WATCH: Cattle Rancher Goes Vegan

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June 11-17 is World Meat-Free Week. Studies continue to show that eliminating animal products from our diet is the best way to combat climate change and the best choice for our health–reducing the risk of heart disease and even fighting cancer. By going meat-free, of course, you also help to save animals! Billions of animals are raised and killed for … Read More

“What is Nooch?” And Other Un/Common Vegan Ingredients

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Whether you’re new to veganism or just beginning to get into cooking at home, there may be some ingredients you come across that you’ve never heard of. That’s okay! Here’s a quick guide explaining some of these new foods so that you can start experimenting in the kitchen. Nutritional Yeast When you first delved into vegan cooking, this was probably … Read More

8 Products For The Perfect Vegan Summer Cookout

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Summer is quickly approaching and we all know that one of the best parts of enjoying the warm weather is the FOOD. Luckily, eating vegan doesn’t mean you have to go without your summer favorites. Here are a few substitutes (with all the flavor and none of the animal cruelty!) to get you started at your next beach party or … Read More

Compassionate Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

There are so many ways to honor the moms and mother figures in our lives while also celebrating their special day with compassion for all moms! Make Her a Brunch She’ll Love Breakfast in bed is a classic way to show your love to mom on Mother’s Day. Touch her heart and fill her stomach with delicious compassionate dishes including … Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Grocery Trip More Earth-Friendly

Earth Day is just around the corner, and each of us can take steps to protect our planet, including when we go food shopping! Here a few ways that to can be kinder to the planet on your next trip to the grocery store.   Bring Your Own Shopping Bags: Each year, Americans use an estimated 100 billion plastic bags … Read More

Banana Churro Waffles

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Recipe courtesy of Meet the Shannons. Find this and other dishes in their cookbook, Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking! Banana Churro Waffles Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Servings 12 waffles Servings 12 waffles Banana Churro Waffles Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Servings 12 waffles Servings 12 waffles Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose … Read More

Cold Cucumber Chile Noodles

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Reprinted with permission from Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics, text and photography copyright 2017 by Lauren Toyota. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Cold Cucumber Chile Noodles Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe Servings Prep Time 4-6 20 minutes Cook Time 6-8 minutes Servings Prep Time 4-6 20 minutes … Read More

How to Put Together an Easy Vegan Easter Basket

A little late to the Easter game this year? The big day is less than a week away, and if you’re reading this, maybe you haven’t stocked up on treats for your little ones (or big ones!) yet. But don’t worry: We have your tips for a simple and sweet vegan Easter basket! While it’s probably a little too late … Read More

Rescued Calf and His Human Friend are Inseparable

Stop what you’re doing and get ready to witness an adorable friendship that knows no species: Mike (the cow) and Dan (the human) are an inseparable duo. Dan McKernan, founder of Chelsea, Michigan’s Barn Sanctuary, met Mike when a local farmer surrendered the eight-week-old calf due to medical issues. Mike was taken in by the sanctuary crew with an array … Read More

Vegan Crab Cakes

February 26, 2018 By Jessica Carter A vegan spin on crab cakes, these compassionate plant-based patties get their flaky texture from artichoke hearts and hearts of palm. Their distinct seafood flavor is fueled by Old Bay seasoning, dulse flakes, and vegan oyster mushroom sauce. Jessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over  Killing (COK). Committed to making plant-based eating … Read More

Delicious Vegan Soul Food Dishes

In honor of Black History Month, I am sharing these delicious vegan recipes that highlight soul food flavors we know and love, made with nutritious plant-based ingredients. Soul Food cooking is one of the earliest cultural traditions of African Americans. Our enslaved ancestors cooked with the limited foods available to them, most often vegetables, grains, and fruits. While contemporary soul … Read More

Valentine’s Day Sweets: Vegan Strawberry Creme Gems

There’s still time to make your own compassionate vegan sweets for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day! Rich chocolate, tart strawberries, and creamy coconut come together in these delicious sweets that are simple to prepare and spread kindness with every bite. Jessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Educator at Compassion Over Killing (COK). Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she … Read More

Everyone’s Predicting Veganism Will Be the Hottest Food Trend in 2018

2018 is in full swing, and whether or not you’ve kept going with those New Year’s resolutions, there’s still plenty of time to make positive changes. Keep hope alive! For example: Every day, we have more chances to choose compassion at each meal. This year, many food trend-watchers are agreeing on one thing: veganism is the hottest thing since sliced bread. If … Read More