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Farm Animal Rights Movement
October 24, 2011

Serving Size 1/2 pear - Recipe makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 108
From fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3%
Iron 4%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Autumn Baked Pears

Here's an excellent recipe to keep in mind for your year-end holiday menu. It's also nice to make on a chilly fall day. These baked pears work well as a sweet side dish or a delightfully healthy dessert. With just a few ingredients, this recipe offers elegance in simplicity.


2 pears, cored

¼ cup white wine

¼ cup fruit juice (orange, apple, cranberry, etc.)

2 Tbs. maple syrup

1 tsp. cardamom

2 Tbs. walnuts


  1. Cut pears in halves or quarters and take core out; place them in a baking dish with sides.
  2. Mix together wine, juice, syrup and spices in small bowl.
  3. Pour liquid over pears and put them into an oven at 350 degrees F.
  4. Remove pears after about 10 minutes and spoon some liquid over the tops to make sure they don't dry out; add walnuts, and put dish back in oven for another 10 minutes, or until pears are soft.

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Secret Ingredient in Fruit

According to a new Dutch study, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables with white flesh, such as apples and pears, can protect you against stroke. The study reveals a link between stroke risk and fruits and vegetables of certain colors.

Researchers examined the eating habits of 20,000 adults with an average age of 41, all of whom were free of cardiovascular diseases at the study's start. Over the next 10 years, the risk of stroke was 52 percent lower for people with a high intake of white fruits and vegetables, compared with people who ate few foods in that color group.

Apples and pears may lower stroke risk because they are high in dietary fiber and an antioxidant flavonoid called quercetin. Other foods classified in the white category were bananas, cauliflower, and cucumbers. "Other fruits and vegetable color groups may protect against other chronic diseases," explained lead study author Oude Griep.

To read the full article, click here.

Ready for Halloween?

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Vegan candy is dandy! Would you believe that some candies contain animal ingredients? Luckily there's a lot of candy out there that is animal-friendly, and the GirlieGirl Army blog is here to advise! This sassy blog lists popular candy suitable for a vegan Halloween.

However, the blog points out that "just because the list mentions tons of vegan candy options, that does NOT mean they are healthy options for regular consumption!" Indulging is fun on occasion, but make sure you also include healthy options on Halloween day.

Check out the list of cruelty-free candy at!

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