LIFESTYLE

Animals around the world. News for pet lovers and stories for animal lovers including animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Asparagus Risotto

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Now that spring has finally sprung, enjoy recipes that make the most of this season's freshest ingredients like asparagus, carrots, greens, and beets. Made only with rice, asparagus, garden peas, some staples and herbs, this Vegan Asparagus Risotto is a healthy and easy spring dinner that your whole family will love. Sometimes simple food is the best food! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Rice Paper Rolls With Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu And Peanut...

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, here's a recipe that you'll come back to again and again. These Vegan Rice Paper Rolls are filled with fresh, crispy vegetables and flavorful strips of tofu seasoned with sriracha and soy sauce. Simply roll 'em up and dip them in sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and voila! Eating fresh veggies has never been so easy and delicious! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: One Pot Vegan Pasta With Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Make your Mondays a little less messy with this One Pot Vegan Pasta recipe. Penne pasta is cooked in a spicy sun-dried tomato and roasted red pepper sauce then covered in sliced tomatoes and buttered breadcrumbs, quickly broiled to perfection. This is easy dinner at its best. Buon appetito! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Who doesn't love a good, vegan bowl? Especially when they're filled with curried couscous, broccoli, crispy tofu, and a tangy vegan BBQ sauce. This recipe is an easy lunch that's great to take to work or school. It's rich in protein and you can mix and match the veggies, too! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Pet Tech: Giving Your Pet A Better Quality Of Life

(PETS/PET CARE) Most pet parents view their animals as family members, but with our busy work schedules, it can be difficult to give our beloved companions the attention they deserve. Luckily technology is on our side, and it's helping us give our pets a better quality of life. For instance, there are dozens of tech-smart products available to assist with our pets' basic needs, in addition to their exercise, comfort, and of course, fun! There are also several dog-walking and daycare service apps for while you're away. View the infographic below for more on how technology is lending a helping paw to our furry friends. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Nordic Winter Vegetable Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With cold winter weather looming, warm up with this hearty Nordic Winter Vegetable Soup for this week's Meat-Free Monday. This simple vegetarian soup is chock-full of seasonal herbs and nutrient-rich root vegetables like parsnips, celery root, baby spinach, leeks, thyme, and bay leaves. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

A Story With A Song: Country Star Luke Bryan Adopts Senior Dog

(CELEBRITY PETS/DOG ADOPTION) Country music star Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline recently gave a senior dog a new leash on life after adopting an 18-year-old rescue named Poochie into their home. Poochie was deemed a "forever hospice foster" at Proverbs 12:10, a Nashville-based animal rescue, until the singer read about him on social media and decided to step in and save the senior pup. Read on to learn more about the heartwarming adoption story and how this senior dog is living out his golden years. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Malai Kofta With Green Yogurt Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Tantalize your taste buds this Meat-Free Monday with this vegan malai kofta with green yogurt sauce recipe. Malai kofta is a delicious and hugely popular Indian dish, serving as the perfect vegetarian alternative to meatballs. Malai stands for cream and kofta is a fried dumpling of mashed potatoes, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), or other vegetables. This recipe uses zucchini and carrots, but you could also use cauliflower, peas, or whatever veggies you prefer. Typically saved for special occasions, this dish is a labor of love and may seem like many steps, but the work is well worth it. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Berry Love Pies With Red Velvet Crust

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Celebrate a guilt-free Valentine's Day with these vegan Berry Love Pies with Red Velvet Crust. These pies are sure to wow your sweetheart, and believe us, they taste as good as they look! The rich red velvet crust is completely gluten-free and coated with a delectable homemade berry jam. Flare up your pies with fresh or dried fruit, crushed nuts, coconut flakes, and whole berries. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Chilaquiles With Pepitas, Corn & Black Beans

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your traditional breakfast this Meat-Free Monday with these vegan chilaquiles--a healthy spin on a classic Mexican breakfast dish. This vegan recipe combines black beans with charred corn, along with sliced avocado and a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds for a meal that's not only balanced in carbs, protein, and high in green vegetables, but is crazy delicious, too! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan “Pulled” Mushroom Sandwich

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Fulfill your carnivorous cravings this Meat-Free Monday with these vegan "pulled" mushroom sandwiches. With umami-rich grilled mushrooms and tangy barbecue sauce, this sandwich is sure to satisfy meat eaters and vegans alike. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Arugula Pesto Pasta Meal Prep

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Keep up with your weekly meal prepping with this arugula pesto pasta. Simply choose your favorite pasta, dress it with this quick homemade arugula pesto, and toss it with zucchini, green peas, and broccoli. What's more, this vegan pasta dish tastes great chilled or warmed up--so it's perfect for meals on-the-go! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Instant Pot Cauliflower And Butternut Thai Curry

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, stay warm and cozy with this crave-worthy comfort food. This Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butternut Thai Curry is one of those go-to pantry dinner options that takes advantage of your electric pressure cooker. But not to worry if you don't own one--there's directions to make this curry on the stove top, too. The soft, stew-like texture of the spicy curry served over a cup of fluffy rice is sure to satisfy your winter flavor palate. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Did You Know? 8 Household Items Tested On Animals

(ANIMAL TESTING) Who knew that some of the most basic items in your house are tested on animals? Even your dog food might have some skeletons in it's closet. Read on for household products that continue to use animal testing, and make sure you get all of the facts before stocking your home. The biggest way you can take a stand against this cruel industry is simply by boycotting companies and/or products that continue to test on animals. Learn other ways you can take action by visiting the links below. — Global Animal

TRENDING

NEW ON GLOBAL ANIMAL