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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.

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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<p>Earth Day began in 1970, and since then, people all over the world recognize it as a day to promote keeping the environment healthy. Photo Credit: ax2groin via Flickr</p>

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, […]

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Lemon-Lavender Blackberry Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Lemon-Lavender Blackberry Ricotta Grilled Cheese

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meatless Monday recipe, switch things up a bit with this Lemon-Lavender Blackberry Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Yes, you heard it right–lemon-lavender blackberry ricotta. Now that’s a mouthful! This recipe gives some fruity flare to on an old favorite dish with a thick, chunky blackberry sauce, laced with lemon zest […]

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Vegan Chocolate Bunny - a compassionate Easter treat!

Compassionate Treats For A Happy Vegan Easter!

(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN EASTER) Easter is almost here, and what better way to enjoy this celebration of new life than to celebrate with compassion toward all life? After all, this lovely springtime holiday and the animal rights movement do share the same cotton-tailed mascot! Learn how easy and delicious it can be to have a happy […]

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Garlic Soba And Zucchini Noodles. Photo Credit: Naturally Ella

Meat-Free Monday: Garlic Soba & Zucchini Noodles

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try these delicious garlic soba and zucchini noodles. This recipe makes for a great lunch dish or light dinner that cooks in just under 20 minutes. Snow peas, broccoli, spinach, and carrots are great mix-ins, and if you feel like going all out, add veggie potstickers as […]

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Photo Credit: 101 Cookbooks

Meat-Free Monday: Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Burritos can make for a perfect snack since they’re portable, so you can always eat a portion, rewrap, and save the rest for later. These make ahead super green vegan quinoa burritos are filled with quinoa, mung beans, and shredded kale, but you can fill them with whatever you like! This hearty […]

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Spring Salad With Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing. Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

Meat-Free Monday: Spring Salad With Strawberry Dressing

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Now that spring has finally sprung, tantalize your taste buds with this spring salad with a strawberry-lemon-basil dressing. Using a food processor, blend fresh strawberries, basil, and lemon juice, along with a touch of olive oil, pure maple syrup, fine grain sea salt, and black pepper, into a healthy and light, yet […]

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with this vegan Irish soda bread. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: St. Patty’s Day Irish Soda Bread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and this Irish soda bread recipe is a wonderful addition to your holiday breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Irish soda bread traditionally includes buttermilk but this version substitutes almond milk with apple cider vinegar. The great thing about this bread is that you can include your favorite dried […]

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Zucchini With Chickpea & Mushroom Stuffing. Photo Credit: Allrecipes.com

Meat-Free Monday: Zucchini With Chickpeas & Mushrooms

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this delicious zucchini with chickpea and mushroom stuffing recipe. The dish is 100 percent vegan, and it can be used as a main dish or as a side–depending on the appetite and occasion. They also make for great appetizers at any dinner party! As always, happy […]

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