Bored and uninspired with your cooking? Try eating by color! Arbitrary, yes, but fun too! You can do a different color every day of the week! While some colors may be a bit tricky, yellow is one of the simpler ones! From lemons, to corn to almost anything with a sprinkle of turmeric, there are so many plant-based yellow foods to try! To get you started, here are 15 delicious and vegan yellow recipes!
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1. Peach Yogurt Panna Cotta with Mango Sauce
Panna cotta is a creamy Italian dessert. It is traditionally made from milk, cream, sugar, and gelatin and is known for its fruity or chocolate taste. Although many recipes for panna cotta desserts contain gelatin, this recipe uses agar instead. Agar-agar is a jelly-like powder that is obtained from algae. It works so well in this Peach Yogurt Panna Cotta with Mango Sauce by Petra Vogel!
2. Curried Corn Soup
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This Curried Corn Soup by Mariko Sakata is quick and delicious. After you make it, serve it nice and warm and top with some cashew cream and chopped parsley. The creaminess and richness of this curried corn soup will make it a fall favorite!
3. Lemon Custard
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This vegan Lemon Custard by ThePlantbasedSchool has nothing to envy to its nonvegan counterpart. It’s an easy recipe you can whip it up in 5 minutes, it’s sweet, light, and doesn’t contain any eggs or dairy. It can be eaten as a custard dessert on its own, poured on some fresh fruit, or used for cakes, pastries, pies, and fruit tarts.
4. Antipasto Scrambled Tofu
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This Antipasto Scrambled Tofu by Katie Culpin and Josh Bailey is an incredible energy booster with amazing flavor. Start your day right with this delicious goodness! Black salt gives the tofu an eggy flavor, while olives, roasted bell pepper, and artichoke bring that tangy, umami flavor that makes antipasto so good. Basil added at the end gives it a fresh flavor, but it can also be substituted for spinach. Serve this scramble on its own, wrap it up in a tortilla to take it on the go, or serve it over toast.
5. Frozen Piña Colada Cake
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This Frozen Piña Colada Cake by Emily Spain is reminiscent of sipping a chilly piña colada in a tropical paradise. The creamy coconut milk filling is flavored with sweet, yet tart pineapple and can be served one of two ways. You can serve it thawed so that it’s like a cream cake or serve it frozen for a cake that’s like ice cream. You won’t believe this has an entire zucchini in it. It’s totally undetectable, only adding to the creaminess, so the cake is totally delicious.
6. Polenta Fries
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Realistically speaking, polenta is not a nutritional powerhouse. It’s simply made from cornmeal and cornmeal doesn’t have a lot to offer, in regards to nutrition. However, in comparison to the traditional fried potato french fries, polenta fries are leaps and bounds healthier. You have to try these Polenta Fries by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD!
7. Lemon Cookies
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8. Tofu Breakfast Bites
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These little Tofu Breakfast Bites by Kathy Hester are full of eggy flavor from the kala namak, an Indian salt that has a lot of sulfur, also known as black salt. If you are salt-free I’d recommend using some garam masala to spice them up. This recipe uses an egg bite silicone accessory or you can use small ramekins. Reprinted with permission from Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking in Your Instant Pot by Kathy Hester, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Kathy Hester
9. Whisky Simnel Cake
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10. Quick Cheesy Polenta
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This Quick Cheesy Polenta by Tania Pilcher is a super quick fix for breakfast, lunch or dinner when you’re short of time yet want to cook a delicious meal. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and a handful of staple ingredients from your cupboard and fridge. Vegan & gluten free.
11. Cashew and Lemon Balls
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12. Bombay Aloo Potatoes
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Bombay Aloo aka Masala Potatoes is an easy to make, everyday curry that is great to serve with both rice or Roti. Flavored with spices and laced with sweet caramelized, this potato curry is sure to be a family favorite. You will love these Bombay Aloo Potatoes by Pavani Nandula.
13. Citrus Turmeric Smoothie
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14. Curried Lentil Hummus
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Harriet Porterfield‘s Curried Lentil Hummus is THE perfect protein fuelled dip. No chickpeas? No problem! This hummus is made with lentils instead of chickpeas, which makes for a super creamy and filling dip. Gently flavoured with my fave spices, for a taste that will have you dipping for more! Delicious with fresh veggies and pitta bread, or as a sandwich and wrap filling.
15. No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart
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This No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart by Lenny Wu basically sunshine in the form of dessert, with a chocolatey crust and a golden filling. It’s vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined-sugar free – you name it!
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
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- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
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