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.
Hummus 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.
Corn 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.
This 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.
This 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.
Vegan 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.
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.
Bonus: Short & Quick Vegan Courses
Tweak option: Shake fries with vegan parmesan (roasted cashew nuts + nutritional yeast + salt) cheese before serving.
Coarsely 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.
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.