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25 Vegan Recipes for People Who Think There’s No Life Without Meat and Cheese

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We guarantee that these recipes can make any skeptic gain a new appreciation for the delicious decadence vegan food can offer us — and perhaps even never look back again!

From breakfast to dinner, this list has it all; here are 25 plant-based foods that everyone will love!

1. Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toasteggplant

You don’t need eggs to make this vegan French toast. This Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast uses mashed bananas as a replacement. Use a baguette for bite-size toast. Drizzle your sweet breakfast with maple syrup, sprinkle a bit of confectioner’s sugar, or eat it as is.

2. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravyeggplant

Accompany your Sunday morning breakfast with these soft and fluffy Biscuits. Pour some mushroom gravy on top and serve. Easy as that! This is comfort food at its best. These delicious biscuits are also gluten-free.

3. Coconut Baconeggplant

This Coconut Bacon will wake up even the sleepiest head in your household. When baked, these faux bacon strips taste amazingly smokey, and a bit salty too. A perfection addition to a big breakfast.

4. The Gutbuster Sandwich: Italian ‘Sausage’ on Baguetteeggplant

Think you need meat to be full? Think again! This sandwich says it all in its name. This Gutbuster Sandwich is stuffed with spicy, vegan Italian sausage; sliced mushrooms; bell peppers; and tomatoes. It’s the perfect addition to game night.

5. Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwicheggplant

 Fan of BBQs? This Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich looks like the real thing and tastes like it too. The pineapple adds a sweet, tanginess to the barbecue sauce. Lathered onto seitan, tempeh, tofu, or portobello mushrooms, and this baby is good to go. Yum!

6. The ‘Lamb’ Burgereggplant

 Here’s a burger that belongs at every barbecue — The “Lamb” Burger. Bite into this juicy burger made from mushrooms, lentils, and savory spices and nothing will ever be the same again.

7. Very Cheesy Mac n Cheezeeggplant

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Very Cheesy Mac n Cheeze! Especially for those of us with food allergies, dietary preferences, or just a healthy appreciation for health. But seriously, if you miss classic mac and cheese, this is a slightly spicy, flavorful, much healthier recreation of the old favorite. Loaded with secret ingredient goodies like nutritional yeast, tahini, and turmeric, it’s worth more than you’d expect, too. The cheezy sauce is chock full of B vitamins and anti-inflammatory power just waiting to be gobbled up!

8. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwicheggplant

This Chickpea “Tuna” Salad is sprinkled with seaweed flakes for a taste and smell reminiscent of the sea. Lay your “tuna” salad on top of a bed of lettuce and top with a handful of alfalfa sprouts and thinly sliced tomatoes for a great lunch. We bet anyone would jump for this dish. We sure would.

9. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribseggplant

Put on your adult bibs and put that knife and fork down. These Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs taste delicious and you’ll be chowing down before you can even say the entire recipe’s name. Whether you choose seitan or tempeh to make these ribs, they are sure to be finger-licking good.

10. Tofu ‘Scallops’eggplant

Planning on a fancy dinner? Or how about a date night? These Tofu “Scallops” are a great way to show off your cooking skills, while showing off your compassionate side too.

11. Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignoneggplant

Here’s another fancy dinner entree that will leave guests flabbergasted. This Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon is a French classic, reimagined. Using seitan, mushrooms, and a hint of dry red wine, this is sure to be a star on any menu.

12. Portobello Wellingtoneggplant

Although its’ origins are unclear, it’s very clear that this Portobello Wellington is stunningly beautiful and delicious. Portobello mushrooms to give us an earthy taste and meaty texture while the puff pastry is perfectly crisp..

13. Reuben Burgerreuben burger

This Reuben Burger is the bomb. A twist on the classic Reuben sandwich, this flavorful burger will have anyone saying “Wow, maybe this vegan thing is doable after all!” Serve it up with a  brew as the recipe suggests, and you’ll be turning people vegan left and right in no time at all.

14. ‘Crab’ Cakes With Sweet Balsamic Mayo

Are you trying to eat your computer screen yet? Made from chickpeas, these “Crab” Cakes are simple, nutritious, and will even have your house smelling like seafood as you cook it up — meaning this is the perfect dish for anyone who loved the real thing!

15. Buffalo Tofu Fries

These dreamy dreamy Buffalo Tofu Fries, served up with some vegan ranch, will have everyone saying “more, please!” Serve up this snack at your next tailgate or game — we think the fries will do all the talking for you.

16. Moxarella Cheese

Love cheese? Check out this Moxarella Cheese, made with cashews and all kinds of tasty ingredients. You can use this cheese in dips, on pizza, on Italian sandwiches … The list goes on and on. Whip a batch of this stuff up, and you’ll have no problem finding uses for it.

17. Copycat Goldfish Crackers

And another for those cheese lovers out there. Aren’t these Copycat Goldfish Crackers the cutest? With only eight ingredients, you can avoid that fake orange cheese stuff you’ll find on the real “Goldfish,” but enjoy all the flavor found in this timeless snack. Make a big batch of these for your next party!

18. Baked Eggplant Fries

Get all the crunch you love from regular fried fries with none of those nasty health side effects with these crispy Baked Eggplant Fries! What’s more is that these are made with eggplant, a veggie rich in vitamin power. This is definitely one dish that will have everyone coming back for more.

19. Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip

Who doesn’t love artichoke spinach dip? Save yourself (and your friends and family) from those tubs found in the grocery store deli, though, and try this incredible Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip. Everyone will be simply amazed at the texture of this dip — no dairy needed whatsoever!

20. Raw Tiramisu With Vanilla Cream and Coffee Ladyfingers

Our list wouldn’t be complete without some to-die-for desserts, right? Tiramisu is a favorite dessert for many, and this Raw Tiramisu is sure to please!

21. Super-Thick Strawberry Shake

For those who love a fruity dessert, this creamy, thick, and antioxidant-full Strawberry Shake will have any shake-lover swooning!  Top it with some vegan coconut whipped cream, and this dessert is sure to please.

22. Pistachio Chocolate Truffles

Perfect for anyone who likes a crunchy dessert treat, these adorable little Pistachio Chocolate Truffles are easy to make and will be a hit with any truffle lover in your life (including you!).

23. Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes With Maple Whiskey Vanilla Frosting

The title of these Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes alone is enough to win many of us over, right? A splash of dark beer, chocolate, maple, whiskey, vanilla … what is not to love here? To top it all off, this comes in cupcake form! Can we get a big “wow”?

24. Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake 

You can’t spell dessert without Banana Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake (okay, maybe you can, but you get what we mean)! And this ice cream cake, with banana, chocolate, and caramel is not just beautiful, but it’s sinfully delicious, too. Not one person tasting this cake will believe it’s dairy-free!

25. Raw Almond Chunky Monkey Ice Cream 

A re-make of that favorite flavor so many of you know and once loved, this Raw Chunky Monkey Ice Cream blend will top the list of vegans and non-vegans all the same. Serve this up with some vegan whipped cream, and say hello, decadence.

 

Make any one of these recipes and you’ll be sure to delight whoever you make it for — and of course, yourself.

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394 comments on “25 Vegan Recipes for People Who Think There’s No Life Without Meat and Cheese”

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Melanie Cameron
1 Years Ago

I only see one that specifies gluten free--- will hafta open all the recipes and see if gf alternatives are mentioned...


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Angélique Roux
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Kelly Vouri
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oh these look delicious


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Deanna Williams
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Pauline Padilla You can surprise your daughter in law with something yummy..


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Christopher Miles .. Any thoughts?


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