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Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa | Houstonia

… over-the-top cheeseburgers or barbecued pork belly—but where are the vegetarian-friendly choices? After all, our vegetarian friends have extreme appetites too…maybe even more so than us non-vegetarians after day-in and day-out of vegetables, potatoes, lentils and quinoa. Being both Indian and having some past experience with the vegetarian lifestyle, I have just the dish for those days when you’re craving extreme eats of the veggie persuasion. To continue reading this article, please …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

… looking to build muscle, pea protein has been shown to provide the essential amino acids to help build and repair muscle tissue, similar to whey protein. What’s more, they’re also diet friendly: a meta-analysis study published in the journal Obesity reported that eating about one cup of beans, peas, lentils, or chickpeas resulted in subjects feeling 31 percent fuller. How to Get More: Split peas are great when made into a hummus-like dip or veggie burgers. You can also use a …

Egg white to fish: 5 superb foods for fabulous, shiny and strong nails

… “Iron deficiency is the most common cause of brittle nails, and is particularly common among vegetarians, as vegetarian sources of iron (non-haem iron) are not as good as haem iron present in non-vegetarian sources,” says dermatologist Sirisha Singh. For people who are vegetarian, she suggests a diet containing spinach, lentils, beans and jaggery, as they can give a good amount of iron. 2 Fish Fish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and also provides a healthy dose of protein and sulphur. …

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

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

7 Vegetarian Curries You Must Eat | DESIblitz

… more authentic and traditional as examples of northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. DESIblitz presents 7 Indian vegetarian curries you must eat. Dal Makhni ‘Dal makhni’ means ‘buttery lentils’. As such, it is known for its creamy consistency and rich texture due to being cooked with butter, and finished with cream. There are many types of lentils, and the type used in dal makhni is whole black lentil (urad dal). Dal makhni originates in Punjab where it is a staple. The movement of …

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 …

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

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

10 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes to Make for Dinner

… filling thanks to the addition of eggs! Chipotle Sweet Potato Quesadilla with Cilantro Gremolata via Naturally Ella Sweet potatoes are one of my go-to taco fillings so it’s a fairly easy leap to add them to quesadillas. These quesadillas have a bit of spice from the chipotle balanced with the freshness of the cilantro gremolata. Sweet Potato Carrot Dal with Coconut Leeks via The First Mess Red lentils are the perfect go-to vegetarian addition to any meal to add bulk and protein (plus they …

Tips for making the switch to a plant-based diet – The Globe and Mail

… somewhat, but have good intentions of getting fully back on track. While not everyone is willing to go vegan, for those who are, it’s not something you do overnight or without guidance. Here are some tips on making the transition: Start with the familiar Identify plant-based meals you are already eating (e.g., chickpea curry, veggie burgers, tofu stir-fry, black-bean tacos or a green salad with lentils) and rotate them into your menu more often. Even a breakfast of fruit and whole-grain toast …

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 …

Plant-based menu options sprouting up everywhere | Windsor Star

By Beatrice Fantoni, Feb 11, 2015 – 5:38 PM EST – Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015 – 9:11 PM EST The list of entrees on the latest menu at Neros Steakhouse reads something like this: herb roasted double cut Alberta lamb chops, organic bison tenderloin, lentil cake spiced with cumin and caramelized onion. You read that right. Right next to steaming hunks of meat is a full-out vegetarian entrée made of lentils. And it’s tasty, too. Is there a tree-hugging hippy in the kitchen at …

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

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

Seasonal Chef: Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetarian Chili

By Maria Reina, TJN Every now and then I go back and revisit a recipe, to see what I can do to tweak it. This past weekend I decided to make my Spicy Vegetarian Chili. Since I was going to be sharing it with our gluten-free friends I needed to make a few adjustments. In my original recipe I had  a combination of lentils, freekeh and farro. It’s worth noting that wonderful part of the original recipe was the texture: the freekeh, when cooked, mimics ground meat. Both freekeh and farro …

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 …

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

… with recipes such as crushed puy lentils with tahini and cumin; fennel with capers and olives; zucchini babaganoush and eggplants with crushed chickpeas and herb yogurt, to name just a few. But this time Ottolenghi draws inspiration from other cuisines – namely Iranian, Asians and Indian – and by doing so, he masterfully broadens his readers’ palate. Still, there is something very Israeli in anything Ottolenghi does. “It’s a huge influence on the way I cook: everything I do is …

Vegetarian tagine recipe will make believers out of carnivores | The Miami Herald

… borrowing traditions from North African Muslim communities and Southern Europe. It uses lots of lemon, olives, olive oil, lentils, lamb, chickpeas, nuts, and fresh and dried fruits. Sephardic cuisine, to me, does more with spices, heat and flavors than Ashkenazi cuisine. So while my mostly Ashkenazi schoolmates were eating gefilte fish , kugel , and matzoh ball soup, my French Moroccan mother was serving up boulettes  (stewed Moroccan meatballs), salade cuite  (cooked red pepper and tomato …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

… amazing, and also very by-the-book cook. This recipe passed his test, and came out deliciously. In short order followed the red lentil curry and roasted carrot salad with feta and parsley. The red lentils were hearty and smoky, almost like the vegetarian Indian cousin of the Sloppy Joe. For the roasted carrot salad I used an array of rainbow carrots, which were easy to find in the grocery store, and added an extra layer of beauty to this already delightful dish (roast carrots, sprinkle feta …

GP’s view: Vegetarianism

Is vegetarianism healthier than a carnivorous diet? Dr Cindy Pan gives her view. The most honest answer I can give to this is, “It depends”. If being a vegetarian means you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits as well as plenty of lentils, wholegrain cereals, nuts, tofu, eggs, low-fat dairy products and other nutritious foods, which make up for the lack of meat and fish, then yes, this could result in a very healthy diet. But it would not necessarily be healthier than a similar diet …

5 essential items in a vegetarian diet

… assure that your body gets a dose of fibers, vitamins, proteins and iron. Eggs and dairy products: Eggs and dairy products provide a healthy dose of proteins, which is otherwise difficult in a meatless diet. Milk and milk products also provide calcium and vitamin D. lentils: Legumes, including beans and lentils, are a very important part of a vegetarian’s diet. They are the best source of proteins and also offer essential fibers, vitamins and minerals. Grains: Whole grains are a good …

What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?

… eaten plants, the carbon ends up in our bodies. The sixth-lightest element on the periodic table – carbon – exists in nature as two stable isotopes: carbon-12 and carbon-13. Isotopes of the same element behave the same in chemical reactions but have slightly different atomic masses, with the carbon-13 being slightly heavier than the carbon-12. Plants are categorized into two groups. The first group, C3, is most common in plants such as garlic, eggplants, pears, lentils and wheat. The second …

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