The Meat Free Monday Challenge – Week 1

Challenge your tastebuds, your culinary skills as well as your friends and family!

We’ve partnered with the amazing Meat Free Mondays to bring you a brand new 10-week challenge, designed to help you begin your vegan journey, challenge your culinary skills and use your own charm to challenge friends, family and colleagues to make that next step towards veganism.

Over the course of the next 10 weeks, we will be offering two amazing recipes each week for you to try – it’s a way of showcasing great food and letting others know it’s not all dull, bland and unappetizing!

All recipes are, of course, 100% vegan and extremely tasty!

We want you, whether you’re new to veganism, you’ve never tried it before or if you’re a seasoned pro. We want you to help us help others and get cooking!

All recipes are provided directly from Meat Free Monday and Wicked Healthy, the brainchild of brothers Derek & Chad Sarno, showing you how to do amazing things in the kitchen and create tasty, appealing dishes.

It’s week 1…and we’re kicking off the challenge with two amazing recipes:

Image © Derek Sarno

A creamy Wicked Serious Carbonara, packed full of creamy goodness and guaranteed to taste amazing.

Carbonara, an Italian classic, is now a plant-forward masterpiece. We’re banging it out with cashews for creaminess, mushrooms for meatiness and pasta because, well… PASTA!

It serves 4-6 people and is ready within 60-90 minutes!

Recipe courtesy of Wicked Healthy, for Veganuary

Click to get the full vegan Carbonara recipe.

And next up we have…

Image © Tara Fisher

A beautifully aromatic Thai Vegetable Curry, easy to make with amazing flavours – a real taste of South-East Asia.

In just a few decades, Thai food has grown from relative obscurity into one of the most popular cuisines on Earth. This vegetable curry has many of its classic tastes and textures.

It serves 4 people and is ready within 30-45 minutes!

Recipe taken from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook.  Foreword by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney.  Published by Kyle Books.  Photography by Tara Fisher.

Click to get the full Thai vegetable curry recipe.

So, what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself, a friend, a family member or a colleague and get busy in the kitchen!

Find more great-tasting recipes on the Wicked Healthy website.

Find more great-tasting recipes on the Meat Free Monday website.*

*Please note that this website also produces vegetarian recipes.

Thinking of trying vegan?

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