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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.

Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait. Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Enjoy the final days of summer with this summer breakfast recipe. This Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait is not only vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, and soy-free, but it can also be made the night before and assembled so it’s ready to go in the morning. Simply put together a big batch of […]

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Tex-Mex Three Bean Potato Salad. Photo Credit: I Love Vegan

Meat-Free Monday: Tex-Mex Three Bean Potato Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is almost over, so here’s your last chance to experiment with deli-style salads–great for summer get-togethers (picnics, BBQs, potlucks, camping trips, you name it)! This Tex-Mex three bean potato salad is perfect for prepping ahead of time, in a nice big batch, to bring to any summer festivity! Simply whip together […]

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Vegan Macaroni Salad. Photo Credit: I Love Vegan

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Macaroni Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, why not give your mom’s macaroni salad a vegan makeover? This classic summer staple is perfect for potlucks, picnics, barbeques, and pretty much any summertime gathering. This typical deli-style macaroni salad is chock-full of crunchy vegetables like broccoli florets, carrots, green onions, red bell […]

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Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait. Photo Credit: I Love Vegan

Meat-Free Monday: Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meatless Monday, try this tasty summertime treat! This banana chai smoothie parfait is great for breakfast, a snack, or even a light dessert. This simple recipe is perfect if you’ve found yourself with more overripe bananas than you know what to do with. Thankfully bananas are ideal for freezing […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Two-Bite Vegan Baked Potatoes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This week’s Meatless Monday recipe is the perfect side dish or appetizer, and offers two flavor options–Tex-Mex or loaded. What’s more, these two-bit vegan baked potatoes are quick and easy to put together (ready in 35 minutes or less), and only require 8 ingredients (unless you’d prefer to customize them with your favorite […]

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Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, why not try something new? These Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos are the perfect combination of a salad and a handheld snack. A flavorful fusion, this dish takes all of our favorite Thai flavors and stuffs them inside of a taco. Featuring carrots, bell peppers, purple cabbage, […]

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Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, why not celebrate Taco Tuesday a day early? After all, it’s always a great day for tacos! Give your traditional tacos a Mediterranean twist with these falafel tacos with Sriracha tahini sauce. They are unbelievably delicious with a perfect combination of textures and flavors. The Sriracha […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Watermelon Frosty (Or Margarita)

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like fresh watermelon. For this Meatless Monday, sip on this watermelon frosty–or margarita, for your next cocktail party! Not only is watermelon low in fat and only about 40 calories per cup, but it’s also super hydrating, which is great for beating the summer heat! It also contains fiber, […]

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Meat-Free Monday- Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off the grill and get ready for some summertime grilling! For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try these grilled veggie skewers with a bold chimichurri sauce. This recipe mixes savory and sweet vegetables like bell peppers, onion, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and portobello mushrooms–which […]

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red white and blueberry fruit smoothie recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Red, White, & Blueberry Smoothie

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, kick off your 4th of July holiday with a patriotic potable! This red, white, and blueberry smoothie perfectly blends together fresh summer flavors like ripe raspberry, acai, blueberry, fresh strawberry, and coconut banana cream. What a yummy way to celebrate red, white, and blue! — Global Animal

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Brown Rice Bowl with Lemongrass, Tofu, and Cashews. Photo Credit: The Kitchn

Meat-Free Monday: Rice Bowl With Lemongrass, Tofu, & Cashews

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) We all know rice dishes can get monotonous, so why not perk things up with a little Southeast Asian flair? For this week’s Meatless Monday, try this vegan brown rice bowl with zesty lemongrass, chewy baked tofu, and crunchy cashews. You can use brown Basmati rice or other varieties of brown rice, […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Horchata

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this dairy-free coconut horchata–it’s creamy, sweet, and loaded with vanilla flavor. But this traditional horchata recipe incorporates one not-so-traditional addition: coconut milk. This will give you a horchata that’s extra rich and creamy, but still totally vegan. Simply soak some rice and a cinnamon stick in water […]

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Penne Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker

Meat-Free Monday: Pesto Penne Pasta Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you’ve got a craving for pesto, this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe is the one for you! Not only is this pesto penne pasta salad 100 percent vegan and gluten-free, but it only requires nine simple ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes. The insanely delicious, hearty pesto dressing combines classic flavors […]

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Golden Milk Chia Pudding. Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

Meat-Free Monday: Golden Milk Chia Pudding

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this Golden Milk Chia Pudding for a new go-to healthy breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert-like treat. Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily absorb all the powerhouse benefits of chia seeds. Not only does this superfood have more calcium than milk, but […]

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