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Farm Animal Rights Movement

June 25, 2012

Serving Size 1 cup - Makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 317

From fat 126


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g


Saturated Fat 2g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 260mg


Total Carbohydrate 34g


Dietary Fiber 2g


Sugars 2g

Protein 6g

Vitamin A 18%

Vitamin C 67%

Calcium 5%

Iron 13%

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

Pistachio Broccolini Penne

If this is your first time trying broccolini, it may become your favorite vegetable. Lolo of the Vegan Yum Yum blog created this recipe, just in time for a care-free summer meal. “The pesto is fresh, green, bright, and crisp with a hint of sweetness,” she says, adding “The peppery, green taste of the arugula is nicely set off by the creamy, sweet pistachios."


8 stalks broccolini
2 cups dry penne pasta
2 Tbs. olive oil pepper (to taste)
½ tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 pinch salt

Pistachio Arugula Pesto:

½ cup roasted, unsalted pistachios
2 Tbs. sweet white miso
1 pinch salt
2 cups arugula, roughly chopped
4-5 Tbs. olive oil
fresh cracked pepper (to taste)


  1. Start heating water for pasta.
  2. Place pistachios in food processor with salt and miso and pulse 4 times for 1 second per pulse; add arugula to the top and drizzle in olive oil; do not finish processing until pasta is completed.
  3. Cook pasta; a few minutes before pasta is finished, heat 2 Tbs. olive oil in a saute pan over medium until fairly hot but not smoking.
  4. Trim any dry ends off the broccolini but leave a long stalk; add it to the hot pan with a pinch of salt; let cook on one side for 1-2 minutes, or until browned, then turn with tongs to cook other side; when broccolini is bright green and tender crisp, turn off heat and add vinegar, tossing vigorously to coat.
  5. Blend pesto until well combined, but you should still be able to see chunks of pistachios and arugula.
  6. Drain and toss pasta with ½ cup of pesto (you’ll have some left over).
  7. Plate and layer broccolini stalks on top. Serve immediately.

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Antioxidant Power of Pistachios

Results of a new study adds to the increasing amount of evidence that underscores the health benefits of eating pistachios on a daily basis.

A study conducted at the Institute of Food Research in the UK in conjunction with the University of Messina, Italy, confirms that key nutrients in pistachios are released during digestion and thus able to be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. Polyphenols, carotenoids (vitamin A) and tocopherols (vitamin E), all with strong antioxidant qualities were quantified in the study.

Lead research scientist Giuseppina Mandalari, Ph.D. explains, “This research indicates these nutrients would contribute to the beneficial relationship between pistachio consumption and health-related outcomes, such as heart disease." The research supports the findings of the 2010 nationally published study conducted by Penn State University researchers revealing that phytosterols, found in pistachios and other plant-based foods, reduce the absorption of cholesterol.

To read the full article, click here!

In Defense of Animals

When veterinarian Elliot Katz first came face to face with the widespread suffering of animals in laboratories, fur and factory farms, and puppy mills, he was shocked.

He says, "As a veterinarian, I’d been trained to help animals ... to relieve their pain ... to heal their wounds. I had been taught not to stand by or turn my back while animals suffer and die ... certainly not to purposely burn them or beat them, poison them or starve them, blind them or electrocute them, addict or infect them. And so, in 1983, to right these terrible wrongs, to come to their defense ... to end the terrible animal exploitation and cruelty ... I founded In Defense of Animals (IDA)."

IDA has since been working tirelessly on behalf of animals. They're sponsors of the upcoming Animal Rights 2012 National Conference taking place August 2-5 just outside of Washington, DC -- see them there!

Find out more about IDA's work and sign up for AR2012 at!

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