Five impressive vegan recipes for your next date night
Everyone likes to have a few simple, yet impressive recipes up their sleeve for the next time they cook for a date or special guest, right? Maybe you’re a meat-eater trying to woo a vegan and you haven’t a sweet clue what you’re doing. Relax, at we’re kind to all kinds, and happy to help you out.
What follows are four rich, decadent recipes for those of us who really love to eat, along with one that’s a little lighter. No matter which you choose, it’ll be sure to seal the deal and start you on that inevitable path to heartbreak in no time.
Easy Two-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue – Edgy Veg
Who needs dinner when you can go right to chocolate fondue? Surely the easiest recipe on this list, Candice Hutchings of Edgy Veg has got you covered with a super simple fondue recipe using coconut milk in place of dairy.
The hardest part is going to be deciding what to dip in it. Fruit and cake are typical, but go ahead and use your imagination.
Steak and Peppercorn Sauce – Avant Garde Vegan
Maybe you’re a vegan and looking to date to indoctrinate — sorry, flirt to convert — or maybe you just want something that says “you can’t make this at home” even though, well, you clearly can.
The lovely Gaz Oakley has you covered. His plant-based steak is every bit as satisfying as the real thing, and nobody has to die in its making. Double win.
Pair it with potatoes, a nice salad and a good glass of red wine and you’re in for a meal Paul, or Paulina, won’t soon forget.
Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake – My Darling Vegan
There are few things as titillating as lava cake. Except for maybe avocado toast (for the millennials among us, anyway).
There’s just something about chocolate erupting from spongy domes of decadent cake that says “I’m the one; And even if I’m not the one, I know how to make lava cake, so you’re basically obligated to stay with me forever and ever anyway,” and, if that’s what you want to say, My Darling Vegan has just the recipe you need.
Fast and Easy Vegan Carbonara – It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Pasta. Is there anyone who doesn’t love it? If there is, you probably shouldn’t be going on a date with them anyway. Just saying. These are not people who can be trusted.
This super simple vegan carbonara from Sam Turnbull of It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken is just what you need for a quick and impressive meal, sure to please both vegans and non-vegans alike because, again, it’s pasta.
The Big Salad – Oh She Glows
Alright, so maybe your date is neurotic but hot. You know the type. You met them at the gym or in yoga class, and they’ve always got a green juice or protein shake in hand. This person makes yoga gear look like high fashion and they don’t sweat, they glisten.
Well, this salad from Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows is sure to convince that special someone that you too are one of those healthy vegans, and that you aren’t addicted to Ben & Jerry’s and Sweet Chili Heat Doritos.
But we know the truth.
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