V for Life

Recipes

Lighter Meals

In this section we feature a good selection of vegetarian and vegan ideas for lighter meals, and most of them are easy to make. Of course, many of the recipes can also be used as main meals by serving with chips, baked or boiled potatoes, bread, side vegetables, or salad, as appropriate.

  • Pea Super Soup

    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Time to cook: 15 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    A great soup for spring, fortified with pea protein powder with added soy. You could add calories with more soya cream.
  • Potato latkes

    Serves: Makes 10–15 latkes
    Time to prepare: hr 05 mins
    Time to cook: hr 20 mins
    Dietary requirements: Vegan
    If these are not familiar to you, they are simply gently fried potato cakes. Serve with a cooked breakfast or as a side for a lunchtime treat. 
  • Vegetable biryani

    Serves: 6
    Time to prepare: hr 15 mins
    Time to cook: hr 45 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan
    This dish can be made in a number of ways. Essentially it is rice cooked with spices, dried fruit, nuts, and vegetables with a curry sauce. 
  • Seitan Wraps

    Serves: 6
    Time to prepare: 25 mins
    Time to cook: 10 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    Indulgent, vegan shawarma wraps, served with vegan mayo. For a quicker option seitan can be bought ready-made. Seitan is a great, high-protein option.
  • Gram Flour Pancakes

    Serves: 4-6 pancakes
    Time to prepare: 35 mins
    Time to cook: 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan
    Easy, versatile high-protein pancake fortified with gram flour. Great snack topped with a simple sauce or vegan cheese, or works well with VfL's Mushroom Medley filling for a main meal.298 kcal, 8.8g
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