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25 Best Vegan Iron Rich Recipes

yesterday 13:55 Vegan Richa 

25 Best Vegan Iron Rich RecipesLearn all about iron-rich vegan foods and how to incorporate them into a real-world, everyday meals for optimal absorption in this round-up of delicious iron-rich recipes.  Iron deficiency is quite a common nutrient deficiency in the world and affects vegans and omnivores alike. The good news is that you can get all the iron your body needs from Plants. When we think about iron, our minds wander to red meat etc. But there are lots of plant-based foods containing good amounts of this essential mineral as well. Iron Absorption Now, one thing is choosing iron-rich foods. The other thing is making sure your body can absorb that iron.  You can enhance your body’s absorption of iron by drinking citrus juice or eating or adding other foods rich in vitamin C at the same time that you eat high-iron foods. Another little trick: Use a cast-iron skillet. Cooking in a cast iron skillet can add significant amounts of iron to your food and into your body. It’s often really surprising foods that contain a lot of iron. Like Blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses has 3.6 mg. You can add molasses to vegan baked beans, any baked oatmeal recipe, or add some to salad dressings. Mix and match lentils and beans or beans and spinach to make an iron packed meal. If your readings are consistently low even after eating thoughtfully, consult your doctor about it. People can have absorption issues and will need supplementation even with an iron-rich diet. For high protein options, check this collection! Without further ado, here are some hearty vegan meals to try that combine iron-rich foods with ingredients that help to absorb it well. Best Vegan Recipes using Iron rich foods Lentils 1 cup of lentils has 6.6 mg iron. Paired with other iron sources such as spinach, tomatoes and that bit of lemon for the vitamin c that helps iron absorption and you are all set. Lentils are so easy to incorporate into your everyday like. Try them in lentil soups, tacos, pasta sauce, and even brownies Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry This creamy Thai inspired Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry features healthy coconut milk and plenty of veggies. It's all made in just one pot, gluten-free and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes! 1 Pot, 30 min, freezer friendly tangy flavorful sloppy lentils. Serve in sandwiches with slaw or over tater tots or baked potato. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Bolognese With Spaghetti This Lentil Bolognese Sauce is hearty with Red lentils and Mushrooms, flavors with herbs, sauce and great with Spaghetti or other pasta.  22 Gm of Protein. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be gluten-free with glutenfree pasta TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf This Lentil Quinoa Loaf with a Spicy Ketchup glaze is nut-free, vegan and can be made gluten-free. Perfect addition to a holiday meal. Makes 1 loaf, serves 3 to 4 TRY THIS RECIPE Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce. Baked Seedy Golden Lentil fritters with greens, tomatoes and a tahini sauce make an easy Lunch bowl. Vegan Nut-free Soy-free Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Makes 16 to 18 fritters TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Enchiladas Recipe with Lentils and Black Beans Vegan Enchiladas Recipe. Easy Enchilada Recipe with Blender Enchilada Sauce, soft tortillas filled with black beans, spinach and lentils. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be Gluten-free. Ready within 1 Hour. Makes 1 rectangular pan (8 by 12). (Pictured in 9 by 9 pan. You might have some leftover filling and sauce depending on how many tortillas you fit in). . TRY THIS RECIPE     Tofu High in protein and iron – 4 oz has 6.4 mg. Tofu paired with greens or beans makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas, Sunflower seeds dressed with Miso Maple Dressing. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be soyfree with chickpea miso. 23 gm of Protein! TRY THIS RECIPE Malai Tofu ( Vegan Malai Paneer) Malai Tofu - a simple Indian weeknight curry with tofu in a thick spiced tomato coconut milk sauce. Serve with naan and/­­or rice for a delicious plant-based dinner. Soy-free option included. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Breaded tofu. Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Crisp Breaded tofu. Nut-free Creamy Cajun Spice Sauce with Farfalle and Breaded Tofu. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Soy-free option. Easily oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with creamy Tofu Herb Ricotta and Red Lentils! Grain-free, can be nut-free. 15 G of Protein. Can be made ahead. Makes a 9 by 9 inch baking dish. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry Curb your Japanese take-out cravings with this easy homemade vegan tofu katsu curry recipe! Crispy panko breaded tofu in a creamy mildly spiced curry sauce. Nutfree, GF option soyfree option TRY THIS RECIPE     Spinach Spinach is another excellent source of iron. 1 cup has 6.4 mg. Spinach in combination with chickpeas, lentils or tofu makes for an iron rich meal. Spicy Tofu Spinach Stir fry (15 Minute 1 Pan) An easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir-fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime. weeknight Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry with almost no chopping! Gluten-free, Nut-free, soy-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake You will love this delicious vegan spinach and artichoke pasta bake recipe. It's like having spinach and artichoke dip, but for dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice. Easy Chickpea Spinach Pastry for holidays and company with vegan puff pastry. Use spices or blends of choice. Use lentils for variation. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Recipe.  TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew This chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew is easy, filing, full of protein and delicious. Free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten TRY THIS RECIPE     Chickpeas and Kidney Beans Great sources of iron and you can easily combine them. 1 cup of chickpeas has 3.6 mg 1 cup kidney beans has 5.2 mg Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili. Easy Flavorful Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Chili. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Saucepan Option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coconut & Peanut Stew with Kidney Beans This deliciously creamy and rich coconut-based Vegan Peanut Stew makes for a warm and comforting easy weeknight meal thats super quick and simple to make using just one pot. Packed with healthy vegetables and plant-based protein from kidney beans and peanut butter! Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and plant-based!  Serve over rice  TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry - a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch! TRY THIS RECIPE Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe combines two favorites into a new exciting lunch sandwich! Protein-rich chickpeas and veggies tossed with a creamy tofu based jalape?o popper dip, with a bit of a kick thanks to both pickled and fresh jalapenos!  Soyfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Vegan Meatloaf Recipe Chickpea Veggie Loaf with spices and a spicy bbq glaze. Chickpea Cannellini bean Veggie meat loaf for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Easy and delicious. Vegan Recipe. Makes 1 loaf. I use 9 by 5 inch pan, Nut-free, Soy-free, Can be gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe with Tahini Garlic Dressing Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing. Amazingly flavorful pizza. Dress with tahini dressing, vegan ranch or other creamy dressing. Vegan Soyfree Nut-free Recipe. Gluten-free Crust option.. Makes 1 large pizza TRY THIS RECIPE   Beans and soycurls Most beans are good sources of iron. Combination of beans with other beans or lentils, or soycurls adds a boost of iron to the meal. Soycurls with cashews which are also a good source of iron adds up! Skillet Enchiladas with Soy Curls Everyone will love these unconventional vegan skillet enchiladas made in one skillet with soy curls, black beans, sauteed veggies, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. Garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, vegan shredded cheese, and avocado. A great recipe for 5 de Mayo TRY THIS RECIPE Dragon Chicken Soycurls (Indo-Chinese Recipe) Dragon Chicken Soycurls  - a vegan twist on Indo-Chinese restaurant classic. Soycurls are Marinated and baked then tossed in a fiery spicy sweet cashew pepper sauce. Glutenfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds Add some iron to your favorite bowls and breakfast treats. 3 tablespoons have 2.5 mg Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars with candied ginger and gingerbread spices. These bars filled will nuts and seeds make a tasty snack. substitute nuts with more seeds to make them nut-free. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe. Easily made into protein bars. Makes 10 to 12 bars TRY THIS RECIPE

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 3: Getting Creative in the Kitchen

before yesterday Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 3: Getting Creative in the Kitchen Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 3: Getting Creative in the Kitchen appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

8 Best Vegan Yogurt Brands in the US!

January 15 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Yogurt has always been a part of diets across various cultures and cuisines, but only in the last few years have companies started to recognise the need and demand for vegan yogurt alternatives! In the US, the number of vegan yogurt brands has steadily been on the rise. There are multiple yogurt and dairy alternatives made with a variety of plants ranging from coconuts to oats, cashews, almonds, soy, peanuts, and even chickpeas! The best ones include live active cultures, which are probiotics – or beneficial gut bacteria – that support healthy digestion. Here are some of the top brands that we recommend. 1. Silk Yogurt Alternative Made With Soy Silk is an established brand, known for their range of plant-based milks. This soy-based yogurt is a great addition to their product line! High in protein and super yum! Use this store locator to find it. 2. Forager ProjectOrganic Unsweetened Cashew Yogurt Rich in probiotic goodness, this cashew-based vegan yogurt is one of the most indulgent of the lot! It has a mild and neutral flavour, making it highly versatile. Find a store near you that sells it. 3. OatlyGreek Yogurt Alternative Oatly is a highly successful Swedish company whose  […] The post 8 Best Vegan Yogurt Brands in the US! appeared first on HappyCow.

NFL Player-Turned-Chef Eddie Jackson on Plant-Based Game Day Snacking

January 14 2022 Vegetarian Times 

NFL Player-Turned-Chef Eddie Jackson on Plant-Based Game Day Snacking Try these three game-day-ready plant-based recipes developed by Eddie Jackson The post NFL Player-Turned-Chef Eddie Jackson on Plant-Based Game Day Snacking appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

9 Best Sources Of Vegan Probiotics For Gut Health

January 13 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Gut health is a hot topic these days and with good reason! High consumption of dairy and fast foods comes with  a host of gut issues. But luckily enough, we can heal ourselves with the help of fermented foods! Fermentation is an ancient food preservation method that yields ultra healthy foods containing friendly bacteria aka probiotics, and with a sharp, irresistible umami flavour! Perfect for a happy gut! A lot of people think dairy yoghurt is the best source of probiotics, but there are actually many other ways to get probiotics on a plant-based diet! In this article, we list the 9 best sources of vegan probiotics. 1. Kimchi This spicy Korean side dish is created from salted, fermented vegetables, usually Chinese cabbage and radishes. The distinct taste comes from a paste made of Korean chilli flakes, garlic, ginger, red pepper and sugar. Kimchi undergoes a process of wild fermentation that produces an abundance of vegan probiotics! 2. Sauerkraut Similar to Kimchi, Sauerkraut is made with cabbage, but with no flavouring. Eating a side of Sauerkraut alongside your meal a few days a week is a great idea if youre looking to improve your gut health as it is loaded […] The post 9 Best Sources Of Vegan Probiotics For Gut Health appeared first on HappyCow.

Vegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls

January 12 2022 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Dragon Chicken SoycurlsVegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls  – a plant-based twist on a Indo-Chinese classic that is easy to make with simple ingredients. Continuing with fabulous and interesting Indian fare with this vegan spin on Dragon Chicken – chewy soy curls in a sweet and spicy sauce that is deliciously good. A mouth watering Indo-Chinese vegan dinner that is rich in flavor and taste and unique. Indo- Chinese is an extensive subcuisine of Indian cuisine with various fusion dishes like meat or cauliflower manchurian, Chili paneer or meats,  Indo Chinese styles of fried rice, noodles, chopsuey, veggie stir fries and more. Yes there are Indian restaurants dedicated to just this fusion cuisine. There are more vegan versions coming to the blog this year! This dish can be served as a starter but I usually serve it for lunch or dinner. It can be easily made at home when you crave a restaurant-style take-out. Like many Indochinese restaurant-style dishes, this one is uses fairly easily available ingredients to make at home. It’s mostly the garlic, the bell peppers, and cashew nuts, soy sauce, black pepper, chilies and ketchup that deliver unique sweet and spicy notes to this dish. what is dragon chicken ? Dragon chicken is a fusion dish usually made with battered chicken that is fried and then tossed in a spicy sauce. For the vegan version we use soycurls that are marinated then battered and baked or panfried then tossed in the fiery sauce. More Stir-fries: - Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu Veggie Stir fry - General Tso’s Soy Curls - Hoisin Noodles and Tofu stir fry - Cashew Tofu and veggies - Soy-free tofu Stir fry with Sunbutter Sauce - Lemongrass Tempeh with Sesame Noodles - Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Continue reading: Vegan Dragon Chicken SoycurlsThe post Vegan Dragon Chicken Soycurls appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 2: Finding Joy in Meal Planning

January 10 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 2: Finding Joy in Meal Planning Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 2: Finding Joy in Meal Planning appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

10 Vegan Lunchbox Recipes For A Busy Workday!

January 9 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Looking for vegan lunchbox ideas for Veganuary? Weve made it easier for you with this list of our 10 favourite vegan recipes for the office! These are dishes that you can easily pack into a box and enjoy even without a microwave! 1. Simple Grab & Go Pasta SaladBy Avant Garde Vegan A hearty, balanced, and nourishing pasta salad that tastes wonderful even when eaten cold! This makes for a great workday lunch or snack as it takes very little time to prepare, and can be made ahead of time. 2. Make-Ahead Freezer BurritosBy Pick Up Limes We love wraps because the filling options are endless! This burrito-inspired version is filled with hearty refried beans, juicy corn, and crunchy peppers. Having this prepped and ready in the freezer makes packing breakfast or lunch on a busy day a breeze. 3. Chickpea Egg Salad SandwichBy The Simple Veganista A quick and easy recipe! The Chickpea Egg Salad is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or for scooping with crackers for a healthy and filling vegan lunch. 4. Lentil BologneseBy Feasting At Home Rich and robust, this plant-based Lentil Bolognese is hearty, meaty and full of flavour. Toss it with your favourite pasta, or […] The post 10 Vegan Lunchbox Recipes For A Busy Workday! appeared first on HappyCow.

Korea’s Leading Plant-Based ‘Meat’ Just Launched in the U.S.

January 7 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Korea’s Leading Plant-Based ‘Meat’ Just Launched in the U.S. UNLIMEAT touts itself as the only alt-meat brand on the market designed for Asian cooking The post Korea’s Leading Plant-Based ‘Meat’ Just Launched in the U.S. appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

8 Plant-Based Doctors We Think You Should Follow

January 6 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Are you curious about going vegan for the coming Veganuary 2022, but often feel bombarded with conflicting nutritional advice from others around you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the various streams of information available online, each one with contrasting facts? We understand that navigating this can be tricky, and that you are looking for honesty and credibility in your search. In recent years, many more doctors, dieticians, and other health professionals are starting to advocate for a plant-based diet. This is largely because of the potential health risks associated with the consumption of animal products. There is an increasing body of evidence that links meat consumption – particularly that of red and processed meats – with chronic illness. Here is a list of highly respected plant-based doctors and plenty of vegan resources they each have to offer. Lets hear it from the experts! 1. Neal Barnard As a board-certified medical doctor, author, clinical researcher, and the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Dr. Neal Barnard has led several studies focusing on the impact of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain. In his book, The Vegan Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Eating […] The post 8 Plant-Based Doctors We Think You Should Follow appeared first on HappyCow.

Is Marine Phytoplankton Vegan - and What Are Its Wellness Claims?

January 4 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Is Marine Phytoplankton Vegan - and What Are Its Wellness Claims? These tiny plants have a lot of nutrition, including Omega 3s, amino acids, and more than 50 vitamins and minerals The post Is Marine Phytoplankton Vegan - and What Are Its Wellness Claims? appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021

December 31 2021 Vegan Richa 

Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021The best easy vegan recipes of 2021 from breakfast to dinner. These reader favorites are so good you’ll be making them in 2022 and beyond. It’s a wrap – the best recipes of 2021 are in.  From tofu wings to teriyaki fried rice down to hot & sour ramen soup, these are the best recipes I have shared this year. Trust me, these recipes are so good you’ll be making them in 2022 and beyond. This recipe roundup includes many modern vegan takes on classic dishes, like my skillet lasagna or my apple pie baked oatmeal. Delish recipes that everyone will love, whether you are in your 20s or 50s. Now is the time to mix up your old routine and add a variety of new foods and recipes and maybe even incorporate some different cooking techniques. Cooking at home is healthier but also more affordable than ordering take-out and you may even discover a new favorite dish. Youve got this in 2022! Pick an unknown recipe from this collection of vegan favorites and start preparing a delicious plant-based meal! What were your favorites from the blog ! Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021 Restaurant Style Aloo Gobi An easy healthy spin on restaurant-style aloo gobi that has all the flavor of the authentic Indian potato and cauliflower curry we love ordering at our favorite takeaway but is way lower in fat.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE French Onion Skillet Lasagna Vegan French Onion Skillet Lasagna - thats sweet and savory caramelized onion, spinach, and vegan bechamel cooked on the stove alongside lasagna sheet pasta! No baking required! An easy one-skillet dinner your family will love! TRY THIS RECIPE Pakora Waffles - Savory Chickpea Flour Waffles Pakora Chickpea Flour Waffles are a fun savory vegan breakfast treat or snack! Veggie Pakora fritters are a staple at most Indian restaurants and now you can have them for breakfast - unfried! Gluten-free too! Soyfree Nutfree. Makes 8-9 mini waffles or 4-5 regular size TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal This easy Vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal features a layer of baked oatmeal with crunchy nuts, chia seeds, and warming spices topped with delicious homemade apple pie filling.  Plenty of cinnamon, and some maple syrup for sweetness - this baked oatmeal is perfect for a cozy morning TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Firecracker Tofu Wings Sweet and Spicy Crispy Baked Firecracker Tofu Wings - an addictive vegan appetizer that will leave you wanting more. This is a super easy and delicious Asian-inspired tofu recipe that's perfect for Game Day, parties, movie night, or any occasion that calls for crowd-pleasing snacks. TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Onion Pakora/­­ bhajji These Baked Pakora are every bit as crispy and delicious as restaurant-style Onion bhajis just baked instead of fried! Make them as an appetizer for an Indian dinner or as a party or TV snack. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Instant Pot Teriyaki Fried Rice This Vegan Instant Pot Teriyaki Fried rice is packed with colorful veggies, sesame seeds and a sweet and salty teriyaki sauce. It makes a delicious Asian one-pot dinner! An easy Japanese restaurant-style fried rice that is ready in 20 minutes making it family-friendly for busy weeknight dinners. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Lasagna This Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. Soyfree option Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Alfredo Skillet Lasagna Vegan Spinach Alfredo Skillet lasagna makes the perfect weeknight dinner ! An easy vegan pasta recipe that is family-friendly, uses just 1 skillet, and is ready to eat in about 45 minutes! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegetable Balti This easy Vegetable Balti is a really delicious way to get the family to eat healthy veggies like bell pepper and cauliflower, as the Balti Spices add a fantastic Indian flavor to them. 1 Pan, Baked Balti Casserole. A wonderfully rich and hearty Indian Balti sauce that is packed with veggie vitamins . Glutenfree Soyfree and Nutfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Mushroom Stroganoff This Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff recipe is packed with earthy flavor and umami from mushrooms and so creamy you wont believe its dairy-free. Made in just 1 skillet! Paired with pasta or mashed potatoes, its the ultimate vegan comfort food. TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Vegan General Tso Cauliflower You will love this Baked Vegan General Tso Cauliflower  - it is so quick and easy to prepare even on a weeknight and the flavor is better than anything from a Chinese restaurant or take-out joint!  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Almond Burfi Keep this vegan almond burfi recipe at hand for whenever you need an easy yet special treat for the holidays! This 4 ingredient Indian Almond Fudge is totally fool-proof to make within minites and makes for a great gift too. Gluten-free, soy-free.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Eggs Benedict Casserole This Vegan Egg Breakfast Casserole is loaded with veggie goodness baked in one pan along with an easy vegan "egg" sauce made from tofu. Mushrooms add a touch of earthy flavor and savoriness to this vegan breakfast casserole. TRY THIS RECIPE Easy Vegan Almond Flour Crust This easy Vegan Almond Flour Pie Crust is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free, and made with just a few simple ingredients. No chilling needed! No shortening. The perfect healthy pie crust for practically any pie or tart! Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, grain. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Butter Chicken Lasagna Bake Vegan Butter Chicken Lasagna Bake - an easy Indian Italian Fusion recipe the whole family will love! This easy vegan lasagna bake is made in one pan with simple pantry ingredients. Can be made in the skillet, too. TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Veggie Curry Casserole Up your weeknight dinner casserole with this easy vegan vegetable curry casserole loaded with Indian spices and creamy tomato gravy! All in 1 dish! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Hot and Sour Soup with Ramen For a hearty Indo-Chinese meal full of veggies and tofu try my Vegan Hot and Sour Soup with Ramen! The perfect Asian-inspired comfort food thats ready in under 30 minutes! 1 Pot No added Oil! TRY THIS RECIPE   For more recipe round-ups, check out my Vegan Spring Dinner Recipes or my for65 Beginner recipes for veganuary! The post Best Easy Vegan Recipes of 2021 appeared first on Vegan Richa.

I’m a New Mom. Here Are Three Reasons to Raise Plant-Based Kids You May Not Have Considered.

December 22 2021 Vegetarian Times 

I’m a New Mom. Here Are Three Reasons to Raise Plant-Based Kids You May Not Have Considered. This time, when kids are so young and are such new eaters, is critical to establishing a food foundation thats healthy and ethically sound The post I’m a New Mom. Here Are Three Reasons to Raise Plant-Based Kids You May Not Have Considered. appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday Dinner

December 20 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday DinnerThe 40 best recipes for your Vegan Christmas Menu. Whether youre looking for a vegan spin on holiday classics, healthy vegan sides, or fun baked goods, here are modern and unique recipes with a twist. The holiday season can be challenging for vegans, between the dairy- and meat-rich family reunions and holiday spreads at the office. But fear not, theres actually a HUGE variety of vegan Christmas menu ideas that are perfect for your Christmas dinner. Whether you are hosting the holiday dinner at home or are invited and want to bring your own food, I got you covered with 40 vegan Christmas dinner ideas. Here, youll find a mix of classic Christmas main dishes, side dishes and desserts with a vegan twist, along with creative and inventive dishes that are not typical Christmas recipes but would be perfect on any holiday table. Whether youre looking for a vegan roast, roasted cauliflower, pot pie or a vegan Christmas treat for dessert, this list has you covered! Vegan Christmas Mains Vegan Gluten-free Holiday Roast This holiday season, try my glutenfree holiday roast! It's made with chickpeas and tofu, comes filled with roasted vegetables and features a sweet and sticky glaze. Gluten-free, nut-fre TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Stuffed Shells with Butternut Alfredo Vegan Stuffed Shells with Butternut Squash Alfredo is the best comfort food casserole to feed a big crowd! Filled with spinach and creamy tofu "ricotta," this stuffed shells recipe is an all-time family favorite. Can use pumpkin or other wint squash. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Mushroom Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust. Easy Mushroom Gravy Pot pie with mushrooms, cannellini or white beans, chard, topped with sliced sweet potato. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Can be made gluten-free, Soy-free and oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Pot Pie with Biscuit topping Vegan Pot Pie with Black Pepper Biscuit topping. Veggies in Savory herbed sauce topped with easy No Oil Black Pepper Biscuit topping. Classic flavors, easier and simpler! Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Option for Nut-free Gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Meatloaf - Nut Loaf Recipe This Vegan Meatloaf is flavorful, decadent, nutty and great for anyone wanting a no bean/­­lentil loaf. Use nuts of choice in this Nut Roast. Vegan Recipe. Can be Glutenfree Soyfree TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower Whole Roasted Cauliflower. This Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower is marinated in flavorful of herbs and spices and baked to perfection to make a fabulous Holiday table option. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree. Can be soyfree TRY THIS RECIPE Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy. Easy Roasted Cauliflower Slices served with mushroom thyme gravy. Vegan gluten-free Festive Main for the holidays. TRY THIS RECIPE Spicy Miso Peanut Butter Whole Roasted Cauliflower This Asian-inspired Miso Gochujang Peanut Butter Glazed Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a veggie-forward show-stopper perfect for the holidays, whether youre having it as a vegan main course of a vegetarian meal or serving it as a side dish or appetizer. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free. TRY THIS RECIPE Broccoli Cauliflower Masala Pie This Savory Cauliflower Broccoli Pie is full of flavor from the garam masala and has a delicious potato black eyed pea crust. gluten free and grain free. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Caramelized Onion Butternut Squash Lasagna This Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Caramelized Onions and Spinach features a creamy tofu cashew bechamel sauce and lots of melted vegan cheese. A vegan lasagna recipe perfect for feeding a crowd during the fall holidays. Soyfree option Nutfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie - Mushroom Lentil Shepherdless Pie Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie - Mushroom and Lentil Shepherdless Pie with Gravy and Garlic mashed potatoes. Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be soy-free oil-free. Vegetarian Shepherds Pie. Makes 1 9 by 9 inch dish TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Jalapeno Chili Cornbread Casserole Jalapeno Cornbread Chili Casserole is an easy vegan comfort food casserole recipe with a quick jalape?o cheddar cornbread crust baked right on top of the lentil chili. Its warm and savory and comes together in one dish.  Nutfree soyfree. Glutenfree option. TRY THIS RECIPE Continue reading: Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday DinnerThe post Vegan Christmas Menu 2021 – 40 Recipes for your Holiday Dinner appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Where to Find the Best Plant-Based Ski Town Dining in North America

January 13 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Where to Find the Best Plant-Based Ski Town Dining in North America Dont settle for a mediocre veggie burger after a day on the slopes. Make tracks to these veg-friendly spots instead. The post Where to Find the Best Plant-Based Ski Town Dining in North America appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

For Luxury Chocolate Brand TCHO, Going Vegan Lead to ‘An Entirely New Cacao Experience’

January 12 2022 Vegetarian Times 

For Luxury Chocolate Brand TCHO, Going Vegan Lead to ‘An Entirely New Cacao Experience’ Taking out dairy and focusing entirely on plants opened up a whole new world for us, says the brands chief chocolate maker The post For Luxury Chocolate Brand TCHO, Going Vegan Lead to ‘An Entirely New Cacao Experience’ appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Can Vegans Save the Traditional Jewish Deli?

January 11 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Can Vegans Save the Traditional Jewish Deli? A new generation of Jewish chefs and entrepreneurs is celebrating the classic deli tradition by reinventing nostalgic dishes for the modern, plant-based era The post Can Vegans Save the Traditional Jewish Deli? appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)

January 10 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)Spicy Urad Dal – a simple but delicious vegan Indian daal recipe with black gram lentils in a fragrant Indian gravy that makes for the perfect comfort food dish to add to your weeknight or weekend dinner rotation. Gluten-free. This spicy urad dal is the perfect dish to spice up a simple weeknight or weekend dinner. You will love this dish not just for the mouthwatering blend of spices and depth of flavor but also for its heartiness. Serve it with roti, flatbread, brown rice or white rice or cauliflower rice and a simple plant-based curry or a spices veggie side for a nutritious meal that will have everyone licking their plates clean. Let’s talk about dal for a moment. Most Indian chefs have a half a dozen or so lentils in their pantry, each with a distinct flavor and texture. But types you’ll find most commonly used in dal recipes are chana dal (Bengal gram dal(split brown chickpea)), tuvar dal (split pigeon peas), masoor dal (split red lentils), moong dal (split green mung beans), and urad dal (split black gram/­­split black lentils). You can see all the Indian and English names and pictures of the Dals here Like many dal recipes, this spicy urad dal starts with boiling the lentils to the preferred tenderness (I do this in a pressure cooker but you can do it on the stovetop as well, see notes). To get the flavors going we incorporate a method called tempering, or tadka, the process of heating oil and adding a few spices to it. Here, we add whole cloves, cumin and bay leaves. What is Urad Dal? Urad dal are split, black urad or black lentils (vigna mungo) . These are not the same as the beluga lentils you might have at home. You can use urad dal without skin or a with skin in this recipe, but you definitely want to use the split kind. White/­­beige is the type without skin, the other will be black on one side. Urad dal is also lower carb among the dals. Whole Urad or whole black gram is used to make Dal makhani. You can use those here as well, just make sure to co them long enough. (40 minutes in instant pot). You can also use the petite yellow lentils – moong dal which is split green mung beans. Or use red lentils. The naming in various stores varies and yellow lentils can be round or the long ones. The long ones are moong dal. See pictures on myDals post to find the right dals. This year I plan to make a lot more Indian food and introduce you to variety of dishes that you wont always find in Indian restaurants. Restaurants keep a limited popular items menu but theres so much more in Indian cuisine! If you try any of these recipes do leave a review on the recipe post! More Vegan Dal Recipes: - Punjabi Dal Fry -  Lentil Curry Casserole - Easy Chana Dal - Kashmiri Dal - Dal Tadka Mix in a Jar - Oil free Lentil Soup. Spicy Garlic Dal Hubbs Dal fry - dal makhani  Continue reading: Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal)The post Spicy Urad Dal (Black Gram Lentil Dal) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Top 3 Myths And Facts About Vegan Protein

January 8 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Protein always goes hand in hand with being vegan and many myths surrounding protein intake on a vegan diet actually prevent people from adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Its time to bust some of these myths with facts!  Myth #1: You cant get enough protein on a vegan diet.Fact: The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This is entirely possible on a plant-based diet and there are many rich sources of vegan protein. The most popular ones include: tofu, lentils, beans, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, whole grains, spirulina, peanut butter, and soy milk. Even those who require more protein, such as athletes, seniors, and children, can increase their intake by consuming more of these foods. Besides, the largest study of its kind in history showed that the average vegan actually gets 70% more protein than they need, every single day- hows that for myth busting! Myth #2: Vegan protein sources are not as effective as whey protein for building muscle. Fact: Research shows that increases in muscle mass and strength are associated with protein regardless of the source. This means that the consumption of protein-rich plant foods (listed in the first point […] The post Top 3 Myths And Facts About Vegan Protein appeared first on HappyCow.

How To ‘Veganize’ Indian Recipes

January 7 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Today were spotlighting Indian food, which is largely vegetarian because dairy and cows are sacrosanct in Indian culture! The best part is that many Indian recipes can easily be veganized with just a few simple swaps! With its vast array of spices and aromas, vegan Indian dishes are truly mouth-watering! Here are the ingredients to watch out for, and how to substitute them: GheeClarified butter, also known as Ghee, is commonly used for enhancing the flavour of rice, stews, and breads. If you come across ghee in any recipe, swap it with coconut oil or vegan butter or simply leave it out altogether. Curd (Yoghurt)Plant-based yoghurt is widely available these days in most supermarkets. Wherever yoghurt is used as a condiment (think raita) or as a cooling accompaniment to a spicy dish, substituting with a plain, unsweetened plant-based yogurt is easy! Peanut curd is also very popular among Indian vegans and can be made at home with very simple ingredients. ButterFor savoury dishes, you can swap butter with coconut oil, cashew cream, or coconut cream! It gets a little trickier with cakes, cookies, and other desserts that call for butter as coconut oil wouldnt cut it. For this, use vegan […] The post How To ‘Veganize’ Indian Recipes appeared first on HappyCow.

5 Documentaries For Veganuary That’ll Change Your Life

January 5 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

With the increasing number of films shedding light on topics such as veganism, animal rights, health, and the environment, several well-kept secrets about the animal agriculture industry are becoming exposed. Here is a selection of thought-provoking, informative, and deeply touching documentaries that show us what goes on in the industry and invite us to question our own roles. Grab some popcorn, keep an open mind, take a deep breath, and prepare to watch something for Veganuary that just might change your life! 1. DominionFocuses on: Animal Exploitationhttps:/­­/­­www.dominionmovement.com/­­watch Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, this powerful exposé of the grim reality of animal agriculture captured by drones, hidden and handheld cameras, encourages us  to question the morality and validity of mankinds dominion over the animal kingdom. While the film mainly focuses on how animals are used for food, it also throws a spotlight on other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research. A must-watch, however heart wrenching it might be! 2. The Game ChangersFocuses on: Fitnesshttps:/­­/­­gamechangersmovie.com/­­ With a stunning executive production team including Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, and Novak Djokovic, this film explores the world of plant-based eating, protein, and strength. It provides […] The post 5 Documentaries For Veganuary That’ll Change Your Life appeared first on HappyCow.

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 1: Mindfulness and Focus on Your Well-Being

January 3 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 1: Mindfulness and Focus on Your Well-Being Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 1: Mindfulness and Focus on Your Well-Being appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

An Industry Insider Tells Us the Food Trends That Will Be Huge in 2022

December 27 2021 Vegetarian Times 

An Industry Insider Tells Us the Food Trends That Will Be Huge in 2022 Expert predictions of the food trends that will be extra-hot in the year to come, from new veggie burgers to an emphasis on clean eating The post An Industry Insider Tells Us the Food Trends That Will Be Huge in 2022 appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Carol J. Adams’s Book ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ Infuriated the Right - and Made Me Feel Less Alone

December 20 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Carol J. Adams’s Book ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ Infuriated the Right - and Made Me Feel Less Alone A conversation with scholar, activist, and author Carol J. Adams about being a target for Rush Limbaugh, the meat-eaters identity crisis, and the intersection of feminism and plant-based eating The post Carol J. Adams’s Book ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ Infuriated the Right - and Made Me Feel Less Alone appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Vegemite, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Lots of Protein: What Vegan Olympian Morgan Mitchell Eats in a Day

December 17 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Vegemite, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Lots of Protein: What Vegan Olympian Morgan Mitchell Eats in a Day Two-time Olympian (on on her way to a third) Morgan Mitchell is a record-setting track star. She says her plant-based diet helps with her speed and recovery. The post Vegemite, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Lots of Protein: What Vegan Olympian Morgan Mitchell Eats in a Day appeared first on Vegetarian Times.


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