Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
July 19, 2010

Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Hosting a backyard barbeque, entertaining at a cocktail party, or just want something quick and easy? This creamy sun-dried tomato spread is made with silken tofu; it's delicious and quite satisfying as a base for a grilled vegetable sandwich or spread on a bagel. Use dried tomatoes re-hydrated as the recipe calls for or skip the first step and use a jar packed in oil.


½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1 package firm low fat silken tofu
¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
salt (to taste)
black pepper (to taste)


  1. Cover tomatoes in boiling water and allow to soften and re-hydrate for 5 to 10 minutes; drain and squeeze out any excess water.
  2. Place tomatoes in a food processor with garlic and process until well chopped and a paste begins to form.
  3. Add tofu, basil, salt, and black pepper and process until smooth.

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Pearl Green Tea Soymilk

Soy has never been so tempting! Pearl Organic Soymilk produces a refreshingly unique and enjoyable line of soymilk flavors. Packed with health benefits, Pearl Green Tea Organic Soymilk provides as much calcium and more vitamin A and D than cow’s milk. It also offers healthy, cholesterol-free soy protein. With just the perfect blend of exotic and sweet, this Green Tea Soymilk is unsurpassed. The refined flavor and creamy smooth texture make drinking it a luxury.

Pearl is manufactured by Kikkoman, a company that supports good causes and is generously donating soymilk to the Animal Rights 2010 National Conference.

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Lycopene Cuts Cancer Risk

Lycopene, an antioxidant and the pigment that provides the red color of tomatoes, has been extensively researched for its cancer-prevention properties. According to a Dutch study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, lycopene from tomatoes can suppress the activity of a hormone that would otherwise increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

In the study, researchers gave tomato lycopene supplements at a dose of 30 mg per day or a placebo to 70 participants with a family history of colorectal cancer and/or a personal history of colorectal adenoma for a period of eight weeks. The study revealed that lycopene increased the production of proteins that bind to insulin-like growth factors, or IGF, suppressing the activity of a hormone that would otherwise increase the risk of some types of cancer.

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AR2010 In Progress!

Every summer, hundreds of compassionate individuals gather at the Animal Rights National Conference to network, learn, educate, celebrate, and much more! The conference is taking place in Washington, DC this weekend, July 15-19th.

The four-day program features nearly 100 presenters from more than 60 organizations, appearing in plenary sessions, workshops, campaign reports, and rap sessions. Other elements include exhibits, videos, newcomer orientations, group workouts, and entertainment by animal-friendly musicians.

In the DC area? The Animal Rights National Conference is a great way to learn about the issues and have a great time. The exhibit hall is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the area, stop by for delicious vegan food, cruelty-free shopping, a free daytime session, and much more!

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