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10 African Vegan Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Vegan Food

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Who said you need meat or dairy to experience the big bold flavors the continent of African has to offer? Here are 10 Vegan recipes from the continent of Africa that will elevate your vegan cooking game if you are bored of Buddha bowls, Salad and Avocado Toast.

12 ULTIMATELY PLEASING VEGAN VERSIONS OF THE FOODS YOU’RE CRAVING MOST

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Whether they’re childhood favorites, restaurant staples, or party snacks, so many classic dishes we grew up eating and loving seem inaccessible to those eating a strictly plant-based diet. It’s easy for the herbivore at the table to start feeling left out, unable to partake in what’s supposed to be a bonding experience over everyone’s most beloved foods.

Not anymore.

Not only do these recipes eliminate animal products, but many introduce healthier alternatives and more nutritionally beneficial swaps for flavors that not only resemble, but maybe even surpass the originals.

ULTIMATELY PLEASING VEGAN VERSIONS OF THE FOODS YOU’RE CRAVING MOST

1. BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC & CHEESE

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Mac and cheese = medicine for your soul. Get the recipe here.

2. NIRVANA ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

A little taste of heaven, conveniently located on Earth. Recipe available here.

3. TOFU POPCORN CHICK’N

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Crispy and perfect for dipping, this non-chicken recipe fills in the biggest hole in the vegan diet: The Fried Chicken Void. Get the recipe here.

4. BROCCOLI & CHEEZE SOUP

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Why should dairy eaters have all the creamed soup fun? Get the recipe here.

5. MOZZARELLA STICKS

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Deep fried cheese. What else do you need to know? Get the recipe here.

6. SPINACH “CHICOTTA” STUFFED PASTA SHELLS

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

There are so many other options for stuffing shells than cheese. Get the recipe here.

7. CREAMY BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM PASTA

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

If there is a problem that a giant bowl of pasta can’t fix, I haven’t found it yet. Get the recipe here.

8. EASY CHEEZY PIZZA

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

Mmmmm…. Pizzaaaaaaaa…. Get the recipe here.

9. VEGAN QUICHE

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

This recipe usies ingredient swaps that preserve the creamy texture, classy appearance, and satiating substance of the traditional dish. Get the recipe here.

10. VEGAN AVOCADO MELT WITH COCONUT BACON

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

The result is unique, wholesome, and almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe here.

11. EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA WITH CASHEW RICOTTA

12 Ultimately Pleasing Vegan Versions Of The Foods You’re Craving Most

This dish has an uncanny resemblance to the look and flavor of the original. Get the recipe here.

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21 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

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Veganism! It’s good for the planet, and it’s good for animals. We all know we should let a few more vegan meals into our lives.

21 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

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Plus, it’s more vegetables. Vegetables are good for you.

But also, it’s really hard. Because CHEESE.

21 Things Real Vegans Actually Eat

Salad just isn’t a cheeseburger, is it?

We asked a bunch of real vegans to share what they eat on a regular basis. Because if normal people are managing it, it can’t be that hard, right?! (Spoiler alert: VEGAN PIZZA EXISTS.)

We talked to bloggers, students, dancers, mums, nutritionists, and even a former sports therapist. These people eat dairy- and meat-free on a daily basis, and it’s become their normal routine. Some are bona fide experts, and some are just like you and me.

Here’s what they suggested.

1. Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese

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“Macaroni cheese was always one of my favourite comfort food dishes growing up and I was delighted when I discovered vegan mac ‘n’ cheese! The sauce in the one I make is made from Violife cheddar, homemade cashew milk, a little bit of coconut oil, Himalayan salt, and cracked black pepper. So simple, beautifully creamy, and non-vegans love it too!”

– Momoko Hill, 27, freelancer, Cornwall

2. Oreos

“Those helpful people at PETA published a list of readily available ‘accidentally’ vegan foods, including my personal favourites – Jus Roll pain au chocolat, McVitie’s Ginger Nuts, and, of course, Oreos. (BTW, I know Sriracha goes with almost everything, but I wouldn’t recommend it with Oreos.)”
– Michelle, 30, digital manager, London

3. Tomato-basil toasts

“The foods I eat the most are the non-recipes, the foods anyone can make. If you have good ingredients, you don’t have to dress them up. Bread, tomato, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It doesn’t get better than that.”

– Madeline Heising, creator of The Collegiate Vegan, Boston

4. Summer rolls

“I love making summer rolls because they’re so versatile, easy to make, and really healthy! You can add any filling you like, but I love to add tofu, peppers, rice noodles, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Add a little dipping sauce like soy sauce and you’re good to go.”

– Kitty Cowell, 28, fashion stylist and blogger, London

5. Creamy courgette pasta

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“I love vegan pasta recipes because they are tasty, kid-friendly, and super fast to throw together on a busy weekday.”
– Lindsay Reynolds, 28, mother, nurse practitioner, and creator of Vegan Yumminess, Maine

6. Veg sauté

“I always recommend veggie sautés and stir fries to veg-curious folks because they are easy to make, come together in minutes, and you can add your favourite plant-based protein source like beans, vegan meats etc to round out the nutritional profile of it. Plus it just tastes great!”

– Jackie Sobon, 28, food photographer, creator of Vegan Yack Attack, and author of Vegan Bowl Attack, California

7. Vegan five-cheese pizza

“This meal is from one of my favourite restaurants, Fed by Water in Dalston, which creates delicious Italian food for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. I have been vegan for nearly a decade and only discovered this restaurant in the last year, so I take every opportunity to make up for the barren, pizzaless years. My pizza features dairy-free versions of mozzarella, blue cheese, red cheddar, and others.”

– Michelle, 30, digital manager, London

8. Teriyaki-ish tofu with avocado

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“Really into this small meal lately: Sauté some tofu in soy sauce, maple syrup, and rice vinegar; serve with a sliced avocado on top; drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with smoked salt. The textures and flavours go really well together and it only takes a few minutes. Lots of protein and healthy fats, so I love it after the gym.”
– Emily von Euw, 22, author of The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook and creator of The Rawsome Vegan Life, Vancouver

9. Burrito bowls

Burrito bowls

“I make these brown rice burrito bowls all the time. With beans, rice, veggies, and guacamole, they easily cover all of my nutrition needs for a meal. If I’m short on time I can make this in 10 minutes with canned beans, frozen rice and vegetables, and store-bought guacamole and salsa – or, if I have more wiggle room, I prepare some or all of the components from scratch, usually in batches so that I can eat the burrito bowls throughout the week.”
– Shannon, creator of Yup… It’s Vegan, Baltimore

10. Vegetable stir-fry

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“Veg, edamame, and tofu stir-fry with homemade teriyaki sauce and rice noodles. I also add sprouted lentil and mung beans. It’s quick, child-friendly, and delicious! My two kids really love this.”

– Monika Bhika, 38, former sports therapist, Surrey

11. Vegetable and dumpling soup

Vegetable and dumpling soup

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“When I think about soup, this is the first one that comes in mind, especially in the cold winter season. It’s so comforting and delicious. Made with carrots, garlic, and parsley, it’s super cheap and really easy to make. I always have the ingredients at home and it hits the spot every time. The dumpling dough is super simple too, as you only need some flour, water, and seasoning.”
– Sandra Vungi, 26, creator of Vegan Sandra, Estonia

12. Peanut butter

Peanut butter

“The thought of going vegan turns a lot of people off because of what they can’t eat. But just think about what you can eat, and in what quantity! For example, I live almost entirely on various nut butters and hummus. Veganism: the perfect excuse to eat peanut butter from the jar.”

– Daniel Dalton, 32, staff writer at BuzzFeed UK, London

13. Cinnamon porridge

Cinnamon porridge

“Deliciously warming cinnamon porridge, topped with fresh mango, orange, dried goji berries, and hemp seeds. This keeps me going all morning.”

– Roxy Bryant, 27, dance artist, teacher, and choreographer, London

14. Satay-marinated tofu salad

Satay-marinated tofu salad

“I make this in the summer when it’s warmer. It’s so easy to make, and filling, too. Plus the Asian satay tofu makes a boring salad much more interesting. My meat-eater work colleagues were hovering over it!”

– Charlie Hyams, 21, video editor, London

15. Buckwheat waffles

Buckwheat waffles

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“A kid-approved favourite breakfast in our home are these gluten-free buckwheat waffles. These are actually multigrain, with rice flour and oat flour in addition to buckwheat, and they have good fats from flaxmeal. These are our go-to good eats on lazy Saturday mornings.”
– Vaishali Honawar, 48, creator of Holy Cow Vegan, Washington

16. Tofu omelette

Tofu omelette

“I stuff this with mushrooms, spinach, and red pepper, but I create different fillings depending on what I fancy and what’s in the fridge. It tastes fantastic and is so easy to make.”

– Karolina, 33, self-employed, Aberdeen

17. Brussels sprouts

“My favourite way to eat Brussels sprouts is sautéed in a cast-iron skillet, then paired with something sweet. Dates are not only delicious, they also offer an energy boost, making this dish an excellent choice for lunch or an afternoon snack.”
– Nikki Haney, 36, social media manager, New York

18. Homemade pizza with garlic chips

Homemade pizza with garlic chips

“I topped this pizza with peppers, onion, cherry tomatoes, and Violife cheese, and served it with homebaked garlic chips. I love vegan junk food – it feels naughty but it’s actually quite healthy.”

– Emma Robinson, 21, creative-writing student, Cornwall

19. Spinach and chickpea curry
“I love this dish as it is plant-based, quick and easy to make, and full of nutrients, along with being a source of protein and fibre.”

– Anna Daniels, 33, registered dietitian and creator of Honest Nutrition, North Yorkshire

20. Fig and pomegranate pizza

Fig and pomegranate pizza

“Pizza is always my go-to vegan dish, and this fig and pomegranate combo is my all-time favourite. Every Friday is ‘Friday night pizza night’ in our house. I whip up my quick cheat’s dough, smother it with a base sauce, throw on toppings of choice, and voilà. Easy, quick, and delicious.”

– Louise, 33, creator of I’m a Little Vegan, Cork

21. Roasted romanesco cauliflower

Roasted romanesco cauliflower

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“The meal I’ve been eating most often lately and is definitely a favourite is roasted romanesco cauliflower. I love it because it’s really simple to make, sort of a set-it and forget-it meal, and it packs a TON of flavour. Plus it’s a great way to enjoy seasonal romanesco…and it tastes great with a tall glass of wine!”

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The 8 Tastiest Vegan Christmas Recipes Meat Eating Guests Will NOT Resist

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We all want to impress family and friends with decadent vegan food for Christmas, so no doubt excitement over designing the Christmas menu is rising by the minute!

16 VEGAN ONE-POT RECIPES IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING CUTTING ANIMALS OUT OF YOUR DIET

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An increasing number of people are deciding to cut back on their consumption of meat and other animal products. There are a few reasons for this, including concerns over health, animal welfare, and the environment. If this sounds like you, then whatever your reason is, I commend you on making this decision!

So, you have decided to or are considering cutting back on meat, eggs, fish, and dairy — what can you eat and how do you make it? Too often this is the most challenging and at times most discouraging aspect of adopting a plant-based diet. Fortunately, there are loads of things you can eat! From rice and potatoes to stuffed portobellos, the options are truly endless, and all you need to do is a quick little Google search for vegan or vegetarian recipes to make your new way of eating feel spectacular.

People also often think it must be a lot more difficult to cook plant-based meals, but that is a myth! In many ways, plant-based meals are in fact easier. The recipes listed below couldn’t be simpler, and will appeal to both novices and veterans of plant-based eating alike.

To learn more about why vegan diets seem to be gaining popularity, and the health science behind it, you can read this article we published about it last year.

*Note* Click on the headings to view the recipes (List from www.peta.org).

1. 5 Ingredient Black Bean Chilli 

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2. Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl With Rice Noodles, Tofu and Pea Shoots

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3. Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms

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4. Chickpea & Artichoke ‘Bliss in a Dish’ One-Pot Wonder

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5. West African Peanut & Sweet Potato Stew

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6. Spaghetti Puttanesca With Olives & Artichokes

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7. Easy Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto

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8. Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

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9. Vegan Eggplant Pasta

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10. Kale & Cannelini Bean Soup

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11. Indian Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower)

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12. Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry

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13. Veggie & Soba Noodle Soup

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14. Mexican Casserole

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15. ‘Cheesy’ Broccoli Pasta

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16. Peanut Sesame Noodles & Veggies

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And there you have it! I think it’s safe to say that you don’t have to sacrifice taste and variety when choosing a plant-based diet. Which one are you most excited to try? The creamy polenta with mushrooms is screaming my name! Do you have any quick and simple one-pot vegan dinner recipes to share? Please do so in the comments below!

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28 Comfort Food Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

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Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just want to try something new, you don’t have to live a life without mac and cheese.

1. Vegan Mac and Cheese

This cheeseless sauce is made of cauliflower, butternut squash, potato and cashews. Plus, the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

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This cheeseless sauce is made of cauliflower, butternut squash, potato and cashews. Plus, the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

2. Spring Vegetable Pot Pie

Minimalist Baker

Thanks to almond milk, this biscuit topping is so flakey and the veggie filling is so creamy you won’t believe there’s no dairy involved. Get the recipe.

3. Vegan Carrot Bacon

Maple syrup, tahini, liquid smoke and coconut aminos give this veggie side dish the salty-sweet, smoky taste of cured meat. Get the recipe.

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Maple syrup, tahini, liquid smoke and coconut aminos give this veggie side dish the salty-sweet, smoky taste of cured meat. Get the recipe.

4. Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Nutritional Foodie

Start with roasted sweet potato, add this miracle dairy-free cheese sauce and end with your favorite nacho toppings. Get the recipe.

5. Mushroom Stroganoff

No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and almond milk add an element of richness to the whole dish. Get the recipe.

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No beef here, just lots and lots of savory cremini mushrooms. Vegetable broth and almond milk add an element of richness to the whole dish. Get the recipe.

6. Vegan Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

Vegan cheese is the best thing since sliced bread...especially when it's melted between sliced bread. Get the recipe.

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Vegan cheese is the best thing since sliced bread…especially when it’s melted between sliced bread. Get the recipe.

7. White Bean and Mushroom “Meatball” Subs

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Mix white beans and mushrooms with garlic, onion, breadcrumbs and some spices, and bake them for half an hour. Toss ’em in a submarine roll with marinara, and you won’t miss the meat. Get the recipe.

8. Green Goddess Pizza

Swap marinara sauce for cashew cheese and pesto. But let's face it, the carbs are the best part, anyway. Get the recipe.

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Swap marinara sauce for cashew cheese and pesto. But let’s face it, the carbs are the best part, anyway. Get the recipe.

9. Carrot Pigs in a Blanket

All your guests will be talking about this creative (and insanely simple) party app. Just make sure to buy or make vegan pizza dough. Get the recipe.

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All your guests will be talking about this creative (and insanely simple) party app. Just make sure to buy or make vegan pizza dough. Get the recipe.

10. Bang Bang Broccoli

This battered, lightly fried and spicy broccoli is the answer for anyone who doesn't love eating vegetables. Get the recipe.

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This battered, lightly fried and spicy broccoli is the answer for anyone who doesn’t love eating vegetables. Get the recipe.

11. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

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This crispy, baked cauliflower gets a serious kick from hot buffalo sauce. Then, it’s cooling avocado cilantro sauce to the rescue. Get the recipe.

12. Vegan Lasagna

Layers of savory cashew cream and spinach "ricotta" take the place of cheese in this easy weeknight dinner. You can whip up both of these dairy-free fillings in your food processor in about 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

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Layers of savory cashew cream and spinach “ricotta” take the place of cheese in this easy weeknight dinner. You can whip up both of these dairy-free fillings in your food processor in about 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

13. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Cashews, nutritional yeast, white miso and flour form the base of this creamless yet rich pasta sauce. Get the recipe.

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Cashews, nutritional yeast, white miso and flour form the base of this creamless yet rich pasta sauce. Get the recipe.

14. Crispy Avocado Tacos

You can never have to many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta.

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You can never have to many meat-free taco options. These baked and breaded avocados are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. Top them with smashed white beans and sriracha and call it a fiesta.

15. Popcorn Tofu Nuggets

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Why should you have to choose between honey dijon, chipotle ketchup and Sriracha mayo? Pair these guys with not one, but THREE easy vegan dipping sauces. Get the recipe.

16. Vegan Pad Thai

Put down the takeout menu. Tamarind paste, tamari, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime make the secret sauce in this fancy Thai stir-fry. Get the recipe.

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Put down the takeout menu. Tamarind paste, tamari, soy sauce, maple syrup and lime make the secret sauce in this fancy Thai stir-fry. Get the recipe.

17. BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

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If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, it’s a miracle produce that, when prepared properly, has a very similar texture to meat. Toss it with BBQ seasoning and sauce and you just might be convinced you’re chowing down on pulled pork. Get the recipe.

18. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy

Making these 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits for breakfast pretty much guarantees a great day. Get the recipe.

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Making these 3-ingredient coconut oil biscuits for breakfast pretty much guarantees a great day. Get the recipe.

19. Spaghetti and Lentil Bolognese

This ain't your grandma's spaghetti, but it's protein-packed with a sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lentils. Get the recipe.

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This ain’t your grandma’s spaghetti, but it’s protein-packed with a sauce made of sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and lentils. Get the recipe.

20. Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

Imagine that falafel and a Big Mac had a baby. Get the recipe.

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Imagine that falafel and a Big Mac had a baby. Get the recipe.

21. Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato

Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe.

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Substitute lamb or beef for chickpeas and mash the sweet potatoes with a non-dairy milk to make this hearty meal vegan-friendly. Get the recipe.

22. General Tso’s Cauliflower

Golden-brown, sweet-and-spicy and totally vegetarian, this Asian-inspired dish takes less than an hour to whip up from scratch. Get the recipe.

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Golden-brown, sweet-and-spicy and totally vegetarian, this Asian-inspired dish takes less than an hour to whip up from scratch. Get the recipe.

23. Vegan Spinach Dip

Serve this to a crowd...or hoard it for yourself. Get the recipe.

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Serve this to a crowd…or hoard it for yourself. Get the recipe.

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24. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Make these for dessert...then keep some leftovers for tomorrow's breakfast. Get the recipe.

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Make these for dessert…then keep some leftovers for tomorrow’s breakfast. Get the recipe.

25. Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vegan butter sugar cookies + coconut cream ice cream = bliss. Get the recipe.

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Vegan butter sugar cookies + coconut cream ice cream = bliss. Get the recipe.

26. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Let’s be honest, the best part about baking cookies is eating the raw dough. Next time, save yourself the hassle with this five-minute eggless treat. Get the recipe.

27. Lemon Blueberry Pistachio Cupcakes

Vegan buttercream exists, people, and it's a miracle for satisfying any dairy-free sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

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Vegan buttercream exists, people, and it’s a miracle for satisfying any dairy-free sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

28. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got 20 minutes? Bake these easy-easy cookies. Get the recipe.

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Got 20 minutes? Bake these easy-easy cookies. Get the recipe.

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30 Quick Vegan Dinners That Will Actually Fill You Up

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30 Quick Vegan Dinners. You can make these in thirty minutes or less. But you’ll be satisfied all. night. long

1. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

FYI: These are really good for impressing your guests. Recipe here.

2. Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo

Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo

Not sure what’s more exciting: The 22 grams of protein per serving from the soy milk, soy cream cheese and nutritional cheese, or the fact that it’s ready in 20 minutes.Recipe here.

3. Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

Feel free to trade out the sugar snap peas for whatever fresh vegetables you got.Recipe here.

4. 30-Minute Coconut Curry

30-Minute Coconut Curry

The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it with any vegetables you have in the fridge. Recipe here.

5. Poblano and Portobello Fajitas

Poblano and Portobello Fajitas

Because FAJITAS. Recipe here.

6. Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

Now this is how seitan was meant to be. Recipe here.

7. Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw

Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy with Apple Slaw

Apple slaw: Another way to use up those apples you picked yourself on that rustic day trip you took last week. Recipe here.

8. Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Dressing and Toasted Pepitas

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Dressing and Toasted Pepitas

For those who don’t habla español, pepitas are pumpkin seeds. Recipe here.

9. Vegan Green Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Vegan Green Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

Warning: You’ll need to soak your cashews the night before. Recipe here.

10. Amazing Vegan Quesadillas

Amazing Vegan Quesadillas

Black beans guarantee plenty of protein. Avocado guarantees plenty of MMMMMMM.Recipe here.

11. Easy Peanut Noodles

Easy Peanut Noodles

For the nights when you just want a bowl of deliciousness and you want it easy and you want it now. Recipe here.

12. Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

You’ll never look at chickpeas the same way again. Recipe here.

13. Creamy Avocado Pasta

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Sub in whole wheat pasta for more nutrition. Recipe here.

14. Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Buh-bye beef. Recipe here.

15. Lemon-Quinoa Avocado-Cilantro Chickpea Salad

Lemon-Quinoa Avocado-Cilantro Chickpea Salad

Quinoa, avocado, and spinach in one bowl?! What is this, a superfood convention?Recipe here.

16. Mushroom Pho

Mushroom Pho

The best thing about cold weather is all the noodle soup. Recipe here.

17. Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

In life, there are few things as important as garlic. Pasta might be one of them. Recipe here.

18. Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza

Okay, this recipe takes 40 minutes, not 30, but it’s VEGAN PIZZA YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME. It’s worth the extra ten minutes. Recipe here.

19. Sweet and Spicy Asian Tofu

Sweet and Spicy Asian Tofu

Stir-fry: Always there for you when you need it. Recipe here.

20. Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

Tell your friends to go out for a night on the town. You’ll be on the couch with this.Recipe here.

21. Quinoa Corn Edamame Salad

Quinoa Corn Edamame Salad

Some days all you can do is throw your ingredients in a bowl and stir. Recipe here.

22. Curry Tofu Tacos With Pintos & Kale Slaw

Curry Tofu Tacos With Pintos & Kale Slaw

Tacos tacos tacos. Recipe here.

23. Layered Raw Taco Salad For Two

Layered Raw Taco Salad For Two

So romantic. Recipe here.

24. Cheesy Vegan Alfredo with Peas and Kale

Cheesy Vegan Alfredo with Peas and Kale

It’s just so creamy and delicious. Recipe here.

25. Millet Bowl with Chickpeas, Red Pepper, and Snow Peas

Millet Bowl with Chickpeas, Red Pepper, and Snow Peas

Not just pretty, but tastes good too. Recipe here.

26. Quick Homemade Ramen

Quick Homemade Ramen

Step up your ramen game. Recipe here.

27. Raw Kelp Noodles with Kale and Garlic Almond Miso Dressing

Raw Kelp Noodles with Kale and Garlic Almond Miso Dressing

Try something new this week. Like raw kelp noodles. Recipe here.

28. Hearty White Bean Vegetable Soup

Hearty White Bean Vegetable Soup

Just look at those glorious colors and tell me you’re not already feeling warm inside.Recipe here.

29. Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Seven-Vegetable Couscous

For when you feel like you just haven’t been eating enough vegetables. Recipe here.

30. One Pot Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

One Pot Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

It doesn’t get much easier (or more delicious) than this. Recipe here.

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11 UNUSUAL VEGAN BREAKFASTS SO DELICIOUS AND SOOTHING YOU’LL REGRET NOT TRYING THEM BEFORE

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These 11 suggestions may sound like an unusual solution for a breakfast, yet they are filling, nutritious, delicious, and basically they are everything you need to start your day right!

15 RECIPE CLASSICS EVERY VEGAN MUST MASTER

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Doesn’t it feel good when you know a few favorite recipes by heart and you feel confident they will not fail you whatever the situation? Sometimes I just run out of ideas, and go back to prepping something I know will be a crowdpleaser over and over again.

These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever

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You want pizza with “cheese,”  but the pizza chain you hit doesn’t offer vegan options. You eat a sandwich and want to add an additional savory flavor to the stack, but don’t have vegan cheese. You are at a party and see incredibly delicious looking cheese slices enticing you to take a bite.You cringe at not being able to have the savory, creamy taste of cheese again. Until…

You cringe at not being able to have the savory, creamy taste of cheese again. Until … vegan cheese comes to the rescue! Learn how to make fantastic, savory cheese logs to raw vegan cheese that will blow your mind. These vegan cheese recipes will not only satisfy your craving for cheese, but might also fool guests at your next get-together. These vegan cheeses are pure and easy to prep and put together.

No need to buy store-bought vegan cheeses with these recipes.

1. Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream CheezRoasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez (a.k.a. Vegan Boursin) [Gluten-Free]

Creamy, garlicky, and irresistible smeared on crackers or toasted bagels, this Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez might just remind you of herbed Boursin.

2. Tofu Gouda Tofu Gouda

You would never guess that this dairy-free gouda is made from tofu and potatoes. Like the real thing, this Tofu Gouda has the same buttery, nutty taste and can even be served in your favorite dishes. We highly recommend melting it over pizza, adding to paninis and hot sandwiches, or lasagna.

3. Cashew BrieCashew Brie

This Cashew Brie is perfect for parties! Nutty, fruity, and sweet, this soft, spreadable cheese is delightful served with crackers, fresh baguette, and chocolate. Serve it with blackberries, pear, and fresh thyme or have fun coming up with your own delicious toppings.

4. Raw Cashew Almond Cheese Raw Cashew Almond Cheese b

This soft, spreadable Raw Cashew Almond Cheese is a must-have for your next gathering. Preparing this dairy-free cheese is a no-brainer – you pretty much just blend the ingredients together, coat it with your favorite spices, and let it set! Serve alongside crackers, sliced apples, and grapes.

5. Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese

Did you ever think you could make vegan cheese without nuts or seeds? Well, this Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese is a real game changer. Made from aquafaba, the fancy name for the liquid from a can of chickpeas, agar agar, and non-dairy yogurt, the flavor is dark, deep, spicy, and cheesy. It even melts, if you give it enough time and moist heat, so it’s the perfect topping for veggie burgers!

6. Baked Cashew Mozzarella breaded mozz

Remember mozzarella sticks – well now you can eat them as a vegan. This is a recipe for some Baked Cashew Mozzarella because sometimes, we all need some breaded cheese in our lives. These cashew mozzarella sticks are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside just like you dreamed they would be.

7. Raw Spiced Cashew Cheese Raw Spiced Cashew Cheese 3

Besides the cashew soaking process, this Raw Spiced Cashew Cheese is a breeze to make! Simply blend the ingredients, shape it, and wait a few hours until your cheese is dense and ready to be spread. Add some extra flavor (and color) by coating your cheese in your favorite spices, red pepper, rosemary, and turmeric all add a gorgeous color and taste.

8. Aquafaba Mozzarella Aquafaba Mozzarella 1

Who knew that mixing cashews with aquafaba (chickpea brine) could make a delicious vegan Mozzarella cheese?! What it really comes down to is the flavoring. A bit of lemon juice, some nutritional yeast, and sea salt go a long way. And once it’s done, you’ll be layering this cheese on pizza, making Caprese salads, and serving it with wine, all the time, trust us.

9. Potato and Carrot Cheese Potato and Carrot Cheese

The sky is the limit when it comes to the ingredients you can make dairy-free cheese with. Cashews, almonds, seeds, and even potatoes — yes, potatoes. This creamy Potato and Carrot Cheese is made from a base of potatoes and carrots with nutritional yeast, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder for flavor. It’s completely nut-free and easy to make, so if you’re allergic to nuts, this is the cheese of your dreams! Use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps or serve it with crackers.

10. Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese 1

This cashew-based Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese can be whipped up in a cinch! Simply blend the soaked nuts with basil, thyme, sea salt, garlic, and a few other ingredients to create a flavorful herbed cream cheese. You can crumble this cheese and use it as a salad topper, spread some on bread, crackers, or veggie patties, or layer it onto pizza – the list of options is endless!

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The Food Monster app has over 8000+ recipes and 500 are free. To access the rest, you have to pay a subscription fee but it’s totally worth it because not only do you get instant access to 8000+ recipes, you get 10 NEW recipes every day! You can also make meal plans, add bookmarks, read feature stories, and browse recipes across hundreds of categories like diet, cuisine, meal type, occasion, ingredient, popular, seasonal, and so much more!

11. Pink Peppercorn Nut Cheesepink peppercorn cheese

Homemade cheese has never been this easy! This creamy Pink Peppercorn Nut Cheese is can be made from any kind of nuts, like cashews, almonds, or even hazelnuts. Pink peppercorns are the star ingredient, though you could also add herbs of any kind to give it more flavor. This versatile cheese is amazing on crackers, sandwiches, or even on bagels.

12. Paprika Cheese

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Nut-free, soy-free, and dairy-free cheese that slices and grates — amazing! This Paprika Cheese is so easy to make and is great for a cheese platter, on crackers in a toasted sandwich or anywhere where you would normally use sliced or grated cheese. Best of all, it has no nuts or soy-based ingredients so it is a great option for anybody with food allergies ingredients commonly found in dairy-free cheese.

13. Cashew Blue Cheese

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Yes, this is real! This vegan version of Blue Cheese is made with cashews. It’s soft, spreadable, and tangy perfect for serving on crackers with grapes on the side. The “moldy cheese” look is achieved by mixing some of the cashew cheese with dry herbs and spirulina, for a true blue color. This appetizer is guaranteed to blow your guests away.

14. Smoked Coconut Gouda 

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This Smoked Coconut Gouda will satisfy your need for a nut-free vegan cheese that melts, stretches, slices, and grates. You can use it to top pizzas, eat it with crackers, or pair it with one of the sandwiches on this list for some extra-smoky goodness. This stuff might make you swoon over how satisfyingly melty it is.

15. Cashew Dill Mozzarella 

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While you can certainly make a tasty lasagna or panini without the use of cheese, once you’ve tried this Cashew Dill Mozzarella, you will be adding it to everything! This dairy-free cheese is made from protein-rich cashews, given a subtly sweet undertone from dill, and is incredibly stretchy thanks to tapioca. Melt this cheese on pizza, in a grilled cheese, or simply enjoy it with some crackers!

16. Herbed Soft Cashew Cheese 

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Making vegan cheese has never been so easy. This Herbed Soft Cashew Cheese is delicious, dairy-free, and has no added oil. Serve on bagels, bagel chips, crackers, or celery.

17. Macadamia Nut Queso Fresco

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This recipe for Macadamia Nut Queso Fresco is a must-try.This cheese is perfect for a fruit and jam cheese plate, topped with a chipotle pineapple salsa and served with some chips, it’s perfect. The texture is light and easily spreadable and it has a touch of sweetness but is savory in all the right ways.

18. Baked Herb-Crusted Cashew-Almond Cheese

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This recipe for Baked Herb-Crusted Cashew-Almond Cheese is unbelievable. Lemon juice combined with nutritional yeast give it a tangy, “authentic” flavor that’s just begging to be served with sweet, fruity flavors. You can even alternate what flavors you serve this cashew-almond cheese with, so experiment to your heart’s delight! The base of this cheese would also pair beautifully with dried cranberries, figs, and sun-dried tomatoes.

19. Sliceable Zucchini Cheese 

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This is a two-in-one recipe! First up we have a delicious Sliceable Zucchini Cheese. Yep, you heard right! It’s a beautiful pale green, and it tastes absolutely delicious on crackers. Then, we have a creamy, dreamy orange nacho cheese that you can dip chips and veggies in, or use as a sauce for mac and cheese! The possibilities are endless!

20. Loaded Queso Dip

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Who doesn’t need an awesome cheese dip at one point or another in their lives? In this particular Loaded Queso Dip, potato, onions, vegetable broth, and spices join together to create the perfect creamy base which you can then top with anything you want! Stick to these traditional queso toppings or go for a fusion dip, up to you!

21. Raw Almond Parmesan 

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This Raw Almond Parmesan is so easy to make — all you need is a high-powered blender. Add in some nutritional yeast, garlic powder, a little sea salt and you have yourself a nice healthy topping. And it’s so easy to make too. It will add tons of flavor to your salads, soups, pastas, and so much more. Sprinkle away!

22. Raw Nut-Free Sesame Cheese

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This simple, Raw Nut-Free Sesame Cheese makes the impossible possible with a blend sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, and agar agar. Un-hulled sesame seeds have a very nutty, almost smoky flavor that makes this cheese unique. If you like sesame seeds then you’ll really like this cheese, and if you can’t eat nuts you’ll like it even more! This is an abosolute mus-try on crackers.

23. Tangy Cashew Tofu Ricotta 

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It’s tough to break up with cheese. Thankfully, you don’t have to, even if you’re cutting back on cheese. This Tangy Tofu and Cashew Ricotta is perfect for all your ricotta needs — and it’s so easy to make! Try it in manicotti, baked ziti, and lasagna. It’s so tasty, you might even just want to eat it on toast!

24. Pepper Jack Cashew Cheese

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This is an incredibly simple recipe, but when making this Pepper Jack Cashew Cheese, work quickly and without interruptions if possible. The cheese sets fast and needs your complete attention!

25. Moxarella Cheese 

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This is homemade Moxarella Cheese is almost instant and without any artificial anything. It browns and stretches. This cheese stays in a “melted” type form until baked, and then it forms a nice crust, like dairy cheese does. It’s not intended to be eaten plain (like real dairy fresh mozzarella can).

By Onegreenplanet

Lead image source: Raw Spiced Cashew Cheese