If you’re following a plant-based diet and find yourself plumb out of new vegan recipes to try, or maybe you’re feeling a little indifferent to the go-to meals you typically eat, try adapting these non-vegan recipes into ones that fit your lifestyle.
This spring pea soup with lemon and mint can easily be made in your Hamilton Beach blender. Just substitute coconut cream or another cream alternative for the heavy cream and Greek yogurt (or leave it out altogether). Free of heavy ingredients, this soup feels light and healthy, full of seasonal ingredients and nutrients. The spring pea really shines in this bright green soup.
This recipe for chocolate avocado pudding is loaded with healthy fats and a whole lot of chocolate. If you’re following a vegan diet, make sure the chocolate and cocoa powder you use is milk-free. Another bonus: this recipe is sweetened with maple syrup, a natural sweetener and a great alternative to sugar. Win/Win!
We use a slow cooker to perfectly cook spaghetti squash with only a little bit of water. What you make with it is totally up to you. In the photo above, we topped it with a meat sauce and parmesan cheese. Top your vegan version with some crushed tomatoes, or sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic. However you choose to eat it, using the slow cooker gives you the flexibility of letting it cook during the day so it’s ready to eat by dinnertime.
Farro is an ancient grain that, unlike rice, is nutty in flavor and has a hearty, chewy texture. It adds a satisfying substance to this rice cooker risotto and allows the dish to stand alone as a main course. Our original recipe calls for parmesan cheese, but you can easily omit or substitute nutritional yeast. The result will be something a little less creamy than a traditional risotto, but tasty nonetheless. And you’ll have enough leftovers to meal plan your weekday lunches.
Perfect for when the inevitable craving for Buffalo wings strikes, these deliciously deep fried cauliflower bites scratch all the right itches. In order to make this recipe vegan, you’ll need to have a substitute for butter. You’ll also need a vegan blue cheese recipe, too. Luckily, we found this one for you.
This “fried” rice is not really fried at all. In fact, we make our fried rice in a Hamilton Beach rice cooker. You can easily make this recipe vegan-friendly by omitting the eggs and using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
This spiralizer recipe makes a beautiful Thai-inspired salad out of summer’s bountiful vegetables like zucchini and yellow squash. To make this ribbon salad recipe completely vegan, omit the fish sauce (or use a vegan alternative). This recipe includes honey, for those of you who don’t include honey in your plant-based diet. You can substitute agave nectar for a hint of sweetness.
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