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Farm Animal Rights Movement

April 30, 2012

Serving Size 1 cup - Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 178

From fat 36


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g


Saturated Fat 0.5 g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 861mg


Total Carbohydrate 20g


Dietary Fiber 5g


Sugars 8g

Protein 6g

Vitamin A 25%

Vitamin C 18%

Calcium 6%

Iron 6%

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

Smoky Quinoa Chili

Congratulations to Matthew Calverley whose Vegan Heartland blog was the winner of the Meatout Blog Contest, thanks to his amazing recipes and inspirational resources! Matthew says he’s better known more for his desserts, “but they're not necessarily something you whip up" - so he picked one of his favorite, easy, "no fuss" dishes. It's his delicious Smoky Quinoa Chili!


1 cup prepared quinoa
1 cup cooked kidney beans
2 cups cooked black beans
1 small onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 cans (14.5 oz) of diced tomatoes
2 Tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. each salt & pepper
1 cup vegetable broth


  1. In a soup pot, saute onion, bell pepper, and garlic in oil; cook until the onions have become translucent.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, broth, and spices.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans and quinoa; stir occasionally and cook for 15-20 minutes.

For this and more tasty recipes, visit Matthew's blog at!

Asherah's Powerhouse Burgers

Necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s the story behind Asherah's Gourmet Protein Powerhouse Vegan Burgers. Dealing with a chronic illness, Asherah tried just about every alternative approach she could find, but it wasn't until she learned about pH balance and alkalizing the body that her health completely turned around permanently. So she and her husband created these healthful, flavorful burgers to share with others.

They say, “We believe they are the most nutritious vegan burger available on the market today and also the best tasting. We call them 'Feel-icious,' because they not only taste great but make you feel great when you eat them.”

For nutritional and product information!

Fast Food & Depression

Eating commercially baked goods and fast food can make you depressed, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada in Spain found that consumers of foods such as doughnuts, croissants, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza were 51% more likely to develop depression than those who consume little or none.

A dose-response relationship was observed, meaning "the more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression," explained lead author of the study, which was published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. "Even eating small quantities is linked to a significantly higher chance of developing depression."

The study found that those who eat the most fast food and commercially baked goods are more likely to be single, less active and have poor dietary habits, and tend to smoke and work more than 45 hours per week.

To read the full article, click here!

Vegan Heartland

Matthew Calverley is the creator of the amazing food blog Vegan Heartland! Vegetarian since 2002 and vegan since 2005, he had the idea of creating his blog one day while cooking. He says, "I had plated the dish and sat down to eat it and thought 'This is seriously pretty enough to take a picture.' I didn't want to be a crazy person and just take a picture of it. I needed a reason to! So the idea of Vegan Heartland came to be."

Growing up with a loving family in Minnesota & Wisconsin, the heartland of America, Matthew had a sense that eating animals was wrong. “It wasn't until I became older and discovered the truth behind how meat actually got to my plate when I made the decision to become Vegan.” Matthew says it was one of his most life-defining moments.

“The day I chose compassion over cruelty, consciousness over unconsciousness, love over lamb chops - has made my life so much more rewarding knowing that I don't contribute to the massive amount of suffering that takes place in the meat and dairy industry. Veganism nourishes my body and soul."

Read more about Matthew & check out his blog at!

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