Compassionate Cuisine Home

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

Chef Sara’s Favorite Cookbooks for Gift-Giving

Chef Sara’s Favorite Cookbooks for Gift-Giving

Most anyone who knows me knows that I love cookbooks. My diverse and eclectic collection, dating from the mid-1800s to the present day, has a central location in my home, so I can easily retrieve a volume or two (…or three!) to leaf through while enjoying a cup of tea. In the evenings, I oftenContinue Reading

12 Days of Vegan Holiday Cookies

12 Days of Vegan Holiday Cookies

At no other time of year than December can you get away with making cookies in such abundance and with such wild abandon. Seriously, 12 days of vegan holiday cookies? This is your free pass to indulge–guilt-free, so get ready to jump in! You may notice that the joy comes not only from eating theContinue Reading

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

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 personContinue Reading

Cruelty-Free Election Night Nibbles

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 possiblyContinue Reading

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 andContinue Reading