Weekly Round Up Allergy Series: Vegan Recipes

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I thought maybe I’d start this WRU with a helpful summary of what the definitions of vegan vs. vegetarian are as they can be quite confused and interchanged frequently. They are similar to many, but to others they are very different.

Let’s start with definitions:
Vegetarian – A person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.

Vegan – All of the above, but also avoid the use of all products tested on animals, as well as animal-derived non-food products, such as leather, fur and wool.

There are different variations on vegetarianism (such as including fish into their diets or allowing any milk products, but do not eat meat). Vegan is very strict and more of a lifestyle which includes their foods versus just the foods in a diet.

Okay! Now let’s get to the FOOD! This was rather fun and way easier than I thought it would be to find strictly vegan recipes, but they are very accessible and easy to find. Here are some of the ones I found the most appetizing and look amazing!

Vegetable Lasagna w/Ricotta Nut Cheese via LunchBoxBunch.com
Mango & Hatch Chile Pizza w/White Garlic Crust via Vegan Richa
Raw Ranch Veggie Wraps via Food and Yoga for Life

Charles's Vegan Fajitas

Vegan Fajitas via Charlie Harvey
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls via What Vegan Kids Eat

Don’t those look amazing?

I have a few recipes for vegans, too! Very easy (as always) and delicious!

Artichoke Salsa

Chickpea & Cucumber Salad
Very Veggie Pasta
Olive Tapenade Stuffed Shells (just take off the cheese or use vegan)
Cornmeal-Dusted Potato Wedges (sorry, sweetheart not included!)

I can’t wait to hear if my CDSM friends make any of these recipes. PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I love to hear how recipes go. Also, be sure to come back next week for the next part of my allergy series on nut-free recipes. YUM!