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30 Celebrity Favourite Recipes: The Vegan Edit

By Lora O’Brien

I know what it’s like to be celebrity obsessed. We follow our faves on Instagram and pour over their lavish lifestyles with a tiny hint of the green monster. After all, their lives look SO amazing, who can blame us? We want to know their secrets: who are they dating, how is their hair is so shiny, and most importantly, what the heck do they eat?!

Like us, celebs love their food, and we love to know what they’re eating. Case in point? A few years back, Kylie Jenner sent the world into a frenzy when she showed us all via social media how to make her famous ramen noodle recipe, and when  Jay-Z and Beyonce were seen eating at LA’s vegan restaurant Cafe Gratitude, the whole world seemed suddenly eager to try ditching meat.

I’ve scoured the world wide web to bring to you 30 celeb food faves, and then called upon top food bloggers to give us vegan friendly versions of those dishes. From basic dinners loved by Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian to the fancier fare adored by Hugh Jackman and Kristen Stewart, you can now eat like your favourite star.

Celebrity Favourite Recipes: The Vegan Edit

1. Krysten Ritter: Glowing Skin Green Juice

Krysten Ritter is a huge fan when it comes to juicing, and her go-to foods are lots of greens! But whilst Krysten tends to steer clear of the sweeter ingredients such as apple and agave in favour of kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber and celery, this can taste a little harsh if you’re new to green juicing.   This apple, celery and kale recipe will be just the right amount of sweetness and greens, but gradually over time, you could lessen the apple and add lemon for a more sour flavour.

Get the recipe here.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow: Spicy Cilantro Lemonade

Gwyneth Paltrow is a real advocate when it comes to healthy eating, so it’s no surprise that some of her go-to recipes include a salad, seeded bars and this cilantro lemonade. And luckily for us, Gwyneth has shared her exact lemonade recipe with us. The perfect refreshing pick-me-up, this spicy beverage got only has a beauty-boosting dose of vitamin C and alkalizing lemon juice, but it makes a damn good base for tequila if it happens to be happy hour…just saying!

Get the recipe here.

3. Blake Lively: Eggs Benedict

Blake Lively has spoken out about her go-to brunch order: eggs Benedict! But we’re giving the dish a vegan makeover. Smoky tempeh is served atop a toasted English muffin, crowned with pan-seared asparagus and smothered in a creamy vegan hollandaise sauce. Still miss the texture of egg? We’ve got lots of vegan egg recipes you can use to make your eggy dreams come true!

Get the recipe here.

4. Jennifer Aniston: Nachos

When the Queen of Comedy states that she loves nachos so much, she’d eat them off the floor – you have to be impressed by girl’s love of those delicious tortillas! Whilst Jen likes to make her own before frying them in some coconut oil, we tend to like our nachos a little on the indulgent side, so we’ve got a recipe here for a fully loaded vegan plate. Salty, crunchy tortilla chips are topped with fresh guacamole, black beans and salad and topped with a layer of cashew-less vegan queso.

Get the recipe here.

5. Nick Jonas: Cuban Sandwich

One third of the Jonas trio has claimed his favourite type of sandwich is the Cuban. The traditional ingredients of roast pork, glazed ham and swiss cheese are replaced with… jackfruit! It makes a wonderful mock meat, and works super well in this recipe, giving it hearty, filling vibe. And did I mention there are dill pickles?

Get the recipe here.

6. Emma Watson: Mexican Food

The English beauty that is Emma Watson is a huge fan when it comes to Mexican food, a food passion that food duo hot for food share, too – and we’re sure the Harry Potter star would pretty much adore these breakfast tacos. The scramble is made from tofu and there’s salsa and vegan sour cream – delicious!

Get the recipe here.

7. Stella McCartney: Avocado Hummus

Paul and Linda McCartney have done wonders for the world of veganism – not only have they influenced millions around the world, but they’ve impacted their family, too. No wonder then that Stella McCartney’s reported fave food is avo hummus. Dip your favourite veggie crudites into it, smear it in a sandwich or top it on a salad.

Get the recipe here.

8. Mark Wahlberg: Macaroni Salad

The Wahlberg brothers love their macaroni salad! So much so that Mark’s chef brother, Paul Wahlberg, has released the family’s beloved recipe. And whilst the Wahlbergs are convinced no one can make a macaroni salad as well as their mother, Alma, you can sure try, with this vegan version, below!

Get the recipe here.

9. John Legend & Chrissy Teigan: Fried ‘Chicken’

If you follow Chrissy Teigan on Instagram, then you’ll know full well that mamma loves to cook! And one food that she and husband John Legend both love is fried chicken! I remember well the unique flavourings of KFC; the crispy coated chicken that was made with a secret blend of spices. And this   recipe replicates that taste in a 100% vegan fashion, but with all the crispy deliciousness intact!

Get the recipe here.

10. Vanessa Hudgens: Sushi

Actress Vanessa Hudgens loves her sushi, and it’s super easy to make vegan friendly by simply using lots of veggies! If you’re wanting to add a hit of protein, add some tofu tempeh in place of fish. Or if you’re feeling adventurous and missing your sashimi, follow these 5 steps to turn the humble tomato into mock fish.

Get the recipe here.

11. GiGi Hagid & Kendal Jenner: Burgers

As hard as it is to imagine these gorgeous VS models chowing down on an actual burger, they’ve both cited it as their favourite recipe. And what’s not to love when it’s vegan! These thick, lentil burgers are topped with melted vegan cheese, slices of tomato, fresh red onion and then smothered with a creamy avocado ranch sauce.

Get the recipe here.

12. Scarlett Johansson: Buffalo ‘Chicken Wings’

Scarlett Johansson has described herself as ‘addicted’ to buffalo chicken wings, and we think she’d be scarfing down this vegan version pretty easily, too! The seitan ‘chicken’ is super moist and perfectly spiced. You can even make mock bones by using sugar cane.

Get the recipe here.

13. Paul McCartney: Vegan Enchiladas

Following in his late wife’s footsteps, Paul McCartney is also a huge voice when it comes to giving up meat. Having been vegetarian since 1975, Paul always makes sure there are vegetarian dishes available at his concerts, and one of his favourite recipes is vegan enchiladas! These black bean and vegan cheese enchiladas are high in protein and provide plenty of fuel to keep you warm this winter.

Get the recipe here.

14. Justin Bieber: Spaghetti Bolognese

The Biebs loves some spag bol, and why not? Spaghetti coated in a rich tomato based sauce? Delicious! Here, the minced meat is replaced with juicy, umami-laden mushrooms, helping the dish to develop rich flavours which the spaghetti absorbs. It has all the components that make this dish so well loved, just without using meat.

Get the recipe here.

15. Justin Timberlake: ‘Lobster’ Pasta

Justin Timberlake is a self proclaimed foodie, and his favourite dish? A trip to Italy where he feasted on lobster pasta with a Pecorino cheese. Well, this vegan recipe recreated JT’s favourite dish using lobster mushrooms in place of seafood. To make this dish 100% vegan, switch the cheese for a vegan version (you can even make your own vegan ‘Parmesan’ cheese easily) and use olive oil in place of butter and you’re good to go!

Get the recipe here.

16. Kim Kardashian: In-N-Out Burger

Kim Kardashian may be the envy of many with her killer curves, but she’s a fan of her food, and one of her favourite fast food jaunts to visit? In-N-Out! Well, welcome to Vegan-N-Out, Kimmy K! The burgers look so convincing, these will shock even the most meat-loving of souls! This recipe even replicated the secret In-N-Out sauce.

Get the recipe here.

17. Ellen DeGeneres: Pasta Arrabbiata

Ellen thrilled us all when she decided to go vegan, and  pasta arrabiata is her most-loved dish of them all. You know what, Ellen? I feel you, girl. Comforting carbs with a spicy kick? Count me in! And this recipe is not only packed with flavour, it’s so quick and easy to make, too.

Get the recipe here.

18. Cameron Diaz: Anything with garlic, oil and lemon

When asked her favourite thing to cook, Cameron said, ‘Anything with garlic, oil and lemon flavours.’ So we’ve brought those simple Italian/Mediterranean flavours to this potato dish. Cooked in olive oil and seasoned with a lemon-herb mixture, these potatoes will delight even A-list actresses.

Get the recipe here.

19. Beyonce: Pizza

Queen Bey has called pizza her favourite indulgence, and since she went vegan some time ago, we think she’d love this recipe, below. In fact, she loves ALL forms of pizza so much, she once wore a pizza printed outfit to express it. That’s some serious dedication, right?

Get the recipe here.

20. Hugh Jackman: Cheese & Wine

Ever wondered what a handsome hunk like Hugh Jackman eats? It turns out he’s got a sophisticated palette, and enjoys fine wine and good cheese. And why not? Many of us like to indulge in a little cheese and wine, and being vegan is no exception. This vegan cheese board will be the perfect recipe to roll out next time you’ve got friends over.

Get the recipe here.

21. Kristen Stewart – Tortilla Soup

K-Stew loves tortilla soup, so much so that she even shared her recipe with Vogue magazine. A generous serving of vegan cheese, chopped avocado, tortilla strips and green onion make this dish a full on, super filling meal, no matter what the season.

Get the recipe here.

22. Emma Stone: Brussels Sprouts

Whilst some are adverse to their helping of sprouts, actress Emma Stone loves them. And what’s not to love? Unlike the mushy vegetable side we’ve all been served at some point, Brussels are wonderful when roasted and make a really delicious meal. And the sprouts are tossed in a vegan creamy mustard sauce; you can either serve these as a side of throw them on a bed of salad and enjoy as a salad!

Get the recipe here.

23. Barack Obama: Broccoli

I love Barack Obama. Feel how you like about his politics, I just think he himself is one cool dude, and I loved him even more when he shared his love of broccoli. I feel you, buddy! But broccoli can be a little bland on its own, but it’s not when you turn it into this Thai Broccoli Soup, packed full of an infusion of flavours. Made using lemongrass, ginger, chilies, shallots and lime, this gorgeous green soup is then lightened with sweet potatoes and coconut milk.

Get the recipe here.

24. Demi Lovato: Chocolate Cookies

With Britney Spears comparing chocolate to an orgasm, and pop singer Demi Lovato naming chocolate cookies are one of her favourite recipes, we thought we’d play homage to them both with some super chocolately cookies that would have Britney Spears saying oh baby, baby!

Get the recipe here.

25. Channing Tatum: PB&J Sandwich

Magic Mike start Channing Tatum is one of many who love their faithful PB&J! It was also a favourite of Elvis Presley’s, and that didn’t end to well for his waistline. Watch out, Channing! Still, we adore this grilled sandwich, where the ooey gooey peanut butter oozes out with the sweet and delicious jam. The perfect comfort food!

Get the recipe here.

26. Kate Middleton: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Kate Middleton any more, I discover her favourite dessert is sticky toffee pudding, and it’s like we’re soul sisters. This recipe’s moist sponge is made using unsweetened  apple puree as opposed to eggs, which balances the sweetness of the dates perfectly. Salted toffee sauce is then drizzled over the sponge and a scoop of plain vanilla ice cream. Whilst I can’t speak on behalf of Kate, I personally would give this recipe the royal seal of approval.

Get the recipe here.

27. Kylie Jenner: Candied Yams

Kylie Jenner is pretty nifty when it comes to the kitchen, and she’s hosted a whole load of cooking videos on her official App. The first one showcased her love of candied yams, and whilst it looks pretty vegan friendly, we’re not so sure the marshmallows she used were without animal gelatin. And…what’s the point of using organic ingredients when you’re just smothering them in chemical fake maple syrup? We’ve found a way healthier version, below.

Get the recipe here.

28. Taylor Swift: Cinnamon Rolls

What does the country turned pop singer T-Swizzle like to eat? A tube of cinnamon rolls are always in her freezer, ready to be enjoyed when those junk food cravings attack. And what’s not to love? Warm buns covered in icing and cinnamon – delicious! These vegan versions are way healthier than whatever chemical crap comes in a tube, but don’t worry – they’re also super easy to make.

Get the recipe here.

29. LL Cool J: Peach Cobbler

LL Cool J loves his desserts, and one of his favourite recipes is for peach cobbler. This hot treat is crispy on the outside thanks to the flaky pastry and then it’s all stuffed with a gorgeous peach filling. Once it’s baked, drop a scoop of vegan ice cream on top.

Get the recipe here.

30. Amanda Seyfried: Pecan Balls

Mean Girl Amanda Seyfried loves to bake over the holiday period, and her go-to dish? Her mom’s pecan balls! Sweet, buttery and with a crunchy texture, these no-bake vegan Pecan Snowballs use dates instead of sugar. They look wonderfully festive over Christmas!

Get the recipe here.

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