Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Smoothies are great, because they can provide all the nutrients needed in a meal in one cup! You can add tofu, spinach, or other nutritional food to them, and the best part is, you don't even taste it! Smoothies can be made with fruit or vegetables. Personally, I like them with fruit better, but that's just my opinion. You can put pretty much whatever you want in them; they most always taste great! I'll get you started, and put a basic smoothie recipe here. This recipe is really versatile, so put whatever you think will taste good!
Basic Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit (I like to use strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries)
1/2 cup of milk or juice (sometimes I use a little bit of both!)
1/2 cup of yogurt
1 cups of ice (if you are using fresh fruit, your might want to add more)
1/4 cup sugar (this is optional)
1/2 cup of tofu, spinach, etc... (this is optional too)
1. Throw all ingredients into a blender, and press the liquefy button. If your blender does not have this option, try puree, blend, etc... Pour into a glass and serve!
I'm pretty sure this recipe serves 1, but it might serve more. You can alter it to make more or less smoothie!
You can replace the yogurt for tofu if you are a vegan. If you do that, this recipe is vegan!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
2. Put the sliced apples into a large bowl. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 T of flour in another bowl, then sprinkle over the apples. Toss until the slices are coated, sprinkle with lemon juice, and toss again. Pour into the pie crust.
3. Blend the brown sugar, butter, and the other 2 T of flour with a fork. Sprinkle over the apples.
4. Bake for 10 minutes, lower heat to 350°, and bake another 45 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
A semi vegetarian will eat no red meat, but will eat poultry and fish. Most semi vegetarians are vegetarians for health, because of all the meats, red meat is the most un-healthy.
Eats no meat, fish, or poultry.
Ovo-Lactos will eat eggs and milk, but no meat, fish, or poultry. I think ovo-lactos make up a lot of the vegetarian population.
Lacto Vegetarians are the same as ovo-lacto, but will not eat eggs.
Eats no animal products.
Neither eats nor uses any animal products.
I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian. Most of my recipes on this blog will have milk and eggs, but if they are vegan friendly, I will let you know!
1. Compassion for animals
Many vegetarians are vegetarians because they don't want to kill animals.
Vegetarians diets tend to be low in fat.
Some people believe not breeding animals for meat is good for the environment.
In some religions, animals are sacred and eating one is considered a sin.
Some people simply do not like the taste of meat
6. Meat making a person sick
Meat can make some people feel sick.
Why am I a vegetarian?
For three reasons: Compassion for animals, health, and taste!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I got this recipe from my wonderful book, "Okay, So Now You're A Vegetarian", by Lauren Butts!
For 4 Servings (2 Tostados per serving)
One 14 oz can Vegetarian Refried Beans
2 tbsp Water
If you've already been trying to go vegetarian, you probably know that most vegetarian books are meant for adults... They have recipes like caramelized onions, or antipasto, and other things you've never heard of. I almost gave up being vegetarian because these recipes were gourmet, hard to make, and didn't seem appealing. But, fortunately, I found a wonderful book called, "Okay, So Now You're a Vegetarian" by Lauren Butts. It was written by a 16 year old girl who had the same problem I did. She wrote a book with recipes that were "normal" and easy to prepare. I learned a lot about nutrition, cooking, and found some great recipes from it!
So now I'm a vegetarian. I'm fairly new at it, but I do know lots about it, and I am willing to learn more. I'll learn right along with you! This blog is basically my vegetarianism journal. I'll be posting recipes, websites, books, and advice that will all help vegetarian wannabes become more than a wannabe!