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Animal-friendly ideas & tips for compassionate living, including how to become a vegetarian or vegan and other ways to be kind to animals. Also, find awesome vegetarian and vegan recipes for a compassionate diet that’s kind to farm animals, delicious, and great for your health.

This chocolate chip pumpkin bread is the perfect dish for fall pot lucks. Photo Credit: Elana Pisani

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

(MEATLESS MONDAY RECIPES/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) It’s October! Once again it’s time to relish in autumn classics, especially delicious dishes prepared with pumpkin. This moist pumpkin bread is dense and chocolatey. It makes a delicious snack or dessert and will impress at any holiday gathering. Serve a slice at room temperature or slightly warm for the full gooey […]

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Using tofu and tempeh adds variety to the texture of the meal. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Sweet & Sour Tempeh & Tofu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Not all Chinese restaurants offer vegan options, especially because there can be hidden ingredients like fish sauce. But you can make your favorite Chinese dishes at home where you can control all of the ingredients. This sweet and sour recipe includes tempeh and tofu, which are both made from soy. They are excellent […]

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Maple Sweet Potato Fries

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Maple Sweet Potato Fries

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD) This recipe is a blend of the best flavors of fall. Sweet potatoes are made even sweeter by adding a maple glaze infused with cinnamon and nutmeg. The maple mixture adds enough flavor and moisture that you can skip additional condiments. They are not as crispy as traditional fries but make up for […]

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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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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this oil-free vegan Indian chickpea masala.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chickpea Masala

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Chickpea (or chana) masala is a popular Indian dish that can be prepared quickly for a convenient and nutritious dinner. For a more traditional, saucy recipe, add half a cup of water or even coconut milk. Serve with some vegan naan or basmati rice! — Global Animal

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