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This nutty apple pie is a delicious vegan dessert! Photo Credit: (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Thanksgiving Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks over a delicious meal enjoyed with friends and family. Luckily, no animals need to be harmed in this celebration as there are plenty of cruelty-free food options available to enjoy during the holidays. Try this full Thanksgiving menu that includes a sweet potato mash with candied pecans, […]

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Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Quinoa Salad

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Quinoa is an ancient grain that is high in protein and gluten free. It is perfect for winter salad recipes because it is hearty and filling compared to lettuce-based salads. Chickpeas, craisins, and spinach pair well together as salad toppings, and a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette adds a rich, sweet, and tangy flavor. Enjoy it by […]

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World Vegan Month November

20 Ways To Celebrate World Vegan Month

(GO GREEN/VEGANISM) November is World Vegan Month and there is no better time to transition to a vegan diet. World Vegan Month celebrates the founding of the world’s first vegan organization. On November 1, 1944, The Vegan Society was founded in England by Donald Watson. He coined the term vegan and used it to refer […]

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The Truth About Declawing: What Vets Aren’t Telling You

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PETS) Declawing a cat is the equivalent to amputating a human finger at the third knuckle, and yet twenty-two million domestic cats per year are declawed in the United States—a third of which reap serious behavioral and physical consequences from the procedure. Due to a general ignorance and perpetuation by greedy vets, the procedure […]

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<p>This Lentil Veggie Soup can be served as a meal or a delicious side.</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lentil Veggie Soup

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) This simple soup is versatile and hearty! Most lentil soups are just lentils in a tomato broth, but this version is heavy on the vegetables to boost nutrition. Using mixed vegetables adds variety to the meal, but you can also substitute any fresh vegetables from your fridge to make it your own.  — […]

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<p>Photo Credit: Elana Pisani</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

(VEGAN RECIPES) Vegans want to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, too! The drink’s demand is clearly apparent given the recent petition to Starbucks asking for a dairy-free option, so I figured this would be a good time to share my own recipe for pumpkin spice syrup. This recipe packs in more pumpkin than most vegan and […]

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<p>A screech owl entangled in Halloween decorations. Photo Credit: Dave Stapp, Marin Humane Society</p>

Halloween Decorations That Kill

(HALLOWEEN/ANIMAL SAFETY) Halloween decorations can be scary, and sometimes they can be downright dangerous. With the threat of Halloween spiderwebs, plastic candy wrappers, and dangling tinsel or ribbon, the holidays can be a particularly hazardous time for wildlife. For instance, Western Screech Owl recently became entangled in Halloween decorations outside a home in suburban Novato, CA. […]

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A newly adopted cat at this year's Adoptapalooza event at Union Square on September 8, 2013. Photo Credit: Dana Edelson

10 Reasons To Adopt, Not Buy!

(PET ADOPTION) Animal lovers often wonder… with thousands of adoptable animals being euthanized every day, why do so many people continue to purchase their pets? Due to some common myths about shelter animals, as well as the adoption process itself, pet adoption is a frighteningly unpopular practice. Here are the top 10 reasons to choose adoption when adding […]

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