This month, vegans worldwide will celebrate World Vegan Day, an annual event that promotes the benefits of veganism to both humans and the environment.
Although some people can’t imagine their lives without meat, it’s possible to easily convert even the most serious meat lovers with these 7 simple recipes.
1. Vegan chicken wings
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Who said that vegans can’t enjoy good chicken wings? This recipe will fool your senses because these wings look and taste like chicken, but they don’t contain any meat!
The secret? Cauliflower florets dipped in vegan batter and coated with a delicious vegan buffalo sauce. Great as an appetizer or snack, these vegan chicken wings will make you forget you ever loved the meaty version.
2. Jackfruit curry
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Indian cuisine is famous for its many vegan dishes, and this jackfruit curry is among the best that you can have. If you’re craving Indian food sans the meat, substitute it with jackfruit and replace the 30-minute simmering by continuing to cook it in the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® for at least 1 to 2 hours unsupervised.
You’ll need a drink to help cool you down after this hot curry, so make sure that you bring your Thermos® One-Push Tumbler with you.
3. Mushroom vermicelli
Now that the rainy season is here, nothing is more filling than a cup of warm vermicelli noodles with mushrooms. This easy-to-make recipe can be cooked in a Thermos® Food Jar, enabling you to bring it to the office or school and enjoy it while it’s piping hot. Here’s how to make this simple yet very delicious vegan recipe.
4. Mushroom and lentil tacos with garlic avocado cream
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Doesn’t this sound delicious already? Although Mexican food is known for its meat, you won’t miss any pork or beef in this vegan version of a taco that’s filling and delicious with every bite. Remember to add garlic avocado cream, and it’ll make you crave one after the other.
5. Lentil and tomato soup
Craving something warm and comforting? This lentil and tomato soup is not only hearty but also very healthy with its vegan-free ingredients. The combination of lentils and tomatoes with vegetable broth brings a flavour to the table that keeps any meat cravings at bay. And to make things easy, use the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® to speed up the cooking process.
6. Tempeh Shish Kebab
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It’s the kebab reimagined with tempeh! Shish kebab is juicy, delicious and versatile in how it can be presented, whether on skewers, in pitas, or even in wraps. This crowd-pleaser is perfect for BBQ-themed get-togethers and sharing food style events. Get the recipe here.
7. Vegan meatloaf
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The title might be deceiving because it says meat, but once you taste this vegan meatloaf, you won’t look at this dish the same way again. Be sure to cook a huge batch for the entire family, so you won’t have to worry about those bugging you for seconds or thirds.
Did these recipes get you excited to go meat-free? If you need more inspiration to cook vegan dishes or you want to challenge yourself to go meat-free for a month, check out these 7 more recipes to enjoy for a free-meat month!