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Farm Animal Rights Movement
August 29, 2011


Serving Size 1 cup -- Recipe makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 299
From fat 126
 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 51mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 18g

Vitamin A 83%
Vitamin C 479%
Calcium 17%
Iron 20%
 

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Tasty Tempeh Stir-Fry


Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay) is a high-protein soy food that originated over 2,000 years ago in present-day Indonesia. It can be found packaged in most grocery stores near the refrigerated tofu section. Tempeh on its own has a nutty, mild flavor, and some brands add whole grains or seeds like flaxseed to the tempeh for extra nutrients.

Ingredients:

1 cup long grain brown rice
1 ½ cups water
1 package (7 oz.) of tempeh
1 zucchini
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 head of broccoli
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbs. of olive oil (for sautéing)
a dash of sesame oil (for flavoring)
slivered or toasted almonds, pine nuts, or cashews

Directions:

  1. Measure one cup of rice and rinse it in a sieve or strainer; combine the rice with the water in a medium to large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. While the rice is cooking, cut the tempeh into approximately one-inch cubes or chunks, depending on your preference.
  3. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into a deep frying pan and add the tempeh; as the tempeh is cooking, turn it frequently so that all sides are cooked. Note: Tempeh should be heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit in order for it to be thoroughly cooked; it is done when it is browned and crispy on all sides, but still soft in the middle.
  4. Remove the tempeh with tongs and drain the excess oil on a paper towel.
  5. Dice and chop some of the onion and all of the garlic, then wash and chop the veggies; add more oil to the frying pan and add the onion, garlic, and veggies until they're cooked without being mushy. Alternatively, use a wok to stir fry the vegetables.
  6. Combine the rice, tempeh, and vegetables in a bowl; add a small amount of sesame oil and a handful or more of slivered or toasted almonds, pine nuts, or cashews; toss.

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Tofu Pups


If you're planning on grilling for your end-of-summer celebrations, make sure you get your Tofu Pups! Tofu Pups are the original vegetarian hot dogs. Made with soy protein, these delicious dogs have the flavor and snap of a meat frank minus the fat, extra calories, and animal suffering.

What else? Don't forget about all of the great goodies available on the Vegetarian Site! You'll find soy burgers, veggie "ribs," and much more. Make your purchase by this Wednesday and 10% of all sales will benefit Meatout Mondays.

Check out Tofu Pups at LightLife's website & more goodies at The Vegetarian Site!



Meat Hot Dogs & Diabetes


A new study from Harvard School of Public Health reports that processed meats have a "shockingly high" association with type 2 diabetes. A daily serving of 50 grams of processed meat, about the same as two slices of cold cuts or one hot dog, can increase your risk of the disease by 50 percent, according to the researchers. And that applies to anyone, fat or slim. Unprocessed meats, such as ground beef and pork, can also raise your diabetes risks.

The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is based on data from more than 200,000 adults, some of whom have been followed for 30 years.

Replacing a daily serving of meat with a serving of nuts or whole grains is associated with a 21 or 23 percent lower risk of diabetes respectively.

To read the full article, click here.



World Farm Animals Day


World Farm Animals Day (WFAD) takes place on or around October 2nd. Each year, caring people around the world reflect on the cruelty inflicted on animals raised for food and educate others about a compassionate, plant-based diet.

You can join too! Simply request free brochures (pictured right) and distribute them in your community. Give them to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. And if you live near a college campus, you can even join the WFAD College Leafleting Marathon on October 3rd.

Distributing information is easy and effective! This small act of compassion will make a huge difference for the animals, personal health, and the environment.

To request brochures, just e-mail us and let us know how many you'd like.




Vote for Us in the Veggie Awards!

Vote for Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), the producers of Meatout Mondays, for your "Favorite Non-Profit Animal Organization" in the 2011 Veggies Awards.

Also vote for our sister organization, A Well-Fed World, in the "Favorite Non-Profit Vegan Organization."

Cast your vote by this Wednesday, August 31st!

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