Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2011

This Canadian Thanksgiving enjoy a vegetarian feast. We have tips on what to serve and links to the best recipes. Thanksgiving is also about celebrating the harvest. Farmers’ markets are the best places to find fresh seasonal produce such as squash, pumpkins, corn, tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, peppers, arugula, kale, broccoli, etc. Avoid stress when vegetarians and meat… Read more »

Ideas for Vegetarian Meals

Here are some suggestions for preparing a delicious and satisfying vegetarian meal. Main meals Hearty soup. Start with water or a soup base made from vegetable bouillon cubes, vegetable juice, tomato juice or packaged soup mixes. Add potatoes, split peas, lentils, carrots, spinach or any leftover vegetables. Season with bay leaves, salt, herbs or miso…. Read more »

Vegetarian Easter: Recipes and tips

Easter is a celebration of resurrection and rebirth, so it is the perfect occasion for everyone – veggies and non-veggies alike – to enjoy a delicious meat-free meal. Here are some helpful resource for finding vegetarian Easter recipes. For vegetarian Passover recipes, click here. Musubi Easter Eggs Vegan Lunch Box has a post about making Easter… Read more »

Healthy vegetarian & vegan lunch ideas

Start your vegetarian meal plan right with delicious vegan lunch ideas Great vegetarian and vegan lunch ideas can be key to sticking to a budget and maintaining a healthy vegetarian diet plan. From easiest to hardest Buying lunch See our fast food page for what’s available at the chains in the way of veggie burgers, pizza, burritos,… Read more »

Vegan sandwich recipes

Tofu Club Sandwich Photo: Mike Crooker www.flickr.com/photos/tofu/ by Colleen Shea Question I’m sick of taking peanut butter and jam sandwiches to school every day for lunch – please give me some new ideas! One way to spice up that old classic is to try different nut butters and unusual jams. One of my favourite variations… Read more »

Five healthy habits from around the world

Adapted from a 2007 article at CookingLight.com about five healthy eating habits learned from the traditional diets of cultures around the world. 1. Eat plenty of produce and whole grains Traditionally in China, the diet consists primarily of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. And in Greece, vegetables and legumes are main meals, not just side… Read more »

Simple Vegetarian Meals

Here are some suggestions for preparing a delicious and satisfying vegetarian meal. Main meals Hearty soup. Start with water or a soup base made from vegetable bouillon cubes, vegetable juice, tomato juice or packaged soup mixes. Add potatoes, split peas, lentils, carrots, spinach or any leftover vegetables. Season with bay leaves, salt, herbs or miso…. Read more »

Best & worst veggie meals

For breakfast Best: Spelt toast with peanut butter, mint jelly & honey. Plain oatmeal with banana slices, lots of fresh fruits, raisin bran with soy milk. Some wicked vegan pancakes from How It All Vegan (cookbook). Toasted bagel with scrambled eggs. Quinoa with cucumber & tomato. Leftover vegetarian Indian thali! Worst: Wheat grass. Lunch Best:… Read more »

Eggs and vegan alternatives

Some rely on eggs as a source of protein and vitamin B12, but a plant-based diet can be rich in these essential nutrients, and by avoiding eggs you can have optimal health. Eggs are loaded with cholesterol – about 210 milligrams (70% of the U.S. daily value) for an average-sized egg. Eggs  contain about 4.5g of fat, of which 1.6g… Read more »

Shortcuts to vegetarian cooking

The following tips can save you hours in the kitchen. Preparation & shopping Convenience foods Keep on hand some instant food items such as veggie burgers, hot dogs, cans of baked beans, chili and vegetarian soups. These can be used as a basis for a larger meal. Just add extra vegetables or grains. Buy in… Read more »