatless version is very much possible, and you can make it in less than an hour. The secret? Chickpeas and other nutritious veggies.
Be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even an ordinary day, this is a perfect meal for vegans like you. Serve it with cilantro-mint chutney, and just enjoy it!
Spicy Chinese Eggplant With Szechuan Sauce
If you are an eggplant lover, then this vegan dish is something that you will never forget. You can eat it as is or you may opt to serve it over rice too.
As a friendly tip, it is better to use Chinese or Japanese eggplants than globe eggplants. It is also highly recommended that you add salt when stir-frying so they won’t soak up too much oil.
With a sauce that’s made with hemp hearts and cashews, not to mention the mushrooms, lemon zest, and peas, this Vegan Alfredo recipe is, indeed, worth remembering. A great main course with your best friend or significant other!
Broccoli Cheddar Soup With Jalapeno
For those weeknights when you just want a quick dinner, broccoli cheddar soup with jalapeno is the answer. Super fast to make, yet loaded with nutrients. Thanks to the broccoli. And mind you, this is gluten-free too!
Crispy Quinoa Cakes
No worries, this recipe does not involve eggs, flour or any filler whatsoever. Everything is plant-based and gluten-free as well. Just remember to use only white quinoa, though, as other types won’t work.
Other ingredients include olive oil, cumin, granulated garlic powder, kosher salt, Italian dried herbs, lemon zest, Italian parsley, grape tomatoes, cucumber, fresh basil, scallions, chickpeas, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt.
How about ramen on a cold rainy day? Made with mushrooms, bok choy, sesame seeds, tofu, and scallions, this vegan ramen is oozing with flavor. What’s good about this meal is that you can prepare the broth ahead of time and just heat it up whenever you feel like eating a bowl of ramen.
Blackened Tempeh Wrap
With radish, sprouts, and kale, you can piece together another sumptuous vegan meal in just 40 minutes or less.
For the cajun vegan ranch dressing, a combination of store-bought vegan ranch dressing and cajun spice blend will do the magic. And to make the blackened tempeh, you need to have a block of tempeh, cajun spice, olive oil, kale, lemon zest, radish, scallion, avocado, and pickled onions.