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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Vegan Menu Ideas for Easter

Holidays present special opportunities to gather around the table together and share food that is made with plants, not animals,…

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Vegan Matzo Ball Soup

Vegan Matzo ball soup? You bet! Try Chef Linda's compassionate approach to this healing and delicious classic.IngredientsFor the Matzo Balls1…

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Homemade Vegan Italian Sausage

Try this recipe and see how easy, delicious, and economical it can be to make your own vegan sausages at…

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Tender Seitan Cutlets

Replace chicken and veal with a more compassionate choice: seitan cutlets. Easy and economical, these tender seitan cutlets will be…

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Vegan Manhattan Clam Chowder

Reminiscent of a familiar favorite, this chowder uses plant ingredients to provide the flavors we loved in the clam-based version.…

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Ask the Chef: Perplexed by Protein

Dear Chef Linda, I feel like I'm ready to start my vegan journey and I want to be prepared to…

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Love Yourself with Heart-Healthy Foods

February is American heart health month, created by the American Heart Association, it reminds us that there are lots of…

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5 Reasons to Love Your Greens

By Chef Linda Eliminating animals and animal products from your diet is often the first step in opening your eyes…

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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…