The Top 15 Vegan Recipes of 2013

From mac 'n' cheese to quinoa nachos, we unveil the year's most popular (and downright delicious) vegan recipes.

This year, we’ve never been fuller—and more happy to be vegan. Vegan food went above and beyond our wildest expectations, and we’re pretty excited to celebrate. In honor of 2013, here’s the 15 most popular recipes on VegNews.com. We can’t wait to see what’s on the menu in 2014!

1. VegNews Vegan Macaroni & Cheese
This is the best mac 'n' cheese on the planet. End of story.

2. 5 Mouthwatering Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
From a pumpkin curry with chickpeas to gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, we give you five fall recipes you'll want to make all year long. 

3. 6-Ingredient Homemade Vegan Ice Cream
Raw foodie Gena Hamshaw shares two of the tastiest, easiest dairy-free ice cream recipes on the planet.

4. 13 Stellar Vegan Jackfruit Recipes
From simple to over-the-top scrumptious, these jackfruit recipes showcase the amazing uses for 2013’s hottest vegan food ingredient.

5. 11 Spicy Vegan Dishes for Hot Sauce Lovers
Turn the heat up—all the way up—with these deliciously spicy recipes.

6. 10 Amazing Savory Thanksgiving Recipes
From quinoa-stuffed acorn squash to apple cider Brussels sprouts, we’ve got your entire vegan Thanksgiving menu here.

7. 14 Game-Changing Avocado Recipes
Vegans know how to make the most of this buttery green treat, and here are 14 next-level ways to enjoy it.

8. Vegan Eggs Benedict
Seared tofu layered with fried tomatoes and Hollandaise sauce will be your go-to brunch entrée.

9. Soy-Free Vegan Ground Beef
These easy-to-make, versatile crumbles will work on everything from salads to casseroles.

10. The 21 Ultimate Vegan Taco & Guacamole Recipes
We've got tempeh tacos, barbecue eggplant tacos, grilled guacamole, and more. Don't miss this divine round-up of our fave Mexican favorites. 

11. The Easiest, Best Almond Milk Ever
VegNews co-founder Colleen Holland shares her secret for making delicious, frothy almond milk for pennies a glass.

12. Marinated Kale Salad
This fresh, healthy salad by Colleen Holland is a VegNews staff favorite.

13. Sumptuous Shepherd's Stew
You'll love our healthy take on the classic Shepherd’s Stew.

14. Quinoa Nachos
These spicy, cheesy quinoa nachos by New York City chef Ayinde Howell make a fun weeknight meal or party appetizer.

15. Mint Chip Vegan Ice Cream
This raw chocolate ice cream accented by fresh mint is made with bananas, vanilla bean, and cacao nibs.

Don't miss our list of Top 15 Stories of 2013 as well as our Top 15 News Stories of 2013!


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