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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Homemade Vegan Butter

Making your own vegan butter couldn't get any easier. Homemade vegan butter is often made with nuts, but in this…

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Love Your Beets

Did you hear about the guy who didn't eat enough vegetables? His heart skipped a beet. Beets. You either love…

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Spiced Cream of Tomato Soup

Time to update this classic recipe by veganizing it and adding more flavors and texture. Chef Linda's luscious heart- and…

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Linzer Tart Cookies

Linzer Tart Cookies or Linzer Sables are descendants of the Linzertorte, which originated in Linz, Austria and is a traditional…

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Guest Blog: How I Decided to Become Vegan

Hello everyone! My name is Molly, and I am currently a junior at the University of Vermont double majoring in…

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Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

You need these vegan cookies in your life! The sugar-coated outside is crisp and the inside is chewy and chocolatey.…

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Jamaican Patty

Try Chef Linda's vegan version of the popular Jamaican beef patty made with a blend of warming spices and baked…

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Creamy Vegan Bread Bowl Fondue

Vegans don't have to miss out on fondue because we know how to create similar flavors and textures with plants!…

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Try Chef Linda's scrumptious, chocolate peanut butter vegan cupcakes for a real treat. No special equipment and no eggs or…

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Ask Chef Linda: Labels on egg cartons

Dear Chef Linda, Thanks for your wonderful recipes however, we still do eat eggs; they are free-range, organically raised, and vegetarian…