Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
May 14, 2007
Mommy's Fruit Cobbler

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to express your love and gratitude to the moms in your life! Treat her to a delicious, cholesterol-free dessert and show her that good eating habits can taste great too. This easy recipe allows you the flexibility to make an unforgettable dessert with mom’s favorite fruit. Enjoy it together without guilt!


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup soymilk
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable margarine spread
16 oz. fresh apples or any frozen fruit
1/2 cup nuts


  1. Combine 1 cup flour, baking powder, salt, 1 cup sugar, soymilk and 1tsp. cinnamon in a bowl; mix the batter to combine ingredients.
  2. Place margarine into an 8”x8” oven-proof dish and place in the oven to melt.
  3. After margarine has completely melted, remove dish from oven and pour batter on top.
  4. Spoon fresh or thawed fruit evenly on top of the batter, covering the batter.
  5. Blend the rest of the ingredients in a food processor, for 1 minute.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes.
  7. Let cool before eating and garnish with non-dairy whipped topping or soy ice cream!

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Tasty Tofu2Go

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Pete's Tofu2Go delicious, low-calorie desserts. These flan-like tofu snacks are all organic and have refreshing natural fruit flavors. Each package contains two single-serving containers. There is no preparation required -- just open, serve, and enjoy! They're great on their own or topped with fruit. They can also be combined with granola for a healthy snack or blended with fruit and juice to make an mouth-watering soy smoothie. Choose whichever of these five fantastic flavors suits your palate: Peach Mango, Very Berry, Key Lime, and Caramel Dessert Tofu. Tofu2Go is an ideal, convenient dairy-free treat.

In addition to their dessert varieties, try Tofu2Go Snackables (Sesame Ginger, Thai Tango, Mambo Italiano, and Lemon Pepper) and Tofu2Go Cubes (Tequila Lime and Sesame Sizzle).

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Dairy & Parkinson's Disease

A recent study reveals a link between dairy consumption and increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, analyzed data from more than 130,000 U.S. adults over 9 years. Results show that those who ate the largest amount of dairy foods had an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disease that attacks the nervous system.

Researchers indicated a stronger association among men, noting that those with the highest levels of dairy consumption were 60% more likely to develop the disease than those who consumed the least amounts of dairy.

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Super Veg Mom

Erin Pavlina is a super veg mom! Besides helping her family live a healthy, compassionate lifestyle, she helps others to do the same. It all began eight years ago when she was expecting her first child. She searched the internet for information about how to raise a vegan child, but found very little. Erin got active and helped herself and others by creating a website and forum for vegan parents to interact with each other about the experience of raising vegan children. The small project became a monthly e-magazine, providing vegan parents with nutrition information, tips for how to transition a child to a nutritious plant-based diet, and more.

VegFamily addresses a wide array of topics of interest to veg parents including recipes, menu ideas for toddlers and children, teen vegans, and much more. As an expert on the topic, she has authored “Raising Vegan Children in an Non-Vegan World” in addition to other books and is living in Las Vegas with her husband and two children.

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