These are my 9 most favorite recipes to help you get started!
#1 Roasted Butternut Alfredo
I list this one first on purpose. It’s the BOMB. I serve it up for non vegans all the time and they FLIP OUT. Trust. It’s that good.
#2. Energy Smoothie
This flavor blasting treat gets me through between meals. It sounds horrid, I know. But it’s delicious and easy to make. Try it, you’ll love the way it tastes and the way it makes you feel!
Blend until smooth!
In case you’re curious (I was):
#5 Vegan Chocolate Shakeology
Most vegans will tell you that their diet wasn’t limited, but expanded, by going plant based. I would tend to agree except when your spouse is an omnivore like mine and you’re hungry for a snack and there are like 10 delicious treats in the kitchen that you can’t have and they’re all calling out your name. This nutrient packed drink is easy and I always have it on hand for a meal between snacks. It’s ok mixed with water, but I like to use almond milk and a frozen banana. Sometimes I even add almond butter and kale to a make it a meal. Without getting into all of the specifics, Shakeology conatins over 70 superfood ingredients, probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and adaptogens. The ingredients are whole food ingredients which work synergistic-ally together, NOT SYNTHETIC VITAMINS. And, the ingredients themselves came from remote places where the soil is still nutrient dense, unlike the over-harvested soil most of us get a lot of our food/fuel from.
#6 Black Bean Burgers
Gardein burgers are great but I like to make my own burgers. I make a bunch of these and then freeze them so I can eat them for lunch on the go or at work. I add a tablespoon of steak sauce right to the mix here to boost the flavor up a level.
#7 Lemon Spring Pea Quinoa
Delicious, easy and packed with protein! This dish is a hit!! I have a pot of basil growing on my porch just for this recipe!
1 C quinoa
#7 Smothered Burrito
I admit I haven’t tried this one yet but I’ve had enough deliciously creamy vegan dishes made with cashews to know this one will deliver. I just haven’t gotten around to it!! Please let me know how it goes!
#9 Veggie Loaf
This delicious creation is from a personal friend of mine Rebecca Corby of Green Island Catering. I had the pleasure of devouring this dish most recently at Thanksgiving and I could not get enough! And here is a video of my lovely friend to give you some tips on making it!