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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

… is cooked quickly in the microwave and just browned in the oven, this dish can even be made on a weeknight. If you don’t have any vegetarians in your household, you might still like to consider these dishes along with your turkey, roast chicken or ham. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link below: Source: Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash …

Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! 

… 2015, the chain is now adding a vegetarian category to its website, and a mobile ordering app that features 13 certified items from the AVA.  This menu will include dishes such as the 7-Layer Burrito and Cantina Power Veggie Bowl.(3) To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! • The Raw Food World News …

Ettie’s Eats: Vegetarian Chickpea Stew

… you’re worried that you wont be able to find your favorite recipe from two or three years ago, don’t fret. The archives will still be here at 417mag.com where you can always find new seasonal dishes from the 417 team as well as recipes from some of 417-land’s best chefs. But back to this week’s recipe. As a big sendoff, I wanted to turn to one of my favorite bloggers and cookbook authors, Heidi Swanson. I started following her blog, 101 Cookbooks, several years ago when I …

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

… have included 60 dishes. Over the years, however, the number of dishes has reduced and several recipes forgotten. But even today, sadya cooked in most households in the south Indian state includes around 30 different items. The meal is served in a strict order, which can vary from one region to another, and sometimes even from family to family. A local belief is that the strong aroma of tempering of curry leaves and mustard seeds in coconut oil while cooking Onam sadya, draws thedemon king …

10 popular vegetarian biryani and pulao dishes – The Times of India

From TimesOfIndia.Indiatimes.com | August 25, 2015 Rice happens to be India’s staple diet. People relish rice in lunch or dinner with dal and Subji. It is loved pan India in form of biryani and pulao . Many people think making these delicacies takes a lot of time and energy. Here are some easy to make Biryani and Pulao varieties for the vegetarian eaters. Good use of spices and mixing up the rice in an expert manner makes these dishes heavenly! – Saffron Rice: This popular variety is …

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 …

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

… the dining rooms. The menu naturally highlights a lot of kebabs, lamb chops and cubed-meat entrees. But for vegetarians, the attraction is all in the appetizers, or meze’ler. Fortunately, they’re numerous, good-sized and varied enough to make many different meals over time. You’ll find three choices of eggplant dishes, starting with imam bayildi (meaning “the imam fainted”— some of the names are quite fun), which is whole baby eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion and garlic, and …

Bengal’s sweet and spicy flavours – The Hindu

From TheHindu.com | June 20, 2015 Think mustard oil and the first thing that comes to mind is Bengali cuisine. A quintessential part of Bengali food, you can never separate mustard oil from the dishes. And then comes the distinct aroma of tempering. The ‘Big Bong Theory’ is something like this – if you don’t use the right ‘phoron’ (seasoning used for tempering) for the particular dish, you can never get the perfect taste, explains Chef Bulai Swain of Euphoria Fine Dining …

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 …

8 Vegetarian Side Dishes For Your Summer Cookout

… dietitian, I feel like it’s my duty to encourage you to enjoy it! To make things easier for you, I scoured the Internet to round up 8 amazing side dishes that you can take to your next cookout. They’re all meat-free which means the fruits and veggies steal the show! In this roundup, you’ll find everything from pasta salad to fruit salad to a grain you may not have tried! Add your favorite to your must-try list this summer and then start planning your next cookout so you have an excuse to …

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 …

Mock meats a new food trend

… as a substitute but rather a healthy alternative to meats as these products have almost similar nutritional value in terms of protein intake etc,” says Anurag Mathur, Executive Chef, Jaypee Vasant Continental. Simple plant-based products are used to substitute meat in popular dishes and make them fit for even the strictest vegetarians. “For people who are turning vegetarian after years of gorging on meat, for people who don’t eat meat due to ethical reasons but don’t want …

Italian court tells veggie mum: feed your son meat – The Local

… consulting him and that the diet put his son’s health at risk, the Eco di Bergamo reported. Despite the mother’s dietary regime, the father took his son out for meals at McDonalds and prepared desserts, meat and dairy dishes on weekends, when he had custody of the child. The father’s mother, the boy’s grandmother, also fed him foods which broke the diet, including gorgonzola and sausages. According to the child’s mother, the boy would come home after the weekend with a stomach …

Seven Things You Can Grill That Arent Meat – NDTV Food

… interesting side dishes than a bun, a tomato and some wilted romaine lettuce. Peaches The king of grilled deserts. You can lightly brush each halves with olive oil before throwing them on the grill, before filling them with homemade whipped cream (and a swirl of maple syrup), or really good pistachio ice cream. Other options include simple brown sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Seven Things …

Recipe: Vegetarian spring lasagna | The Kingston Whig-Standard

By Jill Wilcox | May 11, 2015 Local asparagus season is just around the corner and nothing says “spring” more than this vegetable. Asparagus is the first of so many wonderful local vegetables that we will get to enjoy as the growing season unfolds. The following recipe is inspired by a dish I enjoyed last spring at Fattoria Torre a Cona, a picturesque and historically significant estate winery in the Chianti region of Italy. The lasagna was one of a number of stunning dishes and local …

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

… dishes, and currently has more chef schools than any other city in the world. The diversity of stunning restaurants there has attracted top chefs such as Gastón Acurio, a gastronomic powerhouse who also endorsed my book Peruvian Power Foods. On my recent trip to Peru, local vegetarian gourmet Roger Loayza helped me find some of the very best restaurants — including those using Peruvian superfoods. The traditional Peruvian diet is based on whole foods and mostly gluten-free. Chefs in the …

6 Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Requiring 5 Ingredients or Fewer

… nutrition and medicine at the University of Vermont, told Women’s Health. Consuming less meat also reduces your cancer risk and helps with weight maintenance. Furthermore, vegetarianism helps preserve essential resources; eating a plant-based meal for lunch rather than a burger saves 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, 133 gallons of water, and 24 square feet of land, Women’s Health reports. The benefits don’t end there, either. Vegetarian dishes are delicious and easy to make, …

Meeting in the middle when meat divides a household – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… meat,” Scarcelli said. “And we share utensils, not in the same meal, certainly, but there isn’t a set of his dishes and my dishes.” Croll said once in a while her husband buys cold cuts or canned tuna and makes a sandwich. They also share the same dishes and utensils, but Croll asks that he clean up after himself. “I prefer not to wash dishes with roasted chicken breast on it,” she said. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Meeting in the middle when …

Vegetarian recipes for modern tastes – Winston-Salem Journal: Food

By Michael Hastings/Winston-Salem Journal | April 22, 2015 One of the most interesting vegetarian cookbooks I’ve seen in a while is the aptly titled  “A Modern Way to Eat.” The book is by Anna Jones, a British food stylist who honed her skills working for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for seven years. Jones’ taste for vibrant vegetarian dishes is enough to whet just about any appetite. But this book has a lot more going for it. It’s clever, well-organized, and, most important, it …

5 foolproof vegetarian main dishes from around the world

… vegetables mainly suitable for side dishes, and tried to replicate the experience of meat (through long recipes or odd ingredient swap-outs) instead of treating meatless dishes as compelling in their own right. We know today, as the new cookbook both reminds and and enlightens us, that you don’t need dairy to add flavor and that vegetarian dishes, beyond their health benefits, are worth preparing for themselves. The introductory pages and 11 chapters of “The Complete Vegetarian …

The rise of the flexitarian

… readers. “You need to tread lightly,” she says. Randles, as the name of her blog implies, is among the growing ranks of people who consciously reduce their meat consumption without cutting it out entirely. “Omnivores don’t really understand,” says Randles, who grew up in a carnivorous French family before adopting a flex diet several years ago. Its allure: Eat healthier, prevent animal suffering and fight climate change without the awkwardness of requesting alternative dishes at social …

IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online

… content in the ingredients. We will share more information about our new veggieballs nearer the time of the launch.’ Meatballs are one of Sweden’s national dishes and as iconic as Volvo cars or the pop group Abba. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online. …

Brunch at Tree House: Vibrant Vegetarian and Vegan Plates, Cocktails and Doughnuts | Riverfront Times

… substituted in many dishes for a vegan alternative — the dish is light, lacking the weight of standard breakfast plates. Even though this is a review of a Restaurant, I have added this article for the images – they may give you some wonderful serving ideas. To continue reading this article, click on this link:  via Brunch at Tree House: Vibrant Vegetarian and Vegan Plates, Cocktails and Doughnuts | Riverfront Times. …

A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times

… on the burger format that substitutes a burger bun with two rice patties, with fried gobo (burdock root) in the middle. Quite unique and tasty. Still, I’ve encountered three repeat annoyances in my quest for the perfect burger: the burger tries too hard to be meat-like; the burger is too bland; and vegetarian-sounding dishes such as “tofu burger” aren’t really vegetarian. (Yes, the tofu hambagu found in family restaurants is often just a chicken burger with added tofu.) Now, I’m sure …

Navratri: Hotels revamp menu with ‘fast’ food for the nine-day Navratri festival | Latest News & Gossip on Popular Trends at India.com

… iodised salt and alcohol. (Read: Navratri Special: Top 10 traditional cuisines for the festival) Masala Art, a restaurant at the high-end Taj Palace, is offering ‘Temple Cuisines of India’ — a vegetarian menu with dishes that have been inspired from the temples across the four corners of the country – throughout the nine days of the Navratri festival. Vegetarian food chains like Evergreen, Bikanervala and Haldiram’s are also offering sumptuous food chaats and thalis during the fest. …

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

By Editor, Posted March 10, 2015 Just because a meal is vegetarian doesn’t mean it can’t be “meaty.” One trick to heighten the depth of flavors in plant-based dishes? Use ingredients that offer a pop of umami, say Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen, who have released the new cookbook The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. Umami (which means “delicious” or “yummy” in Japanese) is the name of the savory flavor in meat and …

Why this Lower Parel restaurant will thrill vegetarians – Life and style

… trepidation. Considering the space served only vegetarian food, we expected limited fare. After all, authentic Lebanese cuisine is as much about fresh fish, chicken and lamb as it is about Batata Harra (spiced potatoes) and Baba Ghanoush (cooked eggplant). But we were in for a pleasant surprise. Warmly lit with interesting wooden tiles carved with names of Lebanese dishes suspended from the ceiling, the eatery offers tons of options across sections (with at least six dishes in each) including …

Lent Recipes: 10 Fish And Vegetarian Dishes That Are Full Of Flavor For The Holiday

… Good Friday and each Friday during the season of Lent. This is why we’ve compiled a series of vegetarian and fish recipes, so you and your family can follow this tradition with flavorful dishes. Good Housekeeping’s Salmon with Lentils and Orange-Basil Dressing: This is a fancy option that’s packed with nutrients and flavor, with a sweet and tangy touch that your whole family will like. Try it here! You can also go with some, Spicy Shrimp Fajita Quesadillas: Their name says it all. Most of …

Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian | Ecorazzi

… benefits of a diet including more legumes, vegetables, and whole grains and our concerns about the environmental impact of meat production,” explained Maggie Siena, school principal. “As it turns out the vegetarian dishes are pretty delicious, too – we are seeing more kids trying and liking chickpeas, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta. Kale salad was a huge hit.” The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit …

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 …

Plant-based menu options sprouting up everywhere | Windsor Star

… sold-out vegan night last autumn, he said, they decided to offer vegan-friendly courses on their Winter Bites menu in January – think dishes like pasta e fagioli made with red kidney beans and fresh tomato or a veggie sandwich made with rapini, marinated roasted red peppers and eggplant. Even non-vegans were ordering the vegan dessert! Rocca said the maple pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream and pecans was such a hit it might make it onto the menu permanently. To finish reading …

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That’ll Fill You Right Up

In a world with mores kinds of vegetables than minutes in a day, the possibilities for delicious vegetarian meals are limited only by the imagination. If variety is the spice of life, then vegetables certainly jazz things up. Naysayers of plant-based diets may argue that vegetarian dishes lack a little something — whether it be nutrients (no, y’all), flavor (nope) or the ability to keep hunger at bay (enough already). Vegetarian dishes embrace every flavor under the sun, and one of …

Serving Haute Vegetarian Platters – The New Indian Express

Sujit Mehta and Sharmila Shah are more than just consultants. The co-founders of restaurant and catering consultancy, WeServe, along with their team, have given Ahmedabad a few distinctively different and interesting restaurants. At the recently opened restaurant called 70 Degrees East in the western suburbs of Ahmedabad, Mehta and Shah were working out some fusion and creative dishes that would make the new restaurant different from others. “I like playing with words and the name ‘Skewers …

Vegetarian Superbowl Snacks & Football Party Recipes with No Meat

The football party to end all football parties – the Superbowl – is just around the corner, and with it a table full of beef nachos, burgers, chili dogs, and chicken wings. What’s a vegetarian to do? This year, show your vegetarian Superbowl party attendees some love by serving a few meatless dishes. Here, a collection of awesome vegetarian Superbowl recipes – from black bean cemitas to cheese jalapeno poppers – that are guaranteed to score with all your guests. …

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 comes through your …

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

… Root vegetables, lentils, and kale will leave everyone full and satisfied. Thinking about fully converting to a vegetarian lifestyle? Here are six things you should know, as well as vegetarian tailgate recipes and how to ensure your kids are getting all the nutrition their growing bodies need on a vegetarian diet. [You will need to click on the link to go to the website for this information] via Trying to Eat Less Meat? Ten Veggie dishes for Carnivores | A Healthier Michigan. …

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 that may seem bare minus the meat, we have something …

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 …

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, …

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

… soymilk(soy beverage), tofu made with calcium sulfate, calcium-fortified breakfast cereals and orange juice, and some dark-green leafy vegetables (collard, turnip, and mustard greens; and bok choy). Make simple changes. Many popular main dishes are or can be vegetarian-such as pasta primavera, pasta with marinara or pesto sauce, veggie pizza, vegetable lasagna, tofu-vegetable stir-fry, and bean burritos. Enjoy a cookout. For barbecues, try veggie or soy burgers, soy hot dogs, marinated tofu or …

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

… tourists, the group Tokyo Smile Veggies aim to get 50,000 restaurants – the number of convenience stores in Tokyo – to offer vegetarian dishes by the time they arrive. They plan to do this by hosting workshops explaining what vegetarianism means, by offering recipes and training to chefs, and by getting restaurants that are vegetarian-friendly to display signs. “We don’t want to increase the number of vegetarian restaurants,” said one of the group’s four founders Aya …

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat

Click on the link below to access the recipes.  Slow cookers have the reputation of being meat machines. While they have the unique ability to tenderize meat with minimal effort, the assumption that slow cookers are best for meaty dishes overlooks the amazing ways they can transform your vegetables. First of all, it recently came to our attention that you can steam food in your slow cooker, so beyond steaming vegetables, you can also steam things like vegetarian dumplings and buns. And just …

Hilton Chennai culinary express ‘pantry car’ offers Goan delicacies

Chennai: Hilton Chennai’s Culinary Express now offers Goan delights like fish or paneer recheado, Goan curries (fish or prawn), moogachi gathi (green sprouts slow cooked with Goan spices) and others and the response is good, the hotel’s top chef said. “The dishes are made in home style and not in the typical restaurant style. The masala is made ready by chef Peter Pinto from Double Tree by Hilton Goa. In fact he has lugged quite a kg of ingredients from Goa,” Yogendra …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Pomegranate Salad – NYTimes.com

… her mother-in-law formed a bond, and Ms. Sheli said she was “instantly hooked on her and her salad!” This pomegranate salad is also the perfect dish to offset some of the heavier, creamy vegetarian side dishes common during the holiday. The jewel-like pomegranates, combined with Romaine lettuce and roasted sesame seeds, are tossed with a homemade dressing of honey, date syrup, pomegranate juice and olive oil. “Kids will like it because it has that sweet element to it,” Ms. Sheli said. A …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

… little creativty, a meatless Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a joyless or flavorless one. Amateur cooks and chefs alike will find that side dishes, entrees and desserts that eschew meat in favor of vegetables, substitutes and other ingredients can sometimes be as good as, or superior to, their flesh-based counterparts. This Thanksgiving, consult the list below for some fresh takes on old standards, as well as a few less traditional dishes that guests, whether vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, …

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 professional “soycrafter” in 1980, …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

… problem that I have encountered so far is that many traditional French dishes are meat-based – and I am a vegetarian. From foie gras to duck to steak tartare, the French love meat. This makes it very difficult to order in restaurants, be a guest at a dinner party or even find interesting things to buy in the supermarkets! Because not many people here are vegetarian, meat replacements like Quorn and tofu are hard to find, and very expensive. Luckily, my Irish housemate is also vegetarian, so …

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

… nutty taste with the black rice and adding a healthful oil to the dish. “Its jewel-tones practically sparkle on a plate, and the flavours are punchy, yet muted enough to not overwhelm the other dishes,” she writes. “Being made-ahead, it’s ideal for the holidays. I love to make it one or two days in advance, really allowing the sharp dressing to permeate the inky black rice, soften the kale and give a glorious gloss to the beets. Serving this with goat cheese or feta would make it even …

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

… book-ended by my background,” Ottolenghi told me in a recent email interview. “It’s also a big influence on the way I like to eat and the way I like to present food. I always prefer a table full of lots of different dishes to try and share, rather than one main dish with just one or two little sides, and this is very much in line with the typical Israeli and Palestinian mezze style.” The Israeli influence, he added, goes beyond the dishes themselves. via Ottolenghi’s new vegetarian …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

… diagnoses are now so common that label laws require gluten-free and major food allergens be noted. But how do those of us with dietary restrictions, whether self-imposed or medically imposed, fare during the holidays? Are we forever relegated to bringing our own food or eating just the side dishes? And what if you have such an eater in your family? So I posed a challenge to Rita Cerilli, a private chef from Gardiner, to create an organic, gluten-free, vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. Who …

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 Happycow.net 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 …

Aglaia Kremezi: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

… certainly have more than a dozen pictures to show for it. Like so many Mediterranean cooks, Aglaia isn’t a vegetarian, but vegetables dominate her cooking, as they do the healthy cooking of Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean. She points out in her introduction that though the variety of vegetables may be limited, there are so many different ways to cook them and flavor them, that they are never boring. The point is learning that the same zucchini can make such different dishes when it is …

Make one of these vegetarian and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from this London chef’s new cookbook. – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More | Epicurious.com

… dishes and luscious desserts, Plenty More is a must-have for vegetarians and omnivores alike. This visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables. via Make one of these vegetarian and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from this London chef’s new cookbook. – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More | Epicurious.com. …

Weeknight Vegetarian: A new technique for defusing those soy-sauce sodium bombs – The Washington Post

Most vegetarians I know have a soft spot for Asian cuisines. Vegetables are revered in that part of the world, which is also the birthplace of tofu and tempeh, two pillars of plant-based protein. Plus, cooks in Japan, China, Korea and other Asian countries have a knack for seasoning, and for creating dishes with interesting textures — two crucial (and often lacking) qualities in vegetarian cooking. The downside: Whenever I develop Asian-style recipes, I wait with anxiety for them to be put …

Spinach Walnut Pesto Pasta | Valdosta Today – South Georgia’s News Source

… open to trying some of these clever dishes. In fact, my cooking club, Girls on the Grill, Too, recently had a vegetarian theme (hosted by Kristy) and we all discovered there are many delicious ways to “go” vegetarian.  I even have a veggie lasagna on the Plat du Jour menu.  Now, when we have dinner at the Johnson’s, we insist on Kristy allowing us to enjoy her creations as well. With that in mind, I wanted to share what is actually a good pesto recipe I found on The Candid Appetite that …

Make the most of summer sweet corn with these 10 vegetarian recipes : TreeHugger

In North America, corn is in season all summer long and into the early fall. You can add its sweet flavor to a wide range of dishes, from main courses to desserts. Although corn syrup has earned a bad reputation as an added sugar, fresh sweet corn is full of vitamin A, vitamin B3 and fiber. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to enjoy this summer staple. Simple spices Fresh corn on the cob can be so good that it doesn’t need any fixings, but simple spices can dress up this classic …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

… prolific cookbook writer has taken a novel approach with her latest, “The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking,” in order to do that. In this she serves as culinary instructor as she guides us through the master recipe of a dozen dishes — soups, pasta, grains, beans and more — then offers some fundamental mealtime preparation tips, which she call “building blocks” (how to make vegetable combos and tomato sauce, for example). In addition, she offers variations to build your cooking …

National Vegetarian Week: 7 vegetarian recipes for a spicy Mexican feast

… fortunately when I joined Las Iguanas many years ago the team saw it as an opportunity to tap in to some insider knowledge. “Over the past few years we have worked really hard to develop more and more tasty veggie and vegan dishes.” So try these tasty veggie dishes as National Vegetarian Week begins on May 19 from the classic champinones with thick-sliced mushrooms in a creamy smoked chilli sauce, to the sultry, earthy Brazilian Beets cocktail which combines cachaça with lemon, beetroot …

SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

As the second generation of Stonefire Grill owners came of age, and became involved in the Harrigan family’s management of its seven restaurants, the youngest members made a daring move. Justin and Kyle, sons of the founders Mary and Maureen Harrigan, began reshaping a menu well known for its tri tips and ribs by adding dishes geared toward vegetarian and vegan diners. The risky move could have resulted in the loss of Stonefire’s core customers, but the opposite happened. Sales of the new …

Go green for National Vegetarian Week – May 19th to 25th

… expect the restaurant industry to be particularly welcoming of a veggie in their midst, but fortunately when I joined Las Iguanas many years ago the team saw it as an opportunity to tap into some insider knowledge. “Over the past few years we have worked really hard to develop more and more tasty veggie and vegan dishes and I think they are far more exciting and varied than the choice I have when I eat out elsewhere. “From Brazilian moqueca and fab fajitas to our awesome beet and bean …

When in India, MNCs serve as Indians do

MNCs in this segment innovate swiftly on fare, on learning their business models which work elsewhere won’t do here Multinational companies, by and large, have similar products across markets. However, international fast-food chains have had to change this business model completely, to adapt to Indian preferences.For instance, Pizza Hut, known globally for its pizzas, is counting on rice and vegetarian dishes to grow revenue in India. Items such as vegetable biryani and rice bowls, …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

… dollars in funding from high-tech heavyweights and has made a big splash in recent months with the launch of its first two meat alternative products, Beef-Free Crumbles and Chicken-Free Strips. Each of its products looks and tastes like the meat it is emulating while offering the same protein content — but without any saturated or trans fats or cholesterol, let alone gluten or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In taste tests, most consumers can’t tell which dishes contain actual beef or …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

… would take away a lot of the nutrients that I would require to be a professional footballer and an athlete. I was really ignorant.” Bury-born Neville made the lifestyle change after promising his vegetarian wife Julie, who runs a health food shop at the Trafford Centre, he would try her diet for two weeks. He said: “I started to feel healthier, leaner. I started to feel great. “You can get your proteins, you can get every kind of nutritional values in vegetarian dishes.” He added: “I …

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