Tofu Popcorn Chicken Bites

tofu popcorn chicken RSThis is one of the first vegan dishes I tried and my first attempt at using tofu and I love it!  This recipe is very versatile. You can use the tofu as crumbles and place in a salad, lettuce wrap, or sandwich. You can make “chicken” strips or nuggets. You can also fry it up in a pan to make it a bit more crispy.

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Valentine’s Day is only a few short days away and if you want to surprise your honey with a great vegan feast to celebrate your love, check out the list below. Everything below is pretty easy to make, so set the mood and enjoy the day!

Appetizer: Watermelon Mango Salsa

Watermelon-Mango-Salsa

Source: Nicole Perry

You may not have the opportunity to travel to a tropical island for Valentine’s Day but this salsa infused with watermelon, cucumber, and mango will taste like you’re on a tropical vacation. Serve this to your honey while you’re finishing up dinner.

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Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

I’ve never been a big mayonnaise lover but I made this recipes as a complement to a pasta dish I was trying out and I absolutely fell in love with it. You can add this condiment to anything including pasta, veggie burgers, or just use it as a dip. Plus it’s super easy to make! Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Spinach & Chickpea Stuffed Shells

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I tried this recipe for the first time last week and I love it! In this recipe we basically use chickpeas as a base to make a vegan ricotta cheese. And who doesn’t love a stuffed shell! This is very filling and although you’re blending the ingredients, it has a slightly crunchy flavor to it.

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Vegan Side Dish: Pasta Salad

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I like to show off common dishes that carnivores eat all the time, when I can. Whenever I’m invited to a BBQ, chances are I’m bringing this dish. I admittedly stole this recipe from my mother and it’s a common dish that always shows up at large home functions and gatherings. This is a quick and easy dish that will show your friends and family that we as vegans eat more than just “rabbit food”!

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Sweet and Sour Eggplant over Brown Rice

Sweet & Sour Eggplant over Brown Rice

Sweet and Sour Eggplant over Brown Rice

This is one of my favorite recipes since turning veganish. I even got a few hard core carnivores to eat this during Christmas dinner. It’s an awesome combination of flavor including sweet, sour, salty with a touch of spicy. The eggplant gives a great meaty texture for those looking to substitute vegetables as a main dish.

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