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Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa | Houstonia

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

French Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Vegetarian Menu at School – ABC News

By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | August 21, 2015 France has been grappling with how to reconcile religious beliefs with secular values when it comes to pork in school lunches. One lawmaker’s solution: vegetarian meals. After banning Muslim headscarves in classrooms in 2004, France is now tackling what to put on the plates of observant Muslim and Jewish schoolchildren, who by tradition don’t eat pork. The proposal by lawmaker Yves Jego to serve vegetarian meals as the mandatory …

Best New Orleans Vegetarian Restaurants

  From Nora McGunnigle | July 2, 2015 It can be tough to be a vegetarian in New Orleans. Given the pork-, game-, and seafood-heavy food culture down here, asking a chef to prepare veggie options can be like asking George R.R. Martin to plan your wedding. Inevitably, something’s probably going to die. But fear not, because thanks to the farm-to-table boom, there are more and more options for vegetarians on the city’s menus, and the meat-free diner can now expect a lot more than just …

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat | Grist

By Grist staff | June 25, 2015 Hold on to your barf bags, folks: China’s latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term “dry-aged beef.” NPR has the story: China’s customs agents have seized thousands of tons of frozen chicken wings, beef and pork that were smuggled by gangs. Weighing more than 100,000 tons, the meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million — but it also poses serious health risks, officials said. News of the seizure comes from state-run …

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 …

The Perfect Vegetarian Taco – MensJournal.com

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

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 …

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 …

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

… wants to save the planet… with vegetarian meatballs. The dish loved by millions of British customers is to get a meat-free makeover that it is claimed will cut carbon emissions by half. The Swedish firm says producing the new version uses far less energy than making the pork and beef variety. Green scheme: IKEA claims it will ‘save the planet’ with its new vegetarian meatballs as far less energy is needed both to produce and cook them than the pork and beef variety Its veggie …

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

… and requires that cattle, pork, and other livestock be “rendered insensible to pain” before death. (Chickens and turkeys are not covered under the law.) Unsurprisingly, plenty of players in the food chain aren’t satisfied with the USDA’s concept of humane—even if the Temple Grandin–designed Animal Welfare Audit has become the industry standard. But just as some farmers have pushed beyond the USDA standards for organic agriculture, others are taking the idea of humane slaughter well …

Vegetarian Lasagna Goes Green – NYTimes.com

… play favorites, but my present obsession is for broccoli rabe, also known as rapini or cima di rapa, which has a particularly addictive mix of bitter and sweet. Italian cooks love to use it because it marries well with fennel sausage, pancetta and roast pork, and is delectable as a meatless side dish, with cannellini beans, and in pastas or soups. Chinese cooks revere greens, too. In Chinese cuisine, similar mustard greens (like gai lan) are popular, so if I can’t find broccoli rabe, a trip to …

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 …

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

… meat-eating friend and son to Harley’s to see what the fuss was about and were impressed at the friendly atmosphere, fantastic prices and delicious food. While Harrison tucked into his pork sausages, I opted for the Vegetarian Flying Scotsman – veggie haggis with a creamy sauce and cheese served in a panini while Jacqui had a pulled pork and barbeque sauce panini. Both were served with coleslaw and salad; at £4.50 each the price is akin to fast food joints but the quality is far superior. …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… life cannot exist. We know how desperate our Southwest is for fresh water, which is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Alarming data: Some reports say that approximately 10,000 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef, a somewhat less amount to produce a pound of pork or chicken. This is mostly explained by the water needed to grow the crops, largely corn and soybeans, that become animal feed. Potatoes and broccoli, for example, need much less water. Consider that 40 million …

Quit meat, save dough

A simple act pays off for our wallets, our bodies, our planet and the animals we share it with BOB FILA/KRTMoney to burn Beef prices are now at their highest level since Reagan sat in the Oval Office. Many pork cuts have doubled in price. The last time egg prices were this high, President Obama was still Senator Obama. There are many causes — including severe drought and a fatal diarrheal epidemic sweeping through the nation’s pork industry — but the bottom line couldn’t be clearer: …

Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

… identified myself by my adoration and consumption of shit beer and the extra-long, extra-chemical-filled cigarettes I left in ashtrays across the city as a calling card. Come on, dude. “Owning” the idea that you eat beef or pork or chicken that was not ethically procured isn’t cool; it makes you look like an idiot. It is that kind of mindless entitlement that comes along with a pro-animal diet that I find embarrassing, though I am equally guilty of it. My internal monologue has …

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