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.

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this Beyond Meat chicken salad for dinner!

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Faux Chicken Salad

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This faux chicken salad is a cool and crisp addition to summer barbecues and picnics. This recipe uses Beyond Meat chicken and Vegenaise, but feel free to choose your favorite faux chicken and mayo. It’s perfect as a side dish or you can add a dollop atop a bed of lettuce or on […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this sweet mango banana sorbet.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Mango Banana Sorbet

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Take a break from the summer heat with this sweet and creamy sorbet. The recipe requires only a few simple ingredients. The banana gives it a velvety texture and is perfectly paired with mango for a tropical flavored dessert. Serve some tonight for a cool alternative to ice cream! — Global Animal

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Fake Chicken Caesar Flatbread

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: “Chicken” Caesar Flatbread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Caesar dressing is often a top priority for new vegans, and this recipe includes a creamy cashew replacement. It also features nori seaweed as a substitute for the anchovy flavor found in most Caesar dressings. With Beyond Meat’s version of grilled chicken and Caesar salad layered on top of warm flatbread, this a […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this vegan version of chili mac.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lentil Chili Mac

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This chili mac recipe is a delicious dinner with a twist. Lentils give the chili a meaty texture and chipotle flakes give it a spicy kick. Just add more flakes if you like it really spicy. Serve up a bowl with a sprinkling of your favorite vegan cheese on top! — Global Animal

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Delicious dessert fruit tarts for July 4th. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: 4th Of July Fruit Tarts

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This Fourth of July, why not celebrate with these decadent fruit tarts? These tarts, made with phyllo dough shells, creamy agar agar based vanilla pudding, as well as strawberries and blueberries, are delicious and fun for the festive occasion. Serve them for dessert this Independence Day and watch the fireworks!  — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this Cuban inspired dish with yummy sweet plantains.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Bean And Veggie Bowl

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This bean and veggie bowl is loaded with mouthwatering Latin flavors with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains. Use darker brown plantains to make sure they are sweet or you can dip them in brown sugar before frying to make them even sweeter. Serve with the delicious curry mustard sauce on the side or even […]

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<p>Rennet, a common ingredient in cheese, comes from the stomach of calves and is a byproduct of the veal industry. Look for vegetarian versions listed as "microbial rennet" or "vegetable rennet." Photo Credit: Cargill</p>

What’s In Your Food? Hidden Animal Products (GALLERY)

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) We all know processed foods can contain questionable ingredients. Most of us have difficulty reading through labels on packages because it seems like a foreign language. But if you are vegan or vegetarian, it may be even worse than you thought. Check out this gallery of hidden animal products to see where your food […]

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Grill up some barbecue seitan sandwiches for Father's Day! (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Barbecue Seitan Sandwich

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This “meaty” seitan sandwich is perfect for the summer and will satisfy dads everywhere on Father’s Day. To make the sandwich, the barbecue seitan is topped with fresh grilled pineapple and layered in-between some homemade Texas toast. Try this one for a satisfying summer cookout! — Global Animal

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