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 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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<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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Chocolate Crunch Bar

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Crunch Bar

(VEGAN/MEATLESS MONDAYS) Halloween can be tricky for vegans. But never fear, there are many simple recipes for delicious vegan candy that can be made right at home. These chocolate crunch bars are made with vegan chocolate chips. You can find them at specialty food stores or even Trader Joe’s store brand is vegan. This is one […]

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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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