H.R. 961 — Calling all Californians against horse slaughter

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Call to Action on H.R. 961

Hey there Golden State-ers.

Are you ready to take part on behalf of horses and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961, The SAFE Act of 2019, out of Committee?

When The SAFE Act becomes law it will totally abolish the practice of slaughtering horses for human consumption. Imagine the impact on the lives of our Quarter Horses (America’s Horse), Thoroughbreds and Wild Horses & Burros. There is so very much at stake.

Magic Number — 290

Here’s what we need to do.

We need a minimum of 290 to take advantage of the newly instituted Consensus Calendar Rule which will move the Bill onto the House Floor for debate and vote.

As of this writing, H.R. 961 has 149 cosponsors.

Below are all 53 U.S. Representatives from the State of California. Those who have cosponsored are marked with a big YES.

If they have not cosponsored, you know what to do. For those new to the process, here’s a link that will take you through it right here on Tuesday’s Horse.

Please note that this is a bipartisan issue.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES FROM CALIFORNIA

District 1: Doug LaMalfa (R)

District 2: Jared Huffman (D) — YES

District 3: John Garamendi (D)

District 4: Tom McClintock (R)

District 5: Mike Thompson (D) — YES

District 6: Doris Matsui (D) — YES

District 7: Ami Bera (D)

District 8: Paul Cook (R)

District 9: Jerry McNerney (D) — YES

District 10: Josh Harder (D)

District 11: Mark DeSaulnier (D)

District 12: Nancy Pelosi (D)

District 13: Barbara Lee (D) — YES

District 14: Jackie Speier (D)

District 15: Eric Swalwell (D) — YES

District 16: Jim Costa (D)

District 17: Ro Khanna (D) — YES

District 18: Anna Eshoo (D) — YES

District 19: Zoe Lofgren (D) — YES

District 20: Jimmy Panetta (D) — YES

District 21: T. J. Cox (D)

District 22: Devin Nunes (R)

District 23: Kevin McCarthy (R)

District 24: Salud Carbajal (D) — YES

District 25: Katie Hill (D)

District 26: Julia Brownley (D) — YES

District 27: Judy Chu (D) — YES

District 28: Adam Schiff (D) — YES

District 29: Tony Cárdenas (D)

District 30: Brad Sherman (D) — YES

District 31: Pete Aguilar (D) — YES

District 32: Grace Napolitano (D)

District 33: Ted Lieu (D) 2015 — YES

District 34: Jimmy Gomez (D)

District 35: Norma Torres (D) — YES

District 36: Raul Ruiz (D)

District 37: Karen Bass (D) — YES

District 38: Linda Sánchez (D) — YES

District 39: Gil Cisneros (D) — YES

District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) — YES

District 41: Mark Takano (D)

District 42: Ken Calvert (R) — YES

District 43: Maxine Waters (D)

District 44: Nanette Barragan (D)

District 45: Katie Porter (D)

District 46: Lou Correa (D) — YES

District 47: Alan Lowenthal (D) — YES

District 48: Harley Rouda (D) — YES

District 49: Mike Levin (D) — YES

District 50: Duncan D. Hunter (R) — YES

District 51: Juan Vargas (D) — YES

District 52: Scott Peters (D) — YES

District 53: Susan Davis (D) — YES

Source: Congress.gov — H.R. 961 Cosponsors by State in Alphabetical Order.

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Take Action

Contact the YES’s to say thank you (believe us, they will remember you did); and the non YES’s to ask them to please cosponsor.

You do not need to wait until your State is called here on Tuesday’s Horse. Take action today no matter what State your are from. Thank you!

Last updated 6/10/19 7:56 a.m. EST


Resources

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The Vegan Lunchbox

Hey there. I am not going to list any delicious recipes. I am giving you a bunch of delicious links instead. All about lunch.

You seem to have breakfast and dinner (or supper) solved. But lunch, not so much. Lots of these you can make at the weekend. And kid friendly too. Here we go!

• From Wallflower Kitchen @ http://wallflowerkitchen.com/20-vegan-packed-lunch-recipes/

Vegan Suschi in a Jar
Click image to visit Wallflower Kitchen for this mind blowing Vegan Sushi in a Jar recipe (No. 7).

• How about this fun list from PeTA. 15 Minutes or Less. I’m in! @ https://www.peta.org/living/food/vegan-work-lunches-take-15-minutes-less/

• A Couple Cooks @ https://www.acouplecooks.com/15-easy-vegetarian-lunch-ideas/

• Ambitious Kitchen @ https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/vegan-lunch-recipes/

• Vegan Heaven @ https://veganheaven.org/all-recipes/40-easy-vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Taste of Home (there’s 60, no kidding) @ https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Eating Well @ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22500/lifestyle-diets/vegan/lunch/for-work/slideshow/quick-healthy-vegan-lunch-ideas-for-work/

• Eluxe Magazine (28 packable ideas) @ https://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/packable-vegan-lunch-ideas/

• Minimalist Baker. Can’t leave without mentioning Minimalist Baker. These are for kids but heck anybody would love these. See @ https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-lunchbox-ideas/

How about some No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bites?

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Energy Bites by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.

• Oh, and our dear friend Vegan Richa @ https://www.veganricha.com/2018/09/20-vegan-lunch-box-ideas.html

You gotta try these from Vegan Richa @ https://www.veganricha.com/2014/01/taco-spice-white-bean-quesadilla-vegan.html. And these @ https://www.veganricha.com/2012/08/portabella-stuffed-with-hash-browns.html

That ought to keep you going for awhile. Please feel free to share link ideas in comments. Questions? Let me know.

Cookbook Plug

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Vegan pumpkin coffee cake with pecan crumb

Okay. I missed my regular Thursday post (sorry!) but here I am still in time for the weekend. You haven’t done your food shopping yet have you?

You have been writing me saying “more pumpkin recipes please”. I’m on it!

Vegan Richa's Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb. Yummmm! Click image for all 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes to Make this Fall.
Vegan Richa’s Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb. Yummmm! Click image for all 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes to Make this Fall.

If you are in a hurry, go here now for 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes and check out all the yummies there »

I made this coffee cake Wednesday morning cause I had a bag of pecans I was munching on (I got them to bake with but . . . ) and then I saw this recipe. Oh my. Ohhhhhhhhh my!

Here’s Ms Hingle’s description:

Easy 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cake, topped with Chai Spice Pecan Streusel. Just 15 mins prep. Soft, Spiced, Delicious. Makes 1 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 inch brownie pan.

Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb

Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb

by VeganRicha »

Ingredients

Dry:
1—1/2 cups flour (I generally use a mix of Spelt/Wheat and unbleached all purpose)
½ cup powdered vegan sugar (Use 2 tbsp more for sweeter)
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tsp pumpkin pie spice ( or 11/2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ to ⅓ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves)
3 to 4 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans

Wet:
1 cup pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
½ cup non dairy milk (almond or soy or lite coconut)
3 to 4 Tbsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Streusel
6 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp granulated sugar , optional
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or chai spice or a mix of cardamom and cinnamon
1/3 tsp salt
2.5 tbsp refined coconut oil
US Customary – Metric

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a brownie pan with parchment. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk well.

Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and mix to just about combine. Let it sit for 2 minutes, then mix again to ensure there are no dry flour streaks. Pour the thick batter into the brownie pan. Even it out using a spatula.

Make the Streusel by mixing everything in a bowl with your fingers or a spoon until crumbly, Add a tsp or so more oil if needed.

Sprinkle all over the cake and evenly spread. Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick from the center.

Cool completely before slicing. Serve with turmeric pumpkin spice latte.. For a decadent dessert, add a light drizzle of plain sugar icing.

What other types of vegan recipes are you interested in? One writer suggested vegan treats for trick or treat-ers coming to a door near you. I’ll see what’s out there then see you back here real soon. And on time!

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Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen cookbook.
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Pumpkin Time

Temperatures are cooling. A bit here and there! Pumpkin treats are popping up everywhere already. That’s a good thing, right? So how about a recipe or two? Yummmm.

Image source: Loving It Vegan. Click image to make this.
Image source: Loving It Vegan. Click image to make this.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

From Loving It Vegan »

This pumpkin pie smoothie is just 5 ingredients, takes 5 minutes to prepare and gets its wonderful flavor from pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup and coconut milk.

Want to make it? Visit their website for full recipe and instructions. The fifth ingredient? You will need some frozen bananas too. We freeze them sliced. Yes, they stick together! Set them out a bit beforehand.

How about those drinking straws? There’s loads at Amazon!

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Vegan gluten free pumpkin pie. Image by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.
Vegan gluten free pumpkin pie. Image by Minimalist Baker. Click to visit recipe.

From Minimalist Baker »

We adore Minimalist Baker. Dana is a marvel. Follow her on social media. She is everywhere. You may love her YouTube channel best of all! Follow her on Instagram @minimalistbaker too.

This recipe is staple around the Horse Fund.

10 ingredients including crust. We list ingredients so you have an idea on how much shopping you may need to do.

Ingredients

US Customary – Metric

CRUST
6 Tbsp cold vegan butter (or chilled coconut oil with varied results)
1 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour
1/4 tsp salt
4-6 Tbsp ice cold water

FILLING
2 3/4 cups pumpkin puree (1 1/2 15-ounce cans yield 2 3/4 cups)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1 Tbsp olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or sub mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves)
1/4 tsp sea salt

Ready to go? Dash over to Dana’s website for instructions and more.

Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumb

From Vegan Richa »

Must include a pumpkin recipe from Vivian’s favourite vegan chef ever, Richa Hingle at Vegan Richa! This is so delectable we make this year round.

Easy 1 Bowl Pumpkin Cake, topped with Chai Spice Pecan Streusel. Just 15 mins prep. Soft, Spiced, Delicious. Vegan Pumpkin Crumb Cake. Soy-free Recipe. Makes it in a 9 by 9 or 8 by 8 inch brownie pan.

Ingredients

Dry:
1 1/2 cups flour (I generally use a mix of Spelt/Wheat and unbleached all purpose)
½ cup powdered vegan sugar * (Use 2 tbsp more for sweeter)
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tsp pumpkin pie spice ( or 11/2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ to ⅓ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves)
3 to 4 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans
Wet:
1 cup pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
½ cup non dairy milk (almond or soy or lite coconut)
3 to 4 Tbsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Streusel:
6 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp granulated sugar, optional
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or chai spice or a mix of cardamom and cinnamon
1/3 tsp salt
2.5 tbsp refined coconut oil

Well, how are you feeling so far? You should have most of these ingredients. Once you have gathered the items you need together, making this goes really fast. Takes 40-45 minutes to bake in a 350F oven. We believe wholeheartedly you will be so very glad you made this wonderful treat!

Get directions » Or watch how now (has music).

Check this link from the Vegan Richa website: 25 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes for more ideas »

Want something different for breakfast? Try Richa’s Vegan Pumpkin French Toast!

Gift Yourself &/Or Your favourite Vegan

Click image to purchase at Amazon.
Click image to purchase at Amazon.

Thank You!

Thank you for stopping by. Let us know how you like these goodies in comments. Share your favourite vegan pumpkin recipes with us too.