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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

By Luisa D’Amato | October 7, 2015 Thanksgiving is a difficult time for people who don’t eat meat. It’s challenging for some cooks to build a meal around vegetables. And because meat is at the centre of the occasion, a meatless plate can be disappointing for the diner, too. But here is a recipe for a meat-free Thanksgiving dinner that is really delicious, and can be made in less than half an hour, provided you can multi-task. It consists of acorn squash stuffed with nuts, …

Meet Babiya, The Vegetarian Crocodile Who Guards A Temple In Kerala!

By Neha Borkar | September 20, 2015 India is all about amazing stories! Apart from historical monuments which makes a place interesting, there are many other miraculous stories which makes India a truly incredible country. Once such story is of Babiya, a crocodile who guards the famous Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala. Legend has it that, Babiya is a local guardian of the temple. Babiya only eats the temple prasad which is made of rice and jaggery and does not harm anyone, including the fish in …

7 ways to make family dinners work when your child is a vegetarian – The Washington Post

By Aviva Goldfarb | August 26, 2015 If your child decided to become a vegetarian, would you be a) Shocked? b) Thrilled? c) Horrified? d) Overwhelmed? When our daughter Celia was young, her favorite meal was steak. I’m not a big meat eater and as the main family cook, I only made meat a couple of times a week. But if Celia had her way, our dinners would have alternated between steak, pasta and chicken drumsticks. When Celia was 10, she dabbled in vegetarianism, inspired by a close friend and …

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 …

Leaving Nemo Out of Sushi – The New Indian Express

By Taniya Sahni | August 22nd, 2015 Can there be sushi with no fish in it? An apt answer to this question will be a tour across restaurants in Delhi that are serving this Japanese delicacy of vinegared rice, vegetables, and sometimes even fruits. And they have, to the delight of many vegetarians, omitted fish altogether in the preparation of sushi. “Twenty per cent of the diners that we serve at our restaurant Pan Asian opt for vegetarian sushi. Kiosks and takeaways serving sushi are booming …

The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

By Sylvain Charlebois | August 22, 2015  What do Confucius, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? Well, not much professionally, but they were all vegetarians. Einstein once claimed: “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” With recent record meat prices, some might wonder if, all ethics aside, he had a point. On the supply side, consumers now have greater access to …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

By Danny Lewis | August 20, 2015 Thank the creators of corn flakes and graham crackers for veggie burgers and not-dogs Vegetarian meat substitutes weren’t always as easy to find in restaurants and supermarkets as they are today. But here’s a fun fact you might not know: the religious men who invented the graham cracker and corn flakes also popularized veggie burgers in the United States, Ernie Smith writes for Atlas Obscura. Sylvester Graham and John Harvey Kellogg are often considered …

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

By Josh Scherer | July 9, 2015   As beef prices continue to rise and McDonald’s hemorrhages profits, new players are jumping into the burger game. Chipotle’s vegan tofu and chile Sofritas went national about a year ago, White Castle officially made its veggie sliders a permanent menu item in March, and Wendy’s is fresh off a single-city black-bean burger test run that was so successful it went viral. Plant-based foods are coming in hot to the quick-serve game—whether it’s …

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

By Kesava Commerford | July 9, 2015 Much like Beyonce the (sometimes) vegan, the main question I, a vegetarian, am asked is “where do you get your protein from? “It’s made me realise that most people aren’t aware exactly how much protein is needed each day, and how many different sources of protein there are that are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Depending on your goals, you need anywhere between 0.8 and 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. So, if you are …

Practical Nutrition: Making nutritious vegetarian meals – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Practical Nutrition Advice With Mary Jo Sawyer

By Mary-Jo Sawyer | July 7, 2015 I moved to the Richmond area partly because of all the cultural opportunities the city has to offer. Last month, I finally made it to the Richmond Vegetarian Festival. One of my favorite foods was a vegan taco from Don’t Look Back in Carytown. I chose a soft corn tortilla filled with pinto beans, a variety of veggies, and seasoned with spices, cilantro and lime. TVP, textured vegetable protein, was another filling of soy crumbles seasoned with Mexican spices. …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

By Supriya Sharma | July 4, 2015 When Rukmini Srinivas, then teaching at Queen Mary’s College in Madras, was first introduced to author R K Narayan by her husband in 1955, she had not heard of him or read his Swami and Friends. “I had grown up with Thomas Hardy and Somerset Maugham,” she writes in her cookbook-cum-memoir Tiffin, adding, “and had not heard of R K Narayan till I visited Mysore.” But that meeting was the start of a life-long friendship. In Berkeley, US, where Narayan was …

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 …

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

By Berlinda Conti | July 2, 2015 It’s been a whirlwind year for David Whorrall and his dream team since setting up his bagel business, Sweet Dream Foods, last year. His Montreal-style bagels are now sold at more than a dozen community markets around Perth. The range has expanded to include on-trend flavours and some Perth cafes have adopted them as a regular breakfast staple. Mr Whorrall, Canadian by birth and a devout vegetarian, has forged a loyal following for his bagels, which are …

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

By Marilyn Bailey | June 26, 2015 I’m slightly late writing about two new-ish cafes that are small and quite special. Each brings a cuisine that’s hard to find in Fort Worth and is as interesting for vegetarians as for carnivores. Both deserve a following. Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe, which recently reopened after a long hiatus with an all-new menu, is also a rug shop with 500 handmade Turkish rugs on display, stacked in the front room and hanging on the beautiful wood-plank-lined walls in …

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 …

Healthy Vegan, Vegetarian Carrot Hummus Recipe: Glamour.com

By Arielle Haspel | June 20, 2015 Nutrition expert and certified health coach Arielle Haspel created some delicious healthy snacks for our Treat Yourself video series, and now she’s back. Follow her here on the Vitamin G blog, where she’ll share her favorite healthy shortcuts and guilt-free recipes, just in time for bikini season. If you’re like me, you love quick, easy, and delicious snacks. Hummus is a go-to in most people’s fridges because it’s ready to eat out of the …

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 …

Smoked Vegetarian Apple Sausage with Swiss Chard & Shiitake Mushrooms | KHON2

By Web Staff | June 15, 2015 It’s time to head into the kitchen for this month’s ‘Healthy and Delicious’ with Down to Earth. Today, Mama T is sharing one of her favorite “to go” recipes. It’s quick and easy – It’s a Saute dish with vegan Smoked Apple Sage sausage, Swiss Chard, and Shiitake mushrooms.  Mama T says it’s all done in about 20 minutes. But she does like to pair it with some Maple-Cumin Wild rice that will take about 35 minutes…but cooks on its own- and can be …

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 …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

By Julie Upton | May 29, 2015 Move over, meat! Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shows us how to give our meals a meat-free protein boost. You don’t need to follow a Paleo diet rich in red meat, eggs, and poultry to get enough protein to build muscle and tamp down hunger. There are plenty of plant-based protein sources, like soy, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and even some veggies, that not only provide protein but also contain nutrients that may help fend off chronic …

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

From www.thelocal.it | May 28, 2015 An Italian court has ordered a vegetarian mother to cook meat for her son at least once a week after the boy’s father complained that his son wasn’t being given a proper diet. The mother in Bergamo, northern Italy, started her son on a macrobiotic diet, which is typically a vegetarian diet consisting of whole grains, cereals and vegetables, in 2006. But the father, who is divorced from the mother, complained that she had made the decision without …

Living a healthy lifestyle in polluted Jakarta | The Jakarta Post

From The Jakarta Post, Jakarta |May 25, 2015 A live harp and violin performance by Lisa Gracia and Jonny Hutagalung accompanied 20 people who were enjoying vegetarian meals at the second newly opened vegan gourmet restaurant, Burgreens, on the rooftop balcony of the Organik Klub organic grocery store in Tebet, South Jakarta. Hanging out in the restaurant means giving a treat to your eyes, too, as the expansion unit on the balcony is overlooking the city-owned 1,800-square-meter Honda Park. The …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo: Gluten-Free Vegetarian Burrito Recipe | Layne Lieberman

By Layne Lieberman | May 5, 2015 Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the “fifth of May” is celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico on 5 May to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Unfortunately, the French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican victory at Puebla was a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and also helped slow the French army’s advance towards Mexico City. Cinco …

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 …

Chinese classic goes vegetarian with ease

Mapo tofu, that aromatic dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a deeply savoury sauce, is a wildly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants. I gladly order it whenever possible. Just a spoonful or two with steamed rice makes a pleasant beginning to a multicourse meal. At home, though, mapo tofu can be a light meal on its own. If you need dinner in a hurry, you’ll find it makes a rapid transition from wok to table. Though the dish is complex in flavour, the …

Mapo Tofu Goes Vegetarian – NYTimes.com

  By David Tanis | April 17, 2015 Mapo tofu, that aromatic dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a deeply savory sauce, is a wildly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants. I gladly order it whenever possible. Just a spoonful or two with steamed rice makes a pleasant beginning to a multicourse meal. At home, though, mapo tofu can be a light meal on its own. If you need dinner in a hurry, you’ll find it makes a rapid transition from wok to table. Though the dish …

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 …

Vegan or vegetarian pho recipe – Telegraph

By Uyen Luu | April 9, 2015 With ginger, fennel and pak choi leaves, this vegetarian Vietnamese broth is bursting with flavour. Pho is a national favourite breakfast dish among Vietnamese people. The Buddhist sector of the population tend to be vegetarian or vegan at many times throughout the year, but they do not miss out on the seductive power of pho, which wakes the senses for a great start to any day. This recipe can be made with chicken stock, and cooked meat can be added to the bowl. Fish …

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 …

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

By Danielle Calder, Posted 22nd March 2015 I’m a vegetarian for ethical reasons, although I plan on becoming a vegan in the near future. I became a vegetarian at 15, initially because I wanted to be unique: none of my friends were vegetarian, and I had heard that you lost weight once you went veggie. Well, I lost some weight, but once I discovered pasta I put it right back on! As I got older, I became more interested in the ethical side of vegetarianism. I don’t believe it is …

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

By Sarah McColl, published March 18 2015 If you want a burger made from what the USDA considers humanely slaughtered beef, you don’t have to look far. Any Big Mac from McDonald’s will do. Surprised? Like the vague catch-all term “natural,” humane slaughter evokes more idyllic, blue-sky principles than it usually deserves. Although its enforcement has historically been hit or miss, the Humane Slaughter Act has been on the books since 1958 to prevent the “needless suffering” of animals …

“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 …

Vegetarian Lasagna Goes Green – NYTimes.com

By David Tanis, Posted March 13 2015 Lasagna, that many-layered marvel, is a dish that shifts with the seasons. Like fashion, it comes in different hues and textures that match the weather. Cold-weather lasagna may sport tawny wild mushrooms or burnt-umber butternut squash. Or there is the hearty and filling lasagna alla Bolognese, oozing with a brick-red meaty ragù. A summer lasagna may feature vivid ripe tomatoes and basil. But the color for a springtime lasagna is undisputably green. Spring …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

By Clare Mackintosh, posted March 2015 Should parents dictate their children are vegetarians when they are too young to make their own choice? As I looked through the responses to a party invitation recently, I was surprised to see a scribbled note from one of the parents, informing me their daughter was a vegetarian. A vegetarian? At five years old? How ridiculous. You can’t tell me a five-year-old can make informed decisions about the ethics of eating meat, which means her dietary choice …

Alert: A vegetarian diet’s hidden gifts and super traps – Idaho Press-Tribune: Members

Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Michael Roizen, M.D., Posted March 10 2015 If you think switching to a no-meat diet will take pounds off quicker than Gypsy Rose Lee shed her costume (about which she said, “I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight”), think about this: What do you call someone who eats nothing but macaroni and cheese from a box? A lacto-vegetarian (although not a very healthy one). There’s a new study highlighting the weight-loss virtues of a plant-based vegetarian …

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

by Chris Webber, Reporter (Stockton/Hartlepool) The Teesside dish of chicken breast in a bechamel cheese sauce might be considered a tough call to make for people who won’t eat meat or cheese. But cooks at the newly opened Labrynth Holistic Community Cafe on Skinner Street, which has opened as a not-for-profit organisation after members of the public raised £900 set it up, have achieved it. Deb Knibbs, one of the owners of the cafe and book and crystal store, explained they have yet to …

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 …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour | Jennifer Segal

Jennifer Segal, Chef, Recipe Developer, Busy Mom – Posted: 02/22/2015 8:52 am EST Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up your family’s dinner routine, you’ll wow everyone with these meatless meals. 1. White Bean Ragout A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main course. Serve it with a green salad and garlic bread for sopping up the broth, and dinner is done! …

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

By Natalie Roterman | Feb 18 2015, 05:20PM EST Practicing Catholics who are older than 14 normally abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and each Friday during the season of Lent. Shutterstock/Joshua Resnick Today is Ash Wednesday, the begging of Lenten Season of this year, which runs for 40 days until Saturday April 4, serving as a time where many Christians will prepare for Easter. Practicing Catholics who are older than 14 should abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, …

3 Vegetarian Meals That Will Fill You Up | The Daily Meal

February 18, 2015 | 03:44 PM By Kristie Collado, Editor These high-protein vegetarian meals will keep you full Biryani is an Indian dish, typically made with meat. This version is just as delicious and totally meat-free. It’s seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and garlic for a fragrant and filling vegetarian meal. Hard-boiled eggs give the dish extra protein.  Hazelnut Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers This delicious recipe will keep you full thanks to protein-packed quinoa. Shallots and hazelnuts …

Why I’m going vegetarian after seeing shocking Animal Aid film of UK abbatoir cruelty

19 February 2015 by Kate Morris  I’m going vegetarian after eating meat for 50 years, since seeing shocking film of UK abbatoir cruelty One in eight Brits are now vegetarian. Kate Morris explains why, after eating meat all her life, the recent undercover footage of animal cruelty has made her become one too Going veggie: Kate is going to be eating a lot more of these I have always had a strong empathy with animals. I once spent three days of a seven-day holiday finding a home for a tiny …

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 …

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

Food trends seem to come at the speed of light nowadays. You hear somebody mention the words “bone broth,” and you think, “Isn’t that just stock?” The next day you hear it mentioned about a dozen times on Twitter, and you read a piece emphasizing that it’s so much more than just stock, and the day after that you hear a story about it on the radio explaining that it has to include vinegar, and you spot it on a restaurant menu and see it in little aseptic packages in the supermarket. A …

Record sales for vegetarian food company Quorn | BreakingNews.ie

Meat-free producer Quorn Foods said it racked up record sales last month as consumers ditched fad diets in favour of healthy long-term options. The England-based firm, which employs 650, said sales lifted 8% to £14.6m in January as it sold more of its meat free sausages, mince and chicken style fillets. It said sales in the UK rose 6% to £10.9m in January, adding that revenues jumped 64% last month in the United States. The firm directly exports to 15 countries including Australia, Switzerland …

6 Tips for Tastier Vegetarian Food

Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like Yotam Ottelenghi—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don’t need meat for flavor or substance. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, a fan of Meatless Monday, or begrudgingly eat your greens, there are a few tricks of the trade for making meat-free meals more satisfying. 1. Embrace Alterna-Protein This (hopefully) goes without saying: A vegetarian meal needn’t be comprised …

Bone Broth, the Healing Soup From the Paleolithic Diet (Also a Vegetarian Alternative) | Sat Hon

From ancient time, one of the foundations of the Paleolithic diet is “bone broth,” the clear, concentrated protein-rich elixir that Chinese herbalists and chefs have known more or less forever as healing stock. Our ancient Ice Age ancestors probably made theirs by sinking fire-heated river stones into the stomachs of mammoths they were able to hunt in a cooperative effort, and the subsequent festivity and banquets for the hunters and tribes would be this bone soup, a communal broth …

The 7 Types of Vegetarians, Because There’s More Than One Way Not To Fry a Fish | Bustle

Here’s a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek look at vegetarianism: I dipped my toe into the vegetarian pond the summer before my sophomore year of college. I had just seen Food Inc. for the first time (an emotional cinematic experience for my 19-year-old self) and was ready to make a Life Change. That summer, I was still pretty unsure about this whole college thing. I had yet to experience that “ah ha” moment the brochures all promised, and I was searching for friends, an academic focus …

Master vegetables like a Gujarati | Residency | Life and style | The Guardian

Charting a family history can take many forms. Sometimes it’s a series of handwritten letters or boxes of strange objects in the attic, occasionally it’s drawn up in a family tree. And while my own family has lost most of its material possessions over the years, our stories have been kept intact through recipes and food. At the start and heart of every story is a place called Gujarat. Although I’ve never lived there, the spirit of this place exists in most aspects of my daily life: I think …

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, …

What will it take to downsize the American meat habit? | The Christian Century

I was a strict vegetarian for 10 years. Now I’m a sort of sometimes-meat-avoider: my wife and I keep a meatless kitchen but eat whatever when someone serves it to us and sometimes when we’re out. As I’ve written before, the virtuous identity marker “vegetarian” is less important to me than it used to be. But I still think eating way less meat is the single biggest bit of lifestyle “greening” most Americans could do. The U.S. Department of …

Meat-Eaters And Vegetarians Meet In The Middle: The Birth Of ‘Reducetarianism’

Where do you stand in the moral landscape of your dinner plate? How you fill the space between your fork and knife can be highly criticized depending on your meal of choice — whether the decision’s been made for your personal health, conscience of your environmental impact, or for animal humaneness. Brian Kateman explores the world of veganism, vegetarianism, meat-eaters, and introduces to us a new term — “reducetarianism.” After he coined the newest eating-habit label, he painted a …

Here are some New Year’s Revolutions

Whoever invented New Year’s resolutions didn’t know much about human nature: Everybody’s are similar and nobody keeps them very long, perhaps because the proposals are too ambitious or difficult. Many concern diet, an annual windfall for NutriSystem and BowFlex. Instead of composing the same high-minded list, consider these practical revolutions, with broadband results. Eat more comfort food. The name is well-earned. Adjusting meat loaf, mashed potatoes, stew, roast whole chicken, a BLT, …

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

Think about protein. Your protein needs can easily be met by eating a variety of plant foods. Sources of protein for vegetarians include beans and peas, nuts, and soy products (such as tofu, tempeh). Lacto-ovo vegetarians also get protein from eggs and dairy foods. Bone up on sources of calcium. Calcium is used for building bones and teeth. Some vegetarians consume dairy products, which are excellent sources of calcium. Other sources of calcium for vegetarians include calcium-fortified …

Vegetarian food? Meat-eaters have plenty to learn from it – Telegraph

Sales of paneer – the fresh, mild, Indian cheese – are up by 37 per cent from last year, says Waitrose. Halloumi from Cyprus is also on the rise. The cheese-buyer at Waitrose suggests the reason is the trend for “meat-free Monday”. These are props that carnivores use to make them forget the absence of meat on the plate. Eating more vegetarian food never seems so appealing as in the turkey-bloated aftermath of Christmas. But what the rising sales of rubbery cheese suggest is that we still …

Burger King bigwig goes for veggie startup

Sweet Earth Natural Foods touts its natural ingredients, like nourishing grains, plant-based proteins and vegetables. From the looks of its products, which include seitan, veggie burritos, and quinoa and lentil burgers, it would be hard to guess that its founder was once a board chairman of Burger King  and a top executive at PepsiCo . That’s exactly what founder Brian Swette was, until he was introduced to the movement in sustainable foods. “I was kind of on the dark side of …

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 …

Authentic Paella Recipes by Your Fave Latin Chefs: Traditional, Vegetarian & More!

Click on the link below to access some great recipes. Created in Valencia on the east coast of Spain, paella is today one of the country’s most popular exports. Traditionally made of toasted short grain rice with a combination of chicken, mussels, shrimp, peppers, saffron, and garlic, modern cooks and celebrity chefs have taken the classic dish to new heights, offering up paella recipes that are exclusively vegetarian, seafood, and more. via Authentic Paella Recipes by Your Fave Latin Chefs: …

Peanut butter: the vegetarian conspiracy | OUPblog

There is something quintessentially American about peanut butter. While people in other parts of the world eat it, nowhere is it devoured with the same gusto as in the United States, where peanut butter is ensconced in an estimated 85% of home kitchens. Who exactly invented peanut butter is unknown; the only person to make that claim was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the chief medical officer at the Sanatarium, the fashionable health retreat in Battle Creek, Michigan. Kellogg, a vegetarian who …

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

A vegetable tart is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving meal, offering vegetarian guests a hearty main course and tempting the turkey-eaters as a pleasing side dish. For Well’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving, readers came up with two tasty tart options. One is a bite-size appetizer tart that will wow your crowd. The second is a larger savory tart that can be the centerpiece of a holiday table. Ashley Wood of Winnipeg, Canada uses a mini-muffin tray to form the shells of her crowd-pleasing …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Pomegranate Salad – NYTimes.com

The traditions of Thanksgiving are part of what makes it a favorite holiday. But sometimes it’s also about starting new traditions. Sadhna Sheli, a reader from Los Angeles, is a vegetarian, but her husband’s family members from Israel are meat lovers. When her in-laws came to visit, she didn’t know how her new family would react. As it turned out, when her mother-in-law learned she was vegetarian, one of the first things she made for her was this colorful pomegranate salad. Cooking with …

These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They’re The Real Deal

By their name alone, meatballs subtly hint at their main ingredient — meat. And yet, these vegetarian meatballs are made with no meat at all, and they pull off the good work that a good meatball does. Who woulda thunk? Check these out: Want to try out the recipes? Click on the link below: via These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They’re The Real Deal. …

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, …

Vegetarian gravy that won’t leave you missing meat – Longview News-Journal: Food

In case there is any doubt, let’s clear this up: You don’t have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately for vegetarians, much of the gravy served on Turkey Day is made using the drippings of the big bird. And with good reason; turkey gravy is delicious. But in the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough to serve to everyone, no matter what one’s preference on turkey. via …

6 Vegetarian Crock-Pot Recipes So Good, You’ll Gladly Skip The Meat | Bustle

A good dinner doesn’t need meat to make a statement. It speaks for itself. And, if we’re being honest, it’s usually a hell of a lot easier to put together than a platter that requires deboning, browning, sautéing, or deveining. A vegetarian meal made in the Crock-Pot? That’s a serious no-brainer. A vegetarian dish packs as much — if not more — protein, vitamins, and grains than your average run-of-the-mill, meat-filled one, and takes just about half the cooking time. And eating …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Bread Salad Inspired by Stuffing – NYTimes.com

Panzanella is a Tuscan summer bread salad, often made to use up stale bread. The typical panzanella consists of chunks of stale bread and tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar. So why are we talking about a summer salad for Thanksgiving? Reader Jessica Benoit offers this fall version of panzanella, inspired by her first Thanksgiving abroad and thoughts of the traditional stuffing her family ate during holidays in New England with extended family. In 2011, Ms. …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

I absolutely love French cuisine, and the food available in the south of France is one of the highlights of living here so far. Ingredients are good quality, fresh and very tasty, and eating in restaurants (although more expensive than I am used to) is an amazing experience! Even at tiny corner shops or bakeries, the vegetables are locally sourced and the bread was baked that very morning. This country does not survive on microwave meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways. However, the only …

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

For her Thanksgiving celebration in Canada in October, food blogger Allison Day hosts an entire family of gluten-free eaters. Complicating her menu is the fact that she is the only true vegetarian at the table. “The celebration is a very different affair in my house, but delicious, nonetheless,” writes Ms. Day. “Healthy food is a priority in my kitchen, but so is delicious food.” Ms. Day notes that navigating the world of vegetarian cooking and gluten-free cooking at the same time can be …

Harley’s is a coffee house with heart – Falkirk Herald

How do you spot the vegan at a dinner party? You don’t have to – they’ll be sure to tell you! Sorry, another bad joke … but the food at Harley’s Coffee House is seriously good. Although not strictly vegan – the Camelon cafe sells meat and vegetarian produce too – those that avoid all animal produce are well catered for. The family business opened almost a year ago and since then has been notching up rave reviews from the online vegan and gluten-free communities. I took my …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

It’s never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revive the former war rationing effort in the name of public health. At the time, the goal was to combat heart disease and other diet-related illnesses by helping Americans reduce their intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol from meat by about 15 percent. In the decade since, however, we’ve learned …

Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | Life and style | The Guardian

The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder  might seem the perfect soundtrack for a vegan festival, but it’s not hard to see why the DJ replaces it halfway through with something more upbeat. Morrissey’s accusatory vocals don’t fit the ambience of a sunny day on Spain’s laidback east coast. Although we’re at an old cigarette factory in a slightly rundown suburb of Alicante, the atmosphere is more like a village fete than a radical meeting. In front of where they used to make the cigarettes (now a …

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

Since I grew up in a half-Sephardic household, traditional Jewish foods meant to me something different from what they meant to my mainly Ashkenazi Hebrew school classmates. Sephardim are Jews that settled in Southern Europe and Northern Africa after the Diaspora . Ashkenazi Jews are from Eastern Europe and Russia, and they make up the vast majority  of the American Jewish population. As opposed to heavily Russian-influenced  Ashkenazi fare, Sephardic food takes on a Mediterranean flavor, …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

A lot of people are surprised when they hear I’ve been a vegetarian for almost eight years. After reactions such as “wow really?” and “that’s a long time,” the questions start pouring out. People first want to know why I made this decision. Then, without a doubt, they’ll ask what I eat, as if meat was the only food group they know of. The reasons behind my adopting a meatless lifestyle are very personal and are by no means the best or only reasons to become one. Personally, I …

Vegetarian recipe

MORE If you have vegetarian friends to feed, and they like tofu, you’ll score huge points. Today’s recipe can be served as a main dish or side dish salad. With this recipe, be sure to use the extra-firm tofu so it holds its shape and doesn’t fall apart after roasting. Other than a smidge of nutty nuances, tofu is bland. It soaks up the flavors of whatever it is cooked with, making it a prime candidate for marinades. This recipe roasts tofu that’s been soaked in a soy-lime …

Being a teen vegetarian doesn’t limit options – Entertainment & Life – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

Up until three months ago, I was a total carnivore. I loved cheeseburgers, bacon, steak and virtually all other types of meat. But one day my family drove by a truck full of chickens and my dad joked, “They think they are taking a field trip, but it’s off to the slaughterhouse.” It just hit me. I don’t know why, but it really bothered me. Don’t you wonder what an animal feels when being annihilated or “fed to death?” It’s been shown in numerous studies and documentaries that …

Talking to kids about vegetarianism – IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

Washington – My husband and 10-year-old son went fishing this summer, and upon their return my son bounded in with enough fish to feed our extended family of 14, and then some. While beaming, he declared that although he enjoyed catching fish, he absolutely would not eat the ones he’d just caught. He explained that he would happily eat a fish bought from the store, but not one he saw swimming in the ocean hours before it hits the plate. I’ve got to love the boy and his …

Teaching kids about vegetarianism – The Washington Post

When my son made this declaration, his friends asserted he should be a vegetarian since he has such a soft spot for fish. They quickly recategorized him as a pescetarian, until I clarified that a pescetarian actually eats fish, and often plenty of it. One girl in the group stated she has been slowly becoming a vegetarian, yet she still sometimes craves meat or will eat it when her parents tell her to. She asked whether there was a name for this type of eating and was excited when I told her she …

Can Vegetarians Go Paleo?

Bacon, steak and more bacon is often associated with the much-hyped Paleo Diet , which is undoubtedly having a moment. Can vegetarians take part in a diet that puts so much emphasis on meat? It is possible. Our Paleolithic ancestors were very much about the meat, yes, but vegetables, nuts and seeds were also part of their whatever-we-can-get-our-hands-on meal plan. The basic premise of this stone-age eating is to eat like hunter-gatherers did 10,000 years ago. They didn’t have farms, …

Who says vegetarian food can’t be sumptuous?

Earlier this year, there was a strong rumour that chef Joël Robuchon, who has been awarded with the highest number of Michelin stars —  28 to be precise —  is headed to Mumbai. With an unlikely location that he found in Mumbai’s Dadar, Robuchon is looking to set up his signature French fine dining restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at Kohinoor Square Tower. However, what surprised culinary experts was his confession: it was vegetarian cooking that got him interested in the city. …

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 …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

This site has a wonderful recipe for Chickpea Dahl in Coconut Broth. Click below on the link to continue reading the article and for the recipe. The flavors in Dahlia Abraham-Klein’s newest (and first) cookbook Silk Road Vegetarian: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Recipes for the Mindful Cook are as exotic and storied as her family’s background, which incorporates Iraqi, Persian, Afghani, Indian, and Bukharian traditions. Her family’s journey followed the path of the Silk Road, …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

Aside from its brutal treatment of livestock animals, the meat industry is no doubt one of the worst offenders when it comes to the environment. Producing one kilogram of beef requires 150 square meters of land and 15,000 liters of water, most of which is used to grow feed for the animal. That same kilogram generates 27 kilograms of climate-altering carbon dioxide, the equivalent of driving a car more than 100 miles. Indeed, beef has 13 times the carbon emissions of an equivalent amount of …

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

The Reds star extols the virtues of his new vegetarian diet in a video for animal rights charity PETA. He describes how he now gets all his protein from plant-based foods such as quinoa (although he can’t quite pronounce it – it’s keen-wah, Phil) – after being inspired by his wife to turn vegetarian. He said: “I always used to think as a footballer, as a sportsman, that it was so important for me to eat meat, to have that in my diet. “I thought if I became a vegetarian that …

The 8 ways eating vegetarian changed my daily life

Eating vegetarian has surprisingly come easy for me. I shared during the week the details of My Vegetarian Experiment and today I want to share how it has changed my daily life or daily routine. Below are some of the changes I have noticed from cutting meat out of my diet:1. I don’t feel tired after eating.Before I started my vegetarian experiment I would eat a meal and immediately feel tired afterwards. I would kind of going into a food coma or slump mode and it would take hours to get …

Wines in US Not Required to List Animal Byproducts

Winemakers and merchants overseas are increasing transparency on labels in an effort to help vegetarians and those with severe allergies find wines made without animal byproducts. What? Didn’t you know most vintners use albumen (egg whites), casein (milk proteins) and isinglass (fish bladders) to filter their wines? It’s a process known as fining, in which an agent is passed through the wine to help separate free particles from the liquid. For those who are meat- or dairy-free, this …

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