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) Try this oil-free vegan Indian chickpea masala.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Chickpea Masala

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Chickpea (or chana) masala is a popular Indian dish that can be prepared quickly for a convenient and nutritious dinner. For a more traditional, saucy recipe, add half a cup of water or even coconut milk. Serve with some vegan naan or basmati rice! — Global Animal

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<p>Lots of celebrities have gone vegetarian. Photo Credit: The Daily Beast</p>

Steaming Hot Veggies! Celebs Say No To Meat (GALLERY)

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/CELEBRITY ACTIVISTS) Vegetarianism has hit Hollywood in a big way, and some of the biggest stars in tinseltown are not afraid to talk about their health-conscious habits. Check out the gallery below of Hollywood’s hottest celebrity veggies, who say no to meat, and hello to beets! — 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. […]

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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 […]

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(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 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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