Monthly Blog Archives: January 2015

Protein Plus – Livemint

A study published in The JAMA Network Journals last year says that eating a vegetarian diet can help lower blood pressure. A year earlier, a report in the same journal had said vegetarian diets help reduce the risk of several chronic diseases, including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and ischaemic heart disease. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that wholesome vegetarian diets offer distinct advantages. So if one of your resolutions for this year […]

Recipe Revamp: How to Make Any Recipe Vegan or Vegetarian: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

You’ve been perusing recipes and finally found THE ONE you’ve been searching for. (Sometimes it can be as hard as finding THE ONE.) Problem is, the recipe needs to be vegan. Have no fear! We’ve put together our recipe-revamp cheat sheet that offers five easy substitutions to turn any recipe into a vegan or vegetarian one. Instead of: Chicken or beef broth Use: Vegetable or mushroom broth Vegetable broth has a lighter flavor and works […]

Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds |

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analysed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study, published last Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – […]

10 Vegetarian Foods That Increase Metabolism – Boldsky

Vegetables are considered extremely healthy. They burn the extra calories in our body, thereby converting the food we eat into energy. This process is called metabolism. There are many vegetarian foods that increase metabolism. Healthy foods that increase metabolism can help in weight reduction. The more vegetables you consume, the more healthy you can live. Diet Mistakes That Slow Down Metabolism In The Body Vegetarian foods that increase metabolism can be consumed as salads or […]

Portobello and Beans Vegetarian Chili, Meatless Friday

The Garden Society at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan, had many volunteers and a core group of five women. The society began in 2005 and continues to this day. I retired from the group in 2013, leaving it in the competent hands of the dedicated Master Gardener, Ann. The garden society’s goal was (and still is) to build and maintain gardens of prayer and memorial on the 95 acre site. One of the […]

Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss – LA Times

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study published Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – New […]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals (From Swindon Advertiser)

Rosemarie Orwin, 52, Okus, life model and founder of Modelled me UK, tells us about her life with food Do you cook a lot yourself? What is your failsafe dish? I don’t tend to do the cooking but when I do, my failsafe dish is Spaghetti Bolognese. Where do you like to eat out? How often? When I’ve got the money, Bistro Les Chats. What do you always hope to find on a menu? For […]

The 7 Types of Vegetarians, Because There’s More Than One Way Not To Fry a Fish | Bustle

Here’s a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek look at vegetarianism: I dipped my toe into the vegetarian pond the summer before my sophomore year of college. I had just seen Food Inc. for the first time (an emotional cinematic experience for my 19-year-old self) and was ready to make a Life Change. That summer, I was still pretty unsure about this whole college thing. I had yet to experience that “ah ha” moment the brochures all promised, […]

The Weeknight Vegetarian adds interest to a simple, nutritious, previously boring dish – The Washington Post

When you’re trying to cook a quick dinner with not too many unusual ingredients — most of the time, in other words — some small touches can take something that would otherwise taste thrown together and turn it into something that tastes more thoughtful, more interesting and ultimately more satisfying. Click on the link for a deliciously simple recipe. You won’t be disappointed. via The Weeknight Vegetarian adds interest to a simple, nutritious, previously boring […]

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

Meatless Monday is not a new concept, but it is becoming an increasingly common one in even the most bacon-loving family kitchen as people look to save money, calories and maybe even the planet. While we are still eating more meat than nearly any other country, per capita meat intake in the United States has dropped 12 percent in the past five years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. A Harvard study recently touted […]

Master vegetables like a Gujarati | Residency | Life and style | The Guardian

Charting a family history can take many forms. Sometimes it’s a series of handwritten letters or boxes of strange objects in the attic, occasionally it’s drawn up in a family tree. And while my own family has lost most of its material possessions over the years, our stories have been kept intact through recipes and food. At the start and heart of every story is a place called Gujarat. Although I’ve never lived there, the […]

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

Meals on Wheels People will launch a daily vegetarian meal option for homebound clients beginning Monday, Jan. 19. Vegetarian meals have been available at the organization’s 34 neighborhood dining centers for several years, but not in the packaged meals delivered each day to senior citizens and others. “We are receiving more requests for a vegetable-based diet from our homebound clients,” said Suzanne Washington, Meals on Wheels People executive director. “We deliver nearly 3,000 meals to […]

Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World | The Daily Meal

Once upon a time, vegetarians had a few bland pasta dishes or some unexciting vegetable stir-frys to choose on most restaurant menus, but such limitations have all but disappeared in modern dining. Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World In an interview last January, all-star chef Alex Guarnaschelli said she believes that we’re entering a golden age of restaurants embracing the potential of vegetables. “The era of slapping together a bunch of vegetables if a vegan […]

Trying to Eat Less Meat? Ten Veggie Dishes for Carnivores | A Healthier Michigan

If one of your health goals is to eat less meat, you’ll be happy to know that endless days of salads don’t have to be your future. Nothing against salads, but sometimes you need something a little heartier and filling, especially at dinnertime. We found ten vegetarian and vegan recipes that will help you meet your meat reduction goals and still fill you up. They’ll also ensure that everyone in your family – even the […]

18 Vegetarian And Vegan Recipes That Go Beyond Meatless Monday

It may be hard to imagine something like chicken noodle soup or barbecued chicken wings without the meat, but let us assure you it can be done. With a new year in full swing, you may be trying out Meatless Mondays for the first time or looking for healthier dinner options. In any case, we’ve rounded up some tasty-looking meatless “meaty” recipes from around the web. From classic soups to holiday dishes and summer favourites […]

From radical to trendy for Mainers living without meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Vegetarians think deeply about food, and many here in Maine are willing to share their thoughts. I discovered this after posting a message online seeking Maine vegetarians willing to be interviewed. I crossed my fingers and hoped I’d hear from five, maybe six people. I feared I’d hear from no one. Then I hit enter. To my surprise, my inbox and voicemail were soon flooded with more than 70 messages. Since then, I’ve had the […]

Cooking vegetarian from Anna Jones’ new book | Toronto Star

Anna Jones is a vegetarian chef, food writer and stylist from England who recently came out with A Modern Way To Eat: Over 200 satisfying, everyday vegetarian recipes (that will make you feel amazing). The book is a new favourite. I’m always on the hunt for modern, inventive vegetarian recipes that are packed with flavour. Click on the link below to find the recipe for Lemon + Coriander Roasted Feta With Mixed Tomatoes “Roasting feta […]

7 Vegetarian Recipes Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution on Track

Statistics Brain reports that 38% of Americans make weight-related resolutions for New Year’s. If you count yourself among these physique-focused resolvers, then try kicking off 2015 with a delicious and nutritious dietary makeover. Say farewell to the chocolate truffles, creamy sauces, and cheese-laden dishes of last year, and make room in your kitchen for healthier ingredients — vegetables, legumes, nuts, and more — offering equal potential for greatness.What do you think? Keep your New Year’s resolution on track with these 7 healthy must-try vegetarian recipes. […]

Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron

Luxe bags that skip the leather and vegetarian getaways attract high-end consumers. From haute couture to high-end vacation packages, today’s vegetarian and vegan consumers aren’t willing to compromise quality in their quest for a kinder lifestyle. At Gunas New York, an upscale vegan accessories boutique, the name of the game is “High Fashion, Zero Cruelty.” Owner Sugandh Agrawal, a vegetarian since childhood, founded the upscale vegan accessories boutique in 2009. After earning her degree in […]

Weeknight Vegetarian: The freezer — and home-cooked beans — come to the rescue – The Washington Post

Sometimes, more than anything, you need something easy. Easy to make, easy to eat. Maybe it’s because you’re exhausted from holiday traveling, or maybe it’s because you’ve just gotten over a little bout of sickness that has left you a little woozy. Maybe, as was my case a couple of weeks ago, it’s both. Was I ever glad to have such an overstuffed (if not exactly well-organized) pantry, fridge and freezer. It meant that when […]

Eating vegetarian with gnocchi |

As the holidays were approaching I decided to look through my cookbooks to find a few recipes that might make festive dinners. I found a simple recipe that a friend had contributed to the collection of recipes given to us at our wedding: gnocchi.  I love gnocchi and have often eaten it at restaurants smothered in a creamy vodka sauce.  I had no idea it was so simple to make, and now we’ll probably be […]

Bruno Loubet: ‘I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out’ – Profiles – People – The Independent

Bruno Loubet, the Michelin-starred French chef famed for his classical meat dishes, is banning beef from the menu at his restaurant Grain Store. The large, bright 200-seat restaurant, which opened in King’s Cross, London, 18 months ago, has already garnered attention for making vegetables the main attraction while fish or meat take second billing. Grain Store, named London Restaurant of the Year last year at the Sustainable Restaurant Awards, uses free-range meat, sustainably sourced fish, […]

What will it take to downsize the American meat habit? | The Christian Century

I was a strict vegetarian for 10 years. Now I’m a sort of sometimes-meat-avoider: my wife and I keep a meatless kitchen but eat whatever when someone serves it to us and sometimes when we’re out. As I’ve written before, the virtuous identity marker “vegetarian” is less important to me than it used to be. But I still think eating way less meat is the single biggest bit of lifestyle “greening” most Americans could do. […]

Meat-Eaters And Vegetarians Meet In The Middle: The Birth Of ‘Reducetarianism’

Where do you stand in the moral landscape of your dinner plate? How you fill the space between your fork and knife can be highly criticized depending on your meal of choice — whether the decision’s been made for your personal health, conscience of your environmental impact, or for animal humaneness. Brian Kateman explores the world of veganism, vegetarianism, meat-eaters, and introduces to us a new term — “reducetarianism.” After he coined the newest eating-habit […]

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato and Roasted-Red-Pepper Bisque | Food – Reviews, food events, recipes & more | Providence Journal

Click on the link below to access this delicious recipe. This article was written by Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor @ Providence Journal.  Happy New Year! Has the holiday season exhausted you? Well I hope you are not so tired you can’t whip up a nice Meatless Monday soup. This Sweet Potato and Roasted-Red-Pepper Bisque goes back to 2005 when it was shared by the Celestial Cafe in Exeter. The restaurant is on Route 2, […]

Here are some New Year’s Revolutions

Whoever invented New Year’s resolutions didn’t know much about human nature: Everybody’s are similar and nobody keeps them very long, perhaps because the proposals are too ambitious or difficult. Many concern diet, an annual windfall for NutriSystem and BowFlex. Instead of composing the same high-minded list, consider these practical revolutions, with broadband results. Eat more comfort food. The name is well-earned. Adjusting meat loaf, mashed potatoes, stew, roast whole chicken, a BLT, chili to heightened […]

Helpful Tips for Vegetarians : NUTRITION&FOOD : Youth Health Magzine

Think about protein. Your protein needs can easily be met by eating a variety of plant foods. Sources of protein for vegetarians include beans and peas, nuts, and soy products (such as tofu, tempeh). Lacto-ovo vegetarians also get protein from eggs and dairy foods. Bone up on sources of calcium. Calcium is used for building bones and teeth. Some vegetarians consume dairy products, which are excellent sources of calcium. Other sources of calcium for vegetarians […] Features: Recipes so packed with flavor, you won’t even notice they’re vegetarian (01/04/15)

My dear friend Cheryl Mothes is trying to help us all start off the New Year on a healthy note after all of the very rich foods we have eaten over the holiday. She has contributed a few vegetarian recipes for us to try. I have tried several of the recipes she has given me and they are all delicious. She always says they are so packed with flavor you won’t even know they are […]

Three Vegetarian Ramen Options That Will Bowl You Over | Westword

People swoon over tonkotsu ramen, with pork bones — including heads and trotters — boiled for twelve or more hours until the broth turns opaque. Vegetarian versions don’t have quite the same heady effect, but some chefs are trying to change that. In my current review of Tokio , I write about what chef-owner Miki Hashimoto calls “ramen air,” with noodles suspended in a thick, orange base fashioned from sweet potatoes, pumpkin, soy milk and miso. […]

LETTER: For health’s sake, go vegetarian in 2015

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many people die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar, and salt. Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. […]

Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo’s 50,000 restaurants to offer meat free dishes – News – Food and Drink – The Independent

In a bright, modern restaurant in west Tokyo, a quiet revolution is being plotted. About 30 vegetarians have met to discuss how they can convince the restaurants of Japan’s capital city to start serving vegetarian food. Tokyo may be the gastronomic capital of the world – with more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city – but it has lagged behind in catering for those who don’t eat meat. But with Japan hosting the Olympics in […]

Vegetarian food? Meat-eaters have plenty to learn from it – Telegraph

Sales of paneer – the fresh, mild, Indian cheese – are up by 37 per cent from last year, says Waitrose. Halloumi from Cyprus is also on the rise. The cheese-buyer at Waitrose suggests the reason is the trend for “meat-free Monday”. These are props that carnivores use to make them forget the absence of meat on the plate. Eating more vegetarian food never seems so appealing as in the turkey-bloated aftermath of Christmas. But […]

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