A few years ago cheese and I decided to break it off. After almost 25 years of sweet dairy goodness, my body decided it didn’t want to digest dairy the same way. It forced me to revise my diet and learn to eat dairy-free items in order to feel better.
I try to maintain a dairy-free lifestyle especially when I make dinners each week. Today I am going to share 5 of my favorite Vegan-Friendly recipes. I guarantee you’ll try them and be hooked!
I was devastated to give up mac and cheese with my dairy-free lifestyle but then I came across this masterpiece. Kathryn Budig’s Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese is the perfect replacement for a childhood favorite. This recipe is filled with all sorts of yummy spices: cajun, paprika and chipotle. Think of it as adult mac and cheese! It’s a bit time consuming to make so I usually make it for Sunday night dinners.
Zoodles are a big new craze in the realm of cooking. They are a healthier alternative to pasta and it gets you to eat your veggies! This Zucchini Basil Casserole recipe is easy to make and super yummy. It’s a weeknight favorite of mine. Grab the biggest zucchinis you could spiralize and get to work! It pairs nicely with the panko bread crumb topping.
Mexican food was a big part of my childhood. My parents are to thank for that! But it probably already led me to my dairy intolerance. This Crispy Black Bean Taco recipe is perfect one to still enjoy Mexican without the tummy ache. The avocado lime sauce is super creamy without an dairy additives.
This colorful recipe is just what I needed for a Meatless Monday meal! I love the balsamic dressing on top mixed with the flavors of each vegetable. I pair mine with white or brown rice for a meal. If you’re a fan of stir fry try this recipe out!
Now this original recipe calls for cream cheese. The trick is to use Toufutti Vegan Cream Cheese! The consistency of it is exactly the same as regular cream cheese and it adds the right amount of creaminess to this dish. I love orzo pasta. Any chance I can make a dish with it I do. The flavors in this dish are incredible.
Do you have a vegan-friendly recipe you can recommend? I am always looking for new recipes to try and review.