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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.

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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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Iced Gingerbread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Gingerbread is a holiday favorite and a wonderful dessert for New Year’s Eve parties. This recipe includes a delicious vanilla icing to drape over the gingerbread. Cut the loaf into slices and enjoy for breakfast or cut into square cubes and serve as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres! — Global Animal

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A Kind Gift: Tips For Compassionate Shopping

(SHOP CRUELTY-FREE/HUMANE SHOPPING) Compassion is in fashion now more than ever and shoppers are demonstrating their ethics and concern for animal welfare with their pocketbooks. Here are some great tips and surprising facts for gift-giving with heart and mindfulness. Also, find a compassionate pet store near you and click here for our complete list of […]

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11 Ways To Make Your Holiday Dinner Cruelty-Free

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) With the holidays rapidly approaching, why not consider animal-friendly food options? Not only is it a great way to spread Christmas compassion to animals, but all of your guests will benefit from a healthy feast. See below for 11 ways to help you cook up a cruelty-free dinner the animals will be grateful for. […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) The holidays are notorious for fattening foods, so why not try this healthy twist on a winter favorite? For this week’s Meat Free Monday Challenge, we have a wonderful low-calorie, vegan shepherd’s pie. As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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4 Ways To Help Animals This Holiday Season

(HOLIDAYS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) With the holidays in full swing, now is the perfect time to get into the giving spirit and help our furry and feathered friends. Whether you’re giving a gift or giving back, take a look at these four great ways to help animals this holiday season. — Global Animal

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