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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: Baked Broccoli Fritters With Spiced Yogurt Gravy

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your Meat-Free Monday with these baked broccoli fritters with spiced non-dairy yogurt gravy. Not only are they completely vegan, but they're also gluten-free and soy-free. This Indian-inspired recipe uses So Delicious greek yogurt for a slight tang along with plain coconut milk yogurt, but you can always use just plain yogurt as well. These baked fritters are a lot like dumplings and taste delicious on their own, but the gravy gives them a little extra pizazz. As always, happy eating! -- Global Anim

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

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960's brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story behind Earth Day, and see what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — 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

Meat-Free Monday: Pesto Pasta With Arugula & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, indulge in this vegan pesto pasta with arugula and sun-dried tomatoes. A beautiful mix of reds and greens, this dinner is bursting with nutrients and can be thrown together in just under 20 minutes. This recipe begins with a simple basil and arugula pesto that can be used on everything from pasta to salad to pizza, or even by itself! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

How To Celebrate A Vegan Passover

(VEGAN RECIPES/PASSOVER) Celebrating a vegan, traditional Jewish Passover might seem next to impossible given the abundance of associated dietary restrictions, but it's easier than you'd think! Read on for tips on how to modernize your Passover Seder and check out these great recipes for a vegan Seder, or "veder." — Global Animal

Compassionate Treats For A Happy Vegan Easter!

(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN EASTER) Easter is almost here, and what better way to enjoy this celebration of new life than to celebrate with compassion toward all life? After all, this lovely springtime holiday and the animal rights movement do share the same cotton-tailed mascot! Learn how easy and delicious it can be to have a happy vegan Easter with the following tips! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Crispy Baked Tofu With Honey-Sesame Glaze

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Good Friday and Easter Sunday right around the corner, here's an unorthodox recipe that's perfect for Easter lunch or dinner. These tender, caramelized Brussels sprouts with extra crispy tofu and brown rice, topped with an irresistible sweet-and-spicy glaze is ready in just about 30 minutes. Brussels sprouts are chock-full of health benefits. Not only are they low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but they are an excellent source of riboflavin, magnesium, and phosphorus. This leafy green is also rich in fiber, vitamins A and B6, thiamin, folate, potassium, manganese, copper, calcium, and iron--so no need to feel guilty about indulging in a little Easter candy! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thin Mint Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Did you know there are five varieties of Girl Scout cookies that are vegan? This includes everyone's all-time favorite, Thin Mints! These mint chocolate cookies are a classic that need no introduction. But with Girl Scout cookie season soon coming to a close, now you can enjoy them all year long with this cruelty-free recipe. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, but you’d never know it! As always, happy eating! -- 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

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