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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.

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Southern Fried ‘Chicken’

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Fried chicken is a Southern staple and a fast food favorite with chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken. But you can satisfy your cravings for the dish without harming any chickens by making a meatless version. Some meatless chicken contains milk or eggs, including brands like Morningstar. This homemade recipe will help ensure your fried chicken […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tomato Basil Soup With Croutons

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Soup can be so satisfying on a cool day, and is many people’s go-to remedy for when they feel a cold coming on. Tomato basil soup is an excellent choice in boosting your immune system, as both ingredients contain antioxidants that can protect against damage from free radicals. This is one of the […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caprese Empanadas

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Empanadas make for a delicious hors d’oeuvre but there aren’t many vegan options out there. Luckily, caprese empanadas with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella are a great vegetarian option and this recipe uses a cashew cheese to make it fully vegan. Sun-dried tomatoes add a strong flavor and the basil is incorporated directly […]

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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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Enjoy these Kebabs for any holiday party! (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tofu & Brussels Sprouts Kebabs

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) This kebab recipe is the perfect vegan appetizer for holiday parties and dinners. Tofu and Brussels sprouts are marinated in a delicious maple glaze, making them a sweet and savory treat. These kebabs are packed with protein from the tofu and vitamins C and K from the Brussels sprouts, providing a healthier option for those […]

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Livestock and their waste account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Save The Planet One Meal At A Time

(VEGAN/ACTIVISM/ANIMAL WELFARE) Ever wonder what you can do to help save and protect the earth’s ecosystems? The animal agriculture industry is a critical factor in species extinction, habitat destruction, and pollution. By going vegan, you can refuse to contribute to the cruelty of the meat industry that destroys the earth’s ecosystems. Increased greenhouse gas emissions and degradation […]

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Butternut Squash And Spinach Pasta (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Butternut Squash & Spinach Pasta

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Looking for dinner ideas? Butternut squash is in season and fits many recipes since it is both sweet and savory. It is also creamy, giving it an ideal texture for pasta sauce. It pairs well with several green vegetables and is combined with spinach in this healthy recipe. Have a plateful for […]

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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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