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Healthy Ten Minute Vegan Recipes

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Happy New Year, people! I know you hear this all the time but WHERE IS THE TIME GOING?! It’s insane how fast time goes by, you feel me? Honestly don’t even know where 2018 went! 

It is crazy though when I think about some of the things that happened this year. One of the main things that I accomplished was opening up a vegan cafe. This time last year, I was working super extra hard to get everything launched! So if I think about the cafe and how it all happened only a year ago, it seems that time didn’t go by fast. Isn’t the concept of time strange? 

Anyway, today I’m showing you guys three different recipes that are perfect for those busy and lazy days. These are extremely easy and require very little skill in the kitchen – sound familiar? Yup, pretty much 90% of the recipes you will find here like this (lol). 

Vegan Cold Soba Noodle Salad

These recipes are to show you guys that eating healthy and delicious vegan meals does not have to be timely or costly! It’s so easy and if you are embarking on a vegan journey for the first time, please give these a go. 

I always like to make sure that the meals I eat or show you guys contain a healthy grain, a plant-based protein source and some veggies. Believe it or not, it’s not hard to get all that on a plant-based meal. 

Watch the video embedded above to see how I made these dishes and scroll down for the written recipes! 


Easy Homemade Beans on English Muffin 

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 tomato 
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans (canned or cooked)
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste 
  • smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt or garlic powder – season with salt later 
  • dash of maple syrup – optional
  • 1 English Muffin, toasted
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 ripe avocado, sliced 

Instructions:

  1. Dice onion and tomato. 
  2. Add a small amount of oil on a frying pan on medium high heat and add onion and tomato. Cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  3. Add in the beans, smoked paprika, garlic salt and maple syrup. 
  4. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes. Give it a taste and adjust flavours if necessary. 
  5. Place on top of an open English muffin and add some salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Top with sliced avocado (optional) and serve immediately! 

Chickpea Guacaroni 

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1 serving whole wheat macaroni 
  • 3/4 cup chickpeas, cooked
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp diced onion (optional)
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt or garlic powder 
  • 1/2 bell pepper or handful of cherry tomatoes 
  • optional: chopped cilantro
  • optional: nutritional yeast
  • salt & pepper to taste 

Instructions:

  1. Cook macaroni according to instructions. 
  2. Meanwhile, mash your chickpeas with a fork (or a food processor). If you’re lazy to do this, you can just skip this step and throw in the chickpeas whole. 
  3. Mix in and mash the ripe avocado. 
  4. Add in onion, lemon juice, garlic salt, bell pepper and cilantro and mix well.
  5. Once macaroni is cooked, drain and rinse thoroughly under cold water. 
  6. Add macaroni into the avocado and chickpea mixture and mix well. 
  7. Top with nutritional yeast if you’d like, add salt & pepper to taste and enjoy! 

Soba Noodle Salad with Edamame Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving soba (buckwheat) noodles 
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 carrot
  • Sauce recipe:
    • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce or equivalent
    • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
    • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup 
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp ground ginger 
    • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil 
  • 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame beans, thawed
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional topping: chopped green onion

Instructions:

  1. Cook noodles according to instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, chop bell pepper and carrots in thin, long pieces (watch video to see how I chopped)
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients together until well-combined. 
  4. When noodles are done cooking, drain and rinse thoroughly under cold water. 
  5. Add noodles, veggies and sauce into a bowl and mix well. 
  6. Top with toasted sesame seeds and green onion and you are ready to devour! 
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