Veganuary recipes – What Does It Mean to Be Vegan?

Published On: January 8, 2024

Every year, many people take part in Veganuary, giving the vegan lifestyle a shot for a month. Are you up for it? Check out this blog to learn what Veganuary is all about, its impact, and discover some tasty recipes to enjoy along your journey.

So, What Does It Mean to Be Vegan?

A vegan diet means eating 100% plant-based – no meat, dairy, eggs or any other animal-derived products. Contrary to common belief, venturing into a vegan cuisine doesn’t have to be daunting or complex, and can be accessible even on a tight budget.

Veganuary can be a great opportunity to discover new and delicious food, while educating oneself about veganism and think about the wider impact it can have on animals, the environment and health.

The idea of Veganuary is that you can give it a go by doing as much or as little as you can. Whether you dive into a complete vegan diet, commit to 4 days a week, or even if you’re just dipping your toe in and exploring the world of veganism for one month, one meal at a time. The choice is entirely yours!

What Are the Benefits to Becoming Vegan?

Shifting to a vegan lifestyle is one of the most impactful actions an individual can take to reduce their carbon footprint. Significantly lower amounts of crops and water are required to sustain a vegan diet, making the switch to veganism an easy and effective way of reducing our environmental impact.

In addition, vegan foods are rich in essential nutrients, making veganism not only environmentally friendly, but also very beneficial to our health. Numerous studies highlight the potential for weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, and more upon adopting a vegan diet.

Delicious Veganuary Recipes to Kickstart Your Journey!

Take a look at a few of our simple, tasty vegan recipes that are quick to prepare:

Air Fried Aubergine with Lentils and Roasted Tomatoes


300g lentils

750ml water

1 tsp veg stock (or 1 veg stock pot)

2 aubergines

150g cherry tomatoes

2 tsp of your favourite Middle Eastern Spice mix/rub

Salt, pepper & oil, as needed

Tahini Sauce:

1.5 tsp tahini

4.5 tsp water

1.5 tsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Vegan pesto to serve!

See the full recipe here

air fried aubergine

Vegan Creamy Tomato Coconut Pasta


1 pack chestnut mushrooms

1 can coconut milk (400 ml)

1 can chopped tomatoes 400g + 200 ml water

6 cloves minced garlic

1 medium size minced onion

Salt and pepper to taste

Dry Italian mixed herbs

Paprika and Chili Flakes

Fresh basil

1 pack Rigatoni pasta (Vegan Friendly) 500g

Olive oil

See the full recipe here

creamy tomato coconut pasta dish

For more inspiration, follow us on Instagram for ongoing recipes this Veganuary!