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Make it a Meatless Day with Pasta, Pizza, and Pancakes with A Corny Twist

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and Patch has some great recipes.

Monday, October 1 was Vegetarian Day, the official start of Vegetarian Awareness Month.

What better time to try something new? To help out, we'll post  recipes and tips sent in by readers—and some of our editors' favorite dishes, too— each Monday throughout October.

The Farmers Market is a great place to grab the ingredients for your meatless dishes.

Do you have a vegan or vegetarian recipe you'd like to share with us? Email it to jbdavis@patch.com.

This week, we're starting off our celebration of meat-free meals with recipes submitted by Kelsey Morgan, who blogs about food at An Apple A Day. The “part-time cook and full-time teacher” sent recipes for seven of her favorite meatless dishes.

We could add a vegetarian option to our diets each day of the week until our next Meatless Monday!

“I've been doing Meatless Mondays for about 18 months now and am having so much fun learning how to create balanced, healthy, tasty meals without meat,” Morgan wrote in an email to Patch. ”I've added a few of my favorite links here and attached the pictures. I hope you'll find some of them worth posting during Vegetarian Awareness Month!”

Here are the Meatless Monday recipes she's sharing:

Baked Penne with Zucchini, Corn and Basil

Fresh Corn Pancakes

Asparagus, Potato and Goat Cheese Pizza

Vegetables in Red Curry

Penne in Roasted Beet Sauce

Israeli Coucous with Roasted Asparagus, Artichokes, and Spinach

Try some of these in your own kitchen and let us know what you think.

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