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Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism? – The Local

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

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

By Lynn Griffith | September 21, 2015 In the United States, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that discrimination laws apply to employees’ dress and grooming.  Some religions prohibit wearing certain garments and others require hair to be certain lengths.  The law requires employers to make accommodations and be respectful of this, whether it is a newly adopted religious change, or one that has been a part of a person’s life for years. (1) It is interesting that in …

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

By Neha Borkar | September 20, 2015 India is all about amazing stories! Apart from historical monuments which makes a place interesting, there are many other miraculous stories which makes India a truly incredible country. Once such story is of Babiya, a crocodile who guards the famous Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala. Legend has it that, Babiya is a local guardian of the temple. Babiya only eats the temple prasad which is made of rice and jaggery and does not harm anyone, including the fish in …

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

By John H. Tibbetts | September 3, 2015 Aquaculture production has more than doubled since 2000, putting pressure on the stocks of small fish used to feed farmed salmon and other species. But researchers are now developing plant-based feeds that could put the industry on a more sustainable path. In a quiet valley just outside Bozeman, Montana, a trout stream by the name of Bridger Creek flows past a circle of low-rise buildings, including a structure that holds about 250 tanks of rainbow trout …

Ettie’s Eats: Vegetarian Chickpea Stew

From 417 Magazine | Ettie’s Eats | September 2015 Before I dive into this recipe, I have some bittersweet news. After three wonderful years at 417 Magazine, I am leaving to start a new adventure in my writing career. As part of that leap into the unknown, the Ettie’s Eats blog will be moving to a new home where you can continue to follow along with my cooking mishaps and meet some of the interesting characters I run into along the way. Click here to see the new site! And if …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat | Grist

By Grist staff | June 25, 2015 Hold on to your barf bags, folks: China’s latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term “dry-aged beef.” NPR has the story: China’s customs agents have seized thousands of tons of frozen chicken wings, beef and pork that were smuggled by gangs. Weighing more than 100,000 tons, the meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million — but it also poses serious health risks, officials said. News of the seizure comes from state-run …

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 …

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? …

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 …

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

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 …

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

By Dan Stock, Herald Sun | May 19, 2015 THE Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations tells us to do it. So, too, world cancer research bodies. The Intercontinental Panel on Climate Change highlights it as a major contributing factor and don’t even think of getting the likes of Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth started. But the message is starting to sink in. Eating less meat is good for us, and good for the planet. Not that you’d know this from dining at Transformer. In …

– Maine woman founded church, converted followers to vegetarianism

By Avery Yale Kamila | May 13, 2015 Vegetarianism can sometimes seem like a 1970s fad that mushroomed alongside organic food. However, meatless eating stretches back through recorded history to ancient Greece and India, waxing and waning in popularity over the ages with the rise and fall of religious and philosophical ideas. We Mainers can claim our own share of its history, most prominently in the life of Ellen Gould White. “It is impossible to talk about vegetarianism in the 21st century …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

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

Charles Krauthammer: A vegetarian future – Fayetteville Observer: National Columns

By Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post columnist | May 9, 2015 We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with – some participating in – human slavery? Or fourscore years later, how could the saintly Lincoln, an implacable opponent of slavery, have nevertheless spoken of and …

Oregon companies join vegetarian food fight – Portland Business Journal

By Wendy Culverwell, Staff Reporter: Portland Business Journal | May 4, 2015 Oregon is well-represented in a brewing battle over the final version of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. With a comment deadline looming Friday, the meat, dairy and now plant-based industries are lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to include their views in the final recommendations of what Americans should eat. The agencies are required to review the guidelines …

Peruvian Cuisine Today — Fusion Flavors and Superfoods | Manuel Villacorta

By Manuel Villacorta | April 27, 2015 Last month I went back to my native Peru to visit the capitol, Lima, and explore the new food developments popping up. Since I wrote my two Peruvian superfoods books, Peruvian cuisine has taken off in the United States as well as around the world. Those popular effects are being felt in Peru as well, as Lima experiences a growing gastronomic explosion. On this recent journey, I wanted to see firsthand how chefs in these fantastic new restaurants of Lima are …

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

By Ananda Jacobs | April 24, 2015 In the TV industry, bentō (boxed lunches) come with the territory, and, in my years here, I’ve seen nearly every type of bentō you could imagine. They are, however, often ordered in bulk and usually contain some kind of meat or fish. Still, to refuse a bentō on set (in favor of eating your own packed lunch or running to the nearest convenience store) means it will go to waste, so I’ve spent many breaks between takes picking through the edible bits and …

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. …

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

By Michael Hastings/Winston-Salem Journal | April 22, 2015 One of the most interesting vegetarian cookbooks I’ve seen in a while is the aptly titled  “A Modern Way to Eat.” The book is by Anna Jones, a British food stylist who honed her skills working for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for seven years. Jones’ taste for vibrant vegetarian dishes is enough to whet just about any appetite. But this book has a lot more going for it. It’s clever, well-organized, and, most important, it …

The rise of the flexitarian

By Luc Rinaldi | April 19, 2015 Cheeseburger-loving flexitarians are driving a vegan boom—to the ire of some When Annabelle Randles’s friends throw dinner parties, they’re unsure whether to invite her. When she attends vegan trade shows to represent By Nature, her U.K.-based organic-products online store, and tells her customers she’s not vegan, she gets strange looks. And when she posts recipes with meat on her blog, The Flexitarian, she feels the wrath of her hard-core vegetarian …

New science on cholesterol, eggs and vegetarian diets | The Seattle Times

By Carrie Dennett | April 5, 2015 The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has reached some new conclusions about how Americans do and should eat. On Nutrition What’s in store for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines? Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans gets an update. This gives the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) the opportunity to review and reflect on the changing state of the science on nutrition and health, as well as statistics about how we eat as a …

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 …

Vegan blogger Dreena Burton says her recipes will make you go meat-free | Daily Mail Online

By Maybelle Morgan for MailOnline | 27 March 2015 Most meat-eaters would physically cringe at the phrase ‘plant-based’ diet, but one woman has made it her aim to educate the world about the benefits of going vegan. Cookbook author Dreena Burton, 44, stopped eating meat, fish and animal products 20 years and during that time, has written five best-selling cookbooks. The Vancouver-based author’s most recent, Plant-Powered Families, includes more than 100 whole-food, vegan recipes …

Ottawa yogis and childhood chums open vegetarian restaurant | Ottawa Citizen

By Karen Turner, Ottawa Citizen, Posted March 22 2015 Call it pure luck or pure determination, but Amber Stratton and Jen Dalgleish have come a long way from selling handmade clay jewelry to their Grade 6 classmates in Manotick. Fast-forward 23 years, the longtime best friends now own two Pure Yoga Ottawa studios (270 Richmond Rd. and 359 Bank St.) and recently opened Pure Kitchen (formerly Milagro Grill at 357 Richmond Rd.), a vegetarian restaurant and juice bar in Westboro. “It was …

Matt Ball: Changing the world by example, advocacy

By Justin Sayers, Special to the Arizona Daily Star, Posted March 21st 2015 As someone who’s been a vegan for nearly 25 years and is well involved in the local animals rights community, Peggy Raisglid admits she was nervous when prominent activist Matt Ball showed up at her vegetarian eatery. “He was kind of like a hero long before I ever met him,” said Raisglid, who owns the Lovin’ Spoonfuls Restaurant, 2990 N. Campbell Ave. “The name was well known to me.” Ball co-founded Vegan …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

By Avery Yale Kamila, Posted March 18 2015 Sam Moore never knew any vegans until he went vegan himself two years ago. “Veganism is a very new idea to a lot of people, including me,” said Moore, 35. The Maine native, who now lives in North Conway, New Hampshire, took the vegan plunge after watching YouTube videos of cooks preparing raw food. “I tried to do some of the things they were doing, but it was cumbersome and difficult,” Moore said. Then he discovered the growing number of …

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

By Susan Raab, Posted 18 March 2015 School lunch is big business, and the meals provided by school cafeterias are both critical for some students and challenging to fund for school districts that supply them. Debates have raged nationally for decades about which foods to serve, whether to supply hot meals as well as cold, and how to entice kids to make better food choices in the lunch line. First Lady Michelle Obama has made the fight to provide healthy meals in school her cornerstone …

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 …

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

By Josh Scherer, posted March 10, 2015 Assistant Editor Josh Scherer has written for Epicurious, Thrillist, and Los Angeles magazine. He is constantly covered in corn chip crumbs. Wearable tech products like the Fitbit and Nike Fuel Band—and the new Apple watch—allow casual joggers and hardcore crossfitters alike to track every metric from their workout. Fitness aficionados can now calculate their average heart rate, total power output, and calories burned over a long period of time and see …

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 …

Avoid cruelty, go vegetarian | The Border Mail

March 3, 2015, midnight “IF slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” Paul McCartney’s comment hits close to home this week. Wangaratta’s Gathercole’s abattoir on Greta Road has been investigated by the meat industry regulator PrimeSafe and found to have breached essential animal welfare standards. Footage posted online in January revealed an employee of Gathercole’s abattoir cut the throats of lambs while they appeared to be conscious and moving. The same …

Fredericksburg woman’s soup business grows organically – Fredericksburg.com: Local Business

BY LINDLEY ESTES/THE FREE LANCE-STAR, Posted on Mar 1, 2015 Kelly Pawlik only uses organic, locally grown ingredients in her soups, so it’s fitting that her business City Soup grew in the same way. In November Pawlik, 44, began the business out of the kitchen of her Willis Street home in Fredericksburg as a way to make extra cash, but word bubbled through the community. Likes on the business’ Facebook page, its only means of marketing, grew exponentially. The Fredericksburg-area native had …

Vanilla makes vegetarianism the new Black

By Liz O’Keefe, 27th February 2015 Vanilla Black co-owner and head chef, Andrew Dargue, speaks exclusively to Produce Business UK about heading up the vegetarian revolution and making fruit and veg the stars of the show Tucked away in the winding streets of London’s Chancery Lane is a high-end, fine-dining Michelin-recommended restaurant called Vanilla Black, which just happens to be vegetarian. Andrew Dargue and his co-owner and partner Donna Conroy stand out in many ways. For a start, …

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

By Weiling Fu | 02.18.2015 | Editor’s note: This post comes from Weiling Fu, our lead web designer at GRACE. Weiling is originally from Taiwan and now lives in Brooklyn, where she hosts a great annual New Year’s party. This year, however, she’s in Taiwan, celebrating with her family, so we are especially glad to share her post and recipes. Gong Xi Fa Zai! This zodiac year will be the year of Goat. The Year of the Goat starts Feb. 19, 2015 (the Lunar New Year) and lasts to …

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 …

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

VEGETARIAN KITCHEN Posted February 18  BY AVERY YALE KAMILA EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a seven-part series on what it’s like to be a vegetarian in Maine today. At a time when most of her peers are retired and some are finding themselves occupying hospital beds, Carole Hunne- well, 80, works four nights a week as an intensive care nurse. She fills the rest of her time volunteering for children’s causes and animal shelters. “My mind is sharp, and people say I have an incredible …

Bone Broth, the Healing Soup From the Paleolithic Diet (Also a Vegetarian Alternative) | Sat Hon

From ancient time, one of the foundations of the Paleolithic diet is “bone broth,” the clear, concentrated protein-rich elixir that Chinese herbalists and chefs have known more or less forever as healing stock. Our ancient Ice Age ancestors probably made theirs by sinking fire-heated river stones into the stomachs of mammoths they were able to hunt in a cooperative effort, and the subsequent festivity and banquets for the hunters and tribes would be this bone soup, a communal broth …

Derek Rielly: Becoming a vegetarian… again

He was a bigger than average fish, some kind of striped tropical creature cooped up in an aquarium in the Spanish city of San Sebastian. A pretty thing that caught the eye. And as I roamed the dark halls he followed. I’d stop. He’d stop. I’d stare. He’d…well sure, fish don’t blink. But you get the picture. I’m not one for epiphanies, generally, but as I looked at that damn fish I said aloud, “I will never eat one of you bastards ever again!” It …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

For years, Jennifer Karches was a proud vegetarian. It sounds healthy, right? And by eliminating meat from her diet, she was not contributing to animal cruelty. “I kind of felt virtuous being a vegetarian,” said Karches, of Bowling Green. Then in 2010, through her job at WBGU-TV, Karches met Dr. Neal Barnard, an author, researcher and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who came to the station for a fundraiser. “I got to meet him when he was there and I got to …

Paleo eaters need to start grappling with issues of sustainability : TreeHugger

Promoting a meat-centric diet for health reasons is one thing, but such a diet has planetary repercussions that can no longer be ignored. The Paleo diet is all the rage within the CrossFit community. For the past two years, since joining the local gym, I’ve heard countless conversations about why we need to eat like our Paleolithic ancestors, ditch the horrible carbohydrates, and eat meat, meat, and more meat. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you bacon and that’s pretty …

Vegetarian Diet Reverses Coronary Artery Disease

“A way to reverse CAD?” J Fam Pract 2014 Jul;63(7):356-364b.         This study was a prospective cohort of 198 self-selected, adult patients with documented coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who followed a strict, plant-based dietary intervention in addition to standard medical therapy.1 The study examined compliance with diet as well as adverse cardiovascular events in both adherent and nonadherent …

Portobello and Beans Vegetarian Chili, Meatless Friday

The Garden Society at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan, had many volunteers and a core group of five women. The society began in 2005 and continues to this day. I retired from the group in 2013, leaving it in the competent hands of the dedicated Master Gardener, Ann. The garden society’s goal was (and still is) to build and maintain gardens of prayer and memorial on the 95 acre site. One of the first memorial gardens established in 2006 was the Stella Smythe Ornamental Grass …

The 7 Types of Vegetarians, Because There’s More Than One Way Not To Fry a Fish | Bustle

Here’s a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek look at vegetarianism: I dipped my toe into the vegetarian pond the summer before my sophomore year of college. I had just seen Food Inc. for the first time (an emotional cinematic experience for my 19-year-old self) and was ready to make a Life Change. That summer, I was still pretty unsure about this whole college thing. I had yet to experience that “ah ha” moment the brochures all promised, and I was searching for friends, an academic focus …

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

Meatless Monday is not a new concept, but it is becoming an increasingly common one in even the most bacon-loving family kitchen as people look to save money, calories and maybe even the planet. While we are still eating more meat than nearly any other country, per capita meat intake in the United States has dropped 12 percent in the past five years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. A Harvard study recently touted the many health benefits of eating less red meat, finding …

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

Charting a family history can take many forms. Sometimes it’s a series of handwritten letters or boxes of strange objects in the attic, occasionally it’s drawn up in a family tree. And while my own family has lost most of its material possessions over the years, our stories have been kept intact through recipes and food. At the start and heart of every story is a place called Gujarat. Although I’ve never lived there, the spirit of this place exists in most aspects of my daily life: I think …

Meals on Wheels adds vegetarian options to menu

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

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 …

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

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

What will it take to downsize the American meat habit? | The Christian Century

I was a strict vegetarian for 10 years. Now I’m a sort of sometimes-meat-avoider: my wife and I keep a meatless kitchen but eat whatever when someone serves it to us and sometimes when we’re out. As I’ve written before, the virtuous identity marker “vegetarian” is less important to me than it used to be. But I still think eating way less meat is the single biggest bit of lifestyle “greening” most Americans could do. The U.S. Department of …

Be a vegetarian to stop cruelty (From Worcester News)

I am a vegetarian (most of the time), but I do not feel that my choice makes me superior to others who choose to eat meat. However, I do feel that animals that are farmed and eaten for our benefit, should at least be treated humanely. It is vital that we remember that animals do feel pain – to assume they don’t is to kid ourselves. So, I’m not against eating meat (though I prefer not to) but I am against cruel practices that are often allowed in the pursuit of higher profits. …

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 …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Pomegranate Salad – NYTimes.com

The traditions of Thanksgiving are part of what makes it a favorite holiday. But sometimes it’s also about starting new traditions. Sadhna Sheli, a reader from Los Angeles, is a vegetarian, but her husband’s family members from Israel are meat lovers. When her in-laws came to visit, she didn’t know how her new family would react. As it turned out, when her mother-in-law learned she was vegetarian, one of the first things she made for her was this colorful pomegranate salad. Cooking with …

20 years of Tofurky: Why people eat fake meat | FOX31 Denver

DENVER — Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott’s first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s. Vegetable side dishes and salads were nice but they didn’t seem as festive as a turkey, the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table. The Oregon man tried all kinds of experiments, from a stuffed pumpkin to a gluten roast that took all day to make but was “unsliceable and indigestible.” After becoming a professional “soycrafter” in 1980, …

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 …

Chatting with Karen Page, Author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

When it comes to cooking for your palate, you can count on husband-and-wife duo Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s Flavor Bible. The tome not only received an award from the James Beard Foundation, but was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of the past century by Forbes. Now Page and Dornenburg are back, but this time they’ve gone vegetarian. Their 554-page reference book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, uses the same approach to plant-based cooking as their bestseller. In addition to the …

Aglaia Kremezi: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

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

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

(TRFW News) Vegan and vegetarian diets are the recommended dietary choices for longevity and heart health. A low-fat whole foods, plant-based diet is now enthusiastically suggested for those managing or trying to prevent diabetes. (1,2) Recent research has found that most any form of a vegetarian diet, vegan or not, lowers adult mortality.  The key for longer life is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and low amounts of animal products. (3) What Does the Research Say …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

A lot of people are surprised when they hear I’ve been a vegetarian for almost eight years. After reactions such as “wow really?” and “that’s a long time,” the questions start pouring out. People first want to know why I made this decision. Then, without a doubt, they’ll ask what I eat, as if meat was the only food group they know of. The reasons behind my adopting a meatless lifestyle are very personal and are by no means the best or only reasons to become one. Personally, I …

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

Up until three months ago, I was a total carnivore. I loved cheeseburgers, bacon, steak and virtually all other types of meat. But one day my family drove by a truck full of chickens and my dad joked, “They think they are taking a field trip, but it’s off to the slaughterhouse.” It just hit me. I don’t know why, but it really bothered me. Don’t you wonder what an animal feels when being annihilated or “fed to death?” It’s been shown in numerous studies and documentaries that …

VEGETARIAN CHOICES EVERYONE CAN EAT

Waterloo Region Record Liaison College Kitchener is the premier culinary school in the Kitchener area, a place where potential chefs can learn all there is to know about food preparation. One of the most important lessons they teach is that everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes good food and, more importantly, what foods are actually part of a good, healthy diet. Vegetarianism for example, is an ever-increasing practice for people who believe eating meat is either unhealthy or …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

All humanity is at the point of having to make a very difficult choice. We either end our consumption of animal foods or face two consequences: the planet not being able to feed people sufficiently to maintain good health into the future, and the destruction of our environments that have provided for life for hundreds of millions of years. Here’s the present situation and future expectation. We have to recognize that the world has an increasing number of people who want and expect enough …

Living life without meat

Have you ever thought of living a life without meat? We are a meat eating society with burger joints and barbecue restaurants at every turn. America is a country where large amounts of food and all-you-can-eat buffets are rooted in our “desire-to-have-more” culture. For Brenda Garza, eating a meatless diet for more than 40 years has been the healthiest choice. Garza is a registered nurse and registered dietitian at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. Though going vegetarian …

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 …

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, …

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 …

SCV grill adapts to veggie customer base

As the second generation of Stonefire Grill owners came of age, and became involved in the Harrigan family’s management of its seven restaurants, the youngest members made a daring move. Justin and Kyle, sons of the founders Mary and Maureen Harrigan, began reshaping a menu well known for its tri tips and ribs by adding dishes geared toward vegetarian and vegan diners. The risky move could have resulted in the loss of Stonefire’s core customers, but the opposite happened. Sales of the new …

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, …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

The Reds star extols the virtues of his new vegetarian diet in a video for animal rights charity PETA. He describes how he now gets all his protein from plant-based foods such as quinoa (although he can’t quite pronounce it – it’s keen-wah, Phil) – after being inspired by his wife to turn vegetarian. He said: “I always used to think as a footballer, as a sportsman, that it was so important for me to eat meat, to have that in my diet. “I thought if I became a vegetarian that …

Jane’s fresh take on vegetarian food

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

What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?

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

Animal Protein vs. Plant-Based Protein

Excerpted from Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free* by Joel Fuhrman, @2011 HarperOne, reprinted by permission.The nutrition-related educational materials used in most schools have been provided “gratis” by the meat, dairy, and egg industries for over seventy years. Those industries have successfully lobbied and influenced the government, resulting in favorable laws and subsidies—and resulting in …

Ricky Martin Credits Vegetarian Diet To Staying Young

Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author, looks just as youthful and vibrant as he did when he was ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’. The father of two switched to a vegetarian diet a few years ago and tweeted about how wonderful he felt as a meat-free person. Martin was recently asked about the secret to his youthful look, and he credited the people in his life, his work and a vegetarian diet as his anti-aging secrets. The singer said, “Love, acceptance, friends, two kids that …

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