Are you planning a dinner date sometime soon with your special someone? Skip the headache of picking a vegan restaurant, and make something at home instead! (Plus, you'll know exactly what's in the dish and you won't have to worry about if it's actuuaaallly 100% vegan or not.)
Check out these 3 fresh and new vegan recipes, which will make the perfect serving size for just the 2 of you (if you reduce the recipe down to 1/3, always double-check before you make it!)
1. Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles
Kate from the food blog "Cookie and Kate" has an awesome recipe for soba noodles filled with tons of yummy green vegetables. If you didn't know, soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour. (Trust us, they are BOMB!)
You can find the full recipe here.
The recipe and ingredients are divided into two parts: the soba and the sauce that goes with it. Both parts only take about 25 minutes to prepare, and the end result is so delicious! Plus, you'll get all your daily greens in.
2. Spicy Curried Lentils
The best part about this dish is that it only takes 10 minutes to make. That's right...just 10 MINUTES!
It's made using a slow cooker, so it does all the hard work for you. Plus, you won't have to dirty too many dishes, which is the best thing ever, in our opinion.
If you don't know, lentils are legumes that are packed with protein. They can help lower cholesterol, increase energy levels, and even stabilize blood sugar.
Click here to get the full recipe, created by Con Poulos. It's sure to impress your date with its full-bodied flavor.
3. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
Who knew sweet potatoes could look (or taste) so good?
This dish is both sweet and savory, which is a powerful duo. Plus, it only takes 25 minutes to make.
Sweet potatoes are great for your skin and overall health because of the Vitamin A (beta-carotene) they have. So eat up!
4. Vegan Lemon Fettucine Alfredo
If you miss eating fettuccine alfredo as a vegan, don't fret! The Food Network has an awesome recipe for a vegan version of an all-time favorite dish.
This fettuccine dish is incredibly easy to make, and only uses a few ingredients. It's perfect for anyone one a budget that still wants to uphold their vegan-ways.
5. Vegan Flourless Brownies
You can't have the perfect meal without topping it off with a sweet dessert! Surprise your significant other with an awesome dessert to top off the night.
Oh, She Glows has a recipe for brownies that are vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. BUT, they are full of delicious, chocolatey flavor. Top the brownies off with some vegan ice cream + you're good to go.
Click here to get the recipe of these vegan brownies for two. You won't regret making these, we swear!