Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
April 14, 2008
Recipe
Oprah’s Scrambled Tofu

Choose what’s good for you! Oprah classified this recipe as heart-healthy. She’s right! But what’s also right is that this Scrambled Tofu is so good, the only thing you’ll be thinking about is the amazing taste. Eggs are high in cholesterol, which raises your risk of heart attack and stroke. Veggie alternatives offer a healthy way of getting all of your necessary nutrients.

Ingredients:

16-oz. firm tofu
3 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced
3 Tbs. red bell pepper, diced
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup green onions, scallions, chives, sliced
1/2 cup onion, minced
2 tsp. soy sauce
salsa & corn tortillas (optional)

Directions:

  1. Drain and crumble tofu.
  2. In a medium frying pan, sauté garlic and diced pepper with olive oil on medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the crumbled tofu first, then add remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally; serve with salsa and warm corn tortillas!

See nutritional information, visit www.Oprah.com!

service
Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe

Being vegan is easy. And Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe makes it even easier! Launched about a year ago by husband-and-wife team Ken and Leigh, Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe is an online store and retail outlet in Atlanta, GA. Browse their extensive selection of goods and take your pick among food, clothing, bags, belts, shoes, snacks, cosmetics, body care, gifts and much more. Ken and Leigh are always bringing something new and exciting to the store. Between bake-offs, read-ins and more, they donate a portion of their profits to local organizations. Visit their blog, it's full of information.

Time for dessert but out of ideas? Try Cherrybrook Kitchen’s delicious Fudge Brownie Mix! Rich and fudgy, you can enjoy these brownies in about 20 minutes. The mix is 100% egg-free, and the taste is 100% heaven.

The Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe team will be exhibiting at this summer’s Animal Rights 2008 National Conference, be sure to stop by their booth.

Check their store online, visit www.CosmosVeganShoppe.com!

health
Eggs & Earlier Death

Middle-aged men who ate seven or more eggs a week were found to have a higher risk of earlier death, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School. The study adds to an ever-growing body of evidence about the effects of egg consumption on health.

Researchers examined 21,327 men taking part in the much larger Physicians' Health Study, which has been monitoring the health and lifestyle habits of doctors since 1981. Consumption of eggs was associated with up to 23% greater risk of death. Diabetic men who ate any eggs at all were at greater risk of heart attack and were twice as likely to die in the 20-year period.

Eggs are packed with cholesterol, which in high amounts can clog arteries and raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.

To read the full article, click here!

Inspiration
Teaching and Learning

Plainville High School in CT had a very special spring celebration. A newly-formed animal rights club decided to get active last month in honor of The Great American Meatout to educate fellow students about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

It all began with Allie Petit, an inspiring student who voiced her objection to dissecting animals in science class. With the help of a compassionate social studies teacher and longtime vegan, Josh Zalaski, she worked for two years coaxing a change in school policy. The two decided to form a school group to speak out on behalf of animals and raise awareness about animal cruelty issues. With other students excited to help, the group started their first activities in the beginning of the year, making Valentine’s Day much more meaningful. They created cards with messages reading "Have a Very Veggie Valentine's Day" and "Have a Heart on Valentine's Day - Don't Eat Meat."

When the group learned about The Great American Meatout, they immediately decided to join the national campaign. Although not all of the group members are vegetarian… little by little they are educating others and themselves. Their next step is protesting against animal abuse at the circus.

Click here to view the Meatout 2008 National Report with photos!
You still have time to join our national campaigns,
visit www.FARMUSA.org!

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