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Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism? – The Local

By Oliver Gee (www.thelocal.fr) | October 1, 2015 Life has always been hard for vegetarians in the land of steak tartare, foie gras and boeuf bourguignon but the times they are a changing. The vegetable enlightenment has finally reached France, but how far will it go? Ask any vegetarian in France about their dining lives and they’re bound to tell you two things – Firstly “It’s difficult” and secondly, “it’s a hell of a lot better than it used to …

10 popular vegetarian biryani and pulao dishes – The Times of India

… some cashew nuts and raisins on top with a tablespoon of kewra water. Serve hot with decorative edible foil on top. – vegetable Biryani: Take a handful of vegetables like potato, cauliflower, carrots, corn, peas and beans and cook well in oil with cumin seeds and biryani masala. Keep aside and cook the basmati rice to 80% consistency. Then take a pot and put ghee in it. Add whole garam masala and a bit of garlic paste and layer rice and vegetables prepared previously. Add kewra water and …

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. …

What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians | TIME

… but that grows increasingly less common as the years go by. I am not a vegetable evangelist; I happily coexist with carnivorous members of my family and have friends who worship at the shrine of cooked cow. But permit me to dispense with three myths about vegetarians on behalf of those who, like me, favor beans over beef. 1. Vegetarians are self-righteous. Friends, self-righteousness is a universal quality. Whatever habits people hold dear, they tend to discuss in moral terms. So yes, some …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

… administration till 1947, had a nomadic childhood and lived across the country. Each vegetarian recipe in the book is preceded by a story or rather the memory of how Rukmini learnt it or the occasion that called for it. So there is masala vadai learnt from an uncle who was a doctor in Tanjore, where the feasting was interrupted by a labour call from a Harijan colony; vegetable cutlets made by her father in a Victorian meat grinder for a lunch; potato bhajji from the famous Sathe’s restaurant …

How to Cook Tofu Without Getting Bored – Bon Appétit

… tofu was made for the blender. It has a consistency similar to very soft ricotta cheese or yogurt, making it a perfect emulsifier for dressings, vinaigrettes, and sauces. Try these flavor combinations and dress your salads in tofu. Miso + Toasted Sesame Oil Toasted sesame oil is potent stuff. If the dressing is too thick, thin it out with a neutral oil, like canola or vegetable. Sorrel + Honey + Rice Vinegar Sorrel has a potent astringency, like lemons. It’s very delicate, which means it …

Gluten-free vegetarian spring rolls | WWLP.com

By Michelle Misiaszek | May 21, 2015 CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Fresh vegetarian spring rolls are a quick meal and are surprisingly easy to make. Wellness Coach and Chef Leslie Cerier from LeslieCerier.com, showed us how to make them. Gluten-Free vegetable Spring Rolls Ingredients: 2- 2.8 Ounce packages Organic Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice Ramen Noodles 1 cup grated carrots 1 thinnly sliced avocado 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves 8 8-inch, spring roll rice paper …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

By Brenda Schwerdt, Forum News Service | May 12, 2015 LUTH, Minn. — A typical Midwestern meal consists of meat and potatoes; or maybe a meat-based hot dish, noodles and cream soup. Many of my clients are unfamiliar with vegetable-based diets, but often inquire about how to utilize more vegetables and more plant-based proteins. I grew up in a hunting and fishing household. My parents and I are meat-eating omnivores. My sister is vegetarian, and my brother is vegan. My meat-and-potato-eating …

Recipe: Vegetarian spring lasagna | The Kingston Whig-Standard

By Jill Wilcox | May 11, 2015 Local asparagus season is just around the corner and nothing says “spring” more than this vegetable. Asparagus is the first of so many wonderful local vegetables that we will get to enjoy as the growing season unfolds. The following recipe is inspired by a dish I enjoyed last spring at Fattoria Torre a Cona, a picturesque and historically significant estate winery in the Chianti region of Italy. The lasagna was one of a number of stunning dishes and local …

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 …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

… preferred varieties because they retain a firmer, chewier texture rather than softening entirely like some of the others. The wonderful versatility in lentils comes from the fact that they not only have a nutty, earthy flavor on their own, but they also absorb the flavors of the foods and seasonings they are cooked with. I cook them in vegetable stock alongside carrots, onions, garlic and dried chiles. At this point, I may turn them into a hearty stew by adding crushed tomatoes, cumin and other …

Meeting in the middle when meat divides a household – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… If the meat-eating housemate doesn’t cook and the veg one does, the home’s meals naturally become vegetarian. However, things work differently in the kitchen longtime vegetarian Kristen Scarcelli shares with her meat-eating husband. “He makes his part of the meal, and I make my part of the meal,” said Scarcelli, 58, who lives in Portland. “We meet over the greens.” The shared vegetable might be sautéed kale with onions and balsamic vinegar or a simple baked potato. “I don’t cook …

5 foolproof vegetarian main dishes from around the world

… Cookbook,” including a very helpful section on vegetarian flavor-building ingredients, range from salads and vegetable sides to grains and pasta to eggs, flatbreads and main courses. We’ve decided to concentrate on the mains, sharing five dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world where vegetables and grains have long been respected. Easy bean and vegetarian tostadas are marked with a red FAST — they’re among the 300 recipes that take 45 minutes or less. The tostadas …

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

… meatball. We see a big opportunity. The vegetarian meatball will go global in April and have 50pc less carbon dioxide than a normal meatball. It’s healthier and better for the planet.’ The firm has spent two years developing the veggieball, the first innovation to its meatball since it started selling food to encourage shoppers to stay inside its stores back in 1959. The vegetable-based snack is more environmentally friendly than the meat version, because cows and pigs are responsible for …

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 …

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 …

Review: Little Beet Table turns healthy eating into chore – NY Daily News

… process, he also managed to turn healthful eating into a chore. Elegant-sounding plates like grilled beets with pumpkin seed-almond granola ($13) look more like rations at a sanitorium in Pyongyang; a few desultory beets almost seem embarrassed to be sitting on boring breakfast cereal that adds nothing but dental distress. Roasted sunchokes and baby leeks ($14) resemble a Soviet-style bowl of potatoes; luckily, the vegetable’s deep, earthy flavor makes up for its grim appearance. To finish …

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, …

Vegetarian Protein Sufficient For Appetite Control and Weight LossMedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News

… mixed meat source of protein was used in our high protein diets, but this approach has been criticised both from a policy and public health perspective because of potential negative side effects, especially on gut health (4). There is acceptance that vegetable based weight loss diet may offer protection from diseases (5). It may be that alternative vegetable sources of protein could be satiating, and yet maintain a healthy gut during weight loss, and we set up a study to test this, using soya …

7 Vegetarian Recipes That Aren’t Salad | InStyle

MARCH 1, 2015 @ 2:02 PM, BY: PUREWOW Below is an excerpt from “7 Veggie Recipes That Aren’t Salad,” which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com. Sure, any fool can make a delicious vegetable dish when the farmers’ market is overflowing with bounty. But it takes a clever person–or PureWow–to create an appetizing veggie experience during these days of cold temps and snowdrifts. Here are six entrées to make tonight. To finish reading this article, and to …

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 …

Vanilla makes vegetarianism the new Black

… Dargue and nurse-turned-front-of-house-manager Conroy’s passion for the business. But it wasn’t always like this. Vanilla Black’s message is progressive: it satisfies a meat eater’s palate without the need for any meat or fish and prides itself on omitting lentil bakes, vegetable lasagne or any other veggie clichés. Establishing a customer base, that understands the restaurant’s ethos and, more to the point, one that wanted it, was tough, however. The restaurant also relocated to …

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

Meals on Wheels People will launch a daily vegetarian meal option for homebound clients beginning Monday, Jan. 19. Vegetarian meals have been available at the organization’s 34 neighborhood dining centers for several years, but not in the packaged meals delivered each day to senior citizens and others. “We are receiving more requests for a vegetable-based diet from our homebound clients,” said Suzanne Washington, Meals on Wheels People executive director. “We deliver nearly 3,000 meals …

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

… Chard and White Beans A hearty filling of olives, tomato paste, white beans, and Parmesan cheese elevates squash from side dish to dinner. Mexican Sweet Potato Veggie Medley Get a yummy meal on the table in less than 30 minutes with this Mexican-inspired dish featuring sweet potatoes, corn, black beans, and avocado. Kale Lentil Soup Tomatoes, lentils, sweet potato, onion, garlic, kale, and bell pepper combine to make a fill-you-up soup perfect for cold winter days and nights. Use vegetable broth …

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

… soymilk(soy beverage), tofu made with calcium sulfate, calcium-fortified breakfast cereals and orange juice, and some dark-green leafy vegetables (collard, turnip, and mustard greens; and bok choy). Make simple changes. Many popular main dishes are or can be vegetarian-such as pasta primavera, pasta with marinara or pesto sauce, veggie pizza, vegetable lasagna, tofu-vegetable stir-fry, and bean burritos. Enjoy a cookout. For barbecues, try veggie or soy burgers, soy hot dogs, marinated tofu or …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Vegetable Tarts, Big and Small – NYTimes.com

A vegetable tart is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving meal, offering vegetarian guests a hearty main course and tempting the turkey-eaters as a pleasing side dish. For Well’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving, readers came up with two tasty tart options. One is a bite-size appetizer tart that will wow your crowd. The second is a larger savory tart that can be the centerpiece of a holiday table. Ashley Wood of Winnipeg, Canada uses a mini-muffin tray to form the shells of her crowd-pleasing …

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise | Examiner.com

… also referred to as pescetarians. They were allowed to eat all the fruits and vegetables, plus fish. The fourth group ate a semi- vegetarian diet. They were allowed to eat chicken up to five times a week and red meat once a week for protein. They could eat fruits and vegetables liberally. The fifth and last group ate an omnivorous diet. They were able to eat whatever foods they wanted- fruit, vegetable or meat products. via A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight …

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, …

Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | Health | Life & Style | Daily Express

… sensitivity. Researchers found eating a vegetable-based diet reduced levels of a key blood protein. For people with diabetes, this is important as the higher it is, the greater the risk of developing further complications. Study author Dr Neal Barnard, from the George Washington University School of Medicine in the US, said: “No drug comes close to offering those with diabetes this kind of relief. via Vegetarian diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts say | …

Ottolenghi’s new vegetarian cookbook packs Plenty More Mideast punch – Modern Manna Israel News | Haaretz

After much anticipation, Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book Plenty More: Vibrant vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press) finally came out last month. It’s a sequel to Plenty (Chronicle Books, 2011) which was crowned “vegetarian cookbook of the decade” by the Washington Post and is the London-based Israeli chef’s fourth best-seller, judging by its ranking on Amazon.com. As with all his former books, Plenty More has a strong Middle Eastern and Mediterranean emphasis, …

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. …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

… prolific cookbook writer has taken a novel approach with her latest, “The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking,” in order to do that. In this she serves as culinary instructor as she guides us through the master recipe of a dozen dishes — soups, pasta, grains, beans and more — then offers some fundamental mealtime preparation tips, which she call “building blocks” (how to make vegetable combos and tomato sauce, for example). In addition, she offers variations to build your cooking …

Summer Burgers, Hold the Meat

… a great burger. One difficulty I’ve experienced with vegetable-based burgers has been getting the right consistency, so that they hold together when you brown them. The solution to this occasional problem came in the form of some incredible patties that the chef Suvir Saran demonstrated this spring at the “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” conference at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley. He used farro, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and peanuts in his burgers, and they were …

When in India, MNCs serve as Indians do

MNCs in this segment innovate swiftly on fare, on learning their business models which work elsewhere won’t do here Multinational companies, by and large, have similar products across markets. However, international fast-food chains have had to change this business model completely, to adapt to Indian preferences.For instance, Pizza Hut, known globally for its pizzas, is counting on rice and vegetarian dishes to grow revenue in India. Items such as vegetable biryani and rice bowls, …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

… vegetable-based protein. Hungry mouths around the world take a hit, too: Some 70 percent of the grain produced in the U.S. is fed to livestock animals but the land used to grow it could feed some 800 million people instead. For this and other reasons, many of us have given up meat altogether. But it doesn’t mean we don’t still crave the taste. Fortunately, there are more choices than ever for vegetarians with latent carnivorous instincts. One young company, Beyond Meat, has millions of …

30+ Hearty Vegetarian Dishes

This site has 33 fantastic Vegetarian Recipes I’m sure you will love, complete with photos of the dish. Just click on the text under the image and you’ll find the recipe. Very enticing! Here’s just a small sample of what you will find there: Supper Enchiladas Leek and Chanterelle Tart Toasted Bread, Bean and vegetable Soup Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach The rest of the recipes are just as exciting. To see them all, go to: http://www.sunset.com/. I’m …

Dinner Tonight: Warm Soba Noodle Vegetable Salad

“Here’s something you can do with peanut butter other than spreading it on bread,” write Jane Baxter and Henry Dimbleby in Leon: Fast Vegetarian. “The vegetables used can vary with the seasons.”  From Jane Baxter and Henry Dimbleby’s Leon: Fast Vegetarian, published by Conran Octopus Limited. Warm Soba Noodle vegetable Salad – go to http://www.toledoblade.com/ for the recipe.   …

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