The Vegan Lunchbox

Hey there. I am not going to list any delicious recipes. I am giving you a bunch of delicious links instead. All about lunch.

You seem to have breakfast and dinner (or supper) solved. But lunch, not so much. Lots of these you can make at the weekend. And kid friendly too. Here we go!

• From Wallflower Kitchen @ http://wallflowerkitchen.com/20-vegan-packed-lunch-recipes/

Vegan Suschi in a Jar
Click image to visit Wallflower Kitchen for this mind blowing Vegan Sushi in a Jar recipe (No. 7).

• How about this fun list from PeTA. 15 Minutes or Less. I’m in! @ https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-work-lunches-take-15-minutes-less/

• A Couple Cooks @ https://www.acouplecooks.com/15-easy-vegetarian-lunch-ideas/

• Ambitious Kitchen @ https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/vegan-lunch-recipes/

• Vegan Heaven @ https://veganheaven.org/all-recipes/40-easy-vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Taste of Home (there’s 60, no kidding) @ https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Eating Well @ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22500/lifestyle-diets/vegan/lunch/for-work/slideshow/quick-healthy-vegan-lunch-ideas-for-work/

• Eluxe Magazine (28 packable ideas) @ https://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/packable-vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Minimalist Baker. Can’t leave without mentioning Minimalist Baker. These are for kids but heck anybody would love these. See @ https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-lunchbox-ideas/

How about some No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bites?

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bites by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.

• Oh, and our dear friend Vegan Richa @ https://www.veganricha.com/2018/09/20-vegan-lunch-box-ideas.html

You gotta try these from Vegan Richa @ https://www.veganricha.com/2014/01/taco-spice-white-bean-quesadilla-vegan.html. And these @ https://www.veganricha.com/2012/08/portabella-stuffed-with-hash-browns.html

That ought to keep you going for awhile. Please feel free to share link ideas in comments. Questions? Let me know.

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Thanksgiving roll with vegan gravy & cranberry sauce

Thanksgiving artwork via Pinehurst Resort.

I’m ba-aaaaack! My neighbour tried this recipe out and I fell in love with it. Just had to share. Oh, by the way, you can freeze it and eat it again and again he told me. And you will want to!

By Instagram @bestofvegan via @https://www.instagram.com/livinlaveganlife/ (for you non-Grammers, you can view online as well as your phone).

Thanksgiving roll with vegan gravy & cranberry sauce

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Thanksgiving Roll w/ Vegan Gravy & Cranberry Sauce by @livinlaveganlife 🧡 . Serves: 6 Ingredients: Thanksgiving Roll: 1 sheet of vegan puff pastry 2 cups of chickpeas 2 cups of quinoa 1 cup of corn 1 stem of green onion 1/2 celery, chopped 1 tsp of garlic powder 2 tsp of smoked paprika powder 1/2 tsp of cumin powder 1/2 tsp of cayenne 1/2 tsp of dried parsley 1 tbs of liquid aminos 2 tbs of olive oil 1/2 cup of panko crumbs 3 carrots Salt/Pepper to taste 2 tbs of almond milk 1/2 tbs of sesame seeds Vegan Gravy: 3 cups of vegetable broth 1 stick of fresh rosemary 3 leaves of fresh sage 2 sticks of fresh thyme 1 tsp of garlic powder 2 tbs of liquid aminos 1 stalk of green onion 2 tbs of olive oil 8 tsp of corn starch 8 tsp of water Cranberry Sauce: 3 cups of cranberries 1 cup of water Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup of sugar Instructions: Thanksgiving Roll: Unthaw your puff pasty dough. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. In a food processor, add chickpeas and green onion. Pulse until chickpeas and green onion are well combined. Add pulsed chickpeas and green onion to a mixing bowl. To the mixing bowl, add corn, celery, quinoa. Mix well. Add spices, olive oil and liquid aminos. Mix until combined. If not salty enough to your taste, you can add more salt or liquid aminos. Add panko crumbs and mix well. Peel and vertically cut your carrots into quarters (in other words, keep them long) Once your puff pastry is unthawed, you want to roll out the dough to make it thinner and even. Evenly spread the filling, and leave 1/2 an inch all around the dough to make it easier to roll. Lay carrots across the sheet, and then add a little bit more filling on top of the carrots to make it easier to roll. Start rolling and folding away (like sushi). Make sure your roll is compact. Pinch, twist, and push the ends of the roll to close up the roll. With a brush, gently go over your roll with some almond milk. Gently, with a knife, diagonally go over the top of the roll. Sprinkle sesame seeds over your roll, and place it over a baking sheet. Bake for 50- 60 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy! Continued in the comments below ⬇️

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SERVES 6

Ingredients

Thanksgiving Roll:
1 sheet of vegan puff pastry
2 cups of chickpeas
2 cups of quinoa
1 cup of corn
1 stem of green onion
1/2 celery, chopped
1 tsp of garlic powder
2 tsp of smoked paprika powder
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of cayenne
1/2 tsp of dried parsley
1 tbs of liquid aminos
2 tbs of olive oil
1/2 cup of panko crumbs
3 carrots
Salt/Pepper to taste
2 tbs of almond milk
1/2 tbs of sesame seeds

Vegan Gravy:
3 cups of vegetable broth
1 stick of fresh rosemary
3 leaves of fresh sage
2 sticks of fresh thyme
1 tsp of garlic powder
2 tbs of liquid aminos
1 stalk of green onion
2 tbs of olive oil
8 tsp of corn starch
8 tsp of water

Cranberry Sauce:
3 cups of cranberries
1 cup of water
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup of sugar


See you next week! Love, Patsy ♥ ♥ ♥

More Thanksgiving food ideas

Beautiful turkey bird.
Beautiful turkey bird.

Hello there Vegan comrades.

I have been inundated with requests and there is not space here to address them all, nor do you have the time to scroll through such a list!

You have had two overwhelming popular requests: More main course ideas, more side course ideas.

My go to is always Vegan Richa (as you have probably noticed). I have never had a recipe of hers go wrong. Never! I am a fair cook but not a great one and her recipes are easy to follow and make.

MAINS

18 VEGAN THANKSGIVING MAINS – GLUTENFREE SOYFREE OPTIONS

Richa writes:

18 Vegan Thanksgiving Mains Recipes! Easy Lentil Loaf, Shepherds Pie, Pasta, Lasagna, Casseroles, Pot pie, Chickpea meatloaf and more. Gluten-free, Soy-free, Nut-free options Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dish Ideas. Go there now »

I began having vegan lasagna many years ago for Thanksgiving. It is all kinds of awesome and there is no reminder of ahem, you know what on the day.

SIDES

40 VEGAN THANKSGIVING SIDES – GLUTEN-FREE SOY FREE OPTIONS

Richa writes:

40 vegan thanksgiving sides. Easy Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Pasta, Soups, Stuffing, Baked Mac, Biscuits and more. Go there now »

MASSACRE

Depending on which statistics you believe between 43 to 50 million turkeys are brutally slaughtered for “Thanksgiving”. That people make this the center of their annual thankfest celebration shows what a brutal country this still is.

CHANGING TIMES

However, times they are a-changing.

A friend of mine who is a dedicated meat eater and said often she would never consider giving it up, mentioned to me just yesterday when discussing Thanksgiving that she saw a report on TV about the millions of turkeys killed, and that a “switch” suddenly went on off in her head.

No more meat for her she said to me, in the gravest of tones. She added, shuddering, that she can’t imagine now how she ever could have eaten it.

Now that is something to be truly thankful for.

Thinking about it yourself?

See Vegan FAQ’s at I Love Vegan »

Vegan sweet potato rolls (video)

Vegan Richa image. Click to visit recipe at her site.
Vegan Richa image.

Are you a baker? I am a baker. Who is always looking for something new.

Made these yesterday, and will be adding these dinner rolls to what will be a table groaning with vegan fabulousness this Thanksgiving.

Vegan Sweet Potato Rolls — Soft Herb Dinner Rolls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk (warmed to just about warm to touch)
  • 2 tsp active yeast
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree (canned or boiled, steamed sweet potato that has been mashed/pureed well)
  • 2 tbsp oil (optional), see tips section for no oil
  • 3 cups of flour (divided – I use a mix of all purpose flour and whole wheat 2:1)
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 to 2 tbsp dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, chives or a combination, or 2 tbsp fresh herbs)
  • Oil (or vegan butter for brushing)

US Customary – Metric

You can print the ingredients out at her website.

Great Sides

Looking for inspired vegan sides? Check these out!

https://www.veganricha.com/2018/11/40-vegan-thanksgiving-sides.html »

Special Requests

If you have any special vegan recipe requests please leave them in comments.

Enjoy!