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Farm Animal Rights Movement
January 9, 2012

Serving Size 2 cups - Makes 6 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
From fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 848mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugars 4g
Protein 14 g

Vitamin A 124%
Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 14%
Iron 15%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
White Bean & Kale Stew

If it’s chilly where you are, you’re going to really appreciate this warm and satisfying stew from Betsy DiJulio’s The Blooming Platter Cookbook. Fragrant with a faint anise scent so appealing and particular to fennel, and “kicked-up” with the addition of winter spices, this stew is like aromatherapy in a bowl. And it’s very quick to make.


1 Tbs. olive oil
1 yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 fennel bulb, cut into 1/4-inch dice
pinch of sea salt (or to taste)
3 - 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 cups Gimme Lean "sausage" (optional - see product)
2 bay leaves
pinch dried basil
pinch dried oregano
pinch smoked or sweet paprika
1 Tbs. dried rubbed sage
4 cups vegetable stock
1 can (15.5 oz.) white beans, rinsed & drained
8 oz. kale, thick part of stems removed, coarsely cut


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, fennel, and a pinch of salt, and sauté until golden.
  2. Add garlic and red bell pepper and sauté, until softened, 3 minutes.
  3. Add vegan sausage to skillet; sauté until sausage develops a light golden brown crust.
  4. Add bay leaves, basil, oregano, paprika, and sage and stir well; stir in the stock and white beans and bring to a simmer; stir in kale and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, but still bright green.
  5. Serve stew hot or allow to cool; remove bay leaves, cover, and refrigerate. Like most stews, this tastes best when reheated and served the next day.

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Gimme Lean Sausage Style

Life can be flavorful and healthy -- you just have to know were to find the right food to enhance it! Lightlife Foods offers soy-based sausage with a satisfying, savory taste. From patties to casseroles, it's easy to get the bold, hearty kick of sausage into your meal while sticking with the veggies. Not only that, but your heart will appreciate the lack of fat in this naturally cholesterol-free sausage. Everybody wins.

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Fast Food & Obesity

Scientists from the University of Michigan have found that most wealthy nations run a wide range of fast food restaurants which could be adding on to the obesity epidemic. The study incorporated nearly 26 wealthy countries where the results showed that nations with large density of fast food restaurants per capita seemingly had higher rates of obesity. This was not the case with countries having lower density of fast food joints.

“It’s not by chance that countries with the highest obesity rates and fast food restaurants are those in the forefront of market liberalization, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, versus countries like Japan and Norway, with more regulated and restrictive trade policies,” explained Roberto De Vogli, lead study researcher.

The scientists are of the opinion that many studies are focused on factors such as individual genetics and not inclusive of the cumulative trend observed in the country. Global forces in society may also be responsible for the spread of obesity, according to the study.

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Passionate Politician

Congressman Dennis Kucinich is a politician with a passion for speaking out against injustice on behalf of animals, people, and the environment. He has been a Democratic member of the US Congress since 1997. He and his wife Elizabeth, who is director of public affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), are both vegan.

Dennis says, "I made this lifestyle change many years ago, because I consider all life on our Earth to be sacred. As a vegan, I choose not to eat any animals or animal products. I strive to live my life in accordance with my convictions, and any other choice of diet would defy my ideals and, in my judgment, be hypocritical."

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