January 24, 2013

Surviving As A Fast-Food Loving Vegetarian

vegetable burger

As you may or may not know, I am going vegan for Recipe4Living, and am currently on the vegetarian phase of the transition. I’ll admit, there are times when I want to just give up and have an Italian beef sandwich (with extra giardiniera) or roast up a chicken and some vegetables, but so far I’ve stayed strong.

I owe a huge part of my success thus far to fast-food. That’s right, there is such a thing as vegetarian fast food. I’m sure I’ll have a harder time finding vegan fast food options, but I’ll handle that hurdle when I get to it. Keep reading to find some of the fast food options that have kept me sane during my switch to vegetarianism! Read the rest of this entry »

May 13, 2010

Chicago’s Green Festival

organic

Now that green is mainstream, it seems like everyone is jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not a bad thing. I’m thrilled that people are starting to realize how important it is to be environmentally friendly.

When people thinking about the phrase “going green,” the first thing that may come to mind is having to purchase new light bulbs or recycling paper products. But eating greener is another great way to help the environment! For example, you can throw a green party: Go Green with an Eco-Friendly Party! Or you can literally purchase eco-friendly appliances! Read the rest of this entry »

April 5, 2010

National Soy Month…Really?

veggie burger with chips

April is National Soy Month; dedicated to this nutritious and healthy vegetable. A member of the legume family, soybeans has been used for over 5000 years in Asian cooking. Also a complete protein, soy has become increasingly important in the western diet, especially for women and vegetarians. Soy milk is often curdled and turned into tofu which can be used in a variety of dishes and is a great way to reduce red meat in your diet without feeling deprived.
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