Vegetarian Living

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Vegetarian way grows around the world

We’re happy to report that the vegetarian way of eating continues to grow world over, north and south. The latest countries to gain new notice are India and Sweden. Palitana, an Indian city, has become the first all vegetarian city in the world.  Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a … Continue reading

Veg Diets have Plenty of Iron

Some people needlessly worry about getting enough iron on a vegetarian diet. Just as with the other myths about vegetarian diets, such as the not getting enough protein or calcium myths, you can be assured there’s nothing to worry about on all counts. Medical studies show that iron deficiency anemia is no more common among … Continue reading

First Ever All-Veg Oktoberfest

It all seems to have started last year in the home of Oktoberfest, the Bavarian city of Munich. Last year, in recognition of the growing vegetarian community in Germany, now numbering over 7 million, vegan meat analogues were introduced to their traditional Oktoberfest event. For instance, in the Herzkasperl tent the Bachmaier family featured a … Continue reading

Fast Veg in Texas!

Many vegetarians long for a veg fast food restaurant, complete with drive through convenience. Now, a chef’s idea for a completely plant-based, organic fast-food restaurant is becoming a reality in San Antonio. Mike Behrend, co-owner of the Green Vegetarian Cuisine restaurant, has started the soon-to-open Earth Burger, which will offer a healthier take on quick … Continue reading

Serve a Sample and Save the World

It seems like a little thing – just serving a few samples of food at Seattle’s Vegfest – doesn’t it? Yet sometimes simple things can be very powerful. At this year’s Vegfest, thousands of people will be coming through the door to give veg foods a try, to learn more about veg diets, and take … Continue reading

What a Year for the Veg World!

What year 2013 was for the veg world! In fact, it’s hard to come up with a more significant year for the vegetarian movement in the last 100 years or more. We saw Al Gore become the first ever Vice President to go vegan. As one of the leaders of the environmental movement, the significance … Continue reading

Faith-Based Veg Diets

At this time of year, many turn their thoughts to the various faith-based communities. Here are just a few new developments of veg-interest that have caught our notice. This adds to the already rich veg-offerings of many faith communities, both East and West, which are already well established. Israeli PM Joins Meatless Mondays Vegetarian food choices … Continue reading

Meatless Meals for the Norwegian Military

Are vegetarian meals available at the North Pole? Well not quite…yet. Almost at the North Pole, Norway has just instituted meatless meals once a week for their entire military, in order to do their part in the struggle against global warming. According to spokesman Eystein Kvarving “It’s a step to protect our climate. The idea … Continue reading

Vitamin D – Are you in the dark?

With the shortest day of the year at hand, darkness looms much of the day. We all need to ensure an adequate Vitamin D intake during this time of limited sunlight, since it’s almost impossible to produce Vitamin D in the skin at this time of year. In fact, there’s been a lot in the news … Continue reading

America’s First Vegetarian Jail

Inmates in Arizona’s Maricopa County jail system, totaling roughly 8,000 in number, will no longer be eating meat, in what has just become America’s first all vegetarian jail system. The Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, explained that he’s taking his prison system vegetarian and says that “there will be no more meat on the menu.” The jail … Continue reading

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