We’re back for another exciting edition of our Food Friday blog, a place where you can witness delicious vegan cuisine photos by the dedicated foodies of Instagram. As we spend most of our days indoors due to the pandemic, let’s not forget the simple joy of making meals and sharing them with our loved ones.

For this week’s Food Friday blog, we’ve compiled five great vegan food photos that, to us, exemplify the bountiful potential of plant-based ingredients from the natural world. We’ve got tacos, cakes and so much more in store.

Feeling hungry? Let’s dig right in.

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If you are craving sweets and less healthy comfort foods, it’s totally normal right now!!! Anxiety is high, many are irritable 😡. We are bouncing between being over stimulated and under stimulated and uncertainty hangs over us like a wet blanket. Quarantine fatigue is real.. .!!😷😩 . . In between baking cookies and sipping wine I love making this quick steamed kale and broccoli bowl 🥦🥦with sliced avocado and a tahini/lemon/nutritional yeast dressing. I’ll even have this for breakfast😳. . I steam the kale and broccoli 🥦🥦for 5 minutes then transfer to a bowl and top with avocado, Braggs and tahini dressing (sometimes sweet potatoes).. it’s soooooo good. My body craves this simple, healthy meal. It’s a daily staple….💕 . . . . . . #healthyfood #steamedveggies #vegan #easyandhealthy #greens #healthyeating #eathealthy #cookingathome #quickmeals #quarantinelife #eatclean #veganfood #vegansofig #veganfeedfeed

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@pureloveraw starts up our Food Friday with a lovely bowl of refreshing greens, from steamed kale to avocado to broccoli. With tahini and lemon dressing, this dish and others like it can help us combat our collective quarantine blues. This food photo even comes with an informal guide on how to make such a dish, so we can try out this vegan recipe on our own.



Next up is this mouth-watering bowl of soba noodles by @jessbeavis. Umami is a unique sort of flavor that’s quite different from the sweet/sour, bitter/salty types that we’re accustomed to. Why are we bringing this up? Why, because the ingredients to this soba noodle bowl can surely bring about a unique umami taste. Mushrooms, in particular, contribute to the umami flavoring of many vegan dishes.



@thegroovychickpea presents a simple yet elegant (we use that phrase a lot, but bear with us, it describes a lot of great vegan dishes we’ve seen) plate of vegan tacos. We’re loving the texture of the taco shell, in how its paleness emphasizes the richness of the ingredients within, from black beans to sauerkraut. We’ve tried many different types of tacos, and we would love to savor something like this.




We all need a hearty snack to get us through the day, and one of the best vegan snacks is the granola bar. @veganroots_ showcases their own rendition of the iconic granola bar, using goji berries chia and assorted nuts and seeds. We’ve always loved how crunchy and filling the granola bar is, how it manages to pack in so much nutrients with every bite. This vegan food photo exemplifies many of the qualities we adore in such a snack.


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When in doubt, bake a cake. Where there is a cake, there is a HOPE. Vegan Gluten free sugar free mango cake with oats, chia seeds, cardamom powder and saffron; layered and garnished with fat free Greek yogurt, hemp hearts and fresh mango slices. A soft, melt in mouth, healthy cake loaded with mango flavor 🥭 🥭 🥭 #vegan #glutenfree #eggless #sugarfree #mango #cake #oatcakes #chiaseeds #dessert #healthylifestyle #eatclean #healthyeating #homemadecake Recipe: Mango cake with oats and chia seeds Ingredients: Dry 2 cups of oat flour 1 cup of almond flour 4 tbs of chia seeds 1 tbs of baking powder 1/2 tbs baking soda 1/2 tbs salt 1 tbs cardamom powder Few strands of saffron Wet: 1 and 1/2 cup of mango purée 4 tbs of olive oil 1/2 cup non fat yogurt 1 tbs of vanilla extract Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 2. Add all the dry ingredients and set aside 3. Add wet ingredients in a separate bowl and then combine both. 4. Grease the loaf pan with olive oil and set the mixture in the pan 5 Bake it for 30 to 40 minutes 6. Garnish and layer with fat free Greek yogurt, hemp hearts and mango slices

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Let’s conclude this week with something bright! @suchimodi9 presents this cheery-looking slice of sunshine, a vegan gluten-free mango cake, loaded with delectable plant-based ingredients that will surely give your taste buds an unforgettable experience. Again, we’re loving how absolutely bright this food photo is. It reminds us about what we can achieve in our time indoors, about the meals and memories we can make in spite of the situation in the world beyond.

That’s it for our Food Friday this week. Be sure to visit us next week for a fresh batch of vegan food photos to admire and be inspired by. Want to join in on our weekly celebration of vegan cuisine? Simply add the hashtags #FoodFriday and #VacationingVegan on your future vegan food photos. Who knows, maybe you’ll be featured in a future blog!

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