Incredible vegan mushroom meatballs with a Thai inspired peanut sauce. Easy weeknight dinner that is hearty and loaded with protein. Deliciously satisfying plant-based meal that is vegan and gluten free.
My husband loves Panang curry flavours and peanut based sauces. Why not try making mushroom based meatballs for a delicious plant-based alternative and combining the flavour of curry.
Because we try to live a healthy lifestyle and exercise 7 days a week, I always try to find ways to expose our diet to a variety of healthy foods, healthy fats, lean protein and a healthy amount of veggies. I’ve certainly exposed my husband to new foods he wouldn’t think twice about cooking or have the patience to make. The best part about changing your eating habits is that you generally feel better, you have more energy and less cravings for unhealthy snacks or processed foods.
Here at the Communal Feast you hope to inspire you to live a healthy balanced life. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or taste. Instead get inspired and try new things!
Most of our recipes are sustainable, they won’t break the bank and they aren’t to intimidating in the kitchen. In order to achieve a healthy lifestyle it has to be approached and flexible. We eat to fuel our bodies but also for the pleasure and experiences that food brings.
Since we are so active it’s important for us to include protein as much as we can. Seeing as this recipe is plant-based we combined mushrooms with oats and nuts which adds heartiness to the dish and a good source of protein.
These savory mushroom meatballs are made entirely of whole foods, infused with herbs & spices and a tiny splash of liquid smoke. The liquid smoke adds a great depth of flavour to the meatballs. The body of the meatballs are made os sautéed mushrooms, onions, soy sauce, balsamic, rolled oats, toasted pecans, and ground chia seeds. They’re seriously savoury and so filling. The Thai-inspired creamy sauce really knocks this dish out of the park.
A few tips before you get cooking:
We paired this dish with garlic bread for dipping and to help soak up some of that delicious sauce. If you are gluten free and can find gluten free baguette go ahead and make the bread if not you can pair the meatballs with rice, cauliflower rice, or some kind of veggie noodle to help soak up the sauce. If you’re a fan of Thai food or peanut-butter, I know you’re going to love them!