Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
August 9, 2010
Sweet Potato Salad

This recipe is an adaptation of Gluten-Free Goddess’s Roasted Two Potato Salad in her first cookbook, Recipes from a Vegetarian Goddess. She advises: “A recipe is only a blueprint. You have to engage your own senses.” Sweet potatoes are a super simple alternative to potato salad for a summer picnic or dinner party, and they’re loaded with nutrition.


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
2-3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & diced
sea salt (to taste)
cracked pepper, to taste
extra virgin olive oil (as needed)
apple cider vinegar, to taste (use a clean, light vinegar)
2-3 tsp. dill
red onion, sliced or chopped (to taste)


  1. Place cut potatoes into pot of fresh salted water and bring to boil; cook until they are fork tender, about 20 minutes; drain well.
  2. Season with sea salt and cracked pepper; sprinkle with apple cider vinegar; drizzle with olive oil; add dill and onion; toss gently to combine.
  3. Do a taste test; keep adding vinegar, sea salt and olive oil a sprinkle at a time and toss until the salad achieves the flavor you prefer. Serves 4-5.

Find this and more delicious vegan recipes at!


Shop at The Vegetarian Site

Do something fun for yourself and help Meatout Mondays too! Throughout August, The Vegetarian Site is donating 10% of sales (not just profits) to Farm Animal Rights Movement, the organization behind Meatout Mondays!

The Vegetarian Site is an online store offering a wide selection of cruelty-free personal care products, leather-free footwear and accessories, discounted books, organic fair trade chocolate goodies, and much more. They also offer information on a wide array of topics including nutrition, animal rights and the environment. So make a purchase this month to support Meatout Mondays and our other campaigns working to save animals, improve public health, and protect the environment.

Check out the wide selection of cruelty-free products at!

Vegan Diet Fights Diabetes

A new study points to a low-fat vegan diet as the best way to fight diabetes. Researchers tested 99 people with type-2 diabetes, randomly assigning them to a low-fat, low-sugar vegan diet, or the standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet. After 22 weeks, researchers found that 43 percent of those on the vegan diet – compared to 26 percent of those on the ADA diet – were either able to stop taking some of their drugs such as insulin or glucose-control medications, or were able to control their condition with lower doses. The vegan dieters lost 14 pounds on an average while the ADA dieters lost 6.8 pounds. Also, LDL or "bad" cholesterol fell by 21 percent in the vegan group and 10 percent in the ADA diet group.

Approximately 18 million Americans have type-2 diabetes, a condition that greatly increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and limb loss. A vegan diet is plant-based and consists of vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes, and avoids animal products including meat, dairy, and eggs.

To read the full article, click here!

The White Pig

It all began with a white pig named Norman, a gift to Dina Brigish from her mother. An almost lifelong vegetarian, a then 22-year-old Dina went vegan shortly after Norman’s arrival and began volunteering with animal rescue organizations in her native New York. Dina and her husband Hal soon adopted two more pigs, Miss Olive and Jacob, and several stray dogs. It wasn’t long before they outgrew the land and decided to move to central Virginia, where they have plenty of space.

In 2001 Dina and Hal opened a Bed & Breakfast and use proceeds from the inn to support their animal sanctuary, which 18 animals now call home. Dina provides guests with delicious vegan meals, cruelty-free soap and shampoo as well as other products, and she uses vegan and environmentally friendly supplies throughout the house, which has four bedrooms, all named after her beloved pigs. Dina and Hal donate 10% of their profits to animal sanctuaries and animal rights organizations, and recently contributed to the Animal Rights 2010 National Conference.

Want to plan a visit? The Charlottsville Vegetarian Festival will be held on Saturday, September 25th… a perfect time to visit!

Read the full article about Dina's story & check out!


Pass it on!



Thanks for reading this week's issue of Meatout Mondays! Share the veggie love with your friends and family... forward this e-mail or sign them up at! Share

Click here to sign up