It’s the most wonderful time of the year. You’ve probably realized that it’s not Christmas, but it might as well be for vegans. This month, September, is the Vegan Month of Food (MoFo).
Here at iEG, I’m ready to celebrate all month long with a roundup of my favorite Foodie Tuesday recipes from this past year.
Protein Packed Sushi- I made this on the first night of Vegan MoFo, which also happened to be the first night in my new apartment. Some people order pizza their first night in a new place, but I really wanted to break in my new kitchen. After spending the day moving boxes up three flights of stairs, I definitely needed some protein to help me recover. It was a super easy yet super satisfying end to a long day. Make this whenever you’ve got a case of the Mondays this month, and you’ll think it’s the weekend.
The Post Workout Oreo - Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you should abandon your beach body exercise regimen! These healthy oreos are the perfect way to motivate your workouts every day this month. After sweating it out, you definitely deserve to treat yo-self.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza - If you’re feeling really ambitious and want to impress some omnivores, there’s no better way to do it than with cauliflower crust pizza. To put a fall twist on an old favorite, use sweet potato mash instead of pizza sauce and add caramelized onions, sautéed kale, and vegan cheese.
Raw, Vegan, and GF Pecan Pie – This pie was so good, I’m not ashamed to say that I ate it all by myself. Granted, I took me a week to do so, but that’s only because I paced myself. I could have easily gobbled up the entire pan in one sitting. Now that I’ve had my fair share, I can’t wait to share this pecan pie with friends! It will certainly be invited to any dinner party I host, and might just be my “plus one” at some I just attend.
Zucchini Noodles - Who needs processed carbs when you have a spiralizer? I certainly don’t, and neither do you! What I love about zucchini noodles is that because they’re raw, you can bring them to your office or school and eat them cold. Their rawness also makes them extremely nutrient dense and all around awesome. I’ve always wanted to make raw, vegan pad thai, and there’s no better time to do it than during Vegan MoFo.
Homemade Vegan Ice Cream - Even though summer is winding down, the weather of “Indian Summer” is still warm enough to warrant some vegan ice cream. Besides this easy chocolate flavor, here are 29 other amazing flavors—one for each day of this glorious month!
BBQ Tempeh – Just because it’s September doesn’t mean you have to stop eating your summertime favorites. You can still grill well into early October, especially if you live in a Southern state where the air is warm and the barbecue sauce is flowing. BBQ tempeh is a quick and easy way to feel full without sacrificing flavor. On a particularly beautiful day this month, get outside and get grilling!
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Tastes like cookie dough, has the same (basic) nutritional content of hummus. Let’s be real: chickpea cookie dough is delicious any time of the year, but if you ever need an excuse to sit on your couch and eat your weight in it, you can just say, “I’m a vegan MoFo.”
What recipes will you be celebrating Vegan MoFo with? Share in the comments below, and we can all have the tastiest, healthiest, and kindest month possible!