The Basics and Benefits of Delicious Vegetarian Sandwiches

Vegetarian sandwiches are delicious, guilt-free masterpieces that are as filling as their meaty counterparts once done right. Best of all, they allow a lot of creativity, and some of the tastiest recipes can be derived from the simplest ingredients. Added to this, the constant addition of new food items and their variations to the grocery shelves make it easy for newcomers to be just as satisfied as veterans, allowing the transition to be pain free. Many will also be happy to know that these points/benefits are not merely limited to sandwiches.

Basic Ingredients You Will Need:

There are some basic ingredients to always have on hand whether you a veteran or just adopting a vegetarian diet. In fact, these basics can be mixed and matched to create a world of possibilities. Plus, they tend to form the base of most sandwich recipes you will find. These are:

  • Bread and wraps of your choice (the more variety, the better)
  • Hummus, sandwich
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Vegan Galla Pinto, Black Beans and Rice Recipe

8 oz dried organic black beans
10 cups water
1 Tbsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire – you can find vegan brands if you’d like
1 Tbsp organic cold pressed coconut oil
1 small white onion diced
1 small green pepper
1 small red pepper
1/2 cup white rice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire
1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid from beans

Star by sorting through the black beans, picking out any deformed ones and then rinse.

Add the beans to a pot and cover with 2 inches of water. Soak them overnight.

Drain and rinse beans, then add 10 cups of water, 1 Tbsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire (vegan or otherwise).

Bring beans to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer and cover loosely. Let simmer for 2.5 hours stirring occasionally.

Drain beans, but reserve 1/2 cup of the black bean cooking liquid.

Dice the onion and peppers (I pulse mine in the foo

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How to Cater Vegan

Veganism is a popular lifestyle that comes with a long list of mental and physical benefits. If you are a practicing vegan, or must plan a catered party for an upcoming vegan-themed event, you will appreciate these vegan catering tips! Continue reading to learn how you can cater your party with a vegan meal spread.

What is Veganism?

To better understand how to cater to vegans, it is helpful to learn what veganism is about. A vegan is a person who follows a diet that is free of animal meat and by-products. This includes all dairy, such as milk, cream, cheese, and butter. It also include all animal meat and by-products, including poultry, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, and seafood. Some orthodox vegans also avoid using or wearing anything made from animals, such as leather, feathers, hides, furs, and more.

Beverages and Cocktails

There are endless choices for vegan beverages, alcoholic cocktails, and even mocktails. So long as you

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A Healthy Food Guide For The Vegetarian Diet

The general viewpoint is that you can’t go wrong with a vegetarian diet; it is nutrient rich with plenty of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. But did you know that vegetarian diets can be low in protein if adequate beans, lentils, and/or dairy are not included? For example, a vegetarian meal that only consists of a leafy green salad with a side of whole grain bread is low in protein. Adding beans to the leafy green salad, a side of lentil soup, and/or a serving of non-fat milk or yogurt are easy ways to include protein in the meal. Also, eating the same lettuce salad for lunch every day can also mean that your diet lacks variety. Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits ensures that you are getting different nutrients from naturals foods on a regular basis. Whether you are eating at home or in a restaurant, there are websites with free tools that you can use to look up the nutrition data of foods and recipes.

Most free nutrition databases that are available online, pro

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: How To Turn Into A Vegetarian/Vegan?

For whatever reason (health, allergies, animal love or environment) you want to turn vegetarian/vegan it is a difficult task to change your dietary habits especially if you have been on a meat based diet all your life. But it is not impossible and worth a try! Try these suggestions to help your transition:

Make a list of recipes: Compile a list of 20 recipes that you will be comfortable with – cooking and eating. A large number of recipes can be available from friends, recipe books or internet. Make a short list of 20 vegetarian/vegan dishes from various cuisines. Choose the ones which do not involve elaborate cooking because you do not want to get discouraged even before you begin. Pick dishes that use ingredients that you are familiar with and are easily available. Start trying each, one by one. Most likely you will be left with only half the number you started with. Switching your diet should be satisfying to your palate only then you will continue. Sometimes it is a

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3 Kale Salad Recipes Healthy Eaters Will Enjoy

Considered to be one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world, kale has a low calorie contents but is brimming with vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B6, C, K and minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants, beta-carotene and protein. Oh kale yeah!

Cranberry Kale Fusion

What you need:

Salad:

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
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3 Awesome Plant-Based Grill Recipes For A Healthier Meal

If you love grilling but also desire to eat healthier, you definitely can! You can opt for more nutritious food to barbecue such as fresh fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to avoid meat altogether, just adding some healthier choices to your meals will make a lot of difference. As a start, try these hearty plant-based grill recipes:

Grilled Tropical Tofu

What you need:

  • 1 pineapple, sliced into rings
  • 3 lemons, squeezed
  • 1 block firm tofu, pressed and sliced into triangle filets
  • 3 tablespoons fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Coconut oil

In a dish, mix together lemon juice, pineapple juice, brown sugar, turmeric, tamari and cilantro. Whisk to combine ingredients well. Arrange tofu filets on top of marinade. Using a tong, carefully flip over filets to coat the o

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3 Top Vegetable Recipes For Slow Cooker

When one thinks of cooking using a crock pot, he would automatically think of making meats juicy and tender. But slow cookers aren’t only good for meats, they’re ideal for all types of ingredients including fresh fruits and vegetables. So if you’ve recently started a healthy diet, you can count on your trusty crock pot to make delicious meals!

Here are 3 top vegetable recipes for slow cooker that are a must-try:

Best Ever Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 kilograms red potatoes, sliced into chunks
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and boil potatoes with chicken bouillon and garlic until potatoes are tender but still firm. Drain potatoes in a bowl, reserving water. Mash p

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Vegetarian Recipe – Oatmeal Mushroom Steak

Vegetarian or not, come this way, this is so nummy. This recipe is vegetarian, so you meat eaters might want this with a beef, pork, or whatever meat steak. This is not a recipe for Vegans though, I have not gotten there yet unless I fill up on vegetables and fruit. Hey! what a concept, vegetables and fruit. One should always remember the basics if one wants to stay healthy right?

Years ago for about nine months I was a vegetarian. I bought a lot of veggie stuff.. veggie hot dogs, veggie patties, unknown what they were supposed to be really , anyway you get the picture right? I wanted to be a vegetarian for the animals. I felt to so guilty and I guess I still do, but I eat meat again and I guess close off that part of me that worries about it. Once in awhile I make this dish just because I love it. The consistency is very meaty actually. Try it, I think you will like it Micky!

“Oatmeal Mushroom Steak”

1 TBL. vegex (like a bouillon cube)

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Vegetarian Baked Kibbee – A Must Try!

This dish is simply amazing for vegetarians. Period. It is tasty, flavorful, full of nutrient rich ingredients, and doesn’t sacrifice that “hearty meal feel” whatsoever. This is a dish that you can play around with once you are comfortable with this recipe. Add or take away to suit your specific tastes and/or needs and make a dish to call your own.

Vegetarian Baked Kibbee BiSanieh

Ingredients:

− 2 cups minced onion

− 1 ½ cups chopped onions

− 3 tbsp olive oil

− 1 ½ cups fine bulghur wheat

− 1 medium eggplant

− 3 lbs. potatoes

− 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

− 1 tsp allspice

− ½ tsp sumac

− 2 tbsp chopped parsley

− ¼ cup cooked chick peas

− ¼ tsp cinnamon

− ½ cup cold water

− ½ cup pine nu

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