Winter is an unexpectedly wonderful time of year to explore a plant-based diet, and see where small changes take you.

In my experience, it's easiest and most enjoyable to explore veganism one recipe at a time. Fortunately, there's a vegan recipe for everyone. Whether you love soups and stews, hearty casseroles, crispy kale salads, or a crunchy platter of seared tempeh, you won't be disappointed in this round up of hearty — but healthy — favorites from The New Veganism.

Warm kimchi bowl with spicy broccoli and sesame-scallion wild rice


Lemon tahini dressing


Raw buckwheat breakfast porridge 


Tofu breakfast scramble


Vegan pad Thai


Apricot, date, and cashew snack balls


Snow pea, cabbage, and mizuna salad with marinated and seared tempeh


Wintery mushroom, kale, and quinoa enchiladas


Farro with leeks and balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts


Yam and peanut stew with kale 


Hearty kale salad with Kabocha squash, pomegranate seeds, and toasted hazelnuts


Raw kale salad with lentils and sweet apricot vinaigrette


Green smoothie with avocado



Tempeh and sweet potato hash


Black bean and corn burgers

This story was originally published on Food52.com15 vegan recipes for a very green 2015