Vegan Easter recipes! |Masterpost

Easter is just around the corner, and i thought i would share some of the Easter food ideas i have! Of course, what you eat for Easter depends on what country you live in, so these are typical Swedish dishes!

However even if you don’t live in Swden you can still give some of these ideas a go 🙂 Try something new and impress others with some delicious vegan food!

If you try any of these recipes, or get inspired by some of these recipes don’t forget to let me know or tag me on Instagram 🙂 

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Skagentårta

Bread with skagenröra (a tofu/”caviar” mix)  (You can see/buy the vegan caviar, here)

 

Vegan meatballs – Made from Anamma vegan mince.

Recipe: around 400g formbarfärs, 1 small yellow onion; diced, 1/2tsp soja sauce, 2-3tsp mustard, around 3tbsp bread crumbs, salt & pepper.

Allow the vegan mince to defrost completely until sticky (around 1-2 hours in room temperatur). Then mix together all the ingredients, form into balls and fry in some oil – making sure to fry all sides!

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Kale and tofu pie

“Oumph” ribs

 

Vegan pickled “herring” i.e using aurbergine or tofu! (In Sweden this is a common dish for Easter, however i am not a huge fan of this dish so i haven’t recreated it myself, so linking to Jävligt Gott instead which has a recipe for this!)

Carrot lox (i.e “salmon”) – recipe from Delightful vegans

 

SIDE DISHES:

 

Puffpastries ex with spinach, tofu, cream cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Or mushroom, thyme and garlic.  Carrots, thyme, vegan feta cheese.

Potato gratin

Beetroot salad

Caramellized carrots & parsnip

Boil/steam carrots and parsnips for a few minutes until slightly soft. Then, in a frying pan or in the oven, cover the carrots and parsnips in a mix of syrup & margarine(melted) and fry until glazed, or bake in the oven at 200C for 10-20 minutes. (*note, can add a little balsamic vinegar to the mix as well, or use sugar instead or syrup, or oil instead of margarine).

Roasted potatoes

Bake in the oven around 30-40 minutes at 220 C. Cover the potatoes in some oil, salt and seasoning before hand! Flip/rotato the potatoes after half the time.

Roasted asparagus

Baked cauliflower with tahini, almonds and cranberries

 

Potato salad

Savoury stuffed dates

Baked celery root with hazelnuts, onion and tomatoes

Carrot bread

 

DESSERT:

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Carrot cake with lemon frosting

Chocolate coffee cake!

Oreo Mousse cake

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Snickerscake

Mango cheese cake

 

HOME MADE “CANDY” IDEAS:

 

Cookie dough balls

Chocolate-coconut balls

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Chocolate covered Pb filled dates

Home made daim

Vegan kitkats (homemade!)

 

Oreo truffle cake pops

2 ingredient chocolate truffles

Vegan ferrero rocher

 

Similar posts: Vegan Christmas food ideas

Lunch/dinner ideas,

 

Vegan sandwich toppings/fillings

As i missed posting a meatless monday recipe yesterday, i thought i would give you a few ideas/recipes today instead! 🙂

When it comes to sandwiches it can be easy to eat the same topping all the time and forget what variations there maybe, or just forget about different combinations, so here are some sandwich toppings you might want to relive and re-eat again!

 

Of course i have to start off with hummus, but you can have all different flavours of hummus and can add alfalfa sprouts to add crunch or some salt or chilli pepper flakes! (hummus recipes here )

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PB and J i.e peanut butter and jelly/jam! The most typical sandwich combination there is, but it’s an amazing combination so no wonder it’s a favourite amongst many! Try with different nut butters, different jams or jellys and try toasting the bread, adding the PB and J and even adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it more like dessert – if you use the right type of bread which is soft and fluffy!

Avocado – Avocado with cream cheese. Avocado with sea salt or herb salt. Avocado with lots of salad, cucumber, sprouts!

Vegan butter and cheese sandwich. There is a wide range of vegan cheese and butter available and you can even make your own butter or cheese at home, so don’t feel like you have to miss this combination even if you are vegan. And you can make toasties as well. Or you can add vegan ham, vegan bacon, salad and the list goes on!

Home made potato salad and vegan cheese. I don’t know if it was just my family or if it’s a common combination, but when i was younger i used to eat potato salad and cheese in my sandwiches for school. I LOVED the combo, and i just remembered now that it can also be eaten vegan style. Making your own potato salad doesnt have to be hard – boil potatoes, chop into small squares, using some oat cremefraiche and some thick vegan yoghurt or mayonnaise and add seasonings, maybe some leek and mix together… of course it might take some trial and error to get the perfect consistency and taste, but i’ve made potato salad before (vegan) and it turned out amazing!

Tofu scramble, tofu nuggets, fried tofu. If you want toast with baked beans and scrambled eggs, you can make it vegan by using tofu scramble!! Or if you are making a wrap or a baguette then maybe some fried tofu with salad and sauce or tofu nuggets with barbeque sauce and veggies is a combo you can eat!

Vegan BLT/FLT. If you love the BLT combo then you can make your own vegan version using facon i.e fake bacon either with rice paper, seitan, store bought fake bacon or tofu bacon and then of course lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise or cream cheese!

Bread with different sauces/fillings such as beetroot salad, aubergine mix, chickpea curry, tofu mix etc  These exact measurements to these mixes will have to be googled, but usually its just vegetable of choice, some form of vegan mayonnaise and creme fraiche, seasoning and letting it sit for a while so that all the flavours mix together!

Toastie such as the vegan triple oumph melt toast i created. I.e oumph (i recommend pulled oumph!) but you can use pulled jack fruit or seitan or pulled oats as well! recipe here

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Sweet toast with vegan nutella! Or try peanut butter and banana or tahini with banana and cinnamon!

Vegan Banh Mi – lots of vegetables and tofu!

Meatless-meatball sub – Either make your own or buy meatballs, and then it’s just to add the rest of your fillings such as some type of tomato sauce and veggies and into a baguette or pita bread!

Garlic bread. This isn’t so much of a sandwich topping, but it’s still a bread filling!

Falafel wrap – Doesn’t need much of a description but falafels, lettuce, tomatoes, kebab sauce in a wrap or pita bread!! 

 

These are some of the sandwich combos i could think of now, but you can read more HERE

Do you have a favourite sandwich combo? Or any strange combos which others might want to try!

 

 

Meatless Monday recipe: Cinnamon baked sweet potato and home made hummus

I thought i would start with a new weekly “trend” post which will be a Meatless Monday recipe each Monday. Of course there will also be recipes throughout the week, but i will try my best to post a recipe each Monday which will encourage you to go meat free either that day or throughout the week 🙂

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I unfortunately haven’t done much recipe testing lately and my the autumn inspired root vegetable meals didn’t go so well as i just baked them in the ovenand didn’t do anything new. But i thought i would share my new favourite which is cinnamon baked sweet potato and a hummus recipe!

Sweet potato:

Chop into small pieces, or whatever size/shape you like.

Add salt, cinnamon and can add sugar/sweetener if you are going to eat it as a sweet dish, otherwise skip the sweetner. Add oil such as coconut oil. Mix together and place on a baking sheet.

Into the oven c.a 20-25 minutes on 225 degrees.

Extremely simple to make but also my favourite way to eat sweet potato. The crunch and softness, it never fails!

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The recipe for hummus:

1 can chickpeas (minus the brine), c.a 350-400g

Tahini, 2-3 tbs (should be a runny tahini)

Garlic cloves c.a 2-3 

Lemon juice, c.a 1-2 tsp 

Olive oil, c.a 100ml

Salt for taste and can add coriander & cumin etc

Mix it all together in a food processor until it is smooth i.e shouldnt have “solid” pieces of chickpeas left, so mixing time can vary from  2 minutes to 5 minutes or more!

And you can find more ways/flavours to make hummus HERE

 

I combined the baked sweet potato and hummus to make an incredibly good salad consisting of salad leaves, sweet corn, beet root, avocado and a peanut butter “dressing”.

It doesn’t have to harder than this to make a delicious and filling meal. I also ate bread with more hummus to compliment this meal, which is a good way of protein combining as well as increasing the calories and protein intake of the meal. Otherwise you could always add some beans and/or tofu as well as some crisp bread or crackers to make it more of a “complete” meal!

Hopefully my weekly Meatless Monday recipe will inspire you to eat less meat and more vegan alternatives 🙂

Peanut butter baked tofu

As my previous post was a post about tofu and the benefits (and negatives), i thought i would share a recent recipe/food i ate which was peanut butter baked tofu.

The recipe is as simple as it sounds, but that’s what makes it perfect! Few ingredients, simple and a delicious thai inspired dish!

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Ingredients:

Firm tofu

Peanut butter – smooth works best

Ginger

Soy sauce

Little bit of sweet chili sauce and lime for taste. Can add a bit of sugar or example maple syrup if you want to make it just a little bit sweeter, however the sweet chilli sauce often has sugar and adds a bit of sweetness.

 

How to:

First begin with pressing the tofu so that it will take the flavour of the sauce better. Do this by putting something heavy over the tofu. Example, take out the block of tofu, place it on a plate and then some baking paper on top and then a heavy book or a huge iron pot ontop and let it press for 30- 60 minutes.

In the mean while, making the sauce. No exact ingredients, unfortunately but s.a 1/2 dl (50ml??) peanut butter and then just add the rest of the ingredients according to taste c.a 1-2 tbs of all the ingredients and c.a 1/2 tsb ground ginger.

Mix together and wait until the tofu is pressed.

When the tofu has been “pressed”, coat it into the pieces you want and coat with the sauce and place onto a baking sheet and bake c.a 30 minutes in 200 degrees celsius. Turn over the tofu after c.a 15 minutes!

If you have sauce over, coat even more once the tofu is finished baking.

Add noodles or vegetables or potatoes to complete the meal!!

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10 DIY vegan food hacks!!

Just some vegan food hacks you might want to try 🙂

1. Vegan Parmesan

Get the recipe.

2. Coconut Bacon

This savory recipe is sure to impress.

3. Almond Milk

Easy peasy. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Tofu Feta Cheese

This recipe is simple yet delicious.

5. Cauliflower Jerky

Get the recipe.

6. Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

Recipe.

7. Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

YUM!! Recipe here.

8. Easy Vegan Nutella

Put it on everything! Get the recipe here.

9. Simple Vegan Coconut Yogurt

Ready in 10 minutes. Recipe.

10. Easy Vegan Butter

Get the recipe.