Cookie Dough Nice Cream

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This Cookie Dough Nice Cream is a cold and creamy treat that is simple to prepare and completely dairy-free.  Make you own cookie dough using this recipe from TryVeg.com, or purchase a vegan prepared option. To assemble, simply blend and freeze for a naturally sweet treat. Cookie Dough Nice Cream Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe … Read More

Caribbean Soul Bowl with Barbecue Jerk Jackfruit

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      Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops online trainings and multimedia content for TryVeg.com, and coordinates collaborations with vegan influencers. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 Baltimore, Let’s … Read More

8 Vegan Recipes For Your Independence Day Celebration

Many outlets have been citing vegan eating as the hottest food trend of 2018. Plant-based products have been flying off shelves, and all signs point to them continuing to sizzle this summer. Your Independence Day barbecue (or any other summer celebration!) is the perfect place to show off some impressive vegan recipes. We’ve put together a few delicious ideas to … Read More

9 Tips for Traveling While Vegan this Summer

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Traveling while vegan (especially if you’re new to the lifestyle) can seem daunting, but there’s really no reason to panic. With some simple preparation, it’s easy and fun to remain vegan on a summer trip–or any time! Whether you’re flying, road-tripping, or even camping, vegan food is abundant and delicious. To help, we’ve put together a few tips to make … Read More

Growing Up Veg: COK Interns Share Their Stories

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This summer, Compassion Over Killing is joined by two dedicated Outreach Interns in DC, Soleil and Erika. Both are vegans and inspiring animal rights activists who went vegetarian at a young age. Check out this interview, in which they share their stories of growing up veg! What made you go vegetarian as a child? E: I grew up with a … 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

Baked Fudgy Chocolate Donuts

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These chocolate cake donuts are simultaneously rich and light. Skip the plant-based baking substitutes — all you need is club soda and a bit of applesauce to create a baked treat that everyone will crave. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making … Read More

Cheesy Beefless Rice & Veggie Casserole

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Beefless crumbles, mixed veggies, leftover rice, herbs and spices, and plenty of vegan cheese come together to make a surprisingly simple and delicious dish. The comfort food lovers in your life are sure to clamor for it. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to … Read More

Pasta Primavera with Lemon Garlic Jackfruit

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Pasta is a perfect dish on days when you don’t know what to cook. This simple one pot dish is a perfect meal on a busy weeknight. Colorful veggies and flavorful jackfruit come together to make a zesty dish that will satisfy all your family and friends. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), … Read More

Lasagna Rolls

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With fewer than 10 ingredients, this simple vegan take on an Italian classic is a perfect family meal on a busy weeknight. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops … 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

10 Easy Ways to Spread the Vegan Love This Holiday Season

Time is ticking, the holidays are in full swing — and you’ve only got a limited window left to soak up the seasonal spirit and spread the love. After all, isn’t that what this time of year is all about? So, if you wanna spread compassion and cheer for ALL, we have some ideas for ways to introduce people to … Read More