Every Friday afternoon we get a happy delivery to our email: a free weekly vegan recipe from the Humane Society of the United States as part of their effort to promote Meatless Mondays.
Of course everyone knows about the Humane Society. Some of yours and our most beloved pets came from local Humane Society shelters – they are all over the country, saving dogs, cats, bunnies and other critters from homelessness and neglect every day.
But the Humane Society’s mission goes far beyond finding homes for domestic animals (as if that weren’t enough!). The HSUS advocates for all kinds of animals on all levels. They are involved with animal rescue at disasters scenes; wildlife sanctuaries; legislation involving animals such as testing and cruelty; farm animal protection; and low-cost spay/neuter services for pets. And that’s just a quick overview! The Humane Society is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.
Even though the HSUS does all this good work for our furry and feathered friends, they still have time to send out a vegan recipe to subscribers each week. And let me tell you, the recipes are always top notch. We have made several of them and the Meat-Free Meatloaf, a recipe created by Gail Berrigan, an editor at the Humane Society’s website, has become a regular favorite. We have made it for multiple family dinners – and my parents, neither of whom are veg, have both requested this dinner again and again.
You know I can’t re-print the recipe here. I don’t have permission for that. Gail’s Meat -Free Meatloaf recipe is such a winner, though. You need to try it right away. The ingredients are simple – we like to use LightLife’s Gimmee Lean Ground Beef for the “meat”. Aside from crumbling the Gimmee Lean and chopping the small onion, this Meat-Free Meatloaf comes together almost effortlessly. You just mix everything together and throw it in the oven. Crazy easy.
In the recipe, Gail suggests using leftovers for breakfast hash. Personally, we like to use the leftovers for hot meatloaf sandwiches at lunchtime. If you have any leftovers, that is. 🙂
Try Gail’s Meat-Free Meatloaf. Then sign up for the Humane Society’s free weekly vegan recipe and stay – browse around their site a little. You will be inspired by all the good work they are doing for animals of all kinds.