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.

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Put A Faux Wing On It

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Have you seen the latest KFC promotion on YouTube? The fast food chain is serving up chicken corsages for the prom. Instead of the traditional flowers, the popular YouTube video shows an amorous teen giving his date a fried chicken and baby’s breath wrist corsage that also happens to sub as a late night snack. — Global Animal

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Lemon Scones are a delicious for breakfast or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Easter Lemon Scones

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These lemon scones are a scrumptious treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Lemon is a delicious springtime fruit and perfect for Easter pastries. These scones are flavored with fresh lemon juice and topped with a lemon icing. You can enjoy them for breakfast or even as a dessert! — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: I Heart Lentils

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) My first encounter with lentils was back in the fifth grade when I won a contest guessing how many were in a jar. My prize? Lunch with my teacher Ms. Scribner, but I never did get to try the lentils. My loss. Because then it wouldn’t have taken me so long to discover just how delicious, nutritious, and good they are for my heart. — Global Animal

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Try this lemon garlic hummus as a party snack. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lemon Garlic Hummus

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Hummus is the perfect protein-filled snack due to its main ingredient, chickpeas. It’s delicious and convenient to bring to work or school for lunch or a snack. This recipe is heavy on the garlic and lemon, giving it a robust flavor. Try it today with pita bread or chips, raw vegetables, or with falafel! — Global Animal

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Cinnaholic, a vegan bakery, is ready to franchise. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Want To Own A Vegan Bakery?

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Cinnaholic, a vegan bakery with its home in Berkeley, California, is expanding and offering franchise opportunities throughout the United States. Cinnaholic opened its doors in 2010 and has since become a popular spot for cruelty-free eating. The bakery takes a spin on traditional cinnamon rolls by adding creative toppings and frosting flavors like chocolate raspberry and butterscotch bananas foster. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: High On Hemp Seeds

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) Hemp seeds are an amazing superfood! That’s been the buzz for quite some time now, but with all the flaxseeds, protein powders, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds I’ve been eating, I never got around to adding them to anything more than my morning smoothie—until now. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Serve this basmati rice side dish with your favorite Indian dish.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Indian Basmati Rice

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Indian cuisine is full of vegan and vegetarian options and this basmati rice recipe makes for an excellent side dish. This rice is flavorful and the spices give it a robust aroma. Turmeric gives the rice a rich, yellow color. Cashews add protein and a nice crunch while the raisins make the rice sweet and savory. Serve alongside your favorite meatless main dish! — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Tasty Buffalo “Wings”

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) I was looking for something quick and easy to snack on, something that would satisfy my junk food craving without all of the fat and calories. MorningStar Farms Chik’n Nuggets were recommended to me a while back, so I figured I’d give them a try. The only problem was the grocery store was all out. — Global Animal

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