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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ July 24, 2012

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Frank Hoffman of all-creatures.org on resistance to compassionate living in the church

In this episode, we talk with Frank Hoffman, retired minister and creator of all-creatures.org, a website dedicated to archiving and highlighting educational materials to assist both teachers and students in the furtherance of cruelty-free living.

Frank and his wife Mary have been vegan since 1987, and are actively involved in helping others to become aware of the health, compassionate, and environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

For our Vegan Bite, we bring you a 10-minute recipe template created by nutritionist, dietitian, and chef Jeff Novick, which you can use to create a variety of quick and healthy meals.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!



Frank and Mary Hoffman

Frank and Mary Hoffman

Frank Hoffman, along with his wife Mary, operates The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation, whose objective is to promote through education the prevention of suffering and cruelty to any of God’s creatures, human or otherwise, including, but not limited to their diet, their health, and their living conditions. The Foundation also aims to promote through education the elimination of the use of animals in biomedical research and testing, their use as food, or their use for any and all commercial purposes; and to protect the environment so that no living beings suffer from its destruction or pollution.

Frank and Mary also support organizations with similar goals, and since 1998 have maintained an Internet Archival Library (at all-creatures.org) of educational materials to assist both teachers and students in the furtherance of cruelty-free living.

The Hoffmans have been vegan since 1987, and are actively involved in helping others to become aware of the health, compassion, and environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle.


News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps—A First
  • NASA Astronauts On Mars Mission Will Eat 100% Vegan Menu
  • Fake Chicken That Could Fool a Hen
  • Subway’s vegan sammies: Meets non-meat standards?
  • Queen guitarist turns estate into wildlife refuge
  • Think Smoking is Unhealthy? Eating Eggs Might Be Worse
  • Craigslist Posts May Be Tied To Animals Being Used For Target Practice In Oregon
  • Vegan Boxer Wins Welterweight Title
  • Doctors File Criminal Complaint Against Hartford Hospital for Mutilating Live Pigs
  • Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH): Release the Rockville 15 to a chimpanzee sanctuary
  • Doctors Call for Federal Investigation of Unlawful Chimpanzee Experiments at Bioqual
  • Come Clean: Ending Cosmetics Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests on Animals
  • 4,000 wild monkeys saved from laboratory experiments

News around Town:

VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck: 6p, July 25, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. This month is the 3rd annual Luau. VegNet will provide gourmet Field Roast grain hotdogs, veggie burgers, buns, and condiments. Bring a vegan side dish to share and join in the fun. If you’re a drummer or play a musical instrument and would like to share your talent at the event, contact [email protected]

For more information about this event, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or email .


Vegan Bite:

Recipe from Jeff Novick, Nutritionist, Dietitian, and Chef

For a really quick and healthy meal, Jeff says you can put this together in 10 minutes.

Pre-cook two large potatoes

While the potatoes are cooking, put in a pan the following items:

  • 2 boxes Pomi tomatoes
  • 2 cans beans, any kind
  • 2 packages frozen vegetables of any variety
  • ½ bag frozen onions
  • Spices of your choice: curry powder, garlic, pepper, etc.

Heat over medium heat and when potatoes are almost done, chop and add to the rest of the mixture, and voilà—dinner is ready.

This is a template that you can use to make many different recipes. By varying the beans and vegetables and exchanging the potato for whole wheat pasta or brown rice you can make Italian or Mexican dishes, and even soup, by adding two boxes of water after you pour the boxed tomatoes in.



Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour


All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.


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