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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, …

Jharkhand govt to join go-vegetarian campaign for animal rights

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi | October 4, 2015 A non-government organisation and the state animal husbandry department will launch a campaign in Jharkhand on Sunday to protect animal rights and appeal people to turn vegetarian. Helping Organisation for people, Environment (HOPE) & Animal Trust in association with the department will organise a rally as part of the World Animal Day (WAD), which will be observed for the first time in Jharkhand and Bihar. More than 200 people, …

World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

… the evidence regarding vegetarianism is really overwhelming, and it shows that plant based diets are probably one of the best things we can do for our bodies. They help to lower your body weight, they might reduce the risk of some cancers. Plant based diets can also be great for lowering the risk of heart disease and even help people live a little longer. Watch the entire video. Here are advantages of becoming a vegetarian: lower bad cholesterol levels, decrease constipation, improve overall …

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

… happens almost every time a friend realizes I’m vegetarian. Each time, I explain my abstinence from meat is a completely personal choice, and I’m not going to storm out of a restaurant because people are eating it in front of me. Over the years, it has become apparent many people who choose to eat meat really internalize a lot of guilt about that part of their lives and, not surprisingly, it seems to come to the surface when they eat it in front of a vegetarian. My level of guilt about …

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

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

La Vernia News / Recipes / The vegetarian grill

By The Kitchen Diva! | September 2, 2015 Football season is upon us, and when it comes to tailgates and game-watching parties, people tend to think of hamburgers, steaks, brats and hot dogs for grill entrees. Instead, move the meat over and make room for vegetables. Why not try zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, bell peppers or portabella mushrooms? Grilling vegetables caramelizes them and brings out a sweetness not typically found in other cooking preparations. Even if you’re not a sports fan, …

Light and healthy – The Hindu

By Hadeel Yousuf | August 29, 2015 A recipe that combines the goodness of porridge and carrots Tiranga whole wheat porridge It is ideal for a light lunch or for those who want healthy food without adding too many calories. Not a particularly elaborate dish, it can be whipped up in 30 minutes for a couple of people. Though both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are there, it works better as a vegetarian dish. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link …

10 popular vegetarian biryani and pulao dishes – The Times of India

From TimesOfIndia.Indiatimes.com | August 25, 2015 Rice happens to be India’s staple diet. people relish rice in lunch or dinner with dal and Subji. It is loved pan India in form of biryani and pulao . Many people think making these delicacies takes a lot of time and energy. Here are some easy to make Biryani and Pulao varieties for the vegetarian eaters. Good use of spices and mixing up the rice in an expert manner makes these dishes heavenly! – Saffron Rice: This popular variety is …

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 …

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

By Lynn Griffith | August 24, 2015 In the United States alone, 7.3 million people follow a vegetarian diet, 1 million are vegan, and 22.8 million people largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.  As research continues to amass proof of the numerous health benefits that come from giving up at least some, if not all, meat, the plant-based diet continues to grow in popularity. (1) Never before in history has there been a better time to make the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle.  Companies such …

Leaving Nemo Out of Sushi – The New Indian Express

… palatable to them. The idea is to familiarise people with sushi.” There seem to be persistent efforts from the restaurateurs and chefs to go beyond the basic sushi rolls. “We, at Pan Asian, do authentic and contemporary sushi. We do a Sarada roll with Japanese pickled vegetables. The vegetarian California roll is a hit with diners and a Plum Maki is relished by many. We also have gluten-free rolls in which we wrap the ingredients in rice paper and we don’t use soy in that,” says …

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

By Mary MacVean | August 22, 2015 In his new book, environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. argues that poverty is only partly to blame for hunger. Prosperity also plays a role: When people have more money, they tend to eat more meat and dairy foods. And that, he says, will increase the severity of the problem. “More than two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land is already used to grow feed for livestock, [and] world meat consumption is on track to double by 2020,” …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

… the founding fathers of vegetarianism in the United States and while their diets were partly driven by a desire for good health, it wasn’t necessarily out of respect for animals that they left meat off the menu. Rather, Graham and Kellogg were concerned that rich, meaty diets were making people sex-crazed and destroying their moral fiber. In the 1830’s, Sylvester Graham became one of America’s first diet gurus. An evangelical minister from Massachusetts, Graham believed that …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

By Megan Othersen Gorman | July 10, 2015 people who stop eating meat might experience some interesting changes, good and positive. Anyone who’s seen the documentary/horror show Supersize Me has considered going vegetarian. Heck, almost everyone with healthy urges has seriously contemplated the meatless life at one time or another. If you’ve hesitated out of concern for your burger-loving, deprivation-hating body, don’t worry, says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, clinical associate …

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

… aisle of the grocery store, microwaves won’t be found on the premises: Everything in the restaurant, even the burger buns, will be made from scratch. So, Why Should You Care? “You’re reading more and more about people cleaning up their ingredients,” Amy’s Kitchen cofounder and co-CEO Andy Berliner said in an interview with Fast Company. “I think it’s happening because consumers are demanding it. It obviously has a long way to go—it’s not easy to change something …

Vegetarian Barbecue – Food – Forward.com

By Jean Hanks | July 9, 2015 Whenever I’m invited to a summer barbecue, for a few seconds, I panic: What am I going to eat? As a pescatarian, I know I’m going to be one of the few people, if not the only person, not partaking of the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs. I also know that it’s unlikely, especially if it’s a potluck, that the table will be overflowing with healthy salads. And I don’t relish the idea of taking up space on someone else’s grill for my veggie fare. So before …

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 …

What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians | TIME

… but that grows increasingly less common as the years go by. I am not a vegetable evangelist; I happily coexist with carnivorous members of my family and have friends who worship at the shrine of cooked cow. But permit me to dispense with three myths about vegetarians on behalf of those who, like me, favor beans over beef. 1. Vegetarians are self-righteous. Friends, self-righteousness is a universal quality. Whatever habits people hold dear, they tend to discuss in moral terms. So yes, some …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

… in Poona; masala paranthas that Rukmini and her sisters took to school to give away on Pound Day, the sticky coconut toffee made every Diwali, the bondas served at the mobile canteen on Marina beach, and so on. “I basically followed the chronology of my life,” says Rukmini over e-mail. “For me food and the cooking and eating of it are intimately connected with occasions in life, with people and places. So, the stories and the recipes flowed easily one to another,” she adds. To continue …

Ducasse and other top French chefs offer allergy-free vegetarian menus | Executive Living | The Australian

By Remy Zaka, AFP | July 1, 2015 When French superchef Alain Ducasse stunned the haute cuisine world last year by dropping meat, boosting vegies and lightening up his menus, he was less bucking convention than joining a trend of accommodating vegetarians and people with food allergies. Fine dining at top restaurants run by uncompromising chefs may once have been unthinkable for such clients. But no more. “Twenty years ago we were lost when a client told us they had an allergy. We’d bring out …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

By Sujata Kelkar Shetty | June 22, 2015 Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” Albert Einstein wrote these words in a letter dated 30 March 1954, a year before he died, suggesting that he had switched to vegetarianism. It seems to have been an odd …

8 Vegetarian Side Dishes For Your Summer Cookout

By Lindsay Livingston | June 16, 2015 Summer is here and that means the perfect weather for picnics, cookouts and parties. Give me any excuse to bust out the grill, enjoy the sunshine and get together with family and friends and I’m a happy girl! While most people choose meat as their main course when grilling, I wanted to take time to give summer fruits and veggies a little extra love! There is so much nutritious and delicious produce available during the summer months and as a registered …

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

By Firefly Dance | June 10, 2015 I love vegetables… covered in bacon  Hey, plants have feelings too!  You can’t afford meat? I can’t live without bacon  I like animals… on my plate!  Do you eat animal crackers?  You carrot-murderer!   These are the kinds of comments that I hear all the time. Whenever someone learns that my family and I are vegetarians we brace ourselves. Most of the time people are cool, throw out a few jokes that they seem to think will make us laugh. …

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

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

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

… that are gluten-free or dairy-free, and the pizza comes in either a rice or wheat crust. Amy’s Kitchen has 50 people working with farmers to source raw ingredients, from the potatoes in the French fries to the grains in the burgers, up to 18 months ahead of time. Keeping up with the demands of a drive thru stresses the already challenging system even further, says Berliner. “The weather doesn’t always cooperate, so one of the most challenging parts of our business right now is the …

Mock meats a new food trend

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

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

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

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

Press Release from NZ Vegetarian Society | May 27, 2015 Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices Student film competition encourages sustainability, ethics and healthy choices School years are a time when young people are defining their beliefs, morals and values. It’s a common time for students to begin questioning their lifestyle choices, which can often mean their diet also. For the second year, in time for World Vegetarian Day, the NZ Vegetarian Society is running an …

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 …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

… increase in demand for healthy, plant-based packaged foods and meals in restaurants.” An expected rise in the number of people seeking to eat less animal-based food on health or sustainability grounds can also be regarded as an opportunity for manufacturers of vegetarian packaged foods, Hu said. The DGAC report was welcome news for Nancy Chapman, registered dietitian and executive director of the Soyfoods Assoc. of North America. “The report offered suggestions on increasing …

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

By Jemma Buckley | May 13, 2015 London – He says success in mastering his recipes lies in the timing.And it is just as vital an ingredient for Jamie Oliver in building his business, it seems. The celebrity chef has come out in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle – just ahead of the launch of his vegetarian cookbook. He has revealed he tries to be vegetarian two or three times a week, and said adopting such a lifestyle would save people “a load of money”. He described the experience as …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

… and dairy. A flexitarian is a term that is used to define a semi-vegetarian diet. For example, a flexitarian may consume fish, dairy and eggs but excludes meat and poultry. people make the decision to become vegetarian for many different reasons. When my sister was 14, she really wanted the cheese pizza that was reserved for vegetarians only. In the following 21 years, she has remained vegetarian but her reasons have continued to evolve.  My brother became vegan due to concerns regarding …

Charles Krauthammer: A vegetarian future – Fayetteville Observer: National Columns

By Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post columnist | May 9, 2015 We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with – some participating in – human slavery? Or fourscore years later, how could the saintly Lincoln, an implacable opponent of slavery, have nevertheless spoken of and …

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. …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

… incorporating the superfoods I wrote about. I left with a clear sense that Peruvian food truly is the next great world cuisine — especially for people eating particularly healthy, or vegetarian or gluten-free. In recent years Peru has become an internationally recognized gastronomic epicenter for fusion cuisine, named the world’s leading culinary destination by the World of Travel Awards. Lima has emerged as South America’s food capital for creative, delicious, fusion-inspired …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

… garlic cloves and a bay leaf. Bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce it to low heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. I have read that lentils added to already boiling water are easier to digest than those brought to a boil with water, so that may be something to note for people newly adding lentils to their diet. Stefanie Angstadt is a blogger, farmer and food enthusiast who grew up in New Jersey To read Stefanie Angstadt’s blog, visit …

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

By Avery Yale Kamila | April 22, 2015 Janel Croll of Portland has been a vegetarian for 15 years. During the last nine she’s shared a home – and a kitchen – with her husband, who eats meat. “It works because he doesn’t cook,” said Croll, 36. “I do the majority, if not all of the cooking. He’ll eat whatever I cook.” Zach Croll, 33, agrees. He enjoys her cooking and doesn’t bring much meat home. This is a common approach among vegetarians who live with people who eat meat. …

Vegetarian recipes for modern tastes – Winston-Salem Journal: Food

… strikes the perfect balance of filling, healthy and exciting food. That’s what makes the title so apt: More people are realizing that they need lighter food and more vegetables, but they want dishes that are just as fun and satisfying to eat as the heavier meat and starchy foods that they are replacing. Jones points out that while the number of vegetarians may be rising slowly, the number of people cutting back on meat is skyrocketing. Brits, Americans and people all over the world are waking …

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

… increasingly of interest to doctors and researchers as we begin to understand how they are linked to specific diseases. Scientists have already reported how microbial populations in the gut are different between obese and lean people and that when obese people lost weight their microflora reverted back to those found in lean people. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria already present in your intestine. They are the …

Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat – WSJ

By Jen Murphy | April 13, 2015 Most people go to Barcelona, one of the world’s great food cities, and forget their diets. When Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies star center, was there last summer, he lost 20 pounds. Mr. Gasol, 30, stopped eating refined sugar and processed foods and cut back carbs and red meat. Mr. Gasol is originally from Barcelona and spends the off-season back home with his wife and daughter. He describes his new diet as semi-vegetarian, or flexitarian, and says weight loss …

The rise of the flexitarian

… readers. “You need to tread lightly,” she says. Randles, as the name of her blog implies, is among the growing ranks of people who consciously reduce their meat consumption without cutting it out entirely. “Omnivores don’t really understand,” says Randles, who grew up in a carnivorous French family before adopting a flex diet several years ago. Its allure: Eat healthier, prevent animal suffering and fight climate change without the awkwardness of requesting alternative dishes at social …

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 …

Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite! – The Ecologist

By Ronnie Cummins | April 7, 2015 Thinking people of all stripes are agreed in their opposition to cruel, exploitative animal farming, writes Ronnie Cummins. So it’s time for them to move beyond sterile ‘meat-eater versus vegetarian’ debates, and unite in their opposition to the daily atrocities of industrial agriculture. “No organic consumer, vegetarian or omnivore I’ve ever encountered supports feeding herbivores genetically engineered, herbicide-drenched grains, …

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

By Helena Horton | April 7, 2015 This is really shocking – you probably shouldn’t serve figs to vegetarians, and you’ll probably never want to eat a piece of the fruit again. You probably shouldn’t serve figs to vegetarians, or people who aren’t into eating insects. When a wasp pollinates a fig, she often gets stuck inside. Edible figs always have at least one dead female wasp stuck inside. You won’t find a whole wasp though – when a female wasp dies …

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

By Cara Spevick | April 3, 2015 Since childhood, I have encountered people of all ages who are shocked to hear that I have never eaten meat. That’s right, I said never. Recently, since becoming a bit of an adventurous traveler, I have been receiving the same puzzled expressions and critical remarks, but not just from strangers. When my husband and I announced our travel plans to visit Argentina and Brazil this past winter, friends and family did not exactly give me votes of confidence. The …

7 Types of Vegetarianism and Their Environmental and Health Benefits | Care2 Causes

… the early stages of humankind, there are all sorts of interpretations of what a vegetarian is, as well as assorted names and categories for each type of plant-based eater. Some people believe that vegans, those who do not consume or use animal products whatsoever, are showing the ultimate kindness to animals and the environment. While others feel that pollotarians and even flexitarians, which are both newer terms for two different classes of semi-vegetarians, are doing a great service to …

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

… an animal advocacy group, has put chicken slaughter in the news, showing what most people would call cruel. But not the chicken industry. A spokesman for Wayne Farms, where the video was shot, says “no animal abuse occurred,” and legally speaking, he is correct. A federal law that mandates humane slaughter of livestock does not protect chickens. But there’s a big space between what’s legal and what’s right. Other livestock must be rendered insensitive to pain before slaughter. Laws …

A journey for curd – The Hindu

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

Capsugel invests $25m in vegetarian drug capsules

… product does not contain artificial ingredients, allergens or – in Capsugel’s case – that it is suitable for people who do not eat meat. Veg supps According to a 2013 survey cited by Capsugel nearly 40% of dietary supplement users said they choose supplements in vegetarian capsules preferentially, which was an increase from 26% in an equivalent study conducted in 2006. Whether ill people taking medicine to treat disease are similarly concerned the capsules containing their …

Study reveals eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing cataracts | UTSanDiego.com

By Erinn Hutking, Special to U-T San Diego, Posted March 24 2015 Eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing age-related cataracts, according to a recent study conducted at Oxford University. As part of a study survey that followed a large group of people for more than a decade, researchers discovered a link between red meat intake and cataracts. According to the results, those over age 65 who followed a vegetarian diet had the lowest risk, while those who ate the …

Matt Ball: Changing the world by example, advocacy

… Outreach, an animal advocacy group working to promote veganism in the early 1990s. He co-wrote “The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact In Today’s World” and in 2014 published “The Accidental Activist.” Over the years his reasoned approach has inspired thousands of people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle and to do what they can to reduce animal suffering. In 2005, he was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. Now 47, he is a senior advisor at VegFund, an …

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

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

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

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

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

By John Tyburski, Nature World Report, Posted March 16 2015 According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women, showing up in over 93,000 people each year. The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about one in 20. While the causes of colon cancer remain mysteries, many have speculated that diet plays a key role. New evidence suggests that diet and …

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

… gras a week (before the ban on it) and there were people coming all the way from Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chandigarh for our steak and meats! You can’t drink a Petrus, or a Romanee-Conti or a Harlan Estate with a vegetable flan or grilled-sauteed vegetables. You need good meat to enjoy these wines.” Attention Seekers But if the big, lifestyle restaurants have always drawn a predominantly non-vegetarian audience, things are in the process of changing. The attention today is equally on …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… Kelly Rose Bradford is a life-long vegetarian. “My son William has been vegetarian since birth,’ she says. ‘He eats anything from Indian to Mexican and everything in between, and is in robust health. I believe that eating meat is wrong, so why would I feed it to my child?” Dawn Blake agrees. “people are always giving me a hard time about bringing my children up vegetarian, and offer up all sorts of arguments about how I’m oppressing or depriving my children. …

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, …

You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online

… around 7,500. Urging people to go veggie, the page says: “We use fewer resources and contribute less CO2 to the atmosphere. “Raising livestock contributes more to global warming than automobiles, and is the second leading cause of global warming behind industrial pollution.” But meat eater Steve Hunt, 41, of south London said he would never give up meat. via You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online. …

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 …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption. A large body of evidence suggests vegetarians enjoy lower rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. A 2013 study of over 70,000 individuals in the United States found a 12% reduction in premature death for …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Heather Hale, Feb 27th 2015 My parents started calling me a “bleeding heart” before I can remember. I love animals. I love insects. I love the green grass that grows between my feet. I’m also kind of a sissy, if you missed that. Forever, I fought my family on eating meat, not that it did me any good. I’m a Montana girl, born and raised, and we eat meat around here – dang good meat, by most people’s standards. Finally, when I left for college, I cut meat out …

Why the paleo diet isn’t really paleo : TreeHugger

… one, because there’s nothing quite so inflexible as a dedicated Paleo eater! My dinner party club pretty much died when several members became Paleo, others went vegan. “But that’s not Paleo!!” you’ll hear people shriek. And yet, researchers Ken Sayers and C. Owen Lovejoy, who study primate and human evolution and anthropology respectively, point out that humans’ evolutionary success is due in large part to their dietary flexibility, even if it means eating insects, half-decomposed …

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

VEGETARIAN KITCHEN Posted February 18  BY AVERY YALE KAMILA EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a seven-part series on what it’s like to be a vegetarian in Maine today. At a time when most of her peers are retired and some are finding themselves occupying hospital beds, Carole Hunne- well, 80, works four nights a week as an intensive care nurse. She fills the rest of her time volunteering for children’s causes and animal shelters. “My mind is sharp, and people say I have an incredible …

Record sales for vegetarian food company Quorn | BreakingNews.ie

… and South Africa and plans to expand in to at least one new international market this year. Last month the business reported record full-year sales up 7% to £150m as it attracted 1.9 million new customers over the period. The firm today cited a recent YouGov poll which reported that 74% of people said that fad diets are not the solution to health and wellbeing. It added that 37% of those surveyed found that cutting out meat made them healthier. Quorn Foods chief executive Kevin Brennan said: …

This Meat-Eaters vs. Vegetarians/Vegans Shit Needs to Stop

… GustOrganics, recently decided to phase meat off its menu out of concerns the meat industry is having on the environment. They didn’t get preachy about it, they just decided for themselves that they’d rather go meatless, which is fair. They of course immediately started getting hatemail from angry customers the owners started referring to as “CrossFit people” (I guess CrossFit involves a lot of meat-eating? Maybe that ridiculous Paleo diet I’ve heard people talk …

Vegetarianism 101: Make your transition a slow one – San Antonio Express-News

Going cold turkey on a meat-based diet might leave your taste buds asking, “Where’s the beef?” As the American trend toward vegetarianism continues, I occasionally hear from people who, for health or other reasons, have decided to try going from carnivore to vegetarian in one day and — surprise! — found it difficult or impossible, or at least unpleasant. So I called Rachel Meltzer Warren, a registered dietitian and nutrition and author of “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going …

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

… allowed volunteers to buy a good supply of non-perishable food from big grocery chains. The Ontario Food Terminal board also donated a free yearly buyer’s card, meaning Noble gets access to the same produce pricing as restaurants and grocery stores. Another local food bank donated bread. Click on the link below to finish reading the interesting viewpoint expressed here. via Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank Adds A Kinder Option For people In Need. …

Paleo eaters need to start grappling with issues of sustainability : TreeHugger

… salaries. I guess that cost is why many paleo eaters continue to buy factory-farmed meat, which, in my opinion, defeats the purpose of pursuing the diet for health reasons, as that meat is loaded with antibiotics, hormones and plumping water and is usually contaminated with feces. Let’s say everyone could afford to buy pastured meat. There’s not nearly enough to go around for seven billion people, all of whom may wish to improve their personal health by the paleo way. In that case, questions …

Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds | Stuff.co.nz

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analysed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study, published last Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – New Year’s plans to lose weight …

Portobello and Beans Vegetarian Chili, Meatless Friday

… joined by other volunteers. All of us would weed, prune, water, and plant. Our labor of love was in service to Our Lord to help bring souls to God. We wanted to offer an outdoor space where people could pray. We trusted the Holy Spirit to do the rest. At the end of the gardening season there was the traditional pot luck. All the volunteers, their families and friends were invited. Claudia and Kathy usually coordinated those meals, and some were epic! You can bet that throughout the years a lot …

Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss – LA Times

Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study published Thursday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes as many people are trying to stick to – or already have abandoned – New Year’s plans to lose weight with the dozens and dozens of …

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

Meatless Monday is not a new concept, but it is becoming an increasingly common one in even the most bacon-loving family kitchen as people look to save money, calories and maybe even the planet. While we are still eating more meat than nearly any other country, per capita meat intake in the United States has dropped 12 percent in the past five years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. A Harvard study recently touted the many health benefits of eating less red meat, finding …

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 …

From radical to trendy for Mainers living without meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Vegetarians think deeply about food, and many here in Maine are willing to share their thoughts. I discovered this after posting a message online seeking Maine vegetarians willing to be interviewed. I crossed my fingers and hoped I’d hear from five, maybe six people. I feared I’d hear from no one. Then I hit enter. To my surprise, my inbox and voicemail were soon flooded with more than 70 messages. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many of these people. Some are brand-new …

Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron

… degree in industrial design, Agrawal said she had an “aha moment” when she interned for a handbag company. “I realized I’d found my calling,” said Agrawal, who would go on to pursue an advanced design degree at the Pratt Institute. When she first started out, very few companies were producing high-end, non-leather handbags. “There was a very large gap between the very inexpensive products and the ‘not for everyone’ products,” Agrawal said. These days, as it turns out, people …

Bruno Loubet: ‘I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out’ – Profiles – People – The Independent

… of vegetables grown in the garden or foraged. Now, the only time he relaxes is when he is in his garden in Bedfordshire, and he feels “a strong connection to the land”. He had a dream of creating a restaurant like Grain Store 20 years ago, “but 20 years ago, it was a crazy idea, so I kept it to myself”. via Bruno Loubet: ‘I am not vegan or vegetarian, but beef is out’ – Profiles – people – The Independent. …

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

… that meat production from the clearing of lands and trees to the transportation of these products, accounts for nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is why a vegetarian’s footprint is nearly half that of a meat lover’s. And for a vegan, it’s even lower.” The environmental reasons people choose to abstain from meat has a significant amount of factual groundwork laid out to support them already. “We also know meat production requires a lot of water,” Kateman said. …

Three Vegetarian Ramen Options That Will Bowl You Over | Westword

people swoon over tonkotsu ramen, with pork bones — including heads and trotters — boiled for twelve or more hours until the broth turns opaque. Vegetarian versions don’t have quite the same heady effect, but some chefs are trying to change that. In my current review of Tokio , I write about what chef-owner Miki Hashimoto calls “ramen air,” with noodles suspended in a thick, orange base fashioned from sweet potatoes, pumpkin, soy milk and miso. The soup stands out …

LETTER: For health’s sake, go vegetarian in 2015

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many people die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar, and salt. Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. No …

Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo’s 50,000 restaurants to offer meat free dishes – News – Food and Drink – The Independent

… Karasuyama. “We want vegetarian food to be served in normal restaurants. This hardly exists at present. people think vegetarians are strange and only eat salad.” Over the past decade there has been a rise in popularity in vegetarian and vegan food in Japan alongside a boom in macrobiotic food, which has led to the opening of about 500 vegetarian and macrobiotic (which serve meat but have many vegetarian options) cafés and restaurants, according to Tokyo Smile Veggies. The …

Eating insects is better than eating meat, but is it any more ethical? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Not all vegans refuse to eat honey, but many do. They see interfering with the lives of insects (in this case, bees) to be as problematic as eating other animals or animal products. (And just so there’s no confusion, insects are animals.  Those who work for animal rights and advocate for insects are correctly including them in their definitions.) So, many vegans are starting to question the heavily hyped — and seemingly growing — act of consuming insects as food. Plenty of people …

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

… stereotype. I know that too. The reason I used it was to portray the extreme situation that we are currently tackling. Vegetarianism used to be a dietary choice—in my books it was the choice for people of poorly health—but a choice nevertheless. I didn’t ever judge anyone for it but deep in my heart I was always certain that a relationship with a purely vegan type would never work out for me. And these were drastic thoughts because I grew up in a household with a vegetarian Sikh father and …

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 …

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise | Examiner.com

It is that time of year again. people are starting to make New Year’s Resolutions. According to Inquisitr on Nov. 21, losing weight is one of the most popular goals. A new study claims that to lose weight more quickly; it is recommended dieters now follow a vegan or a vegetarian food plan. people who ate this way for eight or more weeks, they lost twice as much weight than those who focused on low calories dieting. According to Runner’s World, athletes are taking notice about the benefits of …

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 …

20 years of Tofurky: Why people eat fake meat | FOX31 Denver

… Tibbott noticed that sales seemed to slow around Thanksgiving and Christmas “as people lost their vegetarian ways and guiltily ate traditional fare like turkey,” he said. Aside from tofu, which was primarily only sold in Asian markets, the only commercially available meat alternatives were made by Seventh Day Adventist companies, and many of these products were canned. “I subsisted on a diet of homemade items like pressure-cooked soybeans and tortillas, soy grit burgers, bread and …

Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express

… sensitivity. Researchers found eating a vegetable-based diet reduced levels of a key blood protein. For people with diabetes, this is important as the higher it is, the greater the risk of developing further complications. Study author Dr Neal Barnard, from the George Washington University School of Medicine in the US, said: “No drug comes close to offering those with diabetes this kind of relief. via Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

… problem that I have encountered so far is that many traditional French dishes are meat-based – and I am a vegetarian. From foie gras to duck to steak tartare, the French love meat. This makes it very difficult to order in restaurants, be a guest at a dinner party or even find interesting things to buy in the supermarkets! Because not many people here are vegetarian, meat replacements like Quorn and tofu are hard to find, and very expensive. Luckily, my Irish housemate is also vegetarian, so …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets – NYTimes.com

Are you looking for a showstopping main course for the vegan guests at your Thanksgiving table? Try a really big beet. That is the advice of reader Diana Jarvis, a Manhattan resident whose Thanksgiving is more of a party than the typical holiday dinner. She describes it as “one long, boozy cocktail party in my East Village apartment. “I usually have 15 to 30 people, friends, and friends of friends, and foreigners who are curious about the whole thing,” she said. While Ms. Jarvis cooks up …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

My husband and I became pescetarians, or vegetarians who eat seafood, two years ago as a result of my columns on vegan chef Roni Shapiro (September 2012), on the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (March 2013) and my eye-opening research into food industry practices. I also have celiac disease and eat gluten-free. I am not alone. More people are radically altering their diets for health, medical or animal-cruelty reasons. Food allergies, some life-threatening, and celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity …

Chatting with Karen Page, Author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

… A lot of people might not know that the first vegetarian restaurant opened in Chicago in 1900 (!). Now everywhere you turn, from Michelin-starred chefs to fast-food restaurants, you can find vegetarian options. Why do you think menus have shifted in this direction in recent years? It’s an interesting intersection of a lot of different trends that are exploding at this point in time. One is the history of vegetarianism (which is in the book) — it is absolutely fascinating how long people have …

6 Year Study Shows that People Live Longer with a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet • The Raw Food World News

… Specifically? Researchers at Loma Linda University explored the relationship between dietary patterns and mortality rates among men and women of the Seventh-day Adventist church in both Canada and the United States. Between 2002 and 2007, over 73,000 people ages twenty-five and older were asked to record their normal day to day food intake. (3) Almost 50% of the subjects were meat eaters who consumed red meat, poultry, milk, fish, and eggs several times a week. Only 8% of the group were vegan, …

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

… trendy art gallery ) there are stalls selling chutney, muffins and smoothies. On stage, they’ve just finished packing away the props left by the children’s entertainers and, inside, more than 200 people have just crammed themselves into a soap-making workshop. Visitors, best described as v-curious rather than vegan or vegetarian, are cooing in surprised delight at the quality of some of the food on sale. The muffins are particularly good. Made with local carob pods they have the faint …

11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals | Food52

Now’s the time of year when your friends are looking for any excuse to be outside and enjoy good food, cold beer, and a warm breeze. people are inventing reasons to get together — one friend is hosting the “One Year Anniversary of My Housewarming Party” party — and you’re always expected to bring a dish. But when you’re busy working all day, you need food you can make the night before and grab from the fridge as soon as you get home from work. It has to …

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 …

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