Been thinking of switching to a vegetarian diet? How about going a step further and adopting the vegan way of life? Veganism is defined as the type of vegetarian diet which excludes eggs, meat, dairy products and other animal-procured products. Nowadays, being vegan has become more of a lifestyle choice than just a diet. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 2017 is officially the year of vegan and new food trends prove that more and more people are avoiding animal-derived ingredients, which are cruelly produced, unhealthy and environmentally devastating. Following suit, we present our 10 best vegan recipes that will make vegan look delish.
Yes, we do agree there are a few challenges when it comes to leading a vegan diet since the choices are so limited. However, who said that you cannot prepare interesting food by daring to explore and thinking out of the box? Take a look and cook up!1. Vegan Chocolate Ice CreamRecipe by Chef Lynn Pereira
This Chocolate ice-cream will satiate your palates to the fullest Photo Credit: Instagram/thoseveganguysblog
Do you love ice cream but can't have it because you are lactose intolerant? Worry not. Vegan chocolate ice cream is here to the rescue. Chocolate ice-cream made with almonds and bananas will end up satiating your palates to the fullest.2. Vegan Almond MilkRecipe by Dr. Kavita Reddy
Almonds, poppy seeds and cardamom makes for enhanced frothy milk
Almonds, poppy seeds and cardamom make for an enhanced frothy milk, which you will love. Nutritious and tasty, almond milk is a great substitute for cow's milk for people who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan diet. If you haven't tried it yet, get going!
3. Dates and Figs FudgeRecipe by Plavaneeta Borah
Make this sinful recipe with dates, figs and peanut butter
Looking for some sweet indulgence? You don't have to look at the refrigerator anymore. You will love this sinful recipe which brings together dates, figs and peanut butter to make just the perfect dessert without hampering your vegan diet.4. Vegan Gajar Ka HalwaRecipe by Chef Meenu Nageshwaran
Here's for you the vegan version of 'gajar ka halwa' made with fresh almond milk.
If you are one of those who love binging on desserts, you would know one cannot miss Gajar ka Halwa. Surprised to see it in this list? Who would have thought that this indulgent dessert, traditionally laden with clarified butter and evaporated milk could be adapted to a dairy free version that tastes just as delectable. Here's for you the vegan version of Gajar ka Halwa made with fresh almond milk.5. Greek Style PizzaRecipe by Chef Abdul Kareem
We promise this would be as binge-worthy with every bite you take and wouldn’t regret a bit.
If pizza is your thing but cheese is stopping you from eating it, then this light and flavourful vegan pizza, which is made from scratch and topped with fresh avocado, zucchini, bell peppers and olives, is just the perfect bet for you. We promise this would be as binge-worthy with every bite you take and you wouldn't regret a bit.6. Badaam Ka SharbatRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Super nourishing drink bursting with fragrant flavours of almonds, cardamoms and kewda
A super nourishing drink bursting with fragrant flavours of almonds, cardamoms and kewda
, Badaam ka Sharbat is the right beverage for this season. Any pluses? It is super healthy and delectable at the same time. We are sure you don't want to miss this.7. Creamy Boursin-Style SpreadRecipe by Chef Meenu Nageshwaram
Make your breads a little more lively and fun with Boursin spread Photo Credit: Instagram/armandinescissorhands
Make your breads a little more lively and fun. This creamy Boursin-style spread is absolutely addictive and delicious on your favourite crackers or bread. It makes an absolutely fantastic spread for a sandwich and great for crudities.8. Tofu and Cashew MayonnaiseRecipe by Chef Seema Chandra
Enjoy Tofu and cashew mayonnaise without any eggs
Imagine a mayonnaise without a drop of oil! Don't believe us? Well, here it is then. Tofu and cashew mayonnaise without any eggs, totally vegan and can be eaten without even a pinch of guilt.9. Dates and Cashew Vegan BallsRecipe by Plavaneeta Borah
This energy booster is the perfect snack to nibble on
This energy booster is the perfect snack to nibble on. Loaded with the goodness of dates, cashew nuts and coconut, you can also throw in some seeds of your choice.10. Soy, Custard Apple and Peach MilkshakeRecipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
A creamy thick concoction made of custard apple, peach and soya milk Photo Credit: Instagram/chickfila
A creamy thick concoction made of custard apple, peach, soya milk, ice cubes and some mint leaves, this milkshake is bound to leave you asking for more.
We are sure these toothsome recipes have left you craving for some. Vegan or not, you would love to try these recipes right now. Do tell us which one tops your list and how you liked them.For the latest food news, health tips and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.