It’s the holiday season, and while we love many festive occasions, we can’t help but be especially excited by one particular celebration: World Vegan Month! This is the chance for eaters everywhere to learn more about a cruelty-free lifestyle — and hopefully try lots of delicious herbivorous eats.
If you’re thinking about giving veganism a try (or if you’re already vegan and could use a few new ideas), here are 5 super-simple recipes that’ll inspire you to give up animal products forever.
One Bowl Jumbo Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Only one bowl and no electric mixer needed? It doesn’t get any easier than that. These sweet jumbo treats by Oh She Glows are sweetened with maple syrup and they make for a totally delicious end to any meal. Did we mention they’re jumbo-sized? Photo: Angela Liddon
Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo
If you’re looking for filling, hearty comfort food — fettuccine alfredo is it. Using vegan cream cheese, eggless pasta, and nutritional yeast, this Food Network recipe results in an utterly satisfying meal with a citrus twist.
This creamy, delicious eggplant-based dip has all of the taste with none of the dairy. Minimalist Baker uses almond milk, nutritional yeast, cumin, and chili powder to create a wildly flavorful concoction. Stock up on tortilla chips and chow down. Photo: Minimalist Baker
The Best Vegan Quesadillas
Quesadillas are easy, filling, and delicious. And they’re just as easy to make vegan. Try Love My Vegan Life’s version, which uses black beans and chipotle hummus to re-create the classic snack. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite’s grandma, go make yourself a dang quesadilla already.
There’s nothing more comforting than spaghetti and meatballs drenched in tomato sauce. And these Italian herb-infused meatballs by The Vegan 8 are the perfect vegan version of this classic dish.
Pair them with some al dente spaghetti and stream Lady and the Tramp. Photo: The Vegan 8
Thai-Style Cabbage and “Chicken” Salad
Vegans don’t JUST eat salad, but when we do — they’re ridiculously delicious salads, and anything but unsatisfying. This recipe by Vegan Yumminess features a delightful peanut butter-based dressing, plenty of cabbage and other crunchy stuff, plus Soy Curls as “chicken.”