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Thanksgiving Torte

Zel Allen, author of The Nut Gourmet, shared with us her family’s favorite nut recipe for a Thanksgiving centerpiece.  Here’s what she told us: I don’t know if Thanksgiving is wild and crazy to the max at your house, but it sure is in mine–in a good way, that is. It’s our family reunion time … Continue reading

Interview with David Lee, owner of Field Roast

As many vegetarians are thinking about what to cook for their Thanksgiving Dinner at this time of year, we asked David Lee, owner of Field Roast, to give us some insight into how he started and developed Field Roast, the company famous for its all-vegetarian deli slices, sausages, meatloaf and celebration roast products. When and … Continue reading

Ten Top Reasons To Skip The Turkey On Thanksgiving

We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join the growing number of people who’ll skip the turkey this Thanksgiving. There are lots of good reasons to find better and healthier ways to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Turkey has the same disadvantages as other kinds of meat. To help you along, … Continue reading

Starbucks Finally Gets the Bugs Out!

The bug in question is the Cochineal Dactylopius coccus.  Its body and eggs gets ground up and processed to produce a red dye that’s used in many food products. The dye can be listed under several names such cochineal extract or carmine. Needless to say cochineal, like all other insects, is not vegetarian ( nor … Continue reading

Perfect Parsnips

Parsnips are root vegetables, similar to a carrot but golden yellow in color, with creamy-white flesh. They have a strong sweet flavor, and provide useful amounts of folic acid, B and C vitamins, plus plenty of dietary fiber. To prepare parsnips, top and tail, then scrub thoroughly or peel them.  You can then boil them until soft, and include … Continue reading

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Acorn, butternut and kabocha squash can be cut in half and filled with a delicious stuffing to provide the perfect centerpiece to any holiday table.  Here are some recipes to form the centerpiece of a truly delicious Thanksgiving Feast: Reprinted from http://www.nutritionmd.org with permission    Stuffed Winter Squash Makes 6 servings Golden squash halves, mounded with stuffing and topped with … Continue reading

How to Save a Thanksgiving Turkey

Of course the best way to save a Thanksgiving turkey is by having a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. Every year 300 million turkeys are raised and slaughtered for food, and 46 million of those will be eaten on Thanksgiving alone. Every vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner will reduce the number of turkeys slaughtered for the dinner. Fortunately, there … Continue reading

Luscious Lentils

Of all the legumes to choose from, lentils are some of the most nutritious, and easiest to cook. They don’t need to be pre-soaked, and cook in 20-30 minutes, making them suitable for weeknight dinners. Varieties include common brown lentils, also known as green lentils; French green lentils, also called lentilles de Puy; beluga lentils … Continue reading

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