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A Toast to Pigs!

A Toast to Pigs!

Pigs are friends, not food, and on July 15, we invite you to celebrate and honor these social, intelligent, playful, and sensitive individuals. If given the chance, pigs will reveal their unique personalities. They may also roll over for a belly rub. You can’t spend an afternoon with a pig and walk away without feelingRead More

Two Sides of the Same Fence

Two Sides of the Same Fence

Seems there are two camps of people when it comes to eating vegan; those who want to enjoy compassionate versions of their old favorites, and those who prefer not to be reminded of dishes that originated in suffering. As chefs on a mission to create more vegans, we can’t take sides–we’re straddlers–and either side ofContinue Reading

5 Reasons “Isa Does It” Belongs in your Cookbook Library

5 Reasons “Isa Does It” Belongs in your Cookbook Library

5 Reasons “Isa Does It” Belongs in your Cookbook Library When I decided to go vegan in January 2014, my large and well-loved collection of cookbooks suddenly felt foreign and unusable. What a strange sensation! Though I’d been working as a chef for years (and had briefly been vegetarian in college), exclusively vegan cooking andContinue Reading

Vegan Tips for Family Gatherings

Vegan Tips for Family Gatherings

Holiday meals with family can be a time where traditions and lifestyle choices collide, leaving family members confused, disappointed, or frustrated. Whether you’re a hosting or visiting, if your diet doesn’t include animals, try these Vegan Tips for Family Gatherings to help you navigate any gathering with compassion and grace. 1. Make special requests in advance. MostContinue Reading

Each Compassionate Bite Counts

Each Compassionate Bite Counts

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants to remind you that each bite counts. The message this year is that making small shifts in our food choices can add up over time. Catskill Animal Sanctuary wants you to know how true that statement rings, especially when itContinue Reading

How to Veganize Any Recipe

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! I took some of my favorite family recipes that I enjoyed before becoming vegan, and modified their ingredients so they not only now matchContinue Reading