Hey guys !
Here’s a page about vegetarian/vegan eating ! It’s getting more popular, some people may have questions or you can be curious !
Maybe you are veg’ so here’s are my favorite website, recipes blog and useful stuff !
I’m not promoting veg’ eating or judging you if you eat meat, honestly i don’t care ! Do what you want it’s YOUR life :) But i just want you to provide you some information about it, because some people want to try and are not sure how to, others are just curious ! I’m not a *mean* veg’ who hates meat-eater, seriously, i’m happy with my choice, and as long as you are with your diet that’s perfect ! :) And for veg’ i hope you will discover new recipes :D! And for people with veg’ friends, now you know what they eat and what to cook when they come ! Because it’s not fun for a veg’ to go eat outside and know that their friends are puzzle about *what they eat* as much as people who have to cook for veg’ friends/family and have no clue what they eat ! :) ENJOY!
A vegan is someone who tries to live without exploiting animals, for the benefit of animals, people and the planet. Vegans eat a plant-based diet, with nothing coming from animals - no meat, milk, eggs or honey, for example. A vegan lifestyle also avoids leather, wool, silk and other animal products for clothing or any other purpose. [source]
A vegetarian is someone who doesn’t eat meat, and mostly eats foods that come from plants, like grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Some stricter vegetarians avoid more than just meat. They also avoid animal products, which are nonmeat foods that come from animals. Some examples would be milk (from cows) and eggs (from chickens). Source In this page they also describe the different types of vegetarian because some eat fish, chicken or eggs, etc.
Something interesting i found :
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who’s a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announces that she’s vegetarian and will no longer be eating meat, fish, dairy, or eggs.
That throws a wrench in your plans, doesn’t it? What do vegetarians eat? Is he going to start spouting off about animal rights as your husband carves the Christmas ham? Is she going to expect an entirely separate meal?
You can relax, even if you don’t know much about vegetarian cooking. Have no fear. Cooking for a vegetarian is easy, and by the time you read our guide to feeding a vegetarian, you’ll be all set.
You probably have quite a few vegetarian meals in your repertoire and likely have at least a couple of vegetables and meatless foods on the menu or in the fridge.
As the name implies, vegetarians eat vegetables, but vegetarian cuisine is vast and exciting. With a few simple tips, any meal can accommodate a vegetarian, whether you have five minutes’ or a week’s notice.
First up, let’s figure out what “vegetarian” actually means. Some people call themselves “vegetarians” but eat fish or chicken, and others are much stricter about what they’ll eat.
- Pescetarian: Someone who doesn’t eat meat but eats fish or seafood.
- Flexitarian: A hip and trendy word for what some people call a semi-vegetarian. Someone who isn’t a vegetarian but eats several vegetarian meals a week and might be selective about what types of meat she does eat (such as organic chicken only) and how often.
- Vegetarian: Someone who doesn’t eat any meat, including poultry, game, fish, and seafood, or any meat by-products, such as broth, gravy, or fat, or foods cooked with meat. A vegetarian may or may not eat other animals products like eggs or dairy (ovo-vegetarians do eat eggs, lacto-vegetarians still eat dairy products, and ovo-lacto vegetarians eats both eggs and dairy).
- Vegan: A strict vegetarian (see above) who doesn’t eat anything that comes from an animal—no meat, dairy products, eggs, honey or other animal by-products.
Here is some helpful (and humorous) advice about feeding a vegetarian and anyone else with dietary restrictions. We’ve called upon experts, SparkPeople members, and personal experience to offer tips to help everyone break bread in peace.
How to Feed a Vegetarian: The Do’s and Don’ts
- DO be honest. Please don’t try to sneak meat, broth, or seafood into a vegetarian’s food. If you put bacon in the broccoli salad, chicken broth in the risotto, or lard in the pie crust, tell your guests.
- DO invite them. I would have invited you, but I didn’t think you’d…feel comfortable, eat anything I served, enjoy yourself, etc. Even a serious lack of veggie-friendly food isn’t going to stop the fun if the people and atmosphere are warm and inviting.
- DON’T apologize. You eat meat. Some people don’t. You don’t have to apologize for eating meat in front of a vegetarian.
- DON’T make a big deal about it. Vegetarians have various reasons for not eating meat, but some of those reasons might not be ideal dinner table or cocktail party discussions. Perhaps save the discussion for another time.
- DON’T be afraid to ask questions. Ask what foods your guest eats and likes. Perhaps you’ll find a new family favorite or elevate a vegetable from side dish to entrée status.
- DO ask your guest to bring a dish. Most vegetarians have experience cooking for themselves. Let them bring food to share, if they wish. Many will do it without being asked.
- DON’T be offended if he brings food. Many vegetarians don’t want to complicate your duties as host. They will often bring something they know they can eat and share with others, so don’t take it personally.
- DO cook enough food. Make sure there is enough of the vegetarian dish for everyone to try (because they will) and for the vegetarians to take seconds.
Beyond Broccoli: Tips on What to Cook
Consider a DIY meal. Put all the toppings or sides in separate dishes so everyone can accommodate their own lactose intolerance, aversion to spice, or vegan diet. How about a burrito bar? (Make some soy crumbles or sauté onions, peppers, and mushrooms for everyone.) What about a pasta buffet? (Serve pasta, sautéed vegetables, sausage or grilled chicken for the meat eaters, Alfredo and marinara sauces, and cheese, then let everyone build a bowl.) Or what about a pizza party? (Buy or make pizza dough, then let everyone make their own pizzas. Kids love this!)
Separate the meat and vegetables.Cook and serve meat in one dish, vegetables in another. If you had planned to roast yams with the ham, use two dishes. Making pasta? Cook sauce and set some aside before adding sausage or meat. Serve gravy on the side, and if you’re adding bacon to your baked potatoes, serve it separately. When grilling, clean part of the grill thoroughly or use foil to cook vegetables or veggie patties.
Use separate serving dishes, utensils and cutlery. That’s actually just a good kitchen tip in general: Never put cooked food on a plate or in a bowl that held raw meat, and use separate cutting boards and knives for vegetables, meat, and poultry.
More Ideas for Those who Have a Vegetarian at Home
- Learn where meat hides. Sometimes meat sneaks in to foods that you wouldn’t suspect. Some common foods that contain meat or seafood: Caesar dressing (anchovies), Thai curry and many Asian dishes (fish sauce), and canned “vegetable” soups (beef or chicken broth).
- Salads are great. Serve a large green salad before or with the meal, which ensures a healthful option for all. With a couple of hard-boiled eggs or a handful of nuts, that salad can be elevated to a vegetarian entrée.
- Where’s the beef? Try to offer a balanced meal. Vegetarians sometimes have to be creative to get adequate protein, calcium, and nutrients. Help them out by serving a balanced meal where plant-based proteins (chickpeas, black beans, or lentils) fill in the place where meat might have been. This boosts the protein content, filling power, and helps round out a meal. Beans and legumes are a cheap and easy way to add vegetarian-friendly foods to a meal. Open, rinse, heat, and eat.
- Egg them on. Eggs are super easy and fast to cook. Scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, or fried, you can whip up a vegetarian entrée in no time. Try a veggie packed frittata or quiche.
- Go flexitarian. Once a week or more, try something new, such as tofu, seitan (wheat gluten), or tempeh (a fermented soy food). Plenty of familiar foods can be both delicious and vegetarian: Lasagna, almost any pasta, chili, stir-fries, and soups (use veggie broth) can all be made without meat.
This has been a public serving announcement from your friendly neighborhood vegetarians, most of whom would never expect you to go out of your way to accommodate them. But your vegetarian friends and loved ones will appreciate your consideration, and chances are, you’ll become a more experienced (and healthful) host in the process.
Some people might be *affraid* to be vegan/vegetarian because they heard so much about the myth of lacking protein. If you cut meat and animals product, i swear to you that you WON’T lack protein.
Actually, there’s two type of proteins : animals and vegetals, so as a non-meat eat, you shall need to learn to mix grains with legumes/veggies ! here’s a website giving meal plan examples that will show you how to get your protein.
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-Cheese (41.6g / 100g serving of Parmesan, other cheeses 28-30g protein/100g serving)
-Cottage cheese (14g protein / 1/2 c. serving)
-Eggs (1 large egg has 6.3 g protein)
-Milk (8.1 g protein per 1 cup)
-Yogurt (13g protein per 1 cup)
-Beans (Soybeans/Edamame 39.6g / 100g serving, Lupin 15.6g /100g)
-Roasted seeds (Pumpkin and Squash seeds 33g protein / 100g)
-Yeast extract (Marmite 27.8g protein/ 100g serving)
-Peanuts (25.8g / 100g serving)
-Tofu (10g protein / 1/2 c. serving)
-Oatmeal (6g protein / 1 cup)
-Quinoa (4.3g protein / 1/2 cup)
-Tempeh (31g / 1 cup)
-Spinach (6g / 1 cup)
10 VEGAN SOURCE OF PROTEIN
Meat-eaters will never stop asking and vegans always get sick of hearing it:
“How do you get your protein?”
The image of a skinny (not to mention gangly and dread-headed) hippie has typically been the poster child of veganism. After all, there’s no way we can be muscular, fit and even bulky as vegans, right? Wrong.
Vegan athletes like Brendan Brazier
, and Jimi Sitko are changing the negative stereotypes, proving that plant-based protein can not only build strong muscles, but can keep a vegan
healthy enough to run, swim, bike, dance or pump iron – no flesh-eating necessary.
So how do you get your protein? Here are 10 vegan sources to try on for size:
- Veggies: Yep, good old greens will pack a protein punch. One cup of cooked spinach has about 7 grams of protein. The same serving of French beans has about 13 grams. Two cups of cooked kale? 5 grams. One cup of boiled peas? Nine grams. You get the idea.
- Hemp. No, you don’t have to get high to get your protein. But toss 30 grams of hemp powder in your smoothie and get about 11 grams of protein – just like that.
- Non-Dairy Milk. Got (soy) milk? A mere 1 cup of soy or almond milk can pack about 7-9 grams of protein. Eat with some fortified cereal and you’ve got a totally vegan-friendly breakfast.
- Nut Butter. Eat up your peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter. A couple of tablespoons of any one of these will get you 8 grams of protein.
- Quinoa. I kinda think quinoa is God’s gift to vegans (and gluten-free peeps!), as it’s versatile, delicious and delivers about 9 grams of protein per cup.
- Tofu. Four ounces of tofu will get you about 9 grams of protein. And at about 2 bucks a pop, it’s a cheap vegan’s BFF.
- Lentils. With lentils, you can make rice dishes, veggie burgers, casseroles and more. One cup cooked delivers a whopping 18 grams of protein!
- Beans. They really are the magical fruit. With one cup of pinto, kidney or black beans, you’ll get about 13-15 grams of protein, a full belly and heart-healthy fiber.
- Tempeh. One cup of tempeh packs abour 30 grams of protein! That’s more than 5 eggs or a regular hamburger patty.
- Sprouted-grain bread. Pack a sandwich with vegan sprouted-grain bread and you’ll get about 10 grams of protein in the bread alone.
Still want to ask me where I get my protein? Yeah. That’s what I thought.
Why choose vegan ?
For the earth, for the animals, for your health, for environnement..everybody has it owns reason !
Please, don’t tell me you can’t be veg’ because you LOVE chicken or couldn’t give up cheese.
almost everything, they made a vegan alternative !
There is meatless beef/ chicken and even nuggets !
Eggreplacer for recipes (you can also use flaxseed)
Veggie hamburger/hotdog so you can still enjoy your favorite foods and don’t feel deprive ! :)
VEGAN cheese ! there’s many kind and flavour ! [Daiya!!]
List of vegan substitute
Seriously guys, veg’ is not about restriction, but replacing meat with other foods ;) For dessert’s lovers, don’t worry, i’ll show you PLENTY of vegan recipes, you will go mad ! :D
All About Non-Dairy Milks!
Soy milk is made from filtered water and whole soybeans. This milk is the most popular dairy alternative and has the closest nutritional profile to cow’s milk. While most brands of soy milk contain the same amount of protein, vitamin D and calcium as cow’s milk, other brands of soy milk do not contain any added vitamins or other nutrients. So, always keep your eye on ingredients lists and nutritional information before you make your purchase.
Almond milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk when you are looking to cut calories. This nut milk is made from almond base containing filtered water and ground almonds. The bad news about almond milk is that it contains very little protein—just 1 gram per cup. Though most varieties of almond milk are fortified with vitamins and other nutrients, there are others that don’t contain vitamin D or calcium.
Hemp milk is made from hemp nut base (filtered water and shelled hemp seed) and contains a slew of healthy nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and a moderate amount of protein.
Rice milk is a nice option when you want something with a neutral flavor. Though some feel that rice milk is not as creamy as other non-dairy milk alternatives, when fortified, it usually does contain the same amount of calcium and vitamin D as cow’s milk. But if you’re looking for protein, this probably isn’t the milk for you.
Oat milk is made from oat groats, filtered water, and other grains and beans. If you have a soy allergy, make sure to read the label before buying oat milk as some varieties contain soybeans. Oat milk is mild, with a hint of sweetness and packs a punch when it comes to calcium and vitamin D (again, only if fortified with these nutrients). This powerful grain-based milk also contains 4 grams of protein per cup.
Hazelnut milk has a smooth, creamy texture and is made from hazelnut base (roasted hazelnuts and filtered water). Like almond milk, hazelnut milk contains far less protein than cow’s milk. However, this dairy alternative can contain up to 30% DV of calcium and 25% DV of vitamin D per cup if it is fortified.
The new cartons of coconut milk popping up in the dairy section are not the same as the canned coconut milk you purchase to make your favorite Thai dish. The ingredients found in refrigerated and shelf-stable coconut milk cartons include coconut cream (water, coconut, guar gum), cane sugar and added nutrients. Canned coconut milk simply contains coconut water (juice). Coconut milk is a good alternative when you want something creamy and sweet. Though this milk offers 30% DV of vitamin D and 50% DV of vitamin B12, it contains little added calcium and just 1 gram of protein per cup. If you’re looking to reduce you saturated fat intake, keep in mind that coconut milk is the only non-dairy milk we’ve seen that contains as much saturated fat as whole cow’s milk.
They explain you why choose vegan, there’s recipes and also switch you can make !
This website is amazing ! They give you a starting kit (they can MAIL you a booklet that will explain briefly what you need to know about Veg), there’s a list of veg’ restaurants and shops near you, a list of their favorite veg food (DAiYA!), there is soooo many information on this website !
Here’s a 21 day meal plan for vegan eating !
There’s a booklet you can download explaining why chose vegan
There’s the page about why chose vegan
It’s a healthy choice
A balanced vegan diet (also referred to as a ‘plant-based diet’) meets many current healthy eating recommendations such as eating more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains and consuming less cholesterol and saturated fat. Balanced vegan diets are often rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre and can decrease the chances of suffering from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Well-planned plant-based diets are suitable for all age groups and stages of life.
They gave you 49 reasons to be vegetarian :) It’s pretty interesting (don’t read it as *someone trying to convince you* but to understand why some people do and what vegetarian eating can change in your life!)
Vegetarian Ressource Group
The name speaks for itself ! Vegetarian (and VEGAN!) nutrition/recipes/information, restaurants…ETC !!
Those following blogs almost all have recipes, because i love cooking ..But some also are not *only* about recipes.
- Vegetarian blog -
Healthy eating Vegan too
- Vegan blog -
fav are bold
Road to vegan
Vegan Skinny Bitch
Fuck Yeah Vegan Pizza
The Vegan life
Vegan Yum Yum
Oh She GLows Healthy recipes :D
Have cake i will travel Awesome blog !!
Vegan foody MY FAV ! Recipes are so yummy !
Kitchen La bohème
Golubka Raw recipes
Your vegan girlfriend
That’s so vegan
Chocolate Covered Katie
Vegan She knows
My new roots
Post Punk Kitchen
Vegan chicks Rock
- Books -
yes they want you to be vegan ! and their cookbook is vegan !
I don’t know a lot, if you have suggestion TELL ME :D