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All About Amaranth

All About Amaranth

By Chef Sara If you thought quinoa was tiny and cute, wait until you meet amaranth! This pseudo-grain (a seed that's used the same way as a grain) is even smaller than quinoa - but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in great nutrition and a pleasant, nutty flavor....

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Sanctuary Resolutions for 2019

Sanctuary Resolutions for 2019

As Catskill Animal Sanctuary begins a new year, a fresh start, we want to take a moment to honor what we carry with us from the past. We carry the lessons humbly learned. We carry the past year's losses. We mourn those who succumbed to illness or age or those too far...

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Not Your Normal Merry Christmas Message

Not Your Normal Merry Christmas Message

I’ve always loved Christmas. As children, my sister and I trekked into the woods to chop down our tree with Dad, decorated each room of the house with Mom, and sat, rapt, in front of Grannylou each year as she read us the Christmas story from her cherished Bible....

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Favorite Vegan Holiday Cookies

Favorite Vegan Holiday Cookies

At no other time of year than December can you get away with making cookies in such abundance and with such wild abandon. Sweet scents waft out of the kitchen and around your home filling every room with holiday magic. Holiday baking is something so many of us look...

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Compassionate Cuisine Recipes

Butternut-Pear Soup with Candied Coconut and Pepitas

By Chef Linda Special equipment needed: Blender or immersion blender When winter wears you down, soup can be restorative and comforting. Butternut squash and pears make fast friends in this silky soup and fresh ginger livens up the party with its warm, spicy bite.... read more

Winter Watercress, Orange, and Fennel Salad

By Chef Linda Cold days and dark nights can make spring feel far away. Sometimes a little sunshine on our plate can cheer and revive us this time of year. Juicy citrus is the perfect ingredient to brighten up a meal, especially when it's used to adorn a lush and... read more

Amaranth Breakfast Porridge with Blueberries and Hemp Seeds

By Chef Sara Oatmeal is well and good for breakfast, but have you tried amaranth? The tiny grains look like a miniature version of quinoa and cook up into a thick, delicious breakfast porridge. Like quinoa, amaranth is gluten-free, high in protein, and rich in fiber,... read more

Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup with Candied Pepitas

This soup recipe was developed for a Thanksgiving cooking class when warming flavors and seasonal produce were top of mind. The ingredients are humble and inexpensive, but the result is elegant and exotic-tasting. Lucky for us, purple sweet potatoes were available... read more

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