Our Summer on Warped Tour


Our Summer on Warped Tour
Action for Animals Newsletter, Issue 2
Interview with
Tim Mcilrath
of Rise Against
Our Summer on
Warped Tour
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor,
never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor,
never the tormented.
Vegan Mac & Cheese
and more!
“I want to do animal rights activism, but I
don’t know where to start or anyone else who is
interested. What should I do?”
Just one person can make a huge difference in
the lives of animals; you don’t need to know
other vegans, vegetarians, or activists to get
started. However, if you are able to connect
with others you may be able to do even more
to help end animal exploitation.
If you’d like to do activism with other people, it
can be good to get involved with a local group.
Just because you don’t already know someone
else interested in helping animals, you aren’t
alone. Use the internet to search for local animal rights organizations and to find vegan or
vegetarian Meetup groups in your area (www.
meetup.com). You can also use Facebook and
MySpace to find others with your views who
are interested in joining forces to help animals.
If you don’t have luck finding an existing group,
consider starting your own group or school
club. You can advertise through flyers, bulletin
boards, posters, social networking websites, etc.
You can also set up outreach tables at festivals,
concerts, veg restaurants, natural foods stores,
or on your high school or college campus.
Have a sign up sheet so you can contact people
about becoming more involved.
Want to do activism on your own? That’s great,
too! The internet gives you a great medium
through which you can do activism from anywhere, at any time. Educate others online about
ways they can spare animals from suffering and
death by adding videos, banners, and links to
your social networking profiles and post undercover investigation videos on YouTube. You are
welcome to repost any of the content on any of
AFA’s pages.
In addition to setting up outreach tables and
posting videos and other information online,
you can write letters to the editor any time
there is an article (in print or online) about any
veg or animal issue, write letters of protest to
companies that test on animals, write or call
food companies and restaurants to encourage
them to offer more vegan products, have a vegan bake sale and include recipes and literature
at your table, host a vegan dinner or potluck
for your friends and have information available, and leave flyers at stores and restaurants
that have a free literature rack.
Please contact AFA if you need advice or help
organizing an event, or if you want flyers for
outreach tables, leafleting, or drop off. You may
also print your own flyers from the PDF versions at afa-online.org/literature.html
For more ideas on leafleting, online outreach,
and other ways you can help visit
If you have a question you’d like to
have featured in a future issue, email it to
[email protected] with the subject
line “Ask AFA.”
Thank you so much for the very helpful advice. I
was a vegetarian. But after I read and watched the
videos on your page I’ve definitely gone vegan.
I’ve read your bulletin about the companies that
do and don’t test on animals, and I’m in the
process of composing letters to those who do, in
an attempt to sway them to not torture animals
this way. As crazy as my friends and family think
I am, I’m determined to try and help end this
inhumane frenzy. Also, I’ve given the link to AFA
to all my friends, and made them watch Meet
Your Meat and the other videos. I’m hoping that
this will change their minds. Everything that I’m
doing is thanks to you.
Maria, 15, Australia
You guys totally inspired me to REALLY start
looking into veganism/vegetarianism. I’m really
interested in helping animals. I love them, and
they don’t have the right type of voice to tell
us of when they’re hurting. So I might as well
speak for them. I’m also thinking of doing
something at school to raise awareness of
animal cruelty, and maybe give people tips and
links on becoming vegan/vegetarian.
Jill, 19, Canada
I’m trying really hard to be a vegetarian. The video
you’d sent me really helped me, though. It’s really sad,
and I don’t want to be a part of that, you know??
Alishia, 17, Guam
Great news, I talked to my mom today, and
she said she’ll let me go vegan. But she says she
knows how much I love milk, so I told her to
get soy milk and she said okay! I’m excited.
And thanks for all the help.
Shane, 14, United Kingdom
Action for Animals is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit animal advocacy organization headquartered in Seattle,
WA, USA. AFA operates under the
principle that animals do not exist
for human exploitation. Animals
have the right to play, love, care for
their families, and enjoy all the rich
experiences of their lives. To this end,
we promote a vegan lifestyle through
educational outreach with a special
emphasis on outreach to young
To find out more about our work
and how you can help animals, please
visit our website: www.afa-online.org.
Spring is a busy time of year for Action for
Animals. We take advantage of nearly every
opportunity to bring the animals’ plight to
people at street fairs, festivals, and concerts. We
find that direct, one-on-one outreach is a very
effective way to expose people to the cruelties
and injustices animals are forced to endure for
food, clothing, and in the name of science.
We are able to reach a broad audience and have
distributed tens of thousands of pieces of literature
about veganism and compassionate living so far
this year. We are especially excited about our
concert outreach. It affords us an opportunity to
talk with and educate young people about the
way our food choices affect animals and how
every one of us can make a difference for animals
simply by not eating them.
In the Spring of 2010, Action for Animals set
up an outreach booth and conducted vegan
education and outreach at The Bamboozle
California Music Festival, Sasquatch Music
Festival, University District Street Fair, Chicago
Green Festival, Seattle Green Festival, Fremont
Fair, Central Florida Earth Day, Worcester MA
of pro-veg flyers at San Diego Earth Fair,
Seattle VegFest, and at Cobra Starship and
Propagandhi concerts. AFA’s nationwide
network of volunteer activists also passed out
over 5,000 of our “Go Green, Go Vegan” flyers
in April for Earth Day.
Action for Animals focuses on education and
outreach, but sometimes that is not enough
to get our message across. In the case of the
brutal slaughter of baby seals in Canada, AFA
held a demonstration at the Seattle Canadian
Consulate to protest this bloody slaughter.
VegFest, Michigan VegFest, New Orleans Veggie
Fest, and Richmond Vegetarian Festival.
In addition to all our outreach booths, AFA
staff and volunteers passed out thousands
Without all of you, our member-supporters,
none of this would be possible. We thank
you for being an integral part of our outreach
successes. If you have not yet become a member,
please do so today! Your membership dues
allow us to continue to be a positive, effective
voice for the animals. ■
Vegan Bake Sales & MeetUps
As a part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake
Sale, our supporters in both Wisconsin and
Washington hosted vegan bake sales to benefit
Action for Animals. Not only are bake sales a
fun way to raise money for animals, they also
introduce people to wonderful vegan treats and
encourage them to try new vegan recipes.
We are happy to announce that our Vice
President is now also the organizer of the Seattle
Vegan Meetup Group, one of the ten largest veg
meetup groups in the country. This is another
great way to expose people to the delicious
variety of vegan food and to support people as
they become vegan. ■
I just wanted to say that I think what you do for animal rights is awesome! I have recently
become a vegetarian, and so far it’s been hard because I used to eat cheeseburgers like crazy.
But then I just stopped. It’s wrong to eat something that once had a face! But I just wanted
to say thank you for everything you do for the animals, because without people like you, the
animals would have no voice. Nicole,18, Michigan
This summer, Action for Animals once again
traveled the country on the Vans Warped
Tour, attended by over 500,000 young
people throughout the U.S. At each show
that we set up our outreach booth, people
stopped by to pick up vegan information
and recipes, ask us about what they can do
to help animals, and tell us thank you for
being there. For some, it’s the first time seeing our booth and they stand there reading
flyers and then promise to make changes in
their lives to help animals; others visit to excitedly tell us that they’ve been vegan since
stopping by our booth during a previous
summer. Every day, people showed us that
our presence on Warped Tour is truly changing and saving lives.
June 25: Carson, CA
June 26: Mt. View, CA
June 27: Ventura, CA
June 28: Phoenix, AZ
June 30: Las Cruces, NM
July 1: San Antonio, TX
July 2: Houston, TX
July 3: Dallas, TX
July 5: St. Louis, MO
July 6: Indianapolis, IN
July 7: Burgettstown, PA
July 8: Cleveland, OH
July 11: Hartford, CT
July 13: Mansfield, MA
July 14: Darien Center, NY
July 15: Scranton, PA
July 16: Camden, NJ
July 17: Uniondale, NY
July 18: Oceanport, NJ
July 20: Columbia, MD
July 21: Virginia Beach, VA
July 22: Charlotte, NC
July 23: St. Petersburg, FL
July 24: West Palm Beach, FL
July 25: Orlando, FL
July 26: Atlanta, GA
July 28: Cincinnati, OH
July 29: Milwaukee, WI
July 30: Detroit, MI
July 31: Tinley Park, IL
August 1: Shakopee, MN
August 2: Bonner Springs, KS
August 7: Salt Lake City, UT
August 8: Denver, CO
August 10: San Diego, CA
August 11: Pomona, CA
August 12: Marysville, CA
August 13: Nampa, ID
August 14: The Gorge, WA
August 15: Hillsboro, OR
Action for Animals:
My Warped Tour Story
By Amanda Schemkes, Vice President of Action for Animals
In the summer of 2005, my sister and
I went to the Seattle date of the Vans
Warped Tour, a traveling music festival. In
addition to all the bands and music booths
at the festival, I was excited to find an area
of booths for non-profit organizations.
As we walked around the non-profit area,
my sister grabbed my arm to show me an
animal rights booth. I’d been a vegetarian
since the age of five but had never known
anyone else who was, and I never knew
Tour. Until then, I hadn’t known the
that there were activist groups that work on
name of the booth I’d visited. I had
behalf of animals. I was compelled to visit
amazingly stumbled into volunteering
the booth to look at all of the information.
at the organization that had changed my
When I got home and my parents asked
life by first exposing me to animal rights
me about how the day had been at Warped
activism. I couldn’t sleep that night because
Tour, all I wanted to talk about was the
I knew that AFA had changed my life once
animal rights booth. I remember telling
again. I was so excited
my dad that, for the
first time, I didn’t “I’ll never forget the moment when I about the opportunity
feel alone in being a first saw the AFA booth at Warped Tour, to work with an
organization that did
and I’ll always remember that we carry real work for animals,
and I still feel what
Later that year, I found
with us the responsibility to be that life I did that day – that
out that veal is a result
this is an organization
of the dairy industry
changing moment for other people.”
that does important
practice of repeatedly
work to save animals’ lives and teach
impregnating cows to make them produce
people to care about and respect them,
milk and then selling their male babies
and an organization that made a girl at
(who can’t grow up to produce milk) for
Warped Tour believe that she could make
slaughter. This sparked me to do a lot of
a difference.
research into factory farming and other
animal exploitation industries. I realized
I am now the Vice President of AFA. Still as
that, if I cared about animals, I had to be
each day passes, I work with an awareness
vegan. Beyond that, I knew that I had to
of the influence that an organization
speak out against the cruelty and killing
can have on the lives of the people that
and work to raise awareness about the
it touches. I’ll never forget the moment
exploitation of animals and bring it to an
when I first saw the AFA booth at Warped
end. I began writing letters to the editor,
Tour, and I’ll always remember that we
contacting companies that fund animal
carry with us the responsibility to be that life
testing, and joined the animal rights
changing moment for other people. ■
group on my college campus. As I neared
graduation, I knew that I didn’t want to
stop working with other activists on behalf
After you handed out a flyer about a vegan
of animals, so I inquired about the animal
lifestyle at Warped Tour, I said, “Wow! I
rights organization whose office was
need to tell more people about this!” I love
nearby. My last day of college became the
animals with all my heart and I do as much
first day that I volunteered at Action for
as I can to help out. I’m going to go vegan
and I think it’s something a lot more people
should look into.
That day, AFA was preparing to have a
Ashley, 17, New Mexico
booth on another summer of Warped
Changing and Saving Lives
We just wanted to thank you guys for helping
us. We were raised eating meat and thanks to
you we have been vegan for 5 months now.
And we now have the courage to go out and
spread the word to other people getting them
to stop eating meat, dairy, and such. We are
making shirts as of this moment and going to
be making a website for people in our area and
all over the world to join us to stop this horrible
disaster. Last week we had a vegan support
meeting; we didn’t think that many people
would come, but they did and it was so great.
We played your video “Free Me” and everyone
in the room cried. Thank you for inspiring us.
Samie and Lillian, 16, Alaska
How can I stop some of these things that are happening to these poor animals? I have become a
vegetarian but I wanna do more. Do you have any ideas for me? I really wanna help these poor
innocent animals from these terrible people and get the animals safe with a good lifestyle, so can
you help me please?
Maddie, 19, Ohio
I showed my sister the videos on your page and she started crying when she finally realized how selfish
she was being about meat. So from that point on she has become a vegetarian with me and absolutely
refuses to pass a morsel of meat past her lips. Me and her are trying to convince as many people as we
can about going vegetarian along with us and many others in the world.
Jaice, 17, Illinois
Where in the world...
has AFA sent vegan starter packs?
In the past year, AFA has mailed over 4,000 Vegan Starter Packs by request to
people in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
To request your own vegan starter pack, please visit www.veganstarterpack.com
Hey there, so guess what? I’ve been vegetarian
for 19 weeks tomorrow. I’ve been educating
people, my parents are starting to accept the
fact I’m not changing, and me and my friend
are going to be vegans the day we move out.
I’m so glad for this lifestyle, I’m so happy y’all
had so much stuff to educate me. Thanks
for everything.
Blair, Alabama
The map below shows the breakdown of where we mailed packs.
I ordered my vegan starter pack last night. You
are a real inspiration in the lives of the young. If
people would stop and actually consider what
happens in the slaughterhouses there would be
more vegans. And thanks more than anything
for opening my eyes and helping me see what
really happens.
Amber, 18, Ohio
I’m sure you get this a lot, but I want to make it
clear to you how much change you’ve inflicted
on my life. I’m not a vegan, but I can see myself
becoming one at some point. Your videos and
words have made an impact on me that I cannot
explain. It caused me to take a second look at
myself, and society. In one form or another we
all know what’s happening to animals every
day, but we choose our own selfish lives over
theirs. I can’t express how much respect I’ve
gained from your wisdom alone. The ignorance
of our world is in my prayers, and hopefully
one day you’ll be able to get your point across
to everybody. Thank you so, so much.
Kate, 16, Washington
Connecticut - 44
Delaware - 7
District of Columbia - 5
Maryland - 55
Massachusetts - 59
New Hampshire - 16
New Jersey - 82
Rhode Island - 14
Vermont - 8
Tim McIlrath
Rise Against singer Tim McIlrath recently talked
with Action for Animals about his commitment to
animal rights activism and using the microphone
to speak out about important issues.
How did you get involved with animal rights
activism? What’s kept you involved?
For me it was going to shows that got me
involved in animal rights. I was part of a really
cool and progressive hardcore scene in Chicago
in the 90s. This scene fostered a constant
dialogue about a number of political issues.
Everything from immigration, the environment,
sexism, racism, religion, and animal rights were
laced in songs, presented in the form
of literature at shows,
and talked about from
the stage. What’s kept
me involved is seeing
how things that were
marginal 15 years ago
have become mainstream,
like the environment or
sweatshops, so activism is
working. You were a nut to
talk about the environment
fifteen years ago, but now
people have a better grasp on
why we need to preserve it.
That’s encouraging, and I see a
light at the end of the tunnel.
Rise Against and Action for
Animals have both been on
several summers of Warped Tour. Do you see
Warped Tour as a good medium for activism?
In what way(s)?
Anything that has as much access to people
as the Warped Tour is a great medium for
activism. From my own experience, Warped
has such a diverse crowd of people from all
walks of life. Warped is a pretty good mirror
reflection of youth cultures, for better or for
worse! But people who are looking to make a
difference will find outlets for their passions at
a tour like Warped.
What’s it like to be vegetarian on tour? Favorite
vegan tour food?
It’s really easy, especially nowadays. If it’s a
big tour, then we hire a catering company and
everything is veg. We play lots of the same
cities, we have our favorite restaurants that we
seek out and new ones we like to explore; it’s
awesome. It makes us look forward to each
city. When I think of a city I think first of what
venue is there and second where my favorite
place is to eat. My favorite backstage food is
fake jerky, like that Captain Stonewalls stuff.
We rarely get it, but when we do, I love it.
The video for your song “Ready to Fall” makes
a strong statement for animals. What did you
hope to accomplish with that video? What
indications of its impact have you seen?
All we wanted to do was take the images that
provoked our own decisions, documentaries
like Meet Your Meat or Earthlings, and play
them to a wider audience of people who might
not otherwise check out those documentaries.
We figured that, as long as our label was
going to give us a budget to make a
big video that would
subsequently be pushed
to get airplay, we wanted to inject that
video with something that could really affect
the viewers. In a way, we got to hijack the
airwaves for about four minutes at a time.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, and
that video changed lives and I’m really proud
of it. We receive tons of feedback from that
video still; it’s incredible. [Watch the video for
“Ready to Fall” at riseagainst.com/media or on
Why do you choose to use your position in a
band to speak out for animal rights, as well as
being a voice for change in general?
It’s all I know. It’s the only reason I want to be
on a stage and write music. I didn’t get into
this to be a rock star. I didn’t look up to giant
rock bands. I looked up to hardcore kids with
microphones telling me about things that my
teacher and parents weren’t telling me about.
I knew that if I ever got that microphone, I
would carry that torch to the next generation.
We’ve heard from many people that you/Rise
Against inspired them to be vegetarian/vegan
and/or to be involved in activism. What does
it mean to you to know that you make such
an impact?
If even only one person changed their lives
because of something we did, that makes it all
worth it. The fact that there are many people,
well that’s overwhelming and it’s great to have
so many incredible fans. The more I meet our
fans, the more I realize how cool the people
that listen to Rise Against are. We’re very lucky
in that respect.
What do you most want to tell the world about
animals, animal rights, etc.?
Dog-breeding has got to stop. This is an issue
that, too often, animal lovers and even people
into animal rights have not thought about
enough. Fortunately, I think it’s an easy one
to put an end to. Mainly because people
who are breeding animals or buying bred
animals consider themselves animal lovers.
Four to five million un-adopted animals are
euthanized every year while breeders bring
more puppies into this world for profit.
Animals for profit is wrong. If you know
somebody who wants a pet, encourage
them to adopt. Puppies and even purebred animals (if that’s your thing) are
available in your area for adoption right
now! Friends don’t let friends buy from
What do you tell your daughter about
Very simply, I tell her that they are our friends.
When she’s older, I’ll tell her more. In the
meantime, I want her to understand that they
don’t belong behind bars or on our plates.
Luckily, in a child’s mind, that is common
sense. I feel bad for the parents that have to
explain factory farming to their children, or
more realistically, the parents that are lying to
their children about where their meat comes
from. Because if you told them the truth, even
kids know it’s wrong. ■
Visit our website to request free information
about helping animals and going vegan!
Hey, thank you sooooo much. I really appreciate
you taking the time to supply me with the
information necessary to help me be a vegan
the right way. I think I have all the information
that can keep me in the process.
Chelsea, 17, California
At the age of 17, Kitty is not only one of our
most dedicated and driven volunteers; she also
started and runs an animal rights club at her
high school.
At the AFA office, Kitty has entered thousands
of records into our database, put together over
1,000 vegan starter packs, and helped prepare
for outreach events. In the field, Kitty has
helped with outreach tables, leafleting, and feedin events. She always has a smile and is eager
to engage people, offering tips and resources to
anyone interested in veganism or animal rights.
Whether doing office work or public outreach,
Kitty is friendly and driven to make a difference
for animals.
Through Students for Animal Rights, Kitty’s
school club, she has organized a dissection choice
campaign, held vegan potlucks, hosted speakers
and film showings, and even arranged an outing
to have brunch at a local vegan restaurant. Kitty
also recently organized her first demonstration,
bringing together people from both her school
and the local animal rights community to
protest against KFC.
Even at home, Kitty is a steadfast voice for
animals. She spends several hours a day working
on AFA’s online profiles and posting daily
links, comments, and resources about animal
rights veganism on her Facebook page and in
SocialVibe forums. At mealtime, she shares
vegan favorites with her friends and family. And
when she is not spending time speaking out
against animal exploitation, she finds time to
love and care for her rescued rats.
The animals of the world are fortunate to have a
person like Kitty on their side, and we are lucky
to have her as a friend and inspiration. We know
that Kitty will continue to accomplish a lot of
amazing things for animals, whether it be the
animals she takes into her home or the animals
she saves by encouraging people to go vegan. ■
Vegan Banana Bread
When I became vegan, my mom was worried that
I wouldn’t be able to still enjoy some of our family
comfort foods, but we worked together to learn
about ingredient substitutions and turned our old
recipes into wonderful new vegan versions. This
banana bread is one of my favorites. - Amanda
4 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 Ener-G “eggs” or other egg substitute
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rice OR soy milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 1/4 cups flour
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Mash the bananas using
either a fork or electric mixer. In a large bowl or
electric mixer, mix the bananas, sugars, “eggs,”
water, rice or soy milk, and vegetable oil. Add
the flour, oats, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until it is an evenly-blended
batter. Pour the batter into two greased bread
pans, each 9x5x3. Bake for 65 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the loaves
comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pans
for about 10 minutes then remove the loaves
from the pans to finish cooling. May be served
warm or cool, and can be served with vegan
margarine, cinnamon and sugar, or Tofutti
Better Than Cream Cheese.
Now Available from AFA: Ener-G Egg Replacer
Help stop animal suffering…one box at a time.
Because egg production causes vast amounts of
suffering and death, and because eggs are so easy
to replace in cooking and baking, we are offering
Ener-G Egg Replacer at a subsidized rate.
One box of Ener-G replaces 133 eggs, eliminating approximately 4,623 hours of suffering* for
an egg-laying hen and preventing the cumulative
death of 0.7 chickens.**
You can buy a box of Ener-G Egg Replacer from AFA
for $8 postage paid—that’s only 6 cents per “egg”!
To order: Mail in cash or check to our PO Box, PayPal to [email protected], or visit afastore.com.
Note: Whole Foods, natural foods stores, and
some grocery stores carry Ener-G Egg Replacer.
If you have it available locally, please don’t order it
from us. Buy it from your local store!
The average chicken lays 252 eggs per year according to Egg Industry magazine.
*(365 x 24) / 252 = 34.76 hours of suffering per
egg. 133 x 34.76 = 4,623 hours
**Hens are slaughtered after about 1.5 years of
production. When new chicks are hatched the
males are killed at birth, as only female chicks will
grow up to lay more eggs. 252 x 1.5 = 378 eggs in
a hen’s lifetime = 2 dead animals (one dead laying
hen plus one dead male chick). ■
Rory Freedman’s
Potato Salad with Fresh Dill
6 cups water
1 1/2 pounds red or Yukon gold potatoes, cut into
1-inch cubes
About 2 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt, divided
1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise (Vegenaise* or Nayonaise)
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 celery stalk, cut into 1/4-inch dice or thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
In a 3- or 4-quart stockpot, combine the water with
about 2 teaspoons salt. Add the potatoes and place
the pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to
a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender,
about 5 minutes. Strain the potatoes and transfer
them to a large bowl to cool. Meanwhile, in a small
bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, pickle relish,
vinegar, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
When the potatoes are cool, gently toss in the celery,
onions, and dill. Add the mayonnaise mixture and
gently toss. Serves 6 to 8.
Photography by:
Tim VanOrden
Thank you to Rory Freedman for providing us with
this recipe from her book Skinny Bitch in the Kitch.
*Vegenaise is a popular vegan mayonnaise from
Follow Your Heart. It works great in all recipes calling
for mayonnaise and as a sandwich spread. Look for
it at Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, and other stores. If
your local stores don’t carry it, ask them to!
Action for Animals
P.O. Box 45843
Seattle, WA 98145
Vegan Mac & Cheese
1 pound dry pasta
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup plain soy or rice milk
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons cornstarch
or potato starch
q 1 tablespoon lemon juice
q 1 teaspoon salt
q 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
q 1 teaspoon onion powder
q 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
q 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
q 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
creamier, add a spoonful of vegan
margarine (such as Earth Balance or
Nucoa) to the mixture as it cooks in the
pot. Serve alone, sprinkled with black
pepper, mixed with green peas or slices
of veggie hot dogs, or create your own
Cook the pasta al dente and drain it. variation!
Save 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
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if more moisture is needed. To make
q pinch cayenne pepper
q 2 tablespoons tahini
q 1 teaspoon mellow white miso,
or additional salt