This the last week of the vegan menu plans. When I decided to take part in the Veganuary Challenge I knew that the key to me successfully completing it was to plan, plan, plan. I have grown to enjoy cooking and I am quite good at thinking up meals on the spot but that is for meat filled dinners. Vegan food is a bit different to my usual cooking. Whilst I have cooked a lot of vegan food in the past it just isn’t something that comes naturally to me. So I thought I would plan all of my meals for the month in advance and to help anyone else who wants to give Vegan eating a try.
Now that I have completed the whole Veganuary Challenge I can tell you that it is well worth giving it a go. I feel much healthier, I lost all my excess Christmas weight, I am less hungry between meals and the food has been more delicious and packed full of flavour than I ever imagined.
So for the final weeks plan….
Apple Pie Porridge
This recipe by Nourish Your Glow really lifts porridge to another level. I normally find porridge so dull but this was delicious. I ate this for 4 mornings.
Maple Granola & Yogurt
Again I used my Granola recipe and added some berries and a little soya yogurt because it is super easy to make and will keep for about 10 days in an air tight container.
Leek and Potato Soup by Vegan Huggs.
Carrot and Coriander by Delicious Everyday.
Quinoa and Kidney Bean Burger
These burgers were really good but truthfully I used pinto beans instead of kidney beans simply because myself and Hubby prefer them.
Yasai Katsu Curry
This recipe by Lazy Cat Kitchen has been adapted from the Wagamamas recipe. This dinner was one of our favourites from the week. It was seriously delicious!
I have loved Jambalaya for years. Anything spicy is always a winner for me so when I found this recipe by Cilantro and Citronella I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed, it was as good as I had hoped.
Oven Baked Refried Bean Taquitos
This is another recipe by Lauren Carris Cooks. I think you could probably eat everything on her website and not be disappointed. These Taquitos are as good as ever, I used pinto beans.
Lemon and Edamame Bean Risotto
Hubby isn’t a huge fan of risotto but I really am and so is Ellie so I thought this would be a good one to try. Plus we all love Edamame.
Vegan Red Lentil Dahl
I make lentil Dahl as one of our semi regular meals anyway so I knew this would be well received and easy to make… Not to mention yummy.
Stir Fry with Rice Noodles
I made this one up as I went along. To cook with I used some coconut oil and added all of our favourite vegetables; mange tout, edamame, carrot matchsticks, bean sprouts and anything else I could find. I added the cooked rice noodles and seasoned it with some Soy Sauce.