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.
View Recipes
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.
View Recipes

Blog Image

12 Days of Vegan Holiday Cookies

At no other time of year than December can you get away with making cookies in such abundance and with…

Blog Image

Endive-Radicchio Salad with Pomegranate

The holiday table is full of rich, comforting cooked dishes, but what about salad? Good news: it doesn't have to…

Blog Image

Seitan Roulade with Oyster Mushroom and Farro Stuffing

Looking for a show-stopping vegan Thanksgiving entree? This gorgeous, protein-rich Seitan Roulade with Oyster Mushroom and Farro Stuffing fits the bill! Seitan…

Blog Image

Best-Ever Sourdough and “Sausage” Stuffing

When I was growing up, stuffing was the queen of our holiday table - and lucky for a stuffing lover…

Blog Image

Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple PieIngredients2 pie crusts – one fitted into 9-inch pie plate, the other rolled out and chilled6 cups peeled,…

Blog Image

Perfect Pie Crust

Making pastry from scratch can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Often vegans feel they have to miss…

Blog Image

Great Pumpkin Chili

Herald autumn's arrival with a heady, spicy twist on a perennial cool-weather favorite. Try our Great Pumpkin Chili and say…

Blog Image

Harvest Recipe Roundup

Autumn nudges us to stay inside, cozy up, and recharge our batteries. Gone are the long days that beckon us…

Blog Image

Live Kale Salad with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Healthy Gourmet to Go, a vegan meal delivery service in Saugerties, New York demonstrated this recipe for a hungry crowd…

Blog Image

Soupe au Pistou (Pesto Soup)

Ella Nemcova, is the brains and beauty behind The Regal Vegan, a vegan fine food and catering company. She helped…