May 15, 2013
Vegan diets have never been more popular. Evidence is mounting that a plant-based diet is demonstrably better for the earth and for you. In addition to the fact that going vegan reduces animal suffering, did you know that it may be the surest path to clear, glowing skin?
May 7, 2013
The banana was used as food first in Southeast Asia, and it is widely believed that in some parts of Malaysia it was initially used as food. From there the banana became one of the most popular fruits and foods in the world. The banana was the first fruit cultivated by humans, and it was first cultivated in some areas of Papua New Guinea. The first historic proof that the banana was available for food was in the writings of Buddhists in the 6th century BC. The evidence of bananas is also available in old books of other religions such as Hinduism, Islam, and the Romans. However, it is believed that the color of the banana in ancient times was different from what we see today. The bananas at that time were red and green; however, the banana we eat today was discovered in 1836 by Jean Francois in Jamaica.
May 2, 2013
There are many vegetables out there that boast a long list of benefits to human beings thanks to their minerals, nutrients, and other healthy compounds, and carrots rank as one of the best among them in many ways! If you need to get a fix of the orange stuff, do it in style; here are five of the most delicious carrot dishes:
April 18, 2013
When it comes to lasagna, most everyone expects meat to be included in the meal; luckily, as is the case with most other foods, experimenting with no meat at all can reveal fantastic new veggie-based dishes in an instant! If you’ve got Italian on the brain, here is one of the most tasty vegetarian lasagna recipes:
April 6, 2013
One of the main things I miss from a non lactose/gluten free diet is cakes. Milk and butter are such an integral part of baking we don’t really have many ways around this. However after some research and constant tweaking and tinkering in the kitchen I have found a great chocolate cupcake recipe that is sure to please.
March 28, 2013
In a modern world filled with more types and varieties of food than you can shake a stick (or a fork) at, making healthy choices has quickly lead to seven billion people around the world with eating preferences so different that they often don’t connect, leading to trouble at the dinner table when everyone comes together. This is particularly true where the rising prevalence of vegetarianism is concerned; there are more than 30 million human herbivores in North America alone, making for an outnumbered, but still impressive group.
March 4, 2013
If you’ve got a vegetarian in your life that you’d like to please, check out these top five vegetarian desserts to treat your sweetie:
February 26, 2013
When it comes to improving your diet and adding the most healthy positive ingredients to it, you’ve got to take everything into account. While this makes for lots of options, it can also lead to lots of confusion regarding what is beneficial and what isn’t, and this is very true in the case of celeriac.
A root celery closely related to the vegetable that we all know well, celeriac is unique in that it grows a huge, bulbous root, and it is this root that has become the focus of nutritionists over the past few years, leaving us with the question: is celeriac actually good for you?
The answer is a resounding “yes” – here are the goods on celeriac and why you should start adding it to your salads right away:
February 20, 2013
Forget what you’ve heard: being a vegetarian doesn’t mean giving up on delicious treats and snacks, it just means being innovative for the sake of your body! To prove our point, here are simple recipes for five awesome vegetarian snacks:
1. Cheese and Crackers
Sure, it’s such a common snack that it’s hardly worth mentioning at all, but one should never underestimate the sheer simplicity and deliciousness of good old fashioned cheese and crackers. With more varieties of each component available than any one of us could possibly eat, it’s easy to take things from simple to extraordinary, and adding a vegetable into the mix is a fun and healthy way to spice things up!
February 1, 2013
Imagine having a perfectly lovely evening with friends, when one of them decides to order in a pizza — only they’re all pepperoni-lovers and you’re a hard-core vegetarian. Now you’re stuck either going hungry and feeling left-out, or paying for your own separate pizza and feeling weird about it.
This nightmare doesn’t have to be your reality. Instead, when everyone else grabs the delivery menus, just follow these tips. That way, you’ll get to eat vegetarian meals AND take part in the fun!