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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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Shirley

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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FROM THE BLOG

seitan roulade with mushroom-farro

5 Tips for Navigating a Non-Vegan Thanksgiving with Compassion and Grace

Picture the following scenario: you’re seated at a festive Thanksgiving table, surrounded by beloved family and friends. The atmosphere is joyful and easygoing, with nary a mention of politics, religion, or other contentious topics. As the courses are revealed, each and every dish is beautiful, delicious, and vegan – and best of all, every person enjoys the food with gusto …

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artichoke white bean pinwheels

Cruelty-Free Election Night Nibbles

I was interested in scheduling a meeting for next Wednesday, the day after the election, and a colleague remarked that all bets were off. I took the bait and asked why. “Well, I’ll either be packing or popping champagne.” I guess that sums up how lots of folks are feeling. If post-election Wednesday feels uncertain and possibly scarier than Halloween, make an …

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Gobble and Groove

Gobble and Groove

We’re closed for the winter but are opening for one special day to Gobble and Groove with the wonderful turkeys of Catskill Animal Sanctuary! Did you know that turkeys coo happily when you scratch them under their chins? Or that a turkey will walk up and nuzzle you when she wants a hug? Or that they love music and will often sing along? You …

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Upcoming Events

12.3 2016

Vegan Cooking Class: Warming Winter One-Pot Meals When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 2:00-4:00pm Where: The Homestead at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Cost: $60 Instructor: Chef Sara Register Now In the cold winter months, there’s nothing like …

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