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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.

This nutty apple pie is a delicious vegan dessert! Photo Credit: (VEGAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Thanksgiving Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks over a delicious meal enjoyed with friends and family. Luckily, no animals need to be harmed in this celebration as there are plenty of cruelty-free food options available to enjoy during the holidays. Try this full Thanksgiving menu that includes a sweet potato mash with candied pecans, […]

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Vegan Persimmon Butternut Squash Soup

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Persimmon Butternut Squash Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe embraces the full flavors of fall! This persimmon butternut squash soup is creamy, sweet, and chock-full of nourishment. Persimmons are packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients like phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, B Vitamins, and minerals–making this one immunity-boosting delicious soup! What’s more, this recipe is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and super easy to […]

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Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Photo Credit: Eat Healthy

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Try these vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms for your next holiday party appetizer or as a main dish for this week’s Meatless Monday! These juicy, savory portobello mushroom caps are stuffed with crushed pecans (as a sort of breadcrumb substitute), lightly sauteed celery, onion, garlic, bell pepper, garlic, a hint of ginger, and […]

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Slime Smoothies. Photo Credit: Recipegreat.com

Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Here’s a Halloween-inspired recipe to celebrate today’s Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies! This is a smoothie that even the kids will love–healthy, but gooey! Happy Halloween and happy eating! — Global Animal

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Coconut Curry Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles. Photo Credit:

Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Soup With Sweet Potato Noodles

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Celebrate the flavors of fall with this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe. This easy vegan coconut curry soup is made extra creamy with a hearty cauliflower and cashew cream. Top it off with sweet potato noodles for a gluten-free meal that is also paleo-friendly! As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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Can You Imagine A World Without Meat? (VIDEO)

(VEGETARIAN/MEATLESS) What would the world look like if the sale and consumption of meat was completely outlawed? As part of its What If? series, BBC explores a hypothetical newscast from the year 2050, when meat products are banned. Visit the link below to see the video for yourself. — Global Animal

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Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad. Photo Credit:

Meat-Free Monday: Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, celebrate fall with this appropriately autumnal dish. This Warm Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad works well as a side for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but is filling enough for a full meal. With Moroccan spices, this warm salad pairs well with roasted winter fruits and vegetables like butternut squash and […]

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Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Crema. Photo Credit: Jessica in the Kitchen

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Tacos With Chipotle Crema

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, switch up your typical taco night with these Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Crema. Serve them with a healthy kale cabbage slaw that’s super easy to make–simply shred, mix, and voila! The chipotle lime crema is creamy, spicy, garlicky, and undoubtedly the star of this dish–topping off […]

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Top Reasons To Go Vegan: Meat Causes Heart Disease

Vegetarianism & Mental Health: Plant-Based Happiness

(VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE) There’s no doubting the benefits of a meat-free diet as statistics show vegetarians have lower rates of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But did you know going meat-free also promotes empathy amongst human beings? In the following article, Dr. Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, discusses […]

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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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