7 Vegan Recipes to Keep You Cozy All Winter Long
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7 Vegan Recipes to Keep You Cozy All Winter Long
by Devineé, Move to Root
As the earth’s axis tilts away from the sun and its rays strike the ground at a shallow angle, the hours of daylight begin to diminish, the crisp air demands to be felt, and the vibrancy of former seasons is stripped away to reveal the most wonderful time of the year: winter!
To make up for the loss of warmth during these months, we begin to crave rich, decadent, and aromatic meals that soothe our souls and evoke a sense of comfort. But what truly makes this time of year so special is the opportunity to share these dishes with our friends and loved ones. Equally as fulfilling is the chance to show them that vegan winter recipes are just as delicious as their traditional counterparts.
Winter Vegan Recipes that Don’t Compromise on Traditional Flavor
Although many traditional winter recipes contain animal products, you can prepare the same meals with plant- and fungi-based alternatives (yep, there’s a difference) without compromising flavor. If you’re looking for the perfect vegan winter recipes to wow the crowd at your next holiday party or cozy up with solo on the couch, look no further! We have gathered seven comforting vegan dishes that are sure to satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike.
1. Scalloped Potatoes with Vegan Sausage Crumble
Warm, creamy potatoes are the epitome of winter comfort food. This Vegan Chive Scalloped Potatoes with Meatless Maple Sausage Crumble recipe, in particular, will coat your taste buds in delicate layers of rich, (dairy-free) buttery potatoes covered in a luxurious vegan cream sauce. The hint of chive from the addition of Nature’s Fynd Chive & Onion Dairy-Free Cream Cheese imparts the perfect “pop” of flavor. But, what truly elevates this vegan side dish recipe is the subtly sweet and savory maple sausage crumble. Made with Fy ProteinTM, this scrumptious fungi-based sausage is a complete protein that contains all of the amino acids our bodies need to flourish. Talk about delicious and nutritious! These creamy scalloped potatoes will have your guests coming back for seconds. View the full recipe here.
With its nostalgic appeal and irresistible aroma, chili is a must-have during the winter season—meatless chili, that is. What sets this Meatless Chili with Dairy-Free Crema apart from the rest is not only the synergistic blend of warming herbs and spices coupled with hearty vegetables and fiber-rich beans, but also the protein-packed vegan sausage that adds a satisfying dimension of texture and flavor. Topped with Nature’s Fynd Original Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, this vegan chili is a sure winner at any winter dinner party. View the full recipe here.
3. Vegan Miso Ramen
What better way to help your guests (or just yourself!) keep warm than with a steaming bowl of vegan soup! But not just any vegan soup. One spoonful of this Sesame Miso Ramen with Vegan Sausage will have your loved ones swooning over the deeply savory, umami-rich flavor. The miso broth is full of beneficial probiotics paired with pungent ginger, juicy vegan sausage, and fresh vegetables that make for the most delectable vegan miso soup. Whether you prepare it as an appetizer to excite your guest’s palates or as the main star of your dinner-for-one, this vegan miso ramen is the perfect soup to make all winter long. View the full recipe here.
4. Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes
If you thought baking a potato once was heavenly, wait until you sink your teeth into these Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes. Who knew that taking the flesh from an already baked potato and adding dairy-free cream cheese before baking it once more would produce a creamy, fluffy filling surrounded by a perfectly golden, crispy outer skin. Loaded with vegan cheese, scallions, and fungi-based sausage, this dish is the ultimate vegan comfort food. With only six simple ingredients, you can whip up these flavorful spuds for your winter gathering in no time. View the full recipe here.
5. Apple Fennel Slaw with Vegan Sausage
Planning the ideal menu requires an intricate balance of heavy and light dishes. If you’ve been searching for a pleasantly light vegan side dish to complement your main course, this tantalizing Apple Fennel Slaw with Crispy Vegan Sausage is the perfect solution. Dressed in a sweet and tangy lemon Dijon vinaigrette, finely chopped fennel and apple are tossed with tender vegan sausage to create a crisp, refreshing, and appetizing slaw. Your dinner guests will be so blown away that they won’t even realize it is completely animal-free. View the full recipe here.
6. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Is there anything more tempting than the sweet, cinnamony aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls straight out of the oven? Yes, actually, there is—the vegan version! These soft, delightful Vegan Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls ooze with rich, decadent icing made with Nature’s Fynd Original Dairy-Free Cream Cheese. Sprinkled with a generous amount of brown sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate chips, they are sure to impress everyone—young and old—at your next get-together. View the full recipe here.
7. Vegan Whoopie Pies
Whoopie! You’ve found the perfect dessert to bring to this year’s holiday party. Not only are these Vegan Red Velvet Whoopie Pies incredibly festive, but your guests will be impressed by the cloud-like filling sandwiched between two moist, velvety cakes that melt in the mouth with each and every bite. The secret to a light and fluffy filling is the combination of Nature’s Fynd Original Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla. The airy texture of these dreamy vegan whoopie pies will make guests feel like they are on cloud nine. Are the holiday parties already behind you? Don’t let that stop you. These whoopie pies are the perfect vegan treat to satisfy your sweet tooth all winter long. View the full recipe here.
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