Chef Linda
Linda Soper-Kolton, Chef, came to the Sanctuary as a guest chef to share her love of compassionate cooking in our then-fledgling culinary program. Lured by the magic of the Sanctuary, her love of animals and the urgency of our mission, Linda stayed on to lead and grow the culinary program, inspiring and educating with love, patience, and delicious food.
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Chef Sara
Sara Boan, Chef, joined the Sanctuary staff in 2016 and has been developing recipes and sharing her passion for vegan cooking ever since. She teaches award-winning year-round vegan cooking classes at The Homestead and leads food demos for weekend tour visitors in the spring, summer and fall. When she’s not teaching, Sara is most likely spending time with her partner, snuggling with her rescued kitties or enjoying a cup of freshly brewed oolong tea.
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Jerk Tofu and Pineapple Skewers

These delicious skewers look fancy, but are deceptively simple to make - and they’re always crowd-pleasers. Using a combination of…

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What’s in Season Now: Green Beans

Green beans, string beans, snap beans. Such a commonplace bean, chefs and home cooks can often overlook it in search…

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Sanctuary Founder and Compassionate Cuisine Chefs on WAMC’s Food Friday!

We love talking about vegan food! We love it so much that we teach cooking classes, offer food demos after…

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Sausage, Sweet Potato, and Kale Hash

If you’re looking for fun and creative new ways to use sweet potatoes, you’ll love this crowd-pleasing recipe. Prepared vegan…

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Lentil, Quinoa, and Couscous Salad

Often when we're hungry, our go-to choices aren't ones that nourish us healthfully. With just a little planning, you can…

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Top 10 Tips for Vegan Grilling

Summer’s warm weather teases our primal instincts to be outdoors as much as possible, especially when it comes to eating.…

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Grilled Polenta with Summer Succotash

Summer is all about simplicity and the bounty that comes from our gardens and farmers markets which is one of…

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Breakfast Nachos

Nachos for breakfast? You bet! An easy Southwestern-style tofu scramble serves as the “meat” here, with black beans added for…

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7 Favorite Brunch Recipes for Mother’s Day

By Chef Sara Mother's Day is just around the corner, and there are loads of ways to show your love…

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Banana Walnut Mini-Loaves

These petite loaves are moist and flavorful from mashed bananas and gluten-free oat flour, which can be easily (and inexpensively)…