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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Ginger-Lime Sweet Potato Salad

Try Chef Linda's fresh, delicious, and healthy approach to potato salad. Sweet potatoes, spices, fresh ginger, and lime will make…

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Quick and Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Spring is the perfect time to make vegan chocolate-dipped strawberries! So easy and delicious, you should make a double batch!Ingredients1…

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Picnic Pasta Salad

Something about summer screams "pasta salad!". The riot of colors, the easy make-ahead nature, the flexibility to add what you've…

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Butter Bean Bruschetta

Humble, satisfying, and so delicious, Chef Linda's rustic bruschetta has everything you need in a meal; beans, greens, bread...and lots…

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Cauliflower Steaks with Spicy Red Lentil Sauce

Cauliflower steak is hearty, healthy, and delicious but when it's doused in Chef Linda's irresistible spicy red lentil sauce it's…

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Crunchy Edamame, Pear and Walnut Salad

Fresh, light, delicious, and packed with protein as an added benefit, Chef Linda's Crunchy Edamame, Pear, and Walnut Salad is…

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Buffalo Mushroom Po’Boys

Try Chef Linda's vegan mushroom po'boy–a compassionate approach to a classic favorite.IngredientsFor the Tartar Sauce½ cup Vegan mayonnaise 2 tbsp…

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Yes, There is Life After Cheese!

By Chef Linda I know you. You’re reading this because you’re torn. You're confused. You feel hopeless. Either your conscience…

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Veggie Burger Round Up

veg-gie burg-er noun 1.  patty made from a wide variety of vegetables, beans, grains, herbs, and spices, generally topped with…

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Humble Stew with Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Chickpeas

From the humblest of pantry ingredients; forgotten potatoes, canned tomatoes, and dried chickpeas, comes a delicious, bright, and satisfying stew.…