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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

Meat-Free Monday: Sweet Potato Fajitas Meal Prep

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Whether you're vegan or just trying to eat a little healthier, these sweet potato fajitas have you covered for meal prep Sunday. This meal prep recipe couldn't be any easier--simply cook the seasoned veggies on a sheet pan and serve with rice or quinoa and guacamole for a balanced, filling meal. Note this recipe is also completely customizable. You could easily substitute the bell peppers and onions with brussels sprouts, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, or whatever your heart desires! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Italian Anise Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Before you start working on your New Year's Resolution, enjoy one last hurrah with these vegan Italian anise cookies. Not only are they super easy to make, but they are also the perfect treat for ringing in the New Year! As always, happy eating and happy New Year! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Christmas Eve, celebrate with these festive pine needle shortbread cookies. These melt-in-your-mouth goodies are a twist on an old favorite with a hint of piney, citrusy flavor. The best part? These cookies are so easy to make, you won't need any special equipment--just a bowl, a fork, and a baking tray. As always, happy eating and happy holidays! -- Global Animal

11 Ways To Make Your Holiday Dinner Cruelty-Free

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) With the holidays in full swing, why not consider animal-friendly food options? Not only is it a great way to spread Christmas compassion to animals, but all of your guests will benefit from a healthy feast. See below for 11 ways to help you cook up a cruelty-free dinner the animals will be grateful for. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thyme & White Bean Hot Pies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) It's that time of the year when temperatures drop, days get shorter, and comfort food is the answer to all of life's problems. These savory thyme and white bean hot pies are the perfect dish for such an occasion. The white bean filling gets warm and bubbly in the oven, and the pie crust creates the perfect flaky topping. The combination of the two textures is simply to die for. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

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

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