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Farm Animal Rights Movement
April 25, 2011

Serving Size 1 cup (Recipe makes 4 servings)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 76
From Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 230mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 6 g

Vitamin A 32%
Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 6%
Iron 13%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Roasted Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is a wonderful spring treat and this recipe highlights it perfectly! From Susan V’s Fat Free Vegan Blog, this savory soup is simple, yet decadent. Cashews add a nutty, rich creaminess and asparagus is praised for its delicate and delicious flavor. Enjoy it on its own or served with a fresh salad of greens and lightly toasted whole grain bread.


2 lbs. asparagus, ends trimmed
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 small onion, sliced
2 cups warm vegetable broth
1 Tbs. (heaping) raw cashews
1/8 tsp. white pepper
salt (to taste)
grated peel of 1/2 lemon or orange


  1. Place asparagus spears on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; roast for 10 minutes at 450 F; turn and sprinkle with onion and garlic.
  2. Roast for about 10 more minutes until asparagus is very tender. Note: If using thin asparagus, cook for less time.
  3. While asparagus is roasting, blend ½ cup of broth with cashews and pepper until smooth.
  4. When asparagus is done, select several of the best-looking spears, remove the tops, and set aside to use as garnish; cut remaining asparagus into pieces and put it a blender with onion, garlic, and remaining broth; cover and blend on high until perfectly smooth.
  5. Pour into a saucepan and heat until hot, stirring frequently; salt to taste.
  6. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with grated lemon or orange peel; garnish each bowl with reserved asparagus spears and serve hot.

Check out this and more amazing recipes on Susan V's Fat Free Vegan Blog!

Coconut Bliss

Craving a smooth and creamy frozen treat? You can't go wrong with Luna & Larry’s deliciously decadent Coconut Bliss! Made from coconut and sweetened with agave nectar, it’s completely free of dairy, soy, and gluten. Their array of mouthwatering flavors include Naked Almond Fudge, Pineapple Coconut, Mint Galactica, Cappuccino, Cherry Amaretto, and many more.

For product and nutritional information, visit!

Alarming Bacteria in Meat

A new study revealed that Staphylococcus aureus -- bacteria that causes most staph infections including skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning -- was present in meat and poultry from US grocery stores at "unexpectedly high rates."

Nearly half of the meat and poultry samples, 47 percent, were contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria, 52 percent, were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. According to the findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease, industrial farms, where animals raised for food are steadily fed low doses of antibiotics, "are ideal breeding grounds for drug-resistant bacteria that move from animals to humans."

To read the full article, click here.

Vegan Earth Day Education

Do you know that raising animals for food contributes substantially to global warming and is responsible for more water pollution, topsoil depletion, deforestation, and wildlife destruction than any other human activity? This is why hundreds of people participated in Vegan Earth Day last Friday. Caring people attended Earth Day events in their communities to spread the word about the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.

Vegan Earth Day is a national campaign coordinated by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), creators of Meatout Mondays. In addition to helping people spread the word in their communities, FARM launched eight environmental billboards throughout Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Find out more about Vegan Earth Day at!

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