15 great Veganuary recipes from food52.com

If you’re running thin on recipe ideas then here’s some inspiration from the fantastic food blog food52.com :

Vegan Carrot Bisque on Food52

I don’t love New Year’s resolutions, especially those that involve the words “diet,” “detox,” or “cleanse.” But if the start of 2015 has you thinking about incorporating more meatless meals into your repertoire, then so much the better. This is a wonderful time of year to explore a plant-based diet, and see where small changes take you.

In my experience, it’s easiest and most enjoyable to explore veganism one recipe at a time. Fortunately, there’s a vegan recipe for everyone. Whether you love soups and stews, hearty casseroles, crispy kale salads, or a crunchy platter of seared tempeh, you won’t be disappointed in this round up of hearty — but healthy — favorites from The New Veganism.

Warm Kimchi Bowl with Spicy Broccoli and Sesame-Scallion Wild Rice

Kimchi Grain Bowl

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

Tofu Breakfast Scramble

Tofu Breakfast Scramble

Vegan Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls

Date Balls

Snow Pea, Cabbage, and Mizuna Salad with Marinated and Seared Tempeh

Wintery Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas

Farro with Leeks and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Yam and Peanut Stew with Kale

Hearty Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts

Raw Kale Salad with Lentils and Sweet Apricot Vinaigrette

Green Smoothie with Avocado

Tempeh and Sweet Potato Hash

Black Bean and Corn Burgers

Photos by James Ransom

For the full article and links to all the recipes then just head here

New vegan kicks…

I found these little beauts on sale just after Christmas and managed to find a pair big enough to fit my delicate size 8 (UK) flippers.  They’re super comfy and a lot more waterproof than my last pair.  They were £35 when I got them.  Macbeth are one of the few vegan shoe companies to sell practical, stylish and affordable vegan shoes.  Check them out here.

And yes, they’re 100% vegan.

New vegan boots!

I’ve been looking for a good pair of vegan boots to replace my old leather ones and have finally found them!  These are from Vegetarian Shoes and are made from raw bucky material.  They are super comfy, warm and cosy and are lined with a synthetic woollen-look fleece.  Made in Portugal.  £79 which is great value I reckon.  Highly recommend!

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