• Samantha Dawn

My Favourite Vegan Recipes



After watching Cowspiracy, I felt like it was my duty to bring in a more plant based diet in my life. Not only for my health, but also for the planet. It is so hard to eat nowadays "carbs are bad, only eat good carbs, eat protein doesn't matter what kind" ... It's so frustrating. Especially when I have had big food moments when I go "I can't digest dairy, meat makes me feel gross, I can't live off of bread". I hate meat, I try to stay away from it because I find it makes me feel gross, plus how can you slaughter a cow, they are so cute. I don't eat it a lot, and I've basically cut out beef, completely cut out pork, and pretty soon I will be full vegetarian, but being vegetarian isn't always enough. I am basically dairy free, there's currently some cheese in my house, but after this week I am going full dairy free. I can't digest it, so why do that to myself, why cause pain in my stomach and face? Yes, dairy makes me breakout from the hormones in the milk because milk is for baby cows, not me.

So I've learnt to cook by using vegan recipes. A) It's so much easier to cook vegetables and make them taste amazing, B) it's cheap, frozen veggies are pretty cheap, C) I get all these nutrients that I can digest and it makes me feel great.

It's changed how I think about food. Do I really need all those proteins? The average woman only needs 46g of protein a day. In a cup of lentils, there is 18g of protein. Digestible protein that doesn't cause your arteries to clog up. In a cup of chickpeas there's 39g of protein. So when you think about protein in take, you actually don't need meat to live. You can get calcium and B12 from multi vitamins. Or if you are like me, get your vitamin B12 injected because you can't absorb it anymore.

So here are some really tasty recipes that I love and are my go-to favourites. I really wouldn't put anything that I didn't like so I only have a few solid favourites.

 

Recipes in Books:

To be honest, I use the same recipes over and over because they are amazing. That is not so say there aren't recipes that are amazing in other books, but I haven't really explored a lot yet.

1. Spiced Chickpea Wraps with Tahini Dressing from Thug Kitchen. Page 32.

2. Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos with cilantro Coleslaw from Thug Kitchen. Page 166.


Note: Those cookies are not vegan. The top right is the Tex-Mex Casserole and the left is the Roasted cauliflower for the tacos

3. Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew from Oh She Glows. Page 129.


4. Crowd-Pleasing Tex-Mex Casserole from Oh She Glows. Page 149.

Recipes online:

1. Tortilla Soup from Hot for Food.

2. Jackfruit Pork Recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen.

3. Roasted Cauliflower Salad from Budget Bytes.

4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls from some lady on the internet, but also from me.


5. The Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap from Feasting at Home.

 

I have to take more pictures of my food.

Anyways, thanks for reading!

Samantha


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