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Farm Animal Rights Movement
November 21, 2011

Serving Size 1 cup - 12 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 161
From fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 242mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3%
Iron 10%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Seasonal Stuffing

Since a plant-based Thanksgiving doesn’t include a turkey, the only reason to make stuffing is: It's delicious! Fortunately, this stuffing doesn't have to cook inside a bird. A casserole dish will do nicely. Complement it with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushroom gravy, and perhaps even Tofurky, if you prefer. You can even add Gimme Lean Grounds to the stuffing for added heartiness.


10 cups 1/2 inch bread cubes from 1 lb firm wheat or other sandwich bread
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. fresh garlic, minced (2 - 3 cloves)
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tsp. dried rubbed sage leaf
1 tsp. dried thyme leaf
2 - 3 cups vegetable stock
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)


  1. Toast bread cubes at 400 degrees F in a large baking sheet in the oven until golden brown; set aside in a large bowl and turn oven down to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat; sauté onions, garlic, and celery until soft.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, transfer the veggies into the bowl of bread crumbs; add parsley, sage, thyme, optional salt, and pepper (optional: drizzle 1 Tbs. olive oil into the mixture); stir until until everything is well mixed.
  4. Add 2 cups vegetable stock, and stir until it is absorbed; add more stock as needed so that the mixture is moist and clumping together, but not soggy.
  5. Bake in an oiled shallow casserole or baking dish, covered, for 25 minutes.
  6. Optional: Uncover and bake another 15 minutes to form a crusty top.

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Want more ideas? Check out some traditional and not-so-ordinary recipes on the following websites or simply google "vegan Thanksgiving recipes" for many more options:, the GreenLiving website, Chef

So Delicious Coconut Nog

Looking for a tasty holiday Nog without the heavy cream and cholesterol? So Delicious Coconut Nog, brought to you by Turtle Mountain, has all of the benefits of their non-dairy beverages coupled with the incredibly delicious seasonings of Nog. With the holidays quickly approaching, you'll want to try this flavorfully festive drink, so smooth and creamy, and oh, so delicious!

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Healthy Holiday Eating

We all know that eating your fruits and veggies is good for you. Over the years, countless studies have cited the many benefits of eating low fat plant-based foods, including decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic disease. Researchers have even revealed that eating healthy foods can reduce stress, as well as enhance mood.

In the life-affirming spirit of Thanksgiving, it's a great time to continue being mindful of what we eat. A happy, healthy Thanksgiving with friends and family includes all of the traditional dishes, just without the animal fat. In addition to replacing the turkey with a healthier centerpiece, use soy or nut milk instead of cow's milk, tofu in pies and baked goods instead of eggs, dairy-free margarine or olive oil instead of butter, and vegetable stock instead of chicken or beef broth.

Find out more about healthy substitutions, as well as tips on enjoying a plant-based Thanksgiving on the Healthy Happy Life blog and

Gobbles the Turkey

Gobbles is an example of how one can overcome adversity and live a happy, peaceful life. He’s an adult domestic turkey who was found with two other turkeys, Gertrude and Eliot, in a dirty, cramped cage behind a restaurant in Washington, DC. The owner of the restaurant said he was "fattening them up" for Thanksgiving.

The birds were rescued and taken to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, a 400 acre non-profit refuge for farmed animals and wildlife in Poolesville, MD. Now they are free to walk around in soft grass and will be able to live out their lives at the sanctuary. Gobbles likes to strut around with his feathers up and displayed, gobbling to the other turkeys.

Every Thanksgiving, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary hosts a Gentle Thanksgiving celebration with the turkeys. Guests bring delicious vegan dishes for a potluck lunch, then visit with the turkeys, feeding them a feast of fruits and veggies.

Read more about Gobbles and other rescued animals at!

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