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