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Farm Animal Rights Movement

February 27, 2012

Serving Size 1/2 cup - Recipe makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 43

From fat 7


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.8g


Saturated Fat 0g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 287mg


Total Carbohydrate 6g


Dietary Fiber 3g


Sugars 0.9g

Protein 3g

Vitamin A 14%

Vitamin C 4%

Calcium 1%

Iron 3%


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

Shiitake-Miso Soup

This recipe is one of Dr. Michael Gregerís and is available on video at It's not only super easy but also nutritious too. Since most the ingredients can be frozen, dried or fermented, itís a soup you can make any time. Spinach is high in iron, and shiitake mushrooms are a good source of zinc and vitamin D, helping to decrease cholesterol and, along with miso, boost the immune system.


2 cups water
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, dried
1 cup chopped spinach
drop of sesame oil
4 tsp. unpasteurized miso paste

Optional additions:

cubed tofu
cooked barley
Asian chili sauce


  1. In medium saucepan, bring water, mushrooms, spinach, sesame oil, and tofu (if using) to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat; skim off some hot water and put it in a separate bowl; add miso (2 tsp. per cup of water in recipe) to the water; also add cooked barley (if using) and Asian chili sauce (if using); whisk.
  3. Add miso mixture back to soup and serve immediately.

Check out Dr. Greger's video instructions for this soup at!

Dr. Greger's Clinical Nutrition

Want to learn more about plant-based nutrition in a convenient, entertaining way? Dr. Michael Greger has recently added Volumes 7 & 8 to his DVD series Latest in Clinical Nutrition. As with his others, these DVDs are loaded with valuable information you can use to improve your diet and stay healthy. Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on important public health issues. All proceeds of his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are donated to charity. Preview dozens of free clips, posted daily, at Dr. Greger's Nutrition Facts website.

Check out the DVD series at!

Benefits of Miso

Numerous studies have cited health benefits of miso. One of the largest concluded that eating miso soup every day can cut women's risk of developing breast cancer. The soup contains fermented soy paste along with other ingredients including seaweed, bean curd and vegetables.

Researchers at Japan's National Cancer Center monitored the eating habits of 21,852 women aged between 40 and 59 for 10 years. They discovered women who had three or more bowls of miso soup each day reduced their risk of getting breast cancer by about 40 percent compared to those who had only one bowl. Those who had two bowls daily cut their risk by 26 percent.

To read the full article, click here.

Join Meatout on March 20th!

March 20th, the first day of spring, marks Meatout! Since 1985, the annual campaign has encouraged people to "kick the meat habit (at least for a day) and explore a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains." Activities take place throughout all 50 U.S. states and a dozen other countries.

This year's Meatout goal is to reach 30,000 people with vegan food! You can be an inspiration in your community by hosting a Meatout Snack at your school, workplace, or social event. Participating is easy... just share delicious vegan food! Snack ideas include Tofurky or Field Roast Deli Slices, veggie hot dogs, almond milk, and/or soy ice cream. We'll even help you get free food samples!

Let us know your plans and weíll gladly mail you free posters, handouts, and stickers too. Don't miss this chance to share the joys and benefits of a vegan diet with your community.

Find out more about how you can get involved at!

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