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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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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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spiced squash, chickpea, and cashew salad

Light and Easy Springtime Meals

Spring has a playful way of coaxing us out of our cocoons to enjoy her splendor. Like seedlings buried under winter’s cold, hard ground, we emerge to soak up bright sunshine, to breathe in the earthy-grassy scent, and to gently bend in breezes tinged with fresh, soft warmth. We crave lightness and ease, so laboring indoors to make heavy meals that …

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Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

We all know that a healthy, sustainable vegan diet includes lots of fresh produce, but when dangerous pesticide residues remain on many crops, they turn healthy into harmful. An apple a day, bathed in pesticides, surely won’t keep the doctor away. Pesticides used in farming today present health risks to all of us, and particularly to children and those with health problems. The toxicity can include disruptions …

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Upcoming Events

6.2 2016

Vegan Cooking Class: Veganize It! Replacing Non-Vegan Ingredients in Your Favorite Recipes When: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 – 6:00-8:00pm Where: The Homestead at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Instructor: Chef Sara Register Now We all have them: those …

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