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A guide to nailing those vegan dishes with ease.
Did you make the switch to vegan recently? Have you found yourself stuck with the same recipe you found two weeks ago? Are you unsure on how to spice things up? Well, look no further because this article will unpack some of the tastiest vegan dishes you never knew existed. Remember, when you are vegan, you will need to ensure that you have a well-balanced diet, including plenty of fruits and vegetables.
You do not have to skip Italian, the holy grail of all good food. Simply buy some tempeh and your favourite type of pasta. We recommend either linguine or angel hair for this one. Start with dicing some peppers, onions, garlic, and mint herbs. Then, boil your tempeh until it is soft enough to mush. Using a food processor, throw in your diced-up ingredients along with the boiled tempeh. Pour it onto a workable surface area and start rolling the tempeh into balls. After that, you can toss them into the electric oven for 30 minutes, and voila– you have got vegan meatballs roasted to perfection.
Vegan Pumpkin Dhal
Have you ever wanted to devour some nice hot dhal pumpkin food? Then this is the recipe for you. You would need one whole pumpkin, two cardamoms, one cinnamon stick, some onions and garlic, turmeric powder (spilled it? learn how to remove it!), chilli powder, cumin powder, and garam masala.
Sauté your onions and garlic until it is a golden brown, then add in the spices. Once you have done so, you can add your pumpkins and creamer to thicken the dhal. Make sure you boil the pumpkin thoroughly and smash it into the gravy once it is soft.
You don’t have to give up Mexican night just because you have made the switch to vegan. There are plenty of ways to make this, and you do not have to follow strictly the ingredients laid out. Feel free to make a couple of tweaks as you see fit.
Firstly, you need a taco shell- it can be soft or hard, depending on your preference. Then, choose your favourite hummus go-to and layer it all over the taco. Next, dice some carrots, onions, tomatoes, beans, and lettuce. You can also grill some peppered aubergines in your Philips air fryer to add some meat-like consistency. Spread them all over the taco, and to top it off, you could add some vegan cheese. There you have it, a vegan, Mexican spread for all to enjoy.
This is sure to satisfy all you sweet tooth lovers! Just be sure to leave some leftovers for the next person- that is, if you can contain yourself. Grab about two tablespoons of cocoa powder, ¼ cup of apple sauce, ½ cup of almond butter, two tablespoons ground flaxseed, ½ teaspoon of coffee granules, 125 grams of self-rising flour, 80 grams of coconut oil or vegan butter, and ½ cup of chocolate chips. Be generous with it, and do not be afraid to add some of your favourite nuts to get that extra crunch.
Vegan Banana Bread
The fun does not stop there. We have got something for those who want more of a fruity take on desserts. This is perfect for a light snack on the go or to simply take on a picnic with you and relatively simple to make.
All you need are three ripe bananas, and we mean spotted. Simply mash them up in a bowl. Then pour in ½ cup of coconut oil, 100 grams of brown sugar, 225 grams of flour, three teaspoons of baking powder, three teaspoons of cinnamon powder, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. If you do not have ripe bananas, you can simply pop them in the oven until they are soft. If you are pressed for time and want something vegan you can purchase from the store, then these snacks would be ideal for you.
Three Ingredient Pancakes
These pancakes are so easy to make; you can whip them up quickly before work for breakfast. All you need are two ripe bananas, ½ cup of flour, and 1 cup of oats. Blender all of these and scoop them out into the pan. There you have it- an excellent breakfast.
This one is relatively simple to put together if you want a quick meal. Potatoes are also rich in fibre and healthy carbs, which you need when you are on the vegan diet. Remember, it is all about balance, and you should consume a good amount of variating carbs besides the usual rice and quinoa. Just cut up some potatoes, add some salt, coarse black pepper, and a little paprika. Drizzle some olive oil and pop them into the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. If you want to learn more about the benefits of a vegan diet to keep you going and motivated, then read on here.
There you have it! We hope this puts you on a good foot to start your vegan journey. Remember that balance is key- you must consume a good amount of protein, fats, carbs, and fibre to keep your body fuelled and full of energy. Always keep calm and eat your greens.