Veg Coast Cook: Your mouth will water with these vegan recipes

People are sometimes afraid to try vegan food since there is no meat found in the ingredients. While this is true, it does not mean that the food will taste worse without the presence of meat! The goal of vegan cooking is to combine multiple ingredients and create a certain flavour that you can achieve without meat. So, if you are feeling adventurous, you should try cooking these delicious vegan recipes:

Homemade vegan burrito

Burritos are so easy to eat because of their form – a thick tortilla wrapped around a bundle of a plethora of ingredients. Moreover, the traditional burrito usually contains meat such as chicken, beef or pork. Although for this recipe, there will be none of them, and it will still taste delicious. 

To make a vegan burrito, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Your choice of rice (jasmine, black, red, brown, etc.)
  • Broccoli
  • Tortilla wrap
  • Chickpeas
  • Button mushrooms
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Black turtle beans
  • Avocado
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Hummus of your choice

Once you have all the ingredients, it is time to move on to preparation. Read the next section to see how you can make a vegan burrito:

  1. Cook your rice using a rice cooker. It is up to you how many cups you want to cook. Just make sure there is enough water to keep the cooked rice moist and soft.
  2. Boil the broccoli in a cooked state. Always keep an eye on them so that you can prevent over-boiling.
  3. Get a sheet of tortilla wraps and lay it flat on a plate. Get at least one or two scoops of rice and place them at the centre.
  4. Get creative with your placement! You can put the boiled broccoli on top of the rice. Aside from that, make sure to put a decent amount of mushrooms all over the tortilla wrap.
  5. Top it all off with a sprinkle of sriracha sauce on top.
  6. Once you are good with your fillings, it is time to wrap the tortilla and turn it into a burrito.
  7. First, fold the bottom part to the centre. Next, fold the sides to the centre. Then, roll the burrito to the top.
  8. It is up to you if you want to warm it in the oven, but you can eat it just as is.

Pesto pasta

Calling all pasta lovers because here is a pesto recipe just for you! This pasta flavour is vegan-friendly, and it allows you to become creative. You can add different toppings such as baby tomatoes, asparagus and more! 

Here are the ingredients for this recipe:

  • Pasta of your choice (500g)
  • Pesto sauce
  • Plant-based cheese
  • Soy milk
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Once you have all of the ingredients, you are now ready to prepare your pesto pasta. Read the next section for the step-by-step procedure:

  1. Get a deep pot and fill it with water. Boil it then add a tablespoon of salt and a dash of olive oil. 
  2. Once the water is boiled, add the 500g pasta of your choice. Boil it until al dente. Keep stirring the pasta so that they will not stick together.
  3. Turn off the heat once the pasta is cooked. Drain the water and set it aside.
  4. Mince the onion and garlic as preparation for sauteing. Get a pan, then add enough amount of olive oil.
  5. Add the garlic into the pan first and saute until it turns brown. Afterwards, add the onions and keep sauteeing until their colour turns clear.
  6. Chop the baby tomatoes in half, then add them into the pan.
  7. Pour the pesto sauce into the pan and stir everything together until well combined.
  8. Add the pasta into the mixture and make sure to mix the sauce until the pasta absorbs it all.
  9. Add a bit of plant-based cheese and soy milk to make the texture creamier. 
  10. Once you are happy with the combination, serve some pesto pasta on your plate, then add salt and pepper to taste.

Tofu and vegetables cooked in soy sauce

Are you looking for a recipe that is low in calories, and at the same time, is healthy? If so, then you should try this recipe! It only has around 100 to 200 calories per serving, which is good if you are watching your intake. Aside from that, the vegetables add taste and flavour to the whole dish.

To prepare this dish, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Tofu (you can have it soft or hard)
  • Soy milk
  • Red and green bell peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Rice (optional).

Once you have everything ready, continue reading to see the step-by-step instructions on how to cook this dish:

  1. Cut the vegetables into bite-size pieces. As for the garlic and onion, make sure to mince them for sauteing
  2. Depending on your liking, you can mash the tofu or cut it into cubes. 
  3. Get a clean pan and turn on the stove. Add an amount of olive oil enough to cover the whole pan. 
  4. Start sauteing the garlic and keep stirring until it turns brown. Afterwards, add the garlic and saute until the colour turns translucent.
  5. Add the tofu and vegetables into the pan.
  6. Get the soy sauce and make sure to add a teaspoon of soy sauce to the mixture.
  7. Stir everything together until they are all well combined.
  8. Taste the food to see if you need to add more soy sauce. If the level of saltiness is good for you, then leave it be.
  9. Next, add some soy milk to make it creamier. Make sure to add tablespoons instead of a cup so that you have full control of the texture.
  10. Once you are happy with how the dish looks, serve the dish with the rice of your choice.

Korean spicy tofu stew

Spicy food is always something that challenges your taste buds and lights a fire inside your body. That is why Koreans are big fans of this taste, which made them develop dishes and paste with a hot additive. One of their famous dishes is the Korean spicy tofu stew. Almost every actor and actress in Korean television dramas would always eat this, which made it popular with people.

If you are curious about how this dish tastes like, then read the list below to know its ingredients:

  • Soft tofu
  • Lentils
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Button mushrooms
  • Green onion
  • Gochujang sauce.

Once you have everything ready, it is time to cook the Korean spicy tofu stew! Read below to see its step-by-step instructions:

  1. Get a deep pot and boil some water. 
  2. Once boiled, add a tablespoon of gochujang sauce. If this is too spicy for you, adjust the amount of the sauce.
  3. Add the shiitake, button mushrooms and lentils. While they are cooking in the pot, mince the green onion, then add them into the pot.
  4. Afterwards, add the soft tofu into the mixture. Stir everything together until well combined.
  5. Once you are happy with how the dish looks, serve it on top of warm rice.

Why you should try vegan dishes

Being a vegan is a lifestyle that you need to commit to, but it does not have to be. This is the reason why most people are often discouraged from trying vegan dishes. They think that if they eat a bite, they need to be a vegan for life.

You should try vegan dishes because they are a great source of nutrients and vitamins. This food is good for your health, especially if you are not the type who likes vegetables. Eating vegan dishes is one way to convince your palate that vegetables taste delicious.

Additionally, having a vegan diet is helpful in weight loss. If you are planning to lose weight and change your lifestyle, then you should support your workouts with healthy food. On top of that, eating different colours of food can eliminate your habits of binge-eating and craving unhealthy meals.

Once you like the taste of vegan dishes, then that is the time for you to decide whether or not you want to be a vegan for the rest of your life!

About Veg Coast Cook

Veg Coast Cook is an online blog that consistently uploads vegan recipes. It is run by a group of individuals who are passionate about sharing their love for vegetables and plant-based ingredients. Aside from that, the blog also values the importance of animals in the ecosystem and why they should not be slaughtered. 

Veg Coast Cook is dedicated to providing a healthy choice for people who want to change their lifestyle. If you need healthy recipe ideas, feel free to visit the website and scour our blog articles. Everything you will see is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings!