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Jharkhand govt to join go-vegetarian campaign for animal rights

… including school children and animal rights activists, will participate in the rally. “WAD celebration is an initiative to generate awareness among people about animal rights,” said animal husbandry department director Rajnikant Tirkey on Saturday. The department of the BJP-ruled Jharkhand has decided to join the campaign for vegetarianism at a time the saffron party-led government’s ban on meat in Maharashtra during a Jain festival kicked up a row with its partner Shiv Sena opposing the …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… First “Your body has digestive enzymes that handle the proteins in both meat and plants, and that doesn’t change when you stop eating meat,” explains Liz Applegate, PhD, director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Davis. However, she says, all the indigestible carbohydrates in plant protein sources and other plant-based foods can alter the bacterial profile in your intestines. And researchers believe the new carbs can help boost the population of healthy …

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 …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

… increase in demand for healthy, plant-based packaged foods and meals in restaurants.” An expected rise in the number of people seeking to eat less animal-based food on health or sustainability grounds can also be regarded as an opportunity for manufacturers of vegetarian packaged foods, Hu said. The DGAC report was welcome news for Nancy Chapman, registered dietitian and executive director of the Soyfoods Assoc. of North America. “The report offered suggestions on increasing …

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami | 88.9 KETR

… whole, a lot of vegetarian foods, especially a while back, were kind of one-dimensional,” Lancaster asserts. “They were a little bit sweet or a little bit bitter. Especially our main courses in this cookbook really satisfy a lot of the flavors on our palate.” Bishop, the editorial director of the Test Kitchen, says a favorite recipe of his in the book is the mushroom Bolognese. It’s the soy sauce, he says, that makes the flavor snap. “You would think, ‘Soy …

Chef Scott: Vegetarian Cheese and Tortellini Chowder | WQAD.com

BY JIM MERTENS – POSTED 11:15 AM, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 It’s easy to make your meals healthier. “Vegetarian dishes are really popular these days,” says Chef Brad Scott, director of the Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center. “We’re going to make a Cheese Tortellini Chowder, but we’re going to get rid of the whole milk.” “I’ve used almond milk in place of it and you’re going to love it.” “I’m also adding cheese to it, so it isn’t …

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank Adds A Kinder Option For People In Need

Apparently $100 buys a lot of vegetarian food. “We’ve been amazed when we go shopping and we’re buying bags of rice and lentils, how much stuff we have in our cart for $100,” says Matthew Noble, director of the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB), tells The Huffington Post Canada. The Toronto-based animal activist, along with other volunteers, just started the new program, motivated by what he sees as the lack of options for vegans and vegetarians at existing food banks in the city. …

Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds | Stuff.co.nz

… with the dozens and dozens of plans on the market. The good news for such people is that they “don’t need to monitor portions or calories” and still can lose weight, said one of the researchers, Susan Levin, director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Social Responsibility. “This is not about moderation, it’s about healthful choices.” Dieters could approach their diet with this idea: “What is the lifestyle choice I can make …

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

… plans on the market. FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as the Physicians Committee for Social Responsibility. ———— The good news for such people is that they “don’t need to monitor portions or calories” and still can lose weight, said one of the researchers, Susan Levin, director of nutrition education at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “This is not about …

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 …

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