10 Healthy Recipes That Make Vegan A Breeze

I started my blog years ago in order to share my recipes and stories with my customers and readers.  I have not yet a pleasure of hosting guest blogger–when I was approched by Kathy, I was absolutely thrilled! I read her article and browsed through her site. I thought it could answer some of commonly asked questions and provide some delicious vegan recipes, Enjoy

Veganism is a popular lifestyle trend that is followed by millions of people.
This particular lifestyle includes the consumption of vegetables and fruits
primary. People that are vegans completely avoids the consumption of any
foods that come from animals, including meat, eggs, honey and, of course,
dairy products like milk and cheese. Apart from avoiding the consumption of
food that comes from an animal source, vegans also avoid using any animal-
derived products, such as those that contain leather or feathers. According to
The Vegan Society, veganism includes adopting a lifestyle that excludes the
exploitation and cruelty of animals, whether it’s for food or any other
particular purpose.
While some people may consider a vegan lifestyle as un-beneficial, there are
many advantages to gain when switching to a vegan lifestyle. The fact that
people often tend to associate protein with meat is one of the primary
concerns amongst those who are considering such a lifestyle, but many high
protein vegan foods exist that are still able to provide vegans with high-
quality protein. Medical News Today reports that the primary health-related
reasons that people change to a vegan diet are because many research studies
have associated meat with a higher risk of diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid
arthritis, hypertension, and cancer. Furthermore, it is also linked to
improvements in symptoms related to prostate cancer. In addition to these
advantages, it is also important to consider the fact that the foods included in
a vegan diet are usually low in saturated fats and mostly contains no
cholesterol. These foods are often also high in fiber, which is beneficial for the
digestive tract.

Healthy Recipes For Vegans
It may seem daunting to consume a diet that primarily consists of vegetables
and fruits, but we are here to tell you that it is still possible to prepare meals
that are truly delicious if you decide to adopt a vegan lifestyle. These recipes
contain absolutely no animal-derived ingredients, and they are quick and easy
to prepare.
1. Chickpea And Pumpkin Burgers

quinoa spinach chickpeas pumpkin fritters on white wood background. toning. selective Focus

Let’s start with a recipe to make the perfect vegan burgers, filled with
pumpkin and chickpeas, and tasty curry. In addition to being perfect for
vegans, these burgers are also gluten-free. To make these burgers, you will
need yellow pumpkin, chickpeas, lemon juice, virgin olive oil, garlic, curry
powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, flax eggs and brown rice
flour. Let’s take a look at the methods, step-by- step:
The pumpkin should be grated, then any excess liquid should be
strained from the grated pumpkin. Place the pumpkin in a large mixing
bowl.
Rinse the chickpeas, then add to a blender, together with the garlic, olive
oil, spices and lemon juice. Blend the mixture until it is in the form of a
paste. Add the mixture to the large bowl with the grated pumpkin.
Add the brown rice flour and flax eggs to the combination and stir well.
Form the burgers with the mixture and then bake them for
approximately half an hour.
2. Quinoa And Black Bean Burgers

Healthy fast food. Vegan rye burger with fresh vegetables on old wooden background

If you’re not fond of pumpkin or the taste of curry, but still would like to enjoy
a burger, then these quinoa and black bean burgers will be a better option for
you. You will need some quinoa, virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, Himalayan pink
salt, black beans, ketchup, a flax egg, some non-GMO corn, organic cilantro,
jalapenos, rolled oats, oat flour and some ground cumin. Here’s the
instructions:
You need to start by preparing the quinoa. The instructions should be
found on the packaging.
The black beans should be mashed until it is pasty, then mixed with the
quinoa, the flax egg and the other ingredients mentioned above.
Form up into six burgers with the mixture, then cook them for around
10 minutes on each side.
3. Vegan Burger Buns

Homemade Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Burger with Lettuce and Tomato

If you decide to give the vegan burgers recipe we’ve mentioned above a go,
you will obviously need to prepare some burger buns to go with the burgers.
So, next up, let’s look at how you can bake up a batch of vegan-friendly buns.

To make some burger buns, you will need organic, unbleached flour, some
almond milk, filtered warm water, organic coconut oil, organic cane sugar,
active dry yeast, a flax egg and Himalayan pink salt. You can also add some
organic sesame seeds. Making these buns is very easy:
Start by mixing the yeast with the warm water, allow the yeast to
dissolve thoroughly before continuing.
Take a separate mixing bowl and mix the almond milk, flax egg, sugar,
Himalayan pink salt and coconut oil together. Combine the two
mixtures.
Now simply add the organic flour to the mixture until a doughy texture
is reached. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, then cover it up and
place the dough in a location that is relatively warm for about an hour.
Use some flour to dust the area where you will be working, then divide
the dough into about eight pieces. Form each into a ball, place them on a
baking tray and allow them to bake for around half an hour to 40
minutes.
4. Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Delicious risotto made with wild porcini mushrooms.

This gluten-free, vegan-friendly recipe are sure to make for the perfect dinner
when the day was simply hectic. To make this creamy mushroom risotto,
you’ll need some olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, risotto rice, vegetable
stock, white wine vinegar, nutritional yeast flakes, fresh parsley and some salt
and pepper. To make this risotto, simply follow these instructions:
Use a pan to heat the virgin olive oil, then add the garlic and shallot.
Once the added ingredients are soft, add some mushrooms and cook for
a couple of minutes.
Now add the risotto rice, the vegetable stock and the white wine
vinegar, and continuously stir the mixture. Once your mixture boils,
allow it to cook for about half an hour. Finally, add the parsley, salt,
pepper and the nutritional yeast flakes.
5. Rice With Tasty Black Beans


If you’re up for something that is much simpler, then a basic meal with rice
and some black beans might do the trick. You need some black beans, garlic,

salt, water, green bell pepper, vinegar, rice, pimento, lemons, vegetable oil and
bay leaves.
Prior to preparing this dish, you should soak the beans for a couple of
hours, then drain the beans, followed by a quick rinse.
Stir the beans, green pepper, oil, water, bay leaves, salt, onion and garlic
together, and allow the mixture to boil for approximately an hour.
After an hour, set the heating to a lower setting, then allow the beans to
simmer for up to four hours. Stir the beans every now-and- then.
After four hours, remove a small amount of the beans, mash them and
add them back into the mixture.
Before serving, add some bay leaves and vinegar to the mixture.
6. Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettucine Alfredo with homemade sauce on a white background.

A creamy, delicious, yet low-fat and vegan-friendly Fettuccine Alfredo recipe
with a lemony taste. The ingredients include eggless fettuccine, almond milk,
soy cream cheese, blanched almonds, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, ground
black pepper, olive oil, garlic and some parsley.
Cook the fettuccine in a large pot, strain and reserve a cup of the water.
Blend the soy cream cheese, almond milk, lemon zest, salt, pepper and
almonds together until a smooth texture can be observed.
Heat the garlic and oil together for one minute, then add the mixture
from above. Also add half of the water you reserved earlier.
Let the mixture simmer for eight minutes, then add the fettuccini and
the parsley.
7. Coconut Curry

Spicy Thai curry

In the mood for some curry, but you can’t use lamb or chicken? Then why not
try out some coconut curry – it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. All it takes is
some coconut oil, onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli florets, carrots, tomato, snow
peas, curry powder, light coconut milk, vegetable stock and some pepper. As a
base, you’ll need some coconut milk, quinoa and agave nectar.
Prepare the quinoa mixture, which will be served as a base.

For the curry, add coconut oil to a heated pan, then add the ginger,
broccoli, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, carrot and broccoli. Stir frequently
and let the mixture cook for five minutes.
Now add the vegetable stock, more salt, the curry powder and coconut
milk. Let the mixture simmer for around 15 minutes.
Finally, add the tomatoes and the snow peas.
8. Mac n Cheese

Fried Mac and Cheese balls served with ketch up, selective focus

Mac n Cheese is a favorite amongst many households, and it can be in yours as
well even if you are a vegan. All you need is some macaroni shells, onion,
garlic, cashews, vegetable broth, cornstarch, cumin, chili powder, nutritional
yeast and some diced chills.
Start by preparing the macaroni.
Sautee the garlic and onion with olive oil, then add pepper and salt. Let
the mixture cook for seven minutes.
Add the garlic and onion mixture, along with all the other ingredients,
into a blender. Blend these ingredients.
Now you should drain the macaroni, then mix with the mixture you
have created in the blender. Finally, you can top with some soya cheese.
9. Peanut Noodles


Next up is a peanut noodles dish, which is extremely easy to make. For the
sauce, you will need some natural peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice
vinegar, ginger, sriracha and optionally some water. For the noddle and veggie
mixture, you’ll need some rice noodles, shiitake mushrooms, eggplant, red
peppers, scallions, sesame seeds and crushed peanuts.
Mix all the peanut sauce ingredients together in a bowl, then set aside.
Cook the rice noodles.
Add the eggplant and mushrooms to a heated skillet with oil. Once the
mushrooms are soft, add the scallions and the red pepper, as well as
some soy sauce.
Mix everything together and serve – quick and easy.

10. Mushroom Stroganoff

beef stroganoff with pasta

Finally, a vegan-friendly mushroom stroganoff recipe. For this one, you’ll need
ribbon noodles, olive oil, onion, whole wheat flour, vegetable broth, soy sauce,
lemon juice, tomato paste, mushrooms, dried thyme, dried sage, salt, white
wine vinegar, vegan sour cream, ground pepper and parsley leaves.
The noodles should be cooked according to the instructions provided
with its package. Do not cook them fully. Set aside as they will be used
later.
Cook the onions with the olive oil for three minutes, then add in the
whole wheat flour and cook for another 30 minutes. Stir often.
Now add the soy sauce, tomato paste, broth and lemon juice gradually.
When the mixture gains a thick texture, add the salt, sage, thyme and
mushrooms.
Cook the mixture for around five minutes, then add the white wine
vinegar and cook for another four minutes.
Finally, add the sour cream, more flour, the black pepper, the noodles
and the parsley. Let it cook for another five minutes and serve.
Conclusion
Becoming a vegan and adopting such a lifestyle might sound like a difficult
change to make, but it can be easier than you think. Many people consider the
idea of giving up meat and animal-derived products a drawback of this diet,
but you are still able to prepare delicious meals that are tasty and nutritional
on a vegan diet. Vegans are also known to follow a healthy diet plan naturally,
without having to spend too much time on restricting calories. In this post,
we’ve shared some of the best recipes you can try out if you are considering
becoming vegan. Give them a try and you’ll quickly discover just how tasty
veganism can be.

References:
https://www.vegansociety.com/about-us/key- facts
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/curried- pumpkin-and-
chickpea-burgers/

Author Bio:
Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of Beauty,
nutrition and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel,
swim and practice yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up reading
her favorite novel, or writing in her journal. To know more about her follow
her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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