“I want to eat less meat in the new year” or “I want to have a healthier diet” are popular resolutions that are made at the turn of the year. This is exactly where the non-profit organization Veganuary, founded 2014 in England, comes in. Veganuary is made up of the words vegan and January, so it means nothing else than vegan January. And that is what they try to inspire people to do. 31 days of cruelty-free nutrition. For the animals. For the environment. And for your own health.
The movement is growing year after year and has prominent support. These range from Germany’s leading YouTubers, such as Rezo or Mirella Precek (Mirrelativegal), to Golden Globe, Oscar and Grammy winners from Hollywood. Die hard (haha!) vegans like Joaquin Phoenix and Alicia Silverstone or long-term vegetarian and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney for example give their voice to the NGO.
Would you like to take part in Veganuary this year and eat a vegan diet? Excellent! We have selected 11 simple yet tasty vegan recipes for Veganuary that will help you to do so. Here is the diverse selection, from breakfast and spreads to pasta, burgers and curry to sweets:
1. Vegan Pancakes
Fancy a stack of fluffy pancakes for breakfast? The pancakes are easy and quick to prepare without special ingredients. For them you really like to get up in the morning.
2. Tofu Scramble – Vegan Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are so yesterday. Scrambled tofu is on the plate today. A hearty classic for every large breakfast. The egg taste is created by the black salt called Kala Namak, which is available in pretty much every organic shop.
3. Vegan Thai Pumpkin Soup with Tofu Skewers
Pumpkin soup always works in autumn and winter. Here it tastes like a touch of Thailand and comes with tofu skewers as a full meal.
4. Vegan Mac and Cheese
Yes, pasta with cheese sauce is easy to prepare plant based. And without any substitute products. The wonderfully creamy sauce consists mainly of cashew nuts and vegetables and actually tastes like cheese.
5. Mexican Bean Burger
Burger patties made from kidney beans. With toppings such as jalapeño rings, tortilla chips and avocado. Our Mexican bean burger is a real firework in your mouth.
6. Vegan Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
The de luxe version of pasta with tomato sauce. Black olives, capers and a touch of chili set the tone here. We love it!
7. Red Thai Curry with Tofu
A well-made Thai curry definitely doesn’t need meat. Here is our red curry version. We learned the preparation directly in Thailand.
8. Vegan Mushroom Risotto with Roasted Thyme Mushrooms
I have no idea why risotto never became as established as pasta. It is probably the easiest way to prepare rice. Here the creamy risotto comes on the plate with fried mushrooms.
9. Vegan Pumpkin Sandwich
The bright orange Hokkaido pumpkin is cooked in the oven and ends up on ciabatta bread with lettuce, dried tomatoes and a little bit of sauce. The delicious sandwich for the cold seasons is ready.
10. Lentil Spread with Carrot
Do you love Brotzeit? Then this delicious lentil spread is probably just the thing for you. In any case, we like it in the morning, at noon and in the evening on bread.
11. Vegan Kaiserschmarrn with Apple Sauce
Kaiserschmarrn is not only extremely popular in Austria’s ski huts. We’ll show you how the dessert becomes light and fluffy even without milk and egg. It is served with homemade apple sauce.