15 vegan recipes my mom makes that will blow your mind

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These 15 vegan recipes my mom makes bring a fresh perspective to plant-based eating. From hearty main dishes to light snacks, there is something for every occasion. The recipes are straightforward and use everyday ingredients, making them accessible for everyone. Get ready to enjoy meals that are both wholesome and delicious.

A plate of creamy fettuccine alfredo garnished with chopped parsley.
Vegan Alfredo Pasta. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice

A bowl of Thai jasmine rice and chili peppers.
Fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Cooking up a batch of Fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice provides a solid base for various meals throughout the week. It’s easy to prepare, and its subtle, sweet aroma pairs nicely with bold spices and hearty vegetables. It’s a staple in our kitchen, standing as a reliable partner to curries and stews. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to ensure there’s always something nourishing ready to go.
Get the Recipe: Fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice

Egg Rolls

Vegan egg rolls in a wooden tray.
Egg Rolls. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Mom’s Egg Rolls have become a much-anticipated treat at family gatherings. They’re packed with fresh veggies, proving that you don’t need meat to make these rolls shine. Wrapped in a crispy shell, each bite delivers a satisfying crunch. They’re perfect as a starter or a snack anytime you’re craving something a bit indulgent yet wholly plant-based.
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Asparagus and White Bean Risotto

A bowl of asparagus and white bean risotto.
Asparagus and White Bean Risotto. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Our Asparagus and White Bean Risotto is a testament to how luxurious plant-based eating can be. Creamy without any dairy, it’s a dish that impresses guests every time it’s served. The combination of tender asparagus and hearty beans offers a fulfilling meal that’s both nutritious and comforting. It’s a favorite for when you want something special without too much fuss.
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Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Vegan chicken nuggets in a bowl with dip.
Vegan Chicken Nuggets. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Vegan Chicken Nuggets made at home are a game-changer. Not only do they skip the additives found in store-bought versions, but their crispy exterior and tender inside also make them an instant hit with both kids and adults. Perfect for dipping or as part of a larger meal, they’re a versatile option that’s surprisingly easy to whip up. Honestly, you might end up preferring these over the traditional chicken version.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Vegetable Casserole

A baked casserole with a golden breadcrumb topping, garnished with fresh herbs.
Vegetable Casserole. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

There’s something incredibly comforting about a Vegetable Casserole, especially mum’s version. It’s a hearty, one-dish wonder that comes together with minimal effort but delivers maximum comfort. Packed with seasonal veggies and baked until bubbly and golden, it’s a staple for chilly evenings. Plus, it’s a great way to make sure you’re getting your veggies in a delicious way.
Get the Recipe: Vegetable Casserole

Baked Vanilla Donuts

A pile of vegan baked vanilla donuts.
Baked Vanilla Donuts. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Baked Vanilla Donuts don’t require a trip to the bakery; they can be made right at home. These treats are a hit for morning coffee or a sweet, after-dinner treat without the fuss of frying. Soft, sweet, and topped with a simple glaze, they remind us that sometimes the best pleasures are the simplest ones. And being vegan, everyone can enjoy them worry-free.
Get the Recipe: Baked Vanilla Donuts

Sweet Corn and Leek Risotto

Sweet corn risotto in a skillet on a wooden cutting board.
Sweet Corn and Leek Risotto. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

A dish that comes together to create a comforting, yet unexpectedly light meal. It combines the sweetness of corn with the subtle onion-like flavor of leeks in a creamy, rice-based dish. Perfect for a cozy night in, Sweet Corn and Leek Risotto is a dish that feels decadent while still being wonderfully wholesome. It’s certainly a fresh take on the classic risotto.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Corn and Leek Risotto

Vegan Ham

Vegan ham on a serving plate.
Vegan Ham. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Creating Vegan Ham may sound complex, but the results are nothing short of spectacular. It slices beautifully, making it a fantastic centerpiece for holiday meals or Sunday dinners. You’ll be surprised at how it manages to satisfy even the most devout meat eaters at the table, proving that plant-based alternatives can stand up to traditional favorites.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Ham

Baked Mushroom Rice

A plate of mushroom baked rice served next to a cast iron skillet.
Baked Mushroom Rice. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Baked Mushroom Rice is a dish that truly understands the assignment when it comes to delivering comfort in a bowl. Mushrooms lend an earthy flavor that complements the rice beautifully, resulting in a side dish that often steals the show. It’s a straightforward recipe that packs a punch of flavor, making it a reliable go-to for weeknight dinners.
Get the Recipe: Baked Mushroom Rice

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Mom’s Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese puts a seasonal twist on a classic comfort food. The pumpkin lends a creamy texture and a slight sweetness that balances the savory elements perfectly. It’s a warm, comforting dish that makes the most of seasonal produce while offering a hearty meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table. It’s a unique variation that brings a splash of color and nutrition.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Vegan Nut Roast

A plate with a nut roast and potatoes on it.
Vegan Nut Roast. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Vegan Nut Roast is a celebration of all things hearty and wholesome. Filled with a mix of nuts and spices, it’s rich, and satisfying, and proves that a plant-based roast can be just as festive as its meat-based counterparts. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a sumptuous Sunday meal, it’s a dish that brings everyone around the table for a slice.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Nut Roast

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air fried asparagus with garlic and parmesan on a white plate.
Air Fryer Asparagus. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Have you tried Air Fryer Asparagus? It turns this simple vegetable into a crispy, tender side dish in minutes. It’s a straightforward way to add a touch of elegance to any meal, bringing out the best in the asparagus without much oil. Perfect for those who love their veggies with a bit of crunch, it’s a method that’ll change the way you think about cooking greens.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Asparagus

Vegan Amaretti Cookies

Vegan Amaretti Cookies. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Vegan Amaretti Cookies are a real treat, bringing a bit of Italian bakery into the home without the need for eggs or dairy. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, they’re a perfect companion to your afternoon coffee or tea. Not overly sweet, they manage to capture the essence of the traditional cookie in a completely plant-based version.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Amaretti Cookies

Vegan Alfredo Pasta

A plate of creamy fettuccine alfredo garnished with chopped parsley.
Vegan Alfredo Pasta. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

This dish proves that you can indulge in creamy, dreamy pasta without any dairy. Vegan Alfredo Pasta is rich and satisfying, making it hard to believe it’s entirely plant-based. Perfect for a quick dinner that feels gourmet, it’s a dish that can win over anyone skeptical about vegan cuisine. It’s hard not to love something so comforting and creamy.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Alfredo Pasta

Almond Butter Bliss Balls

Almond Butter Bliss Balls. Photo credit: Two City Vegans.

Almond Butter Bliss Balls are the answer to your snack cravings. Easy to make in batches, they’re a perfect little pick-me-up during the day or after a workout. Packed with nutrients and flavor, they satisfy without weighing you down. Plus, they’re a sweet treat that you can feel good about indulging in.
Get the Recipe: Almond Butter Bliss Balls

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