Author Archive | Elana Pisani

Enjoy these Kebabs for any holiday party! (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tofu & Brussels Sprouts Kebabs

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) This kebab recipe is the perfect vegan appetizer for parties and dinners. Tofu and Brussels sprouts are marinated in a delicious maple glaze, making them a sweet and savory treat. These kebabs are packed with protein from the tofu and vitamins C and K from the Brussels sprouts, providing a healthier option for those trying […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Southern Fried ‘Chicken’

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Fried chicken is a Southern staple and a fast food favorite with chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken. But you can satisfy your cravings for the dish without harming any chickens by making a meatless version. Some meatless chicken contains milk or eggs, including brands like Morningstar. This homemade recipe will help ensure your fried chicken […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Italian Ciabatta Sandwich

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This saucy sandwich is filled with vegetables but also includes fake sausage to make a hearty meal. Tofurky brand “Italian sausage” is browned and simmered in tomato sauce. Ciabatta is a delicious Italian bread that is perfect for this sandwich because it is light and airy with a crisp crust. And make sure […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tomato Basil Soup With Croutons

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Soup can be so satisfying on a cool day, and is many people’s go-to remedy for when they feel a cold coming on. Tomato basil soup is an excellent choice in boosting your immune system, as both ingredients contain antioxidants that can protect against damage from free radicals. This is one of the […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caprese Empanadas

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Empanadas make for a delicious hors d’oeuvre but there aren’t many vegan options out there. Luckily, caprese empanadas with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella are a great vegetarian option and this recipe uses a cashew cheese to make it fully vegan. Sun-dried tomatoes add a strong flavor and the basil is incorporated directly […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Christmas Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Christmas is almost here and it’s time to plan some vegan recipes for the perfect holiday dinner. A white bean and kale stew accompanied by yeast rolls provides warm comfort food for a white Christmas. For dessert, enjoy some decadent cake balls made with vanilla cake and covered in chocolate and walnuts. Enjoy […]

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Butternut Squash And Spinach Pasta (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Butternut Squash & Spinach Pasta

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Looking for dinner ideas? Butternut squash is in season and fits many recipes since it is both sweet and savory. It is also creamy, giving it an ideal texture for pasta sauce. It pairs well with several green vegetables and is combined with spinach in this healthy recipe. Have a plateful for […]

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Maple Sweet Potato Fries

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Maple Sweet Potato Fries

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD) This recipe is a blend of the best flavors of fall. Sweet potatoes are made even sweeter by adding a maple glaze infused with cinnamon and nutmeg. The maple mixture adds enough flavor and moisture that you can skip additional condiments. They are not as crispy as traditional fries but make up for […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Quinoa Salad

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Quinoa is an ancient grain that is high in protein and gluten free. It is perfect for winter salad recipes because it is hearty and filling compared to lettuce-based salads. Chickpeas, craisins, and spinach pair well together as salad toppings, and a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette adds a rich, sweet, and tangy flavor. Enjoy it by […]

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Chocolate Crunch Bar

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Crunch Bar

(VEGAN/MEATLESS MONDAYS) Halloween can be tricky for vegans. But never fear, there are many simple recipes for delicious vegan candy that can be made right at home. These chocolate crunch bars are made with vegan chocolate chips. You can find them at specialty food stores or even Trader Joe’s store brand is vegan. This is one […]

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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 […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this oil-free vegan Indian chickpea masala.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chickpea Masala

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Chickpea (or chana) masala is a popular Indian dish that can be prepared quickly for a convenient and nutritious dinner. For a more traditional, saucy recipe, add half a cup of water or even coconut milk. Serve with some vegan naan or basmati rice! — Global Animal

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