The decision to switch to a vegan diet can be overwhelming. Many people who are contemplating this change worry about the limits of their food choices. The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of great vegan recipe ideas that make the taste buds come alive. Below are two examples.
What people often get wrong about being vegan
One stumbling block for those wanting to start a vegan approach to eating is how hard it will be. People usually find certain foods, such as steaks or cheese, that they think they cannot live without for an extended time.
Once you begin to cut these items out of your diet, you will soon see you do not miss them. Take a look at these two exciting vegan recipes. These recipes make it crystal clear that plenty of foods can keep you excited about being vegan.
2 vegan recipe ideas:
1. Lentil bolognese
One of the best parts of this recipe is all of the robust flavors it offers you. This recipe truly does create the feel and texture of meat in a meatless recipe.
The process for making this meal is relatively simple. Start by sautéing onions in olive oil until they have that familiar sweet aroma. Then, add celery, garlic, carrots, and any herbs and seasonings you like. Let this all simmer for about five minutes.
Next, add tomato paste, and let it all brown a little. From there, deglaze the mixture by pouring in a generous amount of red wine and then letting it cook off.
Finally, add a plentiful portion of lentils. Remember that the smaller the lentils are, the faster they will cook. Bring the entire thing to a boil, and then cover it and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
As a final step, remove the lid and let some of the liquid cook off. Give it a big blast of flavor by stirring in some balsamic vinegar.
Then pour this all over your favorite pasta and dig in. Yum!
This lentil bolognese dish may be one of the tastiest vegan recipes out there. It’s a fairly simple one that will help you maintain a healthy approach to eating as part of your self-care routine.
2. Whole roasted cauliflower
Begin this recipe by removing the cauliflower leaves off the base of the vegetable. Then, trim off the stem to keep the whole cauliflower head level so it stays upright while roasting it.
Next, place the cauliflower in a pan, drizzle it with olive oil, and season with salt, pepper, and za’atar. Add a cup of water to the pan after that.
Then, cover the pan with aluminum foil or transfer the mixture to an oven-safe dish. Bake it in a 425-degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour.
After that, carefully take the cauliflower dish out of the oven briefly to remove the foil. Then bake it for another 30 minutes.
When done, you will end up with crispy, golden cauliflower. Add some creamy tahini sauce to the top, and you are ready to go. It can be a side dish or an entrée.
A few last words on vegan recipe ideas
Whether you are switching to a vegan diet, trying to incorporate vegan recipes into your meal plan occasionally, or are a seasoned vegan, these two recipes are worth the try. If you make them, let me know how they turn out!