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"You can combine foods to get adequate protein, but this takes effort and mindfulness — skills a vast majority lack."
The Canadian government is consulting Canadians on three food law or policy changes that would impact animals.
Some destinations are heavy meat-eating cultures and that means eating in a restaurant can be tricky.
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From Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries to Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus these vitamin-packed and fibre-filled recipes will kick-start a vegetable craze among kids and adults alike. So get ready to see the bottom of their plates and dig into these scrumptious veggie recipes.
It's that time of year again when our hardworking students get ready to graduate. While graduation lasts only a day the memories last forever, so give them a celebration they'll never forget with these eats and tips for a perfect Grad party.
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Summer is almost here! Which means we're saying a tearful farewell to our favourite winter warm-ups; hot chocolate, mac n' cheese bites, pumpkin pies and beaver tails. As we get ready for summer entertaining and afternoons spent lounging by the pool, we're switching gears and serving up lighter bites to satisfy our cravings.
We're all too familiar with the urge to leave the city at noon on a Friday to avoid rush hour traffic, which is why we put together a list of the top 10 eats to get the perfect cottage experience without slaving away in the kitchen. From dishes you can make ahead of time to classic BBQ meals, you will find everything you need right here. We've even got you covered for the drinks and modern twist on the traditional s'mores!
Winter is finally behind us and we're excited to finally say goodbye to hearty comfort foods and lighten up our menus with some fresh Spring Salads. So we're thrilled that National Salad Month takes place in May. Let's give our ovens a rest and celebrate with these sensational recipes.
A few weeks ago we made some awesome homemade jalapeno and blue cheese burgers and were craving something crunchy on the side, so I decided to whip up some of these baked onion rings and they turned out so great! So I knew I had to share them with you guys.
Mother's Day is just around the corner and we still haven't found the perfect gift for our mom. If you're a Last Minute Lucy like us then you're probably stressing over on what to get her. Our dishes require little prep time so kitchen so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more quality time with your mom.
No meat, no problem. If Meatless Monday sounds boring to you, that's because you've never heard of our flavourful and satisfying dishes! For many being a vegetarian is a lifestyle. For us, Meatless Monday is a reason to get creative in the kitchen while also keeping our health in mind.
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Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, in the same family as some better known superfood veggies like kale, broccoli and Brussels Sprouts. They are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to fend off chronic disease and keep our bodies functioning at their prime! Sounds pretty good to me.
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March is Nutrition Month! This years Take the fight out of food! campaign is dedicated to helping Canadians improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle. Spot the problem. Get the...
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I have to admit, salads aren't always my first choice in the winter months but I have not been able to get enough of this one. It is definitely one that I will be transitioning into spring and summer. It pairs with pretty much anything. Seafood, steak, or even some grilled Haloumi cheese.
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Whatever the motivation, more people are experimenting with vegetarianism than ever before. But simply giving up animal products does not ensure a healthy diet, and older adults following a vegetarian or vegan diet need to be particularly careful.
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After a season of indulgent meals, appies, drinks, breakfasts and everything else you can name, sometimes a good plant-based meal just feels right. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or like me eat a bit of everything, there is no denying the goodness or plant foods.
The substitutes are also delicious.
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'Tis the season to make new year resolutions. For many, that often means vowing to commit to a new diet - again. And let's be frank, we certainly aren't restricted for choice of diets. The diet landscape is glutted with plans that promise rapid weight loss, yet fail to deliver.
As healthful as some oils can be, aim to consume whole foods as often as possible. Avocados are a perfect example. They offer much more than just their monounsaturated fats. They are also a wonderful source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, as well as soluble fiber. All of these nutrients are absent in the extracted oil.
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Edamame, green peas and tempeh are all protein-rich. Get some.
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Vancouver has long been a vegetarian-friendly town. Back in 2010, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named the city the sixth most veg-friendly city in North America and number one in Canada. But Vancouver and the rest of B.C.'s Lower Mainland have become more than just a good place to buy a veggie burger.
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Calling all vegetarians...this one's for you! We know how tricky it can be to whip up something packed with protein and super satisfying that will leave you feeling full. Eating vegetarian doesn't have to be restricted to soups and salads (although they can be delicious and filling). Lucky for you, we've got recipes that are hearty, delicious and easy to make. At last, a list of tasty recipes that even the most opposing meat-eaters and non-meat eaters will agree upon for lunch or dinner.
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Fortunately, not all smoothies are unhealthy or dangerous -- in fact, green smoothies, when made with the correct vegetable to fruit ratio, along with healthy fats and plant proteins, not only provide greater nutrition than many common sit-down meals, but also serve as an easy, real-food alternative to many dubious prescription medicines.
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It's the perfect food for camping too!
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Estimates of how much animal agriculture adds to greenhouse gases range widely, from about 14 to more than 50 per cent of total global emissions. Agriculture exacerbates climate change in a number of ways. Clearing carbon sinks such as forests to grow or raise food can result in net greenhouse gas increases. Farming, especially on an industrial scale, also requires fossil fuel-burning machinery, as does processing and transporting agricultural products.
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The stereotype of vegans and vegetarians as self-righteous, hectoring, spoilsports pushing their puritan agenda was never fair. Now that negative perception is disappearing altogether. The promotion of plant-based pleasure has arrived.
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A well-planned healthy vegetarian diet can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer. Even making small dietary changes, such as participating in meatless Mondays, is a great first step towards a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
Every second of every day, over 2,400 land animals are killed for food. To add insult to injury, animal agriculture is one of the most significant contributors to climate change.
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One thing I love about kale salads is that you can make a big batch to have for leftovers, and even dress it and the leaves won't go soggy. The leaves are much tougher than other greens, so I actually often like kale salads even better in the following days once the dressing has really soaked in and marinated the leaves.
One of the great pleasures of travel is, of course, the different food options that are available at different destinations. But for those travelling with food restrictions -- allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or religious boundaries -- it requires some definite pre-planning.