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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

Frozen food fave Amy’s Kitchen opens drive thru

… varieties of Amy’s frozen products are sold around the world. “We feel it is important to know where our food comes from,” Amy’s website states. “We have earned a reputation in the farming community as the company with the most rigid standards for quality and consistency. This is as it should be.” Amy’s Drive Thru is a win for vegetarians and healthy eaters. Within the past 5 years, the number of Americans eating vegetarian diets has more than doubled. Source: Frozen food fave …

Vegan restaurants convince consumers that the vegan trend is here to stay! • The Raw Food World News

… reports that vegetarian sales have been increasing more than other food in their shops.  Their top selling salad is a Beets, Squash, and Feta salad – beating out their chicken, salmon, and crayfish salad.  (2) Schlee desired to hear from his customers because he feels opening vegetarian stores would be good, but does not want to risk alienating the current customer base.  There are plenty of meat oriented food chains, such as Chipotle and Five Guys, and Schlee wants to give vegetarians that …

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 …

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

… option for pork has aroused unusual interest in a country where meat is regarded as part of the gastronomic tradition. The center-right politician is winning a wave of support with his plan to introduce a bill next month that would impose vegetarian meals in addition to classic menus — helping young Muslims and Jews as well as vegetarians. “Can we force a Catholic child to eat meat on Good Friday because nothing else is proposed, or a Jew or a Muslim to eat pork?” Jego asked in an …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… bacteria in the gut. Because it can take some time for your intestinal tract to adapt to its new residents, you can initially feel gassy and bloated. But with patience, you’ll adapt. Plus, Applegate points out: “Plant-based diets have been shown to lower the risk for various chronic diseases along with waist size,” she says. You May Protect Yourself From Heart Disease Several large studies involving more than 76,000 men and women have compared vegetarians and non-vegetarians …

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 …

What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians | TIME

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

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

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

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 …

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

By Remy Zaka, AFP | July 1, 2015 When French superchef Alain Ducasse stunned the haute cuisine world last year by dropping meat, boosting vegies and lightening up his menus, he was less bucking convention than joining a trend of accommodating vegetarians and people with food allergies. Fine dining at top restaurants run by uncompromising chefs may once have been unthinkable for such clients. But no more. “Twenty years ago we were lost when a client told us they had an allergy. We’d bring out …

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

By Marilyn Bailey | June 26, 2015 I’m slightly late writing about two new-ish cafes that are small and quite special. Each brings a cuisine that’s hard to find in Fort Worth and is as interesting for vegetarians as for carnivores. Both deserve a following. Flying Carpet Turkish Cafe, which recently reopened after a long hiatus with an all-new menu, is also a rug shop with 500 handmade Turkish rugs on display, stacked in the front room and hanging on the beautiful wood-plank-lined walls in …

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

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

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors | chelseanow.com

By Scott Stiffler | June 17, 2015   BY CARLYE WAXMAN-HUSSERL RDN, CDN | Isn’t it about time vegetarians enjoy a BBQ without sacrificing an animal? Don’t wait for a sunny day to get your grill on! Below are fantastic “feel good” recipes that will make you FEEL like you’re enjoying a BBQ in the Hamptons…minus the ocean and minus the meat. There are some necessary tools to make this work. I like the larger two-burner grills that have ridges — but if it’s just you, get the …

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? …

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

By Firefly Dance | June 10, 2015 I love vegetables… covered in bacon  Hey, plants have feelings too!  You can’t afford meat? I can’t live without bacon  I like animals… on my plate!  Do you eat animal crackers?  You carrot-murderer!   These are the kinds of comments that I hear all the time. Whenever someone learns that my family and I are vegetarians we brace ourselves. Most of the time people are cool, throw out a few jokes that they seem to think will make us laugh. …

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 …

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 …

NEW TRAVEL APP RELEASE GIVES CONFIDENCE TO THE VEGETARIAN TRAVELLER

Helsinki-based, Agogo Apps (http://AgogoApps.com) is pleased to announce the launch of Veggoagogo, a 50 language travel translation app for vegetarians, available on the iOS and Android platforms. (TRAVPR.COM) FINLAND – May 30th, 2015 – Helsinki-based, Agogo Apps is pleased to announce the launch of Veggoagogo, a 50 language travel translation app for vegetarians, available on the iOS and Android platforms. iTunes: http://itunes.com/apps/veggoagogo Google Play: …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

… encouraging vegetarians and vegans since 1943. Its goal is to create a kinder, healthier world through reducing cruelty to animals, improving human health, protecting the environment and preserving world food resources. The NZ Vegetarian Society also runs the an Approved accreditation programme, which accredits products that meet strict criteria; free from meat and slaughter by-products, animal testing and any form of cross contamination. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

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

… first branch of Burgreens was established in a green space in Rempoa, South Jakarta, by a young couple, Helga Angelina, 24, and her boyfriend, Max Mandias, 26, in 2013. Helga said the outlet had become a gathering place for vegetarians, vegans and all who were concerned with health and wellness. “People are aware of our presence through word of mouth, Instagram and communities they were in, such as self-healing, yoga and nature lovers’ clubs,” she said. The operation of the restaurant has …

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 …

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

By Anucyia Victor for MailOnLine | May 20, 2015 Karin Ridgers, founder of VeggieVision TV, has identified stealthy foods Bananas can sometimes be sprayed with a pesticide which has shellfish When pollinating figs, wasps can die in the fruit and become part of it Think bananas, figs and miso soup are perfect foods for vegetarians? Think again. A range of foods, from fruit and packaged cereal to beer and even figs, are assumed to be safe to eat, yet an expert warns that these items can …

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 …

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

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

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

… “Iron deficiency is the most common cause of brittle nails, and is particularly common among vegetarians, as vegetarian sources of iron (non-haem iron) are not as good as haem iron present in non-vegetarian sources,” says dermatologist Sirisha Singh. For people who are vegetarian, she suggests a diet containing spinach, lentils, beans and jaggery, as they can give a good amount of iron. 2 Fish Fish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and also provides a healthy dose of protein and sulphur. …

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

By Thanh Nien News | May 4, 2015 US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it offers a wide range of no-meat menus. Visitors can look for the word “quan chay” which means vegetarian restaurant if they specifically want that. But many general restaurants are also willing to make vegetarian dishes if one just orders …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

… best kitchens in Lima today are continuing that tradition, making Lima a center not only for both traditional and adventurous cuisine, but also a paradise for vegetarians and gluten-free eaters. It’s no surprise that contemporary Peruvian cuisine is sweeping up the world, since Peruvian food already embraces so many different cultures. Peruvian food is marked by complexities dating back to the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Before the Spaniards came, the Peruvian diet focused …

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

… options are not offered regularly. I’m pleased to share some of the bentō shops I learned about recently. Find the one nearest to you next time you need to pick up a boxed lunch in the city. (Some places will deliver, but, be warned, delivery charges can be steep when ordering only one or two, so it’s best to avoid delivery unless you’re ordering for a group.) Midorie, in Tokyo’s Gakugei Daigaku district, is a fantastic option for vegetarians (Tokyo, Meguro, Takaban, 3-4-18-102 for …

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

By Avery Yale Kamila | April 22, 2015 Janel Croll of Portland has been a vegetarian for 15 years. During the last nine she’s shared a home – and a kitchen – with her husband, who eats meat. “It works because he doesn’t cook,” said Croll, 36. “I do the majority, if not all of the cooking. He’ll eat whatever I cook.” Zach Croll, 33, agrees. He enjoys her cooking and doesn’t bring much meat home. This is a common approach among vegetarians who live with people who eat meat. …

5 Muscle-Building Foods For Vegetarians

HuffPost India | By Aashmita Nayar | April 21, 2015 If you’re a vegetarian looking to gain muscle mass, don’t let animal protein stop you from achieving your body goals. “Most vegetarian foods provide carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals in ample amounts, but not protein,” says nutritionist Krupa Mhatre of Gold’s Gym India. Mhatre has observed that several vegetarians who work out rely on protein supplements. “But there there are several vegetarian foods, …

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 …

The disgusting reason figs aren’t vegetarian will put you off for life – Mirror Online

By Helena Horton | April 7, 2015 This is really shocking – you probably shouldn’t serve figs to vegetarians, and you’ll probably never want to eat a piece of the fruit again. You probably shouldn’t serve figs to vegetarians, or people who aren’t into eating insects. When a wasp pollinates a fig, she often gets stuck inside. Edible figs always have at least one dead female wasp stuck inside. You won’t find a whole wasp though – when a female wasp dies …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

By Arti Patel | April 6, 2015 At some point in their lives, vegetarians and vegans have all been asked how they keep up their energy levels without meat in their diets. And because energy is essentially measured in calories from protein, fat, and carbs, it can get tricky to find the healthiest foods that will also give you a natural boost. “Total energy, or calorie, needs would not differ between vegans — someone who eats only plant foods — and vegetarians — someone who may not avoid …

As a Vegetarian Tourist, Here’s How to Plan Meals | Cara Spevick

… common assumption, it seemed, among those who have never been to South America, is that only carnivores can enjoy the cuisine. vegetarians, let alone picky ones like myself, could be up for a challenge. After experiencing Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro as a hungry tourist, I can now admit that I was naïve to believe I would starve. In fact, I am more than happy to report that the food I ate in South America was hands-down more gratifying than a lot of what I’ve been served in the North. …

5 Habits Of Vegetarians You Should Steal

By Health | April 1, 2015 More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Even semi-vegetarians weigh less, and have lower risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, taking the focus off meat can be a simple way to boost your intake of plant-based foods you may not be eating enough of. Here are five healthy …

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

By Catherine Gill | March 28, 2015 Although the word vegetarian was coined in the year 1839, and used thereafter as a term referring to a primarily plant-based eater, this particular lifestyle and diet choice has been in existence since practically the beginning of time. In fact, famous vegetarians who lived before then include Confucius (551- 479 BCE), Plato (428- 348 BCE), Leonardo da Vinci (1452- 1519) and Henry David Thoreau (1817- 1862), just to name a very few. Presently, as it was in …

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

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

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

… 15 percent decrease. On the other hand, fish eaters had a 21 percent decrease in cataracts, while vegetarians and vegans had a 30 percent and 40 percent decrease, respectively. Feldman said that while researchers do not know yet exactly why eating less red meat may lower the risk for developing cataracts, other studies have shown that a plant-based diet contributes to overall good health. For instance, a National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 people showed that people who ate the most red …

5 habits of vegetarians you should steal | Fox News

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. Published March 24 2015 More and more of my clients consider themselves to be “part-time” vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: It’s the Great American Meat-Out, and getting on board can be a great opportunity to improve your health. Even semi-vegetarians weigh less, and …

Vegetarianism a growing trend: 7 kinds of vegetarians you may encounter at a restaurant – The Economic Times

… isn’t social churn enough, what is? vegetarians in restaurant-going India may have always felt somewhat ostracised for eating ‘ghaasphoos’, marginalised by menus dishing out only paneer and aloo in ten avatars each, but they now seem to be having the last laugh. The shoe is well and truly on the other food, oops, foot — and not just on the sets of Masterchef India, where they can roll out khandvi roulades with ghee and glee! Minority in Focus Vegetarianism is a growing trend, …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

By Clare Mackintosh, posted March 2015 Should parents dictate their children are vegetarians when they are too young to make their own choice? As I looked through the responses to a party invitation recently, I was surprised to see a scribbled note from one of the parents, informing me their daughter was a vegetarian. A vegetarian? At five years old? How ridiculous. You can’t tell me a five-year-old can make informed decisions about the ethics of eating meat, which means her dietary choice …

Vegetarian diet cuts risk of cancers but eating fish gives extra protection | Executive Living | The Australian

From The Wall Street Journal, Posted March 10, 2015 TO prevent certain types of cancer, a vegetarian diet with some fish might be the best protection, according to a new study. The study, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that fish-eating vegetarians, or pescovegetarians, had a 43 per cent lower risk of colorectal cancers than nonvegetarians. This beat out the results for vegans, who had a 16 per cent lower risk, and lacto-ovo vegetarians, who eat milk …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption. A large body of evidence suggests vegetarians enjoy lower rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. A 2013 study of over 70,000 individuals in the United States found a 12% reduction in premature death for …

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 …

Why the paleo diet isn’t really paleo : TreeHugger

By Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) – Living / Green Food, February 23, 2015 Forget bison steaks, almond butter, and coconut oil. Our ancestors were probably foraging vegetarians who didn’t turn down the occasional lizard or wildebeest carcass when it was available. I have a beef with the Paleo diet. Not only is it unsustainable from an environmental perspective (for being so meat-centric and reliant on imported tropical ingredients), but I also dislike how inaccurate the modern …

Vegetarian Kitchen: Long-term vegetarians say a lot has changed for the better, but that’s only half the story – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… 10 years, Hunnewell’s strong will is a common trait. People who are happy to go with the flow and decide to become vegetarians often find that the flow heads right back to the hamburger joint. According to a recent survey by the Humane Research Council, 84 percent of people who adopt a vegetarian diet eventually start eating meat again. However, more than a third of these former vegetarians say they’d like to give up meat again. It seems only the tough (some might say stubborn) survive to …

Montreal Restaurant Serves A Classic Poutine Even Vegetarians Can Eat | MTL Blog

… “signature poutine” taste. I love the black bean gravy and sweet potato fries dish which Lola Rosa serves as a “poutine” at their Parc location, but no real Montrealer would be caught dead referring to it as such. It’s delicious, but it’s far from being a classic poutine. To finish reading the article, please click on this link: via Montreal Restaurant Serves A Classic Poutine Even vegetarians Can Eat | MTL Blog. …

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

… that’s his real name) about the risks and benefits of being a vegetarian. First a definition: vegetarians eat no meat, meat products, poultry, or fish. The American Dietetic Association classifies vegetarians more specifically: • Vegans exclude all animal products (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and other dairy products). • Lactovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, fish, and eggs but include dairy products. • Lacto-ovovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, and fish but include dairy …

Vegetarianism 101: Make your transition a slow one – San Antonio Express-News

… Vegetarian” (Sourcebooks, $12.99), to ask her for tips on going cutting out meat as painlessly as possible. First, she said, it’s important to understand the spectrum of vegetarianism. Vegans don’t eat any animal products; flexitarians tend not to eat meat but don’t rule it out completely. In the middle, you’ll find lacto-ovo vegetarians, who won’t eat meat but do eat dairy and eggs; and pescatarians, who eat fish. “Or there’s a new word I just heard, ‘reducetarian,’ …

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

A vegetarian can have a healthy lifestyle when it comes to food habits. A balanced diet for them is easily possible but most vegetarians don’t take care to consume an important nutrient of a balanced diet — the proteins. The richest sources of protein are usually not consumed by vegetarians — meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Being the building blocks of a human body, proteins are essential for the proper functioning of all the organ in our bodies. Therefore vegetarians have to work a …

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank Adds A Kinder Option For People In Need

Apparently $100 buys a lot of vegetarian food. “We’ve been amazed when we go shopping and we’re buying bags of rice and lentils, how much stuff we have in our cart for $100,” says Matthew Noble, director of the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB), tells The Huffington Post Canada. The Toronto-based animal activist, along with other volunteers, just started the new program, motivated by what he sees as the lack of options for vegans and vegetarians at existing food banks in the city. …

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 …

From radical to trendy for Mainers living without meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

vegetarians think deeply about food, and many here in Maine are willing to share their thoughts. I discovered this after posting a message online seeking Maine vegetarians willing to be interviewed. I crossed my fingers and hoped I’d hear from five, maybe six people. I feared I’d hear from no one. Then I hit enter. To my surprise, my inbox and voicemail were soon flooded with more than 70 messages. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many of these people. Some are brand-new …

Meat-Eaters And Vegetarians Meet In The Middle: The Birth Of ‘Reducetarianism’

… picture of an ideal world where we were all vegetarians. He quickly reminded the audience that it was a romantic ideal, but there are ways to reduce human damage to the earth, and it’s as simple as just being aware and lowering meat intake. “We all know vegans and vegetarians, the modern-day pioneers abstaining from meat are onto something, even if we ourselves choose to eat eggs or meat,” Kateman said in a TedxTalk that aired in November. “We know our planet is in trouble, and we know …

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

Think about protein. Your protein needs can easily be met by eating a variety of plant foods. Sources of protein for vegetarians include beans and peas, nuts, and soy products (such as tofu, tempeh). Lacto-ovo vegetarians also get protein from eggs and dairy foods. Bone up on sources of calcium. Calcium is used for building bones and teeth. Some vegetarians consume dairy products, which are excellent sources of calcium. Other sources of calcium for vegetarians include calcium-fortified …

Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo’s 50,000 restaurants to offer meat free dishes – News – Food and Drink – The Independent

In a bright, modern restaurant in west Tokyo, a quiet revolution is being plotted. About 30 vegetarians have met to discuss how they can convince the restaurants of Japan’s capital city to start serving vegetarian food. Tokyo may be the gastronomic capital of the world – with more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city – but it has lagged behind in catering for those who don’t eat meat. But with Japan hosting the Olympics in 2020, and the associated influx of vegetarian …

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

… a almost-vegetarian Bengali mother, the two communities who are otherwise notorious for their meaty appetites. In short, stereotypes all around. And yet here I am today lamenting the, if you may pardon the term, slaughter of us non-vegetarians at the hands of these supposedly morally upright-er vegans who cast aspersions on our very raison d’être for preferring a diet with meat in it. When did this happen? How did it come to be that we were equivocally accepting of people who wanted to make a …

Peanut butter: the vegetarian conspiracy | OUPblog

… their health, and many fell in love with the foods served there—particularly peanut butter. It soon became a passion with health-food advocates nationwide, and newspapers and magazines quoted vegetarians extolling its virtues. A vegetarianism advocate, Ellen Goodell Smith, published the first recipe for a peanut butter sandwich in her Practical Cook and Text Book for General Use (1896). Homemade peanut butter was initially ground in a mortar and pestle, but this required considerable effort. …

7 Thanksgiving Problems All Vegetarians Have To Deal With – MTV

It’s a day to give thanks and spend time with loved ones, but for those who don’t celebrate the “turkey” part of turkey day, Thanksgiving also means navigating a litany of issues that only fellow herbivores will truly be able to sympathize with. Here are some vegetarian Thanksgiving problems that harken back to the first time a pilgrim passed the meat dish without taking any… via 7 Thanksgiving Problems All vegetarians Have To Deal With – MTV. …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner seems to get more complicated every year, as guests bring a whole host of dietary restrictions, eating preferences and food issues to feasts across the country along with the customary bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. vegetarians and vegans are perhaps the most common people hosts find themselves catering to nowadays, and finding ways to offer good meal options that don’t include meat or animal-based products can be a difficult task. But the good news is that with a …

Vegetarian gravy that won’t leave you missing meat – Longview News-Journal: Food

In case there is any doubt, let’s clear this up: You don’t have to eat meat to crave gravy at Thanksgiving. Unfortunately for vegetarians, much of the gravy served on Turkey Day is made using the drippings of the big bird. And with good reason; turkey gravy is delicious. But in the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough to serve to everyone, no matter what one’s preference on turkey. via …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… beneficial to one’s health,” says Brooke Alpert, a registered dietitian-nutritionist and founder of B Nutritious. vegetarians are at lower risk for developing heart disease, colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension, according to the American Dietetic Association. “Even if you aren’t interested or ready to go vegan or vegetarian, seeking an alternative protein source for at least one meal a week can be beneficial,” says Alpert. With that in mind, Alpert …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

My husband and I became pescetarians, or vegetarians who eat seafood, two years ago as a result of my columns on vegan chef Roni Shapiro (September 2012), on the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (March 2013) and my eye-opening research into food industry practices. I also have celiac disease and eat gluten-free. I am not alone. More people are radically altering their diets for health, medical or animal-cruelty reasons. Food allergies, some life-threatening, and celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity …

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

… while 29% of the group were lacto-ovo vegetarians. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat eggs and/or dairy products, but no flesh (or less than once a month). Ten percent of the group were pesco-vegetarians who ate fish, milk, and eggs, but no meat or poultry.  Five percent classified themselves as semi-vegetarians, eating meat, poultry, and fish less than once per week. (3) Over the six years study, approximately 2,570 deaths occurred. Those who ate some form of a vegetarian or vegan diet were 12% less …

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

… vitamins and a big sense of humour”, and said that many Spaniards “consider a dead pig to be a vegetable”. Things, however, are changing. In 2011, the Happy Cow vegetarian website  listed 353 vegetarian or vegan restaurants in the country. This year’s figure is 686, an increase of 94%. Over the same period the number of such restaurants in the UK has increased by 60%, from 842 to 1344. via Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | Life and style | The …

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. …

Vegetarian tagine recipe will make believers out of carnivores | The Miami Herald

… salad served cold) and triangles  (deep-fried, salty, triangle-shaped French pastries stuffed with beef). The star of the show was always a fresh Moroccan-style couscous with all of the trimmings: baked squash, turnips and carrots all sprinkled with cinnamon, slow-cooked chickpeas and a lamb-stewed gravy. I’ve only really mastered one of my mother’s classic Sephardic recipes, but it happens to be the easiest to make, and I’ve also found it to be the easiest to make for vegetarians. If …

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 …

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

… Vegetarian Resource Group found that 4 percent of those ages 8 to 18 identified themselves as vegetarians. That’s roughly two million children, including a half-million vegans. Bookstores teem with volumes like “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids ” and “Give Peas a Chance .” Perhaps inevitably, a sequel to the 2011 best-selling book “Go the ____ to Sleep” is scheduled to come out this fall. The title: “You Have to ____ing Eat.” Photo via When There’s a …

Being a teen vegetarian doesn’t limit options – Entertainment & Life – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

… farmers overfeed their chickens or pump steroids into them so the breasts have more meat. They grow so fat that they can no longer walk. Most of us never think about that while chowing down on a pack of McNuggets. For some vegetarians, giving up meat doesn’t have to be about loving animals. Choosing alternative protein sources could be about just trying to eat healthier or lose weight. Ryley Roesch, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, has been a vegetarian for seven …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

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

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

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

Why Richard Corrigan is turning vegetarian – Independent.ie

… restaurants. All are deservedly popular, and serve wholesome and nourishing vegetarian food that won’t break the bank. In Cork, Denis Cotter’s highly regarded Cafe Paradiso is where Irish vegetarians go for a gourmet experience. But none of these restaurants could be said to have scaled the heights of the very sophisticated vegetarian and plant-based food that exists in other capital cities around the world. Dublin’s vegetarians will be in for a treat if Corrigan elects to go …

Weeknight Vegetarian: Quinoa strategies, cont’d. – The Washington Post

Every so often, I come back to quinoa. For those who remember what I’ve said about it before, this is perhaps surprising. But the fact is, it’s hard to escape this little pseudo-grain (really a seed), which tends to turn up just about everywhere you look. That’s especially true when it comes to vegetarian recipes. And for good reason: Too many vegetarians are really carb-etarians, and if you’re looking for foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, sooner than later you’ll run …

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 …

Spinach Walnut Pesto Pasta | Valdosta Today – South Georgia’s News Source

Yum, Yum! Looks absolutely delicious! We’re anything BUT vegetarian at the Harp household. We were probably a pack of wolves in another life, actually.  However, whether a lifestyle choice or a health choice, more and more are living the vegetarian way.  We have friends who are vegetarians, Kristy and her husband Donaldson Johnson.  You may think, if you’re carnivorous as are we, that you can’t possibly have anything food-related in common with vegetarians. I say you can and should be …

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, …

SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

… items quickly outpaced many of the favorite items that had been on the menu for years, and the restaurants now are attracting a broader market share, including many vegetarians and vegans. “By offering both types of food, there is really something for everyone now,” said Justin Lopez, a vegetarian himself and the son of Mary Harrigan. While it’s too early to know the final sales numbers, Lopez says, the new dishes are contributing to the overall success of the family business. “We’re …

Judaism: Vegetarian and Kosher

Here is an interesting article relating to being both a Vegetarian and Jewish.  However, the issue is a valid one for all vegetarians. This article came from  Israel National News. Q. Is all vegetarian food kosher? A. Unfortunately, supposed vegetarian food is sometimes not even vegetarian. Restaurants, pizza shops and fast food outlets which focus on meat (obviously t’refah i.e. unkosher) often purport to offer vegetarian options but there is no guarantee that the ingredients really …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

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

GP’s view: Vegetarianism

… that included lean meats, fish and seafood. Vegetarianism generally means little more than a diet that excludes meat, fish and seafood; what it may include varies greatly from one vegetarian to another. Some vegetarians include dairy and eggs and some even include seafood, the so-called “pescatarians”. The keys to a good diet, whether you decide to be strictly vegetarian, predominantly vegetarian or omnivore, are variety, balance, adequate nutrient content, sufficient but not …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

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

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

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

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