3 Tasty Ass Recipes That Will Have You Turning Vegan

17th January 2020

Going vegan, even for one day of the week can help prevent climate change and environmental destruction as well as prove to you that meat-free dishes can be delicious and nutritious too!

Your options for tasty vegan dishes were limited in the not so distant past but now a vegan revival together with innovative new cooking ideas has transformed the industry.

Here are 3 easy to cook, tasty vegan dishes that you can prepare at home. But be warned. They are so good that you might turn into a full-blown vegan!

Mushroom and Tomato Pasta

This delicious meal is easy to make and will tickle the taste buds of everyone in the house.

Serves 3-5  Prep time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g Wholemeal Spaghetti
  • 150g of Mushrooms
  • 1 680ml Jar Passata
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Courgette
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 400g tin of green lentils
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ bunch of Basil
  • 1.5 tbsp Tamari

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Method

  1. Boil some water in a medium-sized pot then add the spaghetti with some salt and oil.
  2. Add some oil to a pan on medium to high heat.
  3. Finely chop the onion, cloves of garlic and add to the pan then mix.
  4. Roughly chop the mushrooms and add to the pan.
  5. Finely chop the courgette and leave to one side.
  6. Pour the tamari onto the pan and then add the courgette with a pinch of salt.
  7. Chop the basil and tomatoes and leave to one side.
  8. Pour in the Passata and maple syrup to the pan and stir.
  9. Add in the drained lentils with 1 tsp of salt. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Finally, add the basil and tomatoes on top of the sauce and serve with spaghetti.

Spicy Udon Noodles

This recipe is ideal for a quick delicious dinner when you are short on time.

Serves 6 Prep time 3 mins Cook Time 8 mins Total 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ Block extra firm tofu cut into bite sizes
  • 1 serving of udon noodles
  • ¼ small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 scallion stalk chopped
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp mirin (optional)

Method

  1. Place udon noodles in a pot of boiling water and cook until tender.
  2. Heat a pan on a high heat.
  3. Add a small amount of oil to the pan.
  4. Add the tofu to the pan turning occasionally.
  5. Mix gochujang, soy sauce and mirin together in a bowl.
  6. Remove the cooked tofu from the pan.
  7. Saute the mushrooms and onions in the pan.
  8. Drain the noodles and add to the pan together with the tofu.
  9. Add the sauce and mix all together.
  10. Sprinkle chopped scallion stalks and sesame seeds to the dish and serve.

Hemp and Beet Burger

Sometimes all you want is a nice burger bun and with this one, you have a recipe for life.

Serves 6 Prep time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100g shelled hemp seeds
  • 200g shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2 beetroots
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp oatmeal
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds (set aside)
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds (set aside)

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Method

  1. Add hemp seeds and sunflower seeds to a blender.
  2. Grate the beetroot and add to the blender.
  3. Add in the salt, cumin, pepper, parsley, coriander, and onion powder.
  4. Blend briefly until it resembles a rustic blend not a puree.
  5. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the coconut cream, oatmeal and the 3 tablespoons of hulled hemp seed and sunflower seeds and mix everything together.
  6. Shape into burgers with your hands.
  7. Grill both sides on medium heat for approx 10 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve on a burger bun with a relish of your choice.
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