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Chef Linda

Chef Linda

Thanks for popping into our kitchen, pull up a chair and stay for a while! I’m Linda, vegan chef and Director of Compassionate Cuisine, the vegan culinary program at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. I came here to teach a few classes, but fell in love with the animals, the people and the mission of CAS…and never left! If you’ve got a cooking question, just ask me!

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Meet Shirley. Shirley was brought to Catskill Animal Sanctuary with her goat friend, Thelma, in 2013. Their family was moving out of state and decided to give them to a neighbor for slaughter. When they were rescued, Shirley was timid and tightly bonde …

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How to veganize any dish

How to Veganize Any Recipe

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or a curious omnivore, learning how to take any recipe and make it vegan is a valuable skill to have – and it’s completely within your reach! With this class, I took some of my favorite family recipes that I enjoyed before becoming vegan, and modified their ingredients so they not only now match my values, …

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vegan food substitution guide

Vegan Food Substitution Guide

This list is by no means exhaustive – there are so many great substitutions to try! – but it will certainly get you started on the right foot. If your recipe calls for… … try one of these substitutions! Ground beef or turkey (such as for chili, tacos, spaghetti and meat sauce, or sloppy joes) Crumbled extra-firm tofu (for an …

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One Green Planet's Food Monster App

Life Just Got Easier

Life just got easier! Thanks to One Green Planet and their new vegan food app, you can enjoy access to over 5,000 (!) recipes right from the palm of your hand. One Green Planet is an online resource to help folks make conscious choices that help people, animals, and the planet. The site is a wealth of information so check it out! …

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Upcoming Events

6.23 2016

Vegan Cooking Class: Mexican Cuisine Goes Vegan (Gluten-Free) When: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016,  6:00 – 8:00pm Where: The Homestead at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Cost: $60 Instructor: Chef Sara Register Now Tired of frozen burritos and …

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