Vegetarian Living

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Panera offers more Plant-Based Foods

Panera seems to get it. Somewhere a light bulb has been lit. Their food policy director, Sara Burnett, puts it well when she says, “We know that guests are increasingly seeking plant-based proteins for personal health reasons and/or to reduce their environmental impact. To that end, we have been adding plant-based proteins like edamame and … Continue reading

Vegetarian Food – A Wise and Delicious Choice

Food is there to be enjoyed! There’s no doubt about it. However, many people feel that they’re caught in a bind. They want to enjoy delicious food, but at the same time they worry that the food they most enjoy is the least healthy for them. Many people also feel that the idea of consuming … Continue reading

Universities Veg-up this Fall

College just got more veg friendly. Aramark, the nation’s largest campus food service company, is increasing its vegetarian and vegan options after a survey it commissioned showed that over a quarter of students said that vegan options were important to them. This is great news for students at local colleges and universities such as the … Continue reading

Veg Pregnancy – safe and advantageous

Research shows that veg diets are not only safe during pregnancy, but they have significant health advantages over meat-centered ones. First, let us reassure you of the safety. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association) says it clearly: “Well-designed vegetarian diets, that may include fortified foods or supplements, meet … Continue reading

Egg on their Faces

They’re getting nervous. With the big increase in the popularity of plant-based products, those companies that make animal-derived ones are getting nervous enough to try to push back. The latest case is the egg industry push-back against Hampton Creek’s vegan mayonnaise, Just Mayo, a product that looks like mayonnaise, tastes like mayonnaise and yet contains … Continue reading

Dining at the Whitehouse

When it comes to food served at the Whitehouse, there’s both good news and not so good. A couple of months ago vegan US Senator Cory Booker, from New Jersey, left a White House event early because of the lack of vegan food. “I can tell you that there were no vegan options, so I’m … Continue reading

Vegan Mac n Cheese – Homemade Vegan Pantry

Miyoko Schinner, frequent speaker at Vegfest, has produced another great book, “The Homemade Vegan Pantry, the art of making your own staples” (Ten Speed Press, Random House, 2015). Miyoko is a renowned vegan chef, cookbook author, and television cooking show host, and has been promoting delicious, decadent, and healthful plant-based foods for the past thirty years. … Continue reading

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

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