Are you joining Veganuary this year? It may sound challenging at first but there are many delicious vegan recipes you can try.

Veganuary is a U.K.-based non-profit campaign that inspires people to go vegan for the month of January or even beyond. A combination of the words "vegan" and "January," the idea is to challenge people to eat vegan for the entire month of January.

Since the campaign was launched in 2014, more than a million have signed up to participate in Veganuary. In 2021, for instance, over 580,000 people from 209 countries and territories signed up for the campaign. Of the 2021 participants, 22% cited their health as the reason for participating in the campaign, while 46% said animals and 21%, the environment.

No matter your reasons for considering joining the campaign, Veganuary has resources to help you, from easy meal plans to celebrity cookbooks and coaching emails.

Let's have a look at some delicious vegan recipes you can try, whether you're joining Veganuary for a month or year, or perhaps simply considering incorporating vegan dishes into your daily meals.

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Those who love a bit of smokey flavor may want to try this cauliflower buffalo bites recipe from Forks Over Knives that's simple and takes just about 35 minutes to be ready. Depending on your taste, you can make this a bit sweeter or a bit spicier. Just make sure to coat the cauliflower bites "until the very last minute" before eating to enjoy that crispy texture.

Lentil Bolognese

Lovers of the hearty pasta may want to try this Lentil bolognese recipe from Feasting at Home. Instead of the usual meaty sauce, this recipe calls for lentils of your choice and incorporates flavorful ingredients including fresh oregano, red wine, garlic and celery. If you're looking for something a bit different, you may even top this sauce over polenta.

Black Bean and Roast Salsa Soup

Those who are looking for a more budget-friendly vegan dish could try this soup recipe from Budget Bytes. It is filling because of the black beans and uses roasted vegetables for that deep flavor. You may even add sour cream if you want it to be creamier, chipotle peppers if you want it spicier, or perhaps even tortilla chips for an added crunch.

Vegan Pizza

Pizza lovers may just love this vegan pizza recipe from Love & Lemons. This recipe uses cashew cream instead of the usual pizza sauce and is topped with delicious ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeno, basil, red onion and even corn for that added sweetness. You can even be creative with the toppings and add vegan cheese or perhaps use pesto instead of fresh basil.

Fall-apart Caramelized Cabbage

This recipe from Bon Appétit is quite simple to make and entails cooking a whole head of cabbage until it's so tender that it's falling apart. The cabbage is cooked in a spiced tomato sauce and baked in an oven until it has caramelized around the edges. It is served with yogurt or sour cream on the side for that added flavor.

Vegan Pizza
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