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Raw Candy Apples
©2015 Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz, from: Love on a Plate: The Gourmet UnCookbook. Reprinted with permission of Rothkranz Publishing,

Raw vegan chef Cara Brotman teamed together with health expert Markus Rothkranz to bring exciting raw versions of so many comfort foods. These inventions taste and look amazing, while retaining all the health benefits of a raw plant-based diet. Their Candy Apples recipe featured here is a shining example.

4 apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold)
4 candy apple sticks (or popsicle sticks)
1 cup cashew butter
1/2 to 3/4 cup maple syrup
splash of vanilla
pinch of salt

cacao nibs, orange segments, candied almonds, dehydrated raspberries or mulberries (finely minced).

Wash apples, but do not peel them. Dry them very well since the caramel doesn't stick to moisture. Add cashew butter, 1/2 cup maple syrup, vanilla, and salt to food processor. Turn on for 1 minute. If caramel is too thick, drizzle a little more maple syrup in. (The more syrup you add, the runnier the caramel will be, and the easier the caramel will run down and fall off the apple.) Stick candy apple sticks in top center of your apple and dunk in caramel, turning quickly to coat. Place on a piece of wax paper containing candy apple toppings and roll apple until well coated. Put in freezer for 30 minutes.

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Secret to Vegan Butter and Desserts Comes in a Can of Beans
(The Washington Post) Imagine being a vegan in France and craving île flottante, or floating island, a dessert of fluffy puffs of meringue nestled in a sea of crème anglaise. Well, a 34-year-old opera tenor has discovered magic in the liquid from a can of beans. Whipping the liquid results in an amazing and completely eggless meringue. read more...

Industrial Animal Farming May Be Considered One of Worst Crimes in History
(The Guardian) The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line for human
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Demand For Meat Sets Up Global Environmental Challenge
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