6 Autumnal vegan dishes
November isn’t just that odd period of time between Halloween and Christmas, it’s also officially World Vegan Month. In honour of this, we’ve whisked together some vegan recipes that are warming, spicy, hearty and comforting – everything you crave in the chillier months of the year. So, whether you’re a vegan, vegan-curious, or just eager to have some healthier meals this November, then look no further – as we’ve put together some of the best.
1. Roasted Squash & Creamy Pesto Lasagne
Lasagne is arguably queen of comfort foods, and this delightful vegan version by The Veg Space is the perfect recipe for exactly that. Even better, this recipe can be made in bulk and then frozen. So, you can satisfy your comfort food cravings mid-week after a long-haul day at work – without any of the effort! Roasted squash is a popular ingredient in most autumn and vegan recipes, and it can transform a lasagne. So, if you’re looking for that perfect comforting seasonal dish, check out the full recipe, by visiting their blog.
2. Mushroom Risotto
The risotto. A classic creature comfort concoction. The combination of earthy mushrooms and the creamy risotto rice is – hands down – an easy winner. The beauty of a mushroom risotto lies with the fact that you can be as creative as you like, and even use a whole range of luxurious mushrooms. It’s completely up to you. The risotto is your oyster, well, oyster mushroom in this case! For the full recipe, visit Vegangela’s blog.
3. Chickpea Curry Jacket Potatoes
We promised you some spice, and where better to get some than with a curry? This particular recipe has a warming mix of cumin seeds, ginger and green chillies. Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, a necessity for any vegan or vegan-based food, and this recipe has them in abundance. What’s more, both curry and jacket potatoes are yet again comfort food central, not to mention an excellent autumnal choice for Vegan Month. For the full recipe, visit the website.
Your Autumn vegan recipes don’t have to focus on main meals either, explore veganism in all its glory, by dipping into some desserts. As the time of year when we feast on sweets and delicious treats is fast approaching, what better time to expand your horizons than this November?
4. Chocolate Chip Cookies
A classic treat and after meal sweet. Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to forgo this delight. Before you recoil in horror we do, of course, mean for you to use vegan chocolate chips. This particular recipe even lays claim that you won’t be able to tell the difference! Cookies can solve a world of problems, check out the full recipe. Just like your vegan grandma used to make!
5. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Cheesecake is arguably one of the best desserts, sure to please every time. Even more so in its vegan-esque form. These little beauties look almost too good to eat, but trust us you should, as they taste even better than they look. Not to mention they’re also gluten-free. Get the full recipe here.
6. Pumpkin Pie
Who doesn’t love a seasonal dessert, and pumpkins are this time of the year’s A-lister. This easy recipe combines the best bits of autumn in a crusted case that is sure to raise many smiles. This pumpkin pie is an all-round winner, full to the brim with spice and everything nice. Who knows, maybe it’ll become an annual family-favourite, for the full recipe, visit the blog.
Veganism has come very far from its early beginnings, this is clearly seen by the introduction of World Vegan Day which has sprouted to World Vegan Month in no time. This alone stands as testament to the popularity of veganism. This time of year, all any of us want to do is feast on comfortable, warm and cosy food; and just because your vegan doesn’t mean you can’t do exactly that.
Do not believe that just because you're vegan you have to give up any of your favourite recipes. Granted, they will be different, with obvious dairy etc., substitutions, but you can still indulge in the knowledge that, best of all, everything you’re eating is animal-friendly.
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