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4 Ways To Help Animals This Holiday Season

(HOLIDAYS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) With the holidays in full swing, now is the perfect time to get into the giving spirit and help our furry and feathered friends. Whether you’re giving a gift or giving back, take a look at these four great ways to help animals this holiday season. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Bread-Free Stuffing Balls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this Meat-Free Monday, try a recipe that's perfect for your next holiday meal. These bread-free stuffing balls not only have all the delicious flavors of traditional stuffing, but they're packed with protein, bite-sized, and gluten-free, too! These festive bites pair well with cranberry sauce, but if you're not a fan, mushroom gravy is also a great option. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) No doubt, spaghetti squash is one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients of the winter season. This Meat-Free Monday, give these these spaghetti squash burrito bowls a try--they're vegan, gluten-free, and above all, delicious! Just roast some spaghetti squash until it’s tender and caramelized on the edges, and while the squash is in the oven, toss together a simple, colorful red cabbage slaw with lots of lime and some black beans for protein. Then, blend together some salsa verde with avocado for a creamy finishing sauce, and there you have it! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Creamy Winter Squash Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This creamy vegan squash soup is ideal for cold winter days. Filled with veggies and a variety of unique flavors, it's so savory and the perfect winter comfort food. The best part? This soup can last for days and is just as good as leftovers as it is fresh! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Savory Pumpkin Tart

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This savory vegan pumpkin tart is perfect for Thanksgiving. For the crust, all you need is a pumpkin, some puff pastry, a red onion, and some rosemary. If you can’t find a hokkaido pumpkin at any local market or store, you can also use a sugar or small pie pumpkin. While the tart is baking, make the scrumptious garlic-cashew sauce to drizzle on top. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Paella

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your Meat-Free Monday with this vegan Valencian rice dish. Paella is all about the saffron infused rice, and this vegan paella is loaded with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red and yellow bell peppers, roma tomatoes, and green peas. If you'd like, you can also add a protein like vegan mock chicken, sautéed tempeh, or even tofu. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin, Spinach, & Walnut Spaghetti

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) While many people enjoy pumpkin desserts, why not try a savory dish punctuated with this deliciously sweet vegetable? This pumpkin, spinach, and walnut spaghetti dish is bursting with flavors of chili and lemon that are sure to make you salivate. This particular recipe uses butternut squash instead of pumpkin, but you can use any kind of pumpkin squash that you'd like. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Candy Corn

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Halloween just a few short days away, why not celebrate by making your own vegan candy corn? While just one quick look at the long list of ingredients in conventional candy corn is enough to make you shriek, here's a clean, sugar-free candy corn alternative—made with pronounceable whole ingredients. These little bites are a combination of soy milk powder, cashew butter, and brown rice syrup, and the yellow and orange sections are dyed with turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory. Flavor-wise, these morsels aren't as sweet as your typical candy corn, but they offer a delicious hint of vanilla and nuttiness from the cashews. Trick or treat! -- Global Animal

This Is Howl-oween: Cute Costume Ideas For Your Dog

(HALLOWEEN PETS) Halloween is supposed to be scary, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a chuckle, too. Check out this fun gallery of pet costumes and you decide – wrong or wonderful, freaky or fabulous? — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Savory Mushroom & Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Halloween just around the corner, why not celebrate with these savory mushroom and quinoa stuffed mini pumpkins? The sweetness of the pumpkin paired with the savory quinoa and mushroom pilaf makes for the perfect vegan side dish or entree. Despite popular belief, mini pumpkins are not only edible, but they are actually quite delicious, too. When they are roasted with the tops cut off and seeds removed, mini pumpkins also make the perfect little festive bowls for holding sweet or savory goodies. They look so impressive, but don't be fooled--they're super easy to make! Rest assured, these adorable little stuffed pumpkins are sure to be the hit of your next fall gathering! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Overwhelmed By Climate Change? Here’s How You Can Help

(CLIMATE CHANGE/ACTIVISM) There's no denying climate change is real--and it's occurring at a rate that's roughly ten times faster than normal. But let's face it, sometimes the statistics regarding global warming and it's threat to humans, animals, and the environment can be overwhelming. So what can you do about it? From campaigning and going vegan/vegetarian, to installing insulation and solar panels, here are some practical steps you can take to help prevent climate change. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says 'fall' quite like sweet potatoes. This Meat-Free Monday, enjoy these simple, 30-minute baked sweet potatoes with roasted chickpeas, a simple garlic-herb sauce, and a zesty parsley-tomato salad. Not only are these potatoes simple and satisfying, but they're also super healthy and completely customizable. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin Cannelloni

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This week, indulge in your favorite fall flavors with this pumpkin cannelloni recipe. The filling is wonderfully sweet and hearty, made from pumpkin, onions, and cranberries, and topped with an amazing almond crust. Not only are these cannelloni made from all-natural ingredients, but they are completely vegan and gluten-free, too! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Cauliflower Stuffed Poblano Peppers

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your Monday night with these vegan cauliflower stuffed poblano peppers. While poblano peppers are usually mild, they can be spicy this time of year, so pick your peppers with caution if you're sensitive to spice. But if you can’t find poblanos, you can use any type of bell pepper that you'd like. The stuffing consists of onion, bell pepper, cauliflower, rice, black beans, spinach, tomatillo salsa, and lots of delicious spices. Instead of topping these with cheese, opt for avocado, tomatillo salsa, and cashew cream, which works as a great sour cream substitute. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

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