Today is world vegan day and vegans across the globe have come out together to celebrate in unison their environment-friendly lifestyle. It is said that this lifestyle helps protect the environment, animals and maintain the eco-system in general.
While vegetarians differ from vegans as they do not consume any animal products while the former do not eat animals, this movement has drummed up support from not just the common men but also public figures who believe in the animal-free diet. They believe it is an attempt to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty.
Despite the fuss of the diet is boring, we have compiled some delicious vegan dishes that you can try any time of year and enjoy a hearty meal with friends and family. Check them out.
Creamy Squash Puree
If you are plant-based or have just started this lifestyle you need to add this dish to your diet. Squash in India is generally added into mixed vegetables or eaten with sauté but did you know you can totally experiment with this vegetable and bring out the best from this pear-shaped veggie.
Its creaminess can leave your taste buds with the most authentic taste ever. All you need for this dish is an oven and a blender and you are good to go.
At first, cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Marinate it will salt, pepper, oil and leave it in the oven to roast for 30 minutes until it turns into goldish color. After it cools down to bring them to a blender and serve it will peanuts.
Squash Lentil Stew
It’s the onset of fall and the temperate weather urges us to scramble into our comfy pajamas and chill in a warm space enjoying a delish meal. This combo lentil stew is definitely going to bring out a new you.
To prepare the dish you need thinly sliced shallots, chopped ginger, vegetable oil, coriander and cardamom for taste, one squash, boiled lentils, and vegetable broth.
Crispy Potatoes served with Vegan Sauce
We all have a thing for aloo(potatoes), right? Why not try a bit more healthy way and enjoy a scrupulous meal. Ditch the fatty french fries and try these dishes, you might have thought.
Cut potatoes evenly and spread them on a baking sheet, roast for 30 minutes until golden and crispy.
Meanwhile, to prepare the vegan sauce you need to add cashews, lemon juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, sea salt(taste), nutritional yeast, with one cup into blender water until smooth. Transfer the puree to a saucepan and heat for 5 minutes. Serve with the fresh crispy potatoes.
Raise your hands who love soup, because this dish is for all the nourishing soup lovers out there. This combo soup prepared with cool cucumbers with melon may be one of the continental foods you want to try.
All you need is cucumbers chopped into pieces, melon, flat-leaf parsley, red wine vinegar and lime juice. Add to the blender and grind for few seconds until it makes a paste. Leave the paste in the refrigerator for minutes and later enjoy it with your friends and family.
Burgers have always been a junk food bestie and never thought it could be a healthy option with all the cheese spread. But this mushroom-quinoa burger is super delicious and healthy at the same time and a very good option for the vegans out there.
To prepare the spread you need medium portobello mushroom caps, walnuts, clove garlic, canola oil, chopped red onion. Add the mushroom mixture, red onion, and vinegar into a blender.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add quinoa, cornstarch. Leave it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Garnish the burger with the mushroom-quinoa spread, sprouts, lettuce, tomato. Add some mayo.
Creamy linguine with wild mushrooms
For all the pasta lovers we have a healthy alternative for you. Say hello to linguine.
To prepare the dish you need to cook the linguine as directed and drain the water. Saute chopped mushrooms with garlic in a saucepan until they are golden brown. Cook the mix with linguine with nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.
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