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.

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/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 […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Spring Roll Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, think outside the box with these deconstructed spring roll bowls. Break away from your traditional dinner while avoiding the difficult task of properly rolling a spring roll. Feel free to use your favorite vegetables and add in some tofu or tempeh for a little extra flavor. […]

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8 Awesome Kids With Awesome Pets

The Truth About Crazy Cat People & Why We Need Them

(CATS/STRAY ANIMALS) What do you picture when someone uses the phrase, “crazy cat lady?” An older woman with more than five cats? Someone who spends all of their money on cat toys and food? In reality, “crazy cat ladies” are the ones who rescue and help care for our stray and/or feral feline friends. If […]

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Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seed Mole Bowls. Photo Credit: Mike Garten

Meat-Free Monday: Roasted Squash & Pumpkin Seed Mole Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, it’s time to embrace the flavors of fall! This vegetarian rice bowl combines butternut squash and pumpkin seeds with a delicious Mexican mole sauce for a delicious fall fusion. Use lime wedges for garnishing to give the dish an extra pop of zest. This dish is so […]

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Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna. Photo Credit: Good Housekeeping

Meat-Free Monday: Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try this vegan-friendly version of a classic Italian dish. This cheeseless black bean lasagna is a unique spin on a hearty pasta favorite, and is packed with tofu and black beans for a good protein fix. The crumbly tofu texture resembles everyone’s favorite ricotta cheese, but […]

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Give this vegan green mac and cheese recipe a try! Photo Credit: 101 Cookbooks

Meat-Free Monday: Broccoli-Basil Mac & Cheese

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Hands down, mac and cheese is one of our favorite comfort foods. This broccoli-basil mac and cheese recipe may not be vegan, but it’s made from whole wheat bread and is packed with flavor! The cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and basil make this green mac and cheese particularly unique in taste. Substitute with […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Maple Cinnamon Buns

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With the fall weather upon us, it’s time to get get baking! Pull out your baking sheets and preheat your oven for these delicious wholewheat maple cinnamon buns! But beware: this recipe is not for beginner cooks as vegan chef Jamie Oliver categorizes the recipe under “showing off.” Good luck, and enjoy! […]

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happy chick vegan breakfast taco recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Breakfast Taco Recipe

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, we encourage all of our readers to try these Happy Chick Breakfast Tacos. Not only will your taste buds thank you for the delicious food, but the chickens honored by this recipe will be grateful for your compassion in action. Satisfy your hunger with these delicious tacos […]

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Tofu Broccoli and Peanut Stir-Fry

Meat-Free Monday: Heavenly Tofu, Broccoli & Peanut Stir-Fry

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat Free Monday Challenge, try this delicious recipe: Heavenly Tofu, Broccoli and Peanut Stir-Fry! For those of you looking to try tofu for the first time, this is the recipe for you. Even our chef’s carnivorous brother has given his stamp of approval. So try whipping up a batch […]

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<p>This Mexican tortilla pizza will kick-start your week in a big way! Photo Credit: Food Network</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Pizza Time!

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Kick-start your week with a Mexican treat! This marvelous medley of tomato, cilantro, and homemade bean dip will make you loco for more. So make your Monday a fiesta, and try this vegan Mexican tortilla pizza recipe today! — Global Animal

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<p>Try this amazing vegan rice salad. Photo Credit: Vegangela</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Zesty Rice Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with this bright and fun salad? This Thai-inspired dish with cilantro, peanuts, fresh lime juice, and mango is bursting with bold flavors and meat-free deliciousness. So take your taste buds on an exotic journey, and try this delightful recipe today! — […]

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