Sometimes trying to cook a tasty meal can be quite a task, even more so when you feel out of your depth with vegan meals (you can read more about my start of my journey to veganism here)! My instinct is to just boil the vegetable (like lettuce or broccoli), fry it up with some garlic and add soy sauce which is what you sometimes do with Chinese cooking, but every now and then you want to switch it up…but don’t know how. This is where I’m starting to feel a bit stuck.
Veganuary has a bank of recipes (here) that you can try, but there are so many to sort through that I sifted through a few and felt a bit overwhelmed when I came to the British Recipes section. I didn’t have any particular food in mind that I really wanted, but I think having an idea would help you navigate the recipes section.
Instead, I decided to venture off on my own and found some yummy looking vegan recipes that I’ll be attempting over the next few weeks.
Nak’d sushi bowl. Recipe here
Wild mushroom and spinach risotto. Recipe here
Southwestern quinoa salad with creamy avocado dressing. Recipe here
Tofella (tofu paella). Recipe here
Veggie noodles with curried coconut sauce. Recipe here
Asian cashew quinoa salad. Recipe here
Vegetable pad thai. Recipe here
Strawberry salsa. Recipe here
Five minute vegan pancakes. Recipe here
Vegan toffee apple upside-down cake. Recipe here
I also love having recipe books for reference, I got myself the Vegan Diner recipe book by Julie Hasson (here) which has received lots of great reviews on Amazon.com. I love my baking and will have to start finding ways of replacing non-vegan ingredients but still maintain the lovely taste of home baking, so with a bit of help from Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town (here) by Mellissa Morgan, I hope to be back on the baking wagon very soon!
I’ve also got a few non-vegan recipes for some of my favourite foods that I’ve managed to find substitutes for the non-vegan ingredients and once I’ve tried it out, I’ll post my recipe here!
As always, I would love to hear from you, especially if you’ve got favourite vegan recipes you’d like to share. I’m always looking for more recipe suggestions!