One year ago, I began what was supposed to be a 28 day vegan cleanse.  A day or two in, my husband jumped in with both feet. For this cleanse, Joshua and I cut out all meat, dairy, gluten, refined sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. In total, we stayed off of meat and dairy for two and a half months.

44 Vegan Recipes

The impact of those 70 days has been much deeper and longer lasting that we could have ever imagined. As we added the meat and dairy back into our diets, it was in smaller portions and much less frequently.  My love for fresh fruits and veggies is well-documented, but I came to love grains, nuts, and seeds like never before as well- and don’t even get me started on nutritional yeast!

Whether you are vegan or not, the choice to incorporate more plant-based meals is a healthy one and (as evidenced by this list) incredibly tasty. Preparing vegan meals also made me a better cook.

Here is a list of 44 fabulous vegan recipes- a few from this site, a few I’ve written for other sites, but mostly just some drool-worthy food you probably need in your life.

Banana Nut Waffles
Vegan Rice Pudding
Springtime Tofu Scramble (gorgeous—just add nutritional yeast to make it over the top amazing)
Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Veggies & Salads
Roasted Broccoli with Sriracha and Soy Glaze
Lentil and Pomegranate Salad
Kale Salad with Toasted Coconut and Sesame Oil (YUM!)
Roasted Pumpkin Salad Recipe
Cauliflower Steaks With Harrisa


Sambar, my favorite Indian soup
Vegan Tortilla Soup with Homemade Tortilla Strips
Stunningly Gorgeous Thai Red Curry Soup
Hearty  and Healthy Cabbage and Chickpea Soup
Caramelized Onion and Carrot Soup

Pasta and Noodles
Vietnamese Noodle Salad
Toasted Pistachio and Arugula Pesto with Brown Rice Fusili
Orzo Salad with Purple Cauliflower and Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette
Pumpkin Alfredo
Edamame Kaffir Lime Pesto

Condiments & Dips
Grilled Guacamole
Butterbean & White Truffle Pâté
Spicy Onion Jam
Homemade Harissa
Spicy Strawberry Salsa
Fig and Olive Tapenade

Vegan Fried Seitan

Vegan Main Dishes
Bulgogi Style Tofu
Spicy Vegan Buffalo Wings (Joshua’s favorite thing –like maybe ever)
Tempeh Chimchuri
Farmers Market Stew

Indian Style Black Eyed Peas
Sweet Potato Tacos with Spicy Cream Sauce
Garam Masala Fried Seitan
Orange Tofu

Secret Breakfast

Vegan Desserts
Apple Blackberry Pie with Coconut Scented Crust
Bourbon and Cornflakes Ice Cream
Vegan Mexican Donuts
Vegan Dulce de Leche
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake with Chocolate Molasses Glaze
Vegan Marshmallows
Peach Berry Crumble
Strawberry Tart with Olive Oil and Hazelnut Crust
Triple Chocolate Banana Bread
What are some of your favorite vegan recipes? Add them in the comments below. Also follow my vegan board on pinterest to keep up with my favorite vegan recipes.

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Caitlin February 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM

what a great list of vegan recipes! i can't wait to try the cauliflower steaks ;) they sounds great!


Rosemarried February 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Thank you for including my Sriracha Broccoli in this roundup! Also, my husband and I do Orthodox Lent every year, which essentially means we're vegans for the next 6 weeks. This recipe roundup is perfect! Thank you.


Sophie February 22, 2012 at 6:21 AM

There's a lot of interesting recipes I'd like to try in that post,

My very favorite vegan ice cream recipe can be found at… (I use more coconut milk instead of the half and half).

Love your blog!


The Tomato Tart February 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Thank you so much Sophie. That sounds delicious by the way. Love it.


Sean February 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM

What an excellent collection! I am already inspired. Thanks for putting this together.


The Tomato Tart February 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Thank you, Sean. I had a great time making the list!


kanehipolito March 13, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Wow love those foods, and thanks for the ingredients you share in here I will make one for my husband.
Fab Defence


@BurwellGenStore February 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

What a great roundup! Everything looks very "you" – and thanks for the Farmers Market Stew mention! I'm honored to be in such great company!


@dishbytrish June 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Amazing list! I can't wait to explore some of these recipes!


Alison October 4, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Great looking recipes! Why did you decide to go back to eating meat and dairy? How did your body react?


The Tomato Tart October 17, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I feel 100% amazing. I went back to eating meat and dairy due to some health difficulties. I suffer from migraines (or I did) and I cannot eat many legumes or any soy without triggering them. When I say migraines, I mean I was on preventative medication and that merely made them less. I would at times have migraines that lasted more than 3 weeks and had to go to hospital for morphine injections. Now, a couple of years later, I know that my migraines were actually most triggered by gluten and I was trying to get a lot of my protein from whole grains. Today, I eat a gluten free, grain free, sugar free diet rich in vegetables and sustainably farmed, humanely raised meats and eggs. I am happy to say that I am free of migraines. I\’ve been off all medication since January of this year.


SLF December 9, 2013 at 4:45 PM

I hate to be "that guy", but honey is not vegan. . . .


Sabrina Modelle December 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I do know many vegans who eat honey and I actually have a vegan friend who keeps bees. Honey is also an easy substitution for other liquid sweeteners. It's up to the individual to choose whether or not they eat honey (or anything else for that matter) but your comment has been taken into consideration.
Thank you.


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