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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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Meat-Free Monday: Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Burritos can make for a perfect snack since they’re portable, so you can always eat a portion, rewrap, and save the rest for later. These make ahead super green vegan quinoa burritos are filled with quinoa, mung beans, and shredded kale, but you can fill them with whatever you like! This hearty […]

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Spring Salad With Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing. Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

Meat-Free Monday: Spring Salad With Strawberry Dressing

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Now that spring has finally sprung, tantalize your taste buds with this spring salad with a strawberry-lemon-basil dressing. Using a food processor, blend fresh strawberries, basil, and lemon juice, along with a touch of olive oil, pure maple syrup, fine grain sea salt, and black pepper, into a healthy and light, yet […]

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with this vegan Irish soda bread. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: St. Patty’s Day Irish Soda Bread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and this Irish soda bread recipe is a wonderful addition to your holiday breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Irish soda bread traditionally includes buttermilk but this version substitutes almond milk with apple cider vinegar. The great thing about this bread is that you can include your favorite dried […]

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Zucchini With Chickpea & Mushroom Stuffing. Photo Credit: Allrecipes.com

Meat-Free Monday: Zucchini With Chickpeas & Mushrooms

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this delicious zucchini with chickpea and mushroom stuffing recipe. The dish is 100 percent vegan, and it can be used as a main dish or as a side–depending on the appetite and occasion. They also make for great appetizers at any dinner party! As always, happy […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Easy, Vegan Pad Thai

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Looking for something healthy, delicious, and easy to make? For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this perfect vegan Pad Thai dish. Not only is it vegan and gluten-free, but it only takes about 40 minutes to make! Made with rice noodles and perfectly crispy tofu seasoned with fresh herbs and sweet and […]

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8-ingredient zucchini lasagna. Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker

Meat-Free Monday: 8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This 8-ingredient zucchini lasagna is not only nutritious and flavorful, but it’s also vegan and gluten-free. Use ribboned (or thinly sliced) zucchini squash in place of regular pasta noodles, or you could try substituting eggplant, sweet potatoes, or gluten-free lasagna noodles. What’s more, the vegan, macadamia nut-based ricotta cheese is very close […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Banana Muffins

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, satisfy your sweet tooth without all of the guilt. While these vegan banana muffins are both egg- and dairy-free, the recipe calls for fresh, ripe bananas and soy milk yogurt, so they are still moist and loaded with flavor. Enjoy! — Global Animal

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Meat-Free Monday: Quinoa & Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) While many of us have tried cooking up stuffed bell peppers, you might not have tried using tomatoes instead. These hollowed out tomatoes are filled with a savory quinoa-spinach mixture and topped with a variety of yummy cheeses. They are not only a tasty way to use fresh garden tomatoes, but they’re […]

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Gluten-Free Shells with Beets, Ricotta, and Pistachios. Photo Credit: Bon Appetit

Meat-Free Monday: Shells With Beets, Ricotta, & Pistachios

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Believe it or not, good gluten-free pasta does exist! Try these tasty gluten-free pasta shells served with golden beets, chives, raw pistachios, and drizzled in olive oil. For the vegan version of this dish, give it a try without the ricotta cheese. As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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Mom's Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf. Photo Credit: Ambitious Kitchen

Meat-Free Monday: Mom’s Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) It’s the perfect time of the year for warm, hearty meals like chili, casseroles, lasagna, and, of course, mom’s famous meatloaf. Give this traditional dish a healthy spin by opting to go vegan and gluten-free! Replace the meat with lentils in this delicious faux meatloaf, drenched in flavorful sauce. Not only is […]

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Spaghetti and marinara with vegan, soy meatballs. Photo Credit: PETA

Meat-Free Monday: Spaghetti Marinara With Vegan Meatballs

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Believe it or not, healthy comfort food does exist. And nothing says ‘comfort’ like good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs. This Italian-inspired dish is made from scratch, but the homemade sauce is easy to make, and the fresh flavor makes it totally worth the effort. It’s so good, it might even remind you […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Healthy Minestrone Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Still working on that New Year’s Resolution? This healthy minestrone soup is the perfect dish for a cold January day. It’s not only gluten- and dairy-free, but it’s also packed with lots of veggies and protein. Enjoy on it’s own or as a side dish! As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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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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