Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
December 27, 2010

Recipe
Isa Chandra's Holly Nog

All too soon the specialty vegan nogs will be off the shelves until next holiday season. Here’s a recipe for nog you can make yourself. “Just sweet enough to heighten the seductive aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon,” says creator and famed vegan chef, Isa Chandra. Made with avocado, it's healthier than the real thing and has the same great qualities: thick, frothy, and creamy. Yum!

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 can (13 oz.) coconut milk
3 cups almond milk
½ cup agave nectar or maple syrup
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of cloves (less than 1/8 of a teaspoon)

Directions:

  1. Pour coconut milk into a container; place coconut milk and avocado in freezer for about 45 minutes. They shouldn’t be frozen but they should be really, really cold (a little iciness on coconut milk is okay.)
  2. Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, peel and place in blender; add all other ingredients as well; blend until smooth.
  3. That’s it! Sprinkle with a little extra nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Be sure to keep the ingredients cold and serve it within 4 hours.

For this and more spectacular vegan recipes, visit the Post Punk Kitchen website!

Resources
Bountiful Vegan

Bountiful Vegan is an online shop where you’ll find gift baskets with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and most importantly, cookies! Bountiful Vegan cookies are hand crafted, vegan cookies made with only natural ingredients and no preservatives. They're infused with powerful intentions (not to mention great taste!): Prosperity (choco choco chip), Love (chococlate chip orange), Happiness (peanut butter chocolate chip), Determination (oatmeal raisin), Courage (peanut butter), Success (chocolate chip). Homestyle and Dunky Dippers are soon to come.

Bountiful Vegan is offering Meatout Mondays subscribers 20% off all cookie 6-packs, gift baskets, and gift boxes!. To take advantage of the discount, just enter "Meatout Mondays" in the Instruction box on the order form.

Check out their special offers and selection of goodies at www.BountifulVegan.com!

 

health
Almonds Reduce Diabetes Risk

Consuming an almond-enriched diet can reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study. The findings were published in the June 2010 Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers looked at the effects of consuming an almond-enriched diet on factors linked to the progression of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults with pre-diabetes, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, expected to affect half of all Americans by 2020.

After 16 weeks of consuming either an almond-enriched or regular diet, both in accordance with American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommendations, the group that consumed an almond-enriched diet showed significantly improved LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol levels and measures of insulin sensitivity, risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

To read the full article, click here!


Inspiration
Best New Year's Resolution

The holidays are a great time to deliver a compassionate message to others! Be an inspiration by sending free New Year’s greeting cards to your loved ones.

These colorful postcards (pictured left) cite the merits of a healthy vegan diet and offer a free Veg Starter Guide. With space for your personal greeting, these cards are a thoughtful way to encourage a healthy, compassionate lifestyle for 2011.

To request some free postcards, visit www.farmusa.org/handouts!

 

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