Monthly Blog Archives: November 2014

Authentic Paella Recipes by Your Fave Latin Chefs: Traditional, Vegetarian & More!

Click on the link below to access some great recipes. Created in Valencia on the east coast of Spain, paella is today one of the country’s most popular exports. Traditionally made of toasted short grain rice with a combination of chicken, mussels, shrimp, peppers, saffron, and garlic, modern cooks and celebrity chefs have taken the classic dish to new heights, offering up paella recipes that are exclusively vegetarian, seafood, and more. via Authentic Paella Recipes […]

Recipes: Candied Flax Walnuts, Chocolate Black Bean Truffles, Mushroom Gravy

This is one of three different and rather delicious-sounding recipes that you will find when you click on the link below. Enjoy. 1) Candied Flax Walnuts 2 cups walnuts (soaked for four hours) 1 tsp. coconut oil 4 Tbsp, maple syrup 2 Tbsp. flax 1 Tbsp. organic cane sugar or coconut sugar dash of cinnamon Method: Preheat oven to 300 F. Gently melt the maple syrup, sugar, and coconut oil. Add cinnamon and add to walnuts. […]

Peanut butter: the vegetarian conspiracy | OUPblog

There is something quintessentially American about peanut butter. While people in other parts of the world eat it, nowhere is it devoured with the same gusto as in the United States, where peanut butter is ensconced in an estimated 85% of home kitchens. Who exactly invented peanut butter is unknown; the only person to make that claim was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the chief medical officer at the Sanatarium, the fashionable health retreat in Battle […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Vegetable Tarts, Big and Small –

A vegetable tart is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving meal, offering vegetarian guests a hearty main course and tempting the turkey-eaters as a pleasing side dish. For Well’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving, readers came up with two tasty tart options. One is a bite-size appetizer tart that will wow your crowd. The second is a larger savory tart that can be the centerpiece of a holiday table. Ashley Wood of Winnipeg, Canada uses a mini-muffin […]

Tofurky’s 20th Anniversary: Founder Seth Tibbott’s Favorite Vegetarian Turkey Recipe:

To some folks, it’s just a goofy-sounding word and a cute umbrella-term used to poke fun at vegetarians—but for 400,000 consumers who go out of their way to secure a roast every year, Tofurky is no laughing matter: It’s a delicious alternative to meat-centric special-occasion meals. In honor of the soy meat’s 20th anniversary—and the first-ever official pardoning of a Tofurky this weekend by Seattle’s mayor (for serious)—I caught up with Seth Tibbott, the inventor […]

7 Thanksgiving Problems All Vegetarians Have To Deal With – MTV

It’s a day to give thanks and spend time with loved ones, but for those who don’t celebrate the “turkey” part of turkey day, Thanksgiving also means navigating a litany of issues that only fellow herbivores will truly be able to sympathize with. Here are some vegetarian Thanksgiving problems that harken back to the first time a pilgrim passed the meat dish without taking any… via 7 Thanksgiving Problems All Vegetarians Have To Deal With […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Pomegranate Salad –

The traditions of Thanksgiving are part of what makes it a favorite holiday. But sometimes it’s also about starting new traditions. Sadhna Sheli, a reader from Los Angeles, is a vegetarian, but her husband’s family members from Israel are meat lovers. When her in-laws came to visit, she didn’t know how her new family would react. As it turned out, when her mother-in-law learned she was vegetarian, one of the first things she made for […]

These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They’re The Real Deal

By their name alone, meatballs subtly hint at their main ingredient — meat. And yet, these vegetarian meatballs are made with no meat at all, and they pull off the good work that a good meatball does. Who woulda thunk? Check these out: Want to try out the recipes? Click on the link below: via These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They’re The Real Deal.

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise |

It is that time of year again. People are starting to make New Year’s Resolutions. According to Inquisitr on Nov. 21, losing weight is one of the most popular goals. A new study claims that to lose weight more quickly; it is recommended dieters now follow a vegan or a vegetarian food plan. People who ate this way for eight or more weeks, they lost twice as much weight than those who focused on low […]

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner seems to get more complicated every year, as guests bring a whole host of dietary restrictions, eating preferences and food issues to feasts across the country along with the customary bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. Vegetarians and vegans are perhaps the most common people hosts find themselves catering to nowadays, and finding ways to offer good meal options that don’t include meat or animal-based products can be a difficult task. But the […]

20 years of Tofurky: Why people eat fake meat | FOX31 Denver

DENVER — Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott’s first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s. Vegetable side dishes and salads were nice but they didn’t seem as festive as a turkey, the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table. The Oregon man tried all kinds of experiments, from a stuffed pumpkin to a gluten roast that took all day to make but was “unsliceable and indigestible.” After becoming a […]

Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express

Please remember, this is not my personal advice to you. This article has been posted for your information. Any decisions you make about your health and diet needs to be done in consultation with your medical advisor.   A healthy, plant-based diet can significantly improve blood sugar levels and even potentially leave patients free of the disease. An analysis of previous studies showed a vegetarian diet had significant benefits in the treatment of Type 2 […]

Vegetarian gravy that won’t leave you missing meat – Longview News-Journal: Food

In case there is any doubt, let’s clear this up: You don’t have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately for vegetarians, much of the gravy served on Turkey Day is made using the drippings of the big bird. And with good reason; turkey gravy is delicious. But in the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough […]

6 Vegetarian Crock-Pot Recipes So Good, You’ll Gladly Skip The Meat | Bustle

A good dinner doesn’t need meat to make a statement. It speaks for itself. And, if we’re being honest, it’s usually a hell of a lot easier to put together than a platter that requires deboning, browning, sautéing, or deveining. A vegetarian meal made in the Crock-Pot? That’s a serious no-brainer. A vegetarian dish packs as much — if not more — protein, vitamins, and grains than your average run-of-the-mill, meat-filled one, and takes just […]

A CUP OF JO: Vegetarian Chili

This month, we’re featuring comfort food recipes, and what could be more comforting than curling up with a warm bowl of chili? (It’s also an easy meal to serve when friends come over.) Today, Erica from The Mama Circle shares her recipe for this hearty vegetarian chili that’s good for your body and soul. Here’s how she makes it… Vegetarian Chili by Erica Chidi of The Mama Circle Winter is for cozy bowl food. Winter […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Bread Salad Inspired by Stuffing –

Panzanella is a Tuscan summer bread salad, often made to use up stale bread. The typical panzanella consists of chunks of stale bread and tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar. So why are we talking about a summer salad for Thanksgiving? Reader Jessica Benoit offers this fall version of panzanella, inspired by her first Thanksgiving abroad and thoughts of the traditional stuffing her family ate during holidays in New England […]

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

I absolutely love French cuisine, and the food available in the south of France is one of the highlights of living here so far. Ingredients are good quality, fresh and very tasty, and eating in restaurants (although more expensive than I am used to) is an amazing experience! Even at tiny corner shops or bakeries, the vegetables are locally sourced and the bread was baked that very morning. This country does not survive on microwave […]

3 Meatless Entrees for a Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving | Care2 Healthy Living

Click on the link below for the recipes. Enjoy! There’s so much food served at Thanksgiving, you won’t even notice it if a turkey is missing. But just to be sure, here are three meat-free entrees to give thanks over. In addition to being delicious, they’ll look beautiful on your table – even more beautiful than a turkey! Roasted Pumpkin Soup – A whole roasted pumpkin steaming with fragrant steamed vegetables looks just as good […]

Vegetarian Sandwiches Worth Writing Home About

There’s a common misconception that great sandwiches have to be loaded with meat. It’s no one’s fault really, it just so happens that some of our favorite sandwiches are meat forward. There’s the club sandwich with double layers of meat. And then the Reuben that’s loaded with corned beef. And let’s not forget the BLT which gives bacon its proper glory. But we’re here today to prove that great sandwiches can be vegetarian — and […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Rice, Beet and Kale Salad With Cider Dressing –

For her Thanksgiving celebration in Canada in October, food blogger Allison Day hosts an entire family of gluten-free eaters. Complicating her menu is the fact that she is the only true vegetarian at the table. “The celebration is a very different affair in my house, but delicious, nonetheless,” writes Ms. Day. “Healthy food is a priority in my kitchen, but so is delicious food.” Ms. Day notes that navigating the world of vegetarian cooking and […]

Ottolenghi’s new vegetarian cookbook packs Plenty More Mideast punch – Modern Manna Israel News | Haaretz

After much anticipation, Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press) finally came out last month. It’s a sequel to Plenty (Chronicle Books, 2011) which was crowned “vegetarian cookbook of the decade” by the Washington Post and is the London-based Israeli chef’s fourth best-seller, judging by its ranking on As with all his former books, Plenty More has a strong Middle Eastern and Mediterranean emphasis, with recipes […]

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets –

Are you looking for a showstopping main course for the vegan guests at your Thanksgiving table? Try a really big beet. That is the advice of reader Diana Jarvis, a Manhattan resident whose Thanksgiving is more of a party than the typical holiday dinner. She describes it as “one long, boozy cocktail party in my East Village apartment. “I usually have 15 to 30 people, friends, and friends of friends, and foreigners who are curious […]

Harley’s is a coffee house with heart – Falkirk Herald

How do you spot the vegan at a dinner party? You don’t have to – they’ll be sure to tell you! Sorry, another bad joke … but the food at Harley’s Coffee House is seriously good. Although not strictly vegan – the Camelon cafe sells meat and vegetarian produce too – those that avoid all animal produce are well catered for. The family business opened almost a year ago and since then has been notching […]

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

It’s never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revive the former war rationing effort in the name of public health. At the time, the goal was to combat heart disease and other diet-related illnesses by helping Americans reduce their intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol from meat by about 15 percent. In […]

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

At a time when more than a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans are vegetarian and about a third say they’re choosing vegan or vegetarian meals more often, according to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. “Part of the reason this is going mainstream is that vegetarian […]

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

My husband and I became pescetarians, or vegetarians who eat seafood, two years ago as a result of my columns on vegan chef Roni Shapiro (September 2012), on the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (March 2013) and my eye-opening research into food industry practices. I also have celiac disease and eat gluten-free. I am not alone. More people are radically altering their diets for health, medical or animal-cruelty reasons. Food allergies, some life-threatening, and celiac and non-celiac […]

Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain

SPAIN’S bias towards meat could be a thing of the past, as the country sees a dramatic rise in vegetarian and vegan eateries. Meat and shellfish traditionally dominate most Spanish dinner tables, with some dishes combining both in an all-out carnivorous celebration. But according to vegetarian website there has been a 94% increase in healthy eateries since 2011, when only 353 meat-free restaurants were serving. There are now 686, with many non-vegetarian restaurants providing […]

Chatting with Karen Page, Author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

When it comes to cooking for your palate, you can count on husband-and-wife duo Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s Flavor Bible. The tome not only received an award from the James Beard Foundation, but was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of the past century by Forbes. Now Page and Dornenburg are back, but this time they’ve gone vegetarian. Their 554-page reference book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, uses the same approach to plant-based cooking as […]

Aglaia Kremezi: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

Penny De Los Santos‘ photo spread in the beginning of Aglaia Kremezi‘s Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts (Abrams 2014 of purple artichokes, young zucchini with their yellow flowers, carrots, Swiss chard and fronds of fennel should remind us why vegetables can be so satisfying that the lack of meat is forgotten: Vegetables are more photogenic, colorful, and sexy, so obviously they were the “Lolitas” of the camera lens. And yet, if I had prepared meat more often […]

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