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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

By Luisa D’Amato | October 7, 2015 Thanksgiving is a difficult time for people who don’t eat meat. It’s challenging for some cooks to build a meal around vegetables. And because meat is at the centre of the occasion, a meatless plate can be disappointing for the diner, too. But here is a recipe for a meat-free Thanksgiving dinner that is really delicious, and can be made in less than half an hour, provided you can multi-task. It consists of acorn squash stuffed with nuts, …

World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

By Yvette Collins | October 1, 2015 World Vegetarian Day: Going Vegetarian Is A Healthy Choice Today is World Vegetarian Day, October 1, 2015. This is the day set aside each year to recognize vegetarians and discuss health facts regarding vegetarianism. A vegetarian is a person who consumes fruits, vegetables, grains and protein. The protein consumed comes from non-meat food items. Research shows vegetarians live longer lives than non-vegetarians. According to Registered Dietitian Marisa Moore, …

Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa | Houstonia

… over-the-top cheeseburgers or barbecued pork belly—but where are the vegetarian-friendly choices? After all, our vegetarian friends have extreme appetites too…maybe even more so than us non-vegetarians after day-in and day-out of vegetables, potatoes, lentils and quinoa. Being both Indian and having some past experience with the vegetarian lifestyle, I have just the dish for those days when you’re craving extreme eats of the veggie persuasion. To continue reading this article, please …

La Vernia News / Recipes / The vegetarian grill

By The Kitchen Diva! | September 2, 2015 Football season is upon us, and when it comes to tailgates and game-watching parties, people tend to think of hamburgers, steaks, brats and hot dogs for grill entrees. Instead, move the meat over and make room for vegetables. Why not try zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, bell peppers or portabella mushrooms? Grilling vegetables caramelizes them and brings out a sweetness not typically found in other cooking preparations. Even if you’re not a sports fan, …

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 …

Frozen food fave Amy’s Kitchen opens drive thru

… items are cooked with organic vegetables, beans, grains and dairy sourced “from the farm around the corner”. Even the restaurant’s infrastructure sets it apart from the others.Tables are made from retired auto brake drums, wood is culled from discarded pieces and tableware is made from recyclable, non-GMO materials. Amy’s Kitchen began cooking up healthy alternatives to frozen meals in the late 1980’s. By 1999, Amy’s products began filling grocery store shelves, and today over 250 …

Leaving Nemo Out of Sushi – The New Indian Express

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

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

… because of growing health concerns, rising beef prices, or, you know, the fact that vegetables taste good—and frozen-food company Amy’s Kitchen is trying to capitalize in a big way. The company, known for frozen vegetarian comfort foods such as burritos, pot pies, and macaroni and cheese, is set to open its first brick-and-mortar store, Amy’s Drive-Thru, later this year in Rohnert Park, California, about an hour north of San Francisco. Despite the company’s pedigree in the freezer …

Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans

… produce on its own (because of that, it’s often referred to as a “perfect protein”). Plus, it is amazingly versatile. Quinoa can be added to soup or vegetarian chili during winter months, served with brown sugar and fruit as a hot breakfast cereal, or tossed with vegetables and vinaigrette to make a refreshing summer salad. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Top six sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans …

Complete vegetarian: Come home to this delicious carrots side dish

By Amaka Inyese | July 6, 2015 Do you have brown butter and carrot? Let’s make a salad. This side dish takes only 45 minutes. Browned butter adds rich flavour to the carrots. Try it with other vegetables or when making mashed potatoes. Don’t over brown the butter, or it could become bitter. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link:   Source: Complete vegetarian: Come home to this delicious carrots side dish …

Ducasse and other top French chefs offer allergy-free vegetarian menus | Executive Living | The Australian

… an artichoke and a salad,” says Piet Huy­sentruyt, owner of Likoke in the southern French town of Les Vans, a one-star restaurant in the Mich­elin Guide. “Now it’s no longer a problem. It’s second nature.” The Mediterranean diet — low in meat and high in fish, vegetables, herbs and healthy olive oil — has come to the rescue. A recent gathering in the southern French city of Montpellier of 58 chefs from 10 countries — the sort of Michelin-starred elite who scrutinise every dish …

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Tastes of Turkey and Ethiopia give meatless diners some global options | The Star Telegram The Star Telegram

… cooked in olive oil. There’s also the stew-like soslu patlijan, sauteed eggplant in a tomato-onion sauce, and a good version of the familiar baba ghanoush (eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, etc., similar to hummus). The long list also includes red lentil soup with vegetables and herbs; zucchini pancakes made with carrot and parsley; a fried cigar-shaped pastry stuffed with salty white cheese and parsley; two yogurt dishes; and falafel, hummus, dolmas and tabbouleh. All these are available …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

By Kavita Devgan | June 22, 2015 From peas and broccoli to cauliflower and potatoes—a list of vegetables that you should include in your diet to get more of the body-building nutrient   Proteins are the building blocks of life. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids, which are organic compounds that repair body tissue, help break down food and perform other body functions like regulation of enzymes and hormones. The protein intake varies for each individual, depending …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

… important to first define what these experts mean by vegetarian, because following an Indian vegetarian diet does not always mean you’re eating healthy. For instance, a diet consisting of polished rice, fried snacks, refined flour, sweets, overcooked vegetables and ghee-laden dals is a poor diet that invites obesity and other health problems like malnourishment. On the other hand, a diet which includes fresh fruits, wholegrains, seeds and nuts, vegetables, dals and beans, cooked in small …

Bengal’s sweet and spicy flavours – The Hindu

… favourites – the ‘kosha mangsho’(mutton curry), ‘chingri malaikari’ (prawn malai curry) and ‘bhetki macher paturi’ (a popular dish made with fish wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste and slow cooked in steam). In the vegetarian section, there is the traditional Bengali dish of mixed vegetables called ‘shukto’. It’s one of the most difficult dishes to perfect and, like me, every Bong will tell you that the best ‘shukto’ they ever tasted was the one made by their …

Healthy Vegan, Vegetarian Carrot Hummus Recipe: Glamour.com

… container, high in protein, and super healthy. Store-bought hummus, though, is often made with canola oil and/or soybean oil, both of which are very processed. Many store-bought hummus also contain additives to maintain freshness, and some of the flavored hummus aren’t even made with real vegetables. Make your own creamy hummus with this recipe, which takes less than two minutes to whip up, contains all ingredients that you can pronounce, and is made with real carrots. The carrots add a …

The Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to a Low-Carb Diet

By Joe Leech, Authority Nutrition | June 6, 2015 Cutting back on carbs is not very complicated. Just replace the sugars and starches in your diet with vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts and fats. Seems pretty straightforward, unless you don’t eat meat. Conventional low-carb diets rely heavily on meat, which makes them unsuitable for vegetarians. However, this does not need to be the case. Everyone can follow a low-carb diet, even vegetarians and vegans. Here’s how to do it: Why Low-Carb? …

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 …

10 Vegetarian Salad Recipes To Lose Weight – Boldsky

… weight benefit in rapid weight loss. It is good to consume these salads at lunch or dinner. Most of these salads mentioned on the list contains vegetables which are rich in fibre, sodium, calcium and iron. To make your salad a little interesting, add boiled pieces of chicken or turkey ( if you are a non-vegetarian). These two lean meats are an added advantage to your salads for weight loss. Take a look at these delicious 10 best vegetarian salads to lose weight. To continue reading this article, …

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

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

Living a healthy lifestyle in polluted Jakarta | The Jakarta Post

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

9 Vegetarian BBQ, Burger, and Hot-Dog Recipes Even Meat-Lovers Will Enjoy | Washingtonian

By Ryan Weisser | May 20, 2015 Summer can be rough on vegetarians, who can get stuck eating only potato salad and popsicles at cookouts. Not even the baked beans are safe (they’re usually made with bacon, pork, or other animal-based additives). So what’s a rabbit-food-lover to do? Thankfully, there are in fact plentiful options. Vegetarians can happily crowd around the grill and wait for delicious plant-based burgers, pulled “pork” sammies, and veggie dogs made out of actual vegetables …

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

… “As far as meat is concerned, many parts of the world which have areas of very long life expectancy do eat lots of vegetables but they do also eat meat too,” he continued. He said he wasn’t scaremongering about eating meat, adding. “If you love meat go for higher quality and in moderation… Winding back is definitely a good idea. It is also definitely beneficial for the environment and your wallet!” The chef, who is married to Jools, 40, with whom he has four children – Poppy, 13, …

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 …

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

… delivery and Takaban 2-21-10 for the eat-in restaurant; 03-5725-5535; www.m-delivery.jp). Its website lists at least seven glorious-looking vegetarian bentōs, starting around ¥1,000. I tried the sesame-fried soy-meat option and, while I’m not usually one for fake meats, it was absolutely delicious. I also recommend the tempeh and vegetables with mustard sauce. The unique soy-bean patties are hearty and like nothing I’d ever tasted, and the bentō also comes with succulent renkon. To finish …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

… cook them, and then combine with salt, lemon juice, garlic and tahini. You can use a blender or a food processor to make your own hummus. It’s surprisingly simple to make. Rather than pay $5 at the grocery store for a tiny container of hummus, you can produce nearly half a gallon of hummus for only $2 to $3. As with the beans, you can add additional flavoring. I like to add hot peppers into mine. You can even use this as a dip to eat raw vegetables or crackers. If you’re busy at …

Vegetarian recipes for modern tastes – Winston-Salem Journal: Food

… strikes the perfect balance of filling, healthy and exciting food. That’s what makes the title so apt: More people are realizing that they need lighter food and more vegetables, but they want dishes that are just as fun and satisfying to eat as the heavier meat and starchy foods that they are replacing. Jones points out that while the number of vegetarians may be rising slowly, the number of people cutting back on meat is skyrocketing. Brits, Americans and people all over the world are waking …

5 foolproof vegetarian main dishes from around the world

… vegetables mainly suitable for side dishes, and tried to replicate the experience of meat (through long recipes or odd ingredient swap-outs) instead of treating meatless dishes as compelling in their own right. We know today, as the new cookbook both reminds and and enlightens us, that you don’t need dairy to add flavor and that vegetarian dishes, beyond their health benefits, are worth preparing for themselves. The introductory pages and 11 chapters of “The Complete Vegetarian …

Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat – WSJ

… wasn’t the goal. And he says his impending free agency this summer wasn’t the motivation behind his newfound fitness levels either. “I wanted to feel better and perform better,” he says. “It’s important as an athlete to know your body and how things affect it.” He says his wife encouraged the healthier lifestyle. They planted a garden at home that summer so they could eat fresh, organic vegetables and cut habits like drinking soda. “I sleep better and recover faster from …

Food for Thought: ‘Vegetarian’ shouldn’t scare you off

By Donna Maurillo, Food for Thought | March 31, 2015 Scientists have just announced that eating grilled beef every day has been shown to speed up weight loss. Who thought? And I just read that the newly formulated Snickers bar now contains all your daily nutrients in one convenient snack. On top of that good news, here’s more. Next week, Dole Foods is introducing a line of vegetables that taste like lemon, chocolate, or cherry pies. Now I can jump up and yell, “April Fools!” But seriously, …

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 …

Study reveals eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing cataracts | UTSanDiego.com

By Erinn Hutking, Special to U-T San Diego, Posted March 24 2015 Eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing age-related cataracts, according to a recent study conducted at Oxford University. As part of a study survey that followed a large group of people for more than a decade, researchers discovered a link between red meat intake and cataracts. According to the results, those over age 65 who followed a vegetarian diet had the lowest risk, while those who ate the …

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 …

“Vegetarian” Cocoa Puffs: Boston School Cafs on the Front Lines of the Food Wars – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly

… grains, protein and a full serving of vegetables. This was thanks to a longstanding loophole: Rather than count the two tablespoons of tomato paste on a serving of pizza as two tablespoons of tomato paste, they could count it as eight tablespoons of tomatoes, the theory being that at some point before being processed, the two tablespoons had existed in the form of several whole tomatoes.” To finish reading this article, click on this link: via “Vegetarian” Cocoa Puffs: Boston …

Nigel Slater’s five vegetarian recipes | Life and style | The Guardian

The oven has been busy this week – baking spiced aubergines, trays of roast vegetables with eggs and a layered dish of dal and sweet potatoes. There have been frying pans of peppers and wheat on the hob, and sesame-coated cheese for bright citrus salads. It was only as we ladled out the last of the layers of baked dal onto our plates that I realised the kitchen hasn’t seen a joint of meat all week. Feta with spinach and blood orange, Serves 2 sesame seeds 3 tbsp runny honey 2 tbsp feta …

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 …

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, …

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

… 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

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 …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour | Jennifer Segal

… Lemon and Dill Made with bulgur, fresh herbs, chopped vegetables and buttery chick peas, this Middle Eastern-style salad is like a bulked-up tabbouleh. Serve it with soup for dinner or keep it in the fridge all all week long for healthy lunches. Click on the link to get the recipes for all 7 Vegetarian Dinners: via 7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour | Jennifer Segal. …

Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian Hotpot!

… ingredients, even colors and textures, all play important symbolic rolls in the ringing in of good fortune, luck, longevity and happiness for the New Year. Foods such as the New Year Rice Cakes (年糕) are prepared and consumed because the pronunciation of rice cake in Mandarin sounds similar to the phrase: yearly progress. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are used similarly. The pronounciation of Spinach sounds like expansion. The sound of the word pineapple brings to mind “burning …

Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian | Ecorazzi

… benefits of a diet including more legumes, vegetables, and whole grains and our concerns about the environmental impact of meat production,” explained Maggie Siena, school principal. “As it turns out the vegetarian dishes are pretty delicious, too – we are seeing more kids trying and liking chickpeas, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta. Kale salad was a huge hit.” The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit …

Are you tired of bone broth? Try this vegetarian sweet potato broth instead. – The Washington Post

… Randall Williams’s new cookbook, looking for ideas, and I saw the most beautiful soup, made of sweet potatoes, kale and black-eyed peas. But the sweet potatoes weren’t in big chunks, like the carrots. They had been pureed with a lot of water, making a beautiful orange backdrop for the chunky soup. Joe Yonan is the Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and the author of “Eat Your vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.” He writes the Food section’s Weeknight …

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 …

Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary

… and eggs. Most vegetarians in the U.S. are lacto-ovovegetarians. Vegetarians eat mainly fruit, vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds, and nuts. Please click on the link below to finish reading the article. By Harlan Levy Journal Inquirer via Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary. …

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That’ll Fill You Right Up

In a world with mores kinds of vegetables than minutes in a day, the possibilities for delicious vegetarian meals are limited only by the imagination. If variety is the spice of life, then vegetables certainly jazz things up. Naysayers of plant-based diets may argue that vegetarian dishes lack a little something — whether it be nutrients (no, y’all), flavor (nope) or the ability to keep hunger at bay (enough already). Vegetarian dishes embrace every flavor under the sun, and one of …

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 …

10 Vegetarian Foods That Increase Metabolism – Boldsky

vegetables are considered extremely healthy. They burn the extra calories in our body, thereby converting the food we eat into energy. This process is called metabolism. There are many vegetarian foods that increase metabolism. Healthy foods that increase metabolism can help in weight reduction. The more vegetables you consume, the more healthy you can live. Diet Mistakes That Slow Down Metabolism In The Body Vegetarian foods that increase metabolism can be consumed as salads or soups. The top …

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 …

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

… that eating red meat every other day, instead of daily, can substantially reduce heart disease risk. But it’s not just health. The Meatless Monday campaign says it saves money, both in doctor bills by reducing health risks, and because meals built around vegetables, beans and grains tend to be less expensive. As for the environment, the water and fossil fuel needs of livestock are much greater than those of vegetables and grains. One fewer burger a week for a year would be the equivalent …

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

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

Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants in the World | The Daily Meal

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

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

… wonton wrappers adds up to a healthy and meat-free take on ravioli. Chickpea Curry This recipe is easily adaptable by mixing up the veggies called for with ones you particularly prefer. Vegan Pizza A fresh, classic pizza that will make meat eaters forget all about sausage and pepperoni. Vegan Parmesan completes this pie. Vegan Lasagna Make this comfort food staple on the weekend and enjoy leftovers all week. Lentil Stew with Winter vegetables Warm and filling and perfect for feeding a big brood. …

7 Vegetarian Recipes Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution on Track

Statistics Brain reports that 38% of Americans make weight-related resolutions for New Year’s. If you count yourself among these physique-focused resolvers, then try kicking off 2015 with a delicious and nutritious dietary makeover. Say farewell to the chocolate truffles, creamy sauces, and cheese-laden dishes of last year, and make room in your kitchen for healthier ingredients — vegetables, legumes, nuts, and more — offering equal potential for greatness.What do you think? Keep …

Weeknight Vegetarian: The freezer — and home-cooked beans — come to the rescue – The Washington Post

… takeout on the couch as I recovered, and ready to (gently) get back into the kitchen, I had some options that didn’t require a trip to the store or an order from a grocery delivery service. Click on the link below to continue reading this article. Joe Yonan is the Food and Dining editor of The Washington Post and the author of “Eat Your vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.” He writes the Food section’s Weeknight Vegetarian column.  via Weeknight Vegetarian: The …

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

Bruno Loubet, the Michelin-starred French chef famed for his classical meat dishes, is banning beef from the menu at his restaurant Grain Store. The large, bright 200-seat restaurant, which opened in King’s Cross, London, 18 months ago, has already garnered attention for making vegetables the main attraction while fish or meat take second billing. Grain Store, named London Restaurant of the Year last year at the Sustainable Restaurant Awards, uses free-range meat, sustainably sourced fish, …

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 …

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

… author and TV host in Germany whose new book, “Green Box ,” has been taunting me from a position on my desk for almost six months now. He’s not vegetarian, and neither is his Hamburg restaurant, Bullerei, but his passion for cooking vegetables radiates from the book’s colorful pages. I’ve bookmarked almost a dozen recipes to try — cabbage with pappardelle squares, lemon salad with ricotta cakes, broccoli cannelloni — but the book didn’t make the leap from desk to kitchen until I …

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat

Click on the link below to access the recipes.  Slow cookers have the reputation of being meat machines. While they have the unique ability to tenderize meat with minimal effort, the assumption that slow cookers are best for meaty dishes overlooks the amazing ways they can transform your vegetables. First of all, it recently came to our attention that you can steam food in your slow cooker, so beyond steaming vegetables, you can also steam things like vegetarian dumplings and buns. And just …

Burger King bigwig goes for veggie startup

Sweet Earth Natural Foods touts its natural ingredients, like nourishing grains, plant-based proteins and vegetables. From the looks of its products, which include seitan, veggie burritos, and quinoa and lentil burgers, it would be hard to guess that its founder was once a board chairman of Burger King  and a top executive at PepsiCo . That’s exactly what founder Brian Swette was, until he was introduced to the movement in sustainable foods. “I was kind of on the dark side of …

Be Vegan, But Do Not Impose Please – The New Indian Express

… meal of only veggies but now find ourselves being judged and shovelled into a corner by same said bovine set? What can give anyone the right to become so viciously condescending about others’ food preferences? When I did a food show in TV a few year ago the one input I received often was that I ate too much meat on the show. Seeing how the show was about local cuisines in parts of Europe, especially in places like Scandinavia where vegetables rarely get enough sunlight to survive let alone …

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

… butternut squash and zucchini mini-tarts. The vegetable filling is made quick and easy by using a wok to cook the vegetables. “I do advise to make more than needed …because they vanish off the plate quickly!” she warns. Swati Saha of New York uses a standard pie dish to make a savory tart of Kuri squash, mushrooms and kale, topped with grated asiago cheese to taste. Not only does it make an attractive main course that holds its own at the center of the table, the rosemary-infused crust …

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 …

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, …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

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

3 Meatless Entrees for a Delicious Vegetarian Thanksgiving | Care2 Healthy Living

Click on the link below for the recipes. Enjoy! There’s so much food served at Thanksgiving, you won’t even notice it if a turkey is missing. But just to be sure, here are three meat-free entrees to give thanks over. In addition to being delicious, they’ll look beautiful on your table – even more beautiful than a turkey! Roasted Pumpkin Soup – A whole roasted pumpkin steaming with fragrant steamed vegetables looks just as good as it tastes. Here’s a recipe inspired by “The Best …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Rice, Beet and Kale Salad With Cider Dressing – NYTimes.com

… an adventure, particularly around the holidays. Her advice: keep it simple. She chooses naturally gluten-free and vegetarian foods like vegetables, beans and whole grains. This delicious salad, made with rice, beets and kale and topped with a cider dressing, resulted from an effort to create a hearty-vegetarian dish for herself, while at the same time offering a delicious gluten-free option that the whole family would enjoy. She added the cider and flaxseed oil dressing because she liked the …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… especially inefficient use of our water supplies. As an example, producing one gram of protein from beef requires four times more water as is needed to produce one gram of protein from vegetables. This usage puts a strain on our limited freshwater reserves, which could alternatively be used to grow additional plant proteins, or to provide drinking water in drought-prone areas. 3. Help reduce fossil fuel dependence If you’re a proponent of curbing our reliance on fossil fuel by supporting …

Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain

… vegetarian-friendly options. Spanish supermarkets and markets also offer some of the cheapest and most flavoursome fruit and vegetables in Europe. While Barcelona and Madrid are slowly building a good veggie reputation, vegetarian options are more sparse in Andalucia, but there is usually at least one health food store per town that caters for vegans. via Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain. …

Aglaia Kremezi: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

Penny De Los Santos‘ photo spread in the beginning of Aglaia Kremezi‘s Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts (Abrams 2014 of purple artichokes, young zucchini with their yellow flowers, carrots, Swiss chard and fronds of fennel should remind us why vegetables can be so satisfying that the lack of meat is forgotten: vegetables are more photogenic, colorful, and sexy, so obviously they were the “Lolitas” of the camera lens. And yet, if I had prepared meat more often over the years, I would …

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 …

Make one of these vegetarian and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from this London chef’s new cookbook. – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More | Epicurious.com

… dishes and luscious desserts, Plenty More is a must-have for vegetarians and omnivores alike. This visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables. via Make one of these vegetarian and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes from this London chef’s new cookbook. – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – Five Days, Five Meals: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More | Epicurious.com. …

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

… mixture, which has a touch of spiciness from chile garlic paste. Use as much or as little of the paste as you like. If you don’t like the tofu, use cooked and cubed chicken or simply ramp up the veggies. The roasted tofu is tossed with pasta that is made with added vegetables. But this recipe works well with any type of noodle — long or short. And today’s a good day to use noodles because it’s National Noodle Day. via Vegetarian recipe. …

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

… from a roadside hawker for less than RM2 for a fast and easy meal. There are several versions of this simple meal; a plain vegetarian version of just vermicelli and some greens or those with added garnishings of crunchy anchovies or a Malay-style version, with a dash of tomato sauce, chicken bits and shredded fried egg. Whatever the version, the prerequisite ingredients for a satisfying plate of char bee hoon must include rice vermicelli and vegetables such as white cabbage,  Chinese cabbage …

Meatless meals even meat eaters will love – St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Life

In a region where beef often is what’s for dinner, it’s hard to make the case for vegetables, much less convince people to forgo meat altogether. However, heart disease and obesity are problems of epidemic proportions in America, so more people are finding ways to cut down their meat intake. One way to do this is to make vegetables the star attraction of the dinner plate. Lexi Moore, a volunteer with Goode Food-Delivered, has been a vegetarian since she was 19 but is engaged to a meat eater. …

Why Richard Corrigan is turning vegetarian – Independent.ie

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

10 Best Thai Vegetarian Recipes – NDTVCooks.com

… kaffir lime, to galangal, coconut milk, fish sauce and a host of local condiments that cook up a traditional Thai delicacy. One of the best things about Thai cuisine is the flexibility it offers in its preparations, for instance, you have the fiery red meat curry which can easily be transformed into a vegetarian version without compromising much on the authentic taste. Rice is a staple in Thailand, a traditional accompaniment with Thai curries, soups, fried vegetables that can often be replaced …

Living life without meat

… is a personal choice, for Garza it is the only true healthy choice in daily eating. “Vegetarians experience many benefits,” Garza said. “They are usually slimmer and have been proven to have longevity over meat eaters.” She also believes vegetarians have more energy, saying she hasn’t “been out of energy for 40 years.” Many studies have found a vegetarian diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, along with regular exercise, is associated with lower blood …

Can Vegetarians Go Paleo?

Bacon, steak and more bacon is often associated with the much-hyped Paleo Diet , which is undoubtedly having a moment. Can vegetarians take part in a diet that puts so much emphasis on meat? It is possible. Our Paleolithic ancestors were very much about the meat, yes, but vegetables, nuts and seeds were also part of their whatever-we-can-get-our-hands-on meal plan. The basic premise of this stone-age eating is to eat like hunter-gatherers did 10,000 years ago. They didn’t have farms, …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

… repertoire (a master recipe for Lasagna With vegetables and Herbed Bechamel leads to Asparagus and Herb Lasagna as its variation). Though most of her 27 books have been about vegetarian cooking, Shulman does not think of herself as following a strict regimen. She appreciates all food, she says, and notes that you don’t have to be a vegetarian to be a good vegetarian cook. Shulman is co-author of “The Art of French Pastry,” with Jacquy Pfeiffer, which won a James Beard award earlier this …

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

… it’s basically no diary, no meat, everything is plant-based and from the ground. Butter is the one thing I miss!” Still, Jennifer doesn’t feel deprived, enjoying a diet of vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains, as well as vegan hot dogs, ice cream, cheese and mayonnaise. Lopez’s vegan conversion comes just months after superstar couple Beyonce and Jay-Z undertook a 22-day vegan-diet challenge. Beyonce and Jay-Z have since gone back to their regular eating plans, but Beyonce …

Summer Burgers, Hold the Meat

… flawless. The secret to their easy-to-work-with consistency was the sweet potatoes. Why hadn’t I ever thought of using mashed potatoes – sweet or otherwise – to hold together a burger? Mr. Suvir shared several of his delectable recipes for potato-based patties with me, and I’ve adapted three of them in this week’s Recipes for Health. They are filled with wonderful spices, packed with vegetables, easy to make, and they can all be frozen, either before or after browning. Click here to …

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

… these days we know much more about how to prepare and cook vegetables to get the best out of them. For those of us who aren’t au fait with fennel or comfortable with carrots, National Vegetarian Week is a great chance to try your hand at something new. Las Iguanas is a high street restaurant chain that’s got an expansive menu from South America, but they’ve shared some great recipes here to show that you don’t need meat to make a meal. Lucy Harwood at Las Iguanas says: “You wouldn’t …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… techniques such as soaking and sprouting beans, grains, and seeds, and the leavening of bread can help enhance iron absorption. Because of the lower availability, the recommended amount of iron for vegetarians is 1.8 times those of non-vegetarians. Calcium Many vegetarians meet their calcium needs through calcium fortified foods, such as cereal and orange juice. Some other good dietary sources of calcium for vegans are green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, and bok-choy. As you …

A healthy fast-food option? New-to-Alabama Juice Bar launches 1st store in Huntsville

… Huntsville area since 1999, said the Hunts approached her in January about opening the store, which employs 13 workers. “I think nationwide, health care is a big concern for everybody,” she said. “Anything we can do for wellness is really on the forefront of everyone’s minds.” Juice Bar offer juices and smoothies that are vegetarian, gluten-free, organic when possible and made of 100 percent fresh fruits and vegetables. They also sell salads, spring rolls, fruit …

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 …

5 essential items in a vegetarian diet

… source of carbohydrates for vegetarians. They also provide minerals like zinc, copper and iron. So stock up on oats, whole wheat breads and pasta, brown rice and quinoa. Fruits and vegetables: This is of course, the most important staple in a vegetarian’s diet. Fruits and vegetables are abundant with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This article is from the Times of India website …

Try Vegan Nut Butter to Support a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

… mainly of plant-based foods, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Incorporating nut butter into a vegan diet for a source of healthy protein is likely to be a sensible option for many people. Nut butters benefit a vegan diet That’s why Once Again Nut Butter’s naturally vegan peanut butter—full of protein, vitamin E, fiber and magnesium—is a great choice to support a vegan or vegetarian diet. In addition to our peanut butter, Once Again Nut Butter also offers vegan nut butters …

Jane’s fresh take on vegetarian food

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

What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?

(ISNS) — Did the ancient Egyptians eat like us? If you’re a vegetarian, tucking in along the Nile thousands of years ago would have felt just like home. In fact, eating lots of meat is a recent phenomenon. In ancient cultures vegetarianism was much more common, except in nomadic populations. Most sedentary populations ate fruit and vegetables. Although previous sources found the ancient Egyptians to be pretty much vegetarians, until this new research it wasn’t possible to find …

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