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Farm Animal Rights Movement
February 28, 2011

Serving Size 1 taco (Recipe makes ~6 servings)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 125
From Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat .4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 680mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g

Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 7%
Iron 17%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Fun & Tasty Tacos!

Tacos are fun because they’re quick, easy, and adaptable. This recipe features Gardein, a delicious plant-based protein. If you can’t find Gardein in a store near you or would like a low-sodium option, use mushrooms, tofu, or black beans instead.


1 bag of Gardein beefless tips OR
3 large portobello mushrooms, sliced
6 small corn tortillas
1 cup cooked corn
shredded green cabbage or romaine lettuce
1/3 cup green salsa
1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. minced garlic
pinch each of sea salt & black pepper
Avocado Salsa:
3/4 cup green salsa
1/2 avocado, diced
1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbs. chopped onion
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. minced garlic



  1. Defrost Gardein beefless tips for 5-10 minutes; if using mushrooms, wash & slice.
  2. Combine marinade ingredients.
  3. Cut tips or mushroom slices in half and marinate for 20 minutes.
  4. Heat sauté pan, add a bit of oil and sear Gardein or mushrooms for 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl and set aside.
  6. Warm tortillas; put tips or mushrooms in the middle of the tortilla with avocado salsa, romaine lettuce, and corn; fold them up.
  7. Garnish with green onions, shredded lettuce, chopped fresh cilantro, and/or lime wedges if desired.

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Gardein Protein

Twenty-five years ago, Gardein founder and president, Yves Potvinc, had a simple dream to make the world a better place: use the power of vegetables to create a healthy fast food. He has succeeded! With so many varieties of Gardein meat alternatives, there’s literally something to satisfy everyone’s taste preference! Delicious vegan varieties include Homestyle Beefless Tips, Classic Style Buffalo Wings, Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, Lightly Seasoned Chick'n Scallopini, Santa Fe Good Stuff, BBQ Pulled Shreds, and many more.

For nutritional and product information, visit!

Veggies for a Healthy Glow

New research reveals that eating vegetables gives you a healthy tan. The study, led by Dr. Ian Stephen at The University of Nottingham, showed that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun.

Dr. Stephen and his team in the Perception Lab found that people who eat more portions of fruit and vegetables per day have a more golden skin color, thanks to substances called carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants that help soak up damaging compounds produced by the stresses and strains of everyday living. Responsible for the red coloring in fruit and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes, carotenoids are important for our immune and reproductive systems.

Dr. Stephen said: "We found that, given the choice between skin color caused by suntan and skin color caused by carotenoids, people preferred the carotenoid skin color, so if you want a healthier and more attractive skin, you are better off eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables than lying in the sun."

To read the full article, click here!

Writing for the Cause

Some people have a knack for writing... and it's truly inspirational when someone directs his or her talents toward making a positive impact on the world. In his new book, The Tourist Trail, vegan author John Yunker celebrates animals and the heroes and heroines who strive to protect them. It's an exciting literary adventure with penguins, whales, an animal rights message, and even a little romance. In a recent interview for the FARM blog, John talks about his volunteer experience with The Penguin Project, which was the original inspiration behind the book, and shares about how the Animal Rights 2007 National Conference inspired him to go vegan.

Check out the full interview for photos and for more on how John seeks to raise awareness about animal issues and change the way animal rights and environmental activists are portrayed in fiction. Scroll to the bottom of the blog to find out how you can enter to win a copy of The Tourist Trail (enter by March 2nd).

To read more about John, The Tourist Trail, and how to win a free copy, visit the FARM Blog!

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