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Farm Animal Rights Movement

November 26, 2012

Serving = 1 1/2 cups. Makes 4 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 369

From fat 52


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5.8g


Saturated Fat 0.4g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 722mg


Total Carbohydrate 24.2g


Dietary Fiber 9.7g


Sugars 8.7g

Protein 8.7g

Vitamin A 14.9%

Vitamin C 131.5%

Calcium 22.3%

Iron 20.7%

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

Easy Creamy Potato Soup

The days are getting shorter. Try as you may, you just can't get home before the sun tucks itself in for the night. These are the days when you just want something hot and soothing -- and you want it now. This recipe comes together in a snap, so you can cozy up to a steaming bowl of soup in no time. Or toss the ingredients in a slow cooker and be met with an aromatic hug welcoming you home.

1 Tbsp. canola oil
4 cups chopped, unpeeled russet potatoes
1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (or you can use a yellow onion)
1 cup water
3 cups plain dairy-free milk (almond or soy work well)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
1 tsp. crushed dried basil
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, or you can use 1 tsp. dried parsley

1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized pot.
2. Add the potatoes and sauté over medium heat, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until they start to brown.
3. Add onions and sauté 10 minutes longer.
4. Add the water, soymilk, and spices.
5. Simmer uncovered, stirring often, until potatoes are soft and start to fall apart.


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Breaking The Dairy Addiction

When first replacing dairy from one's diet, some people find the craving for dairy cheese overwhelming. According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), these cravings have nothing to do with what your body needs; your brain simply wants them.

Says PCRM, "Cheese is an especially interesting case. In our own research studies... we’ve noticed that participants moving to a vegetarian diet have a harder time giving up cheese than almost any other food... Cheese’s popularity may have less to do with its meltability and mouth-feel and more to do with its addictive qualities. Several scientific teams have shown that the principal protein in cheese, casein, breaks apart during digestion to produce abundant amounts of morphine-like compounds called casomorphins. Biologically, these opiates appear to be responsible for part of the mother-infant bond that occurs during nursing."

Food urges can be overcome with will power, with time, and by replacing animal-based foods with animal-free fixes. See's Make the Switch tool for product ideas.

Read more about the addictive qualities of animal products at

L.A. Adopts Meatless Mondays

With a unanimous City Council vote (14-0), Los Angeles became the largest city in the U.S. to sign a Meatless Monday resolution. The resolution reads in part: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals."

Councilperson Ed Reyes said that human health was also an important reason for the resolution, announcing that one of his own sons has been diagnosed with diabetes. Reyes hopes this is just the start. "If we do it one plate at time, one meal, one day, we are ratcheting down the impact on our environment," he said. "We start with one day a week and then, who knows, maybe we can change our habits for a lifetime."

LA joins other cities across the U.S. including Washington, D.C., San Francisco, CA and Durham-Raleigh, NC in encouraging citizens to kick the meat habit one day at a time. Get inspired to make your community next!

Read more about the historic vote and read the resolution here.

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