Vegetarian

Embrace Spring With These Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Carolyn Berry | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Spring is upon us, and I cannot think of a better way to embrace it than with these Vietnamese spring rolls.

You Can't Beet This Beet Pesto Pasta Recipe

Carolyn Berry | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

This may be the first time I've used the word "stunning" to describe a pasta dish, but oh wow, look at that colour! This dish gets me really excited. Many pasta sauces are high in salt (tomato-based sauces) or high in fat (cream-based sauces), but not this one, thanks to the beets.

30 Things Vegans And Vegetarians Don't Want To Hear Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Living

For anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian diet, there's nothing more exhausting and repetitive than explaining to others why you eat what you eat. ...

Don't Apologize For Eating What Feels Right To You

Lisa Borden | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

I avoid GMOs and those who promote and serve GMOs. There is no way that I knowingly want to put those ingredients into my body, my friends or family's bodies, and I certainly do not want to support Monsanto. I trace my food back to where it came from. This makes me feel good, and also makes me feel confident in all other principles I have listed as above.

Vegetarians Rule The World...Health Wise Anyways

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living

A new review of past studies shows vegetarians have lower blood pressure than those who consume meat. The review was conducted by researcher Yoko Yok...

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.

How Protein Can Improve Your Health

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I was 20-something and it was the 90s, low-fat was all the rage. Everything you could probably think of was low fat. Back then everyone thought if you ate low fat then you would never put on fat. Looks like the joke was on me. Looking back, I can see how unhealthful that was and thankfully there is more reliable nutritional information out there now.

That Magical Place Where No One Gets Hurt

Lacey Haynes | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Lacey Haynes

I'm in the forest in my salvaged ragtag bed sheet skirt. A basket filled with foraged mushrooms hangs in the crook of my arm as I walk flanked by ...

16 Vegetarian Things That Don't Make Us Miss Meat

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Living

At Toronto's Vegetarian Food Festival you can get a Philly cheese steak, barbecued pork, heck, even fake shrimp. Food trucks, vendors and pop-up re...

Five Ways to Get Protein Without Eating Meat

Marni Wasserman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Though you have been conditioned to think otherwise, there are many ways to get protein without turning to meat! Many people think that just because I am vegetarian that I am not getting enough protein. In fact, I am actually getting better quality protein than I ever did eating animal-based foods.

Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found evidence that vegetarians have a slightly better chance at living longer than omnivores. So, should we all consider becoming vegetarians for the sake of a longer life? Not necessarily.

Sticky Situation: Avoid Embarrassment at this Weekend's BBQ

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

The first long weekend of the summer is here and you need it, to recharge your batteries, unplug the techno and reconnect with loved ones. In Canada, this first three-day break of the summer generally means a combination of planting, freshening up our homes and an invitation to a barbecue. Here are five barbecue sticky situations and their solutions.

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

Anila Muhammad | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

How to Get the Most Benefits Out of a Juice Cleanse

Marni Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

I know you may be thinking, isn't just drinking juice in general better than no juice at all? Well, there is something to be said about that, as it's better than what most people are drinking daily (soda, sugared coffees and pasteurized juice). However if you are making the effort to enhance your health, then you may as well go the full length and do it right!

Why So Surprised I'm A Muslim Vegetarian?

Anila Muhammad | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.

The Beginner's Guide to Parties

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

As a person who probably has friends, you may be wondering how to get them over to your house without looking like a total creep. You can't just wander up to someone and bark "Come to my house and I''ll feed you seven-layer dip!" because then you look like a lunatic. Play it cool. Make it a party! Ah, but what kind of party?

Surprising Food And Drinks That Aren't Vegetarian

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living

Whether you're a diehard vegan, a sometimes-lacto-ovo vegetarian, or simply doing your best to keep kosher or halal, it can be pretty disturbing to fi...

Why Plant-Based Diets Are Good For Your Health

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Leslie Beck has long been a proponent of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. But what really resonated with her when researching her ...

5 Common Health Myths Exposed

Melissa Ramos | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

White rice isn't exactly bad for you. Gasp! I know right? How could this be? All the heath gurus telling you to inject your tummy full of whole grain goodness and then I spring this on you? Blasphemous! So here's the deal... According to Chinese Medicine, people have used white rice therapeutically for years.

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

Christine Avanti | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Avanti

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests' health risks will make for a memorable and happy occasion. Here are some tips to help you make it through the social season!

November 25 is International Meatless Day & International Vegetarian Day

Paul Hughes | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

November 25 is International Meatless Day & International Vegetarian Day.

What Super Tasty Superfoods Can Do for You

Marni Wasserman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Superfoods are a category of foods found in nature; they are superior sources of essential, super-power nutrients -- nutrients we can't make ourselves. They are the most powerful foods on the planet, and are powerhouses for the transformation to a slender, healthier you. If you are what you eat, why not be super?

An Ex-Vegetarian's Take on Healthy Diets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I decided to become a vegetarian when I was 11. Two months ago I decided to eat meat again. Believe me: I did not make this decision lightly. The reason that I ultimately decided to make the switch was a belief that it was time to re-evaluate the decision of the 11-year-old version of me. Many people used to assume that as a vegetarian I was healthier. People fall into the trap of believing that cutting out one particular food group will make them successful in their quest to lose weight and/or get healthier, but that's simply not true.

7 Unhealthy Foods Vegetarians Eat

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Living

Myth or fact: All vegetarians like to eat the vegetables the rest of us aren't eating. As it turns out, myth — a big one. Yes, eating soybean-bas...

Recipe: A Protein-Packed Vegan Take on Comfort Food

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

One recipe that I remember often eating while growing up is meatloaf. Such a cozy meal when paired with mashed potatoes and gravy! Here, I have re-vamped the loaf concept, and created a savoury main dish that I have fed to even the most meat-loving men I know with great success.