Veganism is not everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who take on this lifestyle, the beginning can be incredibly challenging and demanding. With the plan of helping new vegans get on the right track but also helping those who wish to make some changes in their diets, I am sharing with you my three favorite recipes that transform non-vegan meals into completely cruelty-free food.
Tuna sandwich = Chickpea sandwich
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 4 tablespoons vegan mayo
- ½ onion
- ½ cucumber
- 1 small clove of garlic
- Salt and pepper
Rinse the chickpeas thoroughly and put them into a food processor. Blend for a couple of seconds or until they are no big chunks. However, the consistency shouldn’t be very smooth. A couple of lumps will give the “tuna” a nice texture. A potato masher or a fork can also be used as an alternative. Grate the garlic, chop the onion into tiny pieces and together with the mayonnaise add them to the chickpea mixture. Season with salt and pepper and you are ready to start assembling the sandwich. Spread a thick layer of the vegan tuna and put on top of it thinly sliced pieces of cucumber. You are free to add any other veggies of choice.
Egg scramble = tofu scramble
Wrap the tofu with a couple of pieces of paper towel, or even better, a dish towel, and put some heavy item on top such as a pan to drain the tofu as much as possible. Leave it to drain for at least 5-10 minutes. Once this step is done, crumble the tofu with your fingers into a frying pan, add all the seasonings and fry for 7-8 minutes. Don’t forget to stir continuously. Drizzle a little bit of ketchup or sriracha on top and serve it with a slice of toast.
Beef sliders = jackfruit sliders
- 1 can of jackfruits (make sure they are covered in water rather than syrup)
- 5-6 tablespoons barbeque sauce
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
Rinse the jackfruit carefully, remove the tough part of the fruit and shred it with your hands. Then dry it with a dish towel and season the jackfruit with all the spices. Heat some olive oil in a pan and start frying the jackfruit. Cover it with barbeque sauce and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes at low heat with constant stirring. On the top bun of the burger put some mayo, ketchup, mustard, or whatever sauce you like. Place a generous amount of jackfruit on the bottom bun. Your vegan sliders are ready to be devoured.