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Farm Animal Rights Movement
October 10, 2011

Serving Size 1 cup - Recipe makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 173
From fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 215mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 216%
Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 9%
Iron 8%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Butternut Squash Bisque

Just in time for cozy autumn cooking, this fantastic recipe for Butternut Squash Bisque is one of many sensational seasonal recipes from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio. Betsy has a unique flair for turning everyday ingredients into something beautiful, tasty, and easy to prepare. She adds an exquisite Cranberry Gremolata topping to this dish, adding a delightful crunch.


1 Tbs. olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1 small butternut squash
2½ cups vegetable stock
4 (4-inch) stalks fresh rosemary
2 bay leaves
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
Cranberry Gremolata topping (optional):

¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup chopped fresh cranberries
1 tsp. minced jalapeño
2 tsp. fresh orange zest
pinch sea salt & pinch natural sugar


  1. If making the Cranberry Gremolata topping, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, and set aside.
  2. Peel the squash, remove seeds, and cut into 1-inch cubes; heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onion and sauté until softened, 3 to 5 minutes; add garlic and sauté until soft and slightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes; add squash, stock, rosemary, and bay leaves; simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove and discard rosemary stalks and bay leaves, then transfer squash mixture to food processor and process until almost smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
  5. Return puree to skillet and heat through, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve warm topped with Cranberry Gremolata.

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Treats from Pangea

The trick to a happy Halloween is being prepared, and that means compassionate, animal-friendly treats for friends and family! When it comes to vegan goodies, the trick is getting your order in to Pangea so you’re ready when ghosts and goblins appear. And you’ll find more treats when you visit their website, because it’s loaded with an assortment of other cruelty-free items like body care products, clothes, groceries, books, and much more.

For compassionate goodies and other items, shop Pangea at!

Calcium & Prostate Cancer

High intake of calclium boosts risk of prostate cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers examined 783 African-American men of whom 533 were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Men who reported the highest intake of calcium were twice as likely to suffer prostate cancer, compared with those who reported the lowest intake.

Additionally, men with a genotype linked to poor calcium absorption were 59 percent less likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer than those with a genotype linked to high calcium absorption.

Calcium is high in dairy products and some vegetables including pinto beans, red beans, white beans, bok choy, kale, broccoli, and spinach. However, eating calcium-rich vegetables has not been associated with increased risk of cancer, while high intake of dairy products has. Researchers at Oxford University reported that high intake of protein from dairy products produces high serum levels of insulin-like growth factors or IGF-1, linked with risk for both prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.

To read the full article, click here.

Salley Says "Go Vegan!"

Basketball legend John "Spider" Salley tells fans about the benefits of of a vegan diet and how losing the animal products helped improve his game. He’s also advising parents and children to eat more plant-based meals to combat diabetes.

In a 30-second TV spot, Salley promotes veganism to beat type-2 diabetes, a disease that currently affects nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States.

He says, “We have to improve kids’ eating habits — and re-educate adults about what is food and what is not food. People can have pizza and pastries without dairy products and eggs. They can have tofu mozzarella cheese or egg substitute and they should use agave in place of high-fructose corn syrup and refined whole sugar.”

Read more here and check out his video on YouTube!

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