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

… 2015, the chain is now adding a vegetarian category to its website, and a mobile ordering app that features 13 certified items from the AVA.  This menu will include dishes such as the 7-Layer Burrito and Cantina Power Veggie Bowl.(3) To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Taco Bell now offers an AVA certified vegetarian and vegan menu! • The Raw Food World News …

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 …

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 …

Is It Safe To Follow A Vegan Diet During Pregnancy?

By Tania Lombrozo | August 24, 2015 When I was pregnant with my first child, friends and family inevitably asked about my diet. “Are you sticking to vegan food?” they wondered, with variable admiration or anxiety. For some, the curiosity was about cravings. One mother told me she was irresistibly (and unexpectedly) drawn to hot dogs her third trimester; another confessed her sudden fascination with red meat. Surely, I’d crave things beyond the vegan sections ofWhole Foods? (I …

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 …

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

… consumers who want to embrace a vegetarian or vegan diet but who also want to eat well? Never have they had so much choice. “It’s a real renaissance,” says Bob Goldberg. As a young idealist, Goldberg and three long-haired friends opened Follow Your Heart cafe in 1970 in Canoga Park when they had, he says, the right ideas but not the array of products they sell now. “For a vegetarian or a vegan … there are almost limitless possibilities” today, he says. To …

The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

… vegetarian and vegan options than ever before. Recently, the world’s first vegetarian drive-thru opened in California, and some airlines now offer seven different varieties of vegetarian options for longer flights, including raw and lacto-ovo meals. Similar changes have been made in the hospitality and tourism industries. Despite these advances, however, it remains unclear if more consumers have opted to go completely meat-free, or have adopted a more “vegetarian-inclined” …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

5 Superfoods to Maximize Your Plant-Based Protein Intake | Alternet

… helps your body repair itself from wear and tear. The body converts protein into amino acids, which then act to produce new cells, enzymes, hormones and antibodies. Some vegans and vegetarians turn to supplements for their daily dose of protein, but here is something you may not know: There are many sources of protein — and they’re not all from meat and seafood alone. You can also get your much-needed daily protein intake from plants. So, despite the naysayers who say that becoming vegan and …

Sweet Dream bagels and Good Food and Wine Show – The West Australian

… hand-rolled using unbleached flour and eggs and then boiled in honey water using unprocessed, locally sourced, Cockburn honey. They are vegetarian (vegan options are also available), halal and kosher-friendly and are low in sugar, fat and cholesterol. “The Montreal bagel is quite different to the classic New York variety which uses salt in the blend and no eggs,” he said. “My dream is to make our bagels synonymous with Perth. I don’t believe anyone else makes them the way we do, in …

WATCH: How to make Vegan popcorn chicken! | Diet & Food | Closer Online

By Fiona Day | June 23, 2015 Thought vegetarians and vegans couldn’t have popcorn chicken? Think again! Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or simply trying to eat less meat, this vegan popcorn chicken recipe is the perfect meat-free option for all the family. vegan cook and blogger Leila Buffery has shared her own easy-to-follow recipe on her YouTube channel, talking you through each stage in less than 6 minutes. It might take a couple of goes before you perfect these delicious savoury …

The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet

… In the past 12 years, at least 23 studies have shown that low-carb diets can help you lose weight (without calorie counting). One of the main reasons is that these diets can significantly reduce appetite, making you eat fewer calories without having to consciously try to eat less (1, 2). Low-carb diets also improve health in other ways. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: The Vegetarian and vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet …

Smoked Vegetarian Apple Sausage with Swiss Chard & Shiitake Mushrooms | KHON2

By Web Staff | June 15, 2015 It’s time to head into the kitchen for this month’s ‘Healthy and Delicious’ with Down to Earth. Today, Mama T is sharing one of her favorite “to go” recipes. It’s quick and easy – It’s a Saute dish with vegan Smoked Apple Sage sausage, Swiss Chard, and Shiitake mushrooms.  Mama T says it’s all done in about 20 minutes. But she does like to pair it with some Maple-Cumin Wild rice that will take about 35 minutes…but cooks on its own- and can be …

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 …

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

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 …

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

… vegetarian offerings in the form of shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen products, David Despain writes in an article in the May issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). While soy and wheat have traditionally been the primary staples of vegetarian protein, rising allergy trends have driven a greater variety of plant-based protein sources such as pulses, ancient grains, nuts and seeds. Product labels now tend to centre on ‘vegan’ and ‘no …

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

… “an absolute joy” and encouraged others to enjoy “more plant-based delights” because it is “beneficial for the environment and your wallet”. Oliver has revealed he has written a vegetarian cookbook – but says he is struggling to get Channel 4 to make a programme because producers are “not yet convinced the general public want to see it”. The 39-year-old said: “Vegetarian and well-managed vegan diets are looking very good at the moment in general health terms. “We should all …

Bo Derek’s plastic surgery, aging and beauty tips: Vegetarian diet and workout – National Celebrity Fitness and Health | Examiner.com

… ‘Oh my God, why doesn’t she do something?’ So you’re just torn,” said Derek. “I just have to keep busy, have other interests, and try not to think about it.” Bo, an animal lover who lives on a ranch with four horses, has maintained her willowy “Perfect 10” body with a mostly vegetarian (not vegan) diet and an active lifestyle that includes shoveling horse manure and doing other manual labor around her sprawling 110-acre ranch. While Derek …

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

… “chay,” the site advised. The city’s vegetarian restaurants range from budget ones like Phap Hoa on Nguyen Trai Street, to middle ones like Saigon vegan on Vo Van Tan. Hum, which has two restaurants on Vo Van Tan and Thi Sach, offers a bit more fancy options. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Ho Chi Minh City, a food heaven for vegan, vegetarian travelers | Travel | Thanh Nien Daily …

Weeknight vegetarian: Peel a plantain, elevate a taco | canada.com

… previous leap forward came when I opened Jason Wyrick’s book “vegan Tacos” and saw his technique for griddle-searing chunks of zucchini, a technique that gets them barely tender but not mushy, making them perfect to fold into soft corn tortillas, along with wilted Swiss chard. So suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised when the recipe that attracted me the most when I looked through the new book “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life” was another one of Wyrick’s. He’s not the author; …

The rise of the flexitarian

By Luc Rinaldi | April 19, 2015 Cheeseburger-loving flexitarians are driving a vegan boom—to the ire of some When Annabelle Randles’s friends throw dinner parties, they’re unsure whether to invite her. When she attends vegan trade shows to represent By Nature, her U.K.-based organic-products online store, and tells her customers she’s not vegan, she gets strange looks. And when she posts recipes with meat on her blog, The Flexitarian, she feels the wrath of her hard-core vegetarian …

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 …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

… all animal foods. However, there are some differences in nutrient recommendations,” says registered dietitian Nicole Osinga based in Oshawa, Ont. Osinga says a perfect example of this is protein. Some plant proteins are digested less efficiently than animal proteins, because of differences in amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in them. “This is the reason vegan protein requirements are higher compared to those who consume some animal products.” If you’re a new …

Being vegan’s about ‘making positive changes’ | Stuff.co.nz

By Jonathan Allen | April 4, 2015 Being vegetarian or vegan is about making positive changes. Huge ones. For the animals, for your health, for future generations and for the environment. It is choosing to not contribute to the industries that we know are exploitative, cruel and damaging. When I was 16, I worked in a supermarket butchery for a few months. At the same time I was considering going vegetarian and had already cut my meat consumption down to just chicken. When I left that job, I …

5 Habits Of Vegetarians You Should Steal

… veg-based habits you can adopt, even if you aren’t interested in embracing a total vegetarian lifestyle. Make veggies the main attraction When I ask most of my omnivore clients what they had for dinner last night, they typically reply with meat first (e.g. “I had chicken with…”). Veggies are often an afterthought. Obviously my vegetarian and vegan clients don’t eat meat, but I advise everyone—including omnivores—to think about veggies first and build the rest of their meals around …

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

… their health whilst offering some benefit to the animals and the planet. Regardless, there are still a sizable many who desire clarity on the issue. Read on for the unequivocal descriptions of each variety of vegetarian, and what impact adopting each type has on their own health, on the animals and on the ecosystem. The vegan A person who practices eating a vegan diet does not ingest animal products or animal by-products. If a person is also living a vegan lifestyle as a whole, one would not …

Vegan blogger Dreena Burton says her recipes will make you go meat-free | Daily Mail Online

By Maybelle Morgan for MailOnline | 27 March 2015 Most meat-eaters would physically cringe at the phrase ‘plant-based’ diet, but one woman has made it her aim to educate the world about the benefits of going vegan. Cookbook author Dreena Burton, 44, stopped eating meat, fish and animal products 20 years and during that time, has written five best-selling cookbooks. The Vancouver-based author’s most recent, Plant-Powered Families, includes more than 100 whole-food, vegan recipes …

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

By Mabel Suen | March 25, 2015 Since opening in June 2013, Tree House has offered a refined take on vegetarian and vegan cuisine, crafting vibrant plates and cocktails in a bistro-style atmosphere. In addition to its full dinner service and not-so-secret nighttime lounge, the Night Owl, Tree House offers a brunch menu featuring its most popular offerings as well as some exclusive weekend eats. Eggs Benedict special with vegan crabcake and vegan chipotle hollandaise. The meat-free menu features …

On-again relationship with plant-eating feels good after dabbling with meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… still raw with emotion. “It hit me in everything in me that is a mom.” She decided on the spot to go vegan. She hasn’t looked back. Such on-again, off-again, on-again relationships with vegetarian eating aren’t unusual. According to a recent survey by the animal advocacy group Humane Research Council, at least 10 percent of U.S. adults are former vegetarians and more than a third of that number would like to go vegetarian again. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via …

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 …

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal | Fox News

… are often an afterthought. Obviously my vegetarian and vegan clients don’t eat meat, but I advise everyone—including omnivores—to think about veggies first and build the rest of their meals around them. It’s key, because eating more veggies is one of the most impactful dietary changes you can make, but about 75 percent of adults fall short of the minimum recommended three daily servings. Fitting in just one additional portion per day can slash your risk of heart disease by as much as …

Matt Ball: Changing the world by example, advocacy

By Justin Sayers, Special to the Arizona Daily Star, Posted March 21st 2015 As someone who’s been a vegan for nearly 25 years and is well involved in the local animals rights community, Peggy Raisglid admits she was nervous when prominent activist Matt Ball showed up at her vegetarian eatery. “He was kind of like a hero long before I ever met him,” said Raisglid, who owns the Lovin’ Spoonfuls Restaurant, 2990 N. Campbell Ave. “The name was well known to me.” Ball co-founded vegan …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

By Danielle Calder, Posted 22nd March 2015 I’m a vegetarian for ethical reasons, although I plan on becoming a vegan in the near future. I became a vegetarian at 15, initially because I wanted to be unique: none of my friends were vegetarian, and I had heard that you lost weight once you went veggie. Well, I lost some weight, but once I discovered pasta I put it right back on! As I got older, I became more interested in the ethical side of vegetarianism. I don’t believe it is …

Readers’ recipe swap: Veggie roast | Eve O’Sullivan | Life and style | The Guardian

… butternut squash and chickpea roast (another vegan option) was flavoursome and hearty, and – unusually for a roast – had no nuts and only a handful of breadcrumbs. The potato and mushroom bake from Diane Kitchen included all the best components of Sunday lunch – including wine – while Sus Davy’s aubergine and cabbage rolls were light and delicately spiced. The winner though, was a hugely appealing take on the tired old nut roast. Beth Gardner’s recipe is packed with ground nuts, …

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

… frequency questionnaire and categorized in each of four vegetarian diet schemes: vegan, lacto-ovo (milk-eggs) vegetarian, pescovegetarian (fish-eating), semivegetarian (some meat). Results from individuals with these dietary patterns were compared to those having non-vegetarian dietary habits. When assessing the relationship between dietary patterns and new cases of colon and rectum cancers in the study population, the researchers found that pescovegetarians had a 43 percent lower risk of …

Alert: A vegetarian diet’s hidden gifts and super traps – Idaho Press-Tribune: Members

… or vegan diet. Researchers at George Washington University School of Medicine found that you may drop 7.5 to 10 pounds relatively quickly without counting calories. However, you need to realize that you can go all-veggie these days and still end up eating nothing but nutritionally deficient, processed foods that won’t reduce belly fat, give you more energy or help you lose weight! A healthy vegetarian diet focuses on foods with lots of nutrients, fiber, healthy fats and no added sugars and …

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

… sell one – although their vegetarian parmo has been a big success. The challenge was issued by customers who enjoyed the vegetarian option and wanted to go a step further. The secret recipe involves creating a vegetable patty and a Soy cheese substitute. “We’re not ‘a vegan cafe’ but a cafe that sells vegetarian and vegan food,” said Mrs Knibbs, who added the gluten-free range was also popular. “Say you have three people and one’s a vegetarian, …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

Published on Sunday, 1 March, 2015 at 12:54 For some reason we like to put labels on others and on ourselves. Especially when it comes to food and diets. You are either a meat eater, or vegetarian. Maybe even vegan. You might have heard of the petition 478 here in Luxembourg calling on the government to publicly support and promote vegetarian and vegan nutrition. It’s a great initiative, and I hope it is successful. Especially thinking of how Luxembourg now is labeled one of the top meat …

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

… the past which she said were solved in a large part due to a change in diet, does not use processed ingredients in her soups. Blenheim Organic Gardens near Colonial Beach is one of her preferred suppliers for quality vegetables. And in the spring, she hopes to stock up on Snead’s Farm asparagus on Tidewater Trail to offer a cream of asparagus soup. All of her soups are vegetarian or vegan, a choice that reflects her attitude toward healthy living. It also keeps the cost of her soup affordable, …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

… each day — and, if you choose, dairy and eggs — you should be getting the protein you need,” Krieger says. Grains and legumes, such as rice and beans, supply a complete protein, but you don’t need to eat them at the same time to get the full benefit. If you want something vegan and gluten-free, try bean and vegetable soups or rice bowls. “I am loving to make rice bowls, with hot whole-grain rice topped with a variety of steamed, raw and pickled vegetables, peanuts or sesame seeds and …

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 …

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

By LESLIE BECK – Special to The Globe and Mail. Published Sunday, Feb. 22 2015, 12:00 PM EST The overarching reasons for adopting a vegan diet don’t get talked about enough – especially by nutritionists like myself. Not only is it good for individual health, a shift toward a plant-based diet is vital for the future health of the planet. Even eating meat-free one day each week can make a difference. But it’s not easy making the transition. I know – I’ve done it, reverted …

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

… memory,” Hunnewell told me. “That’s a vegan-vegetarian diet that has done that for me.” Hunnewell, a native of Maine, adopted a vegetarian diet in the 1960s when she was in her late 20s and living in Pennsylvania. In recent years, she moved toward a vegan diet. “I decided one day that no animals should die so I could eat,” said Hunnewell, who lives in Brunswick. “I never ate meat again.” Based on my interviews with more than a dozen Mainers who have been vegetarian for at least …

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 …

Inspired Vegetarian Swap-Outs | Ali Rosen

Becoming a vegetarian — or even someone who just wants to eat less meat — can often mean giving up beloved items. But Karen Page, the author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, thinks that the trade-offs don’t have to be so extreme. She believes that for almost all flavors there can be substitutes that are often indistinguishable from the originals. She even has swap-outs for vegan items as well. So to learn what items can replace ham in a split pea soup or beef in a taco, watch …

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), …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

… in a crate and are turned into veal. “That just really affected me. And it’s the same way with chickens too,” she said. “It’s just nightmarish, the whole thing, for me.” Karches said she decided to really examine her diet and nutrition. “I was really a junk food vegetarian. It’s kind of embarrassing. Candy was a major food group,” she said. With the support of her husband, Todd, she decided to become a vegan, eliminating dairy from her meals and adopting a plant-based diet. She …

10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian | Scottish Book Trust

Should we eat meat? These books attempt to answer that question Whether or not you eat meat, it’s hard to deny that there are many good arguments for abstaining from animal products. Some find these arguments so strong that they choose to avoid meat products altogether, whereas others don’t. Whether you’re a steak-and-ale pie lover or a strict vegan, why not read one of these fascinating books and see where you stand on the issue? via 10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian | …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The 7 Types of Vegetarians, Because There’s More Than One Way Not To Fry a Fish | Bustle

… and, you know, a casual life purpose. Vegetarianism promised me a sense of self I was desperately craving, and a set of principles I could believe in and share with others. Also, I really love my dog, so I was pretty on board with the idea of not killing and eating cute animals. Since then, I have been by turns a full-blown vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and bloodthirsty carnivore, only to wind up somewhere in the middle. My years of confused and ever-changing eating habits have made me …

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 …

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

If one of your health goals is to eat less meat, you’ll be happy to know that endless days of salads don’t have to be your future. Nothing against salads, but sometimes you need something a little heartier and filling, especially at dinnertime. We found ten vegetarian and vegan recipes that will help you meet your meat reduction goals and still fill you up. They’ll also ensure that everyone in your family – even the carnivores – enjoy a healthy, hearty meal. Acorn Squash Stuffed with …

Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron

Luxe bags that skip the leather and vegetarian getaways attract high-end consumers. From haute couture to high-end vacation packages, today’s vegetarian and vegan consumers aren’t willing to compromise quality in their quest for a kinder lifestyle. At Gunas New York, an upscale vegan accessories boutique, the name of the game is “High Fashion, Zero Cruelty.” Owner Sugandh Agrawal, a vegetarian since childhood, founded the upscale vegan accessories boutique in 2009. After earning her …

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

… untrue to everything,” the 53-year-old said. “I have not eaten beef for three months. I do eat it if I am in the restaurant somewhere. I am not vegetarian or vegan but I eat much less meat.” Although Loubet’s career trajectory may seem at odds with his current tastes, he is really returning to his roots. The chef “grew up eating vegetables”, one of seven children, in Bordeaux, where meat was an occasional treat and much of the family’s diet was made up …

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. …

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

… propelled by investments from Microsoft, Paypal and Twitter founders. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Subway and Taco Bell are rolling out vegan options. Let this New Year’s resolution be about exploring the rich variety of plant-based entrees, lunch meats, cheeses, ice creams and milks in our supermarket. The Internet offers tons of recipes and transition tips. Art Pultzer Neptune City via LETTER: For health’s sake, go vegetarian in 2015. …

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 …

Be a vegetarian to stop cruelty (From Worcester News)

… have numerous campaigns against fish cruelty. We are trying to persuade supermarkets not to sell prawns that have suffered eyestalk ablation. Of course the only way to stop food animals suffering is to go vegan. When a living creature becomes a commodity it can never end well. By the way a vegetarian that eats fish is NOT a vegetarian. via Be a vegetarian to stop cruelty (From Worcester News). …

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 …

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

… little creativty, a meatless Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a joyless or flavorless one. Amateur cooks and chefs alike will find that side dishes, entrees and desserts that eschew meat in favor of vegetables, substitutes and other ingredients can sometimes be as good as, or superior to, their flesh-based counterparts. This Thanksgiving, consult the list below for some fresh takes on old standards, as well as a few less traditional dishes that guests, whether vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, …

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 …

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 …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… alternative and renewable energy sources, consider this: On average, it takes about 40 calories of fossil fuel energy to produce one calorie of feed lot beef, as compared to just 2.2 calories that go into producing one calorie of plant based protein. You definitely don’t have to be a vegan or a vegetarian to help momma earth with your food choices. via Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living. …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

At a time when more than a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans are vegetarian and about a third say they’re choosing vegan or vegetarian meals more often, according to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. “Part of the reason this is going mainstream is that vegetarian diets are proven to be …

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 …

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 …

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

(TRFW News) vegan and vegetarian diets are the recommended dietary choices for longevity and heart health. A low-fat whole foods, plant-based diet is now enthusiastically suggested for those managing or trying to prevent diabetes. (1,2) Recent research has found that most any form of a vegetarian diet, vegan or not, lowers adult mortality.  The key for longer life is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and low amounts of animal products. (3) What Does the Research Say …

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

The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder  might seem the perfect soundtrack for a vegan festival, but it’s not hard to see why the DJ replaces it halfway through with something more upbeat. Morrissey’s accusatory vocals don’t fit the ambience of a sunny day on Spain’s laidback east coast. Although we’re at an old cigarette factory in a slightly rundown suburb of Alicante, the atmosphere is more like a village fete than a radical meeting. In front of where they used to make the cigarettes (now a …

When There’s a Vegetarian Child in the Family – NYTimes.com

This is an interesting article with cute images. Check it out. When a friend mentioned last year that her 7-year-old daughter had gone vegan, I stifled a sigh of relief. “Thank God I’m not raising children in Brooklyn,” was my smug little thought. What a fool I was. This summer, my 9-year-old returned from sleep-away camp a vegetarian. I felt her eyes on me as I frantically chopped up a defrosted chicken before dinner one evening. “How is it O.K. to eat other animals?” she murmured. …

Foods for prostate health – News – JamaicaObserver.com

CONSULTANT urologist Dr Robert Wan has said that a vegetarian diet is best for men trying to minimise their risk of developing prostate cancer, but, convincing them to go vegan is not the easiest of tasks, so men are instead asked to reduce their intake of red meat and increase products that have proven to be beneficial to the prostate. Diet and nutrition has been identified as one of the risk factors for prostate cancer and Dr Wan told the Jamaica Observer Friday that food is indeed a factor to …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

… unethical. When you’re running a restaurant and want to appeal to as broad a demographic as possible, you have to consider the appetites and concerns of both vegetarians and their more conservative vegan counterparts. This means creating specialty menu items that appeal to this particular segment of the population as well as diners with a curious palate. For consumers looking to make healthier choices in the home, vegetarian meals are also becoming a popular alternative to the traditional meat …

Cool Product: Vegan and vegetarian answer cards available | This Dish Is Veg – Vegan, Animal Rights, Eco-friendly News

As vegans or vegetarians, we all get those questions and comments—you know what I’m talking about. “Do you eat fish?” “Are you still a vegan?” “Where do you get your protein?” “Don’t you miss meat?” “I could never stop eating meat!” And one question leads to another and another. At This Dish Is Veg, we thought we would make your life easier by creating some informative (okay maybe sarcastic and humorous come to mind …

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

 It’s now easier to be a vegetarian or vegan, as this article points out. Ami provides a fairly comprehensive list of the vegetarian fare you are likely to find at some supermarkets. And some reasons to consider moving away from a meat-based diet. Click on the link below to read it in full.   Lifelong vegan Ami Tadaa is continuing her search around the North East for yummy veggie and vegan food. But today, she turns her attention to the best places to go and stock up your larder …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

If you like Martha Rose’s recipes, here’s an article written by Lee Svitak Dean, of the Star Tribune which you may find interesting. Click on the link below for the full article.  With all these vegetarian/vegan recipe books that are being published, it seems that more and more people are recognising the health-benefits of going vegetarian or vegan; and animal welfare is often the driving force behind this movement.   Martha Rose Shulman wants to empower us to cook. The …

Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

… You’re vegetarian.” But I’m not a vegetarian — never have been — and up until this past weekend, I never once considered it. However, I’m starting to think that in the evolution my of own life and as a person who is conscious of how she treats others, vegetarianism might be the logical next step. I think militant vegan types must feel as I do about feminism: The facts are out there, the injustice is real. Why aren’t people jumping on board with what …

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

… fortunately when I joined Las Iguanas many years ago the team saw it as an opportunity to tap in to some insider knowledge. “Over the past few years we have worked really hard to develop more and more tasty veggie and vegan dishes.” So try these tasty veggie dishes as National Vegetarian Week begins on May 19 from the classic champinones with thick-sliced mushrooms in a creamy smoked chilli sauce, to the sultry, earthy Brazilian Beets cocktail which combines cachaça with lemon, beetroot …

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

… (meat) items. A question often asked is whether a kosher-observant Jew can patronise a reliably vegan restaurant, but since this involves issues such as Sabbath cooking and other forbidden activities on the part of owners, festivals (the same, as relevant), a proper checking of fruit and vegetables for insects, and the halakhic consideration of “bishul akum” (non-Jewish cooking), a rabbi should be consulted directly. …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

Wow – what can you say! Jennifer looks amazing – no matter her age!   Jennifer Lopez has switched to a vegan diet and has never felt better. Lopez, 44, was vegetarian for a while but recently decided to eliminate eggs, dairy, and other animal-derived foods from her diet, saying the 100% plant-based eating plan gives her energy. “You do feel better,” Lopez told Z100 radio. “I do recommend the vegan diet because you wake up and feel great! Being vegan, …

Go green for National Vegetarian Week – May 19th to 25th

… expect the restaurant industry to be particularly welcoming of a veggie in their midst, but fortunately when I joined Las Iguanas many years ago the team saw it as an opportunity to tap into some insider knowledge. “Over the past few years we have worked really hard to develop more and more tasty veggie and vegan dishes and I think they are far more exciting and varied than the choice I have when I eat out elsewhere. “From Brazilian moqueca and fab fajitas to our awesome beet and bean …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

The following article was written by RACHEL HEINEN and is handy to have on hand for those occasions when people ask you that inevitable question: “But how do you get your protein?” If you follow the link below you’ll also find a recipe she has provided for Vegetarian Southwest Egg Rolls Are Vegetarians Missing Something? A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat or seafood, or products containing these foods. Vegetarian or vegan diets are often associated with a number …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

This site has a wonderful recipe for Chickpea Dahl in Coconut Broth. Click below on the link to continue reading the article and for the recipe. The flavors in Dahlia Abraham-Klein’s newest (and first) cookbook Silk Road Vegetarian: vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Recipes for the Mindful Cook are as exotic and storied as her family’s background, which incorporates Iraqi, Persian, Afghani, Indian, and Bukharian traditions. Her family’s journey followed the path of the Silk Road, …

Try Vegan Nut Butter to Support a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

One of the healthier life choices people can make, at least when it comes to food, is to go vegan. Although a vegan diet may not appeal to everyone, it can be a path to healthier living. Once Again Nut Butter’s selection of delicious and healthy vegan nut butters can add vitamins, minerals, and rich, decadent flavor to a vegan diet. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t eat meat, but they also don’t consume other products that come from animals, like eggs or dairy products. A vegan diet consists …

Halal row has little to do with animals

A word of warning. The following article written by Catriona Stewart is pretty descriptive so if you are squeamish, perhaps give it a miss. However, if you are concerned about animal welfare, but not yet a vegetarian or vegan, then perhaps you may like to read what all the fuss is about. Read on if you wish to know more.   I’m a vegetarian. I’m the world’s worst vegetarian – I eat fish and I eat around chicken. After reading up on methods of slaughter following this …

Vegan Bakery Cinnaholic Vies for Sweet Deal on “Shark Tank”

BERKELEY, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With cinnamon roll enthusiasts hungry for innovation, Cinnaholic, an all-vegan bakery franchise, announces its upcoming appearance on “Shark Tank”, airing Friday, May 9 at 9:00 – 10:01 p.m. ET on ABC Television.  During the episode, entrepreneurs Florian and Shannon Radke will share the success of their gourmet cinnamon roll bakery to the Sharks, with the goal of obtaining a deal that allows Cinnaholic to reach …

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