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Put These Food-Centric Novels on Your Winter Reading List

before yesterday Vegetarian Times 

Put These Food-Centric Novels on Your Winter Reading List Its peak curl up under the blanket and read season. These 12 books with food and drink themes are worth sinking your teeth into. The post Put These Food-Centric Novels on Your Winter Reading List appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 4: The Ingredients of Success

January 24 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 4: The Ingredients of Success Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 4: The Ingredients of Success appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

25 Best Vegan Iron Rich Recipes

January 18 2022 Vegan Richa 

25 Best Vegan Iron Rich RecipesLearn all about iron-rich vegan foods and how to incorporate them into a real-world, everyday meals for optimal absorption in this round-up of delicious iron-rich recipes.  Iron deficiency is quite a common nutrient deficiency in the world and affects vegans and omnivores alike. The good news is that you can get all the iron your body needs from Plants. When we think about iron, our minds wander to red meat etc. But there are lots of plant-based foods containing good amounts of this essential mineral as well. Iron Absorption Now, one thing is choosing iron-rich foods. The other thing is making sure your body can absorb that iron.  You can enhance your body’s absorption of iron by drinking citrus juice or eating or adding other foods rich in vitamin C at the same time that you eat high-iron foods. Another little trick: Use a cast-iron skillet. Cooking in a cast iron skillet can add significant amounts of iron to your food and into your body. It’s often really surprising foods that contain a lot of iron. Like Blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses has 3.6 mg. You can add molasses to vegan baked beans, any baked oatmeal recipe, or add some to salad dressings. Mix and match lentils and beans or beans and spinach to make an iron packed meal. If your readings are consistently low even after eating thoughtfully, consult your doctor about it. People can have absorption issues and will need supplementation even with an iron-rich diet. For high protein options, check this collection! Without further ado, here are some hearty vegan meals to try that combine iron-rich foods with ingredients that help to absorb it well. Best Vegan Recipes using Iron rich foods Lentils 1 cup of lentils has 6.6 mg iron. Paired with other iron sources such as spinach, tomatoes and that bit of lemon for the vitamin c that helps iron absorption and you are all set. Lentils are so easy to incorporate into your everyday like. Try them in lentil soups, tacos, pasta sauce, and even brownies Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil Apple Filling Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Lentil & Apple filling is a hearty and satisfying plant-based main course for any winter dinner and makes for a showstopping holiday meal! Easy to make ahead of time! TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry This creamy Thai inspired Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Curry features healthy coconut milk and plenty of veggies. It's all made in just one pot, gluten-free and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes! 1 Pot, 30 min, freezer friendly tangy flavorful sloppy lentils. Serve in sandwiches with slaw or over tater tots or baked potato. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Curry Casserole Make this easy Vegan Curry Lentil Casserole whenever that craving for restaurant-style creamy Indian lentil dishes hits. Brown lentils simmered in a fragrant coconut curry broth, served over rice! So easy, so delicious. Gluten-free, too.  TRY THIS RECIPE Lentil Bolognese With Spaghetti This Lentil Bolognese Sauce is hearty with Red lentils and Mushrooms, flavors with herbs, sauce and great with Spaghetti or other pasta.  22 Gm of Protein. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be gluten-free with glutenfree pasta TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Lentil Quinoa Loaf This Lentil Quinoa Loaf with a Spicy Ketchup glaze is nut-free, vegan and can be made gluten-free. Perfect addition to a holiday meal. Makes 1 loaf, serves 3 to 4 TRY THIS RECIPE Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce Turmeric Lentil Fritters Tomato Greens Bowl with Tahini Dill Sauce. Baked Seedy Golden Lentil fritters with greens, tomatoes and a tahini sauce make an easy Lunch bowl. Vegan Nut-free Soy-free Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Makes 16 to 18 fritters TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Enchiladas Recipe with Lentils and Black Beans Vegan Enchiladas Recipe. Easy Enchilada Recipe with Blender Enchilada Sauce, soft tortillas filled with black beans, spinach and lentils. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be Gluten-free. Ready within 1 Hour. Makes 1 rectangular pan (8 by 12). (Pictured in 9 by 9 pan. You might have some leftover filling and sauce depending on how many tortillas you fit in). . TRY THIS RECIPE     Tofu High in protein and iron – 4 oz has 6.4 mg. Tofu paired with greens or beans makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas & Miso Maple Dressing Sheet Pan Veggie Dinner with Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Tofu, Chickpeas, Sunflower seeds dressed with Miso Maple Dressing. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be soyfree with chickpea miso. 23 gm of Protein! TRY THIS RECIPE Malai Tofu ( Vegan Malai Paneer) Malai Tofu - a simple Indian weeknight curry with tofu in a thick spiced tomato coconut milk sauce. Serve with naan and/­­or rice for a delicious plant-based dinner. Soy-free option included. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Breaded tofu. Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta with Crisp Breaded tofu. Nut-free Creamy Cajun Spice Sauce with Farfalle and Breaded Tofu. Vegan Nut-free Recipe. Soy-free option. Easily oil-free TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta Vegan Gluten free Zucchini Lasagna with creamy Tofu Herb Ricotta and Red Lentils! Grain-free, can be nut-free. 15 G of Protein. Can be made ahead. Makes a 9 by 9 inch baking dish. TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry Curb your Japanese take-out cravings with this easy homemade vegan tofu katsu curry recipe! Crispy panko breaded tofu in a creamy mildly spiced curry sauce. Nutfree, GF option soyfree option TRY THIS RECIPE     Spinach Spinach is another excellent source of iron. 1 cup has 6.4 mg. Spinach in combination with chickpeas, lentils or tofu makes for an iron rich meal. Spicy Tofu Spinach Stir fry (15 Minute 1 Pan) An easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir-fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime. weeknight Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry with almost no chopping! Gluten-free, Nut-free, soy-free option.  TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake You will love this delicious vegan spinach and artichoke pasta bake recipe. It's like having spinach and artichoke dip, but for dinner! TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice Chickpea Spinach Pie with Berbere Spice. Easy Chickpea Spinach Pastry for holidays and company with vegan puff pastry. Use spices or blends of choice. Use lentils for variation. Vegan Soy-free Nut-free Recipe.  TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew This chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew is easy, filing, full of protein and delicious. Free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten TRY THIS RECIPE     Chickpeas and Kidney Beans Great sources of iron and you can easily combine them. 1 cup of chickpeas has 3.6 mg 1 cup kidney beans has 5.2 mg Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili Instant Pot Vegan Chili - Oil-free Kidney Bean Red Lentil Chili. Easy Flavorful Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Chili. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Saucepan Option TRY THIS RECIPE Vegan Coconut & Peanut Stew with Kidney Beans This deliciously creamy and rich coconut-based Vegan Peanut Stew makes for a warm and comforting easy weeknight meal thats super quick and simple to make using just one pot. Packed with healthy vegetables and plant-based protein from kidney beans and peanut butter! Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and plant-based!  Serve over rice  TRY THIS RECIPE Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry - a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option. TRY THIS RECIPE Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch! TRY THIS RECIPE Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich This Jalapeno Popper Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe combines two favorites into a new exciting lunch sandwich! Protein-rich chickpeas and veggies tossed with a creamy tofu based jalape?o popper dip, with a bit of a kick thanks to both pickled and fresh jalapenos!  Soyfree option Glutenfree option TRY THIS RECIPE Chickpea Veggie Loaf - Vegan Meatloaf Recipe Chickpea Veggie Loaf with spices and a spicy bbq glaze. Chickpea Cannellini bean Veggie meat loaf for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Easy and delicious. Vegan Recipe. Makes 1 loaf. I use 9 by 5 inch pan, Nut-free, Soy-free, Can be gluten-free TRY THIS RECIPE Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza Recipe with Tahini Garlic Dressing Ethiopian Berbere Chickpea Pizza with Tahini Garlic Dressing. Amazingly flavorful pizza. Dress with tahini dressing, vegan ranch or other creamy dressing. Vegan Soyfree Nut-free Recipe. Gluten-free Crust option.. Makes 1 large pizza TRY THIS RECIPE   Beans and soycurls Most beans are good sources of iron. Combination of beans with other beans or lentils, or soycurls adds a boost of iron to the meal. Soycurls with cashews which are also a good source of iron adds up! Skillet Enchiladas with Soy Curls Everyone will love these unconventional vegan skillet enchiladas made in one skillet with soy curls, black beans, sauteed veggies, queso, and crunchy tortilla chips. Garnish with your favorite Mexican toppings like cilantro, vegan shredded cheese, and avocado. A great recipe for 5 de Mayo TRY THIS RECIPE Dragon Chicken Soycurls (Indo-Chinese Recipe) Dragon Chicken Soycurls  - a vegan twist on Indo-Chinese restaurant classic. Soycurls are Marinated and baked then tossed in a fiery spicy sweet cashew pepper sauce. Glutenfree. TRY THIS RECIPE Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds Add some iron to your favorite bowls and breakfast treats. 3 tablespoons have 2.5 mg Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars Seedy Chocolate No Bake Granola Bars with candied ginger and gingerbread spices. These bars filled will nuts and seeds make a tasty snack. substitute nuts with more seeds to make them nut-free. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe. Easily made into protein bars. Makes 10 to 12 bars TRY THIS RECIPE

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 3: Getting Creative in the Kitchen

January 17 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 3: Getting Creative in the Kitchen Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 3: Getting Creative in the Kitchen appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 2: Finding Joy in Meal Planning

January 10 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 2: Finding Joy in Meal Planning Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 2: Finding Joy in Meal Planning appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Is that Animal Sanctuary You’re Visiting Actually Ethical? If You’re Posing for Pics with the Animals, Probably Not

January 7 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Is that Animal Sanctuary You’re Visiting Actually Ethical? If You’re Posing for Pics with the Animals, Probably Not For every legitimate wildlife rescue, there may be another facility thats exploiting and mistreating its animals. Heres how to tell the difference. The post Is that Animal Sanctuary You’re Visiting Actually Ethical? If You’re Posing for Pics with the Animals, Probably Not appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 1: Mindfulness and Focus on Your Well-Being

January 3 2022 Vegetarian Times 

Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 1: Mindfulness and Focus on Your Well-Being Join health and nutrition expert Ashley Kitchens as she coaches us through four weeks of positive (and attainable!) lifestyle changes for the new year The post Plant-Based Health Reset, Part 1: Mindfulness and Focus on Your Well-Being appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Five Common Concerns About Veganuary: Answered

January 3 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Shifting to a vegan lifestyle or even trying out Veganuary 2022 can be a big step with many inevitable changes. Its understandable that you might feel nervous about taking the leap and sticking to the commitment of going vegan! TeamCow can relate to that initial feeling! However, we are here to reassure you that the journey is infinitely more enjoyable and fulfilling than you  would ever imagine. Let’s start by addressing some of the most common worries that cross our minds. Will I have to give up my favourite foods? We might tend to dwell on what we’re missing out on. Instead, why don’t you try shifting your perspective by thinking about all the things you still can eat, and all the new things you’ll try as a result of the new lifestyle? Staples such as pasta, rice, most breads, tortilla wraps, etc are already vegan! If you like sausages, maybe give vegan sausages a try? They are amazing these days and 100% worth trying. If you want cheese, you can have that too – there are hundreds of companies producing all kinds of vegan cheese. Almost every animal-based food you enjoy eating is now available in a vegan version, […] The post Five Common Concerns About Veganuary: Answered appeared first on HappyCow.

I’m a New Mom. Here Are Three Reasons to Raise Plant-Based Kids You May Not Have Considered.

December 22 2021 Vegetarian Times 

I’m a New Mom. Here Are Three Reasons to Raise Plant-Based Kids You May Not Have Considered. This time, when kids are so young and are such new eaters, is critical to establishing a food foundation thats healthy and ethically sound The post I’m a New Mom. Here Are Three Reasons to Raise Plant-Based Kids You May Not Have Considered. appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Whats in Season: The Best Winter Fruits and Vegetables

December 16 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Whats in Season: The Best Winter Fruits and Vegetables Tis the season for gorgeous greens, jewel-like citrus and pomegranates, and more The post Whats in Season: The Best Winter Fruits and Vegetables appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Bring the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 Into Your Kitchen Right Now

December 14 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Bring the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 Into Your Kitchen Right Now We found Very Peri-ish buys you can shop right now The post Bring the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 Into Your Kitchen Right Now appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas

November 18 2021 My New Roots 

North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas Most lovers of North Indian cuisine widely available in North America are familiar with Butter Chicken – the iconic dish that has captured the hearts and bellies of people the world over. In fact butter chicken is likely the most popular and recognizable Indian dish in our neck of the woods, and without a doubt my own personal gateway to the unique flavours of Indian cuisine. This dish was the inspiration for these North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas! When I was 13 or 14, my best friends mother, Annie (who Ive mentioned before in my sushi post – a woman who truly opened my eyes to the world of food beyond hot dogs and hamburgers!), took the three of us to The Host, a famous, Toronto institution that has been running successfully for 24 years. I can still remember the feeling of walking into the space, the air absolutely swollen with mouthwatering scents I had never experienced before. We sat down at the table, covered in a crisp white tablecloth, and a basket of seed-flecked, paper-thin crackers was dropped off along with the menus. Papadam Annie said. I took one bite and the entire thing shattered into my hands, which made us all laugh, and the taste was delicious, even if completely unfamiliar. I had just tried my first cumin seed! This primed my palette for what was to come, and Annie confidently ordered for the table. There were things I recognized, like rice, and flatbread (naan), but most of the dishes were alluringly mysterious, arriving in copper bowls, with colourful sauces and chutneys. Once she explained to put some rice on my plate as a bed for the curries, she handed me a bowl whose scent made my mouth water instantly. Butter chicken she told me. Well, I knew both of those ingredients very well, but not looking like this! Is it spicy? I asked. Not spicy hot, she replied. There are plenty of spices in there, but Id describe it flavourful. I had trusted this woman to guide me through Japanese, Korean, Ethiopian, Greek, Macedonian, and Moroccan restaurant experiences so far, so I took a heaping spoonful of the butter chicken and spread it over the rice.  It was love at first bite. The combinations of flavours, commingling in a sauce that was beguilingly rich and creamy, with huge chunks of perfectly tender chicken throughout was absolutely divine. It was tomato-y, but not overpoweringly so, and deeply aromatic with spices that I had certainly never tasted before. I savoured every bite of that butter chicken, along with chana masala, palak paneer, aloo gobi, and dal makhni. We ate naan, and samosa, and pakora and bhaji. It was a veritable feast that began my love affair with Indian food. Little did I know every corner of the continent, every family, every household brings a diversity and a uniqueness to what we generally label Indian food -- theres so much to explore!     Butter chicken was invented in the 1950s, by a man named Kundan Lal Gurjal, who operated a restaurant called Moti Mahal in Delhi, the capital territory of India. Kundan had settled here in this Northern region of the country and started his business after escaping from political upheaval in another region of India. Moti Mahal was a success, and it served several delicious tandoori dishes, that came from their tandoor oven – a circular clay oven central to Punjabi cuisine.  As the story goes, Kundan didnt want his leftover tandoori chicken to go to waste, but he also didnt want it to dry out, so he mixed leftover marinade juices with tomato and butter, added the chicken to it, and let it all stew – butter chicken was born! Although necessity was the mother of this invention, he likely had no idea that he had created an internationally-loved delicacy that would stand the test of time.  I started eating a vegetarian diet when I was 16, and butter chicken was one of the foods I missed the most. Ive cooked a lot of Indian-inspired food at home over the years, but Id never taken a crack at a plant-based butter chicken until my mom served me a version with chickpeas...brilliant! It was a serious why-didnt-I-think-of-that moment.  One of the things that makes butter chicken so good, is that the chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices before cooking. This step accomplishes two things: one, it tenderizes the meat, and second, it seasons it. Because I was aiming for a weeknight dinner, I decided to skip this step with the chickpeas and just make sure that they were properly cooked and well seasoned before adding to the sauce. I also smashed about half of the legumes. This helped to increase their surface area, break up their tough skins, and allow the flavourful sauce to penetrate to the inner, absorbent centers. I also appreciated having the texture variation in the dish, making it more similar to the OG version. Chickpea Party Tricks We all know that chickpeas are fiber all-stars, providing 50% of your RDI in just one cup, (whoa!) but they have another party trick up their sleeve that I bet you didnt know about. Two-thirds of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble, meaning that it doesnt break down during digestion, but instead moves through our digestive tract unchanged until it hits the large intestine. The fun starts here, where friendly bacteria (think probiotics!) go to town on said insoluble fiber and actually break it down to create short-chain fatty acids, including acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid. These short-chain fatty acids can then be absorbed by the cells that line the wall of our large intestine and used for energy! How rad is that?! Butyric acid is in fact the preferred source of energy for the cells lining our colon, and with this bonus fuel comes greater potential for optimally active and healthy cells. This translates into a reduced risk of colon problems including colon cancer. So friends, invite chickpeas to your next dinner party - theyll feed you and your colon cells. Can your pot roast do that? Now lets get cooking! For this dish I highly recommend cooking your own chickpeas from dried (I mean, have I ever NOT recommended that?! haha). For one, if you make the entire batch, youre looking at around 4 cans of chickpeas, which is a lot  of waste produced. Second, if you cook the legumes yourself, you can control the amount of salt that you use, as high sodium levels are a concern for some people. Third, they taste way better. Trust me. And fourth, it costs a lot less – I likely dont have to elaborate on that for you If youre not sure how to cook beans from scratch, the full instructions are in this post, and a full video tutorial is up on my membership site, My New Roots Grow. If youre especially interested in this dish, Id love to invite you to the live, online cooking demo on Saturday, December 18th. Part of the Winter Radiance Retreat alongside Mikkala Marilyn Kissi, this recorded, one-day virtual retreat has so many wonderful seasonal goodies planned for you. Check it out and sign up here!  The ingredient list for this recipe may look long, but half of them are spices, and the remaining ones are primarily pantry staples, making this the perfect thing to cook up when you dont have a ton of fresh produce around (Im looking at you, late fall, winter, and early spring!). Cilantro is optional, but such a delicious addition if it’s available to you. And I like to serve the dish with rice or naan, or both. A simple kachumber salad, made with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and lemon juice is a great accompaniment to butter chickpeas when those ingredients are in season. Pro tip: measure out two or more portions in separate containers of the spice mix when youre making it the first time so the next time all you have to do is grab the blend instead of all your individual spice jars!   And what about the butter?! Well, there isnt any classic dairy butter here (although there is no shame in adding it!), instead I used cashew butter to achieve that crave-able creaminess. Some recipes for butter chicken call for whole cashews, which may in fact be easier for some of you to find than cashew butter. If that is the case, sub the cashew butter with whole, raw cashews that have been soaked for 4-8 hours, and add them to the pot with the tomatoes and coconut milk in step 3. If you’d like to know more about soaking and activating nuts, check out my article here. Get a load of that 2008 photography! Print North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas  Author Sarah Britton Ingredients2 Tbsp. coconut oil preferably expeller-pressed or ghee 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. ground coriander 2 tsp. ground turmeric 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 Tbsp. garam masala 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/­­2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper pinch cayenne to taste 1 large yellow onion diced 2 tsp. fine sea salt 5 cloves garlic minced 28 oz. /­­ 796ml whole or diced tomatoes 1 large can 3 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup /­­ 250ml full-fat coconut milk 1/­­4 cup /­­ 60ml cashew butter 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups /­­ 900g cooked chickpeas from 2 cups dried /­­ approx. 4 cans cilantro for garnish if desired rice and /­­ or naan for serving if desired InstructionsIn a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, garam masala, smoked paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir well to mix with the oil, and stir frequently so it doesnt scorch.   Add the onion and salt, stir well to coat, let cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions have softened slightly. Add the garlic, stir well,  and cook for 2-3 more minutes.  Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and coconut milk, stirring well to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.  While the sauce is simmering, take about half of the chickpeas and smash them flat with the bottom of a drinking glass. This step is optional, but it changes the shape and texture of the chickpeas (see headnote). Transfer the sauce to a blender, add the cashew butter and lemon juice, then blend on high until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired (if youd like it spicier for example, add more cayenne).  Add all of the chickpeas to the sauce and fold to combine. Bring a very light simmer, and let cook for 5 minutes, up to an hour, making sure to stir every so often so the bottom doesnt scorch.  Serve the butter chickpeas over rice with lots of fresh cilantro, and naan if desired. Say thank you and enjoy! NotesServes 8-10 I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, and find the same satisfying coziness with each bite you enjoy. As we head into the darker, colder months of the year, I know Ill be turning to these butter chickpeas to keep me warm and grounded, while picturing us at our stoves, connected in spirit over steaming pots and nourishing bowls. All love from me to you, Sarah B  The post North Indian-Inspired Butter Chickpeas appeared first on My New Roots.

Pleasing - the New, Vegan Harry Styles Nail Polish and Skincare Line - Lives Up to Its Name

November 16 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Pleasing - the New, Vegan Harry Styles Nail Polish and Skincare Line - Lives Up to Its Name The collection of products from fashion icon Harry Styles is 12-free, cruelty-free, uses sustainable ingredients and packaging and - crucially - looks really cool The post Pleasing - the New, Vegan Harry Styles Nail Polish and Skincare Line - Lives Up to Its Name appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

New York City Just Elected Its First Vegan Mayor in Eric Adams

November 4 2021 Vegetarian Times 

New York City Just Elected Its First Vegan Mayor in Eric Adams Eric Adams was outspoken about his vegan lifestyle throughout the campaign - and as mayor plans to highlight policies addressing food inequity and public health The post New York City Just Elected Its First Vegan Mayor in Eric Adams appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

5 Ways to Boost Immune System Naturally | Immunity Boosting Recipes

January 17 2022 hebbar's kitchen 

5 Ways to Boost Immune System Naturally | Immunity Boosting Recipes5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System | Recipes to Boost Immunity - Prevention is better than cure. Definitely yes, it is better to protect ourselves now than when it is late. The immune system is activated by various things that our body does not recognize. The immune system stores the information of the foreign member(bacteria, virus, fungi, etc) that come in contact with our body. Next time the body encounters the same bacteria, virus, or fungi, the immune system recognizes it and reacts faster than the first time. With the change of lifestyle and food style, our bodys immune system has become weaker. Falling sick often means that our immune system isnt fighting as it used to do before. The post 5 Ways to Boost Immune System Naturally | Immunity Boosting Recipes appeared first on Hebbar's Kitchen.

Top 3 Myths And Facts About Vegan Protein

January 8 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

Protein always goes hand in hand with being vegan and many myths surrounding protein intake on a vegan diet actually prevent people from adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Its time to bust some of these myths with facts!  Myth #1: You cant get enough protein on a vegan diet.Fact: The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This is entirely possible on a plant-based diet and there are many rich sources of vegan protein. The most popular ones include: tofu, lentils, beans, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, whole grains, spirulina, peanut butter, and soy milk. Even those who require more protein, such as athletes, seniors, and children, can increase their intake by consuming more of these foods. Besides, the largest study of its kind in history showed that the average vegan actually gets 70% more protein than they need, every single day- hows that for myth busting! Myth #2: Vegan protein sources are not as effective as whey protein for building muscle. Fact: Research shows that increases in muscle mass and strength are associated with protein regardless of the source. This means that the consumption of protein-rich plant foods (listed in the first point […] The post Top 3 Myths And Facts About Vegan Protein appeared first on HappyCow.

5 Documentaries For Veganuary That’ll Change Your Life

January 5 2022 Happy Cow veggie blog 

With the increasing number of films shedding light on topics such as veganism, animal rights, health, and the environment, several well-kept secrets about the animal agriculture industry are becoming exposed. Here is a selection of thought-provoking, informative, and deeply touching documentaries that show us what goes on in the industry and invite us to question our own roles. Grab some popcorn, keep an open mind, take a deep breath, and prepare to watch something for Veganuary that just might change your life! 1. DominionFocuses on: Animal Exploitationhttps:/­­/­­www.dominionmovement.com/­­watch Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, this powerful exposé of the grim reality of animal agriculture captured by drones, hidden and handheld cameras, encourages us  to question the morality and validity of mankinds dominion over the animal kingdom. While the film mainly focuses on how animals are used for food, it also throws a spotlight on other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research. A must-watch, however heart wrenching it might be! 2. The Game ChangersFocuses on: Fitnesshttps:/­­/­­gamechangersmovie.com/­­ With a stunning executive production team including Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, and Novak Djokovic, this film explores the world of plant-based eating, protein, and strength. It provides […] The post 5 Documentaries For Veganuary That’ll Change Your Life appeared first on HappyCow.

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes

January 3 2022 Vegan Richa 

Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesAn easy Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry that can be made in 1 pot within 15 minutes. This recipe is a lifesaver come dinnertime and leftovers taste great the next day. Try this Indian spiced Tofu Spinach curry Gluten-free, soy-free option. 1 Pot and 15 minutes is all you need to make this Spicy Spinach Tofu Stir fry! Think of this as an easy, spicy take on the restaurant favorite Palak Paneer. Tofu simmered in a rich spinach yogurt and spices that is made spicy by adding cayenne pepper or Indian chili powder and crushed red pepper. So good. The perfect weeknight dinner on a cold night and leftovers make an amazing lunch the next day. I love serving this curry with flatbread, roti or naan but rice would be another great option. For low-carb, serve it with cauliflower rice. Press the tofu Open a package of firm or extra-firm tofu and drain the liquid. Cut the tofu width-wise into slices -- four times should do it. Now, lay some paper towels on a sheet pan and spread your tofu slices in a single layer on top. Put more paper towels over the tofu, then place another sheet pan over them. Place some heavy objects on top of the sheet pan ( cookbooks or cans). Or use your handy tofu press. Leave the tofu to press for at least 15 minutes. You can leave it like that for hours if you have room for it in the fridge. More Indian Dishes from the Blog - Baked Madras Curry Tofu - Baked Balti Veggies - Veggie curry casserole  - Indian Butter Tofu  - Bombay Potato and Peas - Tofu Pasanda - Vegetable Jalfrezi  - Gobi Broccoli Makhani - Tempeh Tikka Masala Continue reading: Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 MinutesThe post Spiced Spinach Tofu Stir fry 1 Pot 15 Minutes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

How to Start Composting - And Why You Really Should

December 29 2021 Vegetarian Times 

How to Start Composting - And Why You Really Should Learn how to start your own compost collection process with these easy steps and tips to get started. The post How to Start Composting - And Why You Really Should appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Carol J. Adams’s Book ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ Infuriated the Right - and Made Me Feel Less Alone

December 20 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Carol J. Adams’s Book ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ Infuriated the Right - and Made Me Feel Less Alone A conversation with scholar, activist, and author Carol J. Adams about being a target for Rush Limbaugh, the meat-eaters identity crisis, and the intersection of feminism and plant-based eating The post Carol J. Adams’s Book ‘The Sexual Politics of Meat’ Infuriated the Right - and Made Me Feel Less Alone appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

As Manatees Experience ‘Record-Breaking Mortality’ Linked to Pollution, Wildlife Officials Race to Rescue and Feed the Survivors

December 14 2021 Vegetarian Times 

As Manatees Experience ‘Record-Breaking Mortality’ Linked to Pollution, Wildlife Officials Race to Rescue and Feed the Survivors Pollution in Floridas waters have devastated the manatees and their food sources, leaving many of the mammals starving to death The post As Manatees Experience ‘Record-Breaking Mortality’ Linked to Pollution, Wildlife Officials Race to Rescue and Feed the Survivors appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes

November 27 2021 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Sheet Pan PancakesThese Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes are baked instead of pan-fried making this pancake recipe perfect for feeding a crowd. Gluten-free option. Whenever I need to feed a crowd for breakfast I usually resort to some sort of breakfast casserole but let’s face it – especially if there are kids at the table, pancakes would be the most popular option! Enter sheet pan pancakes! YES, everyone loves a pancake breakfast but making pancakes for more than two people can get too time-consuming! Sheet pan pancakes are the “No sweat” approach to making pancakes. No messy flipping, no burnt bottoms, no uneven batches, and most importantly, a relaxed host that has time to mingle and chat. These Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes are a real life-saver when it comes to feeding many hungry mouths during the holidays. You can top them with whatever you want. Think, half strawberries and chocolate chips, half nuts, and banana. I like doing half of the sheet pan with berries, and adding a cinnamon swirl the second half! MORE PANCAKE AND WAFFLE RECIPES TO TRY: - Banana Oat Pancakes - Tiramisu Pancakes.  - Cinnamon streusel Pancakes - Gluten free Lemon blueberry waffles - Samoa Cookie Pancakes - Banana French Toast with caramelized bananas - Easy vegan waffles - Savory Chickpea flour waffles or pancakes  - Pizza waffles ! Continue reading: Vegan Sheet Pan PancakesThe post Vegan Sheet Pan Pancakes appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Vegan Designer Stella McCartney Reveals Artist-Customized Cannondale Bikes

November 17 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Vegan Designer Stella McCartney Reveals Artist-Customized Cannondale Bikes The bikes are hand-painted by artists who also worked with McCartney on her most recent couture collection The post Vegan Designer Stella McCartney Reveals Artist-Customized Cannondale Bikes appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

Some Practical Advice for Reducing Holiday Stress When Dealing with Kids

November 16 2021 Vegetarian Times 

Some Practical Advice for Reducing Holiday Stress When Dealing with Kids Some practical advice for putting a lid on seasonal stress The post Some Practical Advice for Reducing Holiday Stress When Dealing with Kids appeared first on Vegetarian Times.

It’s Time to Get Over the Idea that Eating Meat Makes You ‘Manly’

October 27 2021 Vegetarian Times 

It’s Time to Get Over the Idea that Eating Meat Makes You ‘Manly’ If someone cares what I eat its like, really? says one man who no longer cares who sees him choose a vegetable sandwich instead of a cheeseburger The post It’s Time to Get Over the Idea that Eating Meat Makes You ‘Manly’ appeared first on Vegetarian Times.


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