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16 Vegan Plant-Based Recipes to Warm Your Heart

Here are 16 vegan and plant-based recipes to warm your heart, nourish your body, and feed your soul. 

It’s below freezing here … a lot below. -6 degrees F last I looked! After eating way too much garlic oil and hummus at La Marsa last night, we watched about 2 minutes of the lunar eclipse at 11:30 but were way too cold to wait to see the total eclipse at 11:41. Just Brrrr!

Today is also Martin Luther King, Jr Day. He wasn’t vegan/vegetarian, but his wife, Coretta Scott King, was vegan for the last 10 years of her life. Dr. King’s son, Dexter King, has been a vegan and animal rights activist since the 1980s. 

There are so many good things in the world, like cold nights, good food, beautiful eclipses, and a warm home to get snuggly in. We have a long way to go, though, and much of what Dr. King wished to change still needs changing. I feel, at the heart of it, his message was that we should care about and take care of each other. These are recipes that will warm and nourish even on the coldest night and can, and should, be shared with anyone. 

16 Vegan and Plant-Based Recipes 


1. Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup from Yup It’s Vegan

Mmm, warm gnocchi with tomato. Total comfort food. 

Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup Yup Its Vegan Planted365

2. Sheet Pan Roasted Winter Vegetables from Full of Plants

A pan of roasted vegetables is so simple but so delicious. I love there are radishes in this. Roasted radishes lose their heat and become mild and sweet when roasted or sauteed. 

Sheet Pan Roasted Winter VegetablesFull of Plants Vegan Plant-Based

3. Southern Style Not Fried Boneless Tofu from Planted365

This is a favorite from Planted365 … hey, that’s me! I love this recipe. It’s so easy and reminds me of KFC seasonings.

Southern Style Not Fried Boneless Tofu Planted365

4. Creamy Vegan Tuscan White Bean Kale Soup from The Full Helping

This just looks like a lovely cloud of savory bean heaven. 

Creamy Vegan Tuscan White Bean Soup The Full Helping

5. Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs from Delish Knowledge 

This is hearty enough for the hungriest guest.

Slow Cooker spicy Meatballs Vegan Delish Knowledge

6. Baked Chili Garlic Tofu, Carrot, Chard and Noodle Bowls from Vegan Richa

So many flavors in one bowl … yum. 

Chili Garlic Tofu Noodle Bowls Vegan Richa

7. The Yummiest Vegetable Soup from the Hummusapian

So fresh but total comfort food. 


Yummiest Vegetable Soup Hummusapian Planted365

8. Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup from Pinch of Yum

This looks delicious and I love the unique bowl!

Vegan coconut curry soup Pinch of Yum

9. Vegan French Onion Soup from Well and Full

I’ve been looking for French Onion Soup recipe! This one looks perfect. 

vegn french onion soup well and full plant-based recipe planted 365

10. Roasted Cauliflower Soup from Jessica in the Kitchen

Cauliflower must be the most versatile vegetable ever. This looks so yummy. 

Roasted Cauliflower Soup Jessica in the Kitchen Planted365

11. Anti-Inflammatory Lentil Soup from The Awesome Green

Inflammation is bad, M’kay? Tone it down deliciously with this lentil soup! 

Lentil Soup The Awesome Green Vegan Plant-Based Recipe Planted 365

12. Creamy Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup from Connoisseurus Veg

How thick and creamy is this soup? Amirite?

Creamy Mushroom Barley Soup Vegan Plant based Connoisseurus Veg planted 365

13. Vegetarian Gumbo (Vegan) from Spicy Southern Kitchen 

This looks pretty authentic. My vegan BF has Cajun roots so we’ll definitely be checking this out. 

Vegetarian Gumbo Vegan Plant-Based Spicy Southern Kitchen Planted 365

14. Vegan Southern Stew from Plant Eater’s Manifesto 

Mmm, corn and black eyed peas … a great combination. 


Vegan Southern Stew Plant Eaters manifesto Planted365 plant-based vegan

15. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup from Eating Well

We just got an Instant Pot and I love it. It makes things taste like they’ve simmered for hours in just 10 minutes. 

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup Eating Well Plant-Based Vegan Recipes Planted 365

16. Vegan Potato Soup from Vegan Heaven

You can’t go wrong with potato soup when you need to stay warm! 



XO Lisa

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