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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Vegetarian Sources of Protein

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Vegetarian Sources of Protein, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 0 comments

Vegetarian Sources of Protein

There are a lot of myths out there concerning protein.  A lot of people are concerned, when they cut out meat, how they are going to get Vegetarian Sources of Protein. Let’s begin by looking at exactly what protein is. Proteins are comprised of twenty “amino acids.”  For right now, you don’t really need to know what an amino acid is…just know that our bodies need them to survive. Some amino acids can be made by the body, but some cannot.  The ones that cannot are known as “essential” amino acids. ...

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What Can Vegetarians Eat?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Quick Vegetarian Recipes, Vegetarian Sources of Protein, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 0 comments

What Can Vegetarians Eat?

What can vegetarians eat?  Really? Well, let’s see.  In the past two weeks, I’ve had: A roast beef and white cheddar sandwich Bacon and sausage pizza Tacos with ground beef A kale salad with tamari-marinated tofu with sesame sticks and Asian dressing A buffalo chicken sandwich A meatball sub with melted provolone Barbecued beef sandwich A three-cheese omelet with breakfast sausage Greek gyros with feta and Tzaziki cucumber sauce White pizza with caramelized onions Bangers (sausage) and mash (mashed potatoes) And so forth.  And...

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Quinoa: Great “Grains” and Vegetarian Sources of Protein

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, Vegetarian Sources of Protein | 0 comments

Quinoa: Great “Grains” and Vegetarian Sources of Protein

A great secret to have on hand is quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah). Quinoa is a small pellet that you can prepare in a variety of ways. It's also a complete vegetarian source of protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids in the correct proportions.

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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. ...

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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...

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