MFM Veganuary Challenge – Week 1

Challenge your taste buds, your culinary skills as well as your friends and family!

Carbonara and Thai Vegetable Curry

We’ve partnered with the wonderful Veganuary to bring you a brand new 10-week challenge, designed to help you introduce delicious new vegan recipes to your repertoire, charm friends, family and colleagues with your plant-based culinary skills and provide a little inspiration for you to consider Veganuary if you feel like building on your Meat Free Mondays and going meat free for January!

Over the course of the next 10 weeks, we will be providing two amazing recipes each week for you to try – it’s a way of showcasing great food and highlighting how exciting and tasty plant-based food really is!

Recipes are provided from our very own Meat Free Monday Cookbook, published by Kyle Books, and from Wicked Healthy (the brainchild of brothers Derek and Chad Sarno) for Veganuary.

It’s week 1 … and we’re kicking off the challenge with two show stopping recipes:

A creamy Wicked Serious Carbonara, packed full of creamy goodness and guaranteed to taste amazing

Wicked Serious Carbonara

Image © Derek Sarno

Carbonara, an Italian classic, is now a plant-forward masterpiece. We’re banging it out with cashews for creaminess, mushrooms for meatiness and pasta because, well … pasta!  It serves 4-6 people and is ready within 60-90 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Wicked Healthy, for Veganuary

Get the recipe here

And next up we have …

A beautifully aromatic Thai Vegetable Curry, easy to make with amazing flavours – a real taste of South-East Asia

Thai Vegetable Curry

In just a few decades, Thai food has grown from relative obscurity into one of the most popular cuisines on Earth. This vegetable curry has many of its classic tastes and textures. It serves 4 people and is ready within 30-45 minutes.

Recipe taken from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook.  Foreword by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney.  Published by Kyle Books.  Photography by Tara Fisher.

Get the recipe here

So, what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself, a friend, a family member or a colleague and enjoy!

Find more great-tasting recipes on the Veganuary and Wicked Healthy websites, and of course Meat Free Monday’s own recipe bankBon appétit!