Vegan Tuesdays

Vegan Tuesdays is much like the well-known “Meatless Mondays” – except that it’s on Tuesday and all products consumed are plant-based (ie. no dairy or eggs). As much as I support the “Meatless Mondays” movement, I’ve been a vegetarian for 16 years and was looking for another way to challenge myself + make an additional positive impact on the environment. I decided to incorporate a lot more vegan meals into my diet and dedicate one whole day each week to vegan cuisine. My goal was learn more about vegan cooking + baking, but also to promote plant-based meals. Plant-based meals are extremely healthy and can been incredibly flavourful. Plus, plant-based eating is a kind diet that benefits both the environment and our animal friends.

For those of you currently participating in Meatless Mondays, please also consider trying Vegan Tuesdays. If you have a blog, please consider incorporating Vegan Tuesdays into your post schedule. I think it would be wonderful for more bloggers to focus on plant-based meals at least once a week. If you’d like to contribute a post to The Fig Tree’s Vegan Tuesdays, please contact me at courtney[at]thefigtreeblog[dot]come.


Here are some recipes to get you started:


Monday, September 3, 2012: Introduction to Vegan Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 4, 2012: Fresh Corn Farrotto

Tuesday, September 11, 2012: Butternut Squash Quinoa Nut Burgers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012: Curried Autumn Squash Lentil Stew

Tuesday, September 25, 2012: Pear + Golden Raisin Cookies

Tuesday, October 2, 2012: Pumpkin Pecan White Chocolate Blondies

Tuesday, October 9,2012: Creamy Sweet Potato Rosemary Soup

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: A Few Vegan Favourites

Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Enchiladas

Tuesday, November 13, 2012: Coconut Ginger Quinoa Salad with Apples

Tuesday, November 20, 2012: Holiday Eggnog Steamer

Tuesday, November 27, 2012: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Coconut Chili

Tuesday, December 4, 2012: Chocolate Chai Shortbread Cookies

Tuesday, December 11, 2012: Curried Quinoa Mango Salad

Tuesday, January 5, 2013: Vegetarian Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)