Friday seems to come around faster every week, but not that the Vegan Culinary Cruises team is complaining.  

It’s our favorite day of the week thanks to our tradition of #FoodFriday.  

If you are new around these parts, you might not know that #FoodFriday is our very own celebration of the week’s finest vegan food photos that have been featured on Instagram.  

We scour the Internet to choose the tastiest looking images to save you having to do the tough work. Aren’t we kind?  

Some of our Top 5 #FoodFriday photo picks include easy and simple vegan recipes in the photo comments, so be sure to click through to the original post if something grabs your attention.  

Are you ready? Let’s dive right in.  


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Creamy and comforting – this is hands down the Best Vegan White Mac and Cheese! This only takes 20 minutes to put together and is a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 16 oz dry pasta 1/4 cup vegan butter 2 garlic cloves diced 1/4 cup flour 2 1/2 cups non-dairy milkunsweetened 8 oz vegan cream cheese 1/4 cup vegan parmesan 1/2 tsp white pepper 1/2 tsp ground mustard 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp lemon juice salt and pepper to taste Optional Toppings parmesan, tabasco, parsley, red pepper flakes Instructions Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain and place pot back on the stove over medium-low heat. Add butter to the pan. Once butter has melted, add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add flour and whisk until smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly. Once heated through and thickened, add cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Add parmesan, white pepper, ground mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper and tabasco. Stir to combine and taste sauce. Adjust seasoning as needed.* Add pasta to sauce and stir to combine. Serve with any of the optional toppings and enjoy! #vegan #plantbased #veganfood #vegetarian #crueltyfree #healthyfood #organic #govegan #food #healthy #glutenfree #vegansofig #foodie #foodporn #love #whatveganseat #veganlife #veganism #vegano #fitness #healthylifestyle #health #veganfoodshare #instafood #dairyfree #natural #veganrecipes #vegansofinstagram #yummy

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Nothings says vegan comfort food quite like mac and cheese. Our first photo this week comes from @fwimed who has not only posted the mouthwatering image but has also included a simple vegan recipe in the description meaning you can recreate this plant-based dish at home. Happy eating!  



Some of the Vegan Culinary Cruises team are in London, UK this week so we are certain they would welcome this chickpea stew by @twopotvegan to help battle the cold and rainy weather. Stews and soups are one of the easiest and most economical ways to cook… and they make it so easy to pack nutrients into a meal.  



This third photo for this week’s #FoodFriday list once again has us singing the praises of warming bowls. @plantpowred created and then photographed an amazing soup with a coconut and turmeric broth. The trouble with being an Instagrammer is that you have to get a great photo before you are allowed to eat!  



We understand that not all of our readers are in colder climates, so let’s take a salad break. @paprikabitez shared this delectable apple salad on Instagram and color us impressed because it looks tempting. Any salad recipe that includes avocado is perfectly OK with us.  



Next time you are in the mood for a burger that packs a punch, take inspiration from this beauty shared by @nolostsoul over on Instagram this week. The perfect looking patty is packed with black beans, chickpeas, jackfruit, mushrooms, kale, onions, and peppers. Highly nutritious and highly delicious.  

Hopefully, our top 5 Instagram picks this week will work to inspire you in the kitchen. We are excited to be back with another list of vegan masterpieces next Friday.  

You can join the fun of our weekly celebration of everything vegan by posting your top food photos on Instagram using the hashtag #FoodFriday. Your plant-based delights might just make it onto our list.  

Be sure to check out our upcoming Vegan Culinary Cruises adventures for 2020 if you have been inspired by these tasty vegan masterpieces. We always put exquisite vegan cuisine at the core of every one of our vegan cruises!  

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