3 Veggie ‘steak’ recipes that don’t contain actual meat

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Yes, Food Police, we are all aware that food should be named for what it is. A big juicy slab of meat, cut from the top of the beef animal is sirloin steak, and a thick slice of cauliflower is essentially only a thick slice of the vegetable, nothing more and nothing less.

But now that food trends are evolving, people are moving towards healthier, or environmentally friendlier alternatives to meat and animal products in general. From the infamous impossible burger to “char-grilled cauliflower steak”... the meatless movement is progressing, providing innovative imitations or substitutes to conventional meat.

Why not give it a try?

Allow these 3 mouthwatering vegan “steak” recipes to replace your meat options once this week and you may be pleasantly surprised.

This spiced cauli steak with coconut and coriander relish is an ambrosial dish with Indian spices gracing your palate. Think ground coriander, cumin and golden turmeric. It truly is an explosion of flavours in your mouth.

indian spice cauliflower steaks

Gorgeous Greek-styled stuffed zucchini boats will make you forget your love for chicken Parmigiana. Filled with a homemade tomato sauce and topped with herbed crumbed tofu, delicious!

Greek style zucchini

Bursting with sweet, salty and umami flavours, these charcoal grilled barbecue tofu “steaks” are the perfect meat replacement, that will have you coming back for more, guaranteed.

Barbecued tofu steaks

 

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If you've toyed with the idea of going vegan but can't quite commit, it's probably because you're sad at the thought of saying goodbye to cheese, meat or egg-laden cakes and bakes. (image: iStock) Just because you aren't able to eat pastries and crème brûlée when vegan, doesn't mean your life has come to an end.