September 9th marks a special occasion: it’s National I Love Food Day, which means that anyone who considers themselves a vegan foodie (or, in the spirit of Aziz Ansari, would prefer to label themselves as a non-Food Bozo), is celebrating the holiday by gorging themselves on plant-based food.
Whether you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, or are more of a savory eater, we here at One Green Planet have the recipe to help make your National I Love Food Day this year one for the books. So put on your stretchy pants and take a stroll with us through our very top-performing Food Monster App recipes, and let us know which dish you decide to whip up in the observance of this holy day!
1. Mushroom Stroganoff
This Mushroom Stroganoff is a classic comfort food dish that pairs perfectly with a cracking fire and snow falling outside your window. After you’ve made it once, you will quickly add it to your weekly dinner rotations until tank top season, at which point, you only might give it a rest.
2. Middle Eastern Veggie Bake
This Middle Eastern Veggie Bake merges the flavors of the Middle East with a touch of Greek and Turkish flair. For best results, make, bake, and also share with non-vegans!
3. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles
Guys, it’s official: the only way to make peanut butter any better is to add some pumpkin spice. Taking a bite out of these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles is like taking a bite out of the best orange-leaved, scarf-wearing fall day you’ve ever had. Warming cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Rich, creamy peanut butter. Cozy maple syrup. Homemade pumpkin-kissed chocolate. Oh, and they melt in your mouth. And they’ll take you five whole minutes to make. Fuhgeddaboutit.
4. Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil
This Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower with Lemony Herb Oil is so innovative! Along with being gorgeous, it is craftily spiced, rubbed down with a nutty tahini coating, drizzled with lemony herbs, and eventually garnished with roasted almonds.
5. Crispy Tofu Nuggets
These Crispy Tofu Nuggets are a vegan twist on a traditional favorite and beat the fast food variety any day. If you don’t want to deep fry them, you can also fry them in a skillet until golden brown. The curry ketchup is a unique dipping sauce that packs a punch and perfectly complements the dish. It also goes great with your morning tofu scramble eggs!
6. Eggplant Crunchburger
This Eggplant Crunchburger is gluten-free and a re-creation of chef Bobby Flay’s signature burger, The Crunchburger. This is the “house” burger at Bobby’s Burger Palace. It’s a basic burger that can be garnished with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and horseradish mustard. Then comes the crunch – a big handful of potato chips. Bobby loves the combination of the juicy burger, the oozy cheese, and the salty, crispy chips all in one bite. At BBP, any burger can be “crunchified.”
7. Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry
This Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. Not only is it spicy and fragrant, but it is also good for you. If you’re looking for something rich in iron, look no further. What more could you want for dinner? This curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. What more could you want for dinner?
8. Green Goddess Griller
You’ll feel like a Green God(dess) the second you bite into this Green Goddess Griller. Nutty pesto, creamy avocado, and melty vegan cheese come together between two pieces of bread to create the grilled sandwich of your dreams.
9. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties
These Cauliflower Chickpea Patties are super tasty and are a great topping for salads, on veggie scrambles for breakfast, or just eaten as a quick snack. They would also be tasty on a bun like a burger.
10. Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna With Cashew Herb Cheese
This Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna With Cashew Herb Cheese only calls for four ingredients to make the lasagna, and you can eat the entire thing for less than 900 calories, but more than 30 grams of protein! We call that a win.
11. Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings
Sticky, salty, spiced, and addictive: these Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings might be a side dish, but this is one recipe that will have everyone overlooking the main meal at dinner; and once served, these tempting morsels don’t hang around for long on the table (never mind even making it to a plate).
12. Raw Carrot Cake
This Raw Carrot Cake is high in fiber, has no refined sugars, and is packed with healthy fats and fresh spices aiding digestion.
13. Avocado Jalapeño Poppers
One thing we can all agree on is really good food, and these Avocado Jalapeño Poppers are so scrumptious and addictive you might have trouble stopping. The creamy avocado, the crunchy fried won ton wrapper, and the kick from the jalapeno are to die for. Serve these with any kind of creamy dip to balance out the spiciness!
14. Warm Potato Salad with Spinach and Chickpeas
15. Strawberry Cheesecake
This Strawberry Cheesecake is raw, indulgent, dense, rich, and delicious. Everything a cheesecake should be, this recipe is free of dairy, eggs, refined sugars, and gluten, and is a dessert that everyone can enjoy.
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 well-being, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the ecological and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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