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Farm Animal Rights Movement

November 12, 2012

Serving = 1/2 cup. Makes 8 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 175

From fat 114


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12.7g


Saturated Fat 3.3g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 550mg


Total Carbohydrate 11.6g


Dietary Fiber 2.1g


Sugars 2.0g

Protein 3.4g

Vitamin A 4.5%

Vitamin C 3.1%

Calcium 2.2%

Iron 4.1%

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

Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving is coming! What a wonderful time of year to putter in the kitchen perfecting crowd-pleasing dishes for your compassionate holiday menu. This traditional favorite is always a lick-the-platter-clean hit at potlucks and holiday gatherings. We'll get a couple more holiday recipes to you before Thanksgiving, but if you're like us and just can't wait, be sure to check out the animal-friendly suggestions and recipes at

1/4 cup vegan butter/margarine (like Earth Balance)
1/4 cup flour
1 ½ cup vegan "chick'n" broth or vegetable broth
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Two 14.5 oz cans green beans, drained
One 2.8 oz can French-fried onions

1. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 minutes until it forms a roux.
3. Add broth, soy sauce, and garlic power; whisk for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is thick and bubbly.
4. Add the oil and nutritional yeast. Whisk again until smooth.
5. Pour the sauce into a small casserole dish, add the green beans and stir to coat.
6. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, then top with the French fried onions and bake for 5 more minutes, until browned and bubbly.

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Find more great Thanksgiving recipes and tips at!

Hazelnut Cranberry Roast
from Field Roast

The Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute ("en croute" means "in a pastry crust") from Field Roast is made exclusively for the holidays. Enjoy this rich, hazelnut-infused vegetarian grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, crystallized ginger, cranberries and apples, then wrapped in a savory, flaky puff pastry. From family feasts to a festive dinner for two, the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute is a perfect centerpiece to any holiday meal.

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Order Thanksgiving Foods From

Plant-based specialty foods are finding their way onto the shelves of supermarkets and natural foods stores across the U.S. Hopefully you're finding everything your heart desires right in your neck of the woods.

If your local shopping options are limited or if you just have a hankering for some of the amazing new vegan holiday products on the market, just click your way over to There you'll find the stuffed holiday roasts you've been dying to try from Gardein, Tofurky, Match Meats, and Field Roast. Load up on gelatin-free marshmallows to top off your sweet potatoes. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, even dairy-free whipped cream -- you can have a veritable Thanksgiving feast delivered right to your door.

Order your compassionate Thanksgiving foods at

Thanksgiving Tips & Inspiration

At Thanksgiving, those choosing to eat compassionately are sometimes accused of “breaking tradition” for not eating turkeys. This reaction may be a result of placing more emphasis on old traditions than on the values of justice and compassion. Happily, we can eat in such a way that reflects our values and honors tradition at the same time.

In her short inspirational video, Vegan Thanksgiving, renowned author and creator of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau reminds us of the true meaning of this holiday -- gratitude, community, seasonal abundance, and generosity. She provides practical tips for reflecting these values in the foods you choose.

Check out Colleen's recommendations for creating a beautiful main dish, delicious side dishes, and scrumptious desserts that contain all the flavor and texture of familiar favorites while staying true to your values and kind to animals.

Watch the short, helpful video and learn more at

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