I’ve been eating vegan for almost two years, now. I wish I had the magic answer every time someone asks me how I do it. I seriously love food and try to enjoy it every bit as much as possible. That’s why I like to tell people who are curious that I do tons of baking and probably eat more cookies than the average human. I have a huge sweet tooth.
I am sharing some mostly not-sweet-tooth recipes, though, because there’s a huge variety of things you can cook that are vegan. Here are some of my favorites, and here are some I have previously written about.
#1 – Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese w/Broccoli and Maple Bacon Tempeh
I may be slightly biased, because we made this last night, but it is going down as one of my favorite recipes ever. We combined a couple easy recipes to make this, including vegan mac and cheese and maple bacon tempeh.
We’ve also made the mac and cheese by itself and it is incredibly delicious. It’s my favorite vegan mac and cheese recipe, so far.
#2 – Veggie Chili and Baked Sweet Potato Fries
The weather’s been cooling down quickly. Today, we’ve got a high of only 28 and I’ve definitely been craving warm, hearty foods. The bonus is that the recipe made a big batch and I still have some stashed in the freezer to eat later. I also added some veggie sausage crumbled up to make it a little meatier.
#3 – Easy Pizza with Vegan Parmesan Cheese
I have mentioned this pizza before, but I will point it out again, because it is my go-to pizza recipe and easy to make. We use it all the time! The Italian pizza dough at Trader Joe’s is delicious, and you can add any toppings you like. I usually go for green and red peppers and black olives, with vegan parmesan cheese.
#4 – Maple Baked Beans and Cornbread Casserole
In the vein of warm and hearty foods, this one will definitely fill you up. It’s sweet and savory and wonderful for a cold night. I’m a huge fan of cornbread and bbq, so it fills all my warm and toasty needs.
#5 – Avocado Pasta and Garlic Bread
A combination that you would not expect but goes fantastic together is avocado and pasta. It combines olive oil, basil, avocado, and garlic, and is delicious. We also grab half-baked bread from Trader Joe’s to make garlic bread.
#6 – Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
This is easy to make and uses chickpeas instead of flour! You would never believe that chickpeas could make great cookie bars. I took these to Thanksgiving, and no one could tell that they had chickpeas. They’re super dangerous, because I could eat the whole dish.
Have you tried any new recipes you’ve enjoyed, lately?