Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Living the Farm Sanctuary Life"

Hi there,
On April 7, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, a book written by Gene Bauer (the president of Farm Sanctuary) and Gene Stone (the author of Forks Over Knives), will be released. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is a book about living an animal-friendly and vegan lifestyle.
 

According to their website (http://www.farmsanctuary.org/living/), "The book covers the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life –
such as connecting with nature wherever you are, reducing stress, and working to help the environment – and offers simple ways to incorporate these principles into your life." (By the way, it also includes vegan recipes, as well as stories about animals who have been rescued by Farm Sanctuary!)
I'm not trying to sell the book or anything, but if you want to buy it, you can pre-order it online (which would also enter you into a raffle, by the way). If you'd like to read it but would rather not buy it, it may be available at your local library. (For example, it is on order at the Ottawa Public Library.)

For those of you who didn't know, Farm Sanctuary is an organization in the United States that rescues farm animals, educates the public on the cruelty of factory farming, and advocates for a vegan lifestyle. They have three sanctuaries, one in New York and two in California, and they allow guests to come and visit, too. Someday I would love to visit one of their sanctuaries!

Just thought I'd let you know about the book, in case you want to check it out. :)

Let's remember to continue to speak out for the animals! They can't advocate for themselves, and many animals are in desperate conditions. Slowly, more and more people are becoming vegan, but we need to continue (or, for some people, start) to raise awareness about the issues in order to help as many animals as possible, as quickly as possible.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Deb Gleason's Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus

Hello!
Have you have ever found yourself feeling frustrated that it's so hard to make a hummus from scratch that actually tastes as good than the store-bought ones? (I know I have felt this way.)
Deb Gleason, a former Homicide Detective who is now a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a vegan (she went vegan after seeing a film about egg-laying hens on factory farms), may just have found the answer by adding roasted sweet potatoes! :)
I got an e-mail a while ago from her (I'm on her e-mailing list). In the e-mail, she wrote that she had always preferred store-bought hummus over homemade hummus, until she realized that she could use roasted sweet potatoes in the recipe. Now, she makes her hummus at home, and she and others find it even tastier than store-bought hummus!
In fact, my local health food store has even printed out copies of the recipe and set them out for people to take home with them. I haven't tried the recipe yet, but it looks like it's definitely worth trying!
Here is the link to the recipe on her website:
http://www.debgleason.net/roasted-sweet-potato-hummus/