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Vegetarian diets are increasingly becoming popular due to many reasons including health, religious convictions, and concerns about animal welfare or the use of antibiotics and hormones in livestock.  Regardless of your reasoning, this group is about sharing recipes, pictures, article, asking questions, and having some good discussions.  This group is not about pseudo-diets, pseudo-science, negative “educating”, or anything along those lines.   

Generally speaking, the term vegetarian can have a variety of meanings, but overall, it means excluding meat from one’s diet.....but several different types exist.  For example, lacto-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish, poultry and eggs, as well as foods that contain them, however, dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter, are included.  Ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products, but allow eggs.  Lacto-ovo vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and poultry, but allow dairy products and eggs.  Pescatarian diets exclude meat and poultry, dairy, and eggs, but allow fish.  And finally, vegan diets exclude meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products — and foods that contain these products. 

Recent studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. In case you didn’t know, Betty White is vegan.  Maybe that’s one of her secrets for longevity with a working brain 😉  Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sound, but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses. According to the American Dietetic Association, "appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."  Compared with meat eaters, vegetarians tend to consume less saturated fat and cholesterol.  Vegetarians also consume more vitamins C and E, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals (plant chemicals), such as carotenoids and flavonoids. As a result, they're likely to have lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower body mass index (BMI), all of which are associated with longevity and a reduced risk for many chronic diseases.   

So, if you’re thinking about becoming a veg-head, are you convinced yet? 

Vegetarians eat the good life. 
Vegetarians know side dishes are your friends! 
Vegetarians live longer to love longer. 

 

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For anyone looking to jump into the vegetarian or vegan world, this is a very informative article. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321474
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And here is how Dr Seuzz vegetarianized a chicken recipe. (See the black bean substitution?). This one is really good!!
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PS - The chocolate chips are kinda like mole, but easier to work with. Trust me, unless you really know how much mole to use, go with the chocolate chips.
October 6, 2020
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Tofu can be great to cook with, but you MUST do it right or, well that's where it gets its bad reputation. Check out this great article on how to prepare tofu. It's very thorough. Enjoy! https://w... View More
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This nacho recipe has a unique twist to it. You make the "salsa"...but it's not salsa....oh, check it out :-) You'll see what I mean. https://tasty.co/recipe/loaded-vegetarian-nachos
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We watch this dude on some Cooking Network show. Sounds good to me. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/red-wine-sangria-recipe-1944675
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Honestly, I had a little too much wine before dinner and made this with more flour and served it as burrito wrap stuffing. Quite tasty either way.... :-) https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/47247/chil... View More
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This is a personal favorite of mine. Delicious and easy to make. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/59661/spinach-enchiladas/
Vegetarian Recipes and Lifestyle
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