Vegan Fix: My 5 Favorite Hearty Vegan Recipes

Okay, when I first became a vegan I was petrified that I would never be able to enjoy a “hearty” meal again.  Gone were the days of feeling fully satisfied and enjoying a GREAT dinner after a long day, but I was SO wrong!  Even you are you aren’t vegan yet or you still considering going vegan, give one of these recipes a try!  While they are not all my hearty vegan recipes, they are all delicious and well worth a shot!

P.S. The names of all the recipes are links to the original site with more great stuff from the creators and chefs!

1) Kitchen Queen’s Mac and Cheese!

Vegan Mac and Cheese

I’m lucky enough to be part of a huge network with the publisher of the Kitchen Queen Eats Clean Blog!  Lauren is absolutely amazing and her recipe for Mac and Cheese is out of this world, 100% vegan, and PACKED with vitamin B12 – a total win!  What I like to do is follow here recipe to a T, then at the end I mix in a cup or two of peas!  I know it sounds crazy but sweet peas and savory mac and cheese makes for an amazing combo, visit her site to get the full recipe!

2. The Vegan Stoner’s Peanut Stew

Peanut Stew

Okay when I first read about peanut stew on the site, I was not quite sure it was going to be good!  Seriously mixing Peanut Butter with tomatoes?   Oh my goodness was I 100% wrong! Seriously this was an AMAZING dish that I would end up making again and again!  I even made it for a party it it went over really well!

One thing I do change, I’m not a big red onion fan so that is omitted in my version of the recipe!  Visit the Vegan Stoner’s Blog to get this awesome recipe!

3. Damned Delicious’s Quinoa Chili

Quinoa Chili

Okay a quick note that the recipe on the site is not 100% vegan it does include cheese and sour cream as toppings so I just omit those to keep it veg friendly!  But when I tasted this fine piece of heavenly bliss, I couldn’t fault the recipe for… well anything!  That picture is some of that chili topped on baked potato, so it’s a vegan chilli stuffed baked potato, the potato and the chili are super easy and amazingly simple!  The recipe says to cook on the stove top but I simply make it in a slow cooker all day and let the flavors meld!  If you want the full recipe you can visit Damned Delicious Here!

4. Chef Chole’s Hawaiian Sloppy Joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes

A few weeks into my journey I was dying for a big Sloppy Joe sandwich – hey I can have cravings right!  Anyways I stumbled up this killer Recipe from Chef Chole!  I’m sharing her pic because mine didn’t come out nearly as pretty but I would venture to guess it’s was just as delicious!  The best part?  It uses soy sauce which I have a minor addiction with so I was very happy to taste the amazing vegan sandwich and feel full and satisfied when I was done!  To get the full recipe visit Chef Chole’s awesome site!

5. My Portabella Mini Pizzas!

Vegan Portabella Pizza

Alright I’ll finish with a little shameless self promotion!  This little pizza takes the cake in my opinion, it’s got a creamy cashew cheese sauce, roasted veggies and it’s 100% plant-based, it’s a healthy tasty pizza and that really got my mind going!  Full disclosure the sauce recipe I posted is pretty good but it being tweaked a little every time I make it so feel free to use your own favorite vegan pizza sauce recipe – or store bought if you’re looking for convince! I’ve got the whole recipe in this post over here!

So now it’s your turn Comment Below with your favorite hearty vegan friendly recipe!

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