10 Healthy Recipes That Make Vegan A Breeze

I started my blog years ago in order to share my recipes and stories with my customers and readers.  I have not yet a pleasure of hosting guest blogger--when I was approched by Kathy, I was absolutely thrilled! I read her article and browsed through her site. I thought it could answer some of commonly asked questions and provide some delicious vegan recipes, EnjoyVeganism is a popular lifestyle trend that is followed by millions of people.This particular lifestyle includes the consumption of vegetables and fruitsprimary. People that are vegans completely avoids the consumption of anyfoods that come from animals, including meat, eggs, honey and, of course,dairy products like milk and cheese. Apart from avoiding the consumption offood that comes from an animal source, vegans also avoid using any animal-derived products, such as those that contain leather or feathers. According toThe Vegan Society, veganism includes adopting a lifestyle that excludes theexploitation and cruelty of animals, whether it’s for food or any otherparticular purpose.While some people may consider a vegan lifestyle as un-beneficial, there aremany advantages to gain when switching to a vegan lifestyle. The fact thatpeople often tend to associate protein with meat is one of the primaryconcerns amongst those who are considering such a lifestyle, but many high exist that are still able to provide vegans with high-quality protein. Medical News Today reports that the primary health-relatedreasons that people change to a vegan diet are because many research studieshave associated meat with a higher risk of diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoidarthritis, hypertension, and cancer. Furthermore, it is also linked toimprovements in symptoms related to prostate cancer. In addition to theseadvantages, it is also important to consider the fact that the foods included ina vegan diet are usually low in saturated fats and mostly contains nocholesterol. These foods are often also high in fiber, which is beneficial for thedigestive tract.Healthy Recipes For VegansIt may seem daunting to consume a diet that primarily consists of vegetablesand fruits, but we are here to tell you that it is still possible to prepare mealsthat are truly delicious if you decide to adopt a vegan lifestyle. These recipescontain absolutely no animal-derived ingredients, and they are quick and easyto prepare.1. Chickpea And Pumpkin BurgersLet’s start with a recipe to make the perfect vegan burgers, filled withpumpkin and chickpeas, and tasty curry. In addition to being perfect forvegans, these burgers are also gluten-free. To make these burgers, you willneed yellow pumpkin, chickpeas, lemon juice, virgin olive oil, garlic, currypowder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, flax eggs and brown riceflour. Let’s take a look at the methods, step-by- step:The pumpkin should be grated, then any excess liquid should bestrained from the grated pumpkin. Place the pumpkin in a large mixingbowl.Rinse the chickpeas, then add to a blender, together with the garlic, oliveoil, spices and lemon juice. Blend the mixture until it is in the form of apaste. Add the mixture to the large bowl with the grated pumpkin.Add the brown rice flour and flax eggs to the combination and stir well.Form the burgers with the mixture and then bake them forapproximately half an hour.2. Quinoa And Black Bean BurgersIf you’re not fond of pumpkin or the taste of curry, but still would like to enjoya burger, then these quinoa and black bean burgers will be a better option foryou. You will need some quinoa, virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, Himalayan pinksalt, black beans, ketchup, a flax egg, some non-GMO corn, organic cilantro,jalapenos, rolled oats, oat flour and some ground cumin. Here’s theinstructions:You need to start by preparing the quinoa. The instructions should befound on the packaging.The black beans should be mashed until it is pasty, then mixed with thequinoa, the flax egg and the other ingredients mentioned above.Form up into six burgers with the mixture, then cook them for around10 minutes on each side.3. Vegan Burger BunsIf you decide to give the vegan burgers recipe we’ve mentioned above a go,you will obviously need to prepare some burger buns to go with the burgers.So, next up, let’s look at how you can bake up a batch of vegan-friendly buns.To make some burger buns, you will need organic, unbleached flour, somealmond milk, filtered warm water, organic coconut oil, organic cane sugar,active dry yeast, a flax egg and Himalayan pink salt. You can also add someorganic sesame seeds. Making these buns is very easy:Start by mixing the yeast with the warm water, allow the yeast todissolve thoroughly before continuing.Take a separate mixing bowl and mix the almond milk, flax egg, sugar,Himalayan pink salt and coconut oil together. Combine the twomixtures.Now simply add the organic flour to the mixture until a doughy textureis reached. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, then cover it up andplace the dough in a location that is relatively warm for about an hour.Use some flour to dust the area where you will be working, then dividethe dough into about eight pieces. Form each into a ball, place them on abaking tray and allow them to bake for around half an hour to 40minutes.4. Creamy Mushroom RisottoThis gluten-free, vegan-friendly recipe are sure to make for the perfect dinnerwhen the day was simply hectic. To make this creamy mushroom risotto,you’ll need some olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, risotto rice, vegetablestock, white wine vinegar, nutritional yeast flakes, fresh parsley and some saltand pepper. To make this risotto, simply follow these instructions:Use a pan to heat the virgin olive oil, then add the garlic and shallot.Once the added ingredients are soft, add some mushrooms and cook fora couple of minutes.Now add the risotto rice, the vegetable stock and the white winevinegar, and continuously stir the mixture. Once your mixture boils,allow it to cook for about half an hour. Finally, add the parsley, salt,pepper and the nutritional yeast flakes.5. Rice With Tasty Black BeansIf you’re up for something that is much simpler, then a basic meal with riceand some black beans might do the trick. You need some black beans, garlic,salt, water, green bell pepper, vinegar, rice, pimento, lemons, vegetable oil andbay leaves.Prior to preparing this dish, you should soak the beans for a couple ofhours, then drain the beans, followed by a quick rinse.Stir the beans, green pepper, oil, water, bay leaves, salt, onion and garlictogether, and allow the mixture to boil for approximately an hour.After an hour, set the heating to a lower setting, then allow the beans tosimmer for up to four hours. Stir the beans every now-and- then.After four hours, remove a small amount of the beans, mash them andadd them back into the mixture.Before serving, add some bay leaves and vinegar to the mixture.6. Fettuccine AlfredoA creamy, delicious, yet low-fat and vegan-friendly Fettuccine Alfredo recipewith a lemony taste. The ingredients include eggless fettuccine, almond milk,soy cream cheese, blanched almonds, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, groundblack pepper, olive oil, garlic and some parsley.Cook the fettuccine in a large pot, strain and reserve a cup of the water.Blend the soy cream cheese, almond milk, lemon zest, salt, pepper andalmonds together until a smooth texture can be observed.Heat the garlic and oil together for one minute, then add the mixturefrom above. Also add half of the water you reserved earlier.Let the mixture simmer for eight minutes, then add the fettuccini andthe parsley.7. Coconut CurryIn the mood for some curry, but you can’t use lamb or chicken? Then why nottry out some coconut curry – it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. All it takes issome coconut oil, onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli florets, carrots, tomato, snowpeas, curry powder, light coconut milk, vegetable stock and some pepper. As abase, you’ll need some coconut milk, quinoa and agave nectar.Prepare the quinoa mixture, which will be served as a base.For the curry, add coconut oil to a heated pan, then add the ginger,broccoli, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, carrot and broccoli. Stir frequentlyand let the mixture cook for five minutes.Now add the vegetable stock, more salt, the curry powder and coconutmilk. Let the mixture simmer for around 15 minutes.Finally, add the tomatoes and the snow peas.8. Mac n CheeseMac n Cheese is a favorite amongst many households, and it can be in yours aswell even if you are a vegan. All you need is some macaroni shells, onion,garlic, cashews, vegetable broth, cornstarch, cumin, chili powder, nutritionalyeast and some diced chills.Start by preparing the macaroni.Saute the garlic and onion with olive oil, then add pepper and salt. Letthe mixture cook for seven minutes.Add the garlic and onion mixture, along with all the other ingredients,into a blender. Blend these ingredients.Now you should drain the macaroni, then mix with the mixture youhave created in the blender. Finally, you can top with some soya cheese.9. Peanut NoodlesNext up is a peanut noodles dish, which is extremely easy to make. For thesauce, you will need some natural peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, ricevinegar, ginger, siracha and optionally some water. For the noddle and veggiemixture, you’ll need some rice noodles, shiitake mushrooms, eggplant, redpeppers, scallions, sesame seeds and crushed peanuts.Mix all the peanut sauce ingredients together in a bowl, then set aside.Cook the rice noodles.Add the eggplant and mushrooms to a heated skillet with oil. Once themushrooms are soft, add the scallions and the red pepper, as well assome soy sauce.Mix everything together and serve – quick and easy.10. Mushroom StroganoffFinally, a vegan-friendly mushroom stroganoff recipe. For this one, you’ll needribbon noodles, olive oil, onion, whole wheat flour, vegetable broth, soy sauce,lemon juice, tomato paste, mushrooms, dried thyme, dried sage, salt, whitewine vinegar, vegan sour cream, ground pepper and parsley leaves.The noodles should be cooked according to the instructions providedwith its package. Do not cook them fully. Set aside as they will be usedlater.Cook the onions with the olive oil for three minutes, then add in thewhole wheat flour and cook for another 30 minutes. Stir often.Now add the soy sauce, tomato paste, broth and lemon juice gradually.When the mixture gains a thick texture, add the salt, sage, thyme andmushrooms.Cook the mixture for around five minutes, then add the white winevinegar and cook for another four minutes.Finally, add the sour cream, more flour, the black pepper, the noodlesand the parsley. Let it cook for another five minutes and serve.ConclusionBecoming a vegan and adopting such a lifestyle might sound like a difficultchange to make, but it can be easier than you think. Many people consider theidea of giving up meat and animal-derived products a drawback of this diet,but you are still able to prepare delicious meals that are tasty and nutritionalon a vegan diet. Vegans are also known to follow a healthy diet plan naturally,without having to spend too much time on restricting calories. In this post,we’ve shared some of the best recipes you can try out if you are consideringbecoming vegan. Give them a try and you’ll quickly discover just how tastyveganism can be.References:https://www.vegansociety.com/about-us/key- factshttp://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/curried- pumpkin-and-chickpea-burgers/Author Bio:Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of Beauty,nutrition and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel,swim and practice yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up readingher favorite novel, or writing in her journal. To know more about her followher on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.