Our top 10 winter recipes

Lettuce, a shrubbery leaf and a carrot. What do these three things have in common? Rabbit food. And it’s certainly not what vegans or vegetarians eat, especially not in winter!

With colder, darker weather coming in, so emerges the desire to stay curled up like a soft tortilla on the couch, watching series, eating comforting, tummy-hugging food. We’ve rounded up our top ten winter-warming vegan recipes that are feel-good, immune-boosting and chilly-weather friendly. From curries to pasta with rich aromas and texture, let’s heat up from inside out this winter.

  1. Saffron Chicken-Style with Thyme Rice and Peas

Winter Recipes

This nourishing and comforting Indian-inspired rice is healing, cleansing and full of wholesome veggies. This bowl is perfect for a frigid wintry day or if you’re feeling sick. Flavourful, low in fat and naturally gluten-free!

  1. ‘Boerie Pretzel Roll’ topped with Asian Chakalaka

A true crowd-pleaser and surprising delight. Spicy and filled with umami flavours , this Asian fusion dish is hearty, absolutely delicious and braai approved. Ready in 45 minutes! Enjoy this filling, traditional(ish) South African meal!

  1. Meat Free Lanieres De Poulet

Winter Recipes

A twist on a classic French recipe. Made on the braai, this warm and inviting meal makes the perfect home-style dinner. Serve this with a bottle of wine, a loaf of country bread, and a fresh salad for a complete meal.

  1. Meat-Free Spicy Lentil Curry with Sausage

Winter Recipes

A heart-healthy, protein-packed curry with just enough kick to chase the germs away! You now have an excuse to stay in tonight and get cozy with this spicy lentil curry served with Fry’s Traditional Sausages

  1. Meat Free Dhal Gosht

Winter Recipes

A very popular recipe in North Indian households and in Pakistan, this dish is made up of combination of chana dhal and gosht. Zesty and flavourful, this healthy and substantial dish makes an awesome one-party feast, and is perfect for a weekday wintery night! Made in 30 minutes!

  1. Grain Orzotto

Winter Recipes

Tuck into a typical northeast Italian meal that is velvety, creamy and wholesome. Made with Fry’s Polony and hearty pearl barley, this grain orzotto is packed with nutrients that will keep the sniffles at bay!

  1. Creamy Chicken-Style Ravioli 

Winter Recipes

A main course that deserves the spotlight! Delicious and satisfying as the original, this ravioli is thick, rich and creamy. With added kale and  Fry’s Chicken-Style Strips, you can be sure to be warm, cozy and healthy!  Cooks in 20 minutes.

  1. Spaghetti and No-Meat Balls

Winter Recipes


A crowd-favourite that will guarantee a standing ovation. Made with Fry’s Asian Spiced Burgers, this no-meat balls spaghetti is a no-nonsense kind of meal. Mouth-watering and satisfying, you can’t go wrong.

  1. Thai Soup

Winter Recipes

You can’t have winter recipe ideas without a soup! Made with only a handful of ingredients, this Thai soup is hassle-free and easy to make after a long, cold day.

  1. Meat-Free Prawn-Style Coconut Curry

Winter Recipes

A delicious Asian-fusion coconut curry that is hearty and brimming with authentic flavour. This super simple meal is best enjoyed when snuggled up with someone you love – and yes, your cat does indeed count!