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 »

The Vegetarian Culture of Malaysia

TANPA DAGING MASAKAN The South East Asian nation of Malaysia is also a haven for vegetarian delicacies. Its 21 million inhabitants, who spread over 329,725 square kilometres through the island chain of the South China Sea, have been waving the vegetarian flag for centuries now. The history of Malaysian cuisine reveals the diversity of its… Read more »

Simple Vegetarian Meal Ideas

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 »

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 »

Diplomacy with Friends, Family and Social Situations

Like any lifestyle change, your decision to begin eating a healthier diet may lead to some difficult or uncomfortable situations. Learning how to explain your dietary choice to others in a non-confrontational manner will help other people in your life adapt to your new eating habits. Since almost every social event involves food, there will… Read more »

Recipes from Costa Rica

by David W. Grossman A few summers ago, I spent several weeks doing some medical research in a small town in Costa Rica called Tres Rios. As a vegan, I was initially somewhat disconcerted to discover that the Ticos had, for the most part, no concept of vegetarianism. However, a “casado” consisting of beans, rice,… Read more »

Colourful pasta recipes

Gourmet vegetarian chef, Neela Shukla, has turned her interests to refreshing meals using colourful pastas. Quick Rigatoni Primavera makes 6 large portions 3/4 cup each carrots, asparagus, squash and zucchini, julienned 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms 3/4 cup finely chopped fennel 3/4 cup finely chopped leek 3 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped… Read more »

Roasting Chestnuts

Enjoy an Autumn tradition – Roasting chestnuts in the oven  When selecting chestnuts, pick the ones that are full, dark and shiny. Avoid ones that are dull on the outside and shrivelled inside. This will reduce the likelihood of there being mold inside. Slit chestnuts with one long slit from top to bottom (or make… Read more »

The Macrobiotic Diet

What is macrobiotics? At first glance, the word ‘macrobiotic’ might look a little intimidating, but there’s no need to fear. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a complicated practice. Simply put, macrobiotic cuisine refers to whole, unprocessed food. The macrobiotic diet is based on an understanding that food is energy and that everything we… Read more »

Feasts of the Prophet: Ramadan and vegetarianism in Islam

Written by Julian Bynoe During the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, Muslims worldwide celebrate the major holy day of their religion; Ramadan. Occurring around January, Ramadan marks the period when the religion’s founder, the Prophet Mohammad, received the holy words from Allah (God) and put them down into the Koran in the 7th Century… Read more »