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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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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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Baked Falafel is a great source of protein. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish made mainly of chickpeas and spices. You can make them at home and save on the fat and calories by baking instead of frying them. To make them even healthier, enjoy as a lettuce wrap with your favorite toppings. Bake a batch for dinner tonight! — Global Animal

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Italian Ciabatta Sandwich

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This saucy sandwich is filled with vegetables but also includes fake sausage to make a hearty meal. Tofurky brand “Italian sausage” is browned and simmered in tomato sauce. Ciabatta is a delicious Italian bread that is perfect for this sandwich because it is light and airy with a crisp crust. And make sure […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Iced Gingerbread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Gingerbread is a holiday favorite and a wonderful dessert for New Year’s Eve parties. This recipe includes a delicious vanilla icing to drape over the gingerbread. Cut the loaf into slices and enjoy for breakfast or cut into square cubes and serve as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres! — Global Animal

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Christmas Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Christmas is almost here and it’s time to plan some vegan recipes for the perfect holiday dinner. A white bean and kale stew accompanied by yeast rolls provides warm comfort food for a white Christmas. For dessert, enjoy some decadent cake balls made with vanilla cake and covered in chocolate and walnuts. Enjoy […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Southern Fried ‘Chicken’

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Fried chicken is a Southern staple and a fast food favorite with chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken. But you can satisfy your cravings for the dish without harming any chickens by making a meatless version. Some meatless chicken contains milk or eggs, including brands like Morningstar. This homemade recipe will help ensure your fried chicken […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tomato Basil Soup With Croutons

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Soup can be so satisfying on a cool day, and is many people’s go-to remedy for when they feel a cold coming on. Tomato basil soup is an excellent choice in boosting your immune system, as both ingredients contain antioxidants that can protect against damage from free radicals. This is one of the […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caprese Empanadas

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Empanadas make for a delicious hors d’oeuvre but there aren’t many vegan options out there. Luckily, caprese empanadas with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella are a great vegetarian option and this recipe uses a cashew cheese to make it fully vegan. Sun-dried tomatoes add a strong flavor and the basil is incorporated directly […]

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