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Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

This Christmas season, many of us will be celebrating the holiday with our families and friends by expressing our love for God. And many of us will celebrate by sharing love in the spirit of other traditions. However we choose to celebrate Christmas, let us also extend our love to all the innocent animals, too. Our slogan “Love Life!”—which for Down to Earth means “Love animals, don’t eat them”—can be applied not only during the Christmas season but every day of the year. Practice compassion and goodwill towards all life by making this Christmas meat-free. It will be good for your health, good for the planet, and of course…good for the cows, pigs and turkeys!

In this month’s newsletter we are thrilled to announce that Down to Earth has posted a new and improved website. It has a great new look and is loaded with a wealth of information that more effectively promotes a vegetarian lifestyle. Read all about it in “Down to Earth News.” And be sure to visit our Recipes page for some of the best all-vegetarian holiday recipes.

From all of us at Down to Earth, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Feature Article

Goodwill Towards the Innocent Animals, Too!

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In this month’s “Message from the Chief Vegetarian Officer,” Mark Fergusson notes that Christmas is a time to show compassion and goodwill toward all living beings, including the innocent animals. This is the true meaning of “peace on earth.”

If we truly want to live a compassionate life – not just in words but in real-life action – then we should try our best to never unnecessarily harm other living beings. Great teachers from many spiritual traditions have taught this virtue. Read more »

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In the News

Down to Earth Launches New Website

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Down to Earth ALL VEGETARIAN Organic & Natural has updated and enhanced its website with a new design that more effectively promotes a vegetarian lifestyle. It is now on line at www.downtoearth.org.

The improved site makes it easier to find information that helps improve health, contribute to a cleaner and safer environment, and protect the welfare of all living beings, including the innocent animals. Read more »

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Message from the Chief Vegetarian Officer

Goodwill to All Living Beings

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Aloha. ‘Tis the holiday season, a time of goodwill to all. Despite this noble spirit, somehow the holidays are also the season for the consumption of even larger numbers of chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows! Approximately 10 billion animals a year, which is over 30 million animals a day, are cruelly slaughtered in the USA alone. I am not sure how many are slaughtered for the holidays, but the numbers are likely astounding. So, this Christmas season, as we think of goodwill to all people, let’s also show compassion and goodwill to all living beings, including the innocent animals. Read more »

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Veggie Quote

“This Christmas season, as we think of goodwill to all people, let’s also show compassion and goodwill to all living beings, including the innocent animals.”

-Mark Fergusson
Chief Vegetarian Officer, Down to Earth

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Health Tip

Staying Healthy for the Holidays

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With the busyness that accompanies the Christmas season, it is easy to neglect your own health and well being. Between all the shopping, family gatherings, and rich foods, you may suddenly find yourself stressed-out, exhausted, and getting sick! It happens more often than you know. To avoid this predicament, consider keeping your health in check this month using these tips ... Read more »

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Make Every Day Earth Day

Greening Your Holidays through Compassion

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The holiday season is all about goodwill – expressing love with gifts, enjoying special time with family and community, demonstrating caring toward others. In a word, it’s about compassion. And what better way to turn compassion into practice than with the kindness of cruelty-free vegetarian holiday meals? Your goodwill in choosing vegetarian fare will bring you a ‘green’ bonus: the compassion you show for other living beings will extend directly into compassionate action and benefit to the Earth! Your plant-based, vegetarian holiday meals will help to ... Read more »

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Pecan Pie

 

Additional tasty recipes:

Christmas Casserole
Maple Baked Squash
Cranberry Delight

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