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10 Unmissable Recipes Recommended By Popular Vegan Bloggers

10 Unmissable Recipes Recommended By Popular Vegan Bloggers

It is fall and you’re a vegetarian – everyone seems to be cooking only meat, you have gotten pretty tired of the vegan meals you know how to prepare and you have run out of ideas to try out something new.

Ariel Knutson of “The Kitchn” asked her favorite vegan bloggers to share their most popular vegan recipes on their site. So they took a time off from the world of optimizations and analytics to share their wonderful recipes.

Here below we present you 10 unmissable recipes as recommended by those popular vegan bloggers, which originally appeared in The Kitchn. One thing to observe is that kale, squash and lentils are recurrent themes in these recipes.

1. Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad (101 Cookbooks)

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    This salad is easy to prepare without being plainly obvious. Pecorino cheese, toasted pecans and shredded Brussels sprouts are added to finely minced Lucinato kale. It fits perfectly with the season as well.

    Meanwhile, lemon-tahini dressing is used to enhance the taste and take rawness off of the kale. It’s a great way to enjoy dinner. It’ll be even better if you choose pebbly leafed and dark Lucinato kale. (Click here to view recipe.)

    2. Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Lime Peanut Sauce (The First Mess)

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      This very unique and palatable recipe requires spaghetti squash, nuts, some broccoli and kale along with peanut sauce and lime. It’s a perfect way to treat yourself and your loved ones for the lunch.

      Although the list of ingredients required to prepare this recipe seems to be rather long, most of the ingredients are easy to find and you’ll notice that you already have most of them in your kitchen. (Click here to view recipe.)

      3. Summer Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream (Naturally Ella)

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        This easy and perfect recipe for dinner only requires you to fill a tortilla with lots of roasted vegetables and spread some goat cheese and avocado cream over it.

        This is a very flexible recipe and you can use ingredients at your preference and convenience. You can add a bit of black beans or chickpeas if you want to have some protein in the diet. (Click here to view recipe.)

        4. Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup (Cookie and Kate)

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          This splendid lentil soup recipe can be made with very simple and easy-to-find ingredients. All you need are some green vegetables, lemon and some spices. The flavor of this recipe is very fresh and lively.

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          One of the spices that you must not miss is black pepper. Besides that, it is another flexible recipe and it offers you a lot of space to experiment. (Click here to view recipe.)

          5. Lentil “Meatballs” in Lemon Pesto (Sprouted Kitchen)

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            This is another lentil recipe in our list. Lentils are first cooked and then turned into delightful “meatballs”. Now, cook them in light lemon pesto sauce and you can serve this delicacy along with green vegetables or even pasta.

            Be careful not to use too much of the pesto sauce as it’s quite acidic. You can always adjust it to fit your personal taste but it’s better to add water to the pesto sauce to thin it. (Click here to view recipe.)

            6. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai (A Couple Cooks)

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              This vegetarian pad Thai recipe is another simple-to-prepare recipe that only requires you to start with spaghetti squash as a base and you are free to choose pretty much everything for the toppings as per your preference.

              This is a Thai take on spaghetti squash, which is otherwise commonly treated in Italian style. However, it’s not an old-style pad Thai dish but a delightful variant of it that doesn’t involve noodles. (Click here to view recipe.)

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              7. Broccoli Fennel Soup (With Food and Love)

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                There are lots of greens in this soup. Raw cashews, lemon juice, sea salt, black paper and some water are blended until smooth first. Then, add in some roasted broccoli, fennel, kale and garlic and blend it again.

                While serving, the soup is best when topped with some olive oil. Finely shredded fennel leaves and lemon zest along with black pepper can also be added to make it even better. (Click here to view recipe.)

                8. Kimchi Ramen (Happyyolks)

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                  There are lots of apple, ginger, miso and eggs in this vegetarian ramen broth. The kimchi makes the real difference as it makes this recipe very spicy. This unique meal is perfect for dinner.

                  The broth is prepared by mixing the ingredients other than miso first and letting it cook for about half an hour. Miso is added after that. Then, noodles are cooked and added to the broth along with green onions and poached eggs. (Click here to view recipe.)

                  9. Kabocha Squash, Fennel and Ginger Soup with Spicy Coconut Cream (Dolly and Oatmeal)

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                    What makes this recipe unique is the addition of spicy coconut cream and the fennel. It’s a perfect way to treat your guests as this is not much difficult to prepare on one hand and tastes great on the other.

                    All the different varieties of squash work well for this soup just well. Fennel seeds and ground ginger can also be used in case you don’t find garden-fresh fennel and ginger. The soup is rich in spices such as garlic and fresh herbs. (Click here to view recipe.)

                    10. Roasted Acorn Squash and Apples with Quinoa, Kale and Tahini Dressings (Edible Perspective)

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                      Perfect as a salad for dinner, this recipe is rich of exciting flavors. It can however be used not just as a salad but as a main dish itself. If you only want to use it a side dish, just add some roasted squash or apples. For use as a main dish, also add plenty of quinoa and kale.

                      The recipe is rather simple to prepare but a very tasty treat for any palate. There’s a perfect balance between the sweetness of the likes of apple and the savoriness of the likes of cayenne pepper. (Click here to view recipe.)

                      So, here we presented to you 10 incredible vegan recipes as recommended by popular vegan bloggers, courtesy of The Kitchn. Do you also have some great recipe ideas? Why not start blogging about food? It’d a great idea to start blogging. Or, you already have one? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

                      Featured photo credit: Summer Quinoa Salad (Vegan) via flickr.com

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                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                      your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                        Why You Need a Vision

                        Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                        How to Create Your Life Vision

                        Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                        What Do You Want?

                        The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                        It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                        Some tips to guide you:

                        • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                        • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                        • Give yourself permission to dream.
                        • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                        • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                        Some questions to start your exploration:

                        • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                        • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                        • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                        • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                        • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                        • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                        • What qualities would you like to develop?
                        • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                        • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                        • What would you most like to accomplish?
                        • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                        It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                        What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                        Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                        A few prompts to get you started:

                        • What will you have accomplished already?
                        • How will you feel about yourself?
                        • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                        • What does your ideal day look like?
                        • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                        • What would you be doing?
                        • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                        • How are you dressed?
                        • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                        • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                        • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                        It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                        Plan Backwards

                        It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                        • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                        • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                        • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                        • What important actions would you have had to take?
                        • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                        • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                        • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                        • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                        • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                        Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                        It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                        Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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