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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/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Enjoy this green pizza full of vegetables.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Green Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This cheeseless pizza is topped with green veggies and a delicious vegan pesto.You can make the dough from scratch using the recipe here, or to save time, buy a pre-made pizza crust. Serve a slice with a side of marinara for dipping! — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This perfect pasta dish is full of nutrients and simple ingedients.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Eggplant Penne

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This penne pasta recipe is a delicious combination of nutrient dense eggplant and spinach with the added protein of pine nuts and the antioxidants of juicy Kalamata olives. The pasta is tossed in olive oil and lemon juice to make a simple, yet flavorful sauce. Use whole grain pasta to boost the nutrition. Serve with a side salad or some garlic bread! — Global Animal

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5 Ways Students Can Stand Up For Animals

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) You’re never too young to make a difference for animals, so the Humane Society has outlined several ways for students around the world to become leaders for animals. The list includes videos featuring celebrities such as Jenna Tatum and Woody Harrelson, as well as an infographic on how to start your own humane, animal-friendly organization. Read on for the amazing things you or your child can do to be cruelty-free. — Global Animal

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(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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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Blueberry Picking

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Summertime is definitely the best time of year to eat blueberries. In most areas they begin to ripen in May when the weather gets warmer, and they continue to ripen through September. Blueberries are at their sweetest and there are plenty available, so they’re usually on sale. I decided to take full advantage and buy some fresh blueberries instead of the frozen ones I usually use in my morning smoothie. I even found a delicious blueberry parfait recipe to help shake-up my morning routine. — Global Animal

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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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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Cruelty-Free Summer Skin

(ANIMAL TESTING/COSMETIC TESTING) During the summer, there are three things I’m never without when I venture outside: my sunglasses, sunscreen, and a fake tan. For me, shorts and sleeveless shirts look so much nicer when my arms and legs are tanned. When I was younger I always had a great tan the old fashioned way, but now that I’m older and a bit wiser, I know better. A golden tan is definitely not worth the risk of skin cancer which is now the single most common form of cancer in America. Nearly five million people are treated each year. The United States surgeon general even issued a skin-cancer warning this week. But I have to admit, it’s not all about my health. Lets face it, even though I love elephants I certainly don’t want my skin looking like one. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try these potato and pea samosas for an appetizer.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Potato & Pea Samosas

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These savory samosas are a healthier version of the traditional Indian dish because they are baked instead of deep fried. The potato and pea filling is flavorful and a tad spicy. If you enjoy more spice, add in more chili powder. Try serving them as an appetizer or enjoying them as a snack any time of day! — Global Animal

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