Thursday, May 6, 2021

Meatless Meals

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

Meat-Free Monday: Savory Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Halloween just around the corner, why not celebrate with these savory mushroom and quinoa stuffed mini pumpkins? The sweetness of the pumpkin paired with the savory quinoa and mushroom pilaf makes for the perfect vegan side dish or entree. Despite popular belief, mini pumpkins are not only edible, but they are actually quite delicious, too. When they are roasted with the tops cut off and seeds removed, mini pumpkins also make the perfect little festive bowls for holding sweet or savory goodies. They look so impressive, but don't be fooled--they're super easy to make! Rest assured, these adorable little stuffed pumpkins are sure to be the hit of your next fall gathering! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Healthy Minestrone Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Still working on that New Year's Resolution? This healthy minestrone soup is the perfect dish for a cold January day. It's not only gluten- and dairy-free, but it's also packed with lots of veggies and protein. Enjoy on it's own or as a side dish! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Roasted Cauliflower & Farro Salad With Feta & Avocado

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, try this healthy and delicious roasted cauliflower and farro salad. This warm and filling farro and caramelized cauliflower salad features Greek flavors like feta (optional), kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. Add some leafy greens and avocado for a hearty, well-rounded meal. What's more, this salad tastes great as leftovers and is perfect for meal-prepping. As aways, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Chilaquiles With Pepitas, Corn & Black Beans

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your traditional breakfast this Meat-Free Monday with these vegan chilaquiles--a healthy spin on a classic Mexican breakfast dish. This vegan recipe combines black beans with charred corn, along with sliced avocado and a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds for a meal that's not only balanced in carbs, protein, and high in green vegetables, but is crazy delicious, too! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Tacos With Chipotle Crema

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, switch up your typical taco night with these Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Crema. Serve them with a healthy kale cabbage slaw that's super easy to make--simply shred, mix, and voila! The chipotle lime crema is creamy, spicy, garlicky, and undoubtedly the star of this dish--topping off the tacos perfectly! What's more, the crispy cauliflower batter is completely gluten-free and actually pretty healthy, but makes all the difference! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Raw Falafel Wraps With Apricot Tahini Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, try these raw falafel wraps with an apricot tahini sauce. Although raw falafel is very different from baked falafel, they are both equally tasty. But these are a much healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried falafels. Carrots and sesame seeds add a subtle taste, while the cumin and Za'atar bring out warm Middle Eastern flavors. The kale and cauliflower rice give the wraps some crunchiness, while the avocado adds a creamy texture. Top it all off with an apricot tahini dressing for some nutty sweetness. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal
These sugar cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Valentine's Day is coming, and sugar cookies are the perfect gift for your sweetie. These cookies are fluffy and chewy and you can roll them out to cut heart shapes. Using Earth Balance keeps the buttery flavor of traditional sugar cookies. The recipe includes an icing for the cookies that you can apply to the top and add sprinkles or even put in-between two cookies to make a cookie sandwich. Bake a batch for your valentine! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Vegan Chili

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Cozy up this Meatless Monday with a nice, hearty bowl of vegan chili. This red lentil, sweet potato, and carrot chili may be vegan, but it's jam-packed with protein and fiber. Chock-full of sweet potatoes and carrots, this chili is naturally sweet and bursting with antioxidants! Adding kale and/or spinach also gives you a nice serving of iron-rich greens. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Creamy Winter Squash Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This creamy vegan squash soup is ideal for cold winter days. Filled with veggies and a variety of unique flavors, it's so savory and the perfect winter comfort food. The best part? This soup can last for days and is just as good as leftovers as it is fresh! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spinach Enchiladas With Lentils

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations continue all week long with this meat-free meal! These vegan spinach enchiladas with lentils are a go-to favorite, primarily because of their quick cook time and easy adaptability.  The key to this recipe is the homemade enchilada sauce with whole tomatoes and a mix of Spanish spices. This dish is also bursting with nutrition, as the black lentils and spinach are packed with fiber, iron, and protein. The best part? It takes only 30 minutes to cook and about 10 minutes of prep work. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Banana Muffins

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, satisfy your sweet tooth without all of the guilt. While these vegan banana muffins are both egg- and dairy-free, the recipe calls for fresh, ripe bananas and soy milk yogurt, so they are still moist and loaded with flavor. Enjoy! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Savory Tempeh Breakfast Hash

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This vegan tempeh breakfast hash is a savory morning meal that's full of protein and veggies, and can easily pass as lunch or dinner. Tempeh can be tricky to cook to perfection, but the key is to steam it first. This really helps mellow the bitter flavor that often makes tempeh so polarizing. Then, marinate it for as long as you'd like. Similarly to tofu, tempeh will soak up any flavor if you let it sit long enough. Feel free to swap the broccoli and tomatoes for your favorite veggies, and top it all off with a few slices of avocado and hot sauce for some extra kick. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Malai Kofta With Green Yogurt Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Tantalize your taste buds this Meat-Free Monday with this vegan malai kofta with green yogurt sauce recipe. Malai kofta is a delicious and hugely popular Indian dish, serving as the perfect vegetarian alternative to meatballs. Malai stands for cream and kofta is a fried dumpling of mashed potatoes, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), or other vegetables. This recipe uses zucchini and carrots, but you could also use cauliflower, peas, or whatever veggies you prefer. Typically saved for special occasions, this dish is a labor of love and may seem like many steps, but the work is well worth it. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal
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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Iced Gingerbread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Gingerbread is a holiday favorite and a wonderful dessert for New Year's Eve parties. This recipe includes a delicious vanilla icing to drape over the gingerbread. Cut the loaf into slices and enjoy for breakfast or cut into square cubes and serve as bite-sized hors d'oeuvres! — Global Animal

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