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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.

Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, why not celebrate Taco Tuesday a day early? After all, it’s always a great day for tacos! Give your traditional tacos a Mediterranean twist with these falafel tacos with Sriracha tahini sauce. They are unbelievably delicious with a perfect combination of textures and flavors. The Sriracha […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Watermelon Frosty (Or Margarita)

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like fresh watermelon. For this Meatless Monday, sip on this watermelon frosty–or margarita, for your next cocktail party! Not only is watermelon low in fat and only about 40 calories per cup, but it’s also super hydrating, which is great for beating the summer heat! It also contains fiber, […]

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Meat-Free Monday- Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off the grill and get ready for some summertime grilling! For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try these grilled veggie skewers with a bold chimichurri sauce. This recipe mixes savory and sweet vegetables like bell peppers, onion, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and portobello mushrooms–which […]

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red white and blueberry fruit smoothie recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Red, White, & Blueberry Smoothie

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, kick off your 4th of July holiday with a patriotic potable! This red, white, and blueberry smoothie perfectly blends together fresh summer flavors like ripe raspberry, acai, blueberry, fresh strawberry, and coconut banana cream. What a yummy way to celebrate red, white, and blue! — Global Animal

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Brown Rice Bowl with Lemongrass, Tofu, and Cashews. Photo Credit: The Kitchn

Meat-Free Monday: Rice Bowl With Lemongrass, Tofu, & Cashews

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) We all know rice dishes can get monotonous, so why not perk things up with a little Southeast Asian flair? For this week’s Meatless Monday, try this vegan brown rice bowl with zesty lemongrass, chewy baked tofu, and crunchy cashews. You can use brown Basmati rice or other varieties of brown rice, […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Horchata

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this dairy-free coconut horchata–it’s creamy, sweet, and loaded with vanilla flavor. But this traditional horchata recipe incorporates one not-so-traditional addition: coconut milk. This will give you a horchata that’s extra rich and creamy, but still totally vegan. Simply soak some rice and a cinnamon stick in water […]

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Penne Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker

Meat-Free Monday: Pesto Penne Pasta Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you’ve got a craving for pesto, this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe is the one for you! Not only is this pesto penne pasta salad 100 percent vegan and gluten-free, but it only requires nine simple ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes. The insanely delicious, hearty pesto dressing combines classic flavors […]

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Golden Milk Chia Pudding. Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

Meat-Free Monday: Golden Milk Chia Pudding

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this Golden Milk Chia Pudding for a new go-to healthy breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert-like treat. Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily absorb all the powerhouse benefits of chia seeds. Not only does this superfood have more calcium than milk, but […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In celebration of Memorial Day weekend and the (semi) official start to summer, give this chunky strawberry ice cream a try! Not only is this recipe completely vegan, but it spotlights summer’s freshest fruit–strawberries (which means tons of antioxidants)! This recipe is the perfect reason to purchase an ice cream maker, but […]

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Vegan Seared Pepper Tacos with Pintos and Avocado Crema. Photo Credit: Big Girls Small Kitchen

Meat-Free Monday: Seared Pepper Tacos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Make Taco Tuesdays great again with these delicious seared pepper tacos! For this week’s meatless meal, try this vegan version of a healthy and versatile favorite–tacos! Instead of overloading on spices, these tacos rely on flavors from the freshest ingredients like lime, avocado, and garlic for richness (in lieu of cheese and […]

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Choco-Cherry Supercarb Bars. Photo Credit: Mike Garten

Meat-Free Monday: Choco-Cherry Supercarb Bars

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meatless Monday recipe, switch up your normal breakfast routine with these no-bake, quinoa, oat, and chia treats. Not only are they packed with fiber, but they’re bursting with flavor. What’s more, the cherries and dark chocolate are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy as a grab-and-go breakfast or […]

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Vegan Hippie Carrot Muffins. Photo Credit: Pickles N Honey

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan ‘Hippie’ Carrot Muffins

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Even though carrots of all kinds are available all year long, fresh spring carrots are always worth seeking out. For this week’s meatless meal, try these delicious vegan ‘hippie’ carrot muffins. These muffins are “cupcakes masquerading as breakfast,” thanks to a dreamy, 100-percent vegan coconut whipped cream. Not only are they healthier […]

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Green Pizza with a Cauliflower Base. Photo Credit: Green Kitchen Stories

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Green Pizza

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, why not try a delicious spring recipe that makes the most of this season’s freshest ingredients? This yummy green pizza with a cauliflower base does just that! The unconventional grain-free pizza base is made with cauliflower, which–believe it or not–is actually much easier than making a traditional […]

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Warm Spring Salad. Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

Meat-Free Monday: Warm Spring Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spring is in the air, and what dish says ‘spring’ better than this Warm Spring Salad? This signature salad is chock-full of spring fruits and veggies like asparagus, leek, peas, strawberries, and lots of parsley, tossed in a simple lemon olive oil dressing–easy, light, and refreshing! For even more protein than what […]

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