Just because you can't or don't eat meat, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the taste of traditionally meaty dishes like lasagna, meatball subs or tikka masala. With a tweak here and there to popular recipes, you'll have yourself a delicious vegetarian meal.
On the flip side, these vegetarian recipes are so tasty, even carnivores will devour them. You're probably side-eyeing us right now; we can practically hear you muttering "sure, Jan" under your breath, so allow us to explain. Take lasagna, for example. Doesn't a lasagna made with layers of veggies, pasta and a creamy béchamel sauce sound good to you? Or how about a Southwest quinoa bake made with quinoa, black beans and enchilada sauce, topped with avocado slices and a drizzle of sriracha?
Whether it's Meatless Monday or "Forget the Meat" Friday, ditch the meat every day of the week with one of these incredible vegetarian recipes.
A version of this article was originally published in March 2016.