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Farm Animal Rights Movement

November 18, 2013

Serving = 1 slice. Makes 8 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 162

From fat 60


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6.7g


Saturated Fat 1.9g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 180mg


Total Carbohydrate 20.2g


Dietary Fiber 2.8g


Sugars 4.7g

Protein 4.6g

Vitamin A 36%

Vitamin C 18%

Calcium 2.9%

Iron 8.7%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Wild Mushroom Potato Pie

This savory dish is so hearty, it can be a meal in itself. It's so beautiful, it can serve as a centerpiece for a holiday celebration. And it's so satisfying, it can do more than its part as a delicious side. It's a wonderful time to experiment with the endless possibilities for compassionate cooking. For more ideas, be sure to check out our holiday suggestions and recipes at

2 tsp. olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced
2 pounds of mushrooms (original recipe used a mix of crimini, chanterelle, oyster, hen of the woods, and bunapi-shimeji)
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped sage
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped thyme
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped rosemary
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup vegetable broth
1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 pie crust
2 golden potatoes, thinly sliced
olive oil spray
salt and pepper to taste

wild mushrooms


1. Add arrowroot powder to the cup of vegetable broth and mix to combine. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add leeks, sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add carrots and mushrooms, mix to combine. Let cook another 3-4 minutes to let mushrooms release some water.
3. Once mushrooms have reduced in size, add the herbs, white wine, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine and let cook until liquid has cooked away.
4. Add 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth mixture and let cook until liquid has cooked away.
5. Add the remaining 1/2 cup and let cook for 2-3 minutes more, letting the liquid reduce by about half but not cooked away completely.
6. Add the nutritional yeast. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
7. Pour mushroom mixture into the pie crust. Top with potato medallions, making overlapping rings around the pie. Spray with olive oil spray. Add a little salt to taste and sprinkle with a bit of rosemary.
8. Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes, until potatoes just begin to crisp around the edges.
9. Remove from oven and let sit for about 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Dandies Marshmallows

Turtle Island Tempeh

Dandies Marshmallows from Chicago Vegan Foods are the perfect ingredient for your sweets recipes calling for marshmallows, or try them in this delectable candied yams recipe. Top off your dairy-free hot cocoa on a crisp winter night. They are even a pillowy fun snack right out of the bag. Dandies Marshmallows are 100% animal-friendly (no gelatin and no hidden animal ingredients). All the squishy yumminess you want in a marshmallow and kind to animals -- now that's a sweet treat.

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Meat-Free for Better Health

A new study from Loma Linda University has found that vegans have a lower percentage of body fat compared to meat-eaters, even when they consume the same number of calories. Past research has found that those who choose not to eat meat have a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol and blood pressure.

Nico Rizzo, author of the study, was surprised by the new findings, saying, “What was interesting to observe was that the caloric intake was similar; however, the obesity prevalence and the BMI had strong differences between the two groups." Also striking, Rizzo said, was the finding that vegans get plenty of vitamins D and B12, which runs contrary to what some think.

A growing number of people are making compassionate, vegan food choices. And nearly half the U.S. population (47%) eats at least one meat-free meal per week, according to a survey by the Vegetarian Resource Group.

Click here to read an article detailing the study.

Vegan Recipes Galore

With the growing number of vegan food bloggers, it's become easier than ever to gather recipes for your upcoming holiday feasts. One of our favorite places to find the best of the best is at

Maybe you're looking for a simple side dish to bring to a Compassionate Holiday event (find events near you). Or maybe you want to design a complete cruelty-free menu to celebrate the season in style (explore's complete menu ideas). Or simply browse the multitude of mouthwatering food photos and marvel at the delicious and endless possibilities. There's a big beautiful vegan food world out there -- eat it up!

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