Vegan Thai Veggie Balls With Thai Black Rice (VonShef Air Fryer Giveaway)

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vegan Thai veggie balls

The air fryer was gifted by VonShef but all views are my own.

Another recipe for Veganuary – this one is a lovely, warming, spicy Thai dish – perfect to brighten up a gloomy and cold January evening. I absolutely adore Thai food  – it is probably my favourite cuisine and I also like Thai fusion creations. It is very easy to cook vegan Thai dishes because it uses lots of vegetables, herbs and spices anyway. And because of that all vegan Thai dishes burst with flavours and you won’t miss the meat at all. 

These lovely little no meat balls were made with the help of my new VonShef Air Fryer – kindly sent to me to test it. It’s perfect for all kind of fried food ( I do love my fried food. Potato and sweet potato chips with veggie sausages.) but it’s also great for baking and grilling as well. Not to mention the fish fingers every other evening as per my daughter’s request. It’s a very compact, energy efficient cooking assistant – uses less time and less energy to cook compared to the regular oven. Very easy to use: you need very little or no oil at all, set the timer and the temperature and go! Even easier to clean it, just wipe down the frying basket with a damp cloth and some washing up liquid. The food is also healthier in the end, because it’s not actually deep fried, so it contains fewer calories, on average 80% less! There’s lots of benefits of having an air fryer!

For a chance to win one of these fantastic air fryers – scroll down to the giveaway.

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Preparing the vegan veggie balls takes only around 50 minutes including all the chopping. They are packed with plant-based protein (quinoa), heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (peanuts) and antioxidants (Thai black rice). 

Interesting fact: did you know that in ancient Chinese, black rice was reserved solely for the Emperor and the Royal Family, due to its nutritional profile and healing abilities? 

I used pomegranate seeds to garnish and a mint yogurt dip or sauce: made with vegan yogurt, fresh mint and some fresh lime juice. It’s an amazing dish.

vegan thai veggie balls

vegan Thai veggie balls

vegan thai veggie balls

vegan Thai veggie balls

Vegan Thai Veggie Balls With Thai Black Rice
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A delicious meal, with Thai flavours and spices completed with a fresh vegan mint sauce and Thai black rice.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion, Thai
Keyword: vegan thai veggie balls
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 180 gram tricolour qunioa regular quinoa is also perfectly fine
  • 400 gram canned chickpea drained
  • 1/3 of a yellow, red and orange bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 150 gram roasted peanuts unsalted, chopped
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 handfuls chopped fresh coriander
  • 4-5 spring onions chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp dried Thai basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Measure out all the ingredients. Preheat oven to a low heat and spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes to dehydrate the chickpeas. Set them aside.

    vegan thai veggie balls
  2. Place everything into a the food processor and give it a good whizz. I like them having a bit of a texture, so I didn't blend them completely.

    vegan thai veggie balls
  3. Form little balls and place them on a plate or tray.

    vegan thai veggie balls
  4. Put them into the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Or overnight if you wish.

    vegan thai veggie balls
  5. In the air fryer it takes about 10-12 minutes to bake a lot and about 20-25 minutes in the oven on 160 Celsius. I did not add any oil.

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  6. Before serving, cook the Thai black rice which goes well very well with the veggie balls and make the yogurt sauce: a big handful of mint, a juice of half a lime and 4-5 tbsp of vegan yogurt. Or greek yogurt if you want.

    Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and chopped fresh coriander.

    vegan thai veggie balls

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124 comments

Tracy Nixon (@tracyknixon) January 9, 2019 - 7:54 am

I enjoy vegan cottage pie at the moment, using green lentils and veg to replace the mince.

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TheWoman January 10, 2019 - 10:18 am

I love sweet potato and spinach Thai curry, coconut milk and spices, its really good. I hardly fry as its too fattening, so an air fryer would increase my cooking repertoire

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Janet January 9, 2019 - 8:07 am

I could get a lot of use out of an air fryer!

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Annabel Greaves January 9, 2019 - 9:16 am

I love a Vegan curry

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Yeah Lifestyle January 9, 2019 - 9:30 am

My favourite vegan meal would be spicy lentil curry for sure, so homey and warm especially in winter time

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Jo Carroll January 9, 2019 - 10:19 am

Vegan Potato Pancakes…can’t get enough of them. x

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capturts January 9, 2019 - 10:37 am

I guess I’m rather lazy, so Quorn do some nice hot and spicy burgers – tasty and easy!

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emma walters January 9, 2019 - 10:39 am

a vegan roast dinner!!

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Ritchie Dee January 9, 2019 - 10:42 am

Tofish and chips

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Louise Reeks January 9, 2019 - 10:45 am

Mine Is Sweet Potato And Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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nearlydead January 9, 2019 - 10:48 am

I love the Smoky Cucumber Salsa I get from Lidl.

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Catherine Bullas January 9, 2019 - 11:40 am

Curry.

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Phil Cassell January 9, 2019 - 11:59 am

Spiced parsnip soup, just made some for lunch

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Karen Barrett January 9, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Mango & chickpea curry

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Darrell Perry (@DarrellPerry007) January 9, 2019 - 12:26 pm

I have so many favourite vegan meals, but my ultimate would be Coconut Chickpea Curry. It tastes divine!

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Iain Maciver January 9, 2019 - 12:32 pm

a vegan curry

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Elizabeth Gaskell January 9, 2019 - 12:56 pm

I make a mean vegetable soup but these veggie balls look delicious, very tempted to try them out on the kids on Saturday! Great competition thanks for the chance to win.

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Elizabeth Smith January 9, 2019 - 12:58 pm

roasted whole cauliflower

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Susan B January 9, 2019 - 1:17 pm

Cashew nut stir fry or a massive salad with everything vegan in it except the kitchen sink.

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Debbie Winstanley January 9, 2019 - 1:28 pm

Some sweet potato and vegetable puff pastry parcels we made for my daughter at Christmas that she raved about so much we’ve had them twice since!

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Vivien Baird January 9, 2019 - 1:38 pm

chickpea curry jacket potatoes

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justine meyer January 9, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Vegan bolognaise for me

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Rich Tyler January 9, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Chickpea & Spinach Curry

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Jackie Howell January 9, 2019 - 3:31 pm

Chickpea, tomato and spinach curry

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Amy simpson January 9, 2019 - 3:45 pm

Spicy lentil burgers

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Katie B January 9, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Mushroom stir fry. Nom

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Katie January 9, 2019 - 4:27 pm

veg curry

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ValB January 9, 2019 - 4:28 pm

I enjoy a Satay sweet potato curry

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Sarah Roberts January 9, 2019 - 4:48 pm

Sweet potato curry is a firm favourite in our house.

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Beverley Cousins January 9, 2019 - 5:39 pm

Love Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers!

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Jenny | Midwife and Life January 9, 2019 - 5:53 pm

Those photos make it look amazing! I’ve been hankering after an air fryer for a while. We love Tarka Dhal as a vegan meal, it’s so tasty.

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Megan Kinsey January 9, 2019 - 5:59 pm

Peanut noodles 🙂

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Mark R January 9, 2019 - 6:09 pm

A cauliflower curry is my favourite recipe at the moment.

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Ellen Stafford January 9, 2019 - 6:56 pm

A Vegan curry!

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cyril rowlands January 9, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Has to be Curry

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Alica January 9, 2019 - 8:21 pm

Mine has to be Thai sweet potato burgers with spicy peanut sauce 🙂

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Sean eccles January 9, 2019 - 8:28 pm

Veg curry

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kelly wheelhouse January 9, 2019 - 9:04 pm

I love vegan korma with rice 🙂

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Solange January 9, 2019 - 9:05 pm

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers.

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John Prendergast January 9, 2019 - 9:28 pm

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

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Corinne Henson January 9, 2019 - 9:41 pm

Quinoa chilli

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shazabella40 January 10, 2019 - 1:52 pm

i love peanut noodles

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Amy Bondoc January 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm

i just love falafel could live on it

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m1ssingsleep January 10, 2019 - 6:47 pm

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

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Sheena Batey January 10, 2019 - 9:50 pm

Vegan burgers

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Kirsteen Mackay January 11, 2019 - 6:45 am

I love a vegan curry

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Ruth Harwood January 11, 2019 - 9:41 am

Spinach risotto!

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Kim Neville January 11, 2019 - 11:06 am

vegan spanish paella

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Katie Skeoch January 11, 2019 - 1:38 pm

Aloo tikki is a favourite

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Amanda Richardson January 12, 2019 - 9:23 am

Vegetarian lasagne

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Keith Hunt January 12, 2019 - 2:20 pm

Mushroom-Quinoa Burger

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Judith Allen January 12, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Chickpea just about anything, or for a fab lunch houmous and grated carrot in wholemeal pita bread.

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Lisa Pope January 12, 2019 - 7:12 pm

Green lentil Curry

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Christine Caple January 12, 2019 - 10:12 pm

Chunky vegetable soup

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cheryl hadfield January 12, 2019 - 10:16 pm

I love chickpea dahl curry

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Anonymous January 13, 2019 - 1:46 pm

vegatable chilli

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Charlotte Isobelle January 14, 2019 - 4:54 pm

i love a good bean curry!

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GEOFF WICKENS January 14, 2019 - 6:00 pm

MUSHROOM RISOTTO

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adeinne Tonner January 14, 2019 - 8:56 pm

For me it has to be vegetable stir fry

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HighlandHeather January 15, 2019 - 1:17 am

Roasted peppers with a burger wheat and quinoa filling.

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Georgina Prince January 15, 2019 - 11:08 am

vegan thai green curry x

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Anonymous January 15, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Vegan chilli

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lynn neal January 16, 2019 - 3:59 pm

Root veg casserole

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Iris Tilley January 17, 2019 - 1:25 pm

Moroccan Tofu and Potato stew

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Emma Walton January 17, 2019 - 4:20 pm

Curry for sure, although it does leave me a little windy…

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Margaret Gallagher January 18, 2019 - 1:21 pm

Tofu stir fry – quick easy and delicious

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Caroline Tinsley (@Tsuyoikochan) January 18, 2019 - 2:46 pm

I love vegan Thai food, tofu massaman curry is my favourite!

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kiya johnson January 18, 2019 - 8:32 pm

Vegan curry!

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Miss Addey January 18, 2019 - 9:10 pm

Love cheese n on pie

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paula cheadle January 19, 2019 - 8:18 am

roasted whole cauliflower with herbs and garlic

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Louise A January 19, 2019 - 11:34 am

curry and rice

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Michelle Smith January 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Quorn stirfry

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Sam Parkes January 19, 2019 - 11:08 pm

Qourn chilli wraps

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Zoey H January 20, 2019 - 5:03 am

Home made vegetable massaman curry

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Victoria Easton January 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm

Vegan smoky sausage and bean casserole, done in the slow cooker, easy and very tasty!

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Saetana January 20, 2019 - 2:49 pm

My favourite vegan meal is vegetable curry – thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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Tanya Deliyska January 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm

My favourite vegan meal is satay sweet potato curry.

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James Travis January 20, 2019 - 7:31 pm

Quinoa chilli

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Lorna Ledger January 21, 2019 - 4:18 pm

Mayflower curry sauce with soya mushrooms and onions – whole grain rice too

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Victoria Prince January 22, 2019 - 11:21 am

A vegetable stir fry 🙂

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therealmagik January 22, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Roasted cauliflower in indian spices 🙂

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Faye Reed January 22, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Vegan Moussaka

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spuddy11 January 22, 2019 - 2:31 pm

Garlic & White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

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Sheila Reeves (CakeReev) January 22, 2019 - 3:41 pm

Its a chickpea/sundried tomato pasta dish from Bosh

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Emma Gibson January 22, 2019 - 4:14 pm

Veggie curry.

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Patricia Avery January 22, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Veggie burgers with loads of onions

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Laura Cooper January 22, 2019 - 8:07 pm

Mushroom chow mein

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Tracey Anderson January 22, 2019 - 8:24 pm

Mushrooms stuffed with spinach and lentils 🙂 x

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sheridarby January 22, 2019 - 9:08 pm

Mixed bean casserole

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Lynne OConnor January 22, 2019 - 9:08 pm

Veggie curry

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Christine Constable January 22, 2019 - 9:25 pm

Mixed bean chilli with rice – my comfort food

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Diana January 22, 2019 - 9:49 pm

Vegetable curry 🙂

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George Pow January 22, 2019 - 10:01 pm

Veggie Spag-Bol ! Delicious!

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Anneka Avery January 23, 2019 - 6:53 am

I would love to try the dish you have posted about! It looks very yummy

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Lucy Chester January 23, 2019 - 7:09 am

I had a vegan shepherds pie last night with vegan blueberry muffins and both were yummy and my favourite dishes

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Allison Sherwood January 23, 2019 - 9:23 am

Spicy Green lentil and tomato casserole

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Emma Davison January 23, 2019 - 9:39 am

Vegan curry

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Jacqueline Roberts January 23, 2019 - 10:46 am

Chickpea curry is my fave

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angie pickering January 23, 2019 - 11:11 am

Sweet potato curry is yummy!

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antonia richardson January 23, 2019 - 11:58 am

vegan sausage casserole

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Laura Corrall January 23, 2019 - 11:59 am

I really love a Thai jungle curry. Lots of lovely veg with a big kick to it.

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Jeanette Leighton January 23, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Lentil curry

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sarah grainger January 23, 2019 - 12:26 pm

spicy bean burgers.. mmmmm

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Kerry H January 23, 2019 - 1:36 pm

Veggie curry

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LEE HARDY January 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm

Has to be Curry

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Emma Gough January 23, 2019 - 2:25 pm

Love flafels!

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Natalie Crossan January 23, 2019 - 2:26 pm

Chickpea stew x

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Amanda Gregory January 23, 2019 - 4:22 pm

Miso aubergines

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kateburchell January 23, 2019 - 5:03 pm

Lentil curry

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Terry Greer January 23, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Love vegan Jambalaya

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Dean T January 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm

A lovely veggie curry extra hot

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CAROL PATRICK January 23, 2019 - 7:25 pm

I enjoy Vegetable Lasagna – so delicious

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lorraine kirk January 23, 2019 - 8:41 pm

I love to make Deliciously Ella’s Mediterranean Pasta

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Emma Bradshaw January 23, 2019 - 10:00 pm

5 bean chilli

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fionajk42 January 23, 2019 - 10:20 pm

I’m vegetarian and lactose intolerant, so lots of my meals are vegan. Today I had curried swede with rice. The swede was huge and cost 5p in the sale bin at Tesco. My husband adapted a South Indian recipe that is usually made with urbi, a type of yam. It was delicious and I’ve got leftovers to eat tomorrow.

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Hazel Rea January 23, 2019 - 10:32 pm

Asian vegetable stew – delicious!

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Kay Tee January 23, 2019 - 10:57 pm

Sweetpotato burgers and chips!

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Marion Payne January 23, 2019 - 10:58 pm

I really like vegan curry

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George Worboys Wright January 23, 2019 - 11:06 pm

Coconut tofu bites with spicy vegetable rice

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Craig Hindle January 23, 2019 - 11:18 pm

Chickpea, tomato and spinach curry

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Chris Hindle January 23, 2019 - 11:21 pm

Vegetable pizza

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Deborah Miller January 23, 2019 - 11:27 pm

Am actually very new to veganism…… still looking into it. Hope that doesn’t rule me out xx

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eva.katona@yahoo.com January 24, 2019 - 9:53 am

of course not!

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Georgina Prince January 25, 2019 - 7:34 pm

I’m so excited to try this! Thank you xx

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