Vegans avoid harming and killing other animals whenever possible, be it in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, or the products we buy. With most people having three meals a day, what we eat has a big impact on animals.
Vegan food avoids animal products (their bodies, their milk, eggs, bones, veins, honey etc) in favour of vegetables, fruit, beans, rice, flavour, awesome points and deliciousness.
Try these great recipes recommended by members of the Invercargill Vegan Society!
Jordan’s Chilli Noodles
Do you like beans, noodles and vegetables, perhaps served with falafel? Then this is the recipe for you!
Macaroni Cheese (Vegan)
A straightforward Macaroni Cheese recipe that can be made in a slow cooker. With smooth cashew nuts, simply cook the pasta, blend and mix the ingredients together and let your slowcooker handle the rest. Delicious and low in fat.
Hare Krishna Kofta
A superb recipe “borrowed” from a Hare Krishna vegetarian cookbook! “Koftas are succulent, Indian-style vegetable balls that can be served soaking in sauce or smothered in gravy. ” Using chickpea flour, grated cabbage and cauliflower, you’ll create a miracle!
A great beginners recipe using Tofu, a good start to Vegan cooking. Tofu works well, alongside your favourite fresh and frozen vegetables. Serve over rice, or with noodles, its up to you :-)
A great “first vegan meal” for new vegans, nachos only require a few simple, cheap ingredients. A couple cans of Wattie’s Chilli Beans, tomatoes (fresh or canned), onion, carrot, vegan corn chips? Yup, you’re good to go :-)
Fancy things up with avocado, hummus, a side salad….and perhaps a mysterious ingredient named “Textured Vegetable Protein” TVP
Muesli with Soy Yoghurt
A simple treat for breakfast, using storebought muesli and Soy Yoghurt
Scrambled Tofu Masala
A great Indian style recipe using tofu seasoned with cumin, coriander, garam masala and turmeric spices. Accompany with store-bought-samosa!
Apple and Pear Crumble
A fun, simple vegan dessert using soy icecream and vegan custard. New Zealand’s iconic baking brand “Edmonds” make a custard powder which just so happens to be animal free.
Mixing with soymilk, you’ve got a cheap, sweet vegan custard to enjoy with apple peach crumble. If you want to be extra fancy, add shredded coconut and sultanas!
Moroccan Couscous With Chickpeas
A colourful dish with the warm flavours of prunes, tomato and spices, served with chickpeas and couscous. Great on a cold day :-)
Dan’s Fruitcake recipe
An incredibly simple cake which offers fantastic results!
Jordan’s Pumpkin Kumara Curry
Warm, golden and best served with marinated tofu
Katharine’s Cranberry and Cashew nut Roast
A treat for any Vegan potluck!
Raspberry Passionfruit Cheesecake
Simple, attractive, cheap to make yet with the richness you’d expect of a cheesecake dessert. This recipe was passed down to the Invercargill Vegan Society from our Seventh Day Adventist friends who run a weekly Vegan cooking class in Invercargill :-) How can we ever repay them?
Jordan’s Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon? Check. Walnuts? We got ’em. Raisins? Why not! Golden spirals of wonderment, best enjoyed in the garden with your Hen Friends :-)
Pepper Pita Pizzas
Three main ingredients. Pita bread for the base. Tomato paste to act as a flavoursome adhesive. Toppings ranging from vegetables to slices of vegan sausage. You can make these little pizzas as complicated or simple as you like :-) Here is another version, using avocado, hummus, sundried tomato, onions, zucchini……served with roasted kumara sweet potato cubes and coleslaw. Colourful, affordable, delectable!
Natalie’s Focaccia Bread
A great side dish and a superb way to impress your friends at a bar. “So, I was making Focaccia bread last night, as I often do…..” :-)
Easy Date Scones
A quick, fun recipe which can easily be made in twenty minutes from recipe to jam covered munching :-) Equally perfect for those impromptu potlucks or when introducing yourself to your new neighbours! We gave out scones for SIT’s Orientation Week Market Day 2014. Try serving with strawberry/raspberry jam and pear cream, a delicious dairy free topping included in the recipe. Simply blend canned pears, ground almonds and vanilla essence :-)
A simple recipe combining beans, tomato and coconut served with rice. While it simmers, enjoy photos of Jen’s trip to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, home of Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee studies!
Jordan’s “Grandmothers” Mint Chocolate Mud Cake
Passed down from Women’s Day magazine to Grandmother to Grandson – a new family tradition!
Jordan’s “American” Falafel Burgers
Sure you can get all fancy and use “proper” burger buns available at any supermarket for a couple bucks, but by using sandwich (or toast) bread you get a certain Freedom je ne sai quois :-)
Jay’s Banana Bread
Effective in “bread” form or as muffins with added chocolate chips! We’ve demonstrated these onstage at the Eco Show and posted them up north for the Auckland Vegan Potluck. The perfect banana related recipe, is there anything it can’t do?
If you are interested to see more everyday Vegan meals, here are some photos from Jen and Jordan as they moved into a new home. Lentil burgers, fried rice, marinated tofu, stirfrys, curries, pizzas, scones, nachos and more!
Other great websites and blogs for Vegan recipes
Try the best selling “Revive” cafe cookbooks. These can be found at any good bookstore across New Zealand, are easy to read and very colourful. We love them!
“Revive” cafes are run by members of the Adventist church. INVSOC is secular, but we appreciate their long history of vegetarianism and the many Adventist owned companies which make great vegan products available. We also attend the local Wicklow Street Adventist Church’s free vegan cooking classes!