meatless Monday

Mexican Made Meatless

So you’ve had your fun in Italy and you’re ready for your next stop. This week we’re embracing the flavors of Mexico! You may be familiar with fish tacos or beef enchiladas, but we’ve replaced the meat in some classic Mexican favorites with hearty vegetarian ingredients that’ll keep you satisfied until Tuesday. So say “adíos” to meat and “hola” to a Mexican meatless Monday!

 

Mexican Macaroni & Grilled Corn

 

Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Tacos

 

Black Bean Tostadas with Smoky Salsa

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Italian Made Meatless

By this point, you probably have a stash of #MeatlessMonday recipes up your sleeve. If we had to bet, we’d say you’ve probably already made a veggie burger or meatless chili – maybe even more than once! Craving something new? Our newest installment of Meatless Monday is here to deliver, by taking your taste buds around the world. We’ll be featuring a different set of international dishes to keep Mondays tastier than ever, and hopefully expose you to some new foreign flavors. First up: The flavors of Italia!

 

Italian Gnocchi with Pomodoro Sauce

Ratatouille Pizzas

Eggplant Parmesan Rigatoni

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Meatless Monday: Let Them Eat Cake!

There are tons of ways to make vegetarian meals fun and exciting to eat. One way? Turn them into cake! You guys love eating anything with the word “cake” in it so much, that our Zucchini Fritter Cakes are the most popular recipe on our Vegetarian Recipes Pinterest board. So we did some exploring to see what other cake-ified recipes we could come up with for Meatless Monday. Browse our findings below!

 

Our famous Zucchini Fritter Cakes

Corn Cakes with Peppers and Onions

Black Bean Cakes with Guacamole

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National Cheese Lovers’ Meatless Monday

Today is not your average Meatless Monday. Today is also National Cheese Lovers’ Day! Whether you’re an everyday vegetarian or just a participant in Meatless Monday, cheese is always a great ingredient to incorporate into your meals for that extra protein and calcium boost. So in honor of all you cheese-loving vegetarians, here are some of our favorite cheesy recipes perfect for Meatless Monday:

 

Our brand new recipe for Eggplant-Parm Grilled Cheese combines two of your favorite comfort foods into one succulent sandwich.

 

Thanks to packaged frozen ravioli, our Cheese Ravioli with Mushrooms and Spinach comes together in no time, but still feels healthy and homemade.

 

Finally, our Spicy Bean and Cheese Burritos pack such a flavor punch, you won’t even miss the meat!

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Our Most Popular Meatless Meals of 2013

In honor of the last Meatless Monday of the year, we’re looking back at 2013′s most popular vegetarian dishes. With dozens of chili, taco, casserole and pasta recipes to choose from, these five really stuck out to our readers. Here’s looking back on a fantastic 53 Meatless Mondays and hoping that the next year’s will be just as full of healthy, delicious and fun recipes.

 

Linguine with Eggplant Ragout

Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

Spicy Potato Tacos

Eggplant Roll-Ups

Succotash Veggie Chili

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Enjoy a nice steak this Meatless Monday…a vegetable steak that is! When cut and cooked properly, vegetables take on a meaty texture that resemble steak. Add some sauce and a hearty side dish and you’ll feel like you’re dining at the best steak house in town. Try these “steak” recipes tonight:

 

Grilled Soy-Ginger Broccoli Steaks (because grilling is a great way to add great texture and flavor to just about anything!)

Stuffed Eggplant Steaks (filled with gooey cheese and all things Italian)

Cauliflower Steaks with Cheesy Cauli-Puree and Hazelnut Gremolata (cauliflower two ways from our brand new December issue!)

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A Gluten-Free Meatless Monday

Gluten-free This Meatless Monday, go meat- and gluten-free with these hearty dishes that put a spotlight on seasonal veggies and comforting flavors.

 

Succotash Veggie Chili

 

Broccoli Rabe Frittata with Fennel Salad

 

Vegetable Lasagna

With ingredients like beans, potatoes and cheese, you won’t even notice you’re missing meat or starch!

 

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Life is Short, Eat Pie for Dinner

As the holiday season approaches, we’re all beginning to think about our favorite pie recipes that we just can’t wait to cook up and devour–whether it’s pumpkin, pecan or lemon chiffon. Put a Meatless Monday spin on your favorite dessert and try a savory pie for dinner. They may not be loaded with all things sweet and fruity, but they do promise cheesy, vegetable goodness that’s sure to leave you slicing up seconds.

 

Tomato Blue Cheese Tart

 

Vegetable Shepherds Pie

Spinach Ricotta Pie

 

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Meatless Monday: Stuffed to the Brim

Pump up your favorite veggie or pasta by stuffing it with new life. That’s right, today we’re talking about stuffed meatless mains like zucchini and pasta shells. As if these ingredients aren’t delicious enough on their own, add a delicious, meat-free filling and you’ve got the perfect dinner that’s as fun to eat as it is to make. Here are some of our favorite stuffed foods for Meatless Monday.

 

Ratatouille-Stuffed Zucchini Pizzas (from our brand new November issue!)

 

Double Stuffed Shells (because stuffing shells once just wasn’t enough)

 

What are some of your favorite foods to stuff?

 

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Nuts + Grains = 1 Great Meatless Monday

We’re always looking for different ways to make our Meatless Mondays exciting and delicious. As the weather cools down, we look for comforting and hearty dishes featuring seasonal veggies, grains and nuts. You may be used to looking at rice and grains as more of a side dish, but with the right pairing they make for a nutritious and hearty meal. Here are some of our favorite nut and grain combos, but remember, you can always substitute with whatever you have on hand (we’re looking at you, quinoa).

Couscous + Almonds = Roasted Cauliflower Salad

 

Orzo + Pine Nuts = Lemon Orzo with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

 

Arborio Rice + Walnuts = Asparagus and Parsley Pesto Risotto Bake

 

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