Vegan Main Dishes/ Vegan Recipes

Vegan Dinner Ideas: Early- to Mid-October

Provencal Bean Stew

Are you starting to crave warming, hearty, but not yet wintery meals?  Here’s a handful of vegan dinner ideas to inspire your early- to mid-October meal planning. Provençal Bean Stew (above) is a meatless version of a classic rustic French recipe. A fresh, crusty French baguette is perfect for soaking up its delicious broth. And it doesn’t take long to make! A bountiful tossed salad makes it a complete meal.

Rice Noodle Soup with Lettuce and Mushrooms

Rice Noodle Soup with Lettuce and Shiitake Mushrooms (above) is a simple Asian-style soup, filled with fine noodles, crunchy lettuce, and healthy shiitake mushrooms. It takes minutes to cook, and is a welcome treat on blustery or rainy early fall evenings. Serve with store-bought vegetable spring rolls (from your natural foods store freezer), a simple seitan or tempeh dish, and a platter of sliced tomatoes and peppers.

Orange-Glazed Tofu and Broccoli recipe

Orange-Glazed Tofu and Broccoli is enlivened with an easy citrus-flavored sauce. Serve over brown rice, and add a simple slaw-style salad and any leftover soup from last night’s dinner. Tip: Cook some extra brown rice for tomorrow night’s dinner; you’ll be glad you did!

Cuban Inspired Black Beans and Rice recipe

Cuban-Inspired Black Beans and Rice gives you a good reason to have cooked rice on hand for weeknight meals. Once it’s on hand, this preparation requires a minimum of effort. Cook up some extra rice for tomorrow night’s dinner. Add a steamed green vegetable and a colorful salad or slaw to the menu.

White vegan pizza with sweet potato, onions, and olives recipe

End the week with an autumnal Friday pizza night. White Pizza with Sweet Potatoes, Onions, and Olives is a delectably different kind of pizza—a white vegan pizza brimming with well-cooked onions, roasted sweet potato, and briny olives. Combined with most any kind of salad.

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  • Reply
    Margie Garcia
    October 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Loved All these recipes! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

    • Reply
      October 9, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Thank you for your kind feedback, Margie!

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