Saturday, October 24, 2020

Meatless Meals

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

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Italian Anise Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Before you start working on your New Year's Resolution, enjoy one last hurrah with these vegan Italian anise cookies. Not only are they super easy to make, but they are also the perfect treat for ringing in the New Year! As always, happy eating and happy New Year! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Enjoy the final days of summer with this summer breakfast recipe. This Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait is not only vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, and soy-free, but it can also be made the night before and assembled so it's ready to go in the morning. Simply put together a big batch of overnight oats, chia jam, and  Coconut Whipped Cream. After the oats set and the jam cools, layer all the ingredients into jars. The batch makes about 4 servings so you can enjoy it on several occasions. It'll be there waiting for you as a breakfast or snack, and it'll keep for a few days--so easy, so good, and so perfect for summer! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Raspberry Crumble Bars

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Sweeten up your Monday with these raspberry crumble bars! This vegan dessert is made with a sweet-tart raspberry chia seed filling, granola crumb-style crust, and a thick crumble topping with pumpkin seeds and coconut. These bars are best made the night before you intend to serve them. After an evening stored in an air-tight container, the sweet crusts becomes and soft and the crumble loses its crispiness, which makes them perfect for serving with vegan ice cream or whipped cream. What's more, the raspberry filling is delicious all on its own and is perfect on smoothie bowls, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, pancakes, or even toast! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Rice Paper Rolls With Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu And Peanut...

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, here's a recipe that you'll come back to again and again. These Vegan Rice Paper Rolls are filled with fresh, crispy vegetables and flavorful strips of tofu seasoned with sriracha and soy sauce. Simply roll 'em up and dip them in sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and voila! Eating fresh veggies has never been so easy and delicious! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) The end of summer is near, so let's make sure to have a Labor Day celebration filled with fun and yummy food. With back-to-school season and autumn leaves upon us, enjoy this last weekend for summer barbecues, cook-outs, and get-togethers. These vegan bacon-wrapped hot dogs are ideal for the holiday weekend. A tasty, healthier alternative to all-American franks, these meat-free dogs have all of the flavor and texture, but without all of the cholesterol. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal
(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Enjoy this green pizza full of vegetables.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Green Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This cheeseless pizza is topped with green veggies and a delicious vegan pesto.You can make the dough from scratch using the recipe here, or to save time, buy a pre-made pizza crust. Serve a slice with a side of marinara for dipping! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thai Green Curry With Spring Vegetables

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, keep things green with this healthy, vegan Thai green curry with spring vegetables. Full of flavor, this dish features fresh asparagus (or snow peas), carrots, and spinach, served over a bed of rice or quinoa as an interesting alternative. You can add tofu, but it's plenty hearty without it and still simple enough for weeknight dinners. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Sweet Potato Fajitas Meal Prep

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Whether you're vegan or just trying to eat a little healthier, these sweet potato fajitas have you covered for meal prep Sunday. This meal prep recipe couldn't be any easier--simply cook the seasoned veggies on a sheet pan and serve with rice or quinoa and guacamole for a balanced, filling meal. Note this recipe is also completely customizable. You could easily substitute the bell peppers and onions with brussels sprouts, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, or whatever your heart desires! 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 Macaroni Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, why not give your mom's macaroni salad a vegan makeover? This classic summer staple is perfect for potlucks, picnics, barbeques, and pretty much any summertime gathering. This typical deli-style macaroni salad is chock-full of crunchy vegetables like broccoli florets, carrots, green onions, red bell peppers, and celery--giving it a nice crunchy texture. But the main ingredient that takes this recipe to the next level? The smoked tofu. What's more, this salad is super easy to prep ahead of time. Whip up the dressing and prep the vegetables, tofu, and macaroni noodles separately. Add the dressing 30 minutes to an hour before serving, mix together, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Voila! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spicy Nacho Potato Bites

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Satisfy your french fry and potato chip craving with these spicy nacho potato bites! These crispy, spicy roasted potato medallions topped with melted vegan cheese, chunky homemade guacamole, and fresh vegetables are the perfect healthy spring and summer appetizer. Not only are they completely vegan, but they are full of fiber, iron, and healthy fats--a great example of healthy potato-based snacking! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Asparagus Risotto

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Now that spring has finally sprung, enjoy recipes that make the most of this season's freshest ingredients like asparagus, carrots, greens, and beets. Made only with rice, asparagus, garden peas, some staples and herbs, this Vegan Asparagus Risotto is a healthy and easy spring dinner that your whole family will love. Sometimes simple food is the best food! 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

Meat-Free Monday: Superfood Crunch Salad With Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In the spirit of the New Year and fresh starts, kick off another year of healthy, feel-good eating with this superfood crunch salad tossed with a homemade balsamic apple vinaigrette dressing. Shredded kale, sliced pear, pomegranate arils, coconut flakes, pepita, hemp, and black sesame seeds, drizzled in a tangy balsamic, apple cider, maple, and garlic dressing offers a mix of robust flavors and textures, along with a vibrant dose of nutrients. If the dull winter weather has you feeling down, there's no doubt this fresh, hearty salad will be a cause for celebration! -- Global Animal

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