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.
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.
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
Edamame Kaffir Lime Pesto
Vegan Main Dishes
Bulgogi Style Tofu
Spicy Vegan Buffalo Wings (Joshua’s favorite thing –like maybe ever)
Farmers Market Stew
Indian Style Black Eyed Peas
Sweet Potato Tacos with Spicy Cream Sauce
Garam Masala Fried Seitan
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
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.