There’s a deceptive sense of stillness in today’s new normal. Sure, the roads may be desolate and the social spaces empty, but the world still turns, both in its path around the sun in space and in the functions of its people, from essential workers to civilians with changed daily routines. People are still choosing to get up from bed, still choosing to partake in life despite the restrictions on the outside world. Welcome to this week’s Food Friday blog.
This week, we’ve chosen 5 great vegan food photos that remind us that despite the seeming stillness of the world, there are still enthusiasts of clean living out there, making great dishes with easy vegan recipes.
You ready? Let’s go!
Let’s start with something familiar yet delicious. @hcp_eats presents this delicious pair of breakfast toasts with (you guessed it) avocado spread. This simple yet elegant breakfast combo combines the nourishing flavors of avocado with the crunchy goodness of multigrain bread. Each day starts with breakfast and if your breakfast is amazing, well..?
@meach_gang graces our galleries with his Mediterranean Pasta salad bowl. Pasta comes in all shapes in sizes, from flat linguini to pouch-like ravioli. During the quarantine, we should all try some different pasta recipes to stave off that sense of repetition in our palates (some of our crew have even tried moringa leaf spaghetti.) This food photo reaffirms the versatility of pasta in vegan cuisine.
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Herb soy curls, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots and tomatoes, dressed with homemade creamy herb dressing. #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #plantstrong #veganeats #veganfood #wfpb #dailydozen #vegansalad #glutenfreevegan #soycurls #runningonplants #dailydozen #dailydozenchallenge #eatyourgreens #wholefoodplantbased #veganeats #veganfood #whatveganseat #seattlevegan #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #kitchen309
Salad is another ubiquitous vegan dish, but is that so bad? Salad is delicious when creatively done. We certainly know that @kitchen309’s salad looks delicious. Just look at those scrumptious ingredients! Gluten-free too if you need that. We can just imagine the sensation of biting into all these greens, tasting their flavors blending wonderfully in our mouths. Hmm, we wonder if our order of fresh greens have arrived yet?
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🌱Sticky Sesame Cauliflower 🌱 This recipe is easy and delicious. We had it two days in a row which is rare because I’m also recipe testing for my new cookbook which means on some days I’m making four different dishes! Enjoy.💚 Wishing you all a lovely day friends. (Thank you for all your views on my last video🤗.) ✅Recipe: Cut 1 small-medium cauliflower into bite-size florets, about 3 cups. ✅In a large bowl, whisk: 3/4 cup of flour (all-purpose is best), 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt. Slowly add 3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk while stirring. Add cauliflower florets to the bowl and mix them into the batter to coat. ✅Transfer the cauliflower to a lined baking sheet. Bake at 450F for about 20 minutes, or until start to turn golden. Broil for an additional 2-3 minutes to get that extra crisp. ✅Meanwhile, make sauce. Mix: 1 large minced garlic clove, 1/4 cup apricot (or similar flavor) 100% fruit jam, 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari. Heat sauce in a small-medium skillet and add cauliflower. Continue heating while gently mixing cauliflower until coated in sauce and warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately. Top with toasted sesame seeds😋. . . . #huffposttaste #eater #igfood #healthyveganfood #healthyvegan #vegetarianrecipes #cauliflower #vegetarian #vegan #veganfood #quarantinecooking #quarantine #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedrecipes #vegandinner #whatveganseat #foodrevolution#food52#veganfoodporn#veganfoodie#veganeats#eatplants#eatyourveggies#veganbowls#vegana#plantbased#glutenfree#veganrecipes#veganlunch#veganbowl
@cookingforpeanuts presents this lovely rice and sticky sesame cauliflower plate pic, and we are digging the appetizing colors of the cauliflowers with the seeds. Orange is said to be an appetite-stimulating color, after all. What’s even better is that this photo comes with a comprehensive recipe list alongside instructions on how to make it yourself. We haven’t had a rice meal in a while and we’d love to try this out!
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Pasta Salad 😋💚 Ingredients: • @traderjoes brown rice & quinoa fusilli • diced yellow onion 🧅 • green onion 🌱 • black olives • chickpeas • sunflower seeds 🌻• bell pepper • celery • cherry tomatoes 🍅 • garlic 🧄 • olive oil • balsamic vinegar • Italian seasoning 🌿 • salt & pepper 🧂
Ah, pasta once again! You can’t go wrong with pasta, especially when prepared with other delicious ingredients like chickpeas and olives. @plantbasedjen_ concludes our Food Friday blog with a photo of her delicious vegan pasta, along with a list of ingredients that can surely help others make their own pastas in this style. In this time when getting groceries is risky, it’s always good to find recipes that can give us ideas on how to maximize the ingredients that we have.
That’s it for our Food Friday blog. Be sure to visit us next week for a fresh batch of vegan food photos. You can participate in our weekly celebration by adding the hashtags #FoodFriday and #VacationingVegan on your future vegan IG food posts. Who knows, maybe you’ll be featured in a future blog.
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