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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.

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Meat-Free Mondays: Carob Almond Freezer Fudge & Frosty

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, but without all of the guilt? These carob almond freezer fudge squares are the perfect chocolatey snack for the holidays. They’re not only vegan–but they’re also gluten-free, raw, sugar-free, and soy-free! Bring them to the office to share with coworkers, or simply enjoy them […]

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Teaching Compassion: What Every Parent Should Know

(ANIMAL WELFARE/OP-ED) Introducing children to animals is an important stage of parenting. How you present the human-animal relationship to a child will unquestionably echo into his/her adulthood. It’s during these formative years where kids learn how to peacefully and respectfully coexist with living beings unlike themselves. Read on to learn what kids shouldn’t be doing at […]

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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE PETS) Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long-term commitment. Read on for a first hand account about fostering pets, and for a beginner’s guide to animal fostering. — […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Thanksgiving Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks over a delicious meal enjoyed with friends and family. Luckily, no animals need to be harmed in this celebration as there are plenty of cruelty-free food options available to enjoy during the holidays. Try this full Thanksgiving menu that includes a sweet potato mash with candied pecans, […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Crispy Quinoa Cakes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Who doesn’t love quinoa? Often referred to as “the miracle grain,” quinoa is an incredibly diverse ingredient and rich in nutrients. It’s also packed with protein, making it the perfect grain for practically any vegan or vegetarian dish. These crispy quinoa cakes are stuffed with delicious vegetables like kale, sweet potatoes, sun-dried […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Butternut Squash Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Butternut squash is everyone’s favorite fall ingredient. And with temperatures staring to cool down, who doesn’t love a bowl of warm, hearty soup? For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try this delicious vegan butternut squash soup. The variety of herbs and spices perfectly compliment the squash’s sweetness. Garnish with crushed Corn Nuts […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caramel Popcorn

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) What’s Halloween without some caramel goodness? Vegan caramel can be difficult to find in a store because it’s generally butter- or cream-based, but it is surprisingly effortless to make at home with simple substitutions. This creamy caramel popcorn recipe is easy to make because it doesn’t require a candy thermometer and is […]

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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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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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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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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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