Once the decision has been made to become vegan, we believe the key to staying on a vegan diet is having a wide variety of meals that satisfy your ‘taste’ as well as provide the nutrition that you need. Recipes that offer a variety of colors, flavors and textures will help to sustain your enthusiasm and interest in being a vegan. We especially enjoy meals from many different cultures around the world. In fact, many times we plan meals for the week by thinking “tonight we’ll eat Mexican, tomorrow French, and the next night maybe Oriental”. We also consider a full range of carbohydrates - one night pasta, another rice a third night potatoes, etc. including all the nutritional staples of grains, legumes (beans), green and leafy vegetables, fruit and nuts. We have found that having a variety of delicious tasting meals makes a big difference.
Sicilian Pasta with Eggplant, Basil and Soy Cheese. This classic meal tastes great in any season. We were happy to use our own eggplants from the garden, just rather sad that we don’t have more, but looking forward to next spring when we begin again to grow this wonderful vegetable.
Serves 2 people
For the Ingredients:
1 large handful spaghetti pasta (enough for 2 people)
Olive Gnocchi with Parsley-thyme Sauce(vegan) Recipe by Veganlicious
Enjoying your own freshly made gnocchi is always a treat, but even more so when the olives are special treats from France. Nyons is famous for it’s olives and olive oil. This year on our fall vacation, we made a point to bring back some of the specialties from the area.