It’s true. You read correctly. In a world where I love bacon, cheese, cream, and just about everything else that tastes really good, I’ve decided to go Vegan. Well, just for 31 days – but I’m still doing it!

Truth is. We do some sort of Jumpstart in January challenge every year. This year, we’re doing VEGAN!

Here’s a quick vid on the details:

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s go with the meal ideas for the 31 days. It’s like that school lunch calendar we all used to get…but better!

Wait: Before you read it. Let me say this. THIS IS JUST A GUIDE! Plus, this isn’t even cracking the surface on the videos, live streams, cooking classes, and ebook that’s coming. But, I want you to know that we’ll be eating more than just salads. And yes, I’ve figured out how to make banana pudding, peach cobbler, and even red velvet cake – all vegan. Let’s get ready to rumble!

Oh, one last thing to note. I’m not really with the meat substitutes and soy products. So, you’ll notice that this is mostly soy- and meat-substitute free! I figured, let’s go as plant based and unrefined as possible. Now, there are pastas, rice, refined sugar, and even white flour. Substitute where you please. In any case, all of that is healthier than a piece of fried chicken and a buttery biscuit. Can I get an AMEN?

Here ya go!

January 1
Basil Pesto Pasta with Grilled Corn & Roasted Tomatoes

January 2
Split Pea Soup Crispy Shallots & Chive Oil
Roasted Garlic Croutons

January 3
Sweet Potato Curry over Rice
Jerk Cauliflower
Rum Lime Vinaigrette

January 4
Vegetable Pot Pie with Buttermilk Biscuits

January 5
Caramelized Leek Risotto

January 6
Smoked Ginger Pho

January 7
Sweet & Spicy Sloppy Joes
Tequila Lime Cole Slaw

January 8
Spicy Street Tacos
Fried Okra with Chili Lime Salt

January 9
Sweet Potato Gumbo with Buttermilk Cornbread

January 10
Purple Cauliflower Pad Thai
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Dipping

January 11
Creamy Asparagus Risotto with Pesto
Arugula Salad with Grapefruit Champagne Vinaigrette

January 12
Smokey Beet Burgers
Baked Garlic Fries

January 13
Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs

January 14
Fajita Veggie Burrito Rice Bowls

January 15
Singapore Noodle Stirfry
Fried Collard Green Egg Rolls

January 16
Collard Green Curry over Rice
Hot Water Cornbread
Watermelon Chow Chow

January 17
Sweet Potato Mole Over Rice
Turnip Green Tamales
Mango Pico de Gallo

January 18
Crispy Chipotle Skillet Hash with Tarragon Cream Sauce

January 19
Grilled Corn Yakisoba
Asian Crispy Salad with Scallion Sesame Vinaigrette

January 20
Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta
Garlic & Herb Focaccia Breadsticks

January 21
Jamaican Curry Lentils over Rice
Fried Plantains

January 22
Cauliflower Tacos
Cilantro Lime Rice

January 23
Grilled Cauliflower Piccatta
Arugula Salad
White Balsamic Vinaigrette

January 24
Spicy Mongolian Green Beans
Sweet & Sour Cauliflower
Green Tea Infused Rice
Collard Green Egg Rolls

January 25
Roasted Green Bean & Roasted Fingergling
Orange Champagne Vinaigrette
Creamy Wild Rice Bisque

January 26
Roasted Root Vegetable Paella
Garlic & Herb Pita

January 27
Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta
Meyer Lemon & Pink Peppercorn Oil

January 28
Thai Garlic Basil Lentils
Smoked Paprika Rice
Roasted Potato Massaman Curry

January 29
Easy Jazzy Jambalaya
Sweet Corn Vinaigrette

January 30
Caramelized Leek & Lemon One Pot Pasta
Lemon Balsil Vinaigrette

January 31
Collard Green Etouffe
Roasted Sweet Potato Grits


  1. I have been looking for wayermelin chow chow recipe and it keeps bringing me to your vegan challenge but not the recipe. Has it been removed or what am I doing wrong?

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