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Farm Animal Rights Movement

December 31, 2012

Serving = about 2 cups. Makes 4 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 324

From fat 207


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23g


Saturated Fat 3g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 330mg


Total Carbohydrate 29g


Dietary Fiber 5.7g


Sugars 14.6g

Protein 5.3g

Vitamin A 301%

Vitamin C 127%

Calcium 9.4%

Iron 9.6%

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

Bitter, Salty, Sour, Sweet Salad

Happy New Year's Eve! Get the new year started right with this nutritional powerhouse. Gena from explains how she came up with the name: Bitter is the slight bite of raw kale. Salty is the kiss of Himalayan crystal salt in a tangy vinaigrette. Sour is freshly squeezed lemon juice... tartly delicious! Sweet is plump goji berries, maple cinnamon-kissed candied pumpkin seeds, and velvety kabocha squash. What a great, healthy way to start the new year!


1 medium bunch curly kale, washed, dried, and chopped into small pieces
1 small kabocha squash, halved, seeds, removed, and chopped into 1.5 inch pieces
1 small head cauliflower, washed and chopped into small florets
2 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup maple cinnamon candied pumpkin seeds, crumbled
1/4 cup goji berries
1/2 cup hemp, flax, sacha inchi, or olive oil
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
1/4 tsp sea salt (or to taste)


1. Prepare candied pumpkin seeds, either by dehydrating or in the oven.
2. Toss the squash in 1 Tbsp oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss the cauliflower in the other tablespoon and season with salt and pepper. Roast both veggies at 375°F for 20-30 minutes (the cauliflower will cook faster), till golden brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and let cool.
3. Place the kale, goji berries, and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, maple syrup or agave, ginger, and sea salt, or use a blender to emulsify them.
4. “Massage” about 1/4 cup of the dressing into the kale, gojis, and seeds. Add more dressing as needed -- you may need about 6 tablespoons total. When the salad is well coated and taking on a soft texture, toss in the kabocha and the cauliflower.

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Vegan Children Are Healthier

Eating habits start early. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ( offers an information-packed guide to help parents give their children the opportunity to learn to enjoy a variety of wonderfull, nutritious foods.

According to PCRM, "Children raised on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes grow up to be slimmer and healthier and even live longer than their meat-eating friends. It is much easier to build a nutritious diet from plant foods than from animal products, which contain saturated fat, cholesterol, and other substances that growing children can do without. As for essential nutrients, plant foods are the preferred source because they provide sufficient energy and protein packaged with other health-promoting nutrients such as fiber, antioxidant vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals."

Plant-based diets provide excellent nutrition for all stages of life, from birth through adolescence and beyond!

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When Robert Cheeke started in 2002, being the only vegan athlete he knew of, he may not have imagined that the website would quickly grow to have thousands of members. Robert says, "We're discovering new vegan athletes all the time, from professional and elite levels... to weekend warriors and everyone in between."

Robert grew up on a farm and got to know the animals. He says, given his respect for and closeness to the animals, he made the connection and made the switch. "It seemed fitting to stop eating my friends. I no longer wanted to contribute to animal cruelty and suffering and decided to go vegan."

When asked about the advantages of bodybuilding while living vegan, Robert writes, "The vegan diet/lifestyle is very conducive to success in athletics... The nutritional components we need to thrive are vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and glucose and those all come in their original and best forms from fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds and legumes. ... All athletes and non-athletes alike, can benefit from a plant-based, whole food vegan diet/lifestyle."

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