Archive for April, 2007

Update on the Vegetarian Chili

by on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

My roommate was gracious enough last week to get me a book from my wishlist, entitled “Meatless Meals for Working People” and in it was a simple but hearty recipe for vegetarian chili, yes the one i posted about a few days ago, and today i attempted to make this meal for her and i. I decided to add some meatless crumbles from LightLife, so the total grams of protein came to about 16, not bad for chili. I think i could have added more chili powder than what is called for in the recipe and also more seasoning on the crumbles. This recipe makes for a tasty, quick, and easy low calorie vegetarian meal. See my pics of the finished meal.

Veggie 101 – Vegetarian and Vegan Defined.

by on Monday, April 16th, 2007

Vegetarians do not eat meat. They plan, arrange and get all their nutrients supplied solely from plant-based foods. Vegans do not consume any animal foods, including dairy. They also do not support any animal products, such as leather shoes or clothing or wear any cosmetics tested on animals.

Vegetarians – no meat, but do consume dairy.

Vegans – no meat, no dairy, and no animal products whatsoever.

Veggie-Friendly Grocers in the U.S.

by on Saturday, April 14th, 2007

If you are new to the vegetarian lifestyle and are seeking to stock-up on ingredients for your weekly or daily veggie-meals, a pit stop is in order at the following three national grocers known for their natural food offerings:

  • Whole Foods – 191 locations (US, Canada, UK) around since 1980, gained popularity in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
  • Wild Oats – is merging with Whole Foods, national grocer.
  • Trader Joe’s – available in 22 states.

The shops above all offer commercial and or independent vegan food products, most (but not all) have knowledgeable staff that you can ask questions to, and their prices are low to moderate.

Vegetarian Freebie: ChooseVeg Bumper Sticker.

by on Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Show the world your compassionate food eating ways by getting a free vegetarian bumper sticker, which states “ Boycott Cruelty at Every Meal” it comes from Mercy for Animals in Columbus, Ohio.

Slap that freebie bumper sticker on your car, truck, van, locker, or heck! find a sweet spot on your bike. Visit Mercy for Animals and send a thanxs their way.

Veggie-Omelette Recipe Submissions Wanted

by on Friday, April 13th, 2007

Please email me your favorite Veggie-Omelette recipes. Any type, any ingredient mix, any ethinc-inspired, all are welcomed. The only requirement is that they be a vegetarian or vegan omelette. I will post a few chosen ones here on my blog. Thanxs in advance!