Thankfully, more and more people across the length and breadth of the country and beyond, are realizing the incredible health benefits to eating a more vegan-based diet, as well as the incredible impacts on wildlife, nature and the environment as well.
Whether you are merely interested in what vegan cuisine has to offer, have been advised to eat a more vegan diet by your therapist or doctor, or else are looking for new and delicious vegan meals, then continue reading to learn of five innovations in vegan cooking in 2022.
1. Vegan Fast Food & Drink
You may have already noticed the plethora of fast-food restaurants that have started to offer a plant-based version of their most popular dishes and this trend, wonderfully, is now no longer confined to foodstuffs.
Popular coffee houses and cafes, such as Costa and Starbucks to name just two, are now offering a plant-based alternative to many of their drinks, sandwiches and snacks and even better; they charge no more for the privilege.
2. Food Thickening Agents
The humble cooking element of a food thickening agent has been around for many, many years, but since early 2021, has experienced somewhat of a meteoric rise to prominence.
Traditionally, quality yet affordable food thickening agents such as Simply Thick Instagram, were only for people who were experiencing difficulties in chewing and swallowing, but now food thickening agents are being used in a myriad of different vegan recipes, particularly sweet treats such as cakes, muffins and flapjacks.
3. Vegan Eggs
Yes, you read that right: vegan eggs.
Over the past six months or so, more and more companies who specialize in vegan cooking have created their own version of the vegan egg. Generally, vegan eggs are created using whole algal protein and flour, cellulose, black salt, nutritional yeast, gellan gum, modified cellulose and plant-sourced calcium lactate.
4. Potato Milk
No doubt you will already have heard of alternative milk substitutes, such as sot, oat and almond milk, but now in the world of dairy-free milk, potatoes are leading the way.
Not only is potato milk a fantastic milk substitution, not only for people who are choosing to follow a vegan-based lifestyle, but also for people who are either avoiding, or indeed allergic to, dairy products. Additionally, potato milk has been found to be rich in both fiber and protein.
5. Vegan Seafood
Another fantastically popular and incredibly innovative creation is that of vegan seafood.
No matter what fish-based meals and products you can conjure up in your mind, there is more than likely a vegan substitution already available in the store and from online retailers, or else one currently being tried out either in this country or internationally.
The United States is the country which is currently leading the way with vegan seafood and scientists and top chefs from across the length and breadth of the country and beyond are working around the clock to attempt to recreate the vast and far-reaching nutritional benefits of primary seafood in their new vegan alternatives.