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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

Meat-Free Monday: Loaded Vegan Nacho Plate

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) There are few things as delicious as a loaded nacho plate. These nachos use high quality Que Pasa brand tortilla chips--they’re organic, lightly-salted, and the perfect restaurant-style tortilla chips. This recipe is also bubbling with loads of vegan cheese, fresh veggie toppings, heaps of guacamole, and tangy salsa. These loaded nachos can serve two very hungry people as a meal, or a group of four as an appetizer. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) The end of summer is near, so let's make sure to have a Labor Day celebration filled with fun and yummy food. With back-to-school season and autumn leaves upon us, enjoy this last weekend for summer barbecues, cook-outs, and get-togethers. These vegan bacon-wrapped hot dogs are ideal for the holiday weekend. A tasty, healthier alternative to all-American franks, these meat-free dogs have all of the flavor and texture, but without all of the cholesterol. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Green Smoothie Popsicles

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Who doesn't love homemade popsicles on a warm summer day? These tropical green smoothie pops are the perfect treat--they are sweet, healthy, and packed with essential nutrients. Even kids love them! This recipe uses frozen raspberries, red currants, and nutrient-rich chia seeds, flax seeds, and sesame seeds. Add dried dates or figs for sweetness, and enjoy! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Watermelon White Sangria

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says 'summer' quite like watermelon. This Watermelon White Sangria is perfect for your next summer shindig or a day spent relaxing by the pool. The watermelon, berries, and lime infuse the white wine with fresh summer flavors that are impossible to resist. As always, happy sipping! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Lemony Broccoli, Chickpea & Avocado Pita Sandwiches

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Meat-Free Monday, celebrate the flavors of summer with these fresh, lemony broccoli, chickpea, and avocado pita sandwiches. These sandwiches are a delicious and hearty lunch or dinner option, bursting with Greek flavors and lots of texture. What's more, the broccoli chickpea salad is equally tasty by itself or on avocado toast. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Carrot Sunshine Smoothie

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, try this refreshing carrot sunshine smoothie. It's fruity, not-too-sweet, slightly creamy, and not to mention, packed with a dose of veggies, lots of fruit, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Loaded with carrot, strawberry, peach, pineapple, mango, orange juice, hemp seeds, and coconut yogurt, this smoothie is sure to become one of your go-to recipes. Happy slurping! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Healthy Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Did you know ramen noodles are great for more than just soups? Switch things up this Meat-Free Monday with this easy and colorful Vegan Ramen Noodle Salad. Not only is this dish perfect for summer BBQs and potlucks, but it's also great for brightening up regular meals. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Raw Falafel Wraps With Apricot Tahini Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, try these raw falafel wraps with an apricot tahini sauce. Although raw falafel is very different from baked falafel, they are both equally tasty. But these are a much healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried falafels. Carrots and sesame seeds add a subtle taste, while the cumin and Za'atar bring out warm Middle Eastern flavors. The kale and cauliflower rice give the wraps some crunchiness, while the avocado adds a creamy texture. Top it all off with an apricot tahini dressing for some nutty sweetness. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

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