Looking for the perfect vegan-friend Valentine's Day menu? Try out these yummy and fresh vegan classics that can easily be served at a candlelit evening for two.
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Sure, bruschetta is a safe choice, but when seasoned and prepared the right way, it is always too delicious to pass up. Remember to use the freshest produce around for rich flavors!
- 1 loaf sourdough bread
- 3-4 ripe Roma tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 small bunch fresh basil
- sea salt and black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- white wine
- Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick portions and lightly toast on griddle. Rub each piece with a sliced garlic clove. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Dice fresh tomatoes after removing core and seeds gently. Mix tomatoes into a bowl with finely chopped basil, salt, pepper, and a dash of olive oil and white wine.
- Top toasted sourdough with tomato mixture and serve!
Don't worry about having to use bags of shredded cheese substitute to mimic lasagna. Why use replacements when there are plenty of delicious, FRESH ingredients to make this dish better than ever!
- 2 medium eggplants. sliced lengthwise 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 6-8 mushrooms, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1½ tsp. dried basil leaves
- 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 can organic crushed tomatoes
- 1 large can organic tomato sauce
- 1 small can organic tomato paste
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb. tofu, extra firm
- garlic powder, basil, and oregano to taste
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake sliced eggplant in a lightly oiled pan for 10 minutes.
- Cook garlic, zucchini, and mushrooms over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the crushed tomatoes, sauce, and paste. Season with basil, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Simmer for 20 minutes, covered.
- Using a food processor, blend together tofu, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and vinegar until creamy.
- Assemble layers in a greased baking dish, starting with the tomato sauce. Then follow the pattern of eggplant, tofu mix, tomato sauce until you reach the top of the dish. Bake for 25 minutes covered in foil, then remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.
- Top with fresh basil leaves and serve!
Chocolate Chip Cherry Mug Cakes
End your Valentine's Day meal by cozying up on the couch with a warm mug of delicious cake! Mug cakes take only a couple of minutes to whip together and are fun to try different flavor combinations! (Not to mention clean up is super easy!)
- 4 tbsp. self-rising flour
- 5 tbsp. sugar
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp. soy milk
- 3 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- chocolate chips
- Mix together flour, sugar, and cocoa. Whisk into soy milk, oil, and vanilla until well blended.
- Pour batter into 2 microwavable mugs. Sprinkle chocolate chips in and let them sink down slightly. (This will make little pockets of melted chocolate in each bite!)
- Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Top with fresh cherries and enjoy!