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How John Lennon taught me to cook vegetarian

By Jonathan deBurca Butler | October 7, 2015 John Lennon and Yoko had a love for Ireland, buying an island off Co Mayo. His visits to the area caused a mighty stir as chef, Johnny Carroll tells Jonathan deBurca Butler THERE was a giddy anticipation amongst staff at the Great Southern Mulranny in the summer of 1969. John Lennon was coming to Mayo and had chosen their hotel to lay his head. It wouldn’t be his first visit to the county. In 1966 the Beatle, who today would be celebrating his 75th …

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 …

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 …

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

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

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

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

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

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

Indian mother puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son | Daily Mail Online

By Jenny Stanton for MailOnLine | May 27, 2015 ‘Seeking a well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian groom for my son’: Mum puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son in India… and gets flooded with 100 responses from men all over the world Padma Iyer placed an advert in a newspaper seeking a groom for her son It was India’s first lonely hearts advert for a match for a same-sex marriage Her son Harish has received 100 marriage proposals since it was posted Gay sex is still …

Flexitarian trend prompts growth in vegetarian products :: Industry News :: FoodProcessing

By FoodProcessing Staff | May 18, 2015 Previously viewed as tempeh-loving fringe dwellers, vegetarians are now far more widely accepted – so much so that as many as 26% of consumers now consider themselves to be ‘flexitarians’ (those who prefer a more plant-based diet but still eat meat occasionally), according to a Nutrition Business Journal survey. Food companies are now responding to the growing demand for vegetarian food offerings by releasing a greater variety of prepared …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

From MedicalPress | May 15, 2015 Vegetarian foods are positioned for success in the marketplace as public health advocates highlight the benefits of plant-based diets and a growing number of consumers embrace meat-free or meat-reduced lifestyles. Earlier this year, for example, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report included adopting a vegetarian diet among its recommended approaches to healthful eating. So it’s hardly surprising that mainstream food industry brands …

In search of Tokyo’s vegetarian bentōs | The Japan Times

By Ananda Jacobs | April 24, 2015 In the TV industry, bentō (boxed lunches) come with the territory, and, in my years here, I’ve seen nearly every type of bentō you could imagine. They are, however, often ordered in bulk and usually contain some kind of meat or fish. Still, to refuse a bentō on set (in favor of eating your own packed lunch or running to the nearest convenience store) means it will go to waste, so I’ve spent many breaks between takes picking through the edible bits and …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

By Arti Patel | April 6, 2015 At some point in their lives, vegetarians and vegans have all been asked how they keep up their energy levels without meat in their diets. And because energy is essentially measured in calories from protein, fat, and carbs, it can get tricky to find the healthiest foods that will also give you a natural boost. “Total energy, or calorie, needs would not differ between vegans — someone who eats only plant foods — and vegetarians — someone who may not avoid …

A healthier (vegetarian) twist on sweet-and-sour chicken | The Chronicle Herald

By J.M. Hirsch, The Associated Press | April 3, 2015 There is just something disgustingly delicious about sweet-and-sour chicken, that deep-fried, sugar-slathered staple of Asian take-out. No matter how bad I know it is for me — and how badly executed the dish usually is — I still manage to crave it regularly. So I decided to see whether I could do better by creating a similar dish that would satisfy my sweet-and-sour urges without leaving me feeling guilty. The sauce was easy. Rather than …

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 …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

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

‘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 …

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

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

Vegetarian, meat protein provide similar appetite control, weight loss

Neacsu M, et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;doi:10.3945/ajcn.113.077503., March 3, 2015 A vegetarian-based high-protein eating plan appears to offer the same appetite control and weight loss as a meat-based plan with the same amount of protein, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a study of adult men with obesity, gut hormone profile was similar between the two regimens, suggesting both high-protein weight-loss (HPWL) diets could be equally effective as …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

By Margaret Ely February 27 A top U.S. nutritional panel is recommending that everyone eat less meat to protect the environment. Ellie Krieger answered your questions, including plenty about vegetables, during our recent online discussion. Here are some tips and suggestions for vegetarians, vegans and other vegetable lovers. Going vegetarian? Be sure to vary your diet to be sure you’re getting enough protein. “As long as your vegetarian diet contains a mix of grains, beans, nuts [and] seeds …

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 …

A Vegetarian’s Guide To Proteins – The New Indian Express

A vegetarian can have a healthy lifestyle when it comes to food habits. A balanced diet for them is easily possible but most vegetarians don’t take care to consume an important nutrient of a balanced diet — the proteins. The richest sources of protein are usually not consumed by vegetarians — meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Being the building blocks of a human body, proteins are essential for the proper functioning of all the organ in our bodies. Therefore vegetarians have to work a …

Recipe Revamp: How to Make Any Recipe Vegan or Vegetarian: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

You’ve been perusing recipes and finally found THE ONE you’ve been searching for. (Sometimes it can be as hard as finding THE ONE.) Problem is, the recipe needs to be vegan. Have no fear! We’ve put together our recipe-revamp cheat sheet that offers five easy substitutions to turn any recipe into a vegan or vegetarian one. Instead of: Chicken or beef broth Use: Vegetable or mushroom broth Vegetable broth has a lighter flavor and works well in recipes that call for chicken broth. If you want …

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

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

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 …

Tofurky’s 20th Anniversary: Founder Seth Tibbott’s Favorite Vegetarian Turkey Recipe: Glamour.com

To some folks, it’s just a goofy-sounding word and a cute umbrella-term used to poke fun at vegetarians—but for 400,000 consumers who go out of their way to secure a roast every year, Tofurky is no laughing matter: It’s a delicious alternative to meat-centric special-occasion meals. In honor of the soy meat’s 20th anniversary—and the first-ever official pardoning of a Tofurky this weekend by Seattle’s mayor (for serious)—I caught up with Seth Tibbott, the inventor …

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

DENVER — Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott’s first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s. Vegetable side dishes and salads were nice but they didn’t seem as festive as a turkey, the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table. The Oregon man tried all kinds of experiments, from a stuffed pumpkin to a gluten roast that took all day to make but was “unsliceable and indigestible.” After becoming a professional “soycrafter” in 1980, …

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

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

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

When it comes to cooking for your palate, you can count on husband-and-wife duo Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s Flavor Bible. The tome not only received an award from the James Beard Foundation, but was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of the past century by Forbes. Now Page and Dornenburg are back, but this time they’ve gone vegetarian. Their 554-page reference book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, uses the same approach to plant-based cooking as their bestseller. In addition to the …

Weeknight Vegetarian: A new technique for defusing those soy-sauce sodium bombs – The Washington Post

Most vegetarians I know have a soft spot for Asian cuisines. Vegetables are revered in that part of the world, which is also the birthplace of tofu and tempeh, two pillars of plant-based protein. Plus, cooks in Japan, China, Korea and other Asian countries have a knack for seasoning, and for creating dishes with interesting textures — two crucial (and often lacking) qualities in vegetarian cooking. The downside: Whenever I develop Asian-style recipes, I wait with anxiety for them to be put …

Vegetarian recipe

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

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

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

Teaching kids about vegetarianism – The Washington Post

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

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 …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

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

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 …

How can I get omega-3s in my diet without eating fish?

The question: I’m a vegetarian. How can I get omega-3s in my diet without eating fish? The answer: As a vegetarian, you’ll want to ensure you meet your daily requirements for alpha linolenic acid, or ALA, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. It’s plentiful in flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, soybeans and soy products. The other two omega-3 fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – are found in oily fish and fish oil supplements. Even if you …

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