On today’s show I chatted with popular musician and animal activist, Joy Askew. We talked about compassionate vegan recipes and her new CD, “Walk the Dog!” She shared her wonderful Green Lentil and Walnut Paté recipe with us. Joy Askew has played and sung with such luminary artists as Joe Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson and Jack Bruce. She has appeared with David Bowie and David Byrne while promoting her own six CD releases, and she has performed for President Barack Obama. A keen activist on behalf of farm animals, her music can be heard in the film “Peaceable Kingdom, The Journey Home.”
Joy is running a Pledgemusic Campaign to fund the finalising and release of "Walk the Dog." Please go to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/joy-askew Or simply: www.pledgemusic.com and look up Joy Askew, Walk the Dog! On June 8th at 8pm Joy will be appearing at The Living Room in NYC. Today I featured the melodic, dynamic and catchy track " Drunk On You," which showcases Joy at her best!
More news! On May 14th, the stars came out to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Compassionate celebs including Corey Feldman, Jesse Eisenberg, Wendie Malick, Eric Roberts, Ally Sheedy, and Carol Leifer dined on a three-course gourmet vegan dinner while honoring 25 years of progress for farm animals. Here is a sound-bite from Jesse Eisenberg and other highlights from the night from HLN’s “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell” And, to further commemorate Farm Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary, co-founder Gene Baur recently hit the open road for a three-week cross-country adventure to explore food, people and places sparking a national awakening toward conscious consumption and respect for farm animals. To learn more, go to farmsanctuary.org
Jane-Velez-Mitchell and Gene-Baur
"Photo Credit: Lesley-Marino for Farm Sanctuary.”
My dazzling dessert recipe of the week is… Best Peanut Butter Fudge! Fudge-o–licious! Prepare this treat in under 15 minutes, making an inviting afternoon snack or decadent tasting dessert for kids of all ages! Please join us!