Home Page:World Vegetarian Day-Oct.1st

Since October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, I bumped my blog on chocolate to bring you information about a meatless diet. As I explain in Kitchen Nutrition with Recipes, all the recipes to date are meatless, so I decided to feature a recipe with tempeh and green soybeans, since they are two non-meat, protein foods I use in my meatless menus. However, I do plan to feature tempeh in a future blog.

Do check out the Horizons Cookbook in Book, Film, and Website Reviews. It’s a great cookbook with wonderful recipes and great photos of the dishes from their Philadelphia restaurant. The culinary partnership of Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby makes a delicious combination.

The quote in Health Flashes may surprise you. It did me, since the American Dietetic Association has not always been pro-vegetarian. The paper was made available to me from the Vegetarian Resource Group. They, along with The North American Vegetarian Society, are two great places to find information. See Profiles for more information.

While I don’t expect everyone reading this posting to jump on the vegetarian bandwagon, maybe on October 1st you could try going meatless for one day. As the old ad on TV used to say, “Try it. You might like it!” I did 30 years ago and have never regretted my decision to make my meals meatless. The experience of eliminating meat from my diet was my entree into concern for my health, the health of my family, and the health of the planet. (See This ‘n That for my take on Menopause and Vegetarianism.) It was my wake-up call and has led me to challenges about myself and my environment that I don’t think I would ever have experienced.

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

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