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Meat-Free Monday: Sunrise Nori Wraps With Spicy Tahini Drizzle

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) These Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle make for the perfect light lunch, snack, or appetizer for this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe. Not only are these wraps raw, vegan, and gluten-free, but they are absolutely delicious, too! The best part? You can whip up the spicy tahini dressing, chop the veggies, and wrap them in just 15 minutes or less! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Southwestern Pasta Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Southwestern pasta salad with avocado, black beans, and lime dressing is the perfect vegan dish for any summer party like BBQs and potlucks. This recipe uses farfalle, but you can use almost any kind of pasta you want. If you're not a fan of cilantro, you could also substitute parsley or green onions. This pasta salad is not only super easy to make, but it's also super healthy. As always, happy eating! -- 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 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

Bourdain’s Dead Animals

(ANIMAL WELFARE/EATING MEAT) Much ink has been spilled praising celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain this week. How he explored the far ranges of human culture, bringing the world closer together by sharing how we all live and love and eat. How he was a man of the world, willing to do the culinary equivalent of walking a mile in another man’s flip-flops. How breaking bread broke down fear of the foreign, exposing our common humanity. All of this is true and good – unless you’re an animal. Then Bourdain’s values become reminiscent of the Vietnam anti-war slogan: “Join the army, see the world, meet interesting people – and kill them.” -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Greek Style Orzo, Spinach, & Almond Feta Bake

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Meat-Free Monday, celebrate the flavors of summer with this Greek-inspired orzo, spinach, and almond feta bake. This recipe is not a saucy pasta dish, but more like a quiche that you can slice into. But whatever you want to call it, it's absolutely delicious and super easy to make. The end result tastes remarkably similar to the Greek dish, spanakopita (or spinach pie), but with orzo instead of phyllo (or "filo") dough. What's more, this recipe is extremely versatile--try swapping the spinach with grated zucchini, or replace the oregano with fresh basil. To balance the richness, serve this dish with a simple fresh side salad with a mustard dill vinaigrette. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Shaved Brussels Sprout Potstickers

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, satisfy your craving for something salty and crunchy with these shaved brussels sprout potstickers. These tasty dumplings give fried food a healthy spin with Brussels sprouts that are bursting with nutrients. These low-calorie, nutritionally dense vegetables are a great source of protein, and just one serving meets the daily vitamin C and vitamin K requirements. There’s a few ways you can go about shaving Brussels sprouts: you can use a mandoline, a food processor with a shredding attachment, or simply a sharp knife. Feel free to save the leftovers for a simple side salad. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Southwestern Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Meat-Free Monday--Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day edition, spice things up with these Southwestern sweet potato veggie burgers. These burgers use some of our favorite Southwestern flavors like fresh cilantro, corn, grilled onions, red peppers, and avocado. The sweet potato burger patty is smooth and creamy, coated with gluten-free Panko crumbs, giving it a nice little crunch.  The best part? This recipe will have you so surprised at how easy a vegetarian burger actually is to make! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Quinoa Meatless Meatballs In Coconut Turmeric Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, try these cauliflower quinoa meatless meatballs in a coconut turmeric sauce. With its strong Middle Eastern influence and bold, assertive flavors, this dish is a great way to try new spices. This succulent recipe is vegetarian but also offers a guilt-free, vegan option that uses flax seeds instead of eggs. 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: Rice Paper Rolls With Mango & Mint

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, try these vegan rice paper rolls with mango, mint, and avocado and an easy peanut sauce for dipping. These homemade rice paper rolls are the perfect light dinner for warmer days. Not only are they healthy and low in calories, but they're also super easy to make! Plus, they're a wonderful appetizer for parties--just look at that medley of color! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Lemongrass Curry Spaghetti Squash

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Celebrate the change of season with something bright and fresh! This vegan lemon curry spaghetti squash is loaded with vegetables and plant-based protein, and the sauce tastes like "liquid gold." Incredibly light and flavorful, the lemongrass curry sauce is so fresh and full of flavor. It's also easy to master, starting with a base of fresh lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and green curry paste. Simply roast spaghetti squash (if it's in season), or you could substitute rice noodles or any other type of noodle in this recipe with great results. As always, happy eating! -- 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: 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

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