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.

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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<p>Delicious pan pizza, sans the cheese!</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pan Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Pizza is one of those dishes that’s universally loved. It comes in so many varieties, and several cultures around the world tend to exclude the cheese, which works out nicely for vegans. In Italy, a basic pizza with tomato sauce, garlic, and olive oil is known as pizza marinara. My version of this […]

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with this vegan Irish soda bread. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: St. Patty’s Day Irish Soda Bread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and this Irish soda bread recipe is a wonderful addition to your holiday breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Irish soda bread traditionally includes buttermilk but this version substitutes almond milk with apple cider vinegar. The great thing about this bread is that you can include your favorite dried […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Rosemary and garlic perfectly complement each other in this sauce.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Cheese-Free Alfredo Sauce

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This is a very easy sauce to make and a fantastic substitute for Alfredo sauce, which is cheese-based. This recipe creates a creamy, rich sauce that is filling and can also serve as the protein for your meal. If you would like more of a “cheesy” flavor, you can add in some nutritional yeast. […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) This recipe is similar to traditional Cajun gumbo.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Red Bean & “Sausage” Gumbo

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) This recipe is inspired by gumbo, a Southern favorite that’s not traditionally vegan. But with the substitution of some vegan sausage and red beans, this recipe is close to the real thing. The sausage can even be omitted for a simple, but spicy red bean dish. Okra serves as a thickening agent and boosts […]

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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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