Five Recipes for World Vegan Day

Did you know it’s World Vegan Day on November 1? If you aren’t yet a convert of a plant-friendly diet, perhaps you soon will be – and it might be thanks in part to this blog post. In it, we share with you five vegan meals everyone can try making at home.

Even if you swap just one of your meaty meals with a vegan recipe like one of these, you’ll be reducing your supermarket spend (probably) and maybe even discovering a newfound appreciation for something other than your usual chicken curry, bangers and mash or lamb hot pot. Read on…

Vegan Sausage Rolls

You may well have tried Greggs’ vegan sausage roll, but how about making your own? Thanks to this recipe from BBC Good Food, you can certainly try. The recipe earns a great rating on the site and the buffet table favourite combines mushrooms, brown rice miso, mustard and sage – delicious!

Vegan Poke Bowl

Poke bowls are all the rage at the moment – particularly on Instagram, where they catch the eye due to their bright colours and pretty arrangements. But what on earth are they? Traditionally, poke bowls are diced raw fish, served as either a starter or a main course.

One of the main dishes of native Hawaiian cuisine, poke is usually called by its Japanese name of Tako Poke. Of course, you can add what you like to your bowl, with variety being the spice of life. We love the vegan and gluten-free recipe over here, but you can feel free to swap and change ingredients to make it truly your own.

Mushroom Quinoa Burger

A burger that doesn’t contain meat? Absolutely! This mushroom quinoa one makes the perfect teatime treat; why not try it this week? Described as hearty enough even for carnivores, the burger can be served with a fresh and crisp side salad or a delicious corn on the cob.

Summer Pesto Pasta

Okay, okay, so summer’s all but over – but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a summery dish.

This pesto pasta one is perfect for anyone following a vegan diet – and it’s really easy to prepare. Serve with garlic bread and a nice glass of red, too. Loaded with all your favourite summer veggies, this pesto pasta is light and easy on warm nights, says the website – go on, fill up your plate and tuck in.

Vegetable Pakoras

Fancy a curry night? You’ll want to serve your meat-free curry dishes alongside some of these homemade vegetable pakoras – because they’re simple to prepare and taste amazing.

The recipe is available on the I Love Vegan blog and it’s a real favourite with the writers of the site. Give the pakoras a go and serve with homemade naan bread and onion bhajis. Oh, and your favourite curry. Yum.

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Until next time…

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