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31 Veganuary Meals from Around the World

Start your plant-based journey right with this collection of healthy Veganuary Meals from cultures all around the world. One recipe for every day of Veganuary 2024. I guarantee you won’t be bored with this selection!

A collection of the best plant-based recipes for Veganuary.

Breakfast Recipes

Start your morning right. Travel from Switzerland to India to Korea to France with these plant-based recipes. Here are 10 different vegan breakfasts to choose from ten different countries:

Vegan Belgian Waffles

Make your mornings special with these fluffy dairy free waffles. Easy, delicious, and perfect for busy moms! Belgian waffles are characterized by being thicker and fluffier, with extra-deep pockets perfect for filling with maple syrup, jam (I’m partial to Haskap Jam myself), or coconut whipped cream.
Belgian Waffles Recipe
Vegan Belgian Waffles

Chal Bap (Korean Sticky Rice)

It's very traditional to eat sticky rice for breakfast in East Asian countries. South Korea is no exception, it has lots of different multigrain breakfast rice dishes. This is one of them: called Chal Bap, it's studded with adzuki beans and chestnuts for a nourishing breakfast.
Chal Bap Recipe
A coconut bowl filled with chalbap rice on a white table top.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

This Irish soda bread recipe is vegan-friendly and uses mostly pantry ingredients. Throw in some optional fennel seeds to add a pop of flavour. Baked and ready in 45 minutes. And best of all, you don't have to wait until it cools to dig in! Nothing better than hot, freshly baked bread in the morning.
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Easy Vegan Quiche Recipe

A quiche is a French breakfast tart typically made with eggs. But this genius recipe uses JUST Egg for an all-vegan version of this incredibly savoury breakfast. In addition to JUST Egg, your favorite vegetables, and a pie crust for the most delicious vegan quiche recipe without having to use tofu. It's a quick recipe too, making it perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Vegan Quiche Recipe
Easy Vegan Quiche Recipe

South Indian Rava Upma

Rava upma is a quick and easy to make savoury South Indian breakfast with very basic ingredients: semolina, onions, peanuts, split chickpeas, and spices. Enjoy with coconut chutney.
Rava Upma Recipe
South Indian Rava Upma

Vegan Eggs Benedict (Gluten-Free)

Eggs Benedict were invented in the late 1800's in Manhattan and are still a New York brunch staple. These vegan eggs benedict are the complete package, and they come with vegan hollandaise sauce too. I like to use Homemade Soy Milk for the hollandaise sauce. Plus you can even make them gluten-free!
Eggs Benedict Recipe
Vegan Eggs Benedict (Gluten-Free)

Easy Homemade Muesli

Muesli is a traditional Swiss breakfast dish with oatmeal and granola. This easy homemade muesli is packed full of nutrition from nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
Muesli Recipe
Easy Homemade Muesli

Ultimate Vegan Fry Up (Full English Breakfast)

Plant-based full English breakfast done right. This is your guide to cooking an authentic vegan fry up: it’s full of sausage, eggs, mushrooms, beans, and more. Bring a little bit of Britain into your kitchen!
Vegan Fry Up Recipe
Hearty vegan fry up served on a massive plate.

German Vegan Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)

These vegan German potato pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. Made with simple ingredients, and you can repurpose any leftovers from breakfast to eat for lunch or dinner too. Here's my suggestion: serve it with a fresh and crispy German Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat).
Kartoffelpuffer Recipe
German Vegan Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer)

Fluffy Idli Batter

Idli is a fermented and steamed savory rice and lentil cake from South India. And it's easier to make than you'd think. It's traditionally served for breakfast with chutney or sambar for a light and healthy way to start the day. Or dip it into Kerala Coconut Milk Stew for a non-traditional, yet delicious and filling meal.
Idli Recipe
Fluffy Idli Batter

Lunch Recipes

10 lunch recipes to get you through the school or work week. They’re either quick to cook, or can be packed and eaten cold, perfect for meal prep.

Vegan Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich (Tamago Sando)

Tamago Sando is Japan's special take on an egg salad sandwich. You can't step foot in a conbini (Japanese convenience store) without spotting these everywhere. This vegan version is filled with a creamy “egg” salad made from tofu. The filling is ready in 15 minutes. If you're feeling like a baking project, you can make your One-Rise Sandwich Bread to go with it.
Tamago Sando Recipe
Vegan Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich (Tamago Sando)

Mediterranean Eggplant Salad

Mediterranean Eggplant Salad mixes grilled eggplant with fresh tomatoes, mint, parsley, green onion, bell pepper and tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, za’atar and crushed red pepper. The eggplant makes this filling enough to be a full meal. Perfect for a cold lunch to bring to work. Or try Kısır Salad (from Turkey) for a similar vibe.
Eggplant Salad Recipe
Mediterranean Eggplant Salad

Spicy Glass Noodles with Buldak Hot Sauce

These fiery Korean spicy glass noodles are drenched in the legendary Samyang Buldak Hot Chicken Flavour Sauce. Chewy, springy, stretchy, and extremely hot!
Spicy Buldak Glass Noodles Recipe
Korean buldak glass noodles lifted up by a pair of black chopsticks.

Black Eyed Pea Salad

Make black eyed pea salad in just 15 minutes, no cooking required. This colourful salad is a twist on cowboy caviar (also known as Texas caviar). It’s filled with crisp veggies and tossed with a tangy cider dressing.
Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe
Black Eyed Pea Salad

Sichuan Doufunao (Spicy Tofu Pudding)

Doufunao is a classic Sichuan dish. This spicy, savory tofu pudding is piled with aromatic seasonings, just the right amount of sweet, hot, salty, and sour.
Doufunao Recipe
Spicy Sichuan doufunao (tofu pudding) submerged in a soy-chili based sauce, topped with green onions and peanuts.

Kabuli Chana Bateta

Also known as aloo chana or aloo chole, this finger-licking good South Asian curry is so delicious, plus it's packed with protein and fibre. It's traditionally made with white chickpeas, but you can use any other type of chickpea you want. I prefer to buy dried chickpeas and boil them myself for the most savings, but you can use canned chickpeas too. Check out this Beans Calculator to help you convert between dried, cooked, and canned chickpeas.
Kabuli Aloo Chana Recipe
Kabuli Chana Bateta

Yubuchobap (Korean Bean Curd Pockets)

Yubuchobap are Korean fried bean curd pockets stuffed with sushi rice, basically the Korean version of inari. Sweet, savoury, sour, and addictive. Perfect for a quick snack or lunch.
Yubuchobap Recipe
Korean bean curd pockets placed on a serving platter.

Scandi Inspired Smoked Tofu Sandwich

This super simple sandwich idea can be made open-face smorrebrod style, or put together as a more portable sandwich to take on a picnic. Smoked tofu makes a delicious vegan alternative for smoked fish or meat.
Smoked Tofu Sandwich Recipe
Scandi Inspired Smoked Tofu Sandwich

Vegan Black Bean Tostadas

These vegan black bean tostadas are one of my new favourite plant-based meals, especially when topped with delicious vegan queso sauce and Homemade Guacamole. So simple, healthy and flavourful. Plus there's tons of ways to customize so you'll never be bored.
Black Bean Tostadas Recipe
Vegan Black Bean Tostadas

Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl

Packed full of mouthwatering flavours, low on dirty dishes: this vegan egg roll in a bowl is the perfect weekday lunch or dinner. Gluten-free, low carb, whole foods plant based options.
Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
Vegetarian egg roll in a bowl on a grey countertop.

Dinner Recipes

These 11 vegan dinners are warm, comforting, and nutritious, perfect for the cold January winter.

Impossible Meatloaf

Classic meatloaf, with one twist: it’s made with Impossible Burger meat, so it’s totally vegan. (Beyond Meat works too.) This is the most realistic vegan meatloaf you’ve ever made!
Impossible Meatloaf Recipe
Impossible Meatloaf slices on a golden baking pan.

Vegan Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

Soondubu jjigae, a comforting Korean stew made with tangy kimchi and silken tofu, is the perfect vegan recipe that will keep you warm all winter long.
Vegan Soondubu Jjigae Recipe
pot full of soondubu jjigae

Vegan Dutch Hutspot

Vegan hutspot is classic Dutch winter cuisine. This simple stew of mashed carrots, onions, and potatoes will warm you up, no matter how cold it is outside.
Hutspot Recipe
Metal spoon scooping from a Dutch oven filled with hutspot and veggie sausage.

Greek Lemon Rice Soup (Vegan Avgolemono)

Vegan avgolemono, or Greek lemon rice soup, is a truly comforting concoction—no chicken or eggs required. Creamy, tangy avgolemono hits the spot on a cold day.
Vegan Avgolemono Recipe
Two bowls of vegan avgolemono on a light background, with dill garnish.

How to Cook Vegan Hot Pot

Lunar New Year is Feb 10 this year, but why not celebrate early? This is the complete guide to cooking vegan hot pot, whether you’re hosting a Chinese New Year party or just want to go all out on a delicious meal because why not!
Vegan Hot Pot Recipe
Vegan Chinese hot pot simmering in a spicy mala soup base.

Turkish Braised Leeks

Turkish Braised Leeks (Zeytinyağlı Pırasa Yemeği) is a simple, unique, and delicious dish made with leeks, carrots, bulgur, and olive oil.
Braised Leeks Recipe
Turkish Braised Leeks

Vegetable Marrow Soup

Vegetable marrow soup is a classic British soup recipe made with zucchini’s bigger cousin. Adapted from Good Things in England, a cookbook published in 1932.
Vegetable Marrow Soup Recipe
Small bowls of vegetable marrow soup on a wooden table.

Mexican Beans (Frijoles de la Olla)

Nothing is easier or more filling than a simmering pot of Mexican beans. Frijoles de la Olla is a cheap, no-fuss whole food recipe. Use pinto, mayocoba, or whatever beans you've got!
Frijoles de la Olla Recipe
A pot of frijoles de la olla topped with cilantro, jalapeno slices, cheese, and sliced lime wedges.

Vegetarian Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi is Iran’s national dish. This sumptuous vegetarian ghormeh sabzi is rich and lush, sour from the dried limes, and packed with flavourful herbs.
Vegan Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe
A large bowl of yellow basmati rice with ghormeh sabzi in the centre.

Buddha’s Delight (Luohan Zhai)

Buddha's Delight (luohan zhai) is a Chinese vegetable-beancurd medley, traditionally eaten after Lunar New Year. This loaded one-pot meal is a vegetarian feast!
Buddha’s Delight Recipe
closeup of cooked vegetarian buddha's delight

Vegetarian Kabuli Pulao (Afghan Rice)

You did it! You finished Veganuary! Now go out with a bang with Afghanistan's Kabuli Pulao. This spice-infused, complex, and richly fragrant rice pilaf is the ultimate Afghan celebration dish.
Vegan Kabuli Pulao Recipe
Vegetarian Kabuli Palaw piled up on a large grey plate.

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Veganuary 2024 FAQs

Why is Veganuary in January?

Veganuary is held in January to encourage people to try a vegan lifestyle for the entire month. The choice of January is strategic for several reasons. Firstly, it follows the indulgent holiday season when more people are open to making positive changes in their diet and lifestyle. Additionally, starting the year with a focus on health and ethical choices is in line with common New Year’s resolutions. The timing allows participants to kick off the year by exploring plant-based living, potentially adopting more sustainable and compassionate practices.

Is Veganuary free?

Yes, Veganuary is totally free, no strings attached. Participants can sign up on the official Veganuary website at no cost. This will let you receive support, resources, and recipes from the campaign to help you get through the month of eating plant-based. While there are no fees associated with participating, you can always voluntarily donate to support the Veganuary organization’s efforts in promoting and advocating for veganism.

Is Veganuary actually good for you?

Participating in Veganuary is great for the health and the planet. Adopting a vegan diet, even for a month, encourages the consumption of plant-based foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This can contribute to overall physical health and mental wellbeing. However, it’s essential to ensure a balanced intake of nutrients, which may require careful attention in a vegan diet. Always consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian for personalized advice!

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