Before making any statements, let's just understand the veganism. It means no animal foods and no animal-based products. By saying that, we mean products like meat, fish, shellfish, fowl, dairy, egg, chicken or beef broth, gelatin, and honey.

Vegans generally consume all type of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, soy foods, soy sauce, legumes, oils, mustard, vinegar, and as sweet, dark chocolate (should be above 60%).

When hosting a vegan guest; making curries, soups, stews, risotto, pasta or stir-fried dishes can easily relieve your stress about “what to order”. You may use different types of seasonings or condiments each time and cook the same dish with different flavours!

Can Vegans eat bread?

Yes, why not? Normally, bread is made from water, yeast, flour, and salt. Bread types like rolls, bagels, focaccia, lavash, tortillas, and pita would be fine.

If you are going to buy bread from a bakery, it should not contain any dairy products like eggs. But if you prefer the supermarket, then you should be careful since they may contain eggs or whey.

When you are at the supermarket and checking on the ingredients of bread, you do not have to read the whole thing through. Check the allergy warning line first. Because if the bread has dairy products in it, it should have been stated.

If nothing stated on the allergy warning line, you might need to read the ingredients section. If bread contains these products, staying away from it would be appropriate; casein, caseinate, sodium caseinate, whey, eggs, milk, cream, honey, monoglycerides and diglycerides, lecithin, and DATEM (Diacetyl Tartaric Ester of Monoglyceride). By doing this, “hidden” animal-based ingredients can be seen and avoided.

Do Vegans eat pasta?

Yes! If you are looking for fresh pasta, the only thing you should be careful about is eggs. By looking at the ingredients line, it can be easily seen. Most packaged pasta types such as spaghetti and rotini are vegan. Ordering pasta with a simple tomato sauce along with some spices can satisfy the stomach. Yummy!

Vegetarian meals: What is the best vegetarian meal?

Fajitas, frittata, pasta, risotto, pizza, tofu, dumplings or gnocchi. Which one are you?

There are many food alternatives that can be enjoyed and delicious at the same time. It is hard to pick the best vegetarian meal as it depends on the taste. Penne with ricotta cheese and broccoli, spicy vegetable stew with coconut, mushroom risotto, quinoa, and avocado salad, tofu tortillas or full-of-cheese pizza may be someone's favourite. So we are leaving to choose the best vegetarian meal for you.

Healthy Western vegetarian main dishes

- Broccoli casserole with quinoa: All you need is broccoli, quinoa, cheese, milk, olive oil, and spices up to your taste. First, boil the quinoa until the water is absorbed. During this time put the broccoli in the oven with a bit of olive oil and leave it there until it gets to caramelize. Mix the spices and some of the cheese into quinoa. Pour the whole mixture over broccoli, and the rest of the cheese on top. After 20 minutes, ta-da! And if you want it faster than that, order it from Smartbite online.

- Spaghetti with lentils and marinara sauce: After the lentils and spaghetti are boiled, this dish needs almost nothing more. Mixing the lentils and pasta with marinara sauce and some salt is beyond bearing! Also, you might enjoy the leftovers the next day.

- Vegetable fried rice: According to the season, the ingredients of this recipe can be easily adopted. Vegetables like carrot, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, bell pepper, and beans are very suitable for this dish. Cooking the veggies in olive or sesame oil and continue cooking by mixing them with rice is a great idea. It is easy to make with no effort. Just make sure to cut all ingredients into bite-sizes before opening up the heat of the pan. If you don’t hace that time, Smartbite is here for you to deliver your food to your doorstep.

- Caprese pasta salad: It can be served either hot or cold. Cooking tomatoes in olive oil with its own juice can be your favourite pasta sauce! After boiling the pasta, just mix the tomatoes along with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil (optional). Trust us, the taste is more than enough!

If you would like to order vegan Western foods and want them delivered to your door, Smartbite is here for you!

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