Vegetarian Living

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Vitamin B12 is a must

We need to get serious for a moment. While vegetarians and vegans get other vitamins in adequate amounts, taking a vitamin B12 supplement is a must for vegans, since they don’t get any through their diet. And while vegetarians do get some B12 through either dairy or eggs, it may not be enough, especially if … Continue reading

Record Breaking Year for Vegetarian Food

There has never been a better time to be a vegetarian. Companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are conjuring up meat like products closer than ever to the real thing, giant restaurant chains like Wendy’s are (finally!) testing veggie burgers, and the science supporting the meat-free lifestyle just keeps coming. Sales of vegetarian products … Continue reading

Veggie Burgers in Congress

The vegetarian presence at Congress continues to grow. We already have vegetarians in the House and Senate, and even a vegetarian caucus for congressmen and their staffers. And now, to our knowledge, the first ever veggie burger tasting event has just been held. Attendees of the event, which drew members of Congress, their staffers, and the … Continue reading

Calcium and Mineral Mythology

One of the many myths we hear about when it comes to minerals is that you need to consume dairy products to get enough calcium. While milk, cheese and yogurt do have calcium, there are plenty of other choices and some distinct advantages for those who want to skip the dairy and get their calcium … Continue reading

Tough Guy Goes Vegan

Robert Atcheson considers himself a tough guy. He falls squarely into the stereotype of an all-American tough guy too. He grew up on a farm in Iowa, where he helped his family raise and slaughter hogs and cattle. For a time, he worked in a restaurant that served standard greasy spoon fare: bacon, burgers and … Continue reading

Going Veg in the Workplace

This time it’s Google that’s changing its cafeteria for the better. For the last year and a half, Google’s food department has been on a mission to cut down on meat. A “plant-centric diet is good for the environment and is good for your health,” said Michiel Bakker, director of the Global Food Program at … Continue reading

Please don’t eat the bunnies

It breaks our heart. Cute and harmless bunny rabbits are not meant for dinner. Yet it’s part of the latest trend where they’re being served at a number of America’s top restaurants. Part of the heartbreak is that rabbit farms are not required to follow the Humane Slaughter Act. Rabbits are classified as “non-amenable” animals, … Continue reading

Fast Food Vegetarian Options Increase

Amy’s, the all-vegetarian food manufacturer, is opening a fast food drive-thru later this month in Rohnert Park, California, a city north of San Francisco. It’s another first for the vegetarian world. It’s also a sign that more and more people are looking for vegetarian food. The restaurant will offer vegetarian burgers, burritos, salads, and chili, … Continue reading

Vegan Ice Cream Recipe – from Lick it!

It’s summertime, and it’s hot, so many of us long for ice cream.  Here’s a wonderful opportunity to make ice cream, without the dairy products many of us try to avoid.  “Lick it! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams your mouth will love” is packed with delicious ice cream and sorbet recipes you can make at … Continue reading

Quinoa Paella recipe – from Kitchen Divided

Ellen Jaffe Jones is “THE VEG COACH,” aka “The Broccoli Rep.” Because as she says, “Who else IS the broccoli rep?” She is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes designed by respected doctors and registered dietitian. Before becoming a cookbook author, Ellen was a popular, award-winning … Continue reading

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