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Vegetarian and vegan recipes. Quick and easy meals without meat. A Global Animal exclusive.

Lemon Scones are a delicious for breakfast or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Easter Lemon Scones

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These lemon scones are a scrumptious treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Lemon is a delicious springtime fruit and perfect for Easter pastries. These scones are flavored with fresh lemon juice and topped with a lemon icing. You can enjoy them for breakfast or even as a dessert! — Global Animal

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Try this lemon garlic hummus as a party snack. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lemon Garlic Hummus

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Hummus is the perfect protein-filled snack due to its main ingredient, chickpeas. It’s delicious and convenient to bring to work or school for lunch or a snack. This recipe is heavy on the garlic and lemon, giving it a robust flavor. Try it today with pita bread or chips, raw vegetables, or with falafel! — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Serve this basmati rice side dish with your favorite Indian dish.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Indian Basmati Rice

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Indian cuisine is full of vegan and vegetarian options and this basmati rice recipe makes for an excellent side dish. This rice is flavorful and the spices give it a robust aroma. Turmeric gives the rice a rich, yellow color. Cashews add protein and a nice crunch while the raisins make the rice sweet and savory. Serve alongside your favorite meatless main dish! — Global Animal

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This Spring fruit salad recipe has a sweet lime syrup. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Spring Fruit Salad

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Spring is here and many mouthwatering fruits are now in season. You can try some of the tastiest spring fruits in this recipe for fruit salad. This recipe features a simple sweet lime syrup. Sweet limes are native to India and,  as the name suggests, are a sweet citrus fruit. If you cannot locate any sweet limes, try sweet lemons or use regular limes and add more sugar to the recipe. Try it as a side dish, dessert, or snack today! — Global Animal

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Using tofu and tempeh adds variety to the texture of the meal. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Sweet & Sour Tempeh & Tofu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Not all Chinese restaurants offer vegan options, especially because there can be hidden ingredients like fish sauce. But you can make your favorite Chinese dishes at home where you can control all of the ingredients. This sweet and sour recipe includes tempeh and tofu, which are both made from soy. They are excellent meat replacements but each has a different texture, adding more variety to the dish. Enjoy with your favorite stir-fry veggies and rice or vegan noodles! — Global Animal

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with this vegan Irish soda bread. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) St. Patrick’s Day is next week and this Irish soda bread recipe is a wonderful addition to your holiday breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Irish soda bread traditionally includes buttermilk but this version substitutes almond milk with apple cider vinegar. The great thing about this bread is that you can include your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and seeds to make a variety of loaves. This recipe includes flaxseeds, craisins, and raisins. Enjoy plain or with your favorites jams and preserves! — Global Animal

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Try these tofu tacos for Cinco de Mayo! (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tofu Tacos

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this new take on the taco. These tacos are tofu- and quinoa-based and are topped off with a sweet chipotle sauce that brings it all together. This recipe calls for frying taco shells to make this dish restaurant-style, but if you would like to omit the oil you can bake the tortillas flat on a lined baking sheet to make tostadas. Enjoy on Cinco de Mayo and all year long!  — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Rosemary and garlic perfectly complement each other in this sauce.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Cheese-Free Alfredo Sauce

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) This is a very easy sauce to make and a fantastic substitute for Alfredo sauce, which is cheese-based. This recipe creates a creamy, rich sauce that is filling and can also serve as the protein for your meal. If you would like more of a “cheesy” flavor, you can add in some nutritional yeast. Enjoy with your favorite pasta or over some Italian bread! — Global Animal

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