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Farm Animal Rights Movement
December 19, 2011

Photo by Susan Voisin of Fat Free Vegan

Serving Size 1 cup - 8 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
From fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 100mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Cranberry Corn-ucopia

This fantastic recipe was recently featured in the New York Times blog on holiday recipes. Created by popular vegan chef Nava Atlas, it's included in her new book Vegan Holiday Kitchen. She says, " While it’s a festive eyeful, it’s too good to save for only special occasions, and too simple not to make for everyday meals.” It also makes an attractive party dish!


1 cup black rice or wild rice
3 Tbs. olive oil or other vegetable oil
3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced
3 - 4 scallions, green & white parts, thinly sliced
2 cups thawed frozen corn kernels
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice (or to taste)
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves (to taste)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 cup dried cranberries
salt & freshly ground pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (for topping)


  1. If using black rice, combine in a saucepan with 2 cups water; bring to a rapid simmer, then lower heat, cover and simmer gently until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. (Note: If you’d like a more tender grain, add 1/2 cup more water and cook until absorbed. If using wild rice, combine with 3 cups water and cook same as above).
  2. Just before rice is done, heat half the oil in a large skillet.; add garlic and sauté over low heat until golden; add scallions and corn kernels and sauté just until warmed through.
  3. Transfer cooked rice to skillet; turn heat up to medium-high, then add lime juice, cilantro, cumin, oregano, thyme, cranberries and remaining oil.
  4. Gently stir the mixture, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, transfer to an attractive platter and sprinkle pumpkin seeds over the top.

Check out more great recipes on the New York Times blog & the Fat Free Vegan blog!

Mint Chocolate So Delicious

Here's the festive winter drink you've been looking for! Mint Chocolate So Delicious is an incredibly smooth coconut milk beverage. It's wonderful holiday flavor will make any get-together more fun and flavorful.

For product and nutritional information, visit!

Soy Helps Men with Cancer

A new pilot study conducted at Pennsylvania State University points to soy as a possible solution for men with prostate cancer that is unresponsive to the conventional treatment of surgery and radiation.

In prostate cancer prevention and treatment, health professionals monitor men's prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate that is measurable in blood and not only reflects risk of developing prostate cancer but also measures treatment success.

Results reveal that five out of ten participating men benefited from soy (three servings a day, for two years) as demonstrated by PSA levels either permanently or temporarily declining or remaining stable. A serving is equivalent to one cup of soymilk, three ounces of tofu, or one ounce of soynuts.

To read the full article, click here.

Giving the Gift of Health

For Camille and Omar Brown of Daytona Beach, the road to a healthier future begins in their own neighborhood with a smoothie. The Browns recently founded Midtown EcoVillage, a grassroots, nonprofit organization to advocate healthy lifestyles, environmental sustainability, and community solidarity.

"Infusing our love of family, fitness and organic food, we strive to serve our community in innovative ways," the Browns say on their website.

The effort began in August, when the couple volunteered to provide fresh juices and smoothies at the mayor's backpack giveaway for area children. A city health fair followed, and "we just kept doing little events," Camille said.

The Browns have volunteered time and smoothies at schools, churches, parties and other events. They also volunteer as parent leaders for Pyramid Cafe, a Healthy Start program aimed at strengthening families, and work with teen mothers. They attend as many events and meetings as possible and serve on boards to raise awareness of their efforts as well as to form alliances with related organizations.

Read more about Camillle & Omar's good work here!

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