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1. Vegetable Flatbread Tarte

vegan vegetable flatbread tarte

Source: Vegetable Flatbread Tarte

The great thing is that for this Vegetable Flatbread Tarte by Kirsten Kaminski you’ll only need 10 basic ingredients, 30 minutes of your time and no special skills. It really is the perfect quick and easy, yet delicious lunch, dinner or brunch option! Essentially this recipe is very customizable. It’s loaded with veggies which can be changed or adjusted depending on what you have at home.

2. Easy Peanut Salsa

Easy Vegan Peanut Salsa

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Simple, sensational, and easy peanut salsa. This homemade Easy Peanut Salsa recipe by Mireille Aikman ready in just a few minutes. It has a good amount of spice from the peppers, but the brown sugar balances it out perfectly. The combination of spices and seasonings in this peanut salsa is absolutely divine. The flavor is similar to a peanut sauce that you’d put on tofu or noodles. Needless, to say it’s a crowd pleaser.


3. Indian Cauliflower Rice

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Indian Cauliflower Rice with turmeric, lime and pistachios is an easy and quick side dish that happens to be gluten-free and grain-free. It’s a healthy addition to your veggie curries, buddha bowls and salads. This cauliflower rice recipe by Nikki and Zuzana tastes delicious and is great for weekly meal prep. Make up a batch and add it to your meals for a veggie boost all week long. Cauliflower has anti-inflammatory properties, promotes healthy digestion, and provides a lot of vitamin C. It also belongs to the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. This Indian cauliflower rice is easy, healthy, and delicious––you’re in for a treat…

4. French Onion Pretzels

Vegan French Onion Pretzels

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If you love effortless snacks after a long day or need a quick option while entertaining, you’re going to love these new vegan French Onion Pretzels by Gabrielle St. Claire! What’s fab about these pretzels, is everything. They are quick and easy, feature only three ingredients, can easily be made organic (choose organic vegan butter/pretzels), perfect for entertaining, affordable, can easily be made in bulk, pack tons of flavor, and is just a pretzel lovers dream!


5. Raw Apple Bars

raw apple bars

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These Raw Apple Bars by Sara Oliveira are super delicious and healthy. They’re also made with really basic ingredients. Making your lunch or snack bars or putting them in your kids’ lunchbox is so easy and so fast that it takes longer to get out and go to the supermarket to buy some. These do not even have to go to the oven–– just put in the mincer and they’re ready! Sweetened only with dates and the wonderful taste of dehydrated apple, these raw apple are a delicious, unrefined, vegan and gluten free snack.

6. Pumpkin Oatmeal Lentil Cups

Pumpkin Oatmeal Lentil Cups [Vegan]

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These Pumpkin Oatmeal Lentil Cups by Larice Feuerstein come together quickly and easily, and are totally customizable. They’re a perfect make ahead option if you’re meal prepping for the week and need something easy to tote to school or work. If you’re tired of getting up in the morning and trying to figure out what to fix for breakfast, make these and you’ll be all set with delicious, nutritious plant-based oatmeal in a cup all week! One less decision to make in the morning!

7. Cardamom Cookies With Cranberries

Vegan cardamom cookies with cranberries

Source: Cardamom Cookies With Cranberries

These vegan Cardamom Cookies With Cranberries by Nele Liivlaid are the perfect pairing for your afternoon cup of tea or coffee. You’ll only need 20 minutes of your time, a bowl and a blender. The combination of oats, oat flour, coconut flour, and nut butter make the cookies so hearty and filling. Furthermore, dates and mesquite flour add divine caramel sweetness that no one can resist. These vegan cardamom cookies are also pretty healthy as cardamom is really beneficial to your immune system. The best part about these cookies though is the warm, autumnal flavor and soft texture. They’re the perfect treat.


8. Apple Chia Jam

Budget-friendly apple chia jam

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A delicious topping to toast, porridge, muesli and desserts. With vibrant flavour from the grapes and texture from the chia seeds, this Apple Chia Jam by Taryn Fitz-Gerald is a winner! A really simple and delicious alternative to regular sugar laden conventional jam.

9. Creamy Lentil Tomato Soup

Vegan creamy lentil tomato soup

Source: Creamy Lentil Tomato Soup

This Creamy Lentil Tomato Soup by Tara Sunshine is a wonderfully creamy, flavorful and nourishing vegan soup made with red lentils, tomatoes, coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, and other Indian spices. Lentils have a slightly nutty, earthy flavour and are rich in protein as well as soluble and insoluble fibre.  They are a great source of essential minerals including magnesium, folate and iron. Studies suggest that lentil consumption can help to stabilize blood sugar, reduce cholesterol levels, and improve digestive and possibly even cardiovascular health. Try making this lentil tomato soup to get all of these amazing benefits and more!

10. Vegetable Korma

vegetable korma

Source: Vegetable Korma

This Vegetable Korma curry by Nikki and Zuzana is sweet, mildly spicy, creamy…and super tasty. Plus there is a super quick and easy “curry paste” that is great to have one hand when you are short on time. It has broccoli, sweet potato, and carrots, but you can add in whatever you’d like really. This vegetable korma is so cozy and delicious––perfect for fall!

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