Archive for June, 2008

Pregnancy and Vegetarianism

by on Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Although the Vegetarian diet has many health benefits such as lowering Cholesterol levels, it is important for every vegetarian to ensure that they are getting nutrients that they would otherwise get from meat, from somewhere else.

During pregnancy it is recommended that a woman increases her daily intake of protein, calcium, energy (calories) and vitamins and minerals. Since much of the average diet gains a large percentage of its protein from meat, poultry and fish, an expectant vegetarian mother will need to find alternative sources of this much needed nutrient.

If you are still worried that you may not be getting the nutrients that you need then you should consult your doctor. Strict vegetarians are often prescribed folic acid supplements, which aid the production of red blood cells and prevents against neural tube defects (e.g. spina bifida).

So which foods are high in protein other than meat, fish and poultry? Eggs, all nuts, peas, pulses and dried beans are all packed with protein so as long as you are eating four servings of these a day along with a balanced diet of calcium, calories, vitamins and minerals then you and your baby will be happy and healthy.

Diabetes Friendly Recipes

by on Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Living with no disease is the best gift which anyone can have from god. But god can’t help you anything if you don’t take care of yourself first. The food is the main important you have to consider in order staying away from the diseases which can harm your health. Good food will never harm your health and it also can maintain you to live longer. That’s why I am here to suggest you some food which will help you stay away from bad diseases with the good food.

My mom has diabetes and she can beat it with the healthy food I suggested to you. if you are living with diabetes or you loved ones are living with it, you can fight it with the good food I’m about to suggest to you now. I have read and know this great information from – Managing Diabetes. It contains the recipes of good food to help you have good health such as Bulgur Wheat Pilaf or Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse. There is not only the list of the food but also with the recipe which you can read and cook them from home.

Also if you don’t have problem with diabetes, you are lucky but it’s better for yourself to stay away from this disease by eating good food which can help you maintain good health forever, find out more in – Diabetes Friendly Foods. We care about people’s health and it’s the last thing we want in our life ever.

Going to Entertaining Vegetarian Friends

by on Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Flicking through the cooking book creates a lot of ideas, yet many of the recipes contain meat as their main ingredient. Here are three simple veggie-friendly party food ideas:

Honey and Mustard egg-fried rice

Boil three cups of black rice until cooked and leave to soak in ice cold water. Heat two tablespoons of honey with a tablespoon of oil and two teaspoons of wholegrain mustard in a separate pan, whilst simultaneously frying an omelette (3 eggs). Drain rice and fry with mixed beans. Mix in honey and mustard sauce, serve.

Rice filled Red Peppers

Fry a large onion in oil and simultaneously boil (in vegetable stock) enough rice to fill the peppers you need. Once the rice is cooked and drained, mix in the onions and some peas. Horizontally slice off the pepper tops and fill with rice mixture. Place a slice of blue cheese on top and place in a preheated oven (180º C) for 20 minutes and serve.


Dice a medium red onion, 1 garlic clove and 4 beef tomatoes and mix in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of sugar and two tablespoons of basil. Drizzle olive oil onto 6 slices of Ciabatta bread and place under the grill for 2 minutes until golden brown. Spoon the mixture onto the bread and serve.