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10 Recipes that will change your mind about veganism

There's a lot more to being a vegan than lettuce leaves and sprouts.

by: Tessa Purdon | 01 Nov 2017

It's no denying that this is the year of the vegetable! Chefs are giving it true pride of place and taking the time to appreciate their colours, provenance, magical nutritional qualities and versatility.

Food24 is also on the Green Monday bandwagon and you can read all about that here. The movement challenges you to have a "plant-based day" once a week; sans meat or any animal products.

No animal products, you say? In a meat-guzzling country like South Africa, it's not much of a surprise that there is a large degree of prejudice when it comes veganism. The common misconceptions are that vegans are part of some kind of freaky-deaky cult that only eat lentils and cabbages and carrot sticks dipped in hummus.

Not. The. Case.

Just take a look at some of the gorgeous vegan recipes on the site that just might change your mind if you're one of the doubtful skeptics.

1. Chocolate cake

2. Tuscan white bean pizza

3. Warm quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and a spicy citrus dressing

4. Vanilla French toast

5. Beer battered tempeh

6.  Easy brownies

Warm quinoa breakfast bowl

8. Wild mushroom risotto

9. Egg and dairy-free chocolate mousse

10. Roasted banana ice cream


15 Fabulous vegetarian and vegan restaurants to try in your city

Have you given up meat this year? Wanting to help heal the planet? Here's your guide to the best nature-loving cafés in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg. (Image on right: Orchard on Long | Image on left: Earthmother Organic) Sheckter's Raw, Sea Point Scheckter's Raw serves highly unique, gourmet health food, basically designer vegan dishes that will open your eyes to the possibilities that lie with plant-based food.

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