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Vegan Dinners

I tried a bunch of new recipes earlier this year, I really wanted to expand my vegan eats as I was getting a little over making vegan pastas and salads, or cooking using vegan burgers and pre-made foods.


If you’re on the vegan train or want to expand your cooking repertoire there here are a couple of easy meals to make for dinner or pre-make for lunch at work.

An easy meal is a bowl of steamed potato with a side of kale and mushroom.

You will need:

3 small potatoes diced

2 handfuls of sliced button mushrooms

1 bunch of kale, washed and de-stemmed

2 sprigs of rosemary

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

pepper to taste

1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or some soy sauce)

Steam the diced potatoes with the rosemary. Whilst the potatoes are cooking pan fry the kale and mushrooms with the aminos or soy sauce. Once the potatoes are cooked serve in a bowl with the cooked kale and mushrooms. Sprinkle with the hemp seeds and add the pepper to taste. This is a delicious and filling dinner and perfect as a warming lunch too.


Another filling bowl off goodness is a satay broccoli bowl which I have made multiple times as it’s simple, quick and left me feeling satiated. This can be eaten warm or cold too.

You will need:

half a head of broccoli washed

1 carrot diced

a handful of sliced button mushrooms

1/4 cup cooked quinoa

for the sauce:

2 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon unsalted peanut butter

1 teaspoon coconut aminos (or soy sauce)

4 tablespoons water


Steam the carrot, mushrooms and broccoli. Once cooked, in a bowl mix the veggies and the quinoa. Combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well, adding the water to the mix last. Drizzle the sauce through the vegetables and then enjoy. The sauce is versatile ad could be used to top other veggies or used as a dipping sauce.



Do you eat meat free? Or do you try and have a meat free Monday?

Thanks for reading, and hope you like these two quick recipes.


Natalie Laura


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