Veganism is more popular than ever nowadays. Many people want to eat better, get healthier, or lose weight while doing what they can to make the world a better and kinder place. Going vegan seems to help many to accomplish these goals and still enjoy some delicious meals. Veganism is one of the best ways to help animals and save the environment. Not to mention it has many health benefits. Studies have shown that eating plant-based food helps you sleep better, have more energy, and better digestion. Even if you don’t want to become a full-time vegan, experts recommend eating plant-based meals at least a few times a week.
If you worry that vegan meals won’t be as tasty and satisfying as non-vegan food you are wrong. There are plenty of great recipes out there and they aren’t complicated at all. So, if you are a vegan, or you just want to try making something delicious – continue reading. Here are some of the best vegan recipes you should try out today.
Simple Oatmeal Pancakes
This is a go-to breakfast and a favorite one for many vegans. It combines oatmeal and pancakes-the two most iconic breakfast foods into one recipe. These pancakes are gluten-free and easy to make. Experts at KathysVeganKitchen.com/
2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of unsweetened plant-based milk
100g of apple sauce
1 Tbsp of melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp of maple syrup
1 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
½ tsp of salt
- Maple syrup
- Pomegranate seeds
- Coconut yogurt
- Chopped pistachios
- Fresh figs
- Fresh fruit of your choice
Blend the oatmeal into flour in a food processor. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and preheat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add a little bit of oil if your pan isn’t non-stick. When your pan gets hot spoon ¼ cup of batter onto the pan and let it cook. When the top of the pancakes looks bubbly and the sides firm it’s time to flip them. It usually takes 2-3 minutes on each side. Add the toppings you desire and enjoy.
Paella is one of the most famous Spanish dishes often served with meat or seafood but here is an example of how to make it vegan. We guarantee you will love it! Let’s begin!
1 Tbsp (15 mL) of olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 g) of salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp cayenne pepper
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1½ cups (300 g) of Spanish Paella rice
4 cups (1 L) of boiling water
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 pinch saffron threads (optional, but recommended for taste and color)
1½ cup (300 g) marinated artichoke hearts from a jar, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup (150 g) frozen green peas, thawed
2 Tbsp fresh chives or parsley, chopped
1 lemon, in wedges
Add the olive oil to a pan over medium-high heat, and when hot, add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook this for 2 – 3 minutes until the onions are translucent. Try using a pan that has a large cooking surface on the bottom.
Add the paprika, thyme, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Cook this while stirring for a minute, to toast the spices.
Saute the tomatoes and bell pepper for a few minutes and add the Paella rice.
Add 1L of vegetable stock or a mix of boiled water and vegetable cubes to the pan, but don’t stir.
Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes until the rice is tender and cooked.
Add artichoke hearts and peas and gently stir. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it with a lid, and let the meal rest for 10 minutes which will make the difference in taste and texture.
After 10 minutes top your Paella with some parsley or chopped chives and serve it with lemon wedges. This meal can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. It’s gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free and it’s very easy to make. Enjoy!
So, do you feel inspired to try out these awesome but simple vegan recipes? Cooking doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, boring chore. If you let yourself be creative you may find out that cooking is a great hobby.