"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Please, sir, can I have some more kale? Schools go vegetarian


(from http://www.independent.co.uk)

Would you like the tofu roasted in sesame sauce, the felafel and cucumber salad, or the braised black beans and plantains? These are some of the exotic choices at the first school in the US to take meat off the menu.

Public School 244Q, in Queens, New York City, has introduced  exclusively vegetarian lunches as part of a city-wide mission to improve public health. And the school’s 400 pupils , aged four to nine, can’t get enough.

“This is so good!” Marian Satti, nine, told the New York Daily News while devouring a black-bean and Cheddar cheese quesadilla. “I’m enjoying that it didn’t have a lot of salt in it.”

When Jamie Oliver took his healthy-eating campaign to a school in Doncaster, one mother smuggled in junk food for her grease-starved children. In Queens, parents are more likely to test new dishes at PS244Q’s “family dinner” nights.


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PETA's Leaflet on Foie Gras

To produce "foie gras" (which literally means "fatty liver"), workers ram pipes down male ducks' or geese's throats two or three times daily and pump as much as 4 pounds of grain and fat into the animals' stomachs, causing their livers to bloat to up to 10 times their normal size. 

Many birds have difficulty standing because of their engorged livers, and they may tear out their own feathers and cannibalize each other out of stress.

The birds are kept in tiny wire cages or packed into sheds. On some farms, a single worker may be expected to force-feed 500 birds three times each day. Because of this rush, animals are often treated roughly and left injured and suffering.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Grievous Birdily Harm - Vegetarian KFC protester flees after being punched by diners and pelted with chicken

(from http://www.thesun.co.uk)

 

A PROTESTER picketing a KFC restaurant in a 7ft chicken outfit was forced to flee after being attacked and pelted with poultry. 

 

Vegetarian Olly Tyler, 16, was punched and rugby tackled and ended up covered in sauce, chicken wings and nuggets. 

 

 He was not injured, thanks to his protective chicken suit, but was so shaken he said his protest is over. 

 

Olly said: “I was standing on a grass island outside the KFC so I was completely exposed. It was quite hard to see where the attacks came from because of the suit. 

“I’ve protested outside this KFC before and I was pelted with three chicken wings, but this time it was much worse.
 
“People threw sauce and chicken wings at me as well as chicken nuggets. When I left the ground was covered in them. 

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How to Become a Vegetarian - Effortlessly


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A new age of vegetarianism

(from http://www.statesmanjournal.com)

Not so long ago, there was a certain image associated with being vegetarian. It usually involved Birkenstocks, lentil loaf and an agenda.

There still are plenty of all three in the meatless movement, but a growing number of Americans are finding they can have cauliflower and kale at the center of the plate without a side of ideology.

That’s because at the same time people are eating less meat, vegetables have gained respect as worthy ingredients in their own right, not just as the garnish for a steak. And perhaps most telling, the word “vegetarian” has moved from the center of cookbook covers to the margins, if it’s seen at all.

“I’ve always struggled with the ‘vegetarian’ label,” said Deborah Madison, whose cookbook “Vegetable Literacy” is the most recent in her 30-year career of writing about vegetables. “When I began writing, it was so much about a lifestyle. You were or you weren’t, and people didn’t cross that line.”

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Junk-Food Vegetarianism: How to Choose Fruits and Veggies Instead of Crackers and Chips

(from http://livinggreenmag.com)

Falling into the trap of “junk food vegetarianism” is easy for many of America’s 23 million vegetarians, and those seeking a healthier diet. (A vegetarian does not eat meat, fish, or fowl, but may consume eggs and dairy products. A vegan is a vegetarian that consumes no animal products.)

“Simply because a food is vegetarian does not mean it’s healthy. After all, a person can eat donuts, bagels, potato chips, candy, and French fries and be a vegetarian, but obviously this is not a healthy diet,” says Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD.

She says the best way to make sure you get all the nutrition you need on a vegetarian diet is to eat simple foods. The less processing a food has undergone, the more nutritious it is.

Processing strips away many of the essential nutrients found in food naturally, so your best bet is to base your diet around foods that look as close to how they appeared when they came off the tree, out of the grown, or off the vine. Choose corn on the cob instead of corn chips; try apples instead of apple muffins; and enjoy whole grain bread instead of white bread.

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

I am Paul McCartney and I am a Vegetarian


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The fresh, mainstream look of vegetarian cooking

(from http://www.gainesville.com)

Not so long ago, there was a certain image associated with being vegetarian. It usually involved Birkenstocks, lentil loaf and an agenda.

There still are plenty of all three in the meatless movement, but a growing number of Americans are finding they can have cauliflower and kale at the center of the plate without a side of ideology.
That's because at the same time people are eating less meat, vegetables have gained respect as worthy ingredients in their own right, not just as the garnish for a steak. And perhaps most telling, the word “vegetarian” has moved from the center of cookbook covers to the margins, if it's seen at all.

“I've always struggled with the ‘vegetarian' label,” says Deborah Madison, whose cookbook “Vegetable Literacy” (Ten Speed Press, 2013) is the most recent in her 30-year career of writing about vegetables. “When I began writing, it was so much about a lifestyle. You were or you weren't, and people didn't cross that line.”

Friday, 12 July 2013

Medieval Vegetarian Recipes

(Found on http://nvg.org.au)

Whilst browsing the internet one lazy Sunday afternoon, I came across this list of Medieval Vegetarian recipes.

Some of them sound quite scrummy, may be trying these in the future!

Download Medieval Vegetarian Recipes