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) This twice-baked potato recipe adds in kale.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Twice-Baked Potatoes

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This twice-baked potatoes recipe uses kale to add some greens to this traditionally starchy side dish. These potatoes make an excellent presentation so they are perfect for dinner parties and holiday celebrations. Serve them alongside your favorite faux meats or pair them with a main dish of white beans! — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this spicy veggie dip for dinner.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Spicy Veggie Dip

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This vegetable dip recipe uses red pepper flakes to pack a punch of spiciness. It complements the natural spiciness of celery and parsley, the main veggie ingredients of the dip. Serve this zesty dip with fresh vegetables or pita chips for a delicious snack! — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This hearty tofu scramble has vegan sausage and mushrooms.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Sausage Tofu Scramble

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Jazz up breakfast with this hearty tofu scramble. This recipe is rich in flavor with ingredients like wild mushroom sausage and cremini mushrooms simmered in cooking wine. Serve it with breakfast sides like home fries or toast with jam! — Global Animal

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(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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