So, you’ve just converted to veganism? Welcome to the club! With more and more people becoming interested in the vegan lifestyle, there has been an influx of recipes designed for your dietary preferences filling the internet.
More vegan recipes mean more ways to enjoy excellent culinary treats without having to keep animal products in your diet. Are you ready to whip up some vegan decadence?
Grab your cookware and bakeware and get ready to see which ingredients you can substitute for vegan ones in your favorite recipes.
Vegan Creamy Pasta
The word ‘cream’ might make you cringe because it is clearly far from vegan. However, you can still make a creamy pasta using cashew cream and enjoy a guilt-free indulgence.
Cashew cream can also be used as a substitute for dairy in desserts, and all you need to do to make it is soak some cashew nuts in water overnight. Blend the cashews in the morning, add seasoning to sweeten the creamy treat, and you’re good to go!
Unless you were born vegan, you are probably accustomed to seeing chicken or pork sizzling on your pan. Thankfully, there’s no need to miss your meat-cooking days. You can now substitute all that animal protein for juicy jackfruit.
Yes, jackfruit is a fruit, and you might pull a face at the thought of this, but the proof of the pudding is in its taste and texture.
Although its texture is somewhat similar to mangoes, jackfruit can take on the texture of shredded chicken or pork when cooked. As a source of magnesium and vitamins, jackfruit can also be a source of joy and nutrition when added to the diet. So, go ahead and incorporate it into a tortilla or burrito to replace beef and chicken fillings.
Ravioli and lasagna are stapled comfort foods in many households. Traditional lasagna with beef mince is what many people crave after a long and tiring week of work.
Now that you’re vegan, you can swap the meat for a delicious spinach-based filling instead. Spinach is a rich source of iron and it adds the same amount of elegance to your lasagna dish as meat would.
Does this mean a spinach lasagna with no béchamel sauce? Of course not! Complete your lasagna with a béchamel sauce made from plant-based milk and a vegan cheese sauce for a creamy, rich, and delicious meal.
Vegan or not, we can all agree that avocado tastes good on anything. It works well on pizza and open sandwiches, in salads, and even on toasted bread.
If you are craving buttered bread, use mushy avocado as a spread instead of regular butter. Now you can enjoy toasted bread with a creamy spread that has a similar texture to that of butter without the bad fats. Your palate might even enjoy the refreshing avocado flavor better than butter. So, spread that avocado on as thick as you like.
Coconut Ice Cream
While this scrumptious treat is super easy to make at home, the store-bought alternative is just as tasty. We definitely recommend adding it to your pantry.
You can use coconut ice cream as a substitute for double thick cream in almost any dessert. Simply melt the ice cream to room temperature and add it to a hearty butternut soup for a rich new flavor combination.
There you have it – our favorite and most accessible vegan alternatives that allow you to live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilled life. Thank you for joining the cruelty-free revolution. We wish you the best of luck on this exciting new journey.