Pumpkin is symbolic of fall! Its bright
color announces that it is loaded with alpha
and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, a powerful
antioxidant, can help maintain a health youthful body
and has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and
protect against heart disease. Pumpkin is also
a good source of vitamins A, C, K, and E, along
with minerals like magnesium, potassium, and
2 cups canned pumpkin, solid-pack
1 cup soymilk, preferably a rich soymilk
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 Tbs. molasses or blackstrap molasses
1 tsp. cinnamon, grounded
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ginger, ground
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. allspice or cloves, grounded
9" unbaked pastry crust
In a blender, comine all ingredients.
Pour the filling into the pastry crust and
bake at 350 degrees F. for 60 minutes,
covering the edges with foil if they begin
to brown too quickly.
Cool on a rack, then
refrigerate overnight before serving (It
needs a day to set really well).
addition to spending much-needed time with loved ones,
holidays provide a perfect opportunity to inspire and
help others… especially turkeys!
close to you to extend compassion toward all beings
this year and adopt compassionate alternatives
to turkey dinners. Help promote a Gentle
Thanksgiving by reaching out to your friends
and family with colorful handouts (pictured to the left) offering a Free Veg
Starter Kit and subscription to Meatout Mondays.
And don’t forget to send out animal-friendly
greeting cards to everyone in your address book!
Check out some of these compassionate cards to open
the hearts of those around you:
to a recent study, eating two or more servings
of vegetables a day can play an important role in
maintaining mental acuity. For six years, researchers
at Chicago's University Medical Center monitored the
eating habits of nearly 2,000 Chicago residents 65 and
older. Study participants completed questionnaires about
their eating habits and were given mental function tests
three times across the course of the study to determine
changes in short-term and long-term memory.
participants experienced some decrease in mental
ability over time, however those who consumed more
than two servings of vegetables a day experienced
a 40 percent less decline than those who ate
While meat-heavy diets can contribute to heart
disease and narrowing of the arteries,
vegetable-rich diets are more beneficial to
the body and brain. Most vegetables are naturally
nutrient-dense and low in calories; eating
them raw is a good way to preserve their nutrients.
Millions of vegetarians and other caring folks
across the U.S. are celebrating this Thanksgiving
with a delicious array of vegetables, fruits,
baked goods, and meat-alternatives, replacing the turkeys
on their dinner table. The Vegetarian
Society of D.C. will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with hundreds
of people and a gourmet vegan feast. This
annual gala brings together vegetarians and non-vegetarians
to enjoy life-affirming food in a wonderful
Show your friends and family how fulfilling and wonderful
cruelty-free cuisine can be! Host your own
local Gentle Thanksgiving – visit www.GentleThanksgiving.org to find out how.
To read more about VSDC Thanksgiving Celebration, visit www.VSDC.org!
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