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Summary of Vegan Recipes (+ Bonus Short Courses)

In the course of my 30-Day Vegan Challenge, I am able to create & recreate, copy & modify, and experiment on recipes that would fit the “diet” I’m in. I have said this a million times already but I really don’t consider veganism a diet but more of a lifestyle. Anyway, I have shared in this blog over 5 recipes that cater to the prerequisites of a vegan dish. I’m making our lives a bit easier now because I’m curating all of them in this post plus a couple of bonus short courses  that are also vegan friendly.

HUMMUSHummus is arguably the best gift of Levantine cuisine to humanity. It may also be the strongest proof that the tastiest things don’t require complex processes to achieve. With chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and garlic, this dish can be rustled up in a food processor and be ready in under 10 minutes.

Get the recipe here.

CORNSOUPCorn Soup (Gulay/Ginulay na mais) may be a tedious work with shredding the corn kernels from the cob itself but it definitely doesn’t fail in flavor. Suam Mais as called by the Kampapampangans, it’s often cooked with a variety of vegetables such as eggplants, okra, and squash blossoms. This dish also appeared on Erwan Heussaff’s instagram page.

Get the recipe here.

CURRYThis Vegetable Curry uses regular potatoes, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower which makes it an absolute carb loader. Make it protein packed by switching your vegetables to broccoli or brussels sprouts. Although best served with hot rice, this Indian dish would still taste as good on its own.

Get the recipe here.

PAPAYAThe secret to a flavorful Papaya Stir Fry is the freshness of the papaya fruit itself. The flavor profile of the papaya will speak for the dish but often complimented by spices like spanish paprika.

Get the recipe here.

CHOCOBANANAThis Chocolate Banana Cake is the culinary amalgamation of banana bread and caramel bars. It’s moist and dense which makes it a good pair with hot chocolate or tea in the morning. Also, it’s twice as tasty when chilled for a few hours.

Get the recipe here.

PANCAKEVegan Pancakes with Chocolate Glaze is one breakfast food I’d love to make again. Maybe the second time around, I’ll do away with chocolates and go with berry compote and vanilla crème fraîche instead.

Get the recipe here.

GRILLEDBURRITO This Grilled Vegetables Burrito is straight Mexican cuisine flavor profile. With the touch of cumin and chili powder, these summer vegetables remove your desire for meat-filled burritos. Bonus? Served with fresh salsa and guacamole.

Get the recipe here.

 

 Bonus: Short & Quick Vegan Courses

1 Brown rice macaroni pasta (from Healthy Options) tossed in homemade marinara and thick cut potatoes double fried in canola. Served with tomato ketchup.

Tweak option: Shake fries with vegan parmesan (roasted cashew nuts + nutritional yeast + salt) cheese before serving.

4Coarsely chopped cauliflower sautéed in olive oil, seasoned with salt & pepper, spanish paprika, and mustard powder, and served with rice corn (RiCo as branded by SM Supermarket). Rice corn is cooked like a normal rice.

3Whole wheat tortilla pizza in two kinds. First, olive oil based, topped with minced garlic, tomatoes, and basil. Second, marinara based, topped with grilled eggplants and caramelized onions.

22Linguine in garlic, fresh tomatoes, and capers in vinegar. Sprikled with chili pepper flakes and chopped basil. This is my personal favorite because it’s really quick and easy to toss in everything.

 

I can’t believe I underestimated the food options of veganism lifestyle. As this post shows, vegan dishes are not confined with vegetables alone. Yes, vegetables do comprise the majority of ingredient choices to cook a vegan food but let us not forget that there are all kinds of grains, hard pasta that comes in different shapes, and even mock meats (not tofu) that could make your plate as exciting as a non-vegan meal.

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Jae May 6, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Ay, pwede! Makapagsave nga for future reference. 😀 thanks for sharing, Chester!

  • Reply Helga Weber May 7, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I didn’t know you have a recipe for hummus! HUMMUS THA BEST. Tried making it before but failed because I don’t have a food processor. =/

  • Reply Alissa May 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    They look so so good! I have to try one of these soon! Thanks! Hope I can lose some weight too

  • Reply Jhanz May 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Ang sarap!!!! More recipes please? Hehe!

  • Reply Joyce May 9, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Thank you for sharing, Chester! :) Ma try nga… I love love hummus and burrito! 😀

  • Reply Sherica May 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Grabe beb, ang dami mo ng recipes! Dapat nagculinary ka nalang talaga! Sew proud of u <3

  • Reply Yshy May 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Beautiful photos! And super informative post! I’ll use this for reference when I finally embrace the healthy lifestyle for real! Hirap magdiet talaga!

  • Reply Renz Bulseco June 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Long time no blog hopping! Hahaha. These look good kahit hindi ako vegetarian. Lol. Nomnom

  • Reply Alyssa Panghulan July 23, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Love this! I’ma bookmark this. Haha. Love your blog, btw! :)

  • Reply Ochi September 3, 2015 at 11:06 am

    YOUR PHOTOS ARE LOVELY; i just had to use all caps, lol. Is your blog hosted by WP?

  • Reply Pia October 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

    OMG. That pic of ginulay na mais. Bookmark-ing your website! 😉

  • Reply Maine November 19, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Omg. B L E S S. Thank you for this!

  • Reply Cara January 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Since I’ve been living on my own it’s getting harder and harder to make my own meals (mostly because I’m getting lazier each time /lol) and doing my own grocery lists, so honestly, this is a lifesaver! Thank you for this, Chester. I hope to see more recipes on here soon too! :)

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