Category Archive for: ‘Vegetarian’

7 Unusual Additives to Spice Up Your Staples

Jicama

Say Goodbye to Boring Salads You grow a garden so you can have fresh veggies for salads on a constant basis. Why subject yourself to the same boring lettuce – tomato – cucumber mix? For the same amount of effort and garden space, you can grow a wild variety of salad tastes and textures, giving you and your family a …

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How Do You Get your Protein?

How Do You Get your Protein?

Comebacks for Questions Vegetarians are Tired of Hearing While answering questions about your dietary needs or lifestyle can be an excellent chance to educate others, sometimes it feels unfair to bear the burden of the extra emotional labor of answering questions that could easily be Googled. While it’s usually possible to provide succinct and polite answers to well-intended questions, sometimes …

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Farmers Markets for the Freshest Produce

Farmers Market

There is simply no replacement for fresh when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, the produce you buy at the grocery store isn’t always in its prime and a lot of it is imported from other countries. If you want to enjoy the freshest produce, you may not have to go very far – just take advantage of your …

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The Benefits of Being Veg*n While Pregnant

Pregnant Vegan

So you’re veg*n and pregnant- congratulations! Being pregnant can be a time of both celebration and worry for many people, with hopes that everything will turn out fine mixed in with the euphoria of waiting to bring a new life into this world. While it’s always the best thing to consult a doctor on what kind of a diet could …

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Simple Recipes for Vegetarian Comfort Foods

Vegan Burger

Many people switch to the vegetarian diet because they believe it to be a healthier option than the standard American diet. It is true that plant-based diets are associated with reduced cholesterol levels, lower body weights, and a reduced risk for chronic disease, but you can still be unhealthy on a vegetarian diet if you don’t watch what you eat. …

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Be a Resource This Resolution Season

Be a Resource This Resolution Season

The New Year is a time of new beginnings, a time during which many choose to make resolutions to better themselves. Quite often, those resolutions fall flat without a good support network. If one of your friends or family members is thinking of going vegetarian or vegan for the New Year, make every effort to be the support they need. …

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Why do people choose to eliminate meat or all animal products from their diets?

Why do people choose to eliminate meat or all animal products from their diets?

Why are you a veg*n? Chances are if you ask that question in a room full of vegans or vegetarians, you’ll get more than a dozen different answers. The reasons people choose to become vegetarian or vegan are varied, and many people cite a combination of reasons. While the decision to switch to a veggie lifestyle is highly personal, not …

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The Ethics of Wine

The Ethics of Wine

Whether you’re mingling at a party or settling in for a night of watching television, wine is the beverage of choice for many. Although the ingredients seem simple – grapes, yeast and a small amount of sulphites – wine isn’t always as straightforward as it seems and vegans and vegetarians need to think twice before downing a glass of vino. …

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Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Meat Eaters

7 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Meat Eaters

Thanksgiving is a time where families gather together to catch up, show gratitude and, more often than not, gorge themselves on a giant, roasted hunk of bird. For vegetarians and vegans, Thanksgiving can be a time of stress. Since so many holiday celebrations are food-centric, the day can seem like an endless loop of the phrase “does this have animal …

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Can Vegetarianism Decrease Depression and Anxiety?

Can Vegetarianism Decrease Depression and Anxiety?

What you eat impacts your mood and a study published in the October 2015 issue of the journal “Nutritional Neuroscience” found that there was a very strong correlation between vegetarian and vegan diets and an overall happier mood with less stress, anxiety and depression. The findings, which are not conclusive, are the opposite of previous findings, which found greater feelings …

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