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Vegetarian Labor Day

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vegetarianism: the higher taste

vegetarianism: the higher taste (Photo credit: robpurdie)

We had a vegetarian Labor Day Party. We served vegetarian hamburgers (veggie-burgers), vegetarian Italian Sausage and Vegetarian hot dogs with all the trimmings. Sausage with onions and peppers were the hit by far. For dessert there was a very sweet fresh watermelon. You can throw normal parties and stay vegetarian or vegan. Enjoy life but eat healthy.

Away from home … What to eat?

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Food for Life distributes food on an internati...

Food for Life distributes food on an international basis produced solely from vegan and lacto-vegetarian ingredients. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am away from home visiting a city that knows nothing about healthy foods. OK right around the universities we found vegetarian and even vegan choices. Most places are chains that pre cook their food and warm it up to serve it. This is NOT cooking! It requires NO chef! The food is mostly fried with meat and cheese on everything. This is a city that is dead and they don’t yet know it. There are tons of medical centers and hospitals to cater to the sick population. Health is rocket science but it takes some control and will power to get started. The alternative is illness and death.

Whats on your Barbeque?

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veggie burgers, braised shiitakes | hamburguesas vegetarianas, setas shiitake braseadas (Photo credit: juanelos)

It’s summer time and everyone loves to barbeque. If you are vegetarian or vegan or just cutting back on your meat intake, what do you barbeque? It turns out you can barbeque a lot of things including veggie burgers, portabella mushrooms, pizza, vegetables and seitan products. Let your imagination go and try different things and in different ways. You don’t need meat to barbeque. You will soon find out you don’t really miss it. The important thing is to try different types of vegetables to find those you like and try doing them in different ways to get the flavors you like.

Vegan Success Stories

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The logo of the Vegan Society (UK), which asso...

The logo of the Vegan Society (UK), which associated international groups of such (similar) societies based on veganism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Physicians Committee for Responsible medicine (PCRM) has an article on their website about vegan success stories. You can find a success story near where you live. So many people are finding health and better ways of living by being a vegan. Read this article and start to change the way you eat.

Vegan Life is getting more Interesting!

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The logo of the Vegan Society (UK), which asso...

The logo of the Vegan Society (UK), which associated international groups of such (similar) societies based on veganism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I live south of Philadelphia near the Delaware border and vegetarian and vegan are still pretty much unheard of. Some restaurants are experimenting with vegan and vegetarian diets. Vedge in Philadelphia is one of our nations best restaurants and it’s all vegan! The food is delicious. Philly has several good vegetarian and vegan choices. I was in our local Whole Foods market this morning and they had a great selection of cookies and muffins that were 100% vegan prepared. I tried a blueberry muffin that was so delicious. Not overly sweet but great tasting. As more people go vegetarian or vegan or try it, food will change. Great new dishes will appear from creative minds. Explore your options and enjoy your food without giving up your health!

Intimidated by Vegan Grocery Shopping?

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vegan food pyramid adapted from recommendations made in “A new food guide for North American vegetarians” (2003) from the American Dietetic Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vegan Mainstream shows tips for turning your vegan grocery shopping into a fun adventure. It can be intimidating for a new vegan but is rewarding and can be fun. If yoi feel you can’t be a vegan, try being one for one or two days a week.

Can Vegan Cheese Really Look and Taste Great?

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The logo of the Vegan Society (UK), which asso...

The logo of the Vegan Society (UK), which associated international groups of such (similar) societies based on veganism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vegan Mainstream ran a photo contest of vegan cheeses and have posted the winners. Look at some of these dishes. The book describes recipes and how to present these cheeses. If you are vegan or just want to cut back on cheese consumption, check this out!

Vegan Cookbook Club

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On the 7th day of veganism my true love gave t...

On the 7th day of veganism my true love gave to me: a bowl of spicy beans (Photo credit: jessica mullen)

Vegan Mainstream is sponsoring a vegan cookbook club. Each month they will select 3 vegan recipes to cook and try. They will publish the recipes, ratings and pictures of the food. If you are new to being vegan or just want to eat healthier and save our planet, visit this club. If you have good vegan recipes please offer them here. Bon Appetit

What are They Thinking?

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Healthy Choice Logo

Healthy Choice Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Being vegan is not always easy in restaurants unless you live in New York or LA. I usually order vegetable side plates. Some restaurants try to accommodate vegetarians, vegans or people just trying to eat healthier but other restaurants haven’t got a clue! I was in a restaurant that is an Italian chain restaurant recently that offered healthy choice section. All the salads had cheese or bacon on them. The soups were all meat based. The entrees were meat or fish. I ended up asking for pasta and plain sauce off the menu. How hard is it to offer a healthy choice? They would make more money on it and people could eat well and healthy.

Indian Food and Vegetarian Diet

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List of Indian sweets and desserts

List of Indian sweets and desserts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has a kick start program on using Indian spices and cuisine to make your vegetarian cooking more tasty. If you like Indian foods and area vegetarian or vegan, read this article. It turns out Indian food is not only good for you but tasty as well.

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