From Spinach Cheese Bourekas to Pesto-Stuffed Crispy Potato Cakes: Our Top Eight Vegan Recipes of the Day!

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1. Spinach Cheese Bourekas

Vegan Spinach Cheese Bourekas

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Bourekas are a kind of baked pastry that’s popular in Sephardic Jewish and Israeli cuisine. You’ll find them freshly made on every other corner of Tel Aviv, just waiting to be devoured. These Spinach Cheese Bourekas by Kirsten Kaminski are made in a wide variety of shapes, with a vast selection of fillings inside the flaky puff pastry. One bite of this spinach and almond cheese–filled version fresh from the oven and you’ll surely be a fan.   Reprinted with permission from The Traveling Vegan Cookbook by Kirsten Kaminski, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Kirsten Kaminski.

2. Pesto-Stuffed Crispy Potato Cakes

Vegan Pesto-Stuffed Crispy Potato Cakes

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Pancakes for dinner? Yes please! These Pesto-Stuffed Crispy Potato Cakes by Maria Gureeva are a healthier comfort food, given that they are made entirely from wholesome ingredients, including a generous serving of greens in the pesto! Freeze any leftovers or store them in the fridge to enjoy for breakfast the next morning.   Reprinted with permission from Earthy Vegan Eats by Maria Gureeva, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maria Gureeva.

3. Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

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This Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread by Shanika Graham-White that is perfectly sweet and moist, is balanced between tender and crunchy, and 100% delicious! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip together and makes for a great healthy alternative for a little sweetness in the morning for breakfast or even for dessert. Yum!

4. Sweet and Sour Glazed Chickpeas with Mango Salsa

Vegan Sweet and Sour Glazed Chickpeas with Mango Salsa

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These Sweet and Sour Glazed Chickpeas with Mango Salsa by Taavi Moore topped with fresh mango salsa. Top this recipe over brown rice or spice it up by serving them as tacos. This recipe will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied after a long summer’s day. It is perfect for the heat and will satisfy your tastebuds with all the right flavors.

5. Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry

Vegan Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry

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This Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry by Raymund Macaalay is a veganized version of a classic Filipino recipe. It’s one of those easy, go-to recipes that is both healthy and nutritious. Instead of meat, this Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry uses a crispy deep-fried tofu. It is flavored it with some peanut butter and maple syrup, resulting an amazing dish!

6. Spaghetti Squash With Toasted Mustard Seeds and Cranberries

Vegan Spaghetti Squash With Toasted Mustard Seeds and Cranberries

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A lovely, flavorful dish that showcases the texture of spaghetti squash mixed with Indian spices. Once cooked, the squash is tossed with a few essential spices,like mustard seeds, curry leaves, and ginger. It’s then topped with a handful of nutty sunflower seeds and tangy cranberries for crunch, color and a bit of sweetness. Try out this Spaghetti Squash With Toasted Mustard Seeds and Cranberries by Rinku Bhattacharya!

7. Blueberry Crumb Buns

Vegan Blueberry Crumb Buns

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These Blueberry Crumb Buns by Gretchen Price are a deceitful addition to your afternoon cup of tea. The delicate bun dough is complemented by sweet sticky blueberry jam and a decadent streusel topping.

8. ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles

Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles

Source: ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles

Think its impossible to emulate the crispy fried deliciousness of chicken strips using only plant-based ingredients? Think again. These breaded tofu strips are warm and textured, flavorful thanks to basil and thyme, and very dip-able, just like your typical chicken strip. Serve ‘Chicken’ Tofu Strips and Waffles by Kiran Shahbaz for a vegan version of the comfort favorite or with fries for a classic diner dish.

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