Each month our Recipe Club will feature a different recipe blog, cookbook author, or crowdsourced contribution. We will explore food from a variation of sources and cuisines, while learning about how many cultures contribute to the foods we eat and the vegan staples we love. If you haven’t already learned about the expansiveness and diversity of vegan options available, you will during our time together!
All are welcome to join our Recipe Club. If you need some inspiration in the kitchen, are curious to learn more, or just want to join in on the fun – this club is for you!
The best part (besides of course eating the food when you’re done), is each delicious and healthy recipe is 100% vegan, meaning no animal products or by-products will be used.
Each meal helps animals and the environment, while also building our community through outreach, education, support, and advocacy.
HOW TO JOIN
Step 1: Sign up to join the club by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/VeganRecipeClub. By signing up, you’ll only receive information and updates about our virtual meeting details, as well as reminders for the club meeting.
Step 2: Check out the featured recipes for this month below and pick one or more of the recipes to try.
Step 3: Gather your ingredients. Send us an email if you have any questions about where you can find something or a modification you need to make.
Step 4: You can now start cooking! You can cook these recipes at any point during the month before our club meeting.
Step 5: Sit back and enjoy! Take pictures if you’d like and share them with us, we would love to see your delicious creations. You can tag us on Instagram or Facebook @capregionvegans or use the hashtag #CapRegionVegans.
Step 6: Join our virtual gathering (via Zoom here) to discuss your experience, including which recipes you tried, what you liked or didn’t like, any modifications you made, and more! This is a perfect opportunity to expand your meal ideas and share vegan cooking tips and tricks.
THIS MONTH’S FEATURED RECIPES
With light slowly returning and spring joining us soon (we hope😅), we’re highlighting a social and economic holiday celebrated by billions of people around the world for our February Recipe Club! We will be recognizing the Lunar New Year with veganized versions of traditional celebratory dishes.
There are many countries who observe the Lunar New Year, which may also be known as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year. You’ll find Chūn Jié (春节) or Cheun Jit in China, Seollal (설날) in Korea, Tết in Vietnam, and Losar in Tibet.
Our Operations Manager, Andrea, and her spouse, Derick, who is Chinese-American, worked together this month to compile recipes representing Lunar New Year celebrations across Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures.
We hope you enjoy!
Happy spring celebrations to all!🌙🦋🌸
Image: VeggieKins (Remy) vegan bulgogi
— Recipe List & Tips —
We made a shopping list for you! Please note, it’s not an all-inclusive list for the recipes. You can use it for items we recommend you purchase. Click here!
❀Tip: We recommend visiting an Asian market to stock up on ingredients (if you’re in Albany there’s one at 1245 Central Avenue or 91 Colvin Avenue), and we included some additional details below each featured recipe about a few ingredients that may not be familiar to you.
❀Tip: Be sure to look for alkaline noodles that do not contain egg, and use vegetarian oyster sauce, which may also be known as mushroom sauce. Chinese chives should be available at any Asian grocery store, but substitute with scallions if you aren’t able to find them.
❀Tip: Tteok(떡), also known as Korean rice cake, is the glutinous and chewy substance made from cooking and piping sticky rice. Find it in the refrigerator section of the Asian grocery store.
Bánh chưng chay – Vietnamese Vegan New Year Rice Cake
❀Tip: Find soy curls in the bulk section at Honest Weight Food Co-op or order by mail.