Dr. Will Tuttle’s writings, presentations, and  music focus on compassion, creativity, intuition, and the intersection of social justice, animal liberation, and environmental, health, spiritual, and peace issues. A visionary speaker, educator, author, and musician, he’s a former Zen monk with a Ph.D. from U.C., Berkeley, and a vegan since 1980. He is the editor of Circles of Compassion  and Buddhism and Veganism, author of Your Inner Islands, and other books, and recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize. He has appeared in many radio, television, print, and online interviews, as well as documentary films, including Cowspiracy; Prayer for Compassion; HOPE: What You Eat Matters; Vegan: Everyday Stories; and Animals and the Buddha.


The World Peace Diet offers an expanded understanding of our culture and our health. It has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society honoring the interconnectedness of life. The World Peace Diet is one of the first books to make explicit the hidden connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives.

Sautéed Broccoli with Cherry Tomatoes and Cannelloni Beans in Garlic and Oil 

over Penne


1 package of W.W. penne- cooked in salted water, al dente, (reserve water)

1 onion, diced

2 heads of broccoli , cut into florets

1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half

½ cup olive oil

¼ white wine

3 Tbs minced garlic cloves

1 can Cannelloni Beans

1 t. oregano

1 t. basil

Salt and pepper to taste (red pepper flakes optional)

¼ cup chopped parsley



  1. In large pan or wok, sauté onions in olive oil with half of the garlic, until translucent. 
  2. Add the broccoli and remaining garlic and cook until the broccoli starts to soften.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, beans, white wine and seasonings.
  4. Let cook down for 5-10 minutes until the cherry tomatoes are soft and the beans are hot.
  5. Add the pasta into the wok, with ¼ cup of the pasta cooking water.
  6. Mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  7. Garnish with the fresh parsley