It’s the start of a new year, and I know lots of you out there are trying to up your veggie intake! Here’s a helpful list of vegan recipes for beginners, so that you can dip your toes in for a test. Don’t worry, I made sure they’re convenient, easy-to-make and delicious, just for you!
I can’t have a list of vegan recipes for beginners without starting out with the first meal of the day! Here are some easy, quickly-made, or make-ahead recipes to get your morning going.
While dips are great for parties, finger foods are my favorite! These Pomegranate Persimmon Crostini are as delicious as they are gorgeous. Plus, VERY easy-to-make!
Although I ran a bit late in getting this recipe to you by NYE, I knew I had to share it anyway. It all started because I had some persimmons and pomegranates getting a bit dry on my countertop. (Doesn’t help that it’s 15% humidity, here in Vegas.) Thinking of ways to use them, I originally thought cake? But, with all of the parties lately, finger-food snacks took priority.
What’s easier than toasting some bread, cutting fruit, then serving it up? Not much, for sure! Plus, the slightly tart pomegranate arils complement the persimmon slices so perfectly. Lay them atop your favorite vegan cream cheese, garnish with mint, and finish with a drizzle of agave. Y’all. These flavors!!! I’m going to make pomegranate persimmon crostini for every fall/winter party, now.
If you’re worried about food allergies, sub the baguette slices with gluten-free bread pieces, or even lightly-salted crackers. Definitely consider getting some grill marks on either, because the contrast to the sweet fruits takes this up a notch. Also, as a short cut, you can buy packaged pomegranate arils so that you don’t have to deal with it.😂
Side note: I considered doing a recap post of 2018, but my mind isn’t quite there yet. I do miss inserting a little more of my going-ons into blog posts, though. I’ll need to do a reader survey and hear what you think! I’ll send it through my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up, you absolutely should.❤️
Now, go on and make these pomegranate persimmon crostini! Let me know what you and your friends think by tagging me everywhere @veganyackattack and #veganyackattack. Enjoy, and have a safe, happy New Year!
Gift giving can be hard, and when you get into the vegan niche it can become even more overwhelming! I’m here to help with my DIY Vegan Gift Guide, featuring homemade gifts, books, goodies, and more.
Now, I’ve done gift guides in the past, featuring some DIY tips, but I’m going gung-ho on this one! Of course, I’ve still included a few non-DIY gifts in this guide, for those how are fluent in the kitchen. But, I promise you, these are EASY PEASY! It also helps if you, or someone you know, has an herb garden. That way you can incorporate even more love into the ideas from this DIY vegan gift guide.
First, one of my favorites to make for those who love food/cooking/eating: seasoned salts! At its most basic level, you pulse herbs and/or spices with coarse salt and get a flavorful gift. I always leave a note in the card with suggestions on how to use each finishing salt. For example, the rosemary salt is great sprinkled on a plate of pasta! I also made a HOT Serrano Salt, using dried peppers from my garden. Be prepared with a damp towel over your mouth, because once that dried pepper dust gets in the air, it is intense. But, the salt tastes delicious, especially on some tacos.