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Farm Animal Rights Movement

February 4, 2013

Serving = about 1 cup. Serves 6.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 64

From fat 17


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1.9g


Saturated Fat 0.2g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 397mg


Total Carbohydrate 10.4g


Dietary Fiber 2.9g


Sugars 0.8g

Protein 2.4g

Vitamin A 7.5%

Vitamin C 11%

Calcium 3.7%

Iron 4.6%

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

Black Eyed Pea Mung Bean Daal

Thank you, Richa at for this delicious, warming recipe for daal -- a thick and spicy bean stew. She says, "This one has whole green mung bean and black eyed peas. When cooked together, the mung beans get mushy and make for a thick gravy... [There's] a twist to the usual lentil daal with Kashmiri garam masala, more tomato and some celery. Try it!"


1/2 cup dry mung beans
1/2 cup dry black eyed peas
2 tsp. organic canola or coconut oil
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. kashmiri garam masala (or regular garam masala)
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 dried red chili or 1/2 tsp. chili flakes
5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 inch ginger, minced
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery (optional)
2 1/2 cups water
3/4 tsp. salt


1. Soak the black eyed peas and mung beans overnight or at least 6 hours. Drain, rinse and keep ready.
2. In a deep pan, add oil and heat on medium.
3. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and one dried red chili and mix for a few seconds.
4. Add the ginger, garlic and onion and saute for 4-5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
5. Add in remaining spices and mix for a few seconds.
6. Add in the celery and tomato and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.
7. Add the rinsed beans, salt and water.
8. Cover and cook for about an hour or until the mung beans are very squishy.
9. Taste for salt and spice. Add more garam masala if needed. Add more water if needed (depends on the beans and your preference of consistency).

Serve hot topped with fresh cilantro or seasoning of choice.
Serve with flatbread (Rotis, Naan, Pita) or Rice.

Recipe and photo courtesy of

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ecoVegan's Blissful Bits

With their desire for a healthier and happier world -- for the planet, for people, and for animals -- ecoVegan put their passion into their mission: "Providing consumers nutritious, delicious, affordable and natural vegan food."

ecoVegan's all-natural food products are made with non-GMO soy beans and other plant-based ingredients with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. All of their products are low in fat, cholesterol-free, and are rich in protein.

Try the newest addition to the ecoVegan line: Blissful Bits. They're great with pita bread, in stir-frys, and in wraps. Also in the line-up: Ocean's Delight, Zen Patties, Spicy Bits, and more. ecoVegan products are now available in major supermarkets (check to find a store near you or an online retailer).

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Good Food For Good Health

If you're surrounded by coughs and sneezes, consider this advice from on how to stay healthy using the world's best medicine -- healthy food:

"Colds: Spicy foods warm the body literally and figuratively: add garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper to comforting stews, soups and casseroles. Look for foods rich in beta carotene such as sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and winter squashes to soothe the mucus membrane. Now is an especially good time to be vegan: dairy products are very mucus-forming and will exacerbate a cold.

Cough: Vitamin C and beta carotene, both plentiful in a vegan diet, bolster the immune system, which helps prevent and cure lung ailments. Oranges, plums, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, kale, carrots, sweet potatoes, and winter squash are nutrient-rich. Warm soups and stews with spicy flavorings, such as garlic and ginger, encourage clearing of the lungs."

Find more healthy tips to stay healthy using foods and herbs at

Mimi Kirk: Feeling Great At 74

When she was 70, Mimi Kirk was voted Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50. Now at 74, she's looking and feeling better than ever -- and she credits her vegan lifestyle. "You can be healthy as you age," says Mimi. "I feel my energy -- I can go, go, go."

She adopted a vegetarian diet when she was 30. "I started to think about animals," she says, "It's a really sad situation... they're inhumanely treated and obviously you don't need that for your protein and to be healthy -- because I feel like I'm 20!"

In 2008, Mimi decided to go raw and wrote her "uncook" book: LIVE RAW: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty. She says, "I love good food. I love lasagna; I figured out how to do that raw." In her book, you'll even find recipes for dishes you never dreamed could be healthy and raw -- like pizza, dairy-free ice cream, and apple pie.

"Being vegan means not killing to eat, that's the first thing," Mimi says, "[By eating raw and vegan], you're ingesting love, it's got to make you feel good." And for Mimi, it shows.

Meet Mimi at and on her Facebook page.

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