Plant-based eating is super easy with Dinnerly!

Our weekly menu includes at least 1 vegan recipe and at least 4 vegetarian recipes, including special veg-friendly ingredients

By: Dinnerly / 18.05.2021

Are you vegetarian? Vegan? Flexitarian? Maybe you’re keen to get more vegie-packed meals into your diet? Either way, adding plant-based cooking to your repertoire is so easy with Dinnerly!

Not only does our menu offer at least 1 vegan recipe and at least 4 vegetarian recipes every week, but we also have a range of special veg-friendly ingredients for our expert chefs to work with. Plus, our in-house nutritionist gives all our vegan and vegetarian recipes the tick of approval to make sure they’re serving up the right amount of protein and vegies, and are overall well-balanced.

From mushroom-based ‘meat’ to the best-ever vegan cheese, read on to discover our fab range of vegan- and vegetarian-friendly ingredients.

v2food Plant-based Mince

Did you know that Dinnerly and our sibling brand Marley Spoon are the only meal kits in Australia offering v2food plant-based mince in recipes?

Plant-based proteins have been on the rise, and have made cooking interesting and filling vegan and vegetarian recipes a whole lot easier. We love to use v2food plant-based mince to put a meat-free spin on classic recipes that would normally use regular meat mince. It’s super easy to cook – simply grab a saucepan and brown off this versatile soy-protein mince, exactly like you would with meat mince.

An all-Aussie product made locally, you’ll find v2food plant-based mince in our recipes like v2 Plant-Based Meatballs and Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce (image below); Korean v2 Plant-Based Stir-fry with Rice and Cheat's Kimchi; and v2 Plant-Based Miso Noodle Soup with Sweet Corn and Spring Onion.

v2 Plant-Based Meatballs and Spaghetti

Fable Mushroom 'Meat'

Queensland-based Fable Food Co is the inventor of this exciting ingredient, made from over 60% shiitake mushrooms! For an umami hit and a meat-like texture that’s oh-so similar to slow-cooked, pulled meat, Fable Mushroom ‘Meat’ is the star of many of our vegan and vegetarian recipes. Think Mushroom 'Meat' Stir-Fry with Roasted Peanuts and Rice (image below); Loaded Mushroom 'Meat' Potato Wedges; and Pulled Mushroom 'Meat' Tacos with Pickled Veg and Chipotle Mayo.

Mushroom 'Meat' Stir-Fry with Roasted Peanuts and Rice

Syndian Falafel

No veg-friendly menu is complete without a tasty, herby falafel! Bursting with vegie goodness and ready-made to cut down on cooking time, our recipes feature the Super Green Falafel made by Sydney-based brand Syndian. Made with chickpeas, garlic, sesame seeds, potato, fresh herbs and spices, they’re totally free from preservatives. Find these tasty vegan bites in the likes of our Falafel Grain Bowl with Pistachios and Sumac Dressing (image below), and Falafel and Quinoa Tabouleh with Yoghurt and Crispy Pepitas.

Falafel Grain Bowl with Pistachios and Sumac Dressing

Soy Co Tofu

Unlike most plant-based proteins, tofu is a complete source of dietary protein. That means it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies require. Plus, it’s a good source of iron and calcium – two nutrients to be mindful of when eating a plant-based diet.

Beloved by vegan and vegetarian cooks, our tofu is sourced from Sydney-based Soy Co and features in our recipes like Low-Cal Chilli Tofu Stir-Fry with Thai Basil and Brown Rice, and Smoky Tofu and Sesame Rice with Tonkatsu Sauce and Slaw (image below).

Smoky Tofu and Sesame Rice with Tonkatsu Sauce and Slaw

Vegan Cheeses - GreenVie Smoked 'Gouda' and Greek Style 'Feta'

A tasty vegan cheese that stands up against it’s dairy-based siblings? We’ve searched high and low for options that fit the bill, offering the delicious GreenVie Smoked and GreenVie Greek Style in our recipes. They’re absolute game-changers for plant-based recipes!

Rich with a lightly smoked taste, you’ll soon find GreenVie Smoked 'Gouda' as a topping in our bakes or stirred through dishes for extra oomph.

Just like traditional feta, GreenVie Greek Style 'Feta' boasts a crumbly texture and tangy taste. We love it for plant-based burgers, salads, pastas and more, like in our Low-Cal Vegan Greek Salad with 'Feta', White Beans and Croutons (image below).

Low-Cal Vegan Greek Salad with 'Feta', White Beans and Croutons

Legumes

Pump up that protein! Cooking with a range of high-protein, fibre-rich plants is a guaranteed way to make sure meals are healthy, and it’s a great way to support good gut health and digestion.

For great sources of plant protein that are naturally low in fat, our recipes use canned chickpeas, lentils, cannellini beans, red kidney beans and black bean. Plus, our chefs often use them to swap out refined grains for legumes – a healthy trick to maximise flavour, texture and nutrients, while keeping the calories down!

Our Low-Cal Braised Beans and Capsicum with Avocado and Coriander Yoghurt (image below); Chipotle Pumpkin and Bean Quesadillas with Tomato and Corn Salsa; and Masala Beans with Grains, Coriander and Pickled Onion are just a handful of our plant-based recipes featuring these tasty legumes.

Braised Beans and Capsicum with Avocado and Coriander Yoghurt

Wholegrains

Our menu includes a variety of special wholegrains, like red rice, brown rice, freekeh, quinoa and burghul, plus our special black pearl grain blend made with brown rice, organic red quinoa and black barley. Bonus: these nutrient-packed wholegrains add nutty, earthy flavours to your cooking for extra tastiness! You’ll find them in the likes of our Hemp-Crusted Haloumi with Beetroot and Burghul Salad (image below), and our Butter Chickpea Curry with Quinoa and Green Beans.

Compared to their refined counterparts, wholegrains are higher in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. They often have a low Glycaemic Index, meaning the energy release that occurs is slower, so you feel fuller for longer, too!

Hemp-Crusted Haloumi with Beetroot and Burghul Salad

Did you know?

When our chefs combine multiple plant-based proteins together in the one dish – like using tofu with black beans, or mushroom ‘meat’ with chickpeas – this means the recipe offers a complementary protein. That’s a protein set that contains all the essential amino acids our bodies require!

Want to pump up the plants in your dinners? Check out our weekly vegan and vegetarian recipes on the Dinnerly menu.

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