Meatless Mondays

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

Meat-Free Monday: Arugula Pesto Pasta Meal Prep

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Keep up with your weekly meal prepping with this arugula pesto pasta. Simply choose your favorite pasta, dress it with this quick homemade arugula pesto, and toss it with zucchini, green peas, and broccoli. What's more, this vegan pasta dish tastes great chilled or warmed up--so it's perfect for meals on-the-go! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Instant Pot Cauliflower And Butternut Thai Curry

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, stay warm and cozy with this crave-worthy comfort food. This Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butternut Thai Curry is one of those go-to pantry dinner options that takes advantage of your electric pressure cooker. But not to worry if you don't own one--there's directions to make this curry on the stove top, too. The soft, stew-like texture of the spicy curry served over a cup of fluffy rice is sure to satisfy your winter flavor palate. 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: 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: Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Christmas Eve, celebrate with these festive pine needle shortbread cookies. These melt-in-your-mouth goodies are a twist on an old favorite with a hint of piney, citrusy flavor. The best part? These cookies are so easy to make, you won't need any special equipment--just a bowl, a fork, and a baking tray. As always, happy eating and happy holidays! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thyme & White Bean Hot Pies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) It's that time of the year when temperatures drop, days get shorter, and comfort food is the answer to all of life's problems. These savory thyme and white bean hot pies are the perfect dish for such an occasion. The white bean filling gets warm and bubbly in the oven, and the pie crust creates the perfect flaky topping. The combination of the two textures is simply to die for. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Bread-Free Stuffing Balls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this Meat-Free Monday, try a recipe that's perfect for your next holiday meal. These bread-free stuffing balls not only have all the delicious flavors of traditional stuffing, but they're packed with protein, bite-sized, and gluten-free, too! These festive bites pair well with cranberry sauce, but if you're not a fan, mushroom gravy is also a great option. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) No doubt, spaghetti squash is one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients of the winter season. This Meat-Free Monday, give these these spaghetti squash burrito bowls a try--they're vegan, gluten-free, and above all, delicious! Just roast some spaghetti squash until it’s tender and caramelized on the edges, and while the squash is in the oven, toss together a simple, colorful red cabbage slaw with lots of lime and some black beans for protein. Then, blend together some salsa verde with avocado for a creamy finishing sauce, and there you have it! 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: Savory Pumpkin Tart

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This savory vegan pumpkin tart is perfect for Thanksgiving. For the crust, all you need is a pumpkin, some puff pastry, a red onion, and some rosemary. If you can’t find a hokkaido pumpkin at any local market or store, you can also use a sugar or small pie pumpkin. While the tart is baking, make the scrumptious garlic-cashew sauce to drizzle on top. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Paella

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your Meat-Free Monday with this vegan Valencian rice dish. Paella is all about the saffron infused rice, and this vegan paella is loaded with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red and yellow bell peppers, roma tomatoes, and green peas. If you'd like, you can also add a protein like vegan mock chicken, sautéed tempeh, or even tofu. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin, Spinach, & Walnut Spaghetti

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) While many people enjoy pumpkin desserts, why not try a savory dish punctuated with this deliciously sweet vegetable? This pumpkin, spinach, and walnut spaghetti dish is bursting with flavors of chili and lemon that are sure to make you salivate. This particular recipe uses butternut squash instead of pumpkin, but you can use any kind of pumpkin squash that you'd like. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Candy Corn

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Just one quick look at the long list of ingredients in conventional candy corn is enough to make you shriek, so here's a clean, sugar-free candy corn alternative—made with pronounceable whole ingredients. These little bites are a combination of soy milk powder, cashew butter, and brown rice syrup, and the yellow and orange sections are dyed with turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory. Flavor-wise, these morsels aren't as sweet as your typical candy corn, but they offer a delicious hint of vanilla and nuttiness from the cashews. Trick or treat! -- Global Animal

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

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