Winter arrives with twinkling lights, cheesy holiday movies, romantic dates and the white blanket of snow.
As the days start getting colder, universal desire to get absolutely nothing done, curl up on the sofa with a dear one and Netflix on, and eating a ton of comforting, hearty food increases too.
It’s in these long, cold winters that maintaining a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle becomes a lot more challenging.
The chilly weather sparks serious comfort food cravings, and now vegans don’t have to be left out in the cold.
With tons of meat alternatives, convincing vegan cheese, and a lot of creativity from vegan cooks, this winter eating a vegan meal can be every bit as satisfying as traditional comfort food fare.
Whether you’re craving filling pot pie or rich mac and cheese, these vegan dishes recipes will deliver you the warmth that sort of feels like a hug from inside out.
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches:
Every newly turned vegan should absolutely thank jackfruit.
Jackfruit is one magical food that seems to perfectly replicate meat in almost any dish that we make
. Because of the versatility that this food has its popularity has risen up high.
However, thanks to its growing popularity, it’s now relatively easy to find this fruit in grocery stores.
Just make sure the jackfruit you buy one is a young green one in water and not brine or syrup.
This is the key behind achieving proper flavor and texture. Next we need to do is sauté and put on a lot of barbecue sauce.
Vegan Chickpea Curry:
Curries are always a good choice to get that kick of spices in winter.
When we mix chickpeas with eggplant, coconut milk, Indian spices, and rice we shall end up with the absolutely most satisfying vegan curry ever.
Just make sure while spicing your curry select a blend that incorporates fresh spices to give you the maximum amount of both health benefits and flavor.
Vegan Sweet Potato Nachos:
Cutting back on carbs as a vegan is pretty hard. But honestly it’s hard for everyone.
Thankfully, sweet potato tortilla chips exist and are here to solve that problem.
To make it better coat them in vegan cheese sauce and then pile them high with your favorite nacho toppings. A
nd Voila! Vegan sweet Potato Nachos is at your service.
Roasted Corn Chowder:
If you are an ambitious chef then there’s a lot that you can do with leftover corn on the cob.
This corn chowder needs a little bit more of an effort involved but the results are 100 percent worth it.
Corn kernels thicken the chowder that’s scented with smoked paprika and thyme for a soothing bite with every spoonful.
Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea Glow Bowl:
If this is your first time trying this spiced bowl then it will soon be your new go-to for an ultra-comforting, super nutritious, plant-based meal.
There’s so much of deliciousness packed into this recipe that it’ll be hard to pick your favorite part.
Moroccan-spiced chickpeas are simmered in a sauce of fire-roasted tomatoes and then spooned atop couscous that’s cooked and fluffed to perfection.
Oh yeah, and there’s cucumber salad, some lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs to the max.
Creamy Vegetarian White Chili:
By this point in winter soup is probably what you want for every meal, and that’s where this white chili comes in.
It’s warm, filling, tasty, and not average in any way. Just a pro tip : Add lots of toppings for a wide variety of texture in your bowl.
Buffalo Chickpea Pizza:
Buffalo sauce and chicken is one of the match made vegan dishes.
There is no doubt about that. But buffalo sauce with roasted chickpeas is pretty darn good too.
With a buffalo hummus base that incorporates just the right amount of spice, and a crispy cheesy topping, this recipe might as well be your new obsession.
Baked Aloo Samosas:
When you are a vegan Indian food is such a life saver.
There’s already so many good Indian dishes that you don’t even need to veganize and are already vegan.
Samosas are one of them. They can be an appetizer, a finger food, or a meal.
Plus, concocted with a host of spices and dipping sauces it will keep your taste buds intrigued and wanting more.