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12 Hearty (And Vegan!) Mains to Warm You Up, From the Inside Out

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When my breath forms tiny, visible puffs in the outdoors and just looking out the window gives me shivers, I crave comforting, rib-sticking dishes. I want hearty, blizzard-battling meals that will serve as woolly blankets for my insides. But in a New Year's resolution-fueled attempt to add more plants to my plate, I’d also like for some of those warming dinners to be vegan. Thankfully, I can have it both ways: there are plenty of meat, dairy, and egg-free meals that are as just cozy as any cream-filled soup or cheesy pasta. Here are 12 satisfying vegan dinners guaranteed to keep you toasty and full this January and onwards.

Tuscan Bean Soup With Pumpkin and Kale (Zuppa Frantoiana)
Tuscan Bean Soup With Pumpkin and Kale (Zuppa Frantoiana)
Creamy Polenta with Tempeh Sausage and Tomatoes
Creamy Polenta with Tempeh Sausage and Tomatoes
Kabocha Squash and Tofu Curry
Kabocha Squash and Tofu Curry
Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili by Gena Hamshaw

Butternut Squash, Red Lentil, and Eggplant Sambhar

Butternut Squash, Red Lentil, and Eggplant Sambhar by Meera Sodha

My New Roots' Inspirational Sunflower Seed Risotto
My New Roots' Inspirational Sunflower Seed Risotto
Bengali Cholar Dal

Bengali Cholar Dal by Meera Sodha

Pasta with Romanesco, Capers, and Chiles

Pasta with Romanesco, Capers, and Chiles by Catherine Lamb

Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup

Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup by Sara Jenkins

Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles

Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles by thirschfeld

Lentil Walnut Loaf
Lentil Walnut Loaf
Vegan Lentil Bolognese with Cashew Parmesan
Vegan Lentil Bolognese with Cashew Parmesan

What comfort foods do you turn to in the winter? Any vegan favorites?

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Tags: Vegetarian, Vegan, Comfort Food