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.

Serve this delicious chickpea curry with basmati rice. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Indian Curried Chickpeas

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)  This is a quick and easy dinner recipe that is also healthy and full of flavor. Curry powder and spices enhance the chickpeas and potatoes, while green beans make this dish a full meal. If you prefer more spice, add some chili powder or crushed red pepper. Serve over rice or enjoy with some […]

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Try this delicious and decadent chocolate mousse. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Creamy Chocolate Mousse

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Chocolate mousse can be a luxurious treat and an impressive dessert when entertaining. This recipe is made with tofu, so it’s very filling and a small serving of about 1/4 of a cup should be a good start. You can dress it up with your favorite additions like chocolate shavings, nuts, and sprinkles. […]

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<p>Guest chef Doran Petersan of the bake shop Sticky Fingers makes some vegan sweets on The Today Show.  Photo Credit:</p>

Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes To Love

(VALENTINE’S DAY/VEGAN RECIPES) “Cupcake Wars” contender, chef Doran Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery in Washington, D.C., introduced some of her yummy vegan treats on “The Today Show.” Petersan shared her recipe for vegan red velvet cupcakes, brownie s’mores, and champagne cupcakes. Read on for how to make these delicious vegan sweets for your significant other this Valentine’s […]

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These sugar cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Valentine’s Day is Friday and sugar cookies are the perfect gift for your sweetie. These cookies are fluffy and chewy and you can roll them out to cut heart shapes. Using Earth Balance keeps the buttery flavor of traditional sugar cookies. The recipe includes an icing for the cookies that you can apply to […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Mango and Tofu Fried Rice is nutrient rich for the vegan diet.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Mango & Tofu Fried Rice

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Fried rice recipes can sometimes be soaked in oil, but it’s not difficult to make a healthier version that’s still restaurant quality. This healthy recipe calls for only one tablespoon of sesame oil, omits the egg, and adds in extra veggies. Sesame oil contains calcium, iron, and B6—all important vitamins for a vegan diet. […]

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Try these cashew cheese nachos for the Super Bowl. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Top 9 Vegan Super Bowl Recipes

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and if you are throwing a party you might want to try some new vegan recipes to impress your guests. These recipes from PETA will make a delicious addition to your party and are all meat- and dairy-free. With appetizers like potato skins and nachos, meals like chili […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Cuban Picadillo

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This recipe is based on Cuban style picadillo, a ground beef based dish. There are many delicious brands of vegan soy crumbles that can replace the beef and you won’t even notice the difference! This recipe uses Trader Joe’s Beef-less Ground Beef. Traditional Cuban picadillo includes raisins, however they can be easily omitted […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Tofu Steaks

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) Tofu is a versatile meat replacement that can absorb any flavor, including this sweet and spicy coconut curry. Black rice is packed with nutrition and has a nutty flavor that goes well with coconut. Kale is also rich in vitamins, including calcium, a nutritional concern for vegans who forego the dairy. Pan frying […]

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