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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Jamaican Jerk Seitan Kebabs

Jerk is a Jamaican style of cooking in which meat is (typically) dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot mixture…

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Spicy Thai Burgers and Peanut Sauce

Veggie burgers are so versatile, that you don't need to pledge allegiance to just one recipe. The concept of using…

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Jamaican Hand Pies

A Jamaican Hand Pie is a pastry that contains various fillings and spices baked inside of a flaky golden yellow…

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Show Your Compassion – Eat Seasonally!

You may not have realized it, but eating compassionately includes eating seasonally. It's not just that everything tastes better in the…

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Jewels

It's been raining for what feels like a month and with the temperature hovering close to 60 degrees, it's just…

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Milk is for Babies

Cow's milk was created for calves. Human milk was created for humans. Nature is pretty smart that way, but if…

Let’s Grill! Summertime Fun with Chef Linda

Just because you’re vegan, or trying to be, doesn’t mean you have to give up grilling altogether or subject yourself…

School Kids Call for Second Servings of Compassionate Cuisine

Kids from PS244, the nation's first vegetarian public school, eagerly lined up for second servings at last week's picnic lunch…

My Compassionate Cuisine Guest Chef Experience

~ Jenne Claiborne ~ There are some really magnificent and kind people on this planet. They are compassionate, unselfish and…

What Are You Hungry For?

Last week, powered by a generator up at the Homestead's Judgement-Free Kitchen after the storms took down trees and power…