From Grasshopper Cocktail to Holiday Cranberry Relish: Our Top Eight Vegan Recipes of the Day!

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Ready, set, recipes! Here are our just published, fresh-out-the-mill recipes in one convenient place! These are the top vegan recipes of the day, and are now a part of the thousands of recipes on our Food Monster App! Our newest recipes includes cocktails and hummus so if you’re looking for something new and delicious, these recipes are it!

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1. Grasshopper Cocktail

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This minty dessert cocktail is as retro as they come, and was super popular in the 50s, 60s and 70s. So famed, it made a special place on the IBA’s list of official cocktails. This Grasshopper Cocktail by The Mixer is simple to pull off in a moment’s notice with just three ingredients: crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and use coconut milk or blitz in the blender with a scoop of your favorite vegan gelato for a dairy-free alternative.

2. Holiday Cranberry Relish

Vegan Cranberry Relish

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This Holiday Cranberry Relish by Carol Clayton is sweet, tart, and brightly flavorful. Made with fresh cranberries, honey crisp apples, and navel oranges, it has all the flavors of the holiday season. Enjoy this colorful relish with any dish you would pair with cranberry sauce.

3. Chocolate Almond and Thyme Tarts

Vegan Chocolate Almond and Thyme Tarts

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A smooth and creamy dessert recipe sure to wow vegans and non-vegans alike! This Chocolate Almond and Thyme Tarts by Hannah Sunderani savory thyme topping brings out the rich, chocolate notes in the mousse.

4. Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney

Vegan Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney

Source: Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney

This Mushroom Nut Loaf with Balsamic Tomato Chutney by Ashley Smyczek is perfect for when you’re looking for something to bring a potluck or make for dinner. This meal is simple and the end result is delicious and filling!

5. Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Gratin

Vegan Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Gratin

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This Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Gratin by Lydia Filgueras is super delicious and perfect for serving to guests. It’s a small gratin that uses about a pound of squash and two smallish apples.

6. Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi

Vegan Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi

Source: Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi

Spam musubi, a Hawaiian type of sushi, was created during World War II by Japanese Americans living in the internment camps. It quickly became a favorite and is now a popular lunch and snack item and can be found all over the islands from restaurants to kiosks. In this Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi by Rachael Hutchings it is made by grilling or pan-frying slices of seasoned tofu, then placed on top of a ball of rice molded into a Spam-shape and wrapped with a strip of nori seaweed. The tofu doesn’t taste exactly like Spam, but it provides that salty, smoky, sweet meat-like flavor and texture of Spam.

7. Macadamia Mayonnaise

Vegan Macadamia Mayonnaise

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One of the more challenging things about going dairy-free is finding good replacements for old favorites. But with this Macadamia Mayonnaise by Nikki Stokes for raw macadamia mayonnaise, you don’t have to go without any more. It’s creamy, it’s delicious and it’s also super simple to make!

8. Fermented Squash Relish

Vegan Fermented Squash Relish

Source: Fermented Squash Relish

This Fermented Squash Relish by Angi Schneider is a savory relish that is reminiscent of sour pickle relish without the vinegar flavor. You can make this ferment spicy or mild, depending on what peppers you choose to use. The cloves are the secret ingredient in this fermented summer squash relish; they add a rich spiced flavor that mellows the ferment.     Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Guide to Preserving Vegetables by Angi Schneider, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Dennis Burnett

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