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Farm Animal Rights Movement
July 18, 2011

Serving Size 1/2 cup -- Recipe makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8g
Saturated Fat 0.6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 607mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g

Vitamin A 329%
Vitamin C 138%
Calcium 8%
Iron 16%
* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Cashew Kissed Potato Salad

A simple, yet rich cashew sauce gives this potato salad its deliciously light coating and offers a pleasant diversity from the familiar mayo base. Fresh herbs and broccoli turn this summer salad into a winning side dish. Make it super creamy by increasing the cashew and water to 1 cup each.


2 lbs. potatoes, with skin, cut into bite-size pieces
1 lb. yams, peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, divided
1 large broccoli crown, cut into bite-size florets
1 large carrot, shredded
6 strips Lightlife Fakin' Bacon (optional)
½ cup finely minced fresh parsley
½ cup finely minced fresh mint leaves
¼ cup finely minced fresh basil leaves
1 ½ tsp. salt
freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup water


  1. Place the yams into separate 2 to 3-quart saucepans and cover the potatoes with water; cover the two pans and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or just until fork tender; immediately drain the water from each pan and add 2 Tbs. of the apple cider vinegar to each pan; toss well to coat the potatoes, pour out the excess vinegar, and transfer both to a large bowl.
  2. Rinse one of the saucepans briefly, fill it 2/3 full with water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat; in batches, blanch the broccoli for 1 1/2 minutes or until just fork tender, but still firm; use a slotted spoon to remove the florets to a dish to cool; drain excess liquid and add the blanched broccoli to the bowl with the potatoes.
  3. Add the carrot, Fakin' Bacon, parsley, mint, basil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Combine the cashews and water in the blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy; add the cashew sauce to the potatoes and mix gently with a wooden spoon to coat all the ingredients; adjust seasonings if needed and enjoy immediately or chill and serve later.

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It's So Delicious

How about a decadent treat to cool you down in the summer heat? Try So Delicious ice cream made by Turtle Mountain! Take your pick of coconut milk or soy milk from their extensive line of dairy-free ice cream. So Delicious Dairy Free Minis are a tasty snack... perfectly sized to quench your craving for sweets, they're low in fat only 90 calories. Enjoy!

Turtle Mountain supports good causes and is a generous food sponsor of the upcoming Animal Rights National Conference and other animal-friendly causes.

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Meat is OUT

Avoiding red and processed meats while increasing plant-based fiber-rich foods reduces colorectal cancer, researchers reveal. Last month, World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) released the most comprehensive report ever conducted on diet and colorectal cancer risk. The report found that processed meats—this includes bacon, hot dogs, and deli meats—have double the risk in comparison to red meat, and eating too much red and processed meat can be detrimental to gastrointestinal health.

The current recommendations from WCRF/AICR are to avoid processed meats and limit red meat intake. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. There is conclusive, convincing evidence that certain foods significantly increase the risk of developing this deadly disease. Building a diet around the new four food groups (legumes, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits) will assure plenty of fiber is consumed, greatly reducing colorectal cancer risk.

To read the full article, click here.

Compassionate Birthday

Nothing's better than celebrating a happy occasion with compassion! Alex Hershaft, Founder & President of
Farm Animal Rights Movement (producers of Meatout Mondays) inspired cruelty-free eating for his birthday celebration on July 1st. He distributed So Delicious vegan ice cream sandwiches and vegan information to more than 200 folk dancers at the historic Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County MD!

Alex is a regular dancer at these events, and for his birthday, he fulfilled his own wish by getting nearly every attendee to give a a tasty vegan treat a try.

Read more about Alex's Birthday celebration on the FARM Blog!

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