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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 …

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

… of fatty and fried foods on the vegetarian diet.(2) Vegetarian diet has lower risk for heart disease, colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension! Taco Bell, like most fast food restaurants, are typically known for fatty and fried foods.  According to a press release, they may now be featuring items that are certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).  Taco Bell reports that they are the first fast food restaurant to do this. (3) As of October 2, …

World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

By Yvette Collins | October 1, 2015 World Vegetarian Day: Going Vegetarian Is A Healthy Choice Today is World Vegetarian Day, October 1, 2015. This is the day set aside each year to recognize vegetarians and discuss health facts regarding vegetarianism. A vegetarian is a person who consumes fruits, vegetables, grains and protein. The protein consumed comes from non-meat food items. Research shows vegetarians live longer lives than non-vegetarians. According to Registered Dietitian Marisa Moore, …

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 …

French lawmaker is proposing all schools go vegetarian! • The Raw Food World News

… in all French schools.  This law is designed as a way of bypassing the country’s rules on secularism, and accommodates for religious sensitivities. The online petition quickly gathered over 125,000 signatures!(3) To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: French lawmaker is proposing all schools go vegetarian! • The Raw food World News …

GRAY: Learn to eat humanely, even if not a vegetarian | Opinion | dailynebraskan.com

… cows, chickens and pigs are confined to small, painful spaces where they can barely move, are injected with growth hormones and live their lives never seeing the outdoors or engaging in natural behaviors. They stand in their own feces, inhaling ammonia and biting each other out of fear and stress, causing open sores. Ninety-nine percent of meat products come from these places because it’s cheaper to produce and makes the huge food corporations a lot more money. They continue to run only …

Yale Environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based Food for Fish

… feed, rich in supplemental nutrients, are healthy and grow quickly. “I was told by many [people] that fish require fishmeal because that’s what they eat in the natural world,” says Barrows. “But that’s just wrong.” To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Yale Environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based food for Fish …

La Vernia News / Recipes / The vegetarian grill

… 10 to 12 minutes or until veggies are tender. Experiment with different spices, marinades and sauces when preparing vegetables, and don’t be afraid to try various flavors. Store-bought mixes and marinades may have extra sodium, sugar and calories compared to a specialized homemade version. Balsamic vinegar or other flavored vinegars are great for drizzling over grilled vegetables or using in a marinade. As always, practice safe grilling techniques and food safety. The next time you plan to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Vegan restaurants convince consumers that the vegan trend is here to stay! • The Raw Food World News

… reports that vegetarian sales have been increasing more than other food in their shops.  Their top selling salad is a Beets, Squash, and Feta salad – beating out their chicken, salmon, and crayfish salad.  (2) Schlee desired to hear from his customers because he feels opening vegetarian stores would be good, but does not want to risk alienating the current customer base.  There are plenty of meat oriented food chains, such as Chipotle and Five Guys, and Schlee wants to give vegetarians that …

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

… Bourne says in “The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World.” But the United Nations food and Agriculture Organization predicts grain production will need to grow by at least 70% by 2050 to keep up with population growth, he writes. Even California Gov. Jerry Brown has weighed in on the use of resources, saying during a recent conversation about the drought: “If you asked me, I think you should be eating veggie burgers.” So what does that mean for responsible …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

… people’s health and morals were being eroded by sexual desire brought on by fatty, flavorful, meat-based meals. To fight what he saw as the decaying morals of American society, Graham devised a diet of appropriately bland food to get to the core of the problem, Adee Braun writes for The Atlantic. The core of his diet? The eponymous cracker, which Graham designed as a meat substitute for his followers, the Grahamites. The original Graham cracker was nothing like the sweet, …

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

… because of growing health concerns, rising beef prices, or, you know, the fact that vegetables taste good—and frozen-food company Amy’s Kitchen is trying to capitalize in a big way. The company, known for frozen vegetarian comfort foods such as burritos, pot pies, and macaroni and cheese, is set to open its first brick-and-mortar store, Amy’s Drive-Thru, later this year in Rohnert Park, California, about an hour north of San Francisco. Despite the company’s pedigree in the freezer …

Vegetarian Barbecue – Food – Forward.com

… seemed way too daunting. I did some research, looking at a number of recipes, to figure out the most essential ingredients. I used Melissa Clark’s “Ultimate Veggie Burger” as somewhat of a model, but switched out a bunch of ingredients to suit my own taste. The preparation was surprisingly simple, and the end product was delicious. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Vegetarian Barbecue – food – Forward.com …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

… a Rockefeller Fellow along with Rukmini’s husband, social anthropologist M N Srinivas, Narayan spent many evenings with the couple, narrating them stories, and using Rukmini as a sounding board while plotting the twists and turns of the book he was writing then—The Guide. Narayan—with his fondness for scented areca nut, zealously scrutinising food labels in America to ensure he eats vegetarian, ‘cleansing’ his mouth with curd rice after mistaking pepperoni for tomato on a pizza—is …

Best New Orleans Vegetarian Restaurants

  From Nora McGunnigle | July 2, 2015 It can be tough to be a vegetarian in New Orleans. Given the pork-, game-, and seafood-heavy food culture down here, asking a chef to prepare veggie options can be like asking George R.R. Martin to plan your wedding. Inevitably, something’s probably going to die. But fear not, because thanks to the farm-to-table boom, there are more and more options for vegetarians on the city’s menus, and the meat-free diner can now expect a lot more than just …

Sweet Dream bagels and Good Food and Wine Show – The West Australian

… meals at the Good food & Wine Show, including their bestselling sandwich bagels — avocado and fetta smash and kasundi haloumi, and the popular vegetarian breakfast bagel (eggs, “facon”, cheese and sauce). Bagel chips and the bakery’s distinctive yeast-free doughnuts — sour cream, and buttermilk and chocolate — are worth checking out too. Source: Sweet Dream bagels and Good food and Wine Show – The West Australian …

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 …

Burger King keen to replicate its Indian veg menu globally | Business Standard News

From Press Trust of India, Mumbai | June 28, 2015 Global fast-food giant Burger King, which especially formulated vegetarian options in the country to suit the Indian palate, is keen to introduce them in other vegetarian-friendly markets like the UK. Burger King India introduced as many as six vegetarian snacks, sandwiches and entry-level burgers in the menu when it started in November, 2014. “Looking at the response here, the global management is evaluating introducing some of these …

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat | Grist

By Grist staff | June 25, 2015 Hold on to your barf bags, folks: China’s latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term “dry-aged beef.” NPR has the story: China’s customs agents have seized thousands of tons of frozen chicken wings, beef and pork that were smuggled by gangs. Weighing more than 100,000 tons, the meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million — but it also poses serious health risks, officials said. News of the seizure comes from state-run …

Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

By Jamie Verwys | June 23, 2015   Fast food joints have a place in our culinary history, if we like it or not. Some would say it started as far back as 1921 when White Castle opened its doors in Wichita, Kansas. Others say McDonalds, the Mac Daddy of fast food, was the originator in 1948. Whatever its true origins, perception and quality of cheap burgers, fries and shakes delivered through a convenient window, have declined. The crusade against GMO foods and low quality ingredients is being …

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 …

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

… gives the meal punches of sweet and refreshing notes, respectively. Miraculously, the dosa remains soft and crispy all the way through to the last bite. It does not become lifeless once cool, maintaining its structure as vehicle for the potatoes and peas. If you’ve seen the Lunchbox, an Indian film where food and love are equated, and the thought of home-cooked Indian food makes you salivate, Linger’s take on Indian cuisine will bring back the movie’s celebration of that …

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 …

7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT

… a vegetarian and vegan diet. The plant-based nature of these diets means a high intake of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, pulses and non-meat proteins such as tofu,” says Hobson. “These diets tend to be nutrient dense, high in fibre and low in saturated fat.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: 7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT …

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

… child nutrition: the mid-day meal scheme and anganwadis (for pre-school children under the age of six). 1. Eggs are among the most nutritious food items Here’s a comparison of the nutritive content of eggs and some vegetarian options of roughly similar cost. Need one say more? One serving provides… Source: nutritiondata.self.com. % refers to recommended daily allowance met. Note: Eggs are sometimes criticised for their fat content, but most young children in India need more fat. Aside from …

Eating local, thinking global: L.I. chef and food activist Bhavani Jaroff | Long Island Report

  By Natalia Orozco | June 7, 2015 Let’s face it: eating well when there’s a dollar menu and a Starbucks around every corner can be hard. Inspiring other people to do it also? Well, that’s an even greater undertaking. Now add motherhood, a Master’s in Education, and an extensive resume of kitchen experience to the mix and you have Bhavani Jaroff. The 58-year-old, Roslyn native is a woman on a mission, and it all started back in high school. “I’ve always been interested in food, …

Amy’s Kitchen Is Starting a Vegetarian Drive-Thru | TIME

By Alice Park | June 2, 2015 The frozen food company will launch a fast food drive-thru this summer Amy’s Kitchen wants to be more than just a frozen food company. In late June, it will launch its first drive-thru restaurant in Rohnert Park, Cal. to provide the same freshly prepared vegetarian foods the company is known for—but fast. “Everybody said we couldn’t do it,” says Andy Berliner who co-founded the company with his wife Rachel (and named it after their daughter). Prepping and …

Mock meats a new food trend

From www.deccanherald.com | June 2, 2015 From jack fruit patties to soyabean chops or a ‘vegetarian’ chicken and fish – options for those seeking alternatives to meat are now available dime a dozen. Euphemistically termed mock meats, such food preparations are preferred choices across a cross-section of people ranging from newly turned vegetarians to those forced to curtail meat intake due to dietary restrictions. “I feel the trend of serving mock meat is catching up, not …

Leicester is being dubbed the vegetarian capital of Europe | Central – ITV News

From www.itv.com | May 31, 2015 Leicester is being dubbed the vegetarian capital of Europe because of the large number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city. There are more than 60 places to eat vegetarian and vegan food in the space of three miles. The Leicester Vegetarian and Vegan group believe this is more than anywhere else in Europe. They have helped to launch a new vegetarian short break to the city where people can sample vegan cocktails and try out vegetarian afternoon tea. …

NEW TRAVEL APP RELEASE GIVES CONFIDENCE TO THE VEGETARIAN TRAVELLER

… https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.client.veggoagogo Veggoagogo aims to provide the modern vegetarian traveller with an app that lends confidence to a situation that has filled vegetarians with dread for decades; ordering vegetarian food on the road. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: NEW TRAVEL APP RELEASE GIVES CONFIDENCE TO THE VEGETARIAN TRAVELLER …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

… conditions. And since these proteins are lower on the food chain, they’re a more planet-friendly way to eat. Here are four plant-based proteins to add to your shopping cart. All have proven health benefits plus at least as much protein as an egg! Peas Pea protein is popping in ingredient lists, from breads and snack foods to breakfast cereals and protein powders. A cup of cooked split peas packs in about 16 grams of protein compared to six grams in regular green peas. If you’re …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

… encouraging vegetarians and vegans since 1943. Its goal is to create a kinder, healthier world through reducing cruelty to animals, improving human health, protecting the environment and preserving world food resources. The NZ Vegetarian Society also runs the an Approved accreditation programme, which accredits products that meet strict criteria; free from meat and slaughter by-products, animal testing and any form of cross contamination. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

Living a healthy lifestyle in polluted Jakarta | The Jakarta Post

… made the three-story building a complete one-stop place for healthy food enthusiasts. Burgreens specializes in vegetarian burgers and its signature ‘Turmeric Twisted’ drink, while the Organik Klub sells organic food ranging from vegetables to fruit, meat, spices and oil, as well as kitchen appliances. Eric, a 45-year-old American, said he was happy to find the hub because there were few restaurants for vegans like him in the capital. “I can find a lot of vegan restaurants in Bali, but not …

RECIPE: Vegetarian butternut squash and spinach lasagna | Recipes | Closer Online

By Closer Staff | May 20, 2015 #NationalVegetarianWeek with this delicious lasagna recipe (packed FULL of healthy veggies) Method Preheat oven to 375 F. Butternut Squash Filling: For this filling, you will need to have pre-cooked butternut squash puree. Using food processor, combine 2 cups of butternut squash puree with Ricotta cheese, milk, salt and nutmeg. Add more milk if needed (to make the butternut squash filling very creamy). Mix very well, taste and add more salt, if needed. Spinach …

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 …

No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain SECRET animal products  | Daily Mail Online

… contain animal products. What is more worrying for vegetarians and vegans is that ingredients lists on packages might list product names, but not what’s in them, like the food colouring carmine that is derived from crushed beetles, while few would realise that the pesticides used to spray bananas can contain shellfish. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain …

Flexitarian trend prompts growth in vegetarian products :: Industry News :: FoodProcessing

By foodProcessing Staff | May 18, 2015 Previously viewed as tempeh-loving fringe dwellers, vegetarians are now far more widely accepted – so much so that as many as 26% of consumers now consider themselves to be ‘flexitarians’ (those who prefer a more plant-based diet but still eat meat occasionally), according to a Nutrition Business Journal survey. food companies are now responding to the growing demand for vegetarian food offerings by releasing a greater variety of prepared …

Vegetarian restaurant Transformer in Fitzroy is Vegie Bar’s grown-up sibling with real style | Best of Melbourne | Melbourne Lifestyle | | Herald Sun

By Dan Stock, Herald Sun | May 19, 2015 THE food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations tells us to do it. So, too, world cancer research bodies. The Intercontinental Panel on Climate Change highlights it as a major contributing factor and don’t even think of getting the likes of Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth started. But the message is starting to sink in. Eating less meat is good for us, and good for the planet. Not that you’d know this from dining at Transformer. In …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

I’m going vegetarian 3 times a week – Jamie – IOL Lifestyle

… be learning from them and focusing on enjoying more plant-based delights. I personally try to eat vegetarian two to three times a week. “It will save you a load of money and it challenges you to be more creative but it’s been an absolute joy.” Oliver, who turns 40 next week, wrote about the topic during a discussion on parenting website Mumsnet. He is promoting his upcoming food Revolution Day, which is part of a global campaign to put compulsory food education on the school curriculum. …

– Maine woman founded church, converted followers to vegetarianism

By Avery Yale Kamila | May 13, 2015 Vegetarianism can sometimes seem like a 1970s fad that mushroomed alongside organic food. However, meatless eating stretches back through recorded history to ancient Greece and India, waxing and waning in popularity over the ages with the rise and fall of religious and philosophical ideas. We Mainers can claim our own share of its history, most prominently in the life of Ellen Gould White. “It is impossible to talk about vegetarianism in the 21st century …

Sales of fake meat explode, but is it really better for you? – Fortune

By Mark Koba | May 11, 2015 Sales of meatless and vegetarian products are soaring, although only 7% of U.S. consumers call themselves vegetarian. The hunger for fake meat — or meatless meat — is getting bigger. So much so that the latest sales numbers of plant-based meat alternatives reached $553 million in 2012, representing a growth spurt of 8 percent from 2010. “We are doubling the business annually,” said Ethan Brown, CEO ofBeyond Meat, which makes non-animal food products like the …

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 …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

… every five years. The 2015 draft, released in February, plays up the health benefits of plant-based diets and includes references to the environmental advantages of reducing or eliminating meat. Both points are being fiercely challenged. While the meat and dairy industries are old hands when it comes to raising their voices, Michele Simon, president of Oakland-based Eat Drink Politics, said the plant-based food world never played a significant role until the current round. She set out to change …

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

… “chay,” the site advised. The city’s vegetarian restaurants range from budget ones like Phap Hoa on Nguyen Trai Street, to middle ones like Saigon Vegan on Vo Van Tan. Hum, which has two restaurants on Vo Van Tan and Thi Sach, offers a bit more fancy options. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Ho Chi Minh City, a food heaven for vegan, vegetarian travelers | Travel | Thanh Nien Daily …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News

… the flora changes according to your diet. Approximately 28 feet of digestive tube, known as the gut and intestine, processes food into life giving nutrients. The first 23 feet, which include the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine mechanically divide the foods we eat, mix them with digestive enzymes, and then break them into microscopic particles ready for absorption into the body. The last 5 feet, known as the large intestine, or colon, works as a microbial factory. More than 400 …

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 …

The disgusting reason figs aren’t vegetarian will put you off for life – Mirror Online

… inside a fig, an enzyme in the fruit breaks down her carcass into protein. The fig basically eats the wasp, and makes it into part of the fruit. Farmers actually buy bags of wasps to control the amount of wasps each plant can eat. Another disgusting fact which might stop you trusting food for life is that to qualify for safe consumption, ketchup is required to contain no more than 30 fruit flies per 100 grams So, if you’ve eaten figs and ketchup, you have almost definitely eaten both wasps …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

… population, before making recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Since the guidelines were first released in 1980, some recommendations have remained fairly constant, but changes have popped up over the years in response to science, politics or pressure from the food industry. The DGAC issued its more than 500-page scientific report in February, and this year’s most dramatic change is the removal of …

A healthier (vegetarian) twist on sweet-and-sour chicken | The Chronicle Herald

… red food colouring and corn syrup, I went with a simple blend of red wine vinegar, soy sauce, hot sauce and just enough sugar to strike a pleasant sweet-savory balance. But then I flipped things around a bit. Rather than trying to come up with a heathier battered chicken, I decided to make a vegetarian version. I came up with a flavourful and crunchy almond coating for roasted cauliflower. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, click on this link: via A healthier …

As a Vegetarian Tourist, Here’s How to Plan Meals | Cara Spevick

… common assumption, it seemed, among those who have never been to South America, is that only carnivores can enjoy the cuisine. Vegetarians, let alone picky ones like myself, could be up for a challenge. After experiencing Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro as a hungry tourist, I can now admit that I was naïve to believe I would starve. In fact, I am more than happy to report that the food I ate in South America was hands-down more gratifying than a lot of what I’ve been served in the North. …

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

… meatball. We see a big opportunity. The vegetarian meatball will go global in April and have 50pc less carbon dioxide than a normal meatball. It’s healthier and better for the planet.’ The firm has spent two years developing the veggieball, the first innovation to its meatball since it started selling food to encourage shoppers to stay inside its stores back in 1959. The vegetable-based snack is more environmentally friendly than the meat version, because cows and pigs are responsible for …

Food for Thought: ‘Vegetarian’ shouldn’t scare you off

By Donna Maurillo, food for Thought | March 31, 2015 Scientists have just announced that eating grilled beef every day has been shown to speed up weight loss. Who thought? And I just read that the newly formulated Snickers bar now contains all your daily nutrients in one convenient snack. On top of that good news, here’s more. Next week, Dole foods is introducing a line of vegetables that taste like lemon, chocolate, or cherry pies. Now I can jump up and yell, “April Fools!” But seriously, …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

From DailyWorld | March 26, 2015 Americans just can’t get enough chicken. Since 1965, they’ve eaten more just about every year. Now, eggs are enjoying a revival, too. Not to spoil anyone’s next meal, but there are a few things you might want to know about that food on your plate. Most egg-laying hens spend their lives crammed in spaces so tiny they cannot turn around or spread their wings. While chickens raised for food have more freedom, they face horrifying deaths on assembly lines. …

Vegan blogger Dreena Burton says her recipes will make you go meat-free | Daily Mail Online

By Maybelle Morgan for MailOnline | 27 March 2015 Most meat-eaters would physically cringe at the phrase ‘plant-based’ diet, but one woman has made it her aim to educate the world about the benefits of going vegan. Cookbook author Dreena Burton, 44, stopped eating meat, fish and animal products 20 years and during that time, has written five best-selling cookbooks. The Vancouver-based author’s most recent, Plant-Powered Families, includes more than 100 whole-food, vegan recipes …

A journey for curd – The Hindu

By Srinivasa Ramanujam | March 27, 2015 What is crucial for a quintessential Tamilian who happens to be a vegetarian? It has to be curd. Curd is supremely underrated and most people elsewhere in India use it to end a meal. But ask most Tamilians and they’ll tell you that it could well be the meal by itself, provided you have a handful of rice. This is what I was banking on when I headed to Sri Lanka recently on my honeymoon. “Don’t worry; if we don’t get vegetarian food, we’ll make our …

Capsugel invests $25m in vegetarian drug capsules

By Gareth MacDonald | 26 March 2015 Capsugel invests in vegetarian capsules citing demand for lower moisture content and API cross-linking risk. Capsugel will invest $25m (€22m) to expand production of vegetarian-friendly drug and food supplement capsules. The US capsule firm announced the investment today, describing it as enabling a combination of new production lines and technology upgrades at sites in Greenwood, South Carolina, U.S.; Puebla, Mexico; Colmar, France; and Sagamihara, Japan. …

Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook | WISH-TV

… allergic reactions on the skin, and kidney and liver damage. Many Flavored bottled waters contain extra sugar, propylene glycol, and snarky food colorings that can cause unexplained allergies. And……avoid these ingredients when you are reading labels. To finish reading this article and to view the videos, click on this link: via Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook | WISH-TV. …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… ethical to kill something for food when you can live without it. This is why I don’t eat free-range meat, as I still think the killing of the animal is wrong. For me, it doesn’t matter how good the animal’s life was: at the end of the day, it still ends up being killed, and for me that’s not right. I am also concerned about the environment, particularly the damage that dairy farming has on water systems and rainforests. I eat eggs from my parents’ four free-range …

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

By Indo-Asian News Service, March 20 2015 New Delhi, March 20 : Get set for gastronomical adventures galore with the onset of Navratri from Saturday. Various restaurants across Delhi-NCR are ready with revamped menus to cater to the appetite of food patrons during the the nine-day Navratri festival which starts this Saturday. Hotels and restaurants have redesigned menus to cater to people who would be following a strict food regimen, which includes avoiding onion, garlic, rice, wheat, meat, …

Meet the Butcher—and Former Vegetarian—Who Now Specializes in Humane Slaughter | TakePart

… and requires that cattle, pork, and other livestock be “rendered insensible to pain” before death. (Chickens and turkeys are not covered under the law.) Unsurprisingly, plenty of players in the food chain aren’t satisfied with the USDA’s concept of humane—even if the Temple Grandin–designed Animal Welfare Audit has become the industry standard. But just as some farmers have pushed beyond the USDA standards for organic agriculture, others are taking the idea of humane slaughter well …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

By Avery Yale Kamila, Posted March 18 2015 Sam Moore never knew any vegans until he went vegan himself two years ago. “Veganism is a very new idea to a lot of people, including me,” said Moore, 35. The Maine native, who now lives in North Conway, New Hampshire, took the vegan plunge after watching YouTube videos of cooks preparing raw food. “I tried to do some of the things they were doing, but it was cumbersome and difficult,” Moore said. Then he discovered the growing number of …

“Vegetarian” Cocoa Puffs: Boston School Cafs on the Front Lines of the Food Wars – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly

By Susan Raab, Posted 18 March 2015 School lunch is big business, and the meals provided by school cafeterias are both critical for some students and challenging to fund for school districts that supply them. Debates have raged nationally for decades about which foods to serve, whether to supply hot meals as well as cold, and how to entice kids to make better food choices in the lunch line. First Lady Michelle Obama has made the fight to provide healthy meals in school her cornerstone …

Eat fish and veggies to reduce colon cancer risk, study says | Nature World Report

… nutrition may be the best things to consider when reducing the risk of colon cancer. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California examined dietary data gathered from over 77,000 men and women who identify as Seventh-Day Adventists and are enrolled in the Adventist Health Study (AHS-2), a large, prospective cohort study of more than 96,000 North Americans recruited between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2007. The diets of the participants were assessed using a validated quantitative food …

Recipe: Vegetarian pumpkin & spinach lasagne | Stuff.co.nz

… or until tender. Set the pumpkin aside, uncovered, to dry out a little. 2. In a large saucepan, heat the milk until just before boiling point. Using a stick blender or in a food processor, puree the hot milk and pumpkin together then stir in the parmesan, ricotta, eggs and nutmeg. Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside. 3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion with a little salt for 5 minutes until soft. Add the spinach and a splash of water, season with …

Vegetarianism a growing trend: 7 kinds of vegetarians you may encounter at a restaurant – The Economic Times

By Anoothi Vishal, Posted 15 March 2015 You don’t have to brandish French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste to know that tastes in food are not just indicators of class but are, in fact, one of the ways in which social positioning is specifically contrived. We have enough examples of that all around us. A filet mignon may have been utterly fashionable till yesterday. But today, not only is it illegal — its consumption or …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… has been made for her by her parents. Granted, all children have their food chosen for them by adults, but should we really restrict such a significant food group based solely on our own beliefs? Generally speaking, there are two types of vegetarians: those who eschew meat on health grounds, and those who believe it’s unethical to eat animals. Regardless of your own views, is it right to foist them on your children? No three-year-old is going to tug on mum’s apron strings and ask for …

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

… fish — and it’s recognized as one of the five tastes, along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Umami “incites our taste receptors on our tongue to kind of pick up that savory note from foods,” Lancaster, the executive food editor of the Test Kitchen, tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. And umami isn’t limited to meat. Mushrooms, tomatoes and soy sauce are foods that are high in glutamates, which are the natural compounds that stimulate our umami receptors. “As a …

Empowerment of a vegetarian lifestyle — Sonoma State Star – The university’s student-run newspaper

… documentaries like “food Inc.” and “King Corn” I am satisfied with my decision to not fill my body with the type of meat that is showcased  in these films. Growing up in a family where meat was always the main course of a meal and then choosing to become a vegetarian was definitely a big decision. Saying my family was surprised by my decision is putting it nicely, but that was at the beginning. They have now come around to the idea because they love and know that I know what I’m …

Review: Little Beet Table turns healthy eating into chore – NY Daily News

By Michael Kaminer, March 10th, 2015 Dining with a dieter can be a downer. And judging from Little Beet Table, having them cook for you is even worse. “Top Chef Masters” veteran Franklin Becker “transformed” his cooking after a diabetes diagnosis, his bio says. Having found religion, he launched the gluten-free Midtown fast-food spot called Little Beet. It became such a hit that he followed it with Little Beet Table — a more formal spin on the concept — late last year. In the …

Vegetarian diet cuts risk of cancers but eating fish gives extra protection | Executive Living | The Australian

… meat-heavy diets, especially processed meat, can elevate risk for the condition. This latest research is led by Michael Orlich, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Loma Linda University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution in California. Dr Orlich’s team tracked the food questionnaires and medical records of 77,659 Seventh-day Adventists over a mean period of 7.3 years. Seventh-day Adventists were chosen in part because the religion encourages a healthy lifestyle. Previous studies …

The world’s first vegan parmo comes to Stockton (From The Northern Echo)

… sell one – although their vegetarian parmo has been a big success. The challenge was issued by customers who enjoyed the vegetarian option and wanted to go a step further. The secret recipe involves creating a vegetable patty and a Soy cheese substitute. “We’re not ‘a vegan cafe’ but a cafe that sells vegetarian and vegan food,” said Mrs Knibbs, who added the gluten-free range was also popular. “Say you have three people and one’s a vegetarian, …

Sweet potato casserole; artichoke Caesar dip – The Auburn Villager : Opinion

By Jacquelyn Horne, posted March 5, 2105 The various food lifestyles people choose to follow always interest me. I know I have spent an enormous amount of time getting my arms around Rick’s Celiac diet. With the addition of a diabetic diet, I am truly over the top with massive confusion. I never thought about adding another special diet into the mix until I found out a friend from high school is struggling with his teen daughter who is trying to become a vegetarian. Dad is a die-hard meat …

Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% – Mirror Online

By Andrew Gregory, 5 March 2015  Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade Turning vegetarian or just eating more veg could reduce your chance of heart disease by up to 20%. Scientists made the discovery after analysing the eating and lifestyle habits of more than 450,000 people for more than a decade. Those who got 70% of their food from plant sources were …

Vegetarian Protein Sufficient For Appetite Control and Weight LossMedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Alex Johnstone PhD, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Previous work has indicated that high-protein (30% of diet as protein) meat-based weight loss diets are highly satiating, and reduce the free food intake over a four-week period (1,2). There is limited data on assessing the effect of different types of protein on appetite in weight loss studies (3). Previously, a …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

Published on Sunday, 1 March, 2015 at 12:54 For some reason we like to put labels on others and on ourselves. Especially when it comes to food and diets. You are either a meat eater, or vegetarian. Maybe even vegan. You might have heard of the petition 478 here in Luxembourg calling on the government to publicly support and promote vegetarian and vegan nutrition. It’s a great initiative, and I hope it is successful. Especially thinking of how Luxembourg now is labeled one of the top meat …

Fredericksburg woman’s soup business grows organically – Fredericksburg.com: Local Business

… planned on selling only to people she knew, but now orders from throughout the city are pouring in. She began selling homemade food a few years ago after leaving a job at the Olde Town Butcher in Fredericksburg. Back then she was selling pies, but found out that baking pies on a large scale wasn’t a labor of love anymore—or cost-effective. So, Pawlik set about getting registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to sell soup on a large scale. Now, she’s …

Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

… diet. Don’t cater to their whims or make separate meals, but allow them to prepare their own meat-free food. Some teens will capitulate to pressure the first time their friends order a pepperoni pizza, and the problem will pass. Others have a deep commitment to animal rights, and they need nutritional counseling. Have your meat-free teen talk with a doctor or registered dietician about how to do vegetarianism right. Respect for animals Underlying the meat debate is a feeling of respect for …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

… degrees or so.” For firm vegetables, chopping them smaller will also cut down on roasting time. If you’re craving a new, seasonal vegetable, look for growth shoots and leaves later in March — “ramps, garlic scapes, pea greens and herbs like parsley, as well as radishes. I know, I too am ready to move on from root vegetables!” Ancient veggies in the back of the freezer? They might be salvageable. “It probably wouldn’t be dangerous to eat — freezing food prevents bacterial growth …

Vanilla makes vegetarianism the new Black

… they opened a vegetarian restaurant despite the fact that neither are actually vegetarian. More quirkily still, when guests walk into Vanilla Black, it feels as though you are being welcomed into the couple’s home – albeit a very gentrified home with 45 places set for dinner that wouldn’t be out of place on a Sherlock Holmes set. Front-of-house staff and chefs mill around adding to the buzz that the restaurant’s innovative food has created over the last 10 years and they clearly share …

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 …

Why the paleo diet isn’t really paleo : TreeHugger

By Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) – Living / Green food, February 23, 2015 Forget bison steaks, almond butter, and coconut oil. Our ancestors were probably foraging vegetarians who didn’t turn down the occasional lizard or wildebeest carcass when it was available. I have a beef with the Paleo diet. Not only is it unsustainable from an environmental perspective (for being so meat-centric and reliant on imported tropical ingredients), but I also dislike how inaccurate the modern …

Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian Hotpot!

… cleaning of the house and, most importantly, the household’s family ancestral altar called “Ching Chen” (清塵). This cleansing of both the visible and invisible of one’s environment symbolically begins the new year with a clean slate, devoid of any of the previous years leftover detritus. Though each region and community may have their own unique twist on the Lunar New Year festivities, they all have one thing in common: the importance of food. The various styles, flavors, …

Vegetarian Kitchen: Long-term vegetarians say a lot has changed for the better, but that’s only half the story – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… become long-term vegetarians. VEG MANNERS Beyond persistence, veteran vegetarians in Maine tend to have acquired the skills needed to navigate the awkward social situations that can come with the territory. Kevin Fahrman, 59, of Falmouth is well practiced in this realm. He has been a vegetarian for ethical reasons since 1973, when he was a freshman at the University of Maine at Orono. After reading that feeding crops to livestock produces less food for humans than feeding the same grain to …

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