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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

By Luisa D’Amato | October 7, 2015 Thanksgiving is a difficult time for people who don’t eat meat. It’s challenging for some cooks to build a meal around vegetables. And because meat is at the centre of the occasion, a meatless plate can be disappointing for the diner, too. But here is a recipe for a meat-free Thanksgiving dinner that is really delicious, and can be made in less than half an hour, provided you can multi-task. It consists of acorn squash stuffed with nuts, …

Vegetarian Food photos on Instagram are gorgeous

By Madison Malone Kircher | October 5, 2015 If you’ve ever thought vegetarians eat nothing but salad, think again. From hot dogs to BLT sandwiches, vegetarians have created meatless alternatives to popular foods. And they might even be more tasty than the originals. So whether you’re a long time vegetarian or just thinking about changing your diet, Instagram is a great place to get food inspiration. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, Instagram is currently featuring photography …

Jharkhand govt to join go-vegetarian campaign for animal rights

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi | October 4, 2015 A non-government organisation and the state animal husbandry department will launch a campaign in Jharkhand on Sunday to protect animal rights and appeal people to turn vegetarian. Helping Organisation for People, Environment (HOPE) & Animal Trust in association with the department will organise a rally as part of the World Animal Day (WAD), which will be observed for the first time in Jharkhand and Bihar. More than 200 people, …

World Vegetarian Day 2015: 15 things only vegetarians understand | Metro News

By Mandy Mazliah | October 1, 2015 Happy World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month! In some parts of the world being vegetarian is the norm, and vegetarian food is readily available. Not always so in the UK. Even though there’s about 4 million vegetarians in the UK, restaurants can fool you into thinking it’s still the 1970s. It’s even worse if you go on holiday to Eastern Europe or South America. And, no, we’re not worried about getting anaemic thank you very much. Here are …

Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism? – The Local

By Oliver Gee (www.thelocal.fr) | October 1, 2015 Life has always been hard for vegetarians in the land of steak tartare, foie gras and boeuf bourguignon but the times they are a changing. The vegetable enlightenment has finally reached France, but how far will it go? Ask any vegetarian in France about their dining lives and they’re bound to tell you two things – Firstly “It’s difficult” and secondly, “it’s a hell of a lot better than it used to …

Add some pep to your pasta with Southwestern Veggie Lasagna | Edmonton Journal

From ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen | September 23, 2015 The traditional cuisine of the southwestern United States is heavily influenced by Mexican flavours, often making use of ingredients such as tangy tomatoes, spicy chilies and hearty beans. Think beyond tacos and burritos with these creative ways to bring southwestern flavours into your kitchen. You won’t miss the meat in our Southwestern Vegetarian Lasagna, which is loaded with black beans, corn and cheese. Salsa, cumin and oregano bring this …

Meet Babiya, The Vegetarian Crocodile Who Guards A Temple In Kerala!

By Neha Borkar | September 20, 2015 India is all about amazing stories! Apart from historical monuments which makes a place interesting, there are many other miraculous stories which makes India a truly incredible country. Once such story is of Babiya, a crocodile who guards the famous Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala. Legend has it that, Babiya is a local guardian of the temple. Babiya only eats the temple prasad which is made of rice and jaggery and does not harm anyone, including the fish in …

Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa | Houstonia

By Megha Tejpal | September 18, 2015 MAYBE I HAVE LIVED IN TEXAS so long or maybe my eyes are indeed bigger than my stomach, but I have simply gotten used to the fact that jumbo-sized foods are the new normal. Everything is bigger in Texas right? Right. But there’s big, and then there’s too big for your plate. And let’s face it, sometimes we crave exactly such an extreme meal. In the way of these extreme eats, there seems to be an overabundance of carnivorous options—whether it’s …

What it’s like to eat at Eatsa – Tech Insider

By Melia Robinson | August 31, 2015 I just had a dining experience straight out of “The Jetsons.” Futuristic fast-food chain Eatsa opened today near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. The vegetarian restaurant, which specializes in quinoa bowls that cost about $7, uses technology to automate the ordering and pick-up processes. Customers can dine in or out without interacting with a single human. Yes, it’s a little scary. Eatsa is backed by techie David Friedberg, who sold …

5 Easy Overnight Vegetarian Breakfasts

By Livestrong.com | August 30, 2015 It’s not often that anyone has an hour in the morning to spend whipping up a great big balanced breakfast. But a nutritious meal is possible even when time is a rare commodity. These recipes are designed for anyone with little time to fix a morning meal – or who prefers the snooze alarm to satisfying bites. But you can hit that snooze button if you wish and still start the day on a healthy note with big flavor. In fact, some of these recipes require as …

Light and healthy – The Hindu

By Hadeel Yousuf | August 29, 2015 A recipe that combines the goodness of porridge and carrots Tiranga whole wheat porridge It is ideal for a light lunch or for those who want healthy food without adding too many calories. Not a particularly elaborate dish, it can be whipped up in 30 minutes for a couple of people. Though both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are there, it works better as a vegetarian dish. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link …

27 lip-smacking, vegetarian dishes to try during Kerala’s grandest feast – Quartz

By Itika Sharma Punit | August 28, 2015 Like most Indian festivals, Onam is typically celebrated with food—lots and lots of it, consisting of at least six courses. So much so that a proverb in Malayalam on the harvest festival goes “kaanam vittum onam unnanam.” It means a man must host a sadya—ora grand vegetarian lunch banquet—even if he is forced to sell his property. The sadya, which is served on a banana leaf and relished best without the use of cutlery, is historically known to …

7 ways to make family dinners work when your child is a vegetarian – The Washington Post

By Aviva Goldfarb | August 26, 2015 If your child decided to become a vegetarian, would you be a) Shocked? b) Thrilled? c) Horrified? d) Overwhelmed? When our daughter Celia was young, her favorite meal was steak. I’m not a big meat eater and as the main family cook, I only made meat a couple of times a week. But if Celia had her way, our dinners would have alternated between steak, pasta and chicken drumsticks. When Celia was 10, she dabbled in vegetarianism, inspired by a close friend and …

Frozen food fave Amy’s Kitchen opens drive thru

From KOIN 6 News Staff | August 24, 2015 ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (KOIN) — Popular frozen food brand Amy’s Kitchen, known for its vegan and vegetarian meals, opened a game changing ‘anti-fast food’ restaurant in California this summer. Amy’s Drive Thru in Rohnert Park is a restaurant that isn’t following in the footsteps of its not-so-healthy fast food counterparts. The restaurant provides non-GMO, organic, gluten free and vegan options for those looking to grab a bite on the go. Menu …

Is It Safe To Follow A Vegan Diet During Pregnancy?

By Tania Lombrozo | August 24, 2015 When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet. “Are you sticking to vegan food?” they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety. For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs her third trimester; another confessed her sudden fascination with red meat. Surely, I’d crave things beyond the vegan sections ofWhole Foods? (I …

For vegetarians and vegans, it’s a new world of appealing options – LA Times

By Mary MacVean | August 22, 2015 In his new book, environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. argues that poverty is only partly to blame for hunger. Prosperity also plays a role: When people have more money, they tend to eat more meat and dairy foods. And that, he says, will increase the severity of the problem. “More than two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land is already used to grow feed for livestock, [and] world meat consumption is on track to double by 2020,” …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

By Danny Lewis | August 20, 2015 Thank the creators of corn flakes and graham crackers for veggie burgers and not-dogs Vegetarian meat substitutes weren’t always as easy to find in restaurants and supermarkets as they are today. But here’s a fun fact you might not know: the religious men who invented the graham cracker and corn flakes also popularized veggie burgers in the United States, Ernie Smith writes for Atlas Obscura. Sylvester Graham and John Harvey Kellogg are often considered …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

By Megan Othersen Gorman | July 10, 2015 People who stop eating meat might experience some interesting changes, good and positive. Anyone who’s seen the documentary/horror show Supersize Me has considered going vegetarian. Heck, almost everyone with healthy urges has seriously contemplated the meatless life at one time or another. If you’ve hesitated out of concern for your burger-loving, deprivation-hating body, don’t worry, says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, clinical associate …

Vegetarian Frozen-Food Company Is Shaking Up the Fast-Food Status Quo

By Josh Scherer | July 9, 2015   As beef prices continue to rise and McDonald’s hemorrhages profits, new players are jumping into the burger game. Chipotle’s vegan tofu and chile Sofritas went national about a year ago, White Castle officially made its veggie sliders a permanent menu item in March, and Wendy’s is fresh off a single-city black-bean burger test run that was so successful it went viral. Plant-based foods are coming in hot to the quick-serve game—whether it’s …

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

By Kesava Commerford | July 9, 2015 Much like Beyonce the (sometimes) vegan, the main question I, a vegetarian, am asked is “where do you get your protein from? “It’s made me realise that most people aren’t aware exactly how much protein is needed each day, and how many different sources of protein there are that are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Depending on your goals, you need anywhere between 0.8 and 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. So, if you are …

Meatless Monday: An elegant vegetarian burger – Entertainment & Life – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI

By Kristen Hartke, The Washington Post | July 6, 2015 Former “Top Chef” contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s Prez Obama Burger is the most popular burger at his Good Stuff Eatery restaurants. The original is laden with applewood bacon, Roquefort cheese and horseradish mayo. This vegan version by Todd Gray, chef-owner of Equinox, is a testament to the flavor and texture that can be achieved with alternative ingredients. It has a triple shot of low-fat protein in quinoa, black beans …

5 Superfoods to Maximize Your Plant-Based Protein Intake | Alternet

By Amy Goodrich, Natural News | July 3, 2015 There are many sources of protein — and they’re not all from meat and seafood alone. You can get your daily protein intake from plants. While there are now more and more converts to veganism and vegetarianism, one of the main concerns of an herbivore is having sufficient protein intake. Protein is the body’s building nutrient, which means it reconstructs the body tissue. It protects the body from aging and regeneration, and having ample protein …

Super Pasta: A pasta recipe everyone loves (even the vegetarian)

By Amaka Inyese | July 3, 2015 Feeding children is often a necessity that breeds culinary invention and preparing a quick and easy to have on hand meal is your best bets Feeding children is often a necessity that breeds culinary invention and preparing a quick and easy to have on hand meal is your best bets, this pasta recipe you will get the silky rich sauce resulting from generous use of bacon, egg and cheese and a whole lot of peas. [Peas are a great addition] you can modify quantities and …

Channel Your Inner Carrie Underwood With Yummy Plant-Based Recipes – Us Weekly

Buckwheat and whole-grain and hummus, oh my! Carrie Underwood and many other celebrities may sing the (healthy) praises of a plant-based diet, but who knew it could taste this amazing? Pure Bar founder Veronica Bosgraaf shares some of her yummy and super simple recipes with Us Weekly. Get ready to glow like your favorite famous herbivores! To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Channel Your Inner Carrie Underwood With Yummy Plant-Based …

How to Cook Tofu Without Getting Bored – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | July 1, 2015 Whether you’re totally meat-free or just go vegetarian a day or two a week, there’s a lot to love about tofu. It’s a perfect blank canvas, and we’re not referring just to its beige color. Whether you use creamy, silken tofu for salad dressings and desserts (it’s very blend-able) or firm and extra-firm varieties for stir-fries, sautés, and grilled dishes, we’ve got 31 awesome flavor combinations to doctor up your tofu. Silken Tofu: Dressings Silken …

Ducasse and other top French chefs offer allergy-free vegetarian menus | Executive Living | The Australian

By Remy Zaka, AFP | July 1, 2015 When French superchef Alain Ducasse stunned the haute cuisine world last year by dropping meat, boosting vegies and lightening up his menus, he was less bucking convention than joining a trend of accommodating vegetarians and people with food allergies. Fine dining at top restaurants run by uncompromising chefs may once have been unthinkable for such clients. But no more. “Twenty years ago we were lost when a client told us they had an allergy. We’d bring out …

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Tastes of Turkey and Ethiopia give meatless diners some global options | The Star Telegram The Star Telegram

By Marilyn Bailey | June 26, 2015 I’m slightly late writing about two new-ish cafes that are small and quite special. Each brings a cuisine that’s hard to find in Fort Worth and is as interesting for vegetarians as for carnivores. Both deserve a following. Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe, which recently reopened after a long hiatus with an all-new menu, is also a rug shop with 500 handmade Turkish rugs on display, stacked in the front room and hanging on the beautiful wood-plank-lined walls in …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

By Kavita Devgan | June 22, 2015 From peas and broccoli to cauliflower and potatoes—a list of vegetables that you should include in your diet to get more of the body-building nutrient   Proteins are the building blocks of life. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids, which are organic compounds that repair body tissue, help break down food and perform other body functions like regulation of enzymes and hormones. The protein intake varies for each individual, depending …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

By Sujata Kelkar Shetty | June 22, 2015 Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” Albert Einstein wrote these words in a letter dated 30 March 1954, a year before he died, suggesting that he had switched to vegetarianism. It seems to have been an odd …

Linger’s Vegetarian Options Include a Delicious Masala Dosa | Westword

By Chelsea Keeney | June 19, 2015 Linger is known for an eclectic mix of dishes from all over the world. You can, for example, load up on falafel while your dining partner picks at a bento box. It’s a place for just about any taste preference and the staff is incredibly accommodating to allergies and diet restrictions like gluten and dairy. While almost every item on the unique menu is worth exploring, some dishes, of course, stand out more than others — the masala Dosa is one of those …

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors | chelseanow.com

By Scott Stiffler | June 17, 2015   BY CARLYE WAXMAN-HUSSERL RDN, CDN | Isn’t it about time vegetarians enjoy a BBQ without sacrificing an animal? Don’t wait for a sunny day to get your grill on! Below are fantastic “feel good” recipes that will make you FEEL like you’re enjoying a BBQ in the Hamptons…minus the ocean and minus the meat. There are some necessary tools to make this work. I like the larger two-burner grills that have ridges — but if it’s just you, get the …

What I make when … I need comfort | Stuff.co.nz

By Sarah Tuck | June 17, 2015 The early winter that has hit New Zealand has made me immediately start craving comfort food and this simple but delicious menu definitely hits the spot. The mushrooms are creamy and full of earthy flavour, and I love soft polenta as an alternative to the regular carb offerings of rice, mash or pasta. This dish is vegetarian but would team beautifully with pork and fennel sausages if you felt you couldn’t forgo a meat accompaniment. The lemon delicious is my …

The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet

By Joe Leech, Authority Nutrition | June 6, 2015 Cutting back on carbs is not very complicated. Just replace the sugars and starches in your diet with vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and fats. Seems pretty straightforward, unless you don’t eat meat. Conventional low-carb diets rely heavily on meat, which makes them unsuitable for vegetarians. However, this does not need to be the case. Everyone can follow a low-carb diet, even vegetarians and vegans. Here’s how to do it: Why Low-Carb? …

The Perfect Vegetarian Taco – MensJournal.com

By Jason Diamond | June 16, 2015 Even though beans, cheese, and lettuce are usually instrumental ingredients when you tell somebody you’re making tacos, they probably expect some sort of meat. Pork, chicken, or steak tend to be the stars of the show, while all the other things in the tortilla are relegated to secondary status. RELATED: The 25 Best Tacos in Texas These roasted mushroom and grilled kale tacos from Bodega Negra Chef Michael Armstrong throw all of that out the window. The …

Seven reasons why India needs eggs on the menu of midday meals

By Reetika Khera | June 10, 2015 They’re very nutritious, have a relative long shelf-life and could boost rural employment. Last week, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rejected a proposal to introduce eggs on the menu of the Integrated Child Development Services scheme – even just on a trial basis in three tribal districts. This short primer responds to some of the questions being asked about whether and why we need eggs on the menu of two government programmes for …

How to make cheese gougeres – recipe | Life and style | The Guardian

By Jane Hughes | June 2, 2015 Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a French favourite – classically, it is used to make sweet profiteroles, but it can be used in savoury dishes too. These buns should be crisp and golden on the outside and light and fluffy within. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: How to make cheese gougeres – recipe | Life and style | The Guardian …

Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time – Books – – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

By Ofer Aderet | May 26, 2015 Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time Decades before vegetarianism became trendy, Fania Lewando cooked up a non-meat storm in her restaurant, attracting such diners as Marc Chagall. The Yiddish cookbook she wrote nearly vanished. Now it can be read in English. Several years ago, the director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York offered something to members of a reading group – an offer they couldn’t refuse. “She …

Indian mother puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son | Daily Mail Online

By Jenny Stanton for MailOnLine | May 27, 2015 ‘Seeking a well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian groom for my son’: Mum puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son in India… and gets flooded with 100 responses from men all over the world Padma Iyer placed an advert in a newspaper seeking a groom for her son It was India’s first lonely hearts advert for a match for a same-sex marriage Her son Harish has received 100 marriage proposals since it was posted Gay sex is still …

Seven Things You Can Grill That Arent Meat – NDTV Food

By Jessica Reed, guardian.co.uk | May 25, 2015 I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial Day. This is my first mistake: they don’t need consoling. My second mistake: not addressing meat eaters here. Yes, of course carnivores like you enjoy a good steak grilled on the barbie (as my Australian friends say). But don’t be stupid and skip the vegetarian options; they make for more …

Gluten-free vegetarian spring rolls | WWLP.com

By Michelle Misiaszek | May 21, 2015 CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Fresh vegetarian spring rolls are a quick meal and are surprisingly easy to make. Wellness Coach and Chef Leslie Cerier from LeslieCerier.com, showed us how to make them. Gluten-Free Vegetable Spring Rolls Ingredients: 2- 2.8 Ounce packages Organic Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice Ramen Noodles 1 cup grated carrots 1 thinnly sliced avocado 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves 8 8-inch, spring roll rice paper …

9 Vegetarian BBQ, Burger, and Hot-Dog Recipes Even Meat-Lovers Will Enjoy | Washingtonian

By Ryan Weisser | May 20, 2015 Summer can be rough on vegetarians, who can get stuck eating only potato salad and popsicles at cookouts. Not even the baked beans are safe (they’re usually made with bacon, pork, or other animal-based additives). So what’s a rabbit-food-lover to do? Thankfully, there are in fact plentiful options. Vegetarians can happily crowd around the grill and wait for delicious plant-based burgers, pulled “pork” sammies, and veggie dogs made out of actual vegetables …

Wendy’s testing veggie burger, and people like it | Metro

From MetroNews.ca | May 6, 2015 Wendy’s has become the latest fast food chain to launch a vegetarian-friendly menu item. The burger chain has been spotted quietly testing out a meat-free burger made with black beans at select restaurants in the company’s birthplace of Columbus, Ohio, reported Columbus Biz Insider. The test product includes a black bean patty served on a multigrain bun with asiago ranch sauce, Colby-pepper jack cheese, tomato and spring mix. News of the vegetarian burger …

Vegetarian recipe: Mushrooms, silverbeet and lentils | Stuff.co.nz

By Ginny Grant | May 4, 2015 Embrace all of autumn’s best flavours with this delicious vegetarian dinner. This is great as a topping for bruschetta, or tossed through pasta with crumbled feta or grated parmesan. MUSHROOMS, SILVERBEET & LENTILS Preparation: 10 minutes (plus 20 minutes soaking time) Cooking: 30 minutes   To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Vegetarian recipe: Mushrooms, silverbeet and lentils | Stuff.co.nz …

Ho Chi Minh City, a food heaven for vegan, vegetarian travelers | Travel | Thanh Nien Daily

By Thanh Nien News | May 4, 2015 US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it offers a wide range of no-meat menus. Visitors can look for the word “quan chay” which means vegetarian restaurant if they specifically want that. But many general restaurants are also willing to make vegetarian dishes if one just orders …

7 Vegetarian Curries You Must Eat | DESIblitz

By Harvey Bhogal | April 29, 2015 Indian cuisine is famous for its colourful, culinary delights. This is especially true for the many gorgeous vegetarian curries diners can choose from in Indian restaurants. Most Indian restaurant diners are familiar with baltis, kormas, and jalfrezis. But there are a host of unearthed gems on the menu which do not get the same attention. Herbivores however have known about these delicious dishes for a long time. Some would argue that the vegetarian dishes are …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

By Manuel Villacorta | April 27, 2015 Last month I went back to my native Peru to visit the capitol, Lima, and explore the new food developments popping up. Since I wrote my two Peruvian superfoods books, Peruvian cuisine has taken off in the United States as well as around the world. Those popular effects are being felt in Peru as well, as Lima experiences a growing gastronomic explosion. On this recent journey, I wanted to see firsthand how chefs in these fantastic new restaurants of Lima are …

Chinese classic goes vegetarian with ease

Mapo tofu, that aromatic dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a deeply savoury sauce, is a wildly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants. I gladly order it whenever possible. Just a spoonful or two with steamed rice makes a pleasant beginning to a multicourse meal. At home, though, mapo tofu can be a light meal on its own. If you need dinner in a hurry, you’ll find it makes a rapid transition from wok to table. Though the dish is complex in flavour, the …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

Stefanie Angstadt – Thought for Food | April 22, 2015 Lentils are one of those great foods that are healthy and filling. As someone who eats a little meat, sometimes, depending on where it’s from, I have come to depend on lentils for a source of protein, flavor and heartiness in my cooking. Lentils are one of the earliest foods known to humans, and perhaps they’ve stuck around because of their outstanding health benefits. They contain cholesterol-lowering fiber, help manage blood-sugar …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

By Paula Pant | April 21, 2015 After housing and transportation, food is typically the third-largest expense for many American families. A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans spend an average of $151 a week on food ($7,852 a year). One of one of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce your food bill is by removing one of the most expensive ingredients from your meals: meat. Meat (particularly red meat) is a pricey addition to your meals. You don’t have to turn into a full-blown …

5 Muscle-Building Foods For Vegetarians

HuffPost India | By Aashmita Nayar | April 21, 2015 If you’re a vegetarian looking to gain muscle mass, don’t let animal protein stop you from achieving your body goals. “Most vegetarian foods provide carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals in ample amounts, but not protein,” says nutritionist Krupa Mhatre of Gold’s Gym India. Mhatre has observed that several vegetarians who work out rely on protein supplements. “But there there are several vegetarian foods, …

Weeknight vegetarian: Peel a plantain, elevate a taco | canada.com

By Joe Yonan | April 21, 2015 A day in which I learn a new taco-filling idea is a good day. I have my standbys, including lentils and other beans (black, pinto and garbanzo), squash, greens, corn, poblano peppers, sweet potatoes, eggs — in various combinations and with countless nuts, cheese, herbs, condiments and other add-ins. And I love them all. But when you make tacos as often as I do — at least twice a week — any revelation is cause for celebration, or at least gratitude. The …

Mapo Tofu Goes Vegetarian – NYTimes.com

  By David Tanis | April 17, 2015 Mapo tofu, that aromatic dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a deeply savory sauce, is a wildly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants. I gladly order it whenever possible. Just a spoonful or two with steamed rice makes a pleasant beginning to a multicourse meal. At home, though, mapo tofu can be a light meal on its own. If you need dinner in a hurry, you’ll find it makes a rapid transition from wok to table. Though the dish …

Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat – WSJ

By Jen Murphy | April 13, 2015 Most people go to Barcelona, one of the world’s great food cities, and forget their diets. When Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies star center, was there last summer, he lost 20 pounds. Mr. Gasol, 30, stopped eating refined sugar and processed foods and cut back carbs and red meat. Mr. Gasol is originally from Barcelona and spends the off-season back home with his wife and daughter. He describes his new diet as semi-vegetarian, or flexitarian, and says weight loss …

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