From Tofu to Plant-Based ‘Beef’: Three Vegan Meal Ideas

Vegan dishes on a table
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Whether you鈥檙e flirting with Meatless Monday or have made permanent dietary decisions, vegan meals are a great way to broaden your palate and culinary skills. Here, we focus on three key vegan proteins鈥攑eas, tofu and plant-based 鈥渂eef鈥濃攁s a base for creative spring dishes and unexpected wine pairings.



Split Pea Dal with Pea Tendrils
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A Healthy, Vegan Split Pea Dal Recipe

This dal recipes incorporates, onions, sugar snap peas, rice and more into a delicious springy riff on split pea soup.

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Pressed Silken Tofu with Marinated Tomatoes and Nori Vinaigrette
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Simple Tofu Recipe with Marinated Tomatoes and Nori Vinaigrette

This easy-to-make tofu recipe comes together with a handful of ingredients that can be found Asian groceries or large supermarkets.

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Vegan shepard's pie
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How to Make Shepherd's Pie with Plant-Based 'Beef'

This riff on a classic Shepard's Pie opts for Beyond or Impossible 'meat' rather than traditional beef to create a filling vegan delight.

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Published on May 5, 2022