One Green Planet (blog) 10 Amazing Southwestern and Mexican-Inspired Vegan Recipes One Green Planet (blog) Southwestern and Mexican fare are characterized by tasty favorites like tacos, burritos, rice and beans, tortillas, and quesadillas, with...
Several people asked my opinion about Monday's New York Times article, The Challenge of Going Vegan, by Tara Parker-Pope, about how switching from a meat-based to a plant-based diet “is fraught with challenges”.
As a vegan who does not eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy, I get asked this question hundreds of times. I plan to fill the contents of this blog with the answer to that question and to prove that vegan cuisine is full of variety, flavor ...
USDA Praises Plant-Based Diets. Now, for the first time, The U.S. Department of Agriculture is talking about truly good foods, rather than just scientifically discuss nutrients.
The guidelines explain clearly that near-vegetarian and vegetarian diets are adequate and have even resulted in better health.
In studies of adults, compared to non-vegetarian eating patterns, vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes–lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower total mortality. Several clinical trials have documented that vegetarian eating patterns lower blood pressure. On average, vegetarians consume a lower proportion of calories from fat (particularly saturated fatty acids); fewer overall calories; and more fiber, potassium and vitamin C than do non-vegetarians. Vegetarians generally have a lower body mass index.
"Vegan food is easy and delicious once you get into the swing of it. Cooking a vegan dinner for guests was a bit daunting but it went really well and they enjoyed the meal. It was easy really as I did a tagine that could be cooked well in advance. "
Check out the menu and recipes.
Want the secret of serving great vegan meals? Resist the temptation to serve fake food. Why serve up vegan sausages? They are never going to taste or smell as good as a genuine pork sausage and all it does is to make you long for the real thing.
I tend to choose recipes from cuisines that are naturally animal free. It is so easy now with ingredients that would have been hard to find a few years ago now available everywhere and if not in your local supermarket then they can be found online. So no excuse for serving unappetising meals!
You can check out the tagine recipe by clicking on the title above.