Newly adopted the vegan lifestyle and struggling with what to eat? Being vegan doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult! Even though sometimes it seems daunting when you look at certain recipes with a long list of unique ingredients. Don’t worry we are here to the rescue with three of our favourite easy to make vegan recipes. Enjoy these effortless meals.
1. One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta
You have had a long day and want to whip up something in a jiffy? Then this recipe is just perfect for you as without putting in much effort, you can make this comfort healthy food. You can also play around with the vegetables like instead of broccoli add mushrooms or spinach.
• 2 cups dried pasta
• 2 tbsp. Healthy Alternatives Organic Whole Wheat Flour
• 1 tsp. Healthy Alternatives Organic Garlic Powder
• ½ tsp. onion powder
• ½ tsp. mustard
• ¼ tsp. salt
• 1/8 tsp. grounded Healthy Alternatives Organic Black Pepper Whole
• 1 ½ tsp. lemon juice
• 2.5-3 cups water
• 2 tbsp. olive oil
• ½ head broccoli
1. Leaving out the broccoli, toss the rest of the ingredients into the saucepan and stir. Then place a lid on the pan, bring to boil and cook for another 10 minutes. Stir frequently and add extra water if needed.
2. Meanwhile, cut up the broccoli into small florets and add to the pan after 5 minutes of cooking.
3. After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and let it rest for 2-3 minutes. Serve!
2. Cosy Quinoa And Sweet Potato Chili
A cold rainy day calls for something warm and comforting, and this recipe delivers just that. This pot of sweet and spicy goodness is sure to satisfy your taste buds. The cherry on top? It takes less than an hour to prepare!
• 1 tbsp. olive oil
• 3 cubed sweet potatoes
• 1 diced onion
• 450 grams. Salsa sauce
• 1 can of black beans
• 2 cups of vegetable stock
• 2 cups of water
• 2 cup cooked Healthy Alternatives Peruvian Quinoa White
• 2 tsp. grounded Healthy Alternatives Organic Cumin Whole
• ½ tsp. Healthy Alternatives Organic Cinnamon Powder
• ½ tsp. chipotle powder
• 1-3 tsp. hot sauce
• 1 tbsp. Healthy Alternatives Organic Red Chilli Powder
1. In a pot, over medium heat, fry the onions in oil, along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
2. Add sweet potatoes and spices and cook for around 3-4 minutes. Add the salsa, followed by stock and water.
3. Bring the pot to a low boil on medium-high heat, then lower the heat to medium-low to simmer. Add the black beans, cover and cook for around 20-30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes can be penetrated easily by a fork and the soup is thickened.
6. Finally, stir in the quinoa. Let the chilli rest for a few hours so that the flavours can fully meld together. Garnish and enjoy!
3. Delightful One Pot Pad Thai Noodles
This is the perfect light meal you can prep for dinner. The pad thai noodles pair up so well with vegetables and are also a rich source of vitamins and fibre. So next time your tummy wants something yummy you know just the dish to cook!
• 1 cup rice noodles
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 cup shredded carrot
• 1 cup bean sprouts
• ¼ cup chopped green onions
• ½ cup crushed peanuts
• 1 tbsp. sesame oil
• 1 tsp. Healthy Alternative Organic Sesame Seeds
• 2 tsp. sriracha sauce
• 1/3 cup Healthy Alternatives Organic Brown Sugar
• 2 tbsp. soy sauce
• 2 tbsp. water
• 1 cup firm diced tofu
1. In a sauté’ pan, toss the diced tofu, green onions and garlic along with the oil. Sauté on medium-high heat until tofu slightly starts to turn a golden colour.
2. Add in the noodles, half of your peanuts, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, water, and soy sauce. Stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
3. Then add in carrots and bean sprouts, cover your pan, and cook for another 8 minutes.
4. Give it a final few stirs, remove from heat and plate. Garnish with Lime, green onions and the other half of the peanuts.