Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
October 4, 2010

Recipe
Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

This amazing carrot soup uses coconut milk for a smooth, creamy texture and outstanding flavor. Sweet carrots, zesty ginger, and exotic curry also make this flavorful soup a true delight. Serve it hot with bread for a meal, or serve it chilled as a simple yet elegant appetizer.

Ingredients:

2-3 large carrots, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 ½ tsp. curry powder
1 ¾ cup vegetable broth
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
sea salt, to taste
shelled & toasted sunflower seeds, to taste

Directions:

  1. Simmer carrots, onions, ginger, and curry powder in vegetable broth for 20-25 minutes, until carrots are soft.
  2. Allow to cool slightly, then puree in blender, working in batches if needed.
  3. Return to heat and stir in coconut milk until well combined; sprinkle with toasted sunflower seeds and enjoy.

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Book
Speed Vegan

In the mood for something fresh, fun, and healthy in thirty minutes or less? Make room for a new kitchen superhero, Speed Vegan: Quick, Easy Recipes with a Gourmet Twist. From exotic salads that stand on their own to imaginative sides and divinely inspired desserts, chef Alan Roettinger pairs his skill at creating delicious gourmet fare with vegan ingredients to create lightening-fast dishes. Speed Vegan will help you jump-start quick dishes, expanding your culinary repertoire with ingredients from the plant kingdom that will put excitement back into your kitchen.

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health
Veggies Improve Memory

A new study from Norway reveals that eating fruits and veggies helps preserve memory and other higher cognitive functions in the aging brain. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, and low in meat and other animal products, have previously been shown to significantly reduce the risk of the top two killers, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

In this study, published in the current issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, more than 2,000 volunteers between the ages of 70 and 74 underwent extensive cognitive testing and evaluation of their dietary habits. Researchers noted that memory and other higher cognitive functions were significantly improved among volunteers who consumed the most fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, and mushrooms. Further study of dietary preferences revealed that cruciferous vegetables (e.g., broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy), carrots, citrus fruits, and whole-grain breads were the foods most closely associated with improved cognitive function.

To read the full article, click here!


Inspiration
World Farm Animals Day - Oct 2

Each year, more than 58 billion cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens and other sentient animals are abused and killed in the world’s farms and slaughterhouses. That’s more than 100,000 animals every minute.

Saturday, October 2nd is World Farm Animals Day, dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of these innocent animals. Caring people in 400 communities throughout all 50 U.S. states and a dozen other countries are confronting animal agribusiness by revealing the ways the industry manipulates government, institutions, and a well-meaning public in order to sell more of their cruel products.

Join us in spreading the message of compassion! Encourage your friends and family to request a free Vegan Starter Guide and subscribe to Meatout Mondays for weekly recipes.

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