Compassionate Cuisine Blog Posts

5 Easy, Nourishing Recipes To Make on a Sick Day

5 Easy, Nourishing Recipes To Make on a Sick Day

By Chef Sara Eating well can be a challenge on an average day–but throw a cold or the flu into the mix, and the idea of even boiling water can feel utterly overwhelming. Our bodies need extra support and kindness when sickness strikes, so even if our instincts might...

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All About Amaranth

All About Amaranth

By Chef Sara If you thought quinoa was tiny and cute, wait until you meet amaranth! This pseudo-grain (a seed that's used the same way as a grain) is even smaller than quinoa - but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in great nutrition and a pleasant, nutty flavor....

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Sanctuary Happenings!

Sanctuary Happenings!

Best Vegan Chefs: Compassionate Cuisine Wins in Hudson Valley Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan, the best vegan chefs in the Hudson Valley, are being celebrated by Hudson Valley Magazine! For the latest updates on their wonderful classes, sign up for our Compassionate...

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Chef Sara

Chef Sara's Thanksgiving Menu

With only a few weeks till Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn to food, family, and friends…and food! Truly, there IS no bigger food holiday than Thanksgiving–and no better time to invite compassion to the table. Traditions may be difficult to challenge, but this holiday...

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A Toast to Pigs!

A Toast to Pigs!

Pigs are friends, not food, and on July 15, we invite you to celebrate and honor these social, intelligent, playful, and sensitive individuals. If given the chance, pigs will reveal their unique personalities. They may also roll over for a belly rub. You can't spend...

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Vegan Weenie Roast

Vegan Weenie Roast

Turns out you CAN teach an old dog a new trick! Rubbery, tasteless vegan hot dogs (or "NOT-dogs" as some folks like to call them) are a thing of the past. We've come a long way, baby, and now you can find a variety of delicious dogs that were made without animal...

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Product Review: Must-Try Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Product Review: Must-Try Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

Product Review: Must-Try Vegan Ice Cream Flavors With summer quickly approaching, there's no better time than the present to explore the joys of vegan ice cream! Once a niche product with only a handful of brands and flavors, the vegan ice cream scene is thriving with...

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The Other Side of Beans

The Other Side of Beans

Beans, beans, the magical meal. The more you eat, the better you feel! As one of the smartest food choices you can make, beans are brimming with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. We often think of beans in colder weather, when hearty soups and...

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Of Pigs and Picnics: Vegan Picnic Recipes

Of Pigs and Picnics: Vegan Picnic Recipes

Pigs delight in water, and of course, mud on warm days. With few sweat glands and no access to central air, they need a way to cool down and protect their skin from the sun. We humans have ways to manage warm weather; one of them is a good picnic. Seated on shady...

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How Many Eggs Does a Hen Lay in a Year?

How Many Eggs Does a Hen Lay in a Year?

How many eggs does a hen lay in a year? If you said about 12, you would have been right, if the hen was living in nature, was never cross-bred for desirable and profitable traits like most are today, and if the hen was unaided and unadulterated by automation and...

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