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Farm Animal Rights Movement

October 1, 2012




Serving = 1 cookie. Makes 24 cookies.


Amount Per Serving

Calories 90

From fat 21

 

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2.3g

3.5%

Saturated Fat 1.6g

8%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 54mg

2.3%

Total Carbohydrate 17g

5.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.6g

2.4%

Sugars 8.8g

Protein 1g


Vitamin A 0.1%

Vitamin C 0.9%

Calcium 1.8%

Iron 4.5%


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

Gimme S'More Cookies

Welcome, October! Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing, long-forgotten sweaters are being promoted up from the bottom drawer, and baking season is upon us. Mmmm, none too soon. Start the season off right with these chewy, gooey, memory-tickling treats. They really DO taste like the s'mores you'd enjoy around the campfire. Pop a few extra in your lunchbox and share them with your soon-to-be new best friends.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup brown rice syrup
2 T blackstrap molasses (or regular molasses)
2 T maple syrup
1 large ripe banana, mashed
2 T coconut oil
1 tsp chocolate extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour mix
1 1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer
2/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup vegan marshmallows,* cut in half or into quarters
*See Dandies Marshmallows product highlight below.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.
In a large bowl, thoroughly combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, beat together the mashed banana with the coconut oil. Add the brown rice syrup, maple syrup, molasses, and chocolate extract. Stir until combined.
4. Make a “well” in the middle of your dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Mix until just combined.
5. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows and mix until they are evenly distributed (with not too many big clumps of marshmallows).
6. Scoop the dough in heaping spoonfuls (including at least 1 marshmallow bit in each scoop), and drop onto the prepared baking sheets. Use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to slightly press each cookie into a thick flat disk.
7. Bake the cookies for about 8-9 minutes, until firm, but still soft. Remove from oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to let them cool completely.


Recipe/photo courtesy of KeepingItKind.com.

For this comforting recipe and more, visit KeepinItKind.com!


Dandies Marshmallows

Turtle Island TempehDandies Marshmallows from Chicago Vegan Foods are the perfect ingredient for your sweets recipes calling for marshmallows, like crispy rice treats or this week's Meatout Mondays recipe. Pillowy fun to snack on right out of the bag. Or top off your dairy-free hot cocoa on a crisp autumn night. Dandies Marshmallows are 100% animal-friendly (no gelatin and no hidden animal ingredients). All the squishy yumminess you want in a marshmallow and kind to animals -- now that's a sweet treat.

Find product and nutritional information at ChicagoVeganFoods.com.


Scientists: Other Animals Are Conscious, Just Like Humans

With "60 Minutes" cameras rolling, an international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness proclaiming that animals are conscious and aware to the same degree that humans are. The declaration was signed at the Francis Crick Memorial Conference in the presence of Stephen Hawking, and included such signatories as Christof Koch, David Edelman, Edward Boyden, Philip Low, Irene Pepperberg, and many more.

To many of us, animal consciousness may seem obvious. But the news item here is the open acknowledgment by the scientific community. The declaration also makes mention of animal emotions. The affirmation of animal consciousness and the emotional lives of animals means we can no longer ignore how our actions affect animals. We can no longer say we didn't know. The declaration calls to the forefront our moral obligation to question how we treat those with whom we share the earth.

Read the full declaration here.


Sweetest Way to Save Animals

This month you can help farmed animals simply by buying and eating chocolate! Rescue Chocolate donates 100% of its profits to animal rescue organizations. This month, October 2012, those proceeds will benefit FARM (that's us!). The more you buy (for yourself and for others), the more you increase the donation to help us help animals.

Go online now to RescueChocolate.com and load up on a variety of decadent flavors like Peanut Butter Pit Bull, Pick Me! Pepper, Fosterrific Peppermint, Fakin’ Bacon, Forever Mocha, and more. Everything is vegan, kosher, handcrafted by artisan chocolatiers using traditional Belgian techniques, and packaged in eco-friendly materials. We think you’ll like what you see (and eat!).

When Sarah Gross, the founder of Rescue Chocolate, fell in love with and adopted Mocha, she was inspired to combine her passion for chocolate with her compassion for animals. Do what you love to help those you love. Sweet inspiration.

Save lives, eat chocolate! Order now at RescueChocolate.com.


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