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Farm Animal Rights Movement

May 28, 2012

Serving Size 1 burger - Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 212

From fat 90


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g


Saturated Fat 1g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 301mg


Total Carbohydrate 28g


Dietary Fiber 5g


Sugars 2g

Protein 6g

Vitamin A 67%

Vitamin C 6%

Calcium 7%

Iron 11%

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

Sweet Potato Party Burgers

Looking for a fantastic Memorial Day party recipe? These burgers are super easy to make and are sure to satisfy. Imagine a veggie burger with Panko-crusted edges, infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans stacked on a toasted grain bun with crisp romaine lettuces. Top it off with lime green avocado, Dijon, pepper, and zesty onion.


2 cans cannellini white beans, drained
1 large sweet potato, baked, peeled & mashed (about 2 cups)
2 Tbs. tahini
2 tsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. lemon pepper OR Cajun seasoning (or your fave spice)
1/4 cup wheat flour
seasoning of your preference (cayenne, black pepper, etc.)
salt (to taste if needed)
plentiful Panko crumbs
safflower oil (for pan)

burgers: avocado, Dijon mustard, grain buns, romaine, onion, olive oil, pepper


  1. Place sweet potato (baked, peeled, and mashed) in large mixing bowl; add drained beans to mixing bowl; mash beans and potato together.
  2. Mash in seasoning, flour and any additional seasoning. Your mixture will be quite soft and moist, but you should be able to form a patty; add more flour or a scoop of breadcrumbs - or dry rice to thicken the mixture if needed.
  3. Heat 1 Tbs. safflower oil in a pan over high heat.
  4. Form a patty from mixture and coat in Panko crumbs (thick coating); then drop the patty in the pan; repeat until the pan is filled; cook until browned on both sides. You can bake instead, but use less Panko.
  5. Transfer cooked patties to paper towel; cool for a few minutes.
  6. Serve on toasted bun with lots of toppings.

For this and more great recipe ideas, visit the Healthy Happy Life Blog!

Tofurky Hot Dogs

Tofurky Hot Dogs offer superior taste and texture people have come to expect from Tofurky products. Just right for grilling season, and great for kids of all ages, Tofurky Franks grill up with a heartier, hot doggy bite! Like all Tofurky products, they’re made with organic soy protein, they're 100% vegan, and free of GMO ingredients.

For product and nutritional info, visit!

Healthy Grilling

Many consumers are unaware that grilling some popular food items can produce cancer-causing compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), a family of mutagenic and cancer-causing compounds, produced during cooking of animal products including chicken, beef, pork, and fish.

Fortunately, there are healthy plant-based alternatives, including foods that produce undetectable levels or negligible concentrations of HCAs when grilled and are also low in fat and contain no cholesterol. Since creatine, one of the ingredients for the formation of HCAs, is mostly found in muscle tissue, it is not surprising that grilled veggie burgers and other plant-based foods contain either no HCAs or negligible levels.

Choosing plant-based foods instead of meat also lowers cancer risk in other ways. Not only are vegetables low in fat and high in fiber, they also contain many cancer-fighting substances. Carotenoids, the pigment that gives fruits and vegetables their dark colors, have been shown to help prevent cancer. Beta-carotene, present in dark green and yellow vegetables, protects against lung cancer and may help prevent cancers of the bladder, mouth, larynx, esophagus, breast, and other sites.

Consumers who want to reduce their cancer risk need not give up grilling. Reducing exposure to carcinogens is as simple as grilling a veggie burger instead of hamburger, or a thick portabello mushroom instead of a steak. Steering clear of animal products is a key step in avoiding heterocyclic amines, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, nitrosamines, and other cancer-promoting substances.

To read the full article, click here!

Life-Changing Summer Camp

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique and inspiring summer leadership program for youth 12-17 who want to make a difference in the world. At a week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp setting, YEA campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, or animal rights) and they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue once they get home.

In line with the camp's mission to change the world, all of the food at YEA Camp is vegan, as well as local and organic to the greatest extent possible. They take pride in every meal at camp being delicious, as well as modeling the sustainable, ethical, and compassionate world we look to create.

Youth who have participated report that the camp was one of the most fun, memorable and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA’s support, many have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize a call-in to Congress, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues.

YEA is offered in Portland, OR, Pescadero, CA and Lanoka Harbor, NJ.
For dates and more information, visit!

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