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Farm Animal Rights Movement

May 13, 2013

Serving = 1 cookie. Makes 24 servings.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170

From fat 49


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5.5g


Saturated Fat 1.9g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 52mg


Total Carbohydrate 33g


Dietary Fiber 1g


Sugars 17.6g

Protein 1.8g

Vitamin A 0%

Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 2.9%

Iron 4.4%

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

Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Life is short -- so eat dessert first! These cruelty-free cookies are sinfully addictive. You'll be tempted to hide them away for yourself, but sharing is so much more fun. Pour a tall glass of your favorite dairy-free milk and dunk a few with a friend. Hand a stack to a co-worker. Send a batch to a loved one. Cruelty-free baking is fun and easy -- for tips on veganizing your favorite recipes, be sure to visit

1 1/4 cups flour
4 tsp. ground flax seed
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup agave
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup vegan chocolate chunks or chips

1. Mix the oil, agave, vanilla, and brown sugar together.
2. Add the peanut butter and combine.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
4. Scoop the cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 9-11 minutes until just crisp around the edges.
5. Let cool and enjoy!

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Liz Lovely Cookies

Need a sweet fix, but don't have time to whip up this week's Meatout Mondays cookie recipe? Liz Lovely to the rescue!

Liz's innovative recipes and small batch, artisan baking techniques give each cookie a traditional flavor and texture, without eggs or dairy. Liz Lovely cookies don't contain additives, fillers, flavorings, or preservatives -- just good stuff you'd use at home.

Pick your favorites from Cowboy Cookies, Peanut Butter Classic, and Gluten-Free varieties like Chocolate Fudge, Snickerdoodle, Triple Chocolate Mint, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Be sure to check out their chocolate covered Oreo-style cookies -- made from all natural ingredients. Visit to locate a store near you, find an online store, or order directly from Liz Lovely.

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US Meat Consumption on Decline

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for the first time on record, U.S. per-capita meat consumption has declined for four consecutive years, dropping 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Part of the decrease may be due to the rising cost of meat. But news source Voice of America (VOA) notes that there is also a cultural shift in which meat-free eating is gaining acceptance. VOA reports, "Something... is changing in the food landscape. This year, for the first time, chefs named vegetarian entrees as a top-10 hot trend in an annual survey by the National Restaurant Association."

Market research firm Packaged Facts found that meat-free meals are growing in popularity, especially among college students who then carry meat-free eating habits into their adult years. Environmental researcher Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute notes that, “Young people today are just not so meat-and-potatoes oriented as earlier generations were."

Read the full Voice of America article here.

Elite Runner Fiona Oakes

Fiona Oakes holds several impressive athletic records. She was one of only a handful of competitors to finish the grueling Marathon des Sables -- a 156 mile run across the sand dunes and rough terrain of the Sahara Desert.

Most recently, Fiona won the women’s portion of the UVU North Pole Marathon. She not only won the race for the women's division, she also crushed the course record by 44 minutes, despite what was reported as the worst conditions in the race’s history. Imagine running 26.2 miles in -18°F weather in snow that was sometimes waist-deep.

Fiona stopped eating meat at age 6 and became vegan as a teenager. She works as a fire fighter and runs a farmed animal sanctuary where she cares for 400 animals. Up before dawn and working till 8 pm, she still makes time to train, saying, "The thought of saving the lives of innocent animals is my main motivation to be so committed and sacrifice so much for my training. To lead by example and to show people that a vegan diet is in no way prohibitive to sporting excellence. If by doing this I can convince just one person (hopefully more) to consider a vegan lifestyle, then this is all the reward I need for my efforts."

Learn more about Fiona, her marathon running, and
her work for animals at

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