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Farm Animal Rights Movement

May 7, 2012




Serving Size 1 slice - Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 181

From fat 108

 

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g

18%

Saturated Fat 2 g

10%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 319mg

13%

Total Carbohydrate 15g

5%

Dietary Fiber 3g

12%

Sugars 1g

Protein 5g


Vitamin A 42%

Vitamin C 12%

Calcium 4%

Iron 8%


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

Tantalizing Tofu Quiche for Mom

With Mother's Day coming up, now is the time to start planning a spectacular meal full of flavor and nutrition as a special treat for Mom. This healthy version of a truly tasty quiche is simple to prepare and makes a great brunch centerpiece. Consider adding ˝ tsp ground red pepper to kick it up a notch or substitute some broccoli or other veggies in place of mushrooms.

Ingredients:

1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained
1/2 cup almond, soy or rice milk, original flavor
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. non-dairy margarine
3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1/2 lb. shitake mushrooms, sliced
6 cups or 1 lb. fresh spinach leaves, rinsed, dried & chopped
1 pre-made, 9" frozen deep dish pie crust
1/2 C. shredded vegan "cheese (optional - try Daiya)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine tofu, soymilk, nutmeg, salt & pepper; process until smooth.
  2. Heat oil and margarine in large saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Saute onion, garlic, peppers and mushrooms until soft; about 5 minutes; stir in fresh spinach leaves and continue to saute for 1-2 minutes more.
  4. In large bowl, combine tofu mixture with onion mixture, stirring just until it's well incorporated.
  5. Pour into pie crust, top with optional vegan cheese (if using), and bake at 350F degrees for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick or fork inserted in center comes out clean; let cool and serve.

For this and more great Mother's Day recipe ideas, visit the Veggie Kids Blog!


Obsessive Confection Disorder


Mother's Day is right around the corner and Obsessive Confection Disorder (OCD) has the perfect way to honor every wonderful woman in your life! OCD Sweets was born out of the desire to share a lifelong passion for satisfying the proverbial sweet tooth, with uncompromising commitment to doing so cruelty-free.

Order the Grama's Sampler and the shipping is free! Grama would be proud of this offering of sweets...the sampler will be wrapped in a flour sack dish towel, and contains Balsamic Caramel with Heirloom Tomato Salt, Fruit ‘n Flowers Caramel, Mama’s Shortbread, and Fruit ‘n Flowers Jam.

Place your order today at www.ObsessiveConfectionDisorder.com!


Cow's Milk is Best...for Calves!

Dairy may be nature's perfect food, but only if you’re a calf. An increasing number of studies reveal the reasons to avoid dairy. Dr. Mark Hyman, MD sites some strong reasons to pass up milk:

  • Less dairy = better bones. Countries with lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption have the lowest rates of osteoporosis. Contrary to popular belief, cow's milk doesn't reduce bone fractures. According to the Nurses' Health Study dairy may actually increase risk of fractures by 50 percent!
  • Calcium from milk may raise cancer risk. Research shows that higher intakes of both calcium and dairy products may increase a man's risk of prostate cancer by 30 to 50 percent. Plus, dairy consumption increases the body's level of a known cancer promoter.
  • Plant-based calcium has benefits that dairy doesn’t. Calcium from plant foods, but not dairy products, have been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer.
  • Most people can't stomach dairy. About 75 percent of the world's population is genetically unable to properly digest milk and other dairy products.

Dr. Hyman states, "Our bodies just weren't made to digest milk on a regular basis. Instead, most scientists agree that it's better for us to get calcium, potassium, protein, and fats from whole plant foods – vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and seaweed."

To read the full article and watch Dr. Hyman's video, click here!


A Moment for Mama Cows

Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary's mission is to provide a safe, loving and permanent home for rescued farmed animals - not accepted at most shelters. In addition to providing life-long care for the animals, they are dedicated to promoting vegan living as the only way to end the suffering and exploitation of animals.

Peaceful Prairie launched compassionate bus ads in Vancouver to spread the vegan message on behalf of dairy cows, mothers who have their babies taken away from them shortly after birth. The ads read "Milk comes from a grieving mother." Whether pedestrians and motorists see the large displays on the sides of buses, or passengers see the interior posters, they will receive a compelling, thought provoking, and life saving message.

Find out more about the bus campaign at www.PeacefulPrairie.org!


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