Who knew that the fork, quite literally, had the power to change the world? One by one, and meal by meal, we’re taking a hard look at our food and the systems that produce it and saying, “It’s time to make different choices.” No matter what drives you–the suffering of animals, the environmental consequences of our diet, or the desire to improve your own personal health–eating more plants is the solution.

Enter Compassionate Cuisine, the program that supports you, no matter what your goals are. Whether you want to eat less meat, go vegan, or add more fun to your vegan journey, Compassionate Cuisine is here to help, offering classes and blogs, recipes and cookbooks, and weekend food demos both onsite and in the community. Our recipe for change? It’s simple: add love and stir!

Compassionate Cuisine Cookbook

Our Cookbook is Here!

After seven years of designing recipes and teaching vegan cuisine at the Sanctuary, we are delighted to tell the story of Compassionate Cuisine through an array of recipes that we hope will inspire and delight you. Interwoven with the recipes are stories about some of the Sanctuary’s beloved animals, written by Founder and Director Kathy Stevens.

The cookbook contains 125 savory and sweet recipes, including Sanctuary favorites.

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Breakfast. Check. Lunch. Check. Dinner. Check. On a budget? No worries. Our recipes are creative, economical, and for all skill levels. No matter what you need, we’ve got you covered.

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Our award-winning classes and weekend demos are designed to tickle your tastebuds and give you confidence in the kitchen. Learn how to make dairy-free cheese, comfort food, global cuisine, scrumptious baked goods, and more, with our trained vegan chefs.

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Add Love + Stir

Compassionate Cuisine

Add Love + Stir is your source for inspiration and support for plant-based eating. Whether you want to eat less meat, go vegan, or add more fun to your vegan journey, our professionally trained vegan chefs have it covered! Here you’ll discover hundreds of recipes for everyday eating, social occasions, and special diets. Want healthy eating tips and kitchen techniques to take the stress out of cooking? We can help with that, too! Dig in!

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Frozen “Good Humor” Strawberry Shortcake

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Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Shiitake“Bacon” Salad

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