To celebrate Veganuary, we have chosen some fantastic Vegan recipes for you to try this month. You are guaranteed to love these recipes whether you are already on a plant-based diet or just staring out.
We recommend using sustainably sourced ingredients wherever possible and to also support local businesses in any way you can.
HOME MADE GRANOLA
Granola is a great healthy way to start your morning and making your own batch allows you to be creative and vary the ingredients and their quantities to your desire.
Have in the morning as a wholesome breakfast with your choice of plant based milk or non-dairy yogurt to keep you fuelled until lunchtime or as a snack through out the day.
Some non-dairy alternatives to regular yogurt are Soy yoghurt, Rice yoghurt, Arrowroot yoghurt and Coconut Milk yoghurt.
Click here for Jamie Oliver's Granola Recipe which will keep for 4 weeks.
SWEET POTATO SOUP
A very warming and comforting soup perfect for the winter season and made with affordable and healthy ingredients.
Great as a light lunch with your favourite bread or as a starter, it can also be frozen in individual portions for up to 3 months.
Sweet Potato, unlike the regular white potato, is counted as one of our 5 a day with the orange fleshed sweet potato being the most beneficial to our health.
Click here for the BBC Food recipe by Rachel Phipps.
Quinoa is a wonderful alternative to rice as it is Gluten Free, high in Protein and Fibre and it also has a low Glycemic Index (GI) which is good for blood sugar control.
Quinoa comes in two varieties: Red and White, and both can be combined together to make healthy great tasting meals.
Click here for a warm Roast Quinoa Salad recipe by Wallflower Kitchen.
AUBERGINE AND CHICKPEA CURRY
Image by BBC Food
If you fancy trying out your culinary skills at making an authentic curry, then this is a great recipe for you to try at home using fresh ingredients and actual curry masala rather than a sauce from the jar.
Hight in protein, Chickpeas are an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets and also help to improve digestion. Aubergines are a good source of vitamins B1, B6 and potassium. Combined together, these 2 ingredients make a very delicious and satisfying dish.
Click here for the BBC Good Food recipe by Sarah Cook.
Origins of Beauty is featured in this month's Vegan issue of the Natural Mumma Magazine. You can find us in the 'Natural Mumma Loves' feature and there are also interesting articles on Soy production, cruelty free fashion and the plant-based diet.
Happy New Year wishes from Origins of Beauty!