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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, …

Add some pep to your pasta with Southwestern Veggie Lasagna | Edmonton Journal

… dish from Italy to the U.S. Our Southwestern Quesadillas make an easy weeknight meal or a quick snack. No ham on hand? The recipe is great with leftover chicken, or leave it out to make it vegetarian. We added black beans to our Southwestern Perogies, upping the protein and fibre for a hearty meal. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Add some pep to your pasta with Southwestern Veggie Lasagna | Edmonton Journal …

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

… have plenty of choices.  It appears that U.S. schools are not obligated to provide meal options that meet requirements of religious beliefs or even dietary beliefs outside of allergies or health concerns. (2) In the U.S., we have laws that protect religious beliefs in regards to dress and grooming, yet our schools do not take religious dietary needs into account! It appears that France will be taking this step!  A lawmaker will introduce a draft bill asking that vegetarian meals be obligatory …

Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa | Houstonia

By Megha Tejpal | September 18, 2015 MAYBE I HAVE LIVED IN TEXAS so long or maybe my eyes are indeed bigger than my stomach, but I have simply gotten used to the fact that jumbo-sized foods are the new normal. Everything is bigger in Texas right? Right. But there’s big, and then there’s too big for your plate. And let’s face it, sometimes we crave exactly such an extreme meal. In the way of these extreme eats, there seems to be an overabundance of carnivorous options—whether it’s …

5 Easy Overnight Vegetarian Breakfasts

By Livestrong.com | August 30, 2015 It’s not often that anyone has an hour in the morning to spend whipping up a great big balanced breakfast. But a nutritious meal is possible even when time is a rare commodity. These recipes are designed for anyone with little time to fix a morning meal – or who prefers the snooze alarm to satisfying bites. But you can hit that snooze button if you wish and still start the day on a healthy note with big flavor. In fact, some of these recipes require as …

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

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

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 …

Super Pasta: A pasta recipe everyone loves (even the vegetarian)

By Amaka Inyese | July 3, 2015 Feeding children is often a necessity that breeds culinary invention and preparing a quick and easy to have on hand meal is your best bets Feeding children is often a necessity that breeds culinary invention and preparing a quick and easy to have on hand meal is your best bets, this pasta recipe you will get the silky rich sauce resulting from generous use of bacon, egg and cheese and a whole lot of peas. [Peas are a great addition] you can modify quantities and …

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 …

I’m a Vegetarian. Don’t Judge! | BlogHer

… they want to hurt my feelings by trolling my dinner plate? Why do we need to tell others about our diet? Well unless we are making meal plans, or joining you for a meal you make, we normally don’t mention it. If we are coming over for dinner, going out, ect.  We need to tell people that we are vegetarians so that we can enjoy our dinner just the same as everyone else.  What happens when a vegetarian eats something that contains meat?  Well, beyond having the night totally ruined. Most of us …

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

… no options available to them on the campus meal plan. “They asked me to design a vegetarian meal plan and I started cooking as part of a work-study program,” Jaroff said. Before the program even reached second semester, it had already expanded from 75 students to over 125 students being fed daily. This would only serve as the beginning of Jaroff’s career as a chef and activist. Robert Brinkmann, a professor of sustainability studies at Hofstra University, met Jaroff while on the planning …

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

… agricultural end,” he says. Still, every meal is hand made, which means the restaurant’s kitchen is bigger than most fast-food chains. The vegetarian burgers, for example, will be grilled on site and the buns toasted to order. And for all that manual labor, menu prices at Amy’s Drive-Thru are on par with more popular carnivorous food chains. Burgers will cost $2.99 (doubles will be $4.29), while cheese pizzas will go for $5.89, burritos for $4.69 and salads from $3.99 to $7.99.   To …

Why Aamir, Alia, Farhan opted for a vegetarian detox – Life and style

… insoluble forms, backed up with plenty of fluids. Non-vegetarian fare; however, contains very little natural fibre as compared to a vegetarian meal. It requires more time to digest, causing a load on the digestive tract and produces more acids which require a lot more fluid to neutralise and flush out. Hence, vegetarian diets work solely to detoxify the system when administered cleverly in the right proportions and quantities as required by the individual,” believes city-based lifestyle …

Food For Thought: A Quick Homemade Recipe For Spicy Vegetarian Couscous | Her.ie

By Liz McHugh | May 24, 2015 Kicking off your weekend, it can be hard to stay on the right eating track when you’re trying to squeeze in catch-ups, gym time and your daily to-do lists! Each week, we’ll bring you one quick recipe with lots of health benefits. Using common ingredients you’ll find in the fridge, press (or local shop at a push!), take the hassle out of home-cooking with this fast meal. This week… we’re giving you a taste of Morocco with a delicious couscous recipe. From …

Gluten-free vegetarian spring rolls | WWLP.com

By Michelle Misiaszek | May 21, 2015 CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Fresh vegetarian spring rolls are a quick meal and are surprisingly easy to make. Wellness Coach and Chef Leslie Cerier from LeslieCerier.com, showed us how to make them. Gluten-Free Vegetable Spring Rolls Ingredients: 2- 2.8 Ounce packages Organic Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice Ramen Noodles 1 cup grated carrots 1 thinnly sliced avocado 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves 8 8-inch, spring roll rice paper …

7 Vegetarian Curries You Must Eat | DESIblitz

… Punjabis to all parts of India after partition, and of the diaspora to the UK, US, and Canada, has made the dish widely known in Indian cuisine. It is a versatile dish which can either be served as the main meal, a side dish, or as part of a buffet. In India, it is often consumed on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, religious celebrations, and national holidays. Like most dals, dal makhni goes well with rice. But if you want to eat like a traditional Punjabi, go for a brown …

6 Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Requiring 5 Ingredients or Fewer

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

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 …

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 …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

… are six ideas and tips for creating vegetarian-based meals and snacks that cost $1 to $2 a meal. Plus, these recipes are easy-to-make, even on a busy schedule, which means that creating healthy and cheap meals could become your next great habit. 1. Incorporate More Beans One pound of dried black beans costs around $1.50 at the grocery store, and that’s enough to make one week’s worth of meals for one person. Cook beans in bulk over a weekend and eat it throughout the rest of 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 …

Pamela Anderson Praises Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Vegetarian Prison Meals – Breitbart

by BREITBART NEWS | 15 Apr 2015 | Pheonix, AZ PHOENIX (AP)—Some inmates at the Maricopa County Jail did a double-take after seeing actress Pamela Anderson serving their lunches. The former “Baywatch” star was in town Wednesday to help promote Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s all-vegetarian meal program. Arpaio says cutting meat from the meals served to the more than 8,000 inmates has saved an estimated $200,000 per year. The jail has been serving vegetarian meals for 16 months now. Source: Pamela …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

… vegan or vegetarian, however, you may need extra meal planning to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients overall. Osinga says the major nutrients to add to your diet include protein, vitamin B12, iron, calcium and vitamin D. You can also talk to your doctor about iron or B12 supplements, for example — B12 for the most part comes from animal-based foods. Health Canada suggests two to three meat alternatives for adults between the ages of 19 to 50. This can include everything from soy …

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. …

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 …

Vegetarian Mock Chopped Liver – Kosher Recipes & Cooking

By Kenden Alfond | March 29 ,2015 This plant-based version of chopped liver dip makes a lovely addition to your holiday meal. Mushrooms and walnuts give this dip a unique flavor that everyone will enjoy. Serve with crunchy, fresh celery and matzo crackers. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, click on this link:  via Vegetarian Mock Chopped Liver – Kosher Recipes & Cooking. …

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

… 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 …

7 vegetarian breakfast ideas that aren’t quiche | MNN – Mother Nature Network

By Ali Berman, posted 11 March 2015 7 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas That Aren’t Quiche From chickpeas in maple syrup to tofu in hot pockets, a vegetaran breakfast can be filling and delicious. Experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and yet the most common breakfast foods tend to be sugary cereals or simple carbs in the form of pancakes, bagels and muffins. Few people think of vegetables as an integral part of the breakfast experience. To help address the problem, …

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

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

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 …

Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

… kg/m2, monitoring plasma amino acid profile and gut peptides as potential satiety biomarkers. After 3 days of a maintenance diet, the men were crossed over to either a vegetarian HPWL (Soy-HPWL) or a meat-based HPWL (Meat-HPWL) diet for 2 weeks; both diets consisted of 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbohydrate. The researchers measured body weight and the motivation to eat daily. During a 5-hour test-meal challenge at the end of each diet period, the investigators collected plasma satiety …

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 …

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 …

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

meals on Wheels People will launch a daily vegetarian meal option for homebound clients beginning Monday, Jan. 19. Vegetarian meals have been available at the organization’s 34 neighborhood dining centers for several years, but not in the packaged meals delivered each day to senior citizens and others. “We are receiving more requests for a vegetable-based diet from our homebound clients,” said Suzanne Washington, meals on Wheels People executive director. “We deliver nearly 3,000 meals …

Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World | The Daily Meal

… developed vegefied versions of meat staples like Bodhi’s Peking “duck” (Sydney) or The Chicago Diner’s famous meatless Reuben sandwich. But nearly every restaurant on our list boasts completely original creations across all kinds of cuisine — like the Jamaican jerk tempeh or beet pierogi at Leaf in Boulder, Co. or El Huerto’s vegetarian ceviche in Santiago, Chile. Click on the link below to see the relevant images: via Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World | The Daily meal. …

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

If one of your health goals is to eat less meat, you’ll be happy to know that endless days of salads don’t have to be your future. Nothing against salads, but sometimes you need something a little heartier and filling, especially at dinnertime. We found ten vegetarian and vegan recipes that will help you meet your meat reduction goals and still fill you up. They’ll also ensure that everyone in your family – even the carnivores – enjoy a healthy, hearty meal. Acorn Squash Stuffed with …

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 …

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

… struggle to make the imaginative leap to seeing vegetarian cooking as a positive choice, rather than an absence. Halloumi is the nut cutlet du jour, enabling us to eat vegetarian while preserving the “something-with-veg” structure of a meat-based meal. There’s nothing wrong with these cheeses per se. As Nigella has remarked, halloumi is like vegetarian bacon, a sliver of saltiness that enhances a poached egg. Paneer is one of those sponge-like substances that can taste as wonderful as the …

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

… day of work, coming inside from a day out in the cold or waking up when it’s still dark out, to find a hot, fully cooked meal waiting for you in the pot. Just take one look at the first recipe on our list and you’ll see what we mean. There are a million vegetarian meals you can make in your slow cooker, and we narrowed it down to 33 to get you started. via Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat. …

Be Vegan, But Do Not Impose Please – The New Indian Express

… meal of only veggies but now find ourselves being judged and shovelled into a corner by same said bovine set? What can give anyone the right to become so viciously condescending about others’ food preferences? When I did a food show in TV a few year ago the one input I received often was that I ate too much meat on the show. Seeing how the show was about local cuisines in parts of Europe, especially in places like Scandinavia where vegetables rarely get enough sunlight to survive let alone …

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 …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner seems to get more complicated every year, as guests bring a whole host of dietary restrictions, eating preferences and food issues to feasts across the country along with the customary bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. Vegetarians and vegans are perhaps the most common people hosts find themselves catering to nowadays, and finding ways to offer good meal options that don’t include meat or animal-based products can be a difficult task. But the good news is that with a …

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 …

A CUP OF JO: Vegetarian Chili

This month, we’re featuring comfort food recipes, and what could be more comforting than curling up with a warm bowl of chili? (It’s also an easy meal to serve when friends come over.) Today, Erica from The Mama Circle shares her recipe for this hearty vegetarian chili that’s good for your body and soul. Here’s how she makes it… Vegetarian Chili by Erica Chidi of The Mama Circle Winter is for cozy bowl food. Winter also means an abundance of my favorite …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… beneficial to one’s health,” says Brooke Alpert, a registered dietitian-nutritionist and founder of B Nutritious. Vegetarians are at lower risk for developing heart disease, colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension, according to the American Dietetic Association. “Even if you aren’t interested or ready to go vegan or vegetarian, seeking an alternative protein source for at least one meal a week can be beneficial,” says Alpert. With that in mind, Alpert …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

… wouldn’t love a private chef? Someone who can create an amazing meal to your tastes and specifications, shop for the ingredients and then clean up after? Cerilli, a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute Chef Training Program, brings 16 years of culinary experience to her business as well as a passion for fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. She uses grass-fed organic meats when possible and supports sustainable and wild fish choices. via Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey. …

The humble ‘char bee hoon’ | Eat/Drink | The Malay Mail Online

… from a roadside hawker for less than RM2 for a fast and easy meal. There are several versions of this simple meal; a plain vegetarian version of just vermicelli and some greens or those with added garnishings of crunchy anchovies or a Malay-style version, with a dash of tomato sauce, chicken bits and shredded fried egg. Whatever the version, the prerequisite ingredients for a satisfying plate of char bee hoon must include rice vermicelli and vegetables such as white cabbage,  Chinese cabbage …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

… American Andes region, Quinoa is a highly versatile food item. For example, Quinoa can be served hot or mixed into a salad. Served with roasted vegetables, it can be both a main course and a side dish. When mixed with pasta, vinaigrette or a legume like chickpeas, Quinoa can be a great new meal creation. via VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT. …

Meatless meals even meat eaters will love – St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Life

… She knows it’s difficult to embrace meat-free meals, so she’s glad that many vegetables are hearty enough to fill you up without feeling like you’re missing something. “Once you broaden the idea of a satisfying meal, the possibilities for a main course (are) endless,” she says. Mushrooms, eggplant, squash and cauliflower are a few examples of vegetables that can hold their own in an entree. They tend to have a thicker, “meatier” texture and absorb whatever savory flavors they are …

10 Best Thai Vegetarian Recipes – NDTVCooks.com

… culinary methods of frying, stir frying and deep-frying were introduced by the Chinese. One of the most interesting techniques widely followed in Thai cooking is the pounding or coarsely bruising of herbs instead of chopping them. This ensures all essential oil to seep into the preparation infusing the meal with fresh aroma of herbs. via 10 Best Thai Vegetarian Recipes – NDTVCooks.com. — David Thompson, author of the award-winning cookbook, Thai Food …

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, …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

… continues to eat one vegan meal a day, saying it helps her maintain her 65-pound post-baby weight loss. Similarly, actor Samuel L. Jackson recently credited a vegan diet for his 40-pound weight loss and improved heart health. Jackson said reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and seeing his documentary, Forks Over Knives, convinced him to stop eating meat and animal products. Since going vegan, Samuel L. said he has never felt or looked better. …

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

… these days we know much more about how to prepare and cook vegetables to get the best out of them. For those of us who aren’t au fait with fennel or comfortable with carrots, National Vegetarian Week is a great chance to try your hand at something new. Las Iguanas is a high street restaurant chain that’s got an expansive menu from South America, but they’ve shared some great recipes here to show that you don’t need meat to make a meal. Lucy Harwood at Las Iguanas says: “You wouldn’t …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

… involved in meal preparation who may not be used to cooking vegetarian meals: “If you’re a family of meat eaters and suddenly your child announces they’re vegetarian, you can’t just give them the same meal as everyone else minus the meat because they won’t be getting the nutrition they need to grow.” Do your research There’s no avoiding it – carnivore mums and dads will need to do some research on what to feed their meat-refusing offspring, Di Prima says. “Zinc, iron and …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… of health advantages including lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure levels, lower risk of heart disease and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Below are some nutrients found in meat or dairy that are often misconstrued as lacking from  vegetarian diets. Protein Research indicates that an assortment of plant foods eaten over the course of a day can provide all protein needed in healthy adults. This fact shows that complementary proteins do not need to be consumed at the same meal …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

… away the fears of a timid or intimidated kitchen cook. The first recipe from Silk Road Vegetarian that I tried was the Chickpea Dal in Coconut Broth, and after it received such positive feedback at a Shabbat lunch meal, I made 3 more recipes the following week. First was the Bengali Potato and Zucchini curry, which was super flavorful and developed a bright yellow color from the turmeric. The proof that this recipe is easy to make is that I assigned my boyfriend to make the dish. He is an …

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 …

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