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Oprah and 378 Staffers Go Vegan This Week: Will You Join Them?

Make sure to tune in to Oprah today, Tuesday February 1st to hear how she and her entire staff are committing to go vegan for a week. Today's episode will explore how animals are raised for food, and Oprah will interview vegan guru Kathy Freston. To see a short preview of the show, click here.
 
 
 
Take Action for Animals:

Can you make a quick call or write a quick email to help stop animal cruelty? Patina Group features cruel foie gras (pronounced "fwah-grah") in many of their restaurants--a product made by force feeding ducks to enlarge their livers to over 10 times normal size--for a “gourmet” appetizer. Let them know that you will not support a restaurant that carries this cruel item. During business hours (West Coast time), call and ask to leave a message for Chef Joachim Splichal at 1-866-972-8462, hit 3, then 1. You can also leave a comment on Patina’s contact form. So far in 2011, APRL has already convinced five more Southern California restaurants to remove this cruel item.
 
 
Easy Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Recipe for Valentine's Day!

Recipe from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Buy the book from Amazon.com.


Isa’s Introduction: The ease of preparation and the simplicity of ingredients make this recipe an obvious choice as one of my all-time favorite desserts. The creaminess and chocolatiness don’t hurt either. It’s my favorite kind of recipe because it comes from things you probably have in your kitchen and wouldn’t think of throwing together, but once you do it becomes something altogether perfect.

INGREDIENTS:

6 cups 1″ cubed stale bread (about 1 lb)
1 cup chocola
te chips
3 ripe bananas, sliced ½” thick
2-2¼ cups rice milk, almond milk or soy

3 tablespoons arrowroot powder or tapioca flour
½ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with softened margarine. Place cubed bread in a large bowl.
In a small bowl
whisk together ½ cup soy milk and the arrowroot powder till no lumps remain. Add 1½ cups soy milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk to combine. Pour over cubed bread and stir to coat every piece. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes for liquid to soak into bread. Depending on what kind of bread you use and how stale it is, add more soy milk (¼ cup at a time) and allow more soaking time till every piece of bread is saturated and there’s a little bit of extra liquid. Mixture should look mushy and wet. Fold in chocolate chips and bananas (using hands is the easiest for this), mashing up a little bit of the bananas. Pour mixture into loaf pan, patting down to make an even top.

Bake 28-35 minutes till top is puffed, slightly browned and feels firm. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving. Also pudding can be scooped with an ice cream scoop when slightly cooled.

Yield: 8-10 servings.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, February 5: Protest SeaWorld’s cruel captivity of marine mammals

Monday, February 14: Orange County Valentine's Day Foie Gras Protest

Sunday, February 20th: Bold Native Film Screening at San Diego Central Library

Saturday, February 26th: Heritage Day Festival Pro-Veg Booth

Thursday, March 3rd: APRL Night at Evolution Restaurant in San Diego
 
 
 
Shop and donate at APRL's Thrift Store in San Diego
 

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