Meatless Monday: Vegan Recipe Round-Up

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Did anyone do anything fun for the Superbowl? I had a fairly busy weekend so by the time Sunday night rolled around, I was ready to crash.  The husband and I went to grab some pho and beer with my parents and then called it an early night. We're super exciting people, I know. This week I thought I would do something new and institute a new fixture on the blog: "Meatless Mondays". I'm not a vegan or vegetarian but I do prefer to limit my intake of animal products for various health and environmental reasons so I think this feature will be a good way to come up with some new exciting recipes. For this week, I’m going to do a quick recipe round-up of some of my favorite vegan and gluten-free recipes.

_13872_369edit1 Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate: The most decadent hot chocolate ever

_12813_321edit1 Vegan Chocolate Cranberry Date Bars: These are a great post-workout snack

_12010_290edit1 Vegan Cranberry Coconut Truffles: I like to keep a steady supply of these on hand for quick grab-and-go snacks

Vegan Split Pea Soup: A hearty vegan soup for cold winter nights

_7766_055 Vegan Chai Banana Bread: My favorite banana bread!

Vegan Stuffed Shells: The husband ate a few servings of these before I told him they were vegan...and then he kept on eating!

Moroccan Inspired Vegan Pasta Salad: One of my favorite summertime pasta salads.

Feel free to link up to your own recipes or other great recipes/blogs/etc/ in the comments!