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Episode 235: “There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — July 12, 2014


Welcome to the 235th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Lizbeth Pratt [transcript], with a special review by Amanda Crow

On today’s episode, we chat about scoring free stuff on the street, Mariann’s latest foray into ethically-sourced clothing, the concept of “freedom” and what that might mean for animals, the latest stupidity caused by the horse drawn carriage industry here in New York City, and an update about the Our Hen House TV show.

Joining us today will be Lizbeth Pratt, a former rancher turned animal rights activist who also transformed her business into a vegan wonderland. She has an important story to tell, and we’re honored she’s telling it today on Our Hen House.

Then, we’ll be joined by Amanda Crow, who will be giving us her take on Miyoko Schinner’s book, Artisan Vegan Cheese. Amanda has never made her own cheese before, so this will be a first all-around. We think you’ll love what she has to say.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.


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“There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.” -Anna Sewell

Amanda Crow reviewing Miyoko Schinner's "Artisan Vegan Cheese"

Amanda Crow reviewing Miyoko Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheese

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(4) Readers Comments

  1. Aurora Cooney
    July 12, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I LOVED the interview with Amanda Crow! Ok, she's my daughter and I got to eat all those wonderful cheeses....I was impressed eating the cheeses, but I am also impressed listening to the interview.

  2. July 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Loved this episode! OK, we love them all - but always great to hear from another Montana vegan : ) Lizbeth Pratt is an inspiration.

  3. July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Great segment! Fantastic job, Amanda! I, too, have been curious about artisan vegan cheese (having never tasted it even)....might just give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. July 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I love the segment on the vegan cheeses! I have Miyoko's book and I've been afraid to try the rejuvelac after trying to sprout brown rice and it never sprouted. I was told wheat berries are easy to sprout. I am renewed my interest in giving it another shot! Great job Amanda!

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