Written by Donat a/k/a The Vegan Hubby
From Portobello burgers to mushroom gravy, you just can’t go wrong with some delicious manly mushrooms. Tons of varieties to choose from: bellas, whites, morels, oysters, shitakes and many more. Touting a high protein content and a meaty/chewy texture, it’s a guy’s go-to.
Hearty black bread has been eaten by the toughest of men for centuries. If it was good enough for medieval knights, it’s good enough for you! Don’t believe me? Just watch any movie about men in taverns, fields or caves. What are they eating? Loaves of black bread. Enough said!
Anything you can grill is automatically considered a manly food. You will find corn in almost any BBQ or family gathering for vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s surprisingly caloric and is healthy (as long as it’s non-GMO and you don’t lather it completely with salt and vegan butter). Additionally, corn is often added to chili, which is notoriously known to be a man’s dish. And this point brings us to…
Bean chili is just about as manly as you can get. Add jalapeno peppers and chili powder to make it spicy beyond belief and impress your man friends. Of course, beans are a musical fruit, but that never stopped men from consuming them in copious quantities. In fact, that just makes beans even MORE manly! Beans are found in cooking from all over the world including mouth-watering Indian, Latin, southern, and even Asian cuisines.
“Po-ta-toes. Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew!” There is just no end to the versatility, and of course manliness, of potatoes. They are delicious. They are nutritious. And you can find them in just about any manly gathering. From French Fries, to any eastern European meal, to good ol’ southern cooking, potatoes are enjoyed by manly men all over!
Why do I say that oatmeal is the most manly vegan food? Because I’ve seen grown men who can eat a huge steak whimper away after eating a mere quarter cup of oatmeal. Oatmeal is high in protein and fiber and is just flat out delicious. I add nuts, berries or cereal to my 2-3 cups (dry) of oatmeal when I eat it for breakfast, which blows most guys minds. How manly am I hu?! 😉
Is your favorite manly food not part of this list? Have a delicious recipe that uses food from the list?
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