Spicy Gingerbread Cookies
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Spicy Gingerbread Cookies
Holidays are the perfect time to share good food and compassion! These Spicy Gingerbread Cookies are perfect for the occasion. Completely free of animal ingredients and cholesterol, these amazing treats are an animal-friendly way to indulge. Make them as a special gift for your loved ones (offer the recipe too!), and let them know that a cruelty-free celebration is a joyful occasion!
1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup plain soymilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
In a large bowl, beat together oil and sugar for about 3 minutes; add molasses and soymilk.
In a separate bowl, sift together all the other ingredients, then add in batches to wet mixture; mix together with a firm spoon until well combined (dough should be stiff).
Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour (Note: if chilled longer than an hour, let it sit for 10 minutes before proceeding).
Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease your cookie sheets.
On a floured surface roll the dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick; cut out in shapes with cookie cutters or glass and gently place on cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven and let cool completely if decorating.
For great veg recipes, visit www.veganchicksrock.blogspot.com!
A Powerful Film: Earthlings
Dont just give a gift for the holidays give powerful information! Earthlings is a documentary about humankind's relationship with animals used for companionship, food, clothing, entertainment and in experimentation. It takes an in-depth look into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession. Using hidden cameras and never before seen footage, the film chronicles the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking (not intended for children), Earthlings is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests.
Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with an original score by musician Moby, this multi-award winning documentary film was written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson and co-produced by Persia White (actress best known for her role in TV sitcom, Girlfriends).
To purchase the DVD online, visit the FARM Store!
Egg Consumption & Diabetes Risk
Consumption of eggs can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the November issue of Diabetes Care. The researchers examined data from the Physicians' Health Study I involving 20,703 men and the Womens Health Study involving 36,295 women. Participants continued in the studies for about 20 years and 12 years respectively.
Findings revealed that people were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as their egg consumption per week increased. Men who ate more than 7 eggs per week were found to be 58 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. For women, the risk was increased up to 77 percent. The researchers concluded that any quantity of egg consumption is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and people who consume more are in higher risk.
To read the full article, click here!
Around Thanksgiving time, animal sanctuaries promote cruelty-free eating by celebrating with those who traditionally suffer most this holiday: turkeys. Some sanctuaries welcome guests for a potluck dinner, a great way to share recipe ideas and prove that holiday meals served vegan-style are superior in flavor, nutrition, and compassion.
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary has been hosting their ThanksLiving event for the past 3 years. This year, more than 250 people attended to visit the rescued cows, pigs, turkeys and others on the farm, as well as dine with like-minded individuals for an amazing culinary experience. Local restaurants provided a gourmet vegan meal, which included Black Eyed Pea Cakes with Chipotle Aioli and Wild Truffle Tarts with White Truffle Oil, Celebration Roasts smothered in Mushroom Brown Rice Gravy, Grilled Island Yams, Wild Rice Salad, and Sweet Potato Biscuits. Speakers like Rory Freedman made the event festive and educational.
Vegan groups around the country are meeting to celebrate the upcoming holidays without cruelty. Find one or make your own, and finish the year being proud of your choices!
To find out more about the ThanksLiving event, visit www.WoodstockFAS.org!
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