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Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes!

 

Don’t worry I’ll save you all my New Year reflections and goal setting and intentions talk, I’m sure you’ve been reading about those all day long. Instead, I’m going to keep things short and sweet. I did a little bit of research and today I bring you, your favorite, most popular vegan recipes and vegetarian recipes of 2014! These recipes are the recipes you’ve searched, pinned, and shared! Some are old and some are new! But without further adieu, I bring you, your favorite vegan recipes and vegetarian recipes of the year!

If you want this set of vegan recipes and vegetarian recipes in a pretty PDF for future reference, download the cookbook of all these top 10 recipes, plus a few honorable mentions that won’t leave you feeling bored with your recipes in the coming year!

Yes, I want these!

Now without further adieu, here are my Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes of 2014!

10. Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip pumpkin spice cookies

Vegan pumpkin spice cardamom fall chocolate chip cookies

This cookie recipe is for a fall pumpkin spice cardamom vegan chocolate chip variety! They’re packed with fall spices and pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas) and they’re not greasy, but this is also a great staple recipe for chocolate chip cookies!

9. Tempeh Bacon and Leek Quiche

store bought vegan crust

store bought crusts eliminate a lot of time and effort for a vegan quiche

Hopefully I can help take the guesswork out of this dish so that it’s simple and successful for you too! I’m always nervous about dishes that are primarily non-vegan, going vegan, there’s always the risk of catastrophe, but this guy? Nope. Success on the first go. You can make your own shell if you’re awesome and have the time to. I didn’t want to run the risk of a shell catastrophe, plus it’s mofo so I decided to cut some time out of the process and I bought 2 store bought crusts.

8. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

Brunch recipe vegan pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with a Pumpkin Maple Glaze perfect for a Sunday Fall Brunch!

These cinnamon rolls are decadent, crispy on the outside, super delicate and soft on the inside, and topped with the pumpkin maple glaze, these are moist, and you would never guess they’re vegan! They take a little bit of time, but they’re easy and it’s well worth the effort!

7. Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

vegan pumpkin pie baked oatmeal

baked pumpkin pie oatmeal bars

The texture of this particular recipe is more “bar” like than baked oatmeal like, but it is also great warmed up with a splash of almond milk!This is more on the savory side, so if you want it sweet, like pie, I suggest adding brown sugar on top, or more maple syrup into the mix. Make sure you double check your ingredients to guarantee that they are actually gluten-free, sometimes gluten sneaks it’s way in!

6. Homemade From Scratch Biscuits and Soysage Gravy

biscuits and gravy

Lazy Sunday Brunch Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

This recipe is for vegan buttermilk biscuits, vegan maple breakfast sausage, and vegan breakfast sausage gravy. For this particular recipe play with ratios to get your desired gravy consistency. This recipe features homemade vegan sausage using texturized soy protein, which can be altered to your preference of spices, flavors, and texture. My recipe makes a sweeter more maple based sausage, if you like yours spicy or more savory, add in more smoke flavor and some chili powder or cayenne.

5. Coconut Chai Tea Spice Cake

cake is light and fluffy

This cake is light and fluffy

This recipe for a vegan coconut chai tea spice fall “yogurt” cake is a perfect dessert or breakfast. It tastes like fall, but the bread is still moist and the delicate coconut paired with the cinnamon and cardamom give this cake a nice balance of flavors. For an extra sweet version, you could top this cake off with some brown sugar! Or for an extra treat, sprinkle the top with pepitas!

4. Penne Rosa Lentil Meatball Sandwich

vegan lentil based meat alternative sandwich

vegan lentil meatball sandwich

For this dish you’ll  want to play with seasonings and match them to your preferences. I used thyme, oregano, and italian seasoning for mine, but I also imagine a rosemary or sage or smoky vegan lentil meatball would be excellent too! You can use these vegan lentil meatballs on top of some bread and have a sandwich, but they would also be great in some spaghetti or vegan alfredo even!

3. Bourbon Pecan Pie

vegan pecan pie recipe

vegan bourbon pecan pie with soy whip on top for the perfect vegan Thanksgiving dessert!

Since this pecan pie does not contain corn syrup it has a little bit of a different texture and is more caramelized and might end up absorbing your top layer of pecans so your decorative pattern might sink, but the flavor is perfect. One tip for baking this pie is to put your pie on a baking sheet because the sugar mix does tend to boil over the edge, which is fine, but will make a huge mess if you’re unprepared!

2. Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

vegan cauliflower mac and cheese

vegan cauliflower mac and cheese is simple and delicious!

I know I know cauliflower? But trust me, it’s very versatile, healthy, and actually, yes, I’m not lying, delicious! Sometimes we just crave those home-cooked childhood dishes and if anything represents an American childhood, besides slip n’slides of course, its Mac N Cheese. So here’s our vegan contribution to our childhoods! It’s a great vegan dish and its easily a gluten-free dish, just leave out the breadcrumbs (I’ve done it and it’s delicious!)! Also add a bit of broccoli if you really want to go all out on your veggies!

1. Easy Vegan Macaroni Salad

macaroni salad

Vegan creamy macaroni salad!

Macaroni Salad is one of those “all American” recipes that we’ve all probably had at one point or another, but, its also one of those not-so-vegan friendly recipes either. But not to fear! I have gone ahead and veganized this dish so that you can still have your guilty pleasure at barbecues this summer, or if you’re like me, at the forefront of spring, when you’re craving something summer-y.

I hope this post helps you ring in the new year with some new refreshing vegan and vegetarian recipes for you to try!

Happy New Year,

Alex

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