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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.

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Smoothies, Something To Smile About

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) I love my morning smoothie. Since discovering the Nutribullet, I drink one almost everyday and truly believe I’m much healthier because of it. I eat more vegetables and fruits than I ever have before, include power-nutrient boosts like flax and hemp seeds in my diet daily, and no longer crave junky bagels and muffins with my morning coffee. — Global Animal

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What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960′s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story about what Earth Day is all about, and what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — Global Animal

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Try this garlic tofu pasta as a quick and easy dinner. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Garlic Tofu Fettuccine

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) After all the intense cooking associated with Easter and Passover, it’s nice to make a simple, quick pasta dish for dinner. This garlic tofu fettuccine recipe is quick and easy to make. The fettuccine is tossed with olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and spices for a simple sauce. Try it tonight for dinner with a side of Italian bread !— Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Put A Faux Wing On It

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Have you seen the latest KFC promotion on YouTube? The fast food chain is serving up chicken corsages for the prom. Instead of the traditional flowers, the popular YouTube video shows an amorous teen giving his date a fried chicken and baby’s breath wrist corsage that also happens to sub as a late night snack. — Global Animal

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Lemon Scones are a delicious for breakfast or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Easter Lemon Scones

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These lemon scones are a scrumptious treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Lemon is a delicious springtime fruit and perfect for Easter pastries. These scones are flavored with fresh lemon juice and topped with a lemon icing. You can enjoy them for breakfast or even as a dessert! — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: I Heart Lentils

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) My first encounter with lentils was back in the fifth grade when I won a contest guessing how many were in a jar. My prize? Lunch with my teacher Ms. Scribner, but I never did get to try the lentils. My loss. Because then it wouldn’t have taken me so long to discover just how delicious, nutritious, and good they are for my heart. — Global Animal

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Try this lemon garlic hummus as a party snack. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lemon Garlic Hummus

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Hummus is the perfect protein-filled snack due to its main ingredient, chickpeas. It’s delicious and convenient to bring to work or school for lunch or a snack. This recipe is heavy on the garlic and lemon, giving it a robust flavor. Try it today with pita bread or chips, raw vegetables, or with falafel! — Global Animal

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Cinnaholic, a vegan bakery, is ready to franchise. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Want To Own A Vegan Bakery?

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Cinnaholic, a vegan bakery with its home in Berkeley, California, is expanding and offering franchise opportunities throughout the United States. Cinnaholic opened its doors in 2010 and has since become a popular spot for cruelty-free eating. The bakery takes a spin on traditional cinnamon rolls by adding creative toppings and frosting flavors like chocolate raspberry and butterscotch bananas foster. — Global Animal

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