Recipes for World Vegan Day

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Did you know that almost 1 in 10 Australian’s are following a Vegan diet? I knew the numbers were high but this is a lot of people embracing a plant-based diet.

I like to have a few meals a week that are just vegetable-based, some with fish and others with meat (yes I am sorry I am a meat-eater, however, I don’t have it all the time)

Today is World Vegan Day and there are many benefits for changing your diet to be more plant-based.  Click on the images to be taken to the recipe on Flannerys website.

CHEESY GLUTEN FREE VEGAN MARGHERITA PIZZA

CHEESY GLUTEN FREE VEGAN MARGHERITA PIZZA

Some benefits of a plant-based diet:

  • Lowers risk of heart disease and cardiovascular disease
  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Helps improve blood sugar/control it
  • People with a plant-based diet tend to have a lower body mass index/can help with weight loss
  • Increasing your intake of fruit, vegetables, grains, and seeds can help to lower your risk of cancer.
  • Reduce your intake of saturated fats and allow you to eat good fats.
  • Also, you can choose from fresh and local produce that will cut back on transport and support local businesses.
CAULIFLOWER TACOS WITH CASHEW SAUCE

CAULIFLOWER TACOS WITH CASHEW SAUCE

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Maddie Bingham’s top vegan summer BBQ food swaps:

  • Replicating fish with banana blossom
  • Swap pulled pork for jackfruit
  • King oyster mushrooms instead of scallops
  • Tofu with nori on one side for a fish fillet
  • Make your own ‘burgers’ or ‘sausages’ with mushrooms, walnuts, herbs, spices, and liquid.
Maddie Bingham Plant-Based Nutrition and Naturopath

Maddie Bingham Plant-Based Nutrition and Naturopath

Maddie also recommends the below:

“For home-made vegan sausages, burgers or patties, I blend mushrooms and walnuts to make a base and add in heaps of herbs, spices and a bit of water and vegetable stock to make it a mushier so you can bind it or roll it into sausages or patties.

“You can also replicate pulled pork with jackfruit, fish with banana blossom; or use King oyster mushrooms instead of scallops. I also make fish burgers with tofu. You just cut up a bit of tofu in the shape of a fish fillet, stick nori to one side of it, batter it and fry it. It tastes like fish because it’s got the seaweed in it.

“To complement it, make a gorgeous salad and a bulkier vegetable dish like miso on the pumpkin. To make that, slice the pumpkin into wedges and glaze it with a miso paste, some roasted sesame oil and a bit of maple syrup. Delicious.”

SRI LANKAN CHICKPEA CURRY WITH BROWN RICE

SRI LANKAN CHICKPEA CURRY WITH BROWN RICE

Get some tasty recipes on Flannerys Website

What are you going to make on World Vegan Day?  Let us know.

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2 Responses
  • Phenie
    November 20, 2019

    I don’t think we have to apologise for being meat eaters but agree that following a plant-based diet is more beneficial for us. Basically it involves no processed food which is great for our well being. Being Vegan is at whole new level. I’m astounded at the numbers! Thanks for your ideas – I really would like to eat more plant-based. 🙂

    • Suzanne Robinson
      November 20, 2019

      Thanks, Phenie and agree I don’t need to apologise that I eat meat but thought I should put it out there since it was a post about being Vegan and eating more plant-based foods. I personally want to cut down the amount of meat and fats I eat and up the plant-based foods too. Thanks for your comment and your website looks awesome, love the name. Suzanne

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