Becoming a vegetarian or vegan is entirely an individual’s choice and decision, sometimes when people decide to become vegetarian they struggle with vegetarian cooking because they can’t find delicious vegetarian recipes. It seems that the options are a few and the vegetarian diet is supposedly repetitive and boring. This is so not true.
This article will show you 7 Ways to Find Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes. Here is the list:
1. Buy cookbooks, cooking videos or eBooks on vegetarian & vegan cooking: The best way to learn something is to see it happen. Learning is a receptive skill that comes naturally to human beings. One can buy cook books from anywhere local book stores, internet etc. With options flooding the book galleries –low cal recipes, cheese specials, low calorie vegetarian desserts etc, there is no dearth of sources to find vegetarian recipes.
2 Searching the internet for vegetarian and vegan websites like blogs: Internet certainly has become the first and last of everything. You can search on the internet for vegetarian recipes and you will be flooded with options. The best part is most celebrity and famous chefs have their own blogs. They share their old and new recipes on these blogs and you can learn great amounts from them.
3 Joining free and paid online website newsletters and subscriptions: If you are willing to make strong efforts to learn vegetarian and vegan cooking, you can also join free or paid online website newsletters and subscription. These websites will either not charge you anything or demand a suitable price for rendering you their services. Once you have subscribed, your mail box will flow with mails regarding vegetarian and vegan cooking.
4 Buying magazines in your local shops: People today have become very conscious about what they eat. They not only want the food to be healthy but delicious too. This is the sole reason why so many cooking magazines are flooding the markets. Some of them are real good and come up with new recipes monthly or even weekly. Choose one which suits your taste buds best.
5 Asking from your vegan and vegetarian friends: Seeking advice from others is all together a great option. You may have many vegetarian and vegan friends. Seek help from them. They might know recipes that you don’t and if they have been vegan or vegetarian for long, their experience will surely help you.
6 Watching cooking shows on TV or channels and watching and writing down their recipes: Many channels run weekly cooking shows. The hosts or presenters are generally renowned chefs. Keeping up with these shows will eventually grant you a good knowledge of flavors and different combinations.
7 Going to the library and borrowing vegetarian and vegan cooking books: The more you will read about cooking, the more you will know about it. You may go to different libraries and get cookery books on vegetarian and vegan diets issued. Read them. You are sure to stumble upon new things and discover secrets.
Learning to cook new vegetarian meals isn’t hard. You just need to know where to look for easy and healthy vegetarian meals. With the tips provided above you will be learning to cook new vegetarian dishes every day. Find some time to find new recipes and your vegetarian and vegan meals will be full of new and delicious ideas that you have never thought of before.
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB) October 3, 2010
Accommodations in luxurious plantation-style cottages, delicious detox menu for the ultimate body flush, lifestyle consultation, daily exercise classes, Healthy Cayman cooking class, spa treatments, and more are all included in the 3-day Jump-Start to Vitality now available through 2011 at Cotton Tree, the Cayman Islands’ first boutique cottage hotel.
“Located just steps from the Caribbean Sea, the three-day wellness retreat at Cotton Tree purges toxins, revitalizes the mind, slims down the figure, and restores life’s vitality,” said Heather Lockington, owner of Cotton Tree.
Composed of cleansing, natural foods, which keep fat levels low and energy levels high, the Retreat menu features delicious shakes, vitamin and mineral packed fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh, lean local protein, all prepared by a personal chef. In addition to daily stretch, core strength, and toning classes; guided walks; a lifestyle evaluation, and 24 hour weight room access, guests also will also enjoy a daily one hour massage or spa treatment and one evening cooking class focused on Healthy Cayman Cooking. One-on-One and Small Group Personal Fitness training sessions will be instructed by Jennifer Bily, Cotton Tree’s ISCA Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in spinal strengthening and structure and function.
Accommodations are in one of Cotton Tree’s four 1,600 square foot, two-bedroom beachfront cottages that resemble fully-equipped houses and feature “Caribbean chic” décor, classic contemporary furnishings, French doors, plasma TVs, state-of-the-art Kitchen Aid appliances, and more. A media library of books, music and DVDs; WIFI and local calls; fresh fruit; bicycle rentals; Wii and roundtrip airport transfers are also included. Available now through November 30th and May 1-November 30, 2011, the 3-Night Jump Start to Vitality Package is US,600 per person based on single occupancy, US,500 per person based on double, US,133.33 per person based on triple, and US0 per person based on quadruple. Packages do not include 10% government tax (taxes are waived for Caymanian residents). Please call 345-943-0700 or visit our website at http://www.caymancottontree.com for reservations.
About Cotton Tree:
The Cayman Islands’ new luxury hideaway, Cotton Tree, on the northernmost point of Grand Cayman (ten minutes from the famed Seven Mile Beach), beautifully evokes the spirit of the Cayman Islands with its pastel-hued, plantation-style cottages just steps from the Caribbean Sea amidst a lush garden setting of tropical flowers and avocado, guava, mango and cotton trees for which the hotel was named. Owner Heather Lockington, a global traveler who was born in the Cayman Islands, built her dream property in West Bay, creating an authentic haven where guests could embrace Caymanian heritage. Additional amenities include a freshwater swimming pool, fitness center and yoga and spa pavilions nestled among Seagrape trees, perfect for a sunset massage. A personal chef can whip up gourmet meals accompanied by wines chosen by a sommelier, or Cotton Tree is a quick drive to Grand Cayman’s best restaurants. Additionally, hotel services such as a reception/concierge, bellhop, housekeeping and turndown on request are also featured.
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MANILA, Philippines – Whenever someone comments about my love for food, I would jokingly say “I’m just paying my debts because the thought of eating again was one of the reasons why I got out of the hospital.” When I think about it, it was really one of the reasons why I regained my physical strength quicker than the usual.
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Today, people are willing to do anything to achieve weight loss. There are so many new diets added on to the market everyday . The result is that in their quest to become thin, people are starting to take such drastic measures that it ends up harming their health. The weight loss effects of such fad diets or products, which claim to be “miracle diets”, have short term results and have many side effects. This makes it extremely important that we choose ways of weight loss methods which are healthy.
The vegetarian diet includes many low fat recipes which are used by many people in the world for various reasons. Depending on what kind of vegetarian they are people are trying to create different low fat vegetarian recipes. People are turning towards these low fat vegetarian recipes because they are nutritional, help reduce cholesterol and also help people mentally concentrate better.
A good way of staying perfectly in shape is eating organic food. Vegetables and fruits are the best examples of natural and completely healthy food. What’s even better is that you can cook them easily at home and add a personal touch. Since you prepare the meal yourself, there is absolutely no chance that an artificial additive or chemical might enter it and affect your health. Vegetarian recipes are generally low fat, low calorie and high fiber. The low cal and low fat part makes them a perfect meal when a person is what to achieve weight loss. The high fiber part increases metabolism and hence again, helps in weight loss by burning more calories. Remember that it is a combination of healthy eating, exercise and resisting tempting foods that leads to healthy and permanent weight loss.
This is perhaps the very reason why more and more people are adopting Vegetarianism as a lifestyle. Below are one low cal delicious vegetarian and fruit juice recipes. The amount of salt, sugar and spices has not been mentioned as these can easily be altered in any vegetarian recipe according to one’s taste.
1. Sweet Potato Fries: A perfect complex carbohydrate lunch. It isn’t like your traditional French fries. It is much healthier and vegetarian.
Firstly, pre heat the oven to 450 degrees. Now take a non stick dish and cover it with aluminum foil . Now, slice the sweet potatoes into fine strips and lay them neatly on the dish. Next, sprinkle olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and paprika on the sliced sweet potatoes. Lastly, heat them in the oven at the same temp for about thirty minutes and your delicious vegetarian low cal recipe is ready. The spices should be added according to your own taste.
Apple and Blackberry Twist Fruit Juice: This is a sweet fruit juice you can make for breakfast
1 cup of Blackberries
Frozen ice cubes
How To Prepare
Chop the apple into four pieces. Pour into the blender the chopped apple pieces and a cup of washed blackberries. Add the frozen ice cubes and blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Enjoy!
The best thing with Vegetarian meals is they are very easy to cook. Even if you don’t agree with a particular recipe, you can always add a new taste to it by adding a personal touch. Trying to cook new vegetarian recipes is equally easy. Try the above mentioned low cal delicious vegetarian recipes and even if you are a non- vegetarian, you will certainly feel a stronger drift to being all time vegetarian.
With summer winding down, Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is helping to rake in the fall season with the release of their Halloween and autumn-themed chocolates. In addition to annual favorites, LCC is premiering four new products that are sure to compliment this year’s trick-or-treat bags and Thanksgiving tables.
“Not only did we want to expand our fall line, but we also wanted to create products that can easily be used at Halloween and Thanksgiving gatherings fit for both children and adults,” said Allyson Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing for LCC. “Customers can use these new chocolates in candy dishes, as gifts for your favorite trick-or-treaters or even as a small favor at a table place setting.”
This year’s new products include:
Autumn Leaves: These handmade 54% dark chocolate leaves decorated with maple leaf accents are tied with an orange grosgrain ribbon and make for a fun fall treat or an elegant table favor at Thanksgiving.
Dark Caramel Pumpkins: Festively wrapped in bright orange foils, these dark chocolate pumpkins filled with a sweet, creamy caramel offer a sophisticated and balanced taste that makes them the ultimate Halloween treat for both the young and young-at-heart.
Assorted Pumpkins and Leaves: These irresistible chocolate leaves and pumpkins are sure to please your guests! A mouth-watering assortment of milk chocolate leaves with a creamy caramel center (gold foil); milk chocolate leaves filled with all-natural peanut butter (red foil); and dark chocolate pumpkins filled with sweet caramel (orange foil) make for great candy dish fillers.
Haunted House Coin Box: This hauntingly delicious box is filled with milk chocolate coins (orange foil) and dark chocolate coins (gold foil). They’re the ideal gift for your favorite trick-or-treaters or to give as Halloween party favors.
Other popular Halloween products include the Pumpkin Face, a gourmet dark chocolate pumpkin face decorated with white chocolate tinted orange using all-natural annatto; a Spooky Cat, a 5-inch dark chocolate cat with an arched back, bushy tail and wide eyes; and a White Ghost, an eerie ghost made of pure white chocolate.
For Thanksgiving, putting LCC’s milk or dark Chocolate Turkeys at each place setting or a Chocolate Centerpiece Turkey will make for a show-stopping tablescape. Or, if someone else is doing the cooking, surprise them with a Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Selection Box. These boxes, with whimsical fall packaging, include a combination of the company’s best selling truffles, Chocolates of Vermont and peanut butter cups.
These products are for sale at all three LCC retail locations, online at www.LakeChamplainChocolates.com and at select retail locations across the country.
Lake Champlain Chocolates offers sweet indulgences that capture the essence of Vermont, the tradition of making fine chocolate, and the pride that goes into each bite. Preservative-free and Kosher-certified, Lake Champlain Chocolates are crafted in small batches from the finest quality chocolate and select natural ingredients including local Vermont cream, sweet butter, maple syrup, and honey. Lake Champlain Chocolates are available online at www.LakeChamplainChocolates.com, toll-free at 1-800-465-5909, as corporate gifts & wedding favors, at three company-owned retail stores in Vermont, and nationwide at specialty food & gift stores and upscale hotels & inns.
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# fastfood The commie food police in San Francisco have officially crossed the line: A proposed city ordinance would ban toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals until the chain adds fruit and vegetables to their kids’ menu, and lowers calorie counts. Hippie extortionists. More »
Three men were attacked and robbed by a large group of men and women outside a South of South eatery Sunday evening. Police met two 19- and a 20-year-old with facial injuries at McDonald’s, 914 S. Broad St., where they were assaulted upon leaving the fast food restaurant on the 1400 block of… [This is a summary. To read the full article on SouthPhillyReview.com, click the headline above.]
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It amazes me how many great chefs can cook fantastic dishes yet fail to be able to write recipes in a clear and concise way that makes for easy reading and understanding. Many could do with working in manufacturing industry for a number of weeks and learn the skill involved in preparing a bill of materials for a product because in this way they would get to understand how certain ingredients can be grouped together to make a “sub assembly” before the preparation into the final assembly.
Some top chefs have mastered this of course and they truly produce excellent food, freshly prepared and in a short space of time. It simply boils down to storing the food in it’s sub assembly state until you’re ready to serve then throw everything together and give it a blast.
I’m a barbecue and smoker enthusiast and I love to experiment with different marinades, rubs and mops as well as making some really tasty accompaniments for my BBQ parties. It wasn’t until last year that a friend suggest I should “bottle” my knowledge and share it but my confidence wasn’t too great because first of all I’m not a professional chef and second I’ve never written a recipe.
I guess everybody has to start somewhere and when I thought about my day job it in manufacturing and also how some recipes really annoy me I found the way forward. All it took then was to think about how I prepared the meal and write it down.
One thing that really frustrates me is when there’s no clear information about how long the recipe is going to take, admittedly it’s not that important for barbecue recipes because the BBQ cooking is part of the fun and if you’re into smoking most people already know the rule of thumb that it take a minimum of 60 minutes per pound of meat and a thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the food. What’s really annoying is when you get half way through a recipe and then see the words “put the mix to one side and marinate overnight”.
So aside from ensuring that the method clearly states how to put the ingredients together in a manner that ensures the final assembly is as easy as possible, it’s essential to state clearly in the opening summary whether that are any time constraints with the recipe. For another example just a quick note at the top of the page to state preparation time and cooking time will work wonders.
There is a protocol when writing ingredients that the largest constituents go first running down to the inevitable pinch of salt and pepper at the bottom. For me it doesn’t make sense because I like to see the ingredients together that get mixed together. For example if we’re doing a rub then I would prefer to see all the rub ingredients listed separately, this way it’s clear to read and I don’t forget anything. That’s my way, you may have yours but if together it brings more great recipes to the internet then hopefully we’re onto a winner.
Can you sense a theme recently? I’ve not been out today so decided to make some chocolate (white and milk) chunk cookies. These are a little bit well fired but still taste nice, according to Mr M anyway… (He’s our cookie monster in residence!)
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Recipe for Babybee and anyone else who would like it:
Sue Lawrence’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 20 – 24 small or 10 – 12 large
175g plain flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
¼ teaspoon salt
70g light muscovado sugar
50g golden caster sugar
125ml sunflower oil
1 medium free range egg
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
150g chocolate chips or chunks (I used half white, half milk)
Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/Gas mark 4 and lightly butter two baking sheets. Then, sift the flour, bicarbonate of sugar and salt into a bowl. Beat together the sugars and oil until smooth using electric beaters, a food mixer or by hand, then add the egg and vanilla. Gradually tip the flour mixture into the oil mixture, and fold in gently before stirring in the chocolate chips. Be mindful not to overcook, else you chance them emerging all crunch and no chew.
Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls (or dessertspoonfuls) of the mixture on to the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 – 12 minutes until pale golden yet still slightly soft in the centre. Be warned however – upon emerging from the oven, these particular cookies may not be as crisp or golden in appearance as one might hope but will achieve full glory upon cooling. Leave your cookies on their baking sheets to firm up for a couple of minutes once done (if you are too hasty, they’ll be too fragile to lift) then tenderly transfer to a wire rack to cool.