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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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Just the perfect thing for a weekend. Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are easy to make, tender, toothsome, and vegan. Try…

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Sauerkraut Potato Salad

Potato salad, in all its many varieties, is a summer favorite. Fancy or humble, with mayo or without, it's a…

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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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Barley Berry Bowl with Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing

More than a salad and less than a heavy meal, this Barley Berry Bowl made with whole grains, berries, and…

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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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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Try Chef Linda's easy recipe for blistered shishito peppers. They're the perfect starter for any meal or party. Low cost…

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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…