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      February 2,
      2009

      Recipe
      Roasted Veggies with Quinoa
      You’ll fall in love with this warm winter combo. It’s made with a variety of vegetables perched atop
      protein-packed quinoa, a grain-like seed with a nutty flavor. The veggies protect against all kinds of diseases, and
      quinoa is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This dynamic duo is sure to warm your heart. It’s
      lovely to look at, nutrition-rich, and satisfyingly tasty. Enhance it with a zesty dressing – click here for a more advanced version of the recipe with a fantastic dressing.

      Ingredients:
      1 butternut squash, peeled & chopped
      1 bundle asparagus, chopped
      1 parsnip, peeled &
      chopped
      1 bundle of carrots, peeled & chopped
      1 sweet potato, peeled & chopped
      1 red onion,
      chopped
      2 Tbs. olive oil
      1 tsp. salt
      1/2 tsp dried thyme
      1/4 tsp ground black pepper
      1 cup quinoa
      seeds
      Directions:

      Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt, thyme, and pepper.
      Arrange vegetables in single layer on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes, turning once halfway
      through.
      While veggies are baking, combine 2 cups of water and quinoa seeds in a pot over the stove; add a dash of salt and
      bring to a boil.
      Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes; fluff with a fork.
      Spoon vegetables onto quinoa and enjoy.


      For a more advanced version of this recipe with a delicious dressing, click
      here!


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      documentaries that create awareness of factory farming and benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle.
      Veggie Brothers is a contributor to Meatout in March, generously providing cruelty-free food samples for educational
      activities taking place throughout the U.S..
      Check out their wide selection of products at www.VeggieBrothers.com!


      health
      Fruits, Veggies & Bone Health
      A new study reveals that eating fruits and vegetables can boost bone health by reducing calcium loss. The
      body’s acid-alkali balance plays a significant role in bone health. While fruits and vegetables are alkaline
      foods, diets high in animal products, soda beverages, and most junk and processed foods are highly acidifying.
      The study, conducted by researchers from Tufts University and Northeastern University, examined 171 men and women aged
      50 and above. Researchers split participants into groups, giving them supplements of varying pH levels and subsequently
      analyzed bone health. Participants who consumed bicarbonate supplements (alkali compounds) experienced significant
      reductions in calcium loss through the bones.
      "When fruits and vegetables are metabolized they add bicarbonate, an alkaline compound, to the body,” says
      Dr. Dawson-Hughes. “Our study found that bicarbonate had a favorable effect on bone resorption and calcium
      excretion. This suggests that increasing the alkali content of the diet may attenuate bone loss in healthy older
      adults.”
      To read the full article, click
      here!


      Inspiration
      Inspire Change for Meatout!
      On (or around)
      March 20th — the first day of spring — caring people around the world “kick the meat habit” and
      explore a plant-based diet in honor of Meatout. Celebrated annually since 1985, Meatout has drawn supporters from all
      50 U.S. states and two dozen other countries who spread the message of compassion in their communities.
      With a change in U.S. Administration and a new public outlook, it's the perfect time to inspire diet
      transformation. This year's Meatout slogan is "Change Your Diet - Change The World!"
      Inspire change in your community! It’s a great opportunity to:

      Introduce
      Meatout to your friends, family, and neighbors.
      Meet like-minded people in your area.
      Represent your community in
      this worldwide effort.
      Inspire others to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.

      Participating can be as simple as distributing handouts (pictured above) to friends, family, and/or veg-friendly
      locations in your community. Other activities include information tables, food samples, workplace lunches, and more.

      Visit the Meatout Action Center for ideas
      and guidance. Then register your
      plans with us and request free colorful materials.
      Find out more about how you can inspire change at www.Meatout.org!


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