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Farm Animal Rights Movement
May 2, 2011

Serving Size 2 cakes (Recipe makes 5 servings)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237
From Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 789mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 28%
Vitamin C13%
Calcium 6%
Iron 5%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Creamy Corn Spinach Cakes

Looking for a fun and delicious Mother's Day treat? Then try this recipe from Betsy DiJulio’s Blooming Platter blog (check out her brand new cookbook below!). She says, "Though ‘creamed’ corn hardly sounds vegan, the canned version is, and the natural starch in the corn imparts a luscious creaminess... add fresh baby spinach for a nutritious burst of seasonal freshness and flecks of green goodness.”


2-3 Tbs. non-dairy margarine (try Earth Balance)
½ cup self-rising flour*
½ cup self-rising cornmeal*
pinch of garlic powder
2 cups loosely packed fresh stemmed spinach, finely chopped (should yield about ½ cup)
1 can (15 oz.) creamed corn
½ cup unsweetened soymilk
salt (optional, to taste)

cilantro sprigs (for garnish)

*Note: If not using self-rising flours, just add ½ tsp. salt and 1½ tsp. baking powder to mixture


  1. Preheat the oven to warm.
  2. Melt 2 Tbs. of margarine in large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together, flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, and chopped spinach; whisk in creamed corn and soymilk until well combined.
  4. Make cakes, two at a time, using a 1/4 cup measure; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm in the oven.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter, keeping skillet lightly greased with margarine as needed.
  7. Garnish with cilantro sprigs as desired and serve warm.

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Blooming Platter Cookbook

This book should be in everyone's kitchen! Hot off the press, The Blooming Platter Cookbook has it all: helpful information about what it means to be a vegan, useful suggestions on equipment and ingredients, and recipes that are simple and clear. The recipe descriptions, whether they reveal the author's inspirations, fond memories, or ways to share the dishes, make the food come alive.

Want to win a free copy? If you're a new vegan or making the transition, e-mail us your experience (by May 9th) to enter the drawing. The winner will receive a free copy of this delightful book and may be featured as in inspiration in Meatout Mondays.

Find out more about the book and buy it here!

Diet & Heart Health

A new study reveals that people who eat a plant-based diet are less likely than people who consume animal products to develop metabolic syndrome, which is a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

Researchers examined data from more than 700 adults participating in Loma University's Adventist Health Study 2. Vegetarians were 36 percent less likely to suffer metabolic syndrome, compared with those who ate meat. They were found to have lower triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference, and body mass index or BMI compared with those who eat meat.

To read the full article, click here.

Dr. Oz Promotes Veganism

Dr. Oz, popular cardiologist with a personal health program, cast a spotlight on the benefits of a plant-based diet in one of last week’s shows. His distinguished guests included Dr. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, who shared his discoveries about how plant-based foods halt the progression of cancer. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute imparted insight on how a low-fat plant-based diet prevents and reverses heart disease. Dr. Neal Barnard, associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine, who has been eating a whole plant based diet for 25 years, offered suggestions for including whole grains, nuts, and beans as protein replacements for animal products in our diets.

Other celebrities who have dedicated episodes to the benefits of a vegan diet in the past few months include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Martha Stewart.

Check out the "Nutritional Plan that Will Save Your Life" at!

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