Meatless Monday: 5 Vegan Recipes We Love

July 11, 2011

What better day to feature a round up of our favorite vegan recipes than Meatless Monday? While the Meatless mission certainly isn't to convert everyone to veganism, they recognize the incredible environmental impact of the meat industry - from the monetary and environmental costs of raising cattle/pork/poultry to the slaughtering and packaging process -- the emissions and damage caused by transportation alone is astounding. Whether you are pursuing a vegan lifestyle for health, environmental or ethical reasons -- or just trying to lessen your carbon footprint by cutting our meat once a week -- here are five fabulous recipes to inspire you.

Peach and Blackberry Cobbler with Almond Crust 
Simply substitute agave and canola oil and you have a super tasty summer fruit cobbler, egg and dairy free.

Blueberry Hippie Muffins
Packed with protein from flax, chia and hemp seeds and bursting with whole grains, these blueberry muffins might just be healthy.

Chocolate Chai Cupcakes with Vanilla Chai Frosting
Chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom - the perfect spicy treat.

Vegan Sugar Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches
A simple and fun project (perfect for little helpers!) to create summer's quintessential frozen treat: ice cream sandwiches.

Decadent Dark Chocolate Truffles
You would never believe these are dairy free!

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