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World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

… health, remain within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, hypertension & Type 2 diabetes. Consult with a dietitian or doctor before starting a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian must consume daily protein requirements from non-meat food items like Tofu, beans and green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are healthy and nutritious. Find healthy vegetarian recipes online or in cookbooks. Learn how to prepare collard greens. Enjoy life as …

7 ways to make family dinners work when your child is a vegetarian – The Washington Post

… vegetarians today. It’s hard to dictate what another person can and can’t eat. Other parents are cautiously supportive but nervous that they will have to cook two meals every night, and concerned that they don’t know how to cook enough meatless recipes to keep their children well nourished. Or, they may worry that their children won’t eat beans, nuts, eggs, Tofu, and other sources of protein that vegetarians need for a balanced diet. To continue reading this article, please click on the …

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

By Josh Scherer | July 9, 2015   As beef prices continue to rise and McDonald’s hemorrhages profits, new players are jumping into the burger game. Chipotle’s vegan Tofu and chile Sofritas went national about a year ago, White Castle officially made its veggie sliders a permanent menu item in March, and Wendy’s is fresh off a single-city black-bean burger test run that was so successful it went viral. Plant-based foods are coming in hot to the quick-serve game—whether it’s …

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

… and a tangy Tofu-based “blue cheese” topping. He calls it the FLOTUS burger. Make ahead: The vegan blue cheese mixture needs three hours to marinate in the refrigerator; it tastes even better after a day’s refrigeration. The burger mixture needs to be refrigerated for at least one hour. The horseradish mayonnaise can be refrigerated for up to three days. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Meatless Monday: An elegant …

How to Cook Tofu Without Getting Bored – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | July 1, 2015 Whether you’re totally meat-free or just go vegetarian a day or two a week, there’s a lot to love about Tofu. It’s a perfect blank canvas, and we’re not referring just to its beige color. Whether you use creamy, silken Tofu for salad dressings and desserts (it’s very blend-able) or firm and extra-firm varieties for stir-fries, sautés, and grilled dishes, we’ve got 31 awesome flavor combinations to doctor up your Tofu. Silken Tofu: Dressings Silken …

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

… Earth Burger became the first all vegetarian fast food restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, complete with a drive-thru. Their menu is strikingly comparable to the namesakes we know so well. They offer meatless burgers, ranging from $5.25 for a single patty to $7.25 for a double, Tofu “fish” sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and fries. They even offer kids meals for $5. Customers are eating it up, enjoying the reasonable prices, convenience, taste and the fact that all ingredients are GMO free and as …

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors | chelseanow.com

… smaller one-burner grill pan. Try the Le Creuset cast iron rectangular skinny grill in red ($99 at William Sonoma). Looking for something smaller? Try the All-Clad Nonstick 11” flat iron grill pan ($50 at Bed Bath & Beyond). If you don’t have an inside grill pan and don’t want to purchase something you will only use for grilling, try buying a regular cast iron skillet ($24.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond). GRILLED ASIAN Tofu Makes 1-2 servings Nutrition Facts for full recipe: 230 calories, …

7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT

… a vegetarian and vegan diet. The plant-based nature of these diets means a high intake of wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, pulses and non-meat proteins such as Tofu,” says Hobson. “These diets tend to be nutrient dense, high in fibre and low in saturated fat.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: 7 reasons to turn vegetarian – from better health to a cheaper food bill – BT …

Mock meats a new food trend

… to miss out on the experience and even for those who don’t want to stand out in a crowd of non-vegetarians, mock meats are a godsend,” says Mathur. Products popularly used as mock meats include wheat gluten, tempeh, Tofu etc besides packaged substitutes of fried prawns etc. “Tofu is used in abundance in our Chinese specialty restaurant Ano Tai in main course items and one of our highest selling vegetarian burger in our coffee shop Eggspectation uses a vegetarian patty made out …

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

… systemwide, it would join chains like White Castle, Chipotle and Burger King in catering to meat-averse, health-conscious consumers. White Castle, which claims to be the first fast food chain in the US, made a vegetarian version of its popular slider sandwich a permanent menu item this year. Burger King offers a vegetable and grain-based, meat-free burger; Chipotle added shredded, spiced Tofu sofritas to their roster of fillings for vegans and vegetarians earlier this year; and Subway too has a …

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo: Gluten-Free Vegetarian Burrito Recipe | Layne Lieberman

… de Mayo should not to be mistaken as Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th to commemorate independence from Spain on September 16, 1810. In celebration of Mexico and Mexican cuisine, try this yummy gluten-free vegetarian burrito recipe made with Tofu, black beans, salad greens, salsa and corn tortillas. To add even more delicious-ness, add 1-cup of diced avocado to the mixed baby greens. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on …

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 …

Brunch at Tree House: Vibrant Vegetarian and Vegan Plates, Cocktails and Doughnuts | Riverfront Times

… more than fifteen options, including dinnertime mainstays such as the Brussels sprouts salad and banh mi with deceptively meaty wild-mushroom pâté. One of owner Bay Tran’s most recommended entrees is the “Desayuno Latino,” or Latin breakfast. The dish is a brunch take on her Johnny Cake, a warm masa-and-black-bean pancake served with vegetarian escabeche (pickled vegetables), chimichurri and malagueta. Served with housemade salsa over two eggs — or Tofu, which can be …

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

By Ananda Jacobs, Published March 24 2015 The “Big Three” in veggie burger making are Tofu, beans and mushrooms. Japan prides itself on Tofu — and by extension beans — and mushroom varieties are a mainstay of the nation’s cuisine. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Japan cooks up a variety of veggie burgers. A quick internet search can reveal a fair number of options in Tokyo. DevaDeva Cafe in Kichijoji (devadevacafe.com) apparently does a mean vegan burger, and …

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

… Berkey of Brewer is a former full-time chef (and one-time butcher) who adopted this style a year ago. “I don’t eat any oil, and I don’t eat anything processed, like Tofurky,” said Berkey, who trained in Europe and is a graduate of the culinary program at Case Western Reserve University. “I eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables. I do eat Tofu occasionally.” Berkey, 59, uses substitutes such as water to stir fry and parchment paper for baking (no need to grease the pan). At the …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… for McDonalds, slavering over the forbidden fruit that is a Double Big Mac with Cheese and Extra Gherkins. I don’t blame him. At least let your kids experience the joy that is a bacon sandwich, or a tender piece of roast chicken, before subjecting them to a lifetime of Sunday nut roasts and Tofu sandwiches. If they decide they want to be veggie when they reach an intelligent age, good for them! But don’t decide for them – let them make their own choice. Journalist and broadcaster …

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, …

Empowerment of a vegetarian lifestyle — Sonoma State Star – The university’s student-run newspaper

… lifestyle and will jump to the conclusion that in order to survive one must eat red meat or chicken for  protein. However, there are a lot of new options out there. Besides Tofu, grocery stores have multiple options when it comes to getting sufficient protein. From chickenless chicken nuggets to meatless meatballs, there are many different choices to choose from, all very high in protein. Another substitution a vegetarian could enjoy is finding the protein from another source like granola or …

The Veggie Bowl at Saigon Bowl Will Leave You Pho-filled – Denver | Denver News and Events | Westword

… you’ll receive a piping hot bowl of rice noodles in meat-free broth covered in an array of vegetables and Tofu. Often, the vegetarian option gets overlooked; if you’re lucky, a few diced carrots and a stalk of broccoli or two are added to a vast sea of broth and noodles, leaving you to fill up mostly on liquid. That’s not the case at Saigon Bowl. Snap peas, bok choy, carrots, onions, broccoli, celery and baby corn accompany the Tofu, creating a shield of nutrients to tackle before …

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

… she said, since locally raised, organic meat can be expensive. Her biggest seller is a Hungarian mushroom soup. She also make Tofu barbecue that takes two days to finish. She picked up that recipe while working at Orbits, a vegetarian restaurant that used to be where the Colonial Tavern is today. Almost all of the soups are gluten-free, as well. Pawlik spends most of the week cooking, but heads out on deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She offers front-door delivery, and said it helps her …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

… some kind of protein.” Edamame or marinated Tofu would work for protein, and top it all off with an Asian-style dressing. If you’re a new vegan, check the Vegetarian Resource Group or cookbooks by Mark Reinfeld. His most recent is “The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup’s On!” Cut down on the time it takes to roast vegetables by choosing tender vegetables such as asparagus, broccolini and green beans, which will roast in half the time of root vegetables, “taking only 15 to 30 minutes at 375 …

Tips for making the switch to a plant-based diet – The Globe and Mail

… somewhat, but have good intentions of getting fully back on track. While not everyone is willing to go vegan, for those who are, it’s not something you do overnight or without guidance. Here are some tips on making the transition: Start with the familiar Identify plant-based meals you are already eating (e.g., chickpea curry, veggie burgers, Tofu stir-fry, black-bean tacos or a green salad with lentils) and rotate them into your menu more often. Even a breakfast of fruit and whole-grain toast …

6 Tips for Tastier Vegetarian Food

… exclusively of vegetables. In fact, please don’t toss some raw carrot and lettuce on a plate and call it good. We go for hearty, hefty, protein-packed options that round out the dish and can stand in for meat. Tofu is brilliant here, provided you treat it right. In the wrong hands, Tofu can be bland with an unappealing texture. Season it well and pair it with big, bold flavors—and let the texture work for you, not against you. Give it a hard sear or grill it to impart a crust…or succumb to …

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

… of protein rich food to maintain a balance in the body and avoid malnourishment. A great vegetarian source of protein is the soybean. This works for vegans as well as it is not an animal product. Soy or soya is a source of pure protein and comes in various forms — Tofu, soy milk, powder and edamame (fresh soybean still in its pods). With 36 grams of protein in 100 grams of soybeans, this is an easy way to keep your protein levels to the optimum. You can find these little white beans in any …

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

… to make this truly vegetarian. Black-eyed Pea Vegan Burgers Black-eyed peas and mushrooms provide just the right texture to make these meatless patties worth sinking your teeth into. Vietnamese Dan Dan Noodles This recipe is described as the “edgy cousin” to Asian noodles dressed with spicy peanut sauce. We’re in! Ground beef is replaced with Tofu for a meatless delight. Three Cheese and Sage Ravioli A mixture of low-fat cheeses, fresh sage, shallots, and red Swiss chard all wrapped up in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… spinach. Top your salad with sources of plant-based protein like beans or Tofu. • Don’t skimp on flavor. Rather than relying on meat and cheese for taste, up the garlic, spices and herbs for a boost of zest. The added benefit is that these ingredients are low-calorie, provide numerous health benefits and are entirely vegan. via Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register. …

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

… history of vegetarianism, you can find an A-Z guide to herbs, spices and other seasonings, learn which techniques work best for which veggies and a stock list of flavor affinities for each ingredient. For instance, soba noodles have 16 suggested combinations like marrying them with greens, lime, sesame oil, soy sauce and Tofu. Sound good? We think so. Not so much a cookbook as it is a culinary guide, the Bible is an indispensable manual for anyone looking to eat a varied, vegetable-driven diet. …

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 …

Who says vegetarian food can’t be sumptuous?

… Burma is a pure vegetarian restaurant that specialises in Burmese cuisine, which is inherently non-vegetarian. “We realised that there has always been a gap in the market that needed to be filled with imaginative and affordable vegetarian options,” says Ankit Gupta, the restaurant’s co-owner and a third-generation restaurateur. Even a non-vegetarian may find delight in various vegetarian thoke (salads) made with interesting ingredients such as tea leaves, Tofu, grapefruit and even a …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

… cumin, makes you cringe – then Silk Road Vegetarian might actually be the right place to start. After the storied journey of her family, Dahlia spends twenty pages introducing the reader to dozens of different spices, with enough detail and context to bring the blandest food consumers up to speed. The next section goes through other basic preparation techniques focusing on pressing Tofu, cooking legumes and grains, and tips on food preservation. In just 20 minutes of your time, Dahlia can take …

GP’s view: Vegetarianism

Is vegetarianism healthier than a carnivorous diet? Dr Cindy Pan gives her view. The most honest answer I can give to this is, “It depends”. If being a vegetarian means you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits as well as plenty of lentils, wholegrain cereals, nuts, Tofu, eggs, low-fat dairy products and other nutritious foods, which make up for the lack of meat and fish, then yes, this could result in a very healthy diet. But it would not necessarily be healthier than a similar diet …

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