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    17 Comforting Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Less Meat Or Dairy

    New year, new you.

    If you're trying to cut back on meat or dairy, we have just the thing to help. Here are a handful of vegan comfort food recipes to try now.

    1. Lentil Bolognese

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    Lentils make this Bolognese taste incredibly meaty, but with no ground beef whatsoever. Serve it over pasta or rice for a hearty meal. Get the recipe for lentil Bolognese here.

    2. Mushroom Mac 'n' Cheese

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    If mac 'n' cheese and mushroom stroganoff had a baby, it would taste something like this. Get the recipe for vegan mushroom stroganoff mac 'n' cheese here.

    3. Chickpea Noodle Soup

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    Soft, stewed chickpeas take the place of chicken in this cozy noodle soup recipe. Get the recipe for chickpea noodle soup here.

    4. Mushroom Wellington

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    Start with vegan puff pastry and fill it with a savory mixture of portobello mushrooms, onions, spinach, Dijon mustard, and herbs. Get the recipe for mushroom Wellington here.

    5. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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    Cauliflower gets battered in almond milk, flour, panko bread crumbs, and spices, then it's baked in the oven until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Get the recipe for buffalo cauliflower wings here.

    6. Jalapeño Popper Mac 'n' Cheese

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    This dairy-free mac 'n' cheese is still seriously creamy thanks to nutritional yeast, raw soaked cashews, garlic, vegan cream cheese, and jalapeño peppers give it a nice kick. Get the recipe for jalapeño popper mac 'n' cheese here.

    7. Homemade Vegan Burgers

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    These meatless burgers are made with chickpeas, raw veggies, basil, pine nuts, garlic, and flour. Get the recipe for homemade vegan burgers here.

    8. Kung Pao Tofu

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    This tofu is pan fried in a sweet and spicy glaze made of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Get the recipe for kung pao tofu here.

    9. Cauliflower Tinga Tacos

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    If you're looking for an easy way to replace meat with something equally as satisfying, try these cauliflower tacos. Roast the cauliflower for 25 minutes until tender, then coat it in a sauce made of chipotle peppers in adobo, onion, garlic, and spices. Get the recipe for cauliflower tinga tacos here.

    10. Mushroom Bourguignon

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    This stew is made with mushrooms, carrots, and onions in a savory broth of red wine, vegetable broth, and tomato paste. Serve it over mashed potatoes, cauliflower mash, or egg noodles. Get the recipe for mushroom Bourguignon here.

    11. White Bean and Guacamole Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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    Stuffed potatoes are a versatile and filling meal to keep in your dinner rotation. This recipe calls for roasted sweet potatoes that are filled with white beans. creamy mashed avocado, and a homemade dressing made of tahini and lemon juice. Get the recipe for white bean and guacamole stuffed sweet potatoes here.

    12. Vegan Stuffed Shells

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    Just because you're trying to cut back on dairy doesn't mean you have to give up the pleasures of stuffed pasta. These shells are filled with a mixture of vegan ricotta, spinach, and oregano. Get the recipe for vegan stuffed shells here.

    13. Bean Chili With Tofu Crumbles

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    Make this hearty chili loaded with black beans, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and crumbled tofu for game day or any day. Get the recipe for bean chili with tofu crumbles here.

    14. Red Thai Coconut Curry

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    The base of this decadent curry is made with coconut milk, chilli paste, soy sauce, and red curry paste. Then, fill it with tofu and all your favorite veggies like butternut squash, peppers, and broccoli. Get the recipe for red Thai coconut curry here.

    15. Japanese Miso Hot Pot

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    This filling one pot stew starts by simmering water, kombu, mushrooms, soy sauce, and chili pepper on the stove. Then, stir in miso pasta and enoki mushrooms for a heart and soul warming soup you'll want to make all winter. Get the recipe for Japanese miso hot pot here.

    16. Marinated Teriyaki Eggplant

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    This quick and easy teriyaki marinade instantly upgrades eggplant into a standalone meal. Serve it over sticky rice with scallions and sesame seeds. Get the recipe for teriyaki eggplant here.

    17. Baked Ziti With Cashew Cheese

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    If you want to save time, you can opt for a store bought cashew cheese. The rest of the recipe is totally no-fuss and comes together in no time with just a few basic ingredients. Get the recipe for baked ziti with cashew cheese here.