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Farm Animal Rights Movement

December 17, 2012

Serving = 1 stuffed phyllo. Makes 16 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 162

From fat 53.1


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5.9g


Saturated Fat 1.2g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 227mg


Total Carbohydrate 23.7g


Dietary Fiber 1.8g


Sugars .3g

Protein 3.4g

Vitamin A 4.1%

Vitamin C 8.2%

Calcium 1.8%

Iron 8.1%

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

Festive Stuffed Phyllo

Finally a use for all those chestnuts you've been roasting with Jack Frost nipping at your nose! Stuffed with holiday colors and a wonderful combination of savory goodness including tart cranberries and smoky, nutty, roasted chestnuts, these flaky hot pockets will keep the holiday gatherers happily singing your praises.


2 Tbsp oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 19 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 cup packed baby spinach
10 roasted chestnuts, chopped
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
1 package phyllo dough (16 oz.)
melted margarine (like Earth Balance) to brush on phyllo


1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Sauté onion, garlic, and celery for 5-7 minutes, until soft and translucent.
2. While onions are cooking, pulse chickpeas, cranberries, and spinach in a food processor. Make sure not to process into a paste. (Mash with a fork if you don't have a food processor).
3. Place chickpea mixture in a bowl, then add onions. Add chestnuts, flour, and spices and mix well. Season to taste.
how to fold phyllo4. Place one sheet of phyllo on the counter and brush with melted margarine. Place another sheet on top and brush again. Cut phyllo lengthwise into three long strips of equal width. Place a scant 1/4 cup of filling at the bottom of each strip. Fold into layered triangles. Brush folded triangle with melted margarine. Place on a baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining filling.
5. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown

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So Delicious Holiday Beverages

Sip and share So Delicious Holiday Beverages at your holiday parties, family gatherings, community potlucks, or at home cuddled in for the night.

These smooth holiday beverages taste rich, creamy, and yummy. Made from healthy, organic, and dairy-free coconut milk, they weigh in at a svelte 50 calories per serving. Enjoy hot or cold in a variety of tantalizing flavors: Pumpkin Spice, Mint Chocolate, and Traditional Nog (egg-free of course!).

These are seasonal favorites made especially for the holidays, so they are available for a limited time. It'd be a shame to have to wait a whole year to pour yourself some holiday cheer. Get 'em while you can!

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Vegans Fight Cancer Better

A new study funded by the National Cancer Institute reports that vegans have lower rates of cancer than both meat-eaters and vegetarians (those who still consume eggs and dairy).

The results were especially powerful for vegan women who were found to have a 34 percent lower rate of female-specific cancers (breast, cervical, and ovarian). While vegan men show a significant reduction in risk of prostate cancer and prostate enlargement.

Of particular interest is the short amount of time needed to "turn on" the body's ability to fight cancer simply by eliminating animal products from one's diet. For example, the blood of women in the study gained the power to significantly slow down and stop breast cancer cell growth after just two weeks of eating a healthy plant-based diet!

"This is empowering news," writes Kathy Freston at HuffPost Healthy Living, "... most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren't helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands. It's on our forks, actually."

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Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary

Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary provides a loving home to goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and other animals whom most shelters and sanctuaries cannot accommodate. Some animals stay just long enough to be adopted out to a loving home. Others happily live out their lives at the sanctuary in a peaceful and safe environment.

This holiday season, when buying gifts for others (or when requesting a gift for yourself!), remember the individual animals -- like Cassidy. They need your help. Take the opportunity to visit online to get to know the animals. Then consider "adopting" a special someone by sponsoring their care. Your monthly contribution will provide food, shelter, and around-the-clock love and care.

'Tis the season to remember and give to the meekest among us -- the animals. Open your heart and the hearts of your loved ones by sponsoring a rescued animal today.

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