Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
November 29, 2010

Quick & Easy Spinach Pear Salad

If you’ve just indulged in rich holiday food, replenish your body with a fresh, healthy meal. This salad is an easy and delicious dish that everyone will enjoy. It has a perfect mix of crisp lettuce, spinach, sweet and tangy fruits, as well as protein-packed nuts; it’s just pear-fect!


3 pears, sliced
cinnamon (to taste)
romaine lettuce, chopped, as needed
baby spinach (to taste)
dried cranberries or cherries (to taste)
sliced almonds (to taste)
raspberry vinaigrette dressing (to taste)


  1. Poach pears: In a saucepan on top of stove, cover pears with water, and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Season with cinnamon, if you like; let them cool for a few minutes.
  3. Mix lettuce, spinach, dried cranberries, almonds, and pears together.
  4. Pour raspberry vinaigrette over it and enjoy.

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Merch With A Message

Thinking about holiday shopping? How about merchandise with a message?! Check out FARM’s online store and browse the T-shirts, eco-bags, vegan cookbooks, awareness bracelets, bumper stickers, and buttons… all with a compassionate, animal-friendly message.

Our best-selling T-Shirt reads “I Don’t Eat My Friends!” They’re on sale for just $12 for a limited time only, so get yours today.

Browse the T-shirts and more at FARM's Online Store.


Veggies for Longevity

Once again, the benefits of eating fruits and veggies have been revealed. New study results indicate that the people who live longer consume high levels of alpha-carotene, mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are antioxidants, believed to delay or prevent oxidative damage involved in some chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Researchers examined data from a six year study of more than 15,000 adults over the age of 19. Likelihood of death within that time period was inversely associated with serum alpha-carotene levels after adjustment for demographics, lifestyle habits, and health risk factors.

There has been much research into the relationship between beta-carotene and risk of disease; less attention has been paid to the role of alpha-carotene, which is found in high concentrations in yellow-orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins and dark-green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and leaf lettuce.

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Compassionate Celebrations

Millions of compassionate people across the U.S. just celebrated a turkey-free Thanksgiving. Each year, Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) coordinates Gentle Thanksgiving, a campaign to publicize the plight of turkeys and encourage compassionate alternatives to turkey dinners. Gentle Thanksgiving continues to grow each year, demonstrating the increasing popularity and accessibility of delicious vegan cuisine.

This year, Gentle Thanksgiving registered nearly 400 events, including public vegan meals, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, information tables, literature distribution, and participation from health food stores. Caring people distributed approximately 23,000 Gentle Thanksgiving handouts that offer a free Vegan Starter Guide and subscription to Meatout Mondays.

Special thanks to the many compassionate people who celebrated a cruelty-free holiday!

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