Put on a record and get out your typewriter, these 15 vegan recipes are perfect for completing your dark academia aesthetic. Make a tea and a pastry to snack on while reading Baudelaire or make some of the more extravagant dishes for a dark academia feast with your friends. These recipes not only taste amazing, but also have the vibe of a dimly lit café or gothic mansion. You are going to love them.

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1. London Fog Tea Latte

London Fog Tea Latte

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Vegan London Fog Tea Latte by Caroline Doucet. A simple tea latte made with Earl Grey tea, almond milk and vanilla. This cozy drink is made in 5 minutes of preparation and is perfectly infused with a light vanilla flavor.

2. Red Wine Poached Pears

Vegan Grain-Free Red Wine Poached Pears

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Pears are a delicious and healthy fruit best eaten fresh. But every now and then, it’s nice to do something a little special. These pears are poached in red wine and spices. You can serve Julie Zimmer‘s Red Wine Poached Pears as is or with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream or vegan cream.

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3. Cherry Coconut Scones

Cherry Coconut Scones

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These Cherry Coconut Scones by Kristen Genton are the sweet treat you’ve been waiting for!

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4. Blood Orange Berry Cocktail

Blood Orange Berry Cocktail

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This Blood Orange Berry Cocktail by Viktoria Radichkova is blood orange-colored, berry-flavored, fresh-tasting and bloody good!

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5. Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies by Deena Mehta are always a nice treat to make for your friends and family. Give this almond thumbprint cookie recipe a go the next time you bake for a tasty crowdpleaser.

6. Tiramisu

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This Vegan Tiramisu by ThePlantbasedSchool has fluffy layers consisting of a homemade sponge cake and a soft cream made from vegan yogurt and tofu: it’s simple and it’s delicious! It is served cold and it is adored for its creaminess and bittersweet taste. The perfect mixture of contrasting flavors in each layer makes this dessert a true delight. Throughout centuries, Tiramisu has been changed and interpreted in many different ways – and this version is completely cheese-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

7. Bloody Smoothie Bowl

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This Bloody Smoothie Bowl by Marina Yanay-Triner is perfect for a scary movie marathon. An amazing and nutritious spooky snack!

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8. Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

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You don’t need to go to your favorite coffee shop (especially if it’s closed due to quarantine) to treat yourself to this creamy, velvety, decadent Dalgona Coffee, which has been taking the world by storm. This Dalgona Coffee by Tania Pilcher is a perfect way to mix up your usual coffee routine!

9. Roasted Figs in Maple Wine Sauce

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These Roasted Figs in Maple Wine Sauce by Stephanie McKinnie are so easy and incredibly good! These are great with a Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, or a white Rioja.

10. Chocolate-Filled Croissants

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These Chocolate-Filled Croissants by Abby Thompson are the best croissants you’ll ever have, all thanks to coconut oil! When baked, the dough becomes so light and flaky and the chocolate becomes melty. You won’t be able to resist trying one of these fresh out of the oven.

11. Braised Seitan Short Ribs in Spicy Chili Sauce

Braised Seitan Short Ribs in Spicy Chili Sauce

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After braising in the spicy chili sauce, these Braised Seitan Short Ribs in Spicy Chili Sauce by Rhea Parsons will be tender to the point of almost falling apart. While this recipe has a long list of ingredients, don’t worry! It’s not too complicated. Just full of flavor! These vegan seitan ribs are rich, buttery, and perfectly seasoned. Serve them over mashed potatoes for a smooth and creamy base. Bring them to your next family dinner night––they’re sure to impress. These vegan seitan ribs are comforting, warm, and super satisfying.

12.  Mini Espresso Bundt Cakes with Dark Chocolate Rum Glaze

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One tasty dessert with hints of coffee and chocolate rum. Each piece of this Mini Espresso Bundt Cakes with Dark Chocolate Rum Glaze by Teri Macovei is rich with coffee aroma and covered in velvety smooth chocolate glaze. It’s a coffee lover’s dream dessert. Coffee lovers, this dessert is for you. It’s deliciously made to impress your taste buds and give you an enjoyable after-dinner dessert experience.

13. Spaghetti With Mushrooms and Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Spaghetti With Mushrooms and Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce

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This Spaghetti With Mushrooms and Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce by Laine Rudolfa makes for an easy weeknight dinner! The sauce is cauliflower-based, which makes the sauce extra creamy!

14. 15-Minute Salted Chocolate Mousse

15-Minute Salted Chocolate Mousse [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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Imagine an intensely rich mousse, silky smooth with a subtle balance of sweetness and smoked salt. Serve at the end of an exquisite meal, in a bright white espresso cup. Just don’t tell anyone that this 15-Minute Salted Chocolate Mousse by 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking contains avocado until after they finish and enjoy the pleasantly surprised looks on their faces.

15. Shattered Glass Cake

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This cake right here has not only been cut with some pieces of shattered glass, but this cake also keeps a lil secret… You wanna find out? … Then CUT, if you DARE. This Shattered Glass Cake by Ivy is a white cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and of course a whole lot of sweet, sweet cherry compote.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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