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Celebrating World Vegan Day: A Global Feast of Compassion and Culinary Creativity

Wednesday 01 November, 2023

Are you keen to try vegan dishes but unsure where to start? Whether you're a seasoned vegan, a culinary adventurer, or someone considering conscious living, Kiaora Place has you covered. We offer a range of specialty grocery stores where you can conveniently find items. Here are some meal ideas you can easily prepare at home.

Vegan Burger:

Yes, you read that right—a burger made from beans and lentils that is not only delicious but also flavourful and packed with nutrition. Beans, a rich source of protein, will keep you full for longer and can boost your metabolism. The recipe is simple: black beans, cooked lentils, finely chopped onions, breadcrumbs, and for flavour, add some cumin powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mash the beans, add onions, lentils, and the spices, and mix well until it forms a thick, firm mixture. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into patties. Fry them over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, and voila, vegan burger patties are ready. Time to build that burger: start with a vegan burger bun, lightly toasted, add a slice of vegan cheese followed by the patty and vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, and onion slices. Spread vegan mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard on the top bun and serve it hot. What are you waiting for? Hurry and grab all these ingredients under one roof at Woolworths and get that burger party started!

Vegan Sushi:

Sushi, but vegan? Don't stress about it. A seven-ingredient meal that will send your taste buds to heaven and have you coming back for more. First, the base: sushi rice. Prepare it according to the package instructions. Cook it first. Once the rice is cooked and cooled down, let's assemble the sushi. You need Nori seaweed sheets, sliced avocado, julienned cucumbers, and firm tofu thinly sliced and pan-fried until brown and crispy. Place a bamboo sushi mat on a flat surface and put a sheet of plastic wrap on top. Don't have a sushi mat? You can use a silicone baking mat, and don't forget the plastic wrap. The nori sheet, shiny side down, goes on the mat. Spread a thin layer of sushi rice over the nori, leaving at least a 1-inch space on top so you can roll it into perfection. Arrange the avocado slices, cucumber, and tofu along the centre of the rice. Carefully roll the sushi and apply gentle pressure to shape it into a cylinder. Grab a sharp knife, wet it so you can make clean cuts into the sushi. Cut them into bite-sized pieces, and you've just made your first vegan sushi roll at home. Serve the sushi with vegan soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Dairy-Free Desserts:

Who says desserts can't be vegan? We've got the perfect dairy-free chocolate mousse dessert recipe for you. You'll need coconut milk, soaked cashews, one ripe avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, dates, vanilla extract, and some fresh berries and nuts to garnish. In a blender or food processor, combine the coconut milk, soaked cashews, avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, dates, and vanilla extract. Blend it to a smooth and creamy texture, scraping the sides of the blender as needed. Adjust the sweetness level with maple syrup - add more if you prefer your desserts sweeter. Now that you have a creamy, chocolatey mix, pour it into a serving glass or bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours for it to set into a delicious mousse texture. Garnish it with fresh berries and nuts, and you cannot go wrong with this delectable treat after a hearty vegan meal.