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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

… is cooked quickly in the microwave and just browned in the oven, this dish can even be made on a weeknight. If you don’t have any vegetarians in your household, you might still like to consider these dishes along with your turkey, roast chicken or ham. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link below: Source: vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash …

How John Lennon taught me to cook vegetarian

… on camping. “It was sort of top secret,” recalls Johnny Carroll, former head chef at the hotel (pictured right). “A few of us knew he was coming but we couldn’t let it get out. I think it was shortly after the thing they did in bed together,” he says recalling their bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: How John Lennon taught me to cook vegetarian | Irish Examiner …

Vegetarian Food photos on Instagram are gorgeous

By Madison Malone Kircher | October 5, 2015 If you’ve ever thought vegetarians eat nothing but salad, think again. From hot dogs to BLT sandwiches, vegetarians have created meatless alternatives to popular foods. And they might even be more tasty than the originals. So whether you’re a long time vegetarian or just thinking about changing your diet, Instagram is a great place to get food inspiration. In honor of vegetarian Awareness Month, Instagram is currently featuring photography …

Jharkhand govt to join go-vegetarian campaign for animal rights

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi | October 4, 2015 A non-government organisation and the state animal husbandry department will launch a campaign in Jharkhand on Sunday to protect animal rights and appeal people to turn vegetarian. Helping Organisation for People, Environment (HOPE) & Animal Trust in association with the department will organise a rally as part of the World Animal Day (WAD), which will be observed for the first time in Jharkhand and Bihar. More than 200 people, …

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

By Lynn Griffith | October 4, 2015   The vegetarian Times Study reported that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian and an additional 22.8 million Americans follow a vegetarian inclined diet.(1) The vegetarian diet has been continually growing in popularity.  vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease, colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.  The diet is typically low in fat and high in fiber, though it is possible to eat excessive amounts …

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, …

World Vegetarian Day 2015: 15 things only vegetarians understand | Metro News

By Mandy Mazliah | October 1, 2015 Happy World vegetarian Day and vegetarian Awareness Month! In some parts of the world being vegetarian is the norm, and vegetarian food is readily available. Not always so in the UK. Even though there’s about 4 million vegetarians in the UK, restaurants can fool you into thinking it’s still the 1970s. It’s even worse if you go on holiday to Eastern Europe or South America. And, no, we’re not worried about getting anaemic thank you very much. Here are …

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 …

Add some pep to your pasta with Southwestern Veggie Lasagna | Edmonton Journal

From ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen | September 23, 2015 The traditional cuisine of the southwestern United States is heavily influenced by Mexican flavours, often making use of ingredients such as tangy tomatoes, spicy chilies and hearty beans. Think beyond tacos and burritos with these creative ways to bring southwestern flavours into your kitchen. You won’t miss the meat in our Southwestern vegetarian Lasagna, which is loaded with black beans, corn and cheese. Salsa, cumin and oregano bring this …

French lawmaker is proposing all schools go vegetarian! • The Raw Food World News

… have plenty of choices.  It appears that U.S. schools are not obligated to provide meal options that meet requirements of religious beliefs or even dietary beliefs outside of allergies or health concerns. (2) In the U.S., we have laws that protect religious beliefs in regards to dress and grooming, yet our schools do not take religious dietary needs into account! It appears that France will be taking this step!  A lawmaker will introduce a draft bill asking that vegetarian meals be obligatory …

Meet Babiya, The Vegetarian Crocodile Who Guards A Temple In Kerala!

… the lake. The crocodile is believed to be vegetarian and is guarding the temple for more than 60 years! A trustee of the temple has said that Babiya is a total vegetarian and is fed daily after the noon worship conducted at the temple, it is given the prasads offered by the devotees and they feed her like an elephant by putting the prasad in its mouth. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Meet Babiya, The vegetarian Crocodile Who Guards… …

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 …

GRAY: Learn to eat humanely, even if not a vegetarian | Opinion | dailynebraskan.com

By Jessie Gray | September 10, 2015 I’m at a restaurant with some friends, and the waiter is going around the table taking our orders. Someone orders chicken noodle soup; someone else gets a ham and cheese panini. As he approaches me, I ask if there’s any way to make the chicken alfredo vegetarian. Of course there is, he tells me, and moves to the friend on my right. She looks at me with big guilty eyes as she orders a cheeseburger and immediately apologizes after the waiter moves on. This …

Yale Environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based Food for Fish

… in recirculating water. It is here that a plainspoken scientist is helping to lead a seafood revolution. For years, Rick Barrows, a fish physiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Research Service, and other scientists have sought to develop all-vegetarian feeds for farmed carnivorous fish such as salmon and trout. Their goal has been to reduce reliance on overfished stocks of sardines, anchovies, and other forage fish, but the scientists have faced considerable hurdles. As …

What it’s like to eat at Eatsa – Tech Insider

By Melia Robinson | August 31, 2015 I just had a dining experience straight out of “The Jetsons.” Futuristic fast-food chain Eatsa opened today near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. The vegetarian restaurant, which specializes in quinoa bowls that cost about $7, uses technology to automate the ordering and pick-up processes. Customers can dine in or out without interacting with a single human. Yes, it’s a little scary. Eatsa is backed by techie David Friedberg, who sold …

Light and healthy – The Hindu

By Hadeel Yousuf | August 29, 2015 A recipe that combines the goodness of porridge and carrots Tiranga whole wheat porridge It is ideal for a light lunch or for those who want healthy food without adding too many calories. Not a particularly elaborate dish, it can be whipped up in 30 minutes for a couple of people. Though both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are there, it works better as a vegetarian dish. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link …

27 lip-smacking, vegetarian dishes to try during Kerala’s grandest feast – Quartz

By Itika Sharma Punit | August 28, 2015 Like most Indian festivals, Onam is typically celebrated with food—lots and lots of it, consisting of at least six courses. So much so that a proverb in Malayalam on the harvest festival goes “kaanam vittum onam unnanam.” It means a man must host a sadya—ora grand vegetarian lunch banquet—even if he is forced to sell his property. The sadya, which is served on a banana leaf and relished best without the use of cutlery, is historically known to …

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

By Aviva Goldfarb | August 26, 2015 If your child decided to become a vegetarian, would you be a) Shocked? b) Thrilled? c) Horrified? d) Overwhelmed? When our daughter Celia was young, her favorite meal was steak. I’m not a big meat eater and as the main family cook, I only made meat a couple of times a week. But if Celia had her way, our dinners would have alternated between steak, pasta and chicken drumsticks. When Celia was 10, she dabbled in vegetarianism, inspired by a close friend and …

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

From TimesOfIndia.Indiatimes.com | August 25, 2015 Rice happens to be India’s staple diet. People relish rice in lunch or dinner with dal and Subji. It is loved pan India in form of biryani and pulao . Many people think making these delicacies takes a lot of time and energy. Here are some easy to make Biryani and Pulao varieties for the vegetarian eaters. Good use of spices and mixing up the rice in an expert manner makes these dishes heavenly! – Saffron Rice: This popular variety is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

By Sylvain Charlebois | August 22, 2015  What do Confucius, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? Well, not much professionally, but they were all vegetarians. Einstein once claimed: “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” With recent record meat prices, some might wonder if, all ethics aside, he had a point. On the supply side, consumers now have greater access to …

French Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Vegetarian Menu at School – ABC News

By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | August 21, 2015 France has been grappling with how to reconcile religious beliefs with secular values when it comes to pork in school lunches. One lawmaker’s solution: vegetarian meals. After banning Muslim headscarves in classrooms in 2004, France is now tackling what to put on the plates of observant Muslim and Jewish schoolchildren, who by tradition don’t eat pork. The proposal by lawmaker Yves Jego to serve vegetarian meals as the mandatory …

American Vegetarianism Has a Religious Past | Smart News | Smithsonian

By Danny Lewis | August 20, 2015 Thank the creators of corn flakes and graham crackers for veggie burgers and not-dogs vegetarian meat substitutes weren’t always as easy to find in restaurants and supermarkets as they are today. But here’s a fun fact you might not know: the religious men who invented the graham cracker and corn flakes also popularized veggie burgers in the United States, Ernie Smith writes for Atlas Obscura. Sylvester Graham and John Harvey Kellogg are often considered …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

By Megan Othersen Gorman | July 10, 2015 People who stop eating meat might experience some interesting changes, good and positive. Anyone who’s seen the documentary/horror show Supersize Me has considered going vegetarian. Heck, almost everyone with healthy urges has seriously contemplated the meatless life at one time or another. If you’ve hesitated out of concern for your burger-loving, deprivation-hating body, don’t worry, says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, clinical associate …

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 …

Vegetarian Barbecue – Food – Forward.com

… seemed way too daunting. I did some research, looking at a number of recipes, to figure out the most essential ingredients. I used Melissa Clark’s “Ultimate Veggie Burger” as somewhat of a model, but switched out a bunch of ingredients to suit my own taste. The preparation was surprisingly simple, and the end product was delicious. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: vegetarian Barbecue – Food – Forward.com …

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. …

What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians | TIME

By David Wolpe | July 6, 2015 We’re not all self-righteous I was 20 years old and working on a political campaign when I first visited a slaughterhouse. There I saw dead chickens swinging like pale acrobats on a conveyor belt suspended over a vat, and I met a man who called himself, with only a hint of irony, a “goop scooper.” I walked out with the vague idea that I might become a vegetarian one day. Years later, I stopped eating meat and chicken. On rare occasions, I still have fish, …

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 …

Stories from a Peripatetic Kitchen – The New Indian Express

… a Rockefeller Fellow along with Rukmini’s husband, social anthropologist M N Srinivas, Narayan spent many evenings with the couple, narrating them stories, and using Rukmini as a sounding board while plotting the twists and turns of the book he was writing then—The Guide. Narayan—with his fondness for scented areca nut, zealously scrutinising food labels in America to ensure he eats vegetarian, ‘cleansing’ his mouth with curd rice after mistaking pepperoni for tomato on a pizza—is …

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

… vegetarian will make you age faster and more prone to fatigue due to lack of protein, you CAN get plant based protein! With this, you can still be completely healthy without sacrificing your vegetarian/vegan principles. Below are the top 5 plants you can include in your diet to maximize your plant-based protein intake: 1. Leafy greens Load up on leafy green veggies as these contain a relatively high pH, which means that they are less acidic and more alkaline. A diet that is highly acidic will …

Best New Orleans Vegetarian Restaurants

  From Nora McGunnigle | July 2, 2015 It can be tough to be a vegetarian in New Orleans. Given the pork-, game-, and seafood-heavy food culture down here, asking a chef to prepare veggie options can be like asking George R.R. Martin to plan your wedding. Inevitably, something’s probably going to die. But fear not, because thanks to the farm-to-table boom, there are more and more options for vegetarians on the city’s menus, and the meat-free diner can now expect a lot more than just …

Channel Your Inner Carrie Underwood With Yummy Plant-Based Recipes – Us Weekly

Buckwheat and whole-grain and hummus, oh my! Carrie Underwood and many other celebrities may sing the (healthy) praises of a plant-based diet, but who knew it could taste this amazing? Pure Bar founder Veronica Bosgraaf shares some of her yummy and super simple recipes with Us Weekly. Get ready to glow like your favorite famous herbivores! To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Channel Your Inner Carrie Underwood With Yummy Plant-Based …

How to Cook Tofu Without Getting Bored – Bon Appétit

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

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

By Berlinda Conti | July 2, 2015 It’s been a whirlwind year for David Whorrall and his dream team since setting up his bagel business, Sweet Dream Foods, last year. His Montreal-style bagels are now sold at more than a dozen community markets around Perth. The range has expanded to include on-trend flavours and some Perth cafes have adopted them as a regular breakfast staple. Mr Whorrall, Canadian by birth and a devout vegetarian, has forged a loyal following for his bagels, which are …

Burger King keen to replicate its Indian veg menu globally | Business Standard News

From Press Trust of India, Mumbai | June 28, 2015 Global fast-food giant Burger King, which especially formulated vegetarian options in the country to suit the Indian palate, is keen to introduce them in other vegetarian-friendly markets like the UK. Burger King India introduced as many as six vegetarian snacks, sandwiches and entry-level burgers in the menu when it started in November, 2014. “Looking at the response here, the global management is evaluating introducing some of these …

Mary Berry: Vegetarian lasagne  | Daily Mail Online

This makes a real change from the classic lasagne and is well worth trying. If I’m having a party, I often serve both a vegetarian and meat lasagne, and they’re equally popular. For variety, replace some of the mushrooms with butternut squash. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Mary Berry: vegetarian lasagne  | Daily Mail Online …

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 …

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

… fought alongside the growth of the vegetarian, whole foods evolution. Too much sugar. Not enough quality meat. Too many calories. Too many underpaid employees. McDonalds has felt the greasy weight of these complaints, closing 350 of their struggling restaurants in mostly the United States, Japan and China this year. The call to make healthy eating more normative is one many of us can stand behind, but sometimes it’s only feasible in concept. Whether its good or bad, the system in which many …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

… quality of protein consumed. There are 22 types of amino acids, which can be divided into essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and so need to be consumed through food. “While there is no doubt that the proteins we get from animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) are of better quality than what vegetarian sources tend to have, it is a big myth that vegetarian foods, particularly vegetables, are completely devoid of any protein,” says …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

By Sujata Kelkar Shetty | June 22, 2015 Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” Albert Einstein wrote these words in a letter dated 30 March 1954, a year before he died, suggesting that he had switched to vegetarianism. It seems to have been an odd …

Bengal’s sweet and spicy flavours – The Hindu

… Restaurant. As we entered Euphoria restaurant that is hosting a week-long Bengali food festival, the strong aroma coming from the dishes laid out before us hint at what the chef was talking about. I like the way the chef has selected the dishes for the menu; it offers an elaborate choice in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian sections. One of the specialties of traditional Bengali food lies in the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavours, evident in most dishes. The menu includes some of my top …

Teeth found near Tel Aviv point to a new prehistoric human species – Israel Culture, Ynetnews

By Dudi Goldman | June 20, 2015 The 400,000-year-old teeth reveal that the origin of prehistoric man may be in Israel; anaylsis of teeth shows owner was vegetarian. Researchers found four teeth in the Qesem Cave near Rosh Ha’ayin (not far from Tel Aviv), and they were astonished at  test results that conclude the fossils to be some 400,000-years-old. The significance of this is that it’s possible that the origin of prehistoric man is in Israel, and not in East Africa. And an …

Linger’s Vegetarian Options Include a Delicious Masala Dosa | Westword

… dishes. If you’re searching for a dish that leaves you full — and audibly sighing with satisfaction — the masala dosa is a must. Described by one server as a dish that really gives you the unique Linger experience, it goes above and beyond ordinary vegetarian options. It’s a marvel of texture and flavors that leave a lasting impression on your taste buds but will not leave you hungry. If you swoon over the aromas of coriander and saffron, read on. The dosa, a crispy rice and lentil …

What I make when … I need comfort | Stuff.co.nz

By Sarah Tuck | June 17, 2015 The early winter that has hit New Zealand has made me immediately start craving comfort food and this simple but delicious menu definitely hits the spot. The mushrooms are creamy and full of earthy flavour, and I love soft polenta as an alternative to the regular carb offerings of rice, mash or pasta. This dish is vegetarian but would team beautifully with pork and fennel sausages if you felt you couldn’t forgo a meat accompaniment. The lemon delicious is my …

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 …

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

By Nel Staveley| June 12, 2015 It’s Meat Free Day, which is the perfect time to look at why a vegetarian diet might be better for you than a carnivorous one. Ask someone why they don’t eat meat, and the two big answers are probably ‘it’s cruel’ or the slightly less noble ‘I don’t like the taste’. But there are more good reasons why around four million Britons eschew the carnivorous diet, too; like how eating vegetarian could also make you healthier, slimmer, kinder, and – all …

I’m a Vegetarian. Don’t Judge! | BlogHer

… Sometimes we laugh so it isn’t totally awkward. It is though. “How do you know someone is a vegetarian? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you!” Mmmhmm… I’ve heard that one too. What is it about the vegetarian lifestyle that gives others a free pass to forgo manners and social norms? Sure, there are fanatics in every group. There are also the radical football fans, the strict religious fundamentalists, and the list goes on. Why does my being a vegetarian make others so uncomfortable that …

Seven reasons why India needs eggs on the menu of midday meals

… child nutrition: the mid-day meal scheme and anganwadis (for pre-school children under the age of six). 1. Eggs are among the most nutritious food items Here’s a comparison of the nutritive content of eggs and some vegetarian options of roughly similar cost. Need one say more? One serving provides… Source: nutritiondata.self.com. % refers to recommended daily allowance met. Note: Eggs are sometimes criticised for their fat content, but most young children in India need more fat. Aside from …

Eating local, thinking global: L.I. chef and food activist Bhavani Jaroff | Long Island Report

… ever since I became a vegetarian at age 16,” Jaroff said. What started as an effort to be a more informed and responsible citizen, quickly grew into something more. “As time went on I started finding out more and more about things that were being done to my food that I was not aware of, and I started becoming very alarmed and concerned.” Jaroff’s career as a natural foods chef took off while attending the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University. When she got there, vegetarians had …

10 Vegetarian Salad Recipes To Lose Weight – Boldsky

By Denise Baptiste | June 4, 2015 Want to lose weight? Then try out these simple vegetarian salads. It is easy to prepare and not time consuming. These ten best salads to help you lose weight should be enjoyed with dressing that does not contain mayonnaise, cream and other high calorie ingredients. However, for some of these vegetarian salads you might need to add a little mayonnaise or cream to enhance the taste. In cases like that, it is best to use low calorie dressing. These salads to lose …

Amy’s Kitchen Is Starting a Vegetarian Drive-Thru | TIME

By Alice Park | June 2, 2015 The frozen food company will launch a fast food drive-thru this summer Amy’s Kitchen wants to be more than just a frozen food company. In late June, it will launch its first drive-thru restaurant in Rohnert Park, Cal. to provide the same freshly prepared vegetarian foods the company is known for—but fast. “Everybody said we couldn’t do it,” says Andy Berliner who co-founded the company with his wife Rachel (and named it after their daughter). Prepping and …

How to make cheese gougeres – recipe | Life and style | The Guardian

By Jane Hughes | June 2, 2015 Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a French favourite – classically, it is used to make sweet profiteroles, but it can be used in savoury dishes too. These buns should be crisp and golden on the outside and light and fluffy within. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: How to make cheese gougeres – recipe | Life and style | The Guardian …

Mock meats a new food trend

From www.deccanherald.com | June 2, 2015 From jack fruit patties to soyabean chops or a ‘vegetarian’ chicken and fish – options for those seeking alternatives to meat are now available dime a dozen. Euphemistically termed mock meats, such food preparations are preferred choices across a cross-section of people ranging from newly turned vegetarians to those forced to curtail meat intake due to dietary restrictions. “I feel the trend of serving mock meat is catching up, not …

Why Aamir, Alia, Farhan opted for a vegetarian detox – Life and style

By Dhara Vora & Krutika Behrawala | June 2, 2015 Keen to regain the glow on your skin? Is the heat stopping you from tucking into mutton biryani? Experts tell you how to cleanse your system by opting for a vegetarian detox diet Does it work? While most non-vegetarians might cringe at the thought of eating only greens or indulging in curries sans fish, a vegetarian detox does help in cleansing your system, believe experts. “Cleansing a system requires plenty of fibre in soluble and …

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. …

NEW TRAVEL APP RELEASE GIVES CONFIDENCE TO THE VEGETARIAN TRAVELLER

… https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.client.veggoagogo Veggoagogo aims to provide the modern vegetarian traveller with an app that lends confidence to a situation that has filled vegetarians with dread for decades; ordering vegetarian food on the road. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: NEW TRAVEL APP RELEASE GIVES CONFIDENCE TO THE vegetarian TRAVELLER …

A vegetarian in France? Good luck with that … | Herald Scotland

… “Bonjour” for him to know he was facing a serious smoker, but still a bit harsh, I thought. Anyway, as I wrote at the time, he sent me for every test imaginable and all came up absolutely fine. Some better than that, actually; much to my own surprise. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: A vegetarian in France? Good luck with that … | Herald Scotland …

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 …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

Press Release from NZ vegetarian Society | May 27, 2015 Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices Student film competition encourages sustainability, ethics and healthy choices School years are a time when young people are defining their beliefs, morals and values. It’s a common time for students to begin questioning their lifestyle choices, which can often mean their diet also. For the second year, in time for World vegetarian Day, the NZ vegetarian Society is running an …

Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time – Books – – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

… believe it.” The book that thrilled the two women was a vegetarian cookbook written in Yiddish and published in 1938 in Vilna, which was part of Poland at the time and is now the capital of Lithuania. In the book, the author, Fania Lewando, collected 400 recipes from the vegetarian kitchen of the unique – and successful – vegetarian restaurant she ran in the city. What was a 75-year-old vegetarian cookbook that originated in Vilna doing at the YIVO Institute in New York? In its day, the …

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

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

Seven Things You Can Grill That Arent Meat – NDTV Food

By Jessica Reed, guardian.co.uk | May 25, 2015 I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial Day. This is my first mistake: they don’t need consoling. My second mistake: not addressing meat eaters here. Yes, of course carnivores like you enjoy a good steak grilled on the barbie (as my Australian friends say). But don’t be stupid and skip the vegetarian options; they make for more …

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 …

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 …

RECIPE: Vegetarian butternut squash and spinach lasagna | Recipes | Closer Online

… Filling: Combine spinach, Ricotta cheese, mozzarella, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix, taste, and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Cooking lasagna noodles: Bring a very large pot of water to boil, and cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions. Rinse in cold water, drain. Using knife, trim noodles to fit your baking dish (if necessary). To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: RECIPE: vegetarian butternut squash and spinach …

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

… instead of processed soybeans. Try out a few of these easy vegetarian recipes at your next outdoor party. Your carnivorous friends may even want to snag a bite—or two. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: 9 vegetarian BBQ, Burger, and Hot-Dog Recipes Even Meat-Lovers Will Enjoy | Washingtonian …

No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain SECRET animal products  | Daily Mail Online

… contain animal products. What is more worrying for vegetarians and vegans is that ingredients lists on packages might list product names, but not what’s in them, like the food colouring carmine that is derived from crushed beetles, while few would realise that the pesticides used to spray bananas can contain shellfish. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain …

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

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

Vegetarian restaurant Transformer in Fitzroy is Vegie Bar’s grown-up sibling with real style | Best of Melbourne | Melbourne Lifestyle | | Herald Sun

… fact, if loudmouths like me didn’t bang on about it, there’s a real chance you wouldn’t even realise this is a vegetarian joint. No proselytising, no PETA posters, no Smiths on the stereo. Just really good food. We’ve come a long way. Long before Ottolenghi made salads sexy, the Vegie Bar on Brunswick St was diligently prosecuting the meat-free agenda, though aimed at a core crowd of students, hand-knit beanies and the hung-over seeking redemption, and not a great deal has changed over …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

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

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

By Jemma Buckley | May 13, 2015 London – He says success in mastering his recipes lies in the timing.And it is just as vital an ingredient for Jamie Oliver in building his business, it seems. The celebrity chef has come out in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle – just ahead of the launch of his vegetarian cookbook. He has revealed he tries to be vegetarian two or three times a week, and said adopting such a lifestyle would save people “a load of money”. He described the experience as …

Sales of fake meat explode, but is it really better for you? – Fortune

By Mark Koba | May 11, 2015 Sales of meatless and vegetarian products are soaring, although only 7% of U.S. consumers call themselves vegetarian. The hunger for fake meat — or meatless meat — is getting bigger. So much so that the latest sales numbers of plant-based meat alternatives reached $553 million in 2012, representing a growth spurt of 8 percent from 2010. “We are doubling the business annually,” said Ethan Brown, CEO ofBeyond Meat, which makes non-animal food products like the …

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

By Samantha Chang | May 11, 2015 Bo Derek, who became an international sex symbol after starring in the 1979 movie “10,” sizzles at age 58, thanks to a mostly vegetarian diet and an active lifestyle that does not include gym workouts. Derek has not had plastic surgery and said aging is “not for sissies.” While Bo has long been hailed for her bombshell beauty, she takes a casual approach to her looks, but admitd aging is hard. “I realize how artificial it is, …

Recipe: Vegetarian spring lasagna | The Kingston Whig-Standard

… specialties served on a beautifully set table. I particularly enjoyed this take on lasagna with the use of pesto and green beans. This week I’ve adapted the original recipe somewhat by adding asparagus. Serve it warm, or at room temperature with a multi-coloured tomato salad on the side. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: Recipe: vegetarian spring lasagna | The Kingston Whig-Standard …

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

From MetroNews.ca | May 6, 2015 Wendy’s has become the latest fast food chain to launch a vegetarian-friendly menu item. The burger chain has been spotted quietly testing out a meat-free burger made with black beans at select restaurants in the company’s birthplace of Columbus, Ohio, reported Columbus Biz Insider. The test product includes a black bean patty served on a multigrain bun with asiago ranch sauce, Colby-pepper jack cheese, tomato and spring mix. News of the vegetarian burger …

Egg white to fish: 5 superb foods for fabulous, shiny and strong nails

By IANS | May 5, 2015 Who said frequent manicures are the only way to maintain good-looking nails? If they’re healthy on the inside, it’ll show on the outside. Although the strength of nails is largely determined by one’s genes, a healthy and balanced diet can do wonders to improve quality, and give your nails that extra lustre, shine and strength you desire.  Here’s expert advice on what you should dig into: 1 Organ meat like liver Liver from non-vegetarian sources is rich in iron. …

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

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

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