24 Apr Vegan Comfort Food
Vegan comfort food is ideal especially during the rainy cold seasons. It is ideal after a rough, day or after going through a difficult patch. Nothing makes you feel better than some well-done comfort food. Vegans get to indulge in comfort foods without compromising the integrity of veganism. Here are some vegan comfort foods that you can try out.
Mac ‘n’ cheese
Everybody loves Mac ‘n’ Cheese right? Well, I like to think so. Just because you are vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this traditional comfort food. As long as you use vegan cheese then you are good to go. You can make your own vegan mac ‘n’ cheese or buy a box of Vegan cheddar mac & cheese by Earth Balance. You can also buy the vegan white cheddar variety if you prefer. Better yet, if this particular product is not available in your local store, you can order through Amazon.
Potato skins are the best even for non-vegans. While the regular ones have real bacon, you can make your own using nondairy cheese, vegan sour cream and vegan bacon bits. This comfort food can take me through a rainy stormy night and a night away from bae. It’s the perfect comfort food.
Fried chicken and mashed potatoes
You read right, chicken! Before becoming a vegan, I loved southern fried chicken. It was the hardest thing to give up and I honestly never thought I’d taste anything as nice until I discovered Seven Grain Crispy Tenders by Gardein’s. They are really easy to prepare and are available in a good number of grocery stores. Mashed potatoes blend perfectly with crispy tenders. You can make this dish even more exciting by throwing in some Original Pillsbury Crescents or buttermilk biscuits.
There are simple recipes online for grain crispy tenders, buttermilk biscuits, original crescents and vegan mashed potatoes. Make sure to look for recipes from vegan sites. That way you won’t have to stress on whether the ingredients listed are purely vegan or not.
BLAT stands for vegan bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato sandwich. It is heavenly, to say the least. It’s also super easy to prepare and a great snack to carry to work or school. Make sure to use vegan bread for your comfort sandwich. This sandwich has many times helped me kick out the Monday blues.
Nothing makes a cold night warm and cozy like a bowl of chili. If you are not a fan of spices fret not because chili can be as mild or as hot as your heart desires. Because it’s made from beans, it is full of protein which provides you with the energy not just to keep warm but stay active after. You can get a recipe online and make your own chili if you’ve never done it before.
If you’re not much of a cook, then Amy’s canned vegan chili is a perfect alternative. It’s all vegan and available in a majority of grocery stores. If you can’t find Amy’s vegan chili then the Hormel’s vegetarian chili will make a good alternative.