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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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Staff Lunch is for Cookbook Testing!

Staff Meeting Doubles as Recipe Tasting: You haven’t seen hungry until you’ve attended a staff meeting at Catskill Animal Sanctuary. We’ve got lots of folks who do hard, physical labor caring for over 250 animal residents on two properties. As you would imagine, they can sure work up an appetite. The rest of us who work at many other essential functions here at …

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Restaurant Review: Plantae

To eat with good friends is to dine in heaven. At least I think it is, especially when the food is as good as the company. Recently, I had the pleasure of joining two terrific gals who are part of Catskill Animal Sanctuary family for dinner at relatively new restaurant in Tivoli, New York. Not far from Bard College, Plantae’s …

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All about plant-based iron

All About Plant-Based Iron

What is iron, and why is it important? Iron is an essential mineral that helps build red blood cells, transports oxygen throughout the body, and carries away carbon dioxide, a waste product from our bodies’ many metabolic processes. It also assists in the production of energy, the healthy functioning of our immune systems, and the mental processes involved in learning …

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Upcoming Events

10.8 2016

Vegan Cooking Class: An Elegant and Cozy Vegan Harvest Feast When: Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00pm Where: The Homestead at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Cost: $60 Instructor: Chef Sara Register Now It’s that time …

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