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Farm Animal Rights Movement

November 19, 2012

Serving = 3/4 cup potatoes + 1/4 cup gravy.
Makes 4 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 358

From fat 56


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6.2g


Saturated Fat 3.3g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 76mg


Total Carbohydrate 67g


Dietary Fiber 8.2g


Sugars 2.9g

Protein 7.7g

Vitamin A 0.8%

Vitamin C 122%

Calcium 6.2%

Iron 16.8%

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

Garlic Mashed Potatoes With Sautéed Mushroom Gravy

Ah, Thanksgiving. Time to give side dishes the attention they so richly deserve. We all have our favorites -- stuffing, green bean bake, sweet potatoes, cranberries, or maybe you start (and finish!) with pie. Here's a recipe for another gotta-have-it side dish sure to get folks loosening their belts and begging for seconds. These creamy mashed potatoes smothered in rich, thick mushroom gravy will steal the show. Here's wishing you a wonderful, compassionate Thanksgiving.

For Potatoes:
4 large potatoes, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup dairy-free milk
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, optional
pinch salt

For Gravy
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup red wine
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. arrowroot (or cornstarch, or flour)

1. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water for about 20 minutes, until soft.
2. Saute the minced garlic cloves, or bake them whole.
3. Drain the potatoes. You can save some of that water for the gravy if you like.
4. Mash the potatoes with the garlic, milk, coconut oil and salt. You can use a hand blender or beaters to make the potatoes extra creamy.
5. While the potatoes boil, sauté
the mushrooms in the oil until they are soft and dark, about 20 minutes. Once they have released and then reabsorbed their own liquid, deglaze the pan with red wine.
6. Add the balsamic vinegar and water, along with a pinch of salt to bring the flavors together.
7. Dissolve the arrowroot in a small amount of water. Add to the gravy, stir and cook until thickened.

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Gardein's Thanksgiving Entrees

Gardein's long line of products never take a holiday -- in fact, they can make a holiday! Now available in major supermarkets and natural food stores across the U.S., Gardein's Holiday Roast is the perfect veggie meat centerpiece sure to please everyone at the dinner table (and make some turkeys happy too!). It comes complete with savory stuffing and delicious gravy. Even more widely available is Gardein's Savory Stuffed Turk'y single. A smaller version of the Holiday Roast for intimate dinners or single servings sure to delight.

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During the holiday season, introducing new ideas and foods into gatherings steeped in tradition can be challenging. People new to the vegan lifestyle may find it stressful to explain their thoughts and feelings about their food choices, while non-vegan families and friends might feel pressured to adjust their annual dinners.

But holiday mealtimes don't have to be uncomfortable -- they can be an enjoyable and positive experience for everyone.

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) has created a new website aimed at helping everyone enjoy a compassionate holiday season. Visit for delicious recipes, product ideas, tips for handling social pressures, and answers to common questions from vegans and non-vegan family members.

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Thank You! Love, The Turkeys

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and community. We are grateful to those who choose compassion over killing. We're thankful for new traditions, for the entrepreneurs introducing vegan food products at a record rate, for the animal advocates working to build a more compassionate world. We're thankful for you, and we're honored that you've chosen to be part of the Meatout Mondays community.

With each animal-free meal, you are saving lives. If you've never gotten to know a turkey, you might be surprised to know that they like having their feathers stroked (they'll even purr). They even enjoy listening to (and sometimes singing to!) music.

Take a few minutes to get to know a turkey. We think you'll fall in love. For those of you not close enough to visit a farmed animal sanctuary, explore online to meet turkeys who were rescued from the fear and darkness of animal agribusiness to live out their lives surrounded by love.

Click the image above or here to watch the uplifting, inspiring video.

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