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What Can Vegetarians Eat? More Like, What’s the One Thing We Can’t Eat…

»Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, What Can Vegetarians Eat, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

What Can Vegetarians Eat?  More Like, What’s the One Thing We Can’t Eat…

What can vegetarians eat? A lot of people worry about this.  The thing is, it’s not really that hard to go vegetarian.  You’re really only cutting out one thing from your diet.  Granted, that one thing comprises the bulk of many people’s diets. Especially if you’re in Texas. But the fact is that replacing meat in your diet isn’t hard.  It takes a little bit of planning, and maybe a bit of an open mind as well.  But don’t think you’re going to have to plan out every single meal if you don’t want to. It’s 3:25 pm on Thursday.  Let’s look at what I’ve eaten in the last 24 hours. For lunch yesterday, my girlfriend and I had awesome Indian food from a local upscale fast-food place called Tarka....

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High-Protein Vegetarian Combos – vegetarian sources of protein.

»Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Quick Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian Sources of Protein | 0 comments

High-Protein Vegetarian Combos – vegetarian sources of protein.

If you’re eating a balanced diet, getting vegetarian sources of protein isn’t hard.  Most elements of a plant-based diet have various building blocks of protein, and those amount to a healthy protein intake overall. But every now and then, there’s nothing wrong with hitting the protein…hard. You see it all the time with meat dishes.  The ham and cheese omelet.  The bacon-wrapped filet.  Surf and turf.  And so forth. So what follows are some ideas for a quick, high-protein boost to get you feeling great and jumping hurdles and running marathons, and well, whatever else you can do with all that energy.  Maybe you can just clean your house and pick up the kids without feeling like crap. High Vegetarian Sources of Protein Combos Breakfast...

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Vegetarian vs Vegan

»Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Vegetarian Definition, Vegetarian Types, Vegetarian vs. Vegan | 3 comments

Vegetarian vs Vegan

There’s a long-standing debate in the meatless community about being vegetarian vs vegan.  What’s the right answer? Before we answer the vegetarian vs vegan question, let’s make sure we all know the difference. A vegetarian is someone who does not eat any meat.  This includes not consuming any beef, poultry, lamb, fish, or anything else that had a heart and a face and was alive.  A vegetarian DOES generally eat dairy, eggs, honey, and other products that are PRODUCED by animals, but that animal did not have to sacrifice its life in order to provide a person with food. By the way, some people say, “I’m vegetarian, but I eat fish.”  That’s not a vegetarian — that’s a pescetarian, and that’s the subject...

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What’s the Secret to Quick Vegetarian Recipes?

»Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Quick Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes, Vegetarian vs. Vegan, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 0 comments

What’s the Secret to Quick Vegetarian Recipes?

One secret to making quick vegetarian recipes is one you might not expect.  It’s not having a bunch of different recipes that you can make at a moment’s notice, but still have to spend a ton of time reading a preparing. Instead, for REAL quick vegetarian recipes, we recommend using a process called “templating.” Templating involves using a few of the same ingredients, and then varying the details so that you can get quick vegetarian recipes without having to make something totally different. For example, let’s say you want pizza for dinner.  You go to the store and buy a high-quality frozen cheese pizza. You now have the “template” for hundreds of different variations on the same thing.  From that frozen cheese pizza,...

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Vegetarian Benefits

»Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Vegetarian Benefits | 0 comments

Vegetarian Benefits

Although you could argue for several types of positive vegetarian benefits, such as ethical and environmental factors, the main reason most people cut meat out of their diet is for improved health. Many Americans eat fewer than the recommended number of servings of grain products, vegetables, and fruits, despite the fact that people who eat these foods on a regular basis tend to show lower incidences of many chronic diseases, including certain types of cancer. As far as other vegetarian benefits, research has shown that people who eat a plant-based diet have less incidences of obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension (high-blood pressure), diverticulosis, renal disease, and gallstones. Vegetarian diets have also yielded positive benefits for those who...

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Why Become A Vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, Vegetarian Benefits, Vegetarian Definition, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Why Become A Vegetarian?

Answering the Question…why become a vegetarian? You’ve probably asked yourself that question at some point.  As someone who’s been a vegetarian now for over six years, as well learned from some of the world’s top nutritionists and vegetarian/vegan chefs, there are a ton of great reasons to take the leap and start cutting meat out of your diet. A lot of health-minded people are looking for ways to cut fat and calories out of their diet.  By not eating meat, you are getting rid of a major source of saturated fat, cholesterol, and various other harmful elements.  This doesn’t even take into account the chemicals that are getting into your body by eating meat.  The animal processing industry uses various growth hormones, antibiotics,...

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