Vegan Meal Plan: October 23rd



This upcoming week is Diwali—the "Festival of Lights" celebrated in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. To commemorate this holiday, we asked our community members to share their favorite Diwali recipes! If you’re curious about this holiday, you can read more here.

The rest of the week is filled with warming, season-appropriate dishes like a rich pumpkin soup, a one-pot mushroom stroganoff to save on the dishwashing time, and a surprisingly filling cauliflower salad. The week ends with mini no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes that you have to try!

If you make any of these recipes, snap a photo and tag us #feedfeed @thefeedfeed on Instagram or TikTok for a chance to be featured. Happy cooking!

MONDAY Petite Dabeli Bites
by @Eat.Treat.Retreat

In addition to its adorably compact presentation, this street food from Mumbai warms the senses with Dabeli masala-seasoned potatoes balanced with the tart, mouth-watering flavor of tamarind. Don't be shy—you'll want seconds.
Diwali Chocolate Bark
by @Kraviings

Diwali is known for celebrating with exceptional dessert offerings. Here's a super easy chocolate bark that comes together with very few ingredients- Melted chocolate is flavored with cardamom and then set to firm with edible rose petals and chopped pistachios-but any toppings of your choice work well here!

Tuesday Pumpkin Lentil Soup with Chili Crisp
by @Lisathompson
@Lisathompson loves making a big batch of this pumpkin soup every year when the temperatures start to dip, ensuring that there is a healthy and filling lunch squared away in the fridge for the week ahead. Don't skip on adding the chili crisp for an added spicy kick!

WEDNESDAY Mushroom Leek Stroganoff
by @Rainbowplantlife

Mushrooms are the star of this Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff, which is my lightened up (but no less indulgent) spin on the classic Russian meat-and-cream stew. The next star ingredient is full-fat coconut milk, which lends this dish an incredibly creamy texture making this a completely vegan and dairy-free delight!

THURSDAY Roasted Cauliflower Salad
by @Wandering_Chickpea

If you're a fan of cauliflower, then you will love this easy salad! The addition of salty-briny olives, chickpeas, naturally sweetened dates, and a dash of tangy red wine vinegar dressing makes a bright and flavorful base for any of your favorite proteins-try adding shrimp, chicken, seitan, or tofu to balance it out.

WEEKEND BONUS No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
by @Wellbymel_

These completely raw, no-bake cheesecakes come together in no time! The simple crust is made by combining toasted almonds, dates, and some water together. The filling is a combination of vegan cream cheese, coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, and spices. This could even be made in a tart pan for the Thanksgiving table.