Vegetarian Types

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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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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Vegetarian Definition

»Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Vegetarian Definition, Vegetarian vs. Vegan | 0 comments

Vegetarian Definition

What’s the definition of a vegetarian, or a vegetarian definition? A vegetarian definition?  Well, that’s simple.  Right? Vegetarian Definition: Someone who doesn’t eat meat — no beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, fish, or otherwise. But wait…a lot of people would say that a vegetarian is more than that.  That a vegetarian is an activist for change. Okay…so, then: Revised Vegetarian Definition: Someone who doesn’t eat meat because they’re trying to make a change in the world of animal cruelty. Got it.  But…wait. Some people aren’t as concerned with animal rights…they’re just going vegetarian because they know that cutting meat out of their diets reduces cholesterol and makes them healthier.  So, let’s...

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How Do I Become A Vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, Vegetarian Benefits, Vegetarian Types, What Can Vegetarians Eat, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

How Do I Become A Vegetarian?

There’s no real set path to becoming a vegetarian.  Different people do it different ways. Some people say it’s easy — they ask, “How do I become a vegetarian?”…and then they just go become a vegetarian.  They stop eating meat “cold turkey” (pun sort of intended) and reap all the benefits. But when most people ask that question, “How do I become a vegetarian?”, they aren’t ready for the transition.  They haven’t done any research, they don’t know what they’re going to eat, and they don’t have any kind of plan in place. And that’s why many people try it for awhile, and then give up and go back to eating meat.  They either start feeling bad because they aren’t...

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