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Farm Animal Rights Movement
February 21, 2011

Serving Size ~1 cup (Recipe makes 4-6 servings)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 236
From Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 807mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 10g
Protein 12g

Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 9%
Iron 29%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Sensational Janes

This recipe is from famed vegan chef, Isa Chandra. She says, “Everyone loves Sloppy Joes!” But unlike the classic version, this dish has no meat or cholesterol. And there’s no soy either. A more appropriate name might be “Sensational Janes.”


1 cup uncooked green lentils
4 cups water
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbs. chili powder
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 Tbs. maple syrup
1 Tbs. yellow mustard
4 to 6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns (optional – for serving)


  1. Put lentils in small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water; cover and bring to boil.
  2. Once lentils are boiling, lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft; drain and set aside.
  3. About 10 minutes before lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat; saute onion and pepper in oil for about 7 minutes, until softened.
  4. Add garlic and saute a minute more.
  5. Add cooked lentils, chili powder, oregano and salt and mix.
  6. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook about 10 minutes.
  7. Add maple syrup and mustard and heat through; turn heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can’t wait.

Check out this and more of Isa Chandra's great recipes at!

JudyFood Dips

JudyFood demonstrates that dips aren’t just for chips. With delectable options like Artichoke with Roasted Peppers, Spinach Pecan, and Southwestern, you can enjoy them on salads, veggie burgers, wraps, baked potatoes... or wherever your imagination takes you!

JudyFood was founded on the firm belief that quality vegan food is not only the healthiest way to eat but also the healthiest for our planet. They endeavor to bring to customers a product that can be enjoyed with a clear conscience, is delicious, and leaves a smaller environmental footprint.

For nutritional info and to find out where you can buy the dips, visit!

High Fiber for Longevity

A diet rich in whole grains, beans, fruits, nuts and vegetables improves overall health. People who consume higher amounts of fiber, particularly from grains, have a longer life expectancy than those who eat lower amounts of fiber, according to a new National Institutes of Health Study.

The study involved about 388,000 people between ages 50 and 71 years old. Participants who consumed the highest amount of fiber were 22% less likely to die over a nine-year period compared to people who consumed the least amount of fiber. There were also significant reductions in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, as well as infectious and respiratory diseases.

Researchers concluded that "a diet rich in dietary fiber from whole plant foods may provide significant health benefits."

To read the full article, click here!

Oprah's Vegan Week

On February 1st, Oprah and 378 of her employees decided to try a positive diet change... the team went vegan for a week. The result? Success! Oprah and her staff lost a total of 444 pounds that week.

One of the most impressive success stories came from video editor Rich, who lost 11 pounds during the week. He says he stuck to the diet and opted for vegetables and whole grains over simple carbohydrates.

By the third day, Rich says he felt better than he had in 10 years. Before the challenge, Rich says he was taking six to eight antacids a day and suffering from migraine headaches. "And let's qualify it, I ate horribly," he says. "I ate poor foods. Now I don't. And I lost 11 pounds."

As a follow-up, the Oprah channel's cafeteria will observe Meatless Mondays.

For Oprah's vegan recipes, tips, and much more, visit!

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