Plant-based recipes for Veganuary and beyond

Whole maple roasted cauliflower

What is Veganuary? It simply means trying out the vegan diet and lifestyle throughout January. First established by a non-profit organisation, Veganuary, which is now a UK-registered charity, works with businesses to boost vegan food options in shops and restaurants. According to the company, since 2014, Veganuary has supported and inspired more than half a million people in 178 countries to try a slice of the vegan lifestyle.

Last year, over a quarter of a million people took the pledge to opt for a plant-based diet throughout January. For 2020, the figure is expected to rise.

We have rounded up some delicious vegan-friendly dishes to try this Veganuary and throughout the rest of the year, demonstrating that you can ditch meat and dairy without compensating on flavour.

Simple vegan swaps in your daily cooking can have many health and environmental benefits and can also provide you with the perfect opportunity to experiment with your cooking by trying a variety of flavours and textures. One kitchen staple to give your dishes a flavour boost is the vegan, unrefined and unprocessed, pure Canadian maple syrup. It is an iconic ingredient for adding a touch of 100% natural sweetener to a vast variety of dishes – from brunches and dinners to desserts.

Unlike honey, pure Canadian maple syrup is a vegan product, made by boiling the sap of maple trees. It’s ideal for flavouring dishes, helping people to reduce meat and dairy consumption and promote lighter eating after the Christmas binge.

Flexitarian eating has significantly grown year on year, with no signs of slowing down. According to market research from Mintel, about half the population are either not eating meat or actively reducing it. Popular restaurant chains and supermarkets are catering for the plant-based food trend by introducing new vegan product ranges and menus. 

These delicious dishes showcase the delicate, subtle flavour of vegan maple syrup, which is free of additives and flavourings. Try street food-style vegan BBQ jackfruit pizza or a warming, and mouth-watering, tofu and cauliflower maple kormaaccompanied with maple mango chutney.

Maple dahl soup or roasted cauliflower chickpea and maple tortillas are perfect light bites for a yummy January pick-me-up. Fancy something sweet? Why not try our vegan avocado chocolate torte.

References: https://uk.veganuary.com/

More about Maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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