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

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

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

… dish from Italy to the U.S. Our Southwestern Quesadillas make an easy weeknight meal or a quick snack. No ham on hand? The recipe is great with leftover chicken, or leave it out to make it vegetarian. We added black beans to our Southwestern Perogies, upping the protein and fibre for a hearty meal. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Add some pep to your pasta with Southwestern veggie Lasagna | Edmonton Journal …

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 …

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

… Bourne says in “The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World.” But the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization predicts grain production will need to grow by at least 70% by 2050 to keep up with population growth, he writes. Even California Gov. Jerry Brown has weighed in on the use of resources, saying during a recent conversation about the drought: “If you asked me, I think you should be eating veggie burgers.” So what does that mean for responsible …

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 …

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

By Josh Scherer | July 9, 2015   As beef prices continue to rise and McDonald’s hemorrhages profits, new players are jumping into the burger game. Chipotle’s vegan tofu and chile Sofritas went national about a year ago, White Castle officially made its veggie sliders a permanent menu item in March, and Wendy’s is fresh off a single-city black-bean burger test run that was so successful it went viral. Plant-based foods are coming in hot to the quick-serve game—whether it’s …

Vegetarian Barbecue – Food – Forward.com

By Jean Hanks | July 9, 2015 Whenever I’m invited to a summer barbecue, for a few seconds, I panic: What am I going to eat? As a pescatarian, I know I’m going to be one of the few people, if not the only person, not partaking of the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs. I also know that it’s unlikely, especially if it’s a potluck, that the table will be overflowing with healthy salads. And I don’t relish the idea of taking up space on someone else’s grill for my veggie fare. So before …

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 …

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

… locally sourced as possible. While California has a few veggie fast foods joints already, a new one, with a well-established name in health food, is on the horizon. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Step Aside Big Mac, Vegetarian Gets the Drive-Thru Treatment | The Range: The Tucson Weekly’s Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly …

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

… nutrition consultant, Tripti Gupta. “A detox is a change of diet from what you are currently eating, especially if you have overeaten or indulged in something like alcohol. It helps to get your body back to normal. So, going vegetarian is just one of the ways of detoxing,” says dietician Eileen Canday. She also feels that getting a good source of fibre and hydration of the body are the most positive aspects of a veggie detox. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

Vegetarian Protein Meal Ideas | POPSUGAR Fitness

… looking to build muscle, pea protein has been shown to provide the essential amino acids to help build and repair muscle tissue, similar to whey protein. What’s more, they’re also diet friendly: a meta-analysis study published in the journal Obesity reported that eating about one cup of beans, peas, lentils, or chickpeas resulted in subjects feeling 31 percent fuller. How to Get More: Split peas are great when made into a hummus-like dip or veggie burgers. You can also use a …

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

By Ofer Aderet | May 26, 2015 veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time Decades before vegetarianism became trendy, Fania Lewando cooked up a non-meat storm in her restaurant, attracting such diners as Marc Chagall. The Yiddish cookbook she wrote nearly vanished. Now it can be read in English. Several years ago, the director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York offered something to members of a reading group – an offer they couldn’t refuse. “She …

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 …

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

… comes amid the launch of a petition on Change.org by stuntman Steve-O of MTV’s “Jackass” and “Wildboyz,” which asks the fast food chain to add a veggie burger to their menu. The appeal has garnered more than 24,700 of the requested 25,000 signatures in about a week. Likewise, health and wellness author, Kathy Freston launched a similar petition on Change.org appealing to McDonald’s for healthy meatless menu options. Were Wendy’s to add the vegetarian burger to their menus …

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 …

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

… handing off the meat to hungry fellow actors. But every once in a while a wonderful surprise comes along: the vegetarian bentō. Yes, they do exist, and they are a beautiful sight. Vegetarian bentōs will likely be prepared with quality ingredients, which are often organic or macrobiotic. And when I open one of these colorful boxes of joy (on the rare occasion when they’re available) they’re met with the envious gazes of those left with standard meat choices, which makes me wonder why veggie …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

… levels, and provide high amounts of protein and important minerals including B-vitamins — all with virtually no fat. Perhaps the best feature of lentils is their texture. Their tiny round shape provides a chewy element to a soup, salad or veggie burger. The ideal texture comes from the variety of lentil you decide to cook with, and I’ve come to appreciate certain types for this particular reason. The black lentils, also known as beluga, and the green lentils, known as French lentils, are my …

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

… week. You won’t have to spend much time cooking, and your total meal costs will come to as little as $1 to $2 a meal.​ You can use black beans to make tacos, burritos, quesadillas or veggie and black bean bowls. You can also garnish with cheese and salsa as you’d like. If you’re not a fan of black beans, substitute pinto beans or combine the two for added flavor combinations. 2. Make Your Own Hummus One pound of dried chickpeas also costs about $1.50. Soak these overnight, …

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

By Rupert Steiner in Malmo, Sweden | April 2, 2015   Our new vegetarian meatballs will save the planet, says IKEA: Flat-pack furniture firm says meat-free makeover will cut carbon emissions by half IKEA hopes to save the planet with chickpea and kale ‘veggie balls’ The ‘non-meat meatball’ also contains carrots, peppers and peas  Swedish flat-pack firm sells one billion regular meatballs every year It changed the world with its flat-pack furniture and now Ikea …

A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times

By Ananda Jacobs, Published March 24 2015 The “Big Three” in veggie burger making are tofu, beans and mushrooms. Japan prides itself on tofu — and by extension beans — and mushroom varieties are a mainstay of the nation’s cuisine. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Japan cooks up a variety of veggie burgers. A quick internet search can reveal a fair number of options in Tokyo. DevaDeva Cafe in Kichijoji (devadevacafe.com) apparently does a mean vegan burger, and …

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

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

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… for McDonalds, slavering over the forbidden fruit that is a Double Big Mac with Cheese and Extra Gherkins. I don’t blame him. At least let your kids experience the joy that is a bacon sandwich, or a tender piece of roast chicken, before subjecting them to a lifetime of Sunday nut roasts and tofu sandwiches. If they decide they want to be veggie when they reach an intelligent age, good for them! But don’t decide for them – let them make their own choice. Journalist and broadcaster …

Crunch Numbers, Not Dead Animals, and See How Many Lives You Can Save | TakePart

… spared, 1,950 pounds of meat not consumed, and 16,090 pounds of carbon dioxide kept from entering the atmosphere. The data is based on USDA statistics for the average amount of meat consumed per capita. Obviously, the calculator neglects some key variables—a hardcore carnivore is going to have a greater impact by stopping incessant meat eating than a more naturally veggie-inclined diner, for example—but it seems like the website would rather focus on the bigger picture than mince numbers. …

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

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

You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online

… around 7,500. Urging people to go veggie, the page says: “We use fewer resources and contribute less CO2 to the atmosphere. “Raising livestock contributes more to global warming than automobiles, and is the second leading cause of global warming behind industrial pollution.” But meat eater Steve Hunt, 41, of south London said he would never give up meat. via You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online. …

7 Vegetarian Recipes That Aren’t Salad | InStyle

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

Vanilla makes vegetarianism the new Black

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

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

… somewhat, but have good intentions of getting fully back on track. While not everyone is willing to go vegan, for those who are, it’s not something you do overnight or without guidance. Here are some tips on making the transition: Start with the familiar Identify plant-based meals you are already eating (e.g., chickpea curry, veggie burgers, tofu stir-fry, black-bean tacos or a green salad with lentils) and rotate them into your menu more often. Even a breakfast of fruit and whole-grain toast …

Why I’m going vegetarian after seeing shocking Animal Aid film of UK abbatoir cruelty

19 February 2015 by Kate Morris  I’m going vegetarian after eating meat for 50 years, since seeing shocking film of UK abbatoir cruelty One in eight Brits are now vegetarian. Kate Morris explains why, after eating meat all her life, the recent undercover footage of animal cruelty has made her become one too Going veggie: Kate is going to be eating a lot more of these I have always had a strong empathy with animals. I once spent three days of a seven-day holiday finding a home for a tiny …

Plant-based menu options sprouting up everywhere | Windsor Star

… sold-out vegan night last autumn, he said, they decided to offer vegan-friendly courses on their Winter Bites menu in January – think dishes like pasta e fagioli made with red kidney beans and fresh tomato or a veggie sandwich made with rapini, marinated roasted red peppers and eggplant. Even non-vegans were ordering the vegan dessert! Rocca said the maple pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream and pecans was such a hit it might make it onto the menu permanently. To finish reading …

6 Tips for Tastier Vegetarian Food

Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like Yotam Ottelenghi—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don’t need meat for flavor or substance. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, a fan of Meatless Monday, or begrudgingly eat your greens, there are a few tricks of the trade for making meat-free meals more satisfying. 1. Embrace Alterna-Protein This (hopefully) goes without saying: A vegetarian meal needn’t be comprised …

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals (From Swindon Advertiser)

Rosemarie Orwin, 52, Okus, life model and founder of Modelled me UK, tells us about her life with food Do you cook a lot yourself? What is your failsafe dish? I don’t tend to do the cooking but when I do, my failsafe dish is Spaghetti Bolognese. Where do you like to eat out? How often? When I’ve got the money, Bistro Les Chats. What do you always hope to find on a menu? For starter? Main course? Dessert? Risotto or a vegetarian dish (I’m not vegetarian but love veggie meals). Dessert has …

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

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

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

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

Burger King bigwig goes for veggie startup

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

Tofurky’s 20th Anniversary: Founder Seth Tibbott’s Favorite Vegetarian Turkey Recipe: Glamour.com

… and founder of Tofurky, to ask him all about his now-iconic all-American veggie staple. Here are some key points from our epic conversation: How he came up with the idea for Tofurky: “I’ve been a vegetarian since 1973, and every year, when Thanksgiving would come around, there’d be nothing for me to eat—at least nothing really protein-y, nothing you could sit at the center of a table. There were gluten roasts, but you couldn’t cut them with a chainsaw. What we were …

Mediterranean, vegetarian or pescetarian: Which is best for health and the environment?

The global drive toward more meat and dairy consumption could increase diet-related disease and boost greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, but other dietary patterns could provide answers, claims a study published in Nature. Mediterranean diet has ‘lasting’ health benefits, say researchers veggie NPD isn’t about recreating meat but demonstrating an alternative, says Italian firm The study, led by David Tilman of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Ecology, said the current …

Harley’s is a coffee house with heart – Falkirk Herald

… meat-eating friend and son to Harley’s to see what the fuss was about and were impressed at the friendly atmosphere, fantastic prices and delicious food. While Harrison tucked into his pork sausages, I opted for the Vegetarian Flying Scotsman – veggie haggis with a creamy sauce and cheese served in a panini while Jacqui had a pulled pork and barbeque sauce panini. Both were served with coleslaw and salad; at £4.50 each the price is akin to fast food joints but the quality is far superior. …

Vegetarianism on the rise in Spain

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

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

… open to trying some of these clever dishes. In fact, my cooking club, Girls on the Grill, Too, recently had a vegetarian theme (hosted by Kristy) and we all discovered there are many delicious ways to “go” vegetarian.  I even have a veggie lasagna on the Plat du Jour menu.  Now, when we have dinner at the Johnson’s, we insist on Kristy allowing us to enjoy her creations as well. With that in mind, I wanted to share what is actually a good pesto recipe I found on The Candid Appetite that …

What Do You Eat? The Staples of a Vegetarian Diet

As someone who has been living the vegetarian lifestyle for quite a few years now, I’ve been asked many questions about what it’s like to not include meat, fish and meat products in my diet. However, there are two questions that come up time and time again: “What exactly do you eat?” And, my personal favorite, “But where do you get your protein?” So whether your going veggie or just trying to eat healthier, these are the vegetarian staples for a well-balanced diet! The truth is …

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

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

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

My mouth is watering just posting this article. I totally agree with the opening sentence in this article.  Vegetarian food does not have to be bland and dull. Mexican restaurant chain Las Iguanas has restaurants around the country, including Liverpool, and they pride themselves on their tasty vegetarian food. Lucy Harwood, Head of Brand and resident vegetarian at Las Iguanas, says: “You wouldn’t expect the restaurant industry to be particularly welcoming of a veggie in their midst, but …

National Vegetarian Week: Time to stop and think about food choices

Leonardo Da Vinci once said: “The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” Mohandas Gandhi put his name to the veggie cause when he said: “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” We’re mentioning this because it’s National Vegetarian Week this week, so there will be many of us who stop and think about their food choices in the coming days. …

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

The following article was written by Kirstie McCrum. With an array of ingredients best described as ‘nature’s bounty’, vegetarian food doesn’t have to be dull. In fact, these veggie recipes are likely to be some of the most exciting you’ve ever tasted When anyone tells you to “eat your greens”, chances are you’re catapulted back to a childhood nightmare when you weren’t allowed to leave the table as long as a solitary soggy Brussels sprout remained on your plate. Happily, …

Turnip the heat: The perfect vegetarian BBQ

For most, the thought of barbecuing immediately brings to mind sizzling sausages, charring rump steaks, and browning chops. The grill is, quite simply, synonymous with meat. I often feel sorry for non meat-eaters during barbecue season. I want to weep for veggie pals forced to have another sad Portobello mushroom in a bap as the rest of us dig into juicy quarter pounders. Neither does Quorn, and its various mockmeat relatives, overly appeal. Those dry, grey patties look about as appetising …

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