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

… make your body literally stressed and can lead to myriad health problems, such as obesity, indigestion, ulcers and other serious diseases. By having lots of leafy greens in your diet, you not only get sufficient protein, but you’re also keeping your system protected from toxins and free radical damage as well. These are superfoods and effectively slow down signs of aging. Leafy greens that you can include in your diet are kale, spinach, lettuce, arugula, beet greens, baby red chard, radicchio, …

The Perfect Vegetarian Taco – MensJournal.com

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

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

… If the meat-eating housemate doesn’t cook and the veg one does, the home’s meals naturally become vegetarian. However, things work differently in the kitchen longtime vegetarian Kristen Scarcelli shares with her meat-eating husband. “He makes his part of the meal, and I make my part of the meal,” said Scarcelli, 58, who lives in Portland. “We meet over the greens.” The shared vegetable might be sautéed kale with onions and balsamic vinegar or a simple baked potato. “I don’t cook …

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

By Rupert Steiner in Malmo, Sweden | April 2, 2015   Our new vegetarian meatballs will save the planet, says IKEA: Flat-pack furniture firm says meat-free makeover will cut carbon emissions by half IKEA hopes to save the planet with chickpea and kale ‘veggie balls’ The ‘non-meat meatball’ also contains carrots, peppers and peas  Swedish flat-pack firm sells one billion regular meatballs every year It changed the world with its flat-pack furniture and now Ikea …

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

… physicians prescribing a plant-based, vegan diet to improve health. Moore learned that “instead of buying 10 bags of kale, I could just eat some oatmeal.” He continues to eat raw fruit one meal a day, but today Moore sees himself as “less of a raw foodist” and more of a vegan. Moore’s exploration of vegan eating reveals something many non-vegans don’t realize: The diet has a lot of variations. In general, a vegan diet means no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or food containing other …

10 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes to Make for Dinner

… cook quickly!) This sweet potato dal works well for those spring evenings that are still a bit on the cooler side. Sweet Potato, kale, and Chickpea Soup via Cookie and Kate Sweet potatoes are a natural addition to soups and this particular soup is filling and healthy. Make a big batch ahead of time and eat it throughout the week. Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup via Green Kitchen Stories Combining lentils and sweet potatoes in soup is a great way to make a filling soup that’s not heavy on …

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

… selling about 80 quarts of soup per week to customers in the 22401 ZIP Code and select areas within the 22405 ZIP Code. Pawlik said she assumed she would need website and marketing materials to launch her business. But the business coming in from Facebook is so steady she hasn’t had to. Her menu changes weekly. Last week she offered a chickpea and red lentil soup, chopped cabbage soup, butternut squash soup, white bean and kale soup and a broccoli chowder. Pawlik, who has had health issues in …

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 …

Are you tired of bone broth? Try this vegetarian sweet potato broth instead. – The Washington Post

… Randall Williams’s new cookbook, looking for ideas, and I saw the most beautiful soup, made of sweet potatoes, kale and black-eyed peas. But the sweet potatoes weren’t in big chunks, like the carrots. They had been pureed with a lot of water, making a beautiful orange backdrop for the chunky soup. Joe Yonan is the Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and the author of “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.” He writes the Food section’s Weeknight …

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

… Chard and White Beans A hearty filling of olives, tomato paste, white beans, and Parmesan cheese elevates squash from side dish to dinner. Mexican Sweet Potato Veggie Medley Get a yummy meal on the table in less than 30 minutes with this Mexican-inspired dish featuring sweet potatoes, corn, black beans, and avocado. kale Lentil Soup Tomatoes, lentils, sweet potato, onion, garlic, kale, and bell pepper combine to make a fill-you-up soup perfect for cold winter days and nights. Use vegetable broth …

Now is the best time for some greens

… making, a trend no doubt encouraged by our dependence on bottled dressings and pre-prepped greens. We can do better. So with dropping temperatures, I’m adding ever more salads to the menu, wielding the season’s frost-sweetened, intensely flavoured greens — collards, cabbage, mustards, chicories and, yes, kale — to restore some glamour, and perhaps some respect, to the salad course. I suspect that many cooks would judge me a season off, salads being what we run to when the heat …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Vegetable Tarts, Big and Small – NYTimes.com

… butternut squash and zucchini mini-tarts. The vegetable filling is made quick and easy by using a wok to cook the vegetables. “I do advise to make more than needed …because they vanish off the plate quickly!” she warns. Swati Saha of New York uses a standard pie dish to make a savory tart of Kuri squash, mushrooms and kale, topped with grated asiago cheese to taste. Not only does it make an attractive main course that holds its own at the center of the table, the rosemary-infused crust …

A CUP OF JO: Vegetarian Chili

… vegetable—squash. Beautiful, colorful, oddly shaped squash. I prefer to use delicata squash in this chili because the flesh gets tender and sweet when cooked, which means no need for a peeler! Hearty, nutritious and ready to serve in under an hour, this fail-proof chili always hits the spot. In fact, I find that it tastes even better the next day. Quick tip: If you’re planning to eat the chili over a few days, add some fresh kale each time to reboot it! via A CUP OF JO: Vegetarian Chili. …

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

… an adventure, particularly around the holidays. Her advice: keep it simple. She chooses naturally gluten-free and vegetarian foods like vegetables, beans and whole grains. This delicious salad, made with rice, beets and kale and topped with a cider dressing, resulted from an effort to create a hearty-vegetarian dish for herself, while at the same time offering a delicious gluten-free option that the whole family would enjoy. She added the cider and flaxseed oil dressing because she liked the …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… is offering tips for doing so without compromising protein intake or flavor: • Take advantage of the fact that many restaurants and food businesses are responding to the trend by offering new menu items specifically balanced to meet the nutritional needs of those who are seeking better protein options. • Make smart substitutions. It will be hard to commit to reducing meat from your diet if you don’t make substantive substitutions. Eating a salad? Opt for dark leafy greens, like kale and …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… techniques such as soaking and sprouting beans, grains, and seeds, and the leavening of bread can help enhance iron absorption. Because of the lower availability, the recommended amount of iron for vegetarians is 1.8 times those of non-vegetarians. Calcium Many vegetarians meet their calcium needs through calcium fortified foods, such as cereal and orange juice. Some other good dietary sources of calcium for vegans are green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, and bok-choy. As you …

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