Celebrate the New Year Vegan style with delicious eats

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Hi, it’s Vivian.I get asked occasionally why we have vegan recipes on Tuesday’s Horse. Because a vegan diet is so rewarding — supreme of which — it spares horses or any animal headed for the human dinner table an excruciatingly painful and terrifying death.

So please join us this New Year by having a delicious and peaceful celebration and advocate from your plate at the same time.

My friend Charlie, who is a fabulous vegan cook and neighbor, suggested we have veggie burgers on New Year’s day. We made a pre-holiday batch of the recipe below and they are scrumptious. I can make all by myself which shows that you can too.

These vegan burgers are made with black-eyed peas. Perfect. All you need is add the green. I am making this remarkable Avocado Kale salad.

The black-eyed pea vegan burgers recipe is from Chowhound.


3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 medium cremini mushrooms (about 4 ounces), cleaned, stemmed, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 medium scallion, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems
1/2 teaspoon tamari*, plus more as needed
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce, plus more as needed
4 toasted vegan ciabatta or burger rolls, for serving

Jump here for directions:

Notes: We used a portobello mushroom together with some every day garden variety mushrooms to make up the 4 ounces. I am not a fan of Tabasco but it gives the burger zing so glad we kept it in. *Tamari is wheat free soy sauce. Soy sauce is saltier so I suggest you do not add salt when you make these. You can always add it once they are cooked.

Vegan Richa's Black-Eyed Pea and Lentil Soup image.

by Vegan Richa

If you want a deluxe soup for New Year’s Day this is the best soup recipe I have ever tasted, hands down. Vegan Chef and author Richa Hingle is one of the most talented vegan cooks, and that’s saying a lot because there are many, many great vegan cooks.

Go here to learn from Richa how to make this rich soup.

If you are a vegan, adventurous in the kitchen and love Indian food check out Popular Indian Entrees. You will never be the same — in a good way! Come back here and tell us about it.

Featured: ChowHound
Soup: VeganRicha

2 thoughts on “Celebrate the New Year Vegan style with delicious eats”

  1. I can think of another reason to eat vegan – and it has to do with wild horses. If you’re not eating beef, you’re not supporting cattlemen who hog the range that is also home to wild horses.

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