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Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! 

… of fatty and fried foods on the vegetarian diet.(2) Vegetarian diet has lower risk for heart disease, colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension! Taco Bell, like most fast food restaurants, are typically known for fatty and fried foods.  According to a press release, they may now be featuring items that are certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).  Taco Bell reports that they are the first fast food restaurant to do this. (3) As of October 2, …

World Vegetarian Day 2015: 15 things only vegetarians understand | Metro News

By Mandy Mazliah | October 1, 2015 Happy World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month! In some parts of the world being vegetarian is the norm, and vegetarian food is readily available. Not always so in the UK. Even though there’s about 4 million vegetarians in the UK, restaurants can fool you into thinking it’s still the 1970s. It’s even worse if you go on holiday to Eastern Europe or South America. And, no, we’re not worried about getting anaemic thank you very much. Here are …

Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism? – The Local

… be”. Indeed, there are options. The healthy eating guide Happy Cow lists 1,228 restaurants in France that are 100 percent vegetarian and vegan, with 218 of them in Paris. While restaurants may be adapting, those who cater specifically to France’s vegetarian community say that there’s never been a better time to ditch meat. “This is a cataclysmic moment right now in the vegetarian scene in France,” says Sati Leonne Faulks, a Californian, who is set to open up a …

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

… as Beyond Meats and Impossible Foods are creating products that closely resemble meat products for meat lovers, and many restaurants are offering vegetarian or vegan items on the menus. (2) There has never been a better time in history to take the plunge into the vegetarian lifestyle! A worldwide coffee and sandwich shop asked their customers if they would like to have a meat-free shop.  The UK based, Pret A Manger, has sites in the UK, US, France, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  CEO, Clive Schlee, …

Leaving Nemo Out of Sushi – The New Indian Express

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

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

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

Meatless Monday: An elegant vegetarian burger – Entertainment & Life – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI

By Kristen Hartke, The Washington Post | July 6, 2015 Former “Top Chef” contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s Prez Obama Burger is the most popular burger at his Good Stuff Eatery restaurants. The original is laden with applewood bacon, Roquefort cheese and horseradish mayo. This vegan version by Todd Gray, chef-owner of Equinox, is a testament to the flavor and texture that can be achieved with alternative ingredients. It has a triple shot of low-fat protein in quinoa, black beans …

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 …

Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

… fought alongside the growth of the vegetarian, whole foods evolution. Too much sugar. Not enough quality meat. Too many calories. Too many underpaid employees. McDonalds has felt the greasy weight of these complaints, closing 350 of their struggling restaurants in mostly the United States, Japan and China this year. The call to make healthy eating more normative is one many of us can stand behind, but sometimes it’s only feasible in concept. Whether its good or bad, the system in which many …

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. …

Living a healthy lifestyle in polluted Jakarta | The Jakarta Post

… made the three-story building a complete one-stop place for healthy food enthusiasts. Burgreens specializes in vegetarian burgers and its signature ‘Turmeric Twisted’ drink, while the Organik Klub sells organic food ranging from vegetables to fruit, meat, spices and oil, as well as kitchen appliances. Eric, a 45-year-old American, said he was happy to find the hub because there were few restaurants for vegans like him in the capital. “I can find a lot of vegan restaurants in Bali, but not …

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 …

Wendy’s testing veggie burger, and people like it | Metro

From MetroNews.ca | May 6, 2015 Wendy’s has become the latest fast food chain to launch a vegetarian-friendly menu item. The burger chain has been spotted quietly testing out a meat-free burger made with black beans at select restaurants in the company’s birthplace of Columbus, Ohio, reported Columbus Biz Insider. The test product includes a black bean patty served on a multigrain bun with asiago ranch sauce, Colby-pepper jack cheese, tomato and spring mix. News of the vegetarian burger …

Ho Chi Minh City, a food heaven for vegan, vegetarian travelers | Travel | Thanh Nien Daily

By Thanh Nien News | May 4, 2015 US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it offers a wide range of no-meat menus. Visitors can look for the word “quan chay” which means vegetarian restaurant if they specifically want that. But many general restaurants are also willing to make vegetarian dishes if one just orders …

7 Vegetarian Curries You Must Eat | DESIblitz

By Harvey Bhogal | April 29, 2015 Indian cuisine is famous for its colourful, culinary delights. This is especially true for the many gorgeous vegetarian curries diners can choose from in Indian restaurants. Most Indian restaurant diners are familiar with baltis, kormas, and jalfrezis. But there are a host of unearthed gems on the menu which do not get the same attention. Herbivores however have known about these delicious dishes for a long time. Some would argue that the vegetarian dishes are …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

By Manuel Villacorta | April 27, 2015 Last month I went back to my native Peru to visit the capitol, Lima, and explore the new food developments popping up. Since I wrote my two Peruvian superfoods books, Peruvian cuisine has taken off in the United States as well as around the world. Those popular effects are being felt in Peru as well, as Lima experiences a growing gastronomic explosion. On this recent journey, I wanted to see firsthand how chefs in these fantastic new restaurants of Lima are …

Chinese classic goes vegetarian with ease

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

Mapo Tofu Goes Vegetarian – NYTimes.com

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

A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times

… Island Veggie in Hiroo (islandveggie.com) has an extensive list of vegetarian burgers on its menu. Burger-craving moments often arise unplanned and can happen in any neighborhood, so luckily two large chain restaurants offer a veggie option. Freshness Burger does a delightful vegetable bean burger (which I’ve had a few times on the run), and they offer a variety of toppings to suit your fancy. Then there is the kinpira (sautee and simmer style) rice burger from Mos Burger — a fun variation …

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, …

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 …

Plant-based menu options sprouting up everywhere | Windsor Star

… Neros? Not quite. As we grow more health conscious, more environmentally conscious and more ethically conscious, the words “plant-based diet” are entering common food parlance at local restaurants and grocery stores … and there are more options than just salad for dinner. “We’re getting a lot more requests for vegan and vegetarian,” said Filip Rocca, the owner of Mezzo on Erie Street. By the sounds of it, serving up vegetarian and even vegan food makes business sense. After hosting a …

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

… is about 90% bacon grease at this point. And yeah, if a restaurant I liked decided to go completely meatless, I’d be a little sad. What I wouldn’t do is throw a hissy fit and start sending the restaurant angry e-mails. There are plenty of other restaurants out there, and I am not and should not be that important to them because it’s their restaurant. As long as the restaurant is clear about what sort of place they are now (e.g. whether or not they are vegan/have vegan options), …

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. …

Serving Haute Vegetarian Platters – The New Indian Express

Sujit Mehta and Sharmila Shah are more than just consultants. The co-founders of restaurant and catering consultancy, WeServe, along with their team, have given Ahmedabad a few distinctively different and interesting restaurants. At the recently opened restaurant called 70 Degrees East in the western suburbs of Ahmedabad, Mehta and Shah were working out some fusion and creative dishes that would make the new restaurant different from others. “I like playing with words and the name ‘Skewers …

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

… “non-violence” to all living things. This is the way it has been for centuries, so it is a way of life rather than a choice: restaurants there are not “vegetarian restaurants”, but simply “restaurants”. Meera Sodha: ‘The spirit of Gujarat exists in most aspects of my daily life: I think like a Gujarati, I speak Gujarati and day in, day out, I cook Gujarati food.’ Photograph: Elena Heatherwick/Guardian via Master vegetables like a Gujarati | Residency | Life and style | The …

Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World | The Daily Meal

Once upon a time, vegetarians had a few bland pasta dishes or some unexciting vegetable stir-frys to choose on most restaurant menus, but such limitations have all but disappeared in modern dining. Top 25 Vegetarian restaurants in the World In an interview last January, all-star chef Alex Guarnaschelli said she believes that we’re entering a golden age of restaurants embracing the potential of vegetables. “The era of slapping together a bunch of vegetables if a vegan comes through your …

Eating vegetarian with gnocchi | witf.org

As the holidays were approaching I decided to look through my cookbooks to find a few recipes that might make festive dinners. I found a simple recipe that a friend had contributed to the collection of recipes given to us at our wedding: gnocchi.  I love gnocchi and have often eaten it at restaurants smothered in a creamy vodka sauce.  I had no idea it was so simple to make, and now we’ll probably be having it for dinner at least once a week. Click on the link below for the recipe of …

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

In a bright, modern restaurant in west Tokyo, a quiet revolution is being plotted. About 30 vegetarians have met to discuss how they can convince the restaurants of Japan’s capital city to start serving vegetarian food. Tokyo may be the gastronomic capital of the world – with more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city – but it has lagged behind in catering for those who don’t eat meat. But with Japan hosting the Olympics in 2020, and the associated influx of vegetarian …

Weeknight Vegetarian: A dose of soup from a vegetable-loving German chef – The Washington Post

If you had asked me this time last year whether I considered German to be a particularly vegetarian-friendly cuisine, I would have laughed. My opinion wouldn’t have been based on any actual travel to Germany, only on some limited experiences in German restaurants (including mounds of smoked sausages ingested in central Texas). But since when does the lack of substantive research get in the way of a knee-jerk reaction? Anyhow, that was all before I knew the name Tim Mälzer. He’s a chef, …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

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

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… is offering tips for doing so without compromising protein intake or flavor: • Take advantage of the fact that many restaurants and food businesses are responding to the trend by offering new menu items specifically balanced to meet the nutritional needs of those who are seeking better protein options. • Make smart substitutions. It will be hard to commit to reducing meat from your diet if you don’t make substantive substitutions. Eating a salad? Opt for dark leafy greens, like kale and …

Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain

SPAIN’S bias towards meat could be a thing of the past, as the country sees a dramatic rise in vegetarian and vegan eateries. Meat and shellfish traditionally dominate most Spanish dinner tables, with some dishes combining both in an all-out carnivorous celebration. But according to vegetarian website Happycow.net there has been a 94% increase in healthy eateries since 2011, when only 353 meat-free restaurants were serving. There are now 686, with many non-vegetarian restaurants providing …

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 …

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

… vitamins and a big sense of humour”, and said that many Spaniards “consider a dead pig to be a vegetable”. Things, however, are changing. In 2011, the Happy Cow vegetarian website  listed 353 vegetarian or vegan restaurants in the country. This year’s figure is 686, an increase of 94%. Over the same period the number of such restaurants in the UK has increased by 60%, from 842 to 1344. via Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | Life and style | The …

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

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 28 – It’s perfect for breakfast. It’s perfect at tea break. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner or even supper. It is available at many hawker centres, by the roadside and especially at vegetarian restaurants as it is also mostly vegetarian. Yes, this is the humble char bee hoon (fried vermicelli) that is economical and simple enough to suit any palate or wallet any time of the day. Though it is simple enough to cook, it is simpler to just buy a packet of char bee hoon …

Why Richard Corrigan is turning vegetarian – Independent.ie

The London-based chef has hinted that he may be opening a vegetarian restaurant in Dublin. Katy McGuinness reports on what delights may soon await his Irish customers. Celebrity chef Richard Corrigan is considering opening a new vegetarian restaurant in Dublin using produce from his 100-acre estate in Co Cavan. The gardens of Corrigan’s Park Hotel in Virginia are already supplying vegetables to the chef’s London restaurants: Corrigan’s Mayfair, Bentley’s Oyster Bar and …

Living life without meat

Have you ever thought of living a life without meat? We are a meat eating society with burger joints and barbecue restaurants at every turn. America is a country where large amounts of food and all-you-can-eat buffets are rooted in our “desire-to-have-more” culture. For Brenda Garza, eating a meatless diet for more than 40 years has been the healthiest choice. Garza is a registered nurse and registered dietitian at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. Though going vegetarian …

National Vegetarian Week: 7 vegetarian recipes for a spicy Mexican feast

My mouth is watering just posting this article. I totally agree with the opening sentence in this article.  Vegetarian food does not have to be bland and dull. Mexican restaurant chain Las Iguanas has restaurants around the country, including Liverpool, and they pride themselves on their tasty vegetarian food. Lucy Harwood, Head of Brand and resident vegetarian at Las Iguanas, says: “You wouldn’t expect the restaurant industry to be particularly welcoming of a veggie in their midst, but …

Who says vegetarian food can’t be sumptuous?

… While waves of various kinds have been sweeping the nation’s consciousness to much uproar, India’s restaurants have another movement taking root in their kitchens and dining areas, one rather close to our new PM’s heart. Though the country has always been a largely vegetarian nation, eating out options — especially for those who prefer their greens —  used to be fairly limited. However, restaurant owners are taking steps to mend this. For instance, Colaba’s latest entrant Burma …

SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

As the second generation of Stonefire Grill owners came of age, and became involved in the Harrigan family’s management of its seven restaurants, the youngest members made a daring move. Justin and Kyle, sons of the founders Mary and Maureen Harrigan, began reshaping a menu well known for its tri tips and ribs by adding dishes geared toward vegetarian and vegan diners. The risky move could have resulted in the loss of Stonefire’s core customers, but the opposite happened. Sales of the new …

Judaism: Vegetarian and Kosher

Here is an interesting article relating to being both a Vegetarian and Jewish.  However, the issue is a valid one for all vegetarians. This article came from  Israel National News. Q. Is all vegetarian food kosher? A. Unfortunately, supposed vegetarian food is sometimes not even vegetarian. restaurants, pizza shops and fast food outlets which focus on meat (obviously t’refah i.e. unkosher) often purport to offer vegetarian options but there is no guarantee that the ingredients really …

Jane’s fresh take on vegetarian food

If anyone knows that the answer lies in the soil, it’s Jane Baxter – for many years the inspiring head chef at Riverford Farm’s Field Kitchen. It was her transforming way with common or garden veg that caught the attention of Henry Dimbleby who says that he had “never before eaten vegetables that felt so much like stars of the show”. The two became friends and have now worked together to produce the excellent Leon: Fast Vegetarian, named after the restaurants Henry set up with business …

Halal row has little to do with animals

… week’s halal meat fuss, I’m going vegan. Consumers, it emerged, have been fed halal meat by stealth. Supermarket chains admitted selling halal meat without labelling it as such. It also transpired KFC outlets around the country serve halal chicken, as do Nando’s restaurants and Pizza Express. Subway is also in on the swizz, having gone halal in 2007. Suddenly carnivores everywhere are concerned about animal welfare. Halal or haram, slaughter isn’t pleasant. Animals …

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