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Farm Animal Rights Movement

February 18, 2013

Serving = 1 spring roll. Makes 8.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 96

From fat 11.7


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1.3g


Saturated Fat 0.2g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 88mg


Total Carbohydrate 20g


Dietary Fiber 2.6g


Sugars 2.5g

Protein 1.8g

Vitamin A 54%

Vitamin C 9.1%

Calcium 2.1%

Iron 2.7%

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

"Early Spring" Rolls

These delectable spring rolls are so fresh, you'll swear that spring came early this year. Munch into these delicately crisp veggies snuggled inside soft wrappers and feel the winter mood lighten. If you're new to spring rolls, have fun and learn how by checking out the simple step-by-step photos.

1 1/4 cups bean sprouts
1 small sweet potato peeled and cut into "matchsticks"
1 medium carrot, peeled into ribbons
16 small, thin stalks of asparagus (or larger stalks cut in half)
8 sheets rice paper
handful of rice noodles
2 tsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. tamari
1 Tbsp. black sesame seeds

1. Prep veggies, set aside the bean sprouts and carrot.
2. Gently steam sweet potato matchsticks and asparagus.
3. Boil rice noodles according to package directions.
4. In a small bowl, combine cooked noodles, vinegar, oil, tamari and sesame seeds. Mix until well coated.
5. Pour the hot cooking water from the noodles or hot tap water into a large bowl. This is your dipping station.
6. Submerge a rice paper wrapper in the water for 5 seconds. Remove and a set on your rolling station.
7. Layer noodles and veggies 1/4 of the way up the rice paper.
8. Fold in the sides of the rice paper and roll as you would a burrito. Roll a bit tight keeping the filling in place as you roll away from you. Makes 8 spring rolls.

Serve with a side of tamari and a cup of warm sake or green tea!

Recipe and photo courtesy of SundayMorningBananaPancakes.

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Find this delectable recipe at SundayMorningBananaPancakes!

Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips

Beyond the ordinary, beyond your greatest expectations -- Beyond Meat is the plant-based protein that looks, feels, tastes, and acts just like meat. These delicious plant-based strips have all of the convenience, taste, and tenderness you want without any of the bad stuff -- no saturated fat, no cholesterol, no antibiotics, no GMOs... and no animal cruelty!

Beyond Meat's Chicken-Free Strips entered the market last year and surpassed all expectations -- selling out in some places due to such high demand. Beyond Meat is quickly becoming available across the U.S. Be sure to check out the website to find a location near you or to see when Beyond Meat will be coming to your neighborhood.

For product and nutritional information, visit

Veg Foods Relieve Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia engulfs patients in a downward cycle of chronic pain, fatigue, and depression. Dr. Michael Greger of reports that in a recent study, "They tested whether a mostly vegan diet would significantly improve fibromyalgia symptoms… and boy did it!”

In as little as two months of eating mostly plant-based foods, people with fibromyalgia reported feeling much, much better – with less pain, more rest, less anxiety, and less depression.

The publishing editor who reviewed the study noted that these are the most impressive results of any fibromyalgia treatment studies reviewed over the past 15 months. For example, patients eating a mostly plant-based diet had nearly three times the improvement than that of the Mayo Clinic’s fibromyalgia treatment program which focused on exercise, stress reduction, and medication.

Watch a short video explanation of the study at

Politicos Pick Plant-Based Foods

Mayors, senators, and even presidents -- an increasing number of politicians are committing to eating by example.

The world took note when Bill Clinton transitioned to a plant-based diet a couple of years ago crediting his improved health to his new diet. Maryland state senator Jaime Raskin who challenged himself to go vegetarian for a week back in 2009 didn't stop there. He's still vegetarian and asks everyone who'll listen to, "Vote not just with your dollars, but with your whole life."

Mercy For Animals (MFA) recently reported that the growing list now includes Ed Smith, mayor of Marshall, Texas. Mayor Smith went vegan with his wife after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He credits his new plant-based diet with reversing his illness. MFA writes, "In his small town, veganism was virtually unheard of. But Mayor Smith has changed all of that. In 2010 he started Get Healthy Marshall, a non-profit that now hosts the New Year, New You Health Fest, a conference that brings together from all over the country people interested in meat-free living."

Here's to the political figures who stand up for what is right, lead by example, and inspire others to open their hearts and minds to the power and joy of compassionate, healthier eating.

Explore the plant-based path at

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