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Farm Animal Rights Movement
August 15, 2011

Serving Size 2 cups -- Recipe makes 9 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
From fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0.2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 348mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 114%
Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 7%
Iron 13%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Vibrant Veggie Soup

One of our loyal readers suggested a recipe that we just simply must share with you. It’s tasty, robust, and bursting with flavor, nutrition and heat. Yes, if you’re looking for a satisfying soup that will get the attention of your heartiest eaters, here it comes:


5 cloves of garlic,
1 onion, chopped
1-inch ginger, peeled & chopped (optional)
olive oil (for sautéing)
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
3 quarts of water
1 tsp. favorite herb(s) fenugreek, turmeric, thyme, dill, cumin etc.
6 carrots, sliced
5 potatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 parsnip, sliced
1 turnip, sliced
2 each of zucchini & yellow squash, chopped
handful leafy greens (any kind), chopped
16-20 oz. can of tomato sauce


  1. Saute garlic, onion, ginger in olive oil.
  2. Add jalapeno and saute until all are golden brown.
  3. Boil water and add above ingredients.
  4. Add your favorite herbs.
  5. Add to pot in following order: carrots, potatoes, celery, parsnip, turnip , zucchini, yellow squash, leafy greens, and 16-20 oz tomato sauce.
  6. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

This recipe was sent to us by Anita Wilkerson; e-mail us if you have recipe suggestions!

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Ever wonder why we love animals called pets and eat animals called food? This intriguing book will give you a new outlook on society. Social psychologist Melanie Joy, Ph.D explores the concept of "carnism," the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals, even when it harms the environment and their own health. She delves into why we as a society deem it acceptable and appropriate to consume the meat of pigs and cows, but become disgusted and offended at the idea of doing the same to our dogs, cats, or horses.

Purchase a signed copy of Melanie's book online at FARM's Store!

Veganism Helps Diabetes

Americans with diabetes almost doubled their spending on medications in the past six years. But a new study led by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine provides powerful evidence that a low-fat vegan diet is an effective approach to type 2 diabetes.

In a long-term clinical trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that a plant-based diet helps people with diabetes lose weight and improve their blood sugar and cholesterol. Study participants following a vegan diet lost an average of 9.7 pounds, compared with 6.6 pounds for those following a more conventional diabetes diet. Improvements in hemoglobin A1c—a measure of blood sugar control—and total and LDL cholesterol were also greater in the vegan diet group.

To read the full article, click here.

Very Vegelicious

Caroline Cherry is a true inspiration for veganism! She transitioned to a vegan diet in 1996 and has decided to share her 15 years of cooking, meal-planning, and researching with newcomers. She inherited her love of cooking from her mother, and few things bring her more joy than making delicious vegan versions of childhood favorites.

Caroline recently launched Very Vegelicious, an innovative resource in the nation’s capital where she serves as a personal vegan consultant. She provides information regarding the health, ethical, and ecological benefits of veganism, and lends support in maintaining a nutritious diet. She offers vegan meal plans, as well as advice on where to find local veg-friendly shops. From basics to gourmet, Very Vegelicious is the perfect choice, and she’s only a phone call or email away!

In the Washington, DC area? Check out Caroline's website at!

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