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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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summer fruit tart

Seasonal Inspirations

There’s something about summer that makes me yearn to pull out all the stops with the food I make and serve. However, unlike the heavy and sometimes complicated holiday cooking and baking that can feel overwhelming during the winter months, summertime foods are so bright and beautiful, they need little adornment to be at their absolute best and most delicious. …

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Forbidden Rice Salad

A Quick Lesson on Protein

A Quick Lesson on Protein If you’re vegan – or even thinking about going vegan, you’ve no doubt encountered “the question”. You know, the one about protein, as in, where will you get yours? Maybe you’re the one asking the question as you consider this lifestyle change. Here’s a few things you might be interested to know about protein. Proteins …

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Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Vegan 4th of July Recipes

Ahh, the Fourth of July. The official kick-off to summer and all the good eats that go with it. But the “eats” we choose can carry the weight and shackles of dependence on a food system that relies on the exploitation of innocence and ignorance or be a light of hope in the darkness. If you read our blog, have …

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Upcoming Events

8.4 2016

Strong Bones and Bodies – Vegan Cooking for Optimal Iron and Calcium When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 – 6:00-8:00pm Where: The Homestead at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Instructor: Chef Sara Register Now Maybe you already know where …

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