Greetings fellow vegan foodies! It’s Friday once more, the day where we present our enticing #FoodFriday blog. For those unaware, our Food Friday blog is dedicated to the admiration of wonderful plant-based cuisine, featuring great vegan foods by the dedicated foodies of Instagram. This week, we’ve compiled a great selection of #Veganuary food options, perfect for the vegan and vegan-curious alike.

Feeling that Veganuary anticipation? Let’s dive right in!


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RECIPE 6: Mexican style quinoa salad w buttery charred corn & caramelised onions ✨ – Boil some quinoa in a pot using the same ratio of water to quinoa as you would to rice. – Once it’s boiled and cooled (will take around 8-10 minutes) place in a bowl with chopped tomatoes, cubed avocado, 1 cup of kidney beans, fresh lemon juice, olive oil and S&P. Mix well to combine ingredients. – Cut 1 onion in half and then slice. Pan fry in a pan with a small amount of oil or water and when browned add some balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Cook for around 5-7 minutes until they start to caramelise. You can continue to cook them down even more if you like. – Remove from pan into a small bowl and then cook your corn – Use my plant based butter and S&P and cook until they get nice and charred and buttery. I added a little extra butter at the end 😬😏 – Arrange on a plate and I topped with some fresh herbs I already had, mint and basil… coriander would be the best option but I didn’t have any! – ENJOY 🙂🙂

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First up is @hc_food’s delicious Mexican style quinoa salad served with buttery corn and onions. Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient, right? Presented with an easy to follow recipe, this corn, quinoa and caramelized corn dish can be recreated at your leisure, perfect for folks planning to spice up their January dinners.



@greekfodiee presents this comfy vegan dumpling platter, served with herbs and soy sauce. Dumpling recipes can be found all over the world, but the most famous one is the Chinese Jiaozi, which most probably inspired the aesthetic of this plate of vegan food. We can imagine ourselves leisurely eating these great-looking dumplings while curled up with a book on a sunny afternoon. Or anytime, to be honest!


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Veggie & Wild Rice Falafel Pizza 🍕 Ingredients👇🏼 4-6 Bite Me Fine Foods Organic Wild Rice Falafels 1 wholemeal pizza base 100g beetroot hummus 2 mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh rocket 1/2 capsicum, sliced 40g marinated feta, cubed 1/4 red onion, sliced 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese Method: 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 2. Spread beetroot hummus over base. 3. Add onion, capsicum, mushroom feta, rocket and Falafels. 3. Top with mozzarella and bake for 5-10 minutes or until golden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #vegan #cleaneating #organic #veganfood #fitspo #eatright #eatlocal #healthyeats #mealprep #healthybreakfast #glutenfree #dairyfree #veganfoodshare #foodie #foodisfuel #vegansofig #superfood #falafel #sugarfree #veganfoodshare #jerf #food4thought #healthyrecipe #heresmyfood #healthy #eats #cleaneating #cleaneats #veganrecipes #plantbased #foodinspo

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Our next vegan food pick is by @bitemefinefoods, presenting a dish we’d love to bite into. Their veggie and wild rice falafel pizza has the perfect blend of savory hues and colors, with sauces, greens and falafel balls blending into an appetizing portrait of deliciousness. We don’t even have to imagine this veggie falafel pizza’s taste, because @bitemefinefoods provided an easy to follow recipe alongside their great vegan food photo.


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Roses are red, violets are blue, eat your vegetables, because they are good for you. So this is my version of ratatouille. Individually wrapped sliced zucchini, carrot, squash and eggplant. The sauce I made from scratch, it's fresh tomatoes with the onion and carrots, I used 3 Serrano peppers and boy was it spicy, and I added a great amount of curry. It was definitely delicious, specially on a side of white basmati rice. The color combination and the aroma was absolutely a delight to cherish. Hope you enjoy this and make sure to #follow. #ratatouille #colorfest #rose #spicyfood #curryvegetables #Italian #indian #fusion #Vegetarian #vegan #foodfantasy #amaturechef #highlife #cookinghigh #delicious #yummy #firstdishof2020 #cookmore #jj_mobilephotography

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Ah, ratatouille. Initially a rural French dish, this wonderful all-vegan stew has become popular all over the world. @chef_narb presents a vibrant spin on this Provencal meal, individually wrapping and slicing the veggies of the ratatouille and preparing the stew with Serrano peppers and curry. We’ve never tried spicy ratatouille before, but we’re excited to try some now!


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The most perfect little rustic apple tart 🍏🍎🍏

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Nothing like dessert to conclude a great visual feast, eh? @zucchini_and_alfalfa presents our final Food Friday pick of the week, with, in their own words, “the most perfect little rustic apple tart.” We’re loving the texture of this vegan dessert! Just looking at this food photo invites images of all-natural sweetness in every bite.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Food Friday. We hope that you’ll have a wonderful and inspiring Veganuary. If you want to participate in our weekly vegan food celebration, simply hashtag #FoodFriday and #VacationingVegan on your future vegan photos. You might even be featured in a future blog, serving as a culinary inspiration for other vegan foodies and vegan-curious netizens!

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