Do you picture plant-based eaters sitting sadly in the corner munching on salad? Oh, how that is wrong! Eating plant-based is the complete opposite of boring, actually. Those of us who eat plant-based have a whole wide world of food options that are 100% free of meat and dairy. The only limit to your meals is your imagination, preconceived notions of what consists of a meal, and access to ingredients. Having trouble thinking of living plant-based as eating exciting food? Let these recipes prove that eating plant-based is the opposite of boring!
1. Raw Lasagna With Cilantro Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Marinated Veggies
This dish has so many layers of color and fun. It would be hard for any eater, plant-based or not, to pass up a taste of this lasagna, which is made with mushrooms, pumpkin seeds and chickpeas.
2. Black Bean, Corn, and Walnut Burger
Throw these burgers on the grill or cook them in your kitchen. Either way, you’re in for a burst of flavor and a hearty, satisfying texture.
3. Grilled “Cheesy” Mac n’ Rib Pizza
Mac n’ cheese AND ribs on a pizza that’s 100% meat and dairy-free? Yes, please! This is one pizza you should try if you’re skeptical of eating a slice without your coveted pepperoni and sausage.
4. Kabocha Squash With Fresh Fenugreek
This dish is made in the Bengali style of cooking. It’s perfectly delicate and light, making it a great companion to a heartier, main dish at your plant-based table.
5. Macadamia Nut Spreadable Pepper-Herb Feta
This nut cheese is packed with flavor from the lemon juice, white miso paste, oregano, thyme and black pepper.
6. Maca, Orange and Almond French Crepes
Breakfast does not have to be a bowl of granola with almond milk every morning. Instead, try these crepes, which are made with coconut milk and orange juice.
7. Green Tea Soba Noodles With Roasted Vegetables and Herbs
Have you ever had green tea noodles? They’re a refreshing change from wheat or rice noodles, and they go especially well with Asian-inspired flavors.
8. Limoncello Drizzle Cake
If you’re a fan of the popular lemon drink by the same name, you must try this recipe. Instead of eggs, you use flax seed to make flax eggs. They’re a great substitution!
9. Steamed Sweet Potatoes With Wild Rice, Basil and Tomato Chili Sauce
Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, so grab some of these fall root veggies ASAP. Use them for this flavorful dish, which is complete with basil and tomato chili sauce.
10. Basil and Peanut Butter Cookies With Coconut Ice Cream
How can anyone pass up a funky flavor combination like this one? Basil and peanut butter? Don’t knock it ’till you try it!
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