What was once thought of as "rabbit food", thanks to the growing movement of people ditching animal products, the vegan food scene has grown to reach delicious heights. Today, you'll find tasty and convincing meat substitutes, ingredients used in creative ways case in point, jackfruit pulled 'pork' , and vegan versions of traditional meals such as potato salad which will make you think, "Is this really vegan?
Here at ABC Life, we love incorporating vegan recipes into our day, whether it's easy desserts, comfort food dishes, or refreshing mains. If you're keen to try more vegan recipes — or you've just done Veganuary and want motivation to keep going — here are 10 of our favourites. Bright and juicy salad salsa with tomatoes, corn and chips makes for the perfect speedy snack or meal. Tips: Serve this salsa as a side to tacos or burritos, or treat it as the main attraction. If you have the time, fry your own corn tortillas and eat while the chips are warm.
Love pad thai? Try this flavour-packed salad with rice noodles, sugar snap peas, asparagus spears and flavour-packed dressing. Tips: Ensure this salad is vegan by making the quick vegan fish sauce. Use seasonal produce for this salad: in the cooler months try including kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli or cauliflower.
The ultimate vegan potato salad that everyone will enjoy is just as satisfying as traditional potato salad. Tips: You can find vegan mayo in the tofu section of the supermarket. And don't forget to include a pinch of smoked paprika in this dish, which gives the potato salad a bacon-like hint of flavour. Quick, easy vegan barbecue pulled jackfruit tacos are the real deal. Tips: Find canned jackfruit at Asian supermarkets — and stock up on this versatile meat substitute.
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If you've got leftover barbecue pulled jackfruit, add to burrito bowls, nachos, salads or sandwiches. A big bowl of brown rice congee with chilli oil and crispy kale is warm and comforting. Tips: If you'd like to spoil yourself with a spicy treat, take the extra few minutes to make the chilli oil yourself. You can drizzle it over noodles, dumplings and soups. Mushroom 'dan dan' noodles with creamy sesame sauce and greens is a vegan take on a classic Szechuan dish. Tips: Use fresh noodles if you have them. If not, you can substitute with dried ramen noodles, rice noodles or even spaghetti.
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Vegan laksa with tofu, bok choy and egg-free noodles when you need warming up from the inside out. Tips: Make a big batch of the laksa paste and keep in the freezer so you've always got some on hand for soups and curries. View 1 comment. Aug 30, Rachel McCready-Flora rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-childrens-books , vegan , reading-aloud-to-felicity. This is a fantastic children's book that you can introduce young our child received this for her second birthday and was able to start asking questions about it right away.
Raising a vegan kid is hard, but this book helps her understand why we don't drink milk that comes from cows and eat meat, test on animals, eat honey, or wear animal skins , and why plants are so awesome for us. I love that it introduces different types of grains, vegetables, and healthy sources of fat, while also letting This is a fantastic children's book that you can introduce young our child received this for her second birthday and was able to start asking questions about it right away.
I love that it introduces different types of grains, vegetables, and healthy sources of fat, while also letting kids know that our choices matter - not only for ourselves, but for other people, the environment, and our animal friends. Apr 27, Lynne Wye rated it it was amazing. A lovely book introducing young children to the truth about how they can live without eating animals. Helped my little boy to know he wasn't the only child who didn't eat them.
Feb 24, Krystallina Paramithi rated it it was amazing. This is the best book I have read from Ruby Roth so far. Fun illustrations and interesting quotes. My kid loves it! Surprisingly, there are relatively few vegan picture books for plant-based families, and I am always happy to find books in this category. The rhyming ABCs are sometimes funny, educational, and at times unexpected.
While I adored the text, the illustrations, while admittedly objectively cute, were not to my taste, and I though the type used, a child-like handwriting font, was not as clear as it could have been though I understand the choice behind it. Still, this is a wonderful book and belongs in the library of every vegan family--with or without children! Twitter Facebook Instagram View 2 comments. Aug 21, Samantha rated it did not like it Shelves: juv-nonfiction , alphabet , vegan. The seesaw tone of this book drove me crazy! There were some letters in which the message was positive such as "N is for Nuts, a fine energy source," but others were so negative they verged on terrifying such as "J is for Jail, like zoos and their bars.
View all 3 comments. Apr 04, Dawn rated it did not like it Shelves: picture-books , Saw this on the library shelf and had to read it! Sadly, it's pretty terrible. Many of the letters focus on the negatives, which gives the book a weird air of superiority surrounding the lifestyle. It doesn't help that the subtitle is "the ABCs of being kind", which implies that people who don't follow the book aren't kind.
Also, nitpick, but in the book, V actually is for "vegetables", not "vegan". Dec 12, Bernadette rated it it was amazing. Dec 07, Elizabeth rated it did not like it. I did not like this book because it seems to send a message to children that those who do eat meat are "rude and not being kind". I think some of the phrases for each letter of the alphabet could have been used in a more positive way.
Sad because the cute art work and the rhyme text appeals to the younger ones. Jul 08, Mystie rated it it was amazing. This children's book has been one of the best ways to explain why we are kind, compassionate, and stick to vegan diets. It's easy enough for anyone to understand also. Mar 15, Brindi Michele rated it really liked it Shelves: childrens , gifting , abc-counting , ys-new Oct 05, Mary rated it it was amazing.
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V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind
If I ever eventually adopt a child, this will be the first book I pass down to them. Jan 07, K rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-nonfiction , spiritual-reads , food-writing. This is a delightful, concise introduction for vegan thinking. I can't imagine a child reading this book and not being impacted by the ideas.
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I think the ideas would come across to a child as common sense. In any case, reading this book would put a child into cognitive dissonance with what they see around them and cause them to either question veganism or question society. Experiencing this feeling isn't a bad thing. It's how societies decide what they truly believe.
Are animals our friends are This is a delightful, concise introduction for vegan thinking. Are animals our friends are not? Do we eat our friends?
Each child will have to decide for themselves. Feb 10, Kate Lawrence rated it it was amazing Shelves: food-issues , animal-issues. This charming set of alphabet rhymes is a great resource for vegan families or anyone who would like to encourage children to develop more compassion for animals. The illustrations are appealing as well.
The book will help children see that being vegetarian or vegan is not weird, as their friends may have led them to believe, but in fact something to celebrate! May 12, Alexa rated it it was amazing. I think this is a great book. It exposes reasons to why people choose to go vegan to children and in a way children can understand. The animal industry is very negative, which is why I feel there were negatives in some of the letters. I also enjoyed the illustrations. They were very colourful and fun to attract children's attention.
New vegan family. It's been very easy for my husband and I to make this life change but finding it difficult for our 6yr old daughter. These books are a good start and rare to find. Hoping these books can help to educate and inspire her to being vegan.
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Dec 02, H FB rated it it was amazing. Super fun, catchy book. We saw Ruby Roth at a Veg Fest a couple of years ago. She read this book to a group of kids and my daughter happily recited the lines in the book. The illustrations are adorable. Love this book! Feb 02, Dana rated it really liked it. This is a cute, silly, slightly obnoxious book. Aug 16, Asher H.
Apr 24, elsie aldahondo rated it really liked it. Cute, my son likes it. Jun 13, L rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction.
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Sweet and charming book about veganism. Enjoyed it! Aug 09, Maeve rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-literature. This was given to me as a gift for Kaira and is a delightful introduction to veganism for kids. I gave this to my 3-year-old nephew. His family is not vegan, and, while his mother did not approve, my nephew loves the book with it's darling little rhymes. Ruby Roth has the perfect mix of humour and truth. There is nothing here that is unsuitable for children of of any age, but her message is clear - animals are our friends - and it is a message that children instinctively understand.
I imagine this book is aimed at vegan children, and while it is lovely for them, and still educational, I th I gave this to my 3-year-old nephew. I imagine this book is aimed at vegan children, and while it is lovely for them, and still educational, I think it would benefit non-vegan children even more. It allows children to learn that their natural empathy towards other sentient beings is natural, and that it is not normal to be told to be kind to animals, and then told to eat them.
This book should be in all libraries throughout the world. Sep 01, Christiane rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books.