Meat-Free Monday: Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Bowl

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) When most people think about cooking for fall, they typically resort to using pumpkin and apples in their recipes--but there's so much more to enjoy! Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and sweet potatoes are also in season, so why not throw them all together in a large bowl with quinoa and sliced almonds for this week's Meat-Free Monday? This protein-packed bowl is bursting with healthy comfort foods, and it's all ready in just 30 minutes! Voila! -- Global Animal
This nutty apple pie is a delicious vegan dessert! Photo Credit: (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Thanksgiving Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks over a delicious meal enjoyed with friends and family. Luckily, no animals need to be harmed in this celebration as there are plenty of cruelty-free food options available to enjoy during the holidays. Try this full Thanksgiving menu that includes a sweet potato mash with candied pecans, roasted green beans, a mushroom loaf, and a nutty apple pie for dessert. This meatless meal will make everyone happy and thankful. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Persimmon Butternut Squash Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This week's Meat-Free Monday recipe embraces the full flavors of fall! This persimmon butternut squash soup is creamy, sweet, and chock-full of nourishment. Persimmons are packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients like phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, B Vitamins, and minerals--making this one immunity-boosting delicious soup! What's more, this recipe is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and super easy to make! As always, happy slurping! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Try these vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms for your next holiday party appetizer or as a main dish for this week's Meatless Monday! These juicy, savory portobello mushroom caps are stuffed with crushed pecans (as a sort of breadcrumb substitute), lightly sauteed celery, onion, garlic, bell pepper, garlic, a hint of ginger, and a few other natural ingredients that give it a beautifully rich, earthy flavor that pairs well with a simple side salad and side of brown rice. Not only are they super easy to make, but they also look too inviting to resist! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Here's a Halloween-inspired recipe to celebrate today's Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies! This is a smoothie that even the kids will love--healthy, but gooey! Happy Halloween and happy eating! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Celebrate the flavors of fall with this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe. This easy vegan coconut curry soup is made extra creamy with a hearty cauliflower and cashew cream. Top it off with sweet potato noodles for a gluten-free meal that is also paleo-friendly! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Can You Imagine A World Without Meat? (VIDEO)

(VEGETARIAN/MEATLESS) What would the world look like if the sale and consumption of meat was completely outlawed? As part of its What If? series, BBC explores a hypothetical newscast from the year 2050, when meat products are banned. Visit the link below to see the video for yourself. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, celebrate fall with this appropriately autumnal dish. This Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad works well as a side for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but is filling enough for a full meal. With Moroccan spices, this warm salad pairs well with roasted winter fruits and vegetables like butternut squash and tart apple. Just add quinoa, top off with pomegranate seeds and a simple dressing, and voila! 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: Brussels Sprouts Salad With Hazelnuts & Cranberries

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Brussels sprouts are back in season, so why not try this delicious seasonal side dish or light lunch for this week's meatless meal? While Brussels sprouts are often eaten cooked, they are equally delicious raw like in this Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Dried Cranberries. The mighty sprout is proven to help lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, and help with digestion. Besides being nutritious, shaved Brussels sprouts are a tasty option when you're craving a hearty salad and don't want to use your usual lettuce. As always, happy eating! -- 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: Tex-Mex Three Bean Potato Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is almost over, so here's your last chance to experiment with deli-style salads--great for summer get-togethers (picnics, BBQs, potlucks, camping trips, you name it)! This Tex-Mex three bean potato salad is perfect for prepping ahead of time, in a nice big batch, to bring to any summer festivity! Simply whip together kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, roasted potatoes, a rainbow of bell peppers, green and red onion, cilantro, and toss in a cumin-lime vinaigrette. It's not only 100 percent vegan, but also full of fresh flavors and seasonal ingredients. As always, happy eating! -- 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: Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meatless Monday, try this tasty summertime treat! This banana chai smoothie parfait is great for breakfast, a snack, or even a light dessert. This simple recipe is perfect if you've found yourself with more overripe bananas than you know what to do with. Thankfully bananas are ideal for freezing and blending into parfaits and smoothies, as this recipe includes lots of them! Top off your parfaits with a sprinkle of granola, fresh blueberries, chopped apricots, a dollop of yogurt, and a drizzle maple syrup--or feel free to customize with whatever summer fruits you have on hand (fresh berries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, or sliced bananas all work beautifully). You are guaranteed to love this deliciously frosty, lightly spiced, and naturally sweetened treat! Happy eating! -- Global Animal