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UPCOMING VEGAN COOKING CLASSES
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
When: Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
When: Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Passover in Vegan Style
For strict vegetarians, or vegans, the Passover menu consists of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Is it possible to get sufficient nourishment on this regimen? Absolutely! Nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables will offer more than enough of the important nutrients like protein, fiber, carbohydrates, beneficial fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
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Eating Less Meat & More Fruit & Vegetables
Could Save Lives & the Planet
Millions of lives and trillions of dollars could be saved if people the world over ate more fruits and vegetables and less red meat, according to a new study. Such a shift in global eating patterns would also reduce the planetary burden of greenhouse gas emissions and help halt the worst effects of climate change.
The report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, argues that food-related emissions could fall between 29 and 70 percent by 2050 were the world's population to adhere to certain dietary guidelines established by global health agencies. Global mortality could drop by as much as 10 percent--preventing as many as 8.1 million deaths per year--and between $1 trillion and $31 trillion could be saved.
Vegetarians in Paradise Makes
First-Ever President Endorsement
After countless meetings following extensive research, including listening to all of the candidate debates, the Board of Directors of Vegetarians in Paradise has decided to take a bold step we have never taken before, recommending that our readers vote for a particular candidate to be President of the United States. Our choice for this important job is .
Plant Strong Gets "Ripped"
Father Caldwell Esselstyn, MD led the family in this health-saving journey by deciding to follow a plant-based regimen (no animal protein) with no added oil. He, his wife, and family followed this program for the entire year in 1984 before he began his famous life-saving study described in his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. The book became a national bestseller.
Aunt Nettie Knows Her Watercress
I like ta say a big welcome ta spring with a mighty nice l'il ole salad made outta watercress an' jes a few other veggies, so's not ta spoil the purty looks o' this special bunch o' greens.
Now, if'n y'all cain't find watercress at yer market, why arugula makes a fine salad, too. So, there's no need ta fret none. An' if''n there's no fresh arugula, why a nice Greenleaf lettuce all chopped up is jes fine, too.
VIPs Go to Pot
Vegetarians in Paradise editors Zel and Reuben Allen were seen limping out of the local pot dispensary struggling to carry two large brown paper bags. Reuben was wearing a gray balaclava while Zel was hidden beneath a black burka.
118 Degrees Features "Uncooking"
We were tickled to learn Chef Jenny Ross was planning to bring 118 Degrees, her all-raw restaurant in Orange County, to its new home in the San Fernando Valley. We offer a cordial welcome to Chef Jenny, her friendly staff, and the charming restaurant that opened in January 2016. Located on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, just a few doors away from the giant Whole Foods Market and its convenient parking structure below, this restaurant offers an impressive menu of delicious raw foods.
Those curious about the restaurant's name will learn that nothing on the menu is heated above 118 degrees, preserving each food's valuable enzymes and nutrients that heating above that temperature would degrade.
8 Healthy Vegan Edible THC Alternatives to Try
Buying edibles while eating a vegan diet can be difficult. Do you gaze longingly at the cakes, cookies, and brownies that line the shelves of your local dispensary? Baked goods, with or without cannabis, are made with both dairy and eggs, but there are companies within the industry that acknowledge dietary restrictions of consumers. During your next trip to the dispensary, look out for these sympathetic companies and their 100% vegan products!
Zel Says Stuff It When It Comes to Apples
While some cooks turn to cakes and cookies made with matzoh meal, we find delicious ways to enjoy fruity treats at dessert time. The Passover Seder can often become a rather large meal, leaving little room for a large dessert serving. Here's a way to turn 4 servings into 8 perfect-size desserts.
VeggieTaster Returns with Two Vegan Delights
This Berry Good Yogurt's Got Culture
Nuts Like Me Love This Nut Butter
President Of American College of Cardiology Prescribes Vegan Diet
Specifically, he tells them to go vegan.
Dr. Williams became a vegan in 2003 because he was concerned that his LDL cholesterol--the kind associated with an increased risk of heart disease--was too high. Dr. Williams wrote about his reasons for going vegan and his belief in the cardiovascular benefits of a plant-based diet in in a recent essay at MedPage Today.
Natural Products Expo West Reveals
What's New in Vegan Food
Visiting the Expo each year, we notice distinct trends reflected in the displays and products of the vendors, many of whom use this show to introduce their new products or gain new distributors and outlets for their wares.
When we first attended the Expo beginning in 2000, many sellers were not familiar with the word "vegan." Now they not only know the word, but can also assure you that their entire group of products are vegan or that they have added one or more vegan products to their regular line.
"Vegetarians in Paradise Diet" Appears
After 25 Years of Extensive Research
Tons of diet books make their debut at the beginning of the year because publishers know the inevitable--so many people have added pounds during the year-end festivities. Most diet books promise a new, slimmed-down you that will be the envy of all your friends.
The number of people staying on these diet plans for any length of time is amazingly low, yet not surprising. Most of these diets fail because people feel deprived by the limited calories and smaller portions that leave them hungry and unsatisfied.
Chef AJ Receives 24 Carrot Award
The doctor actually accused me of having surgery somewhere else! I knew if I was going to keep eating this way, it would have to taste better than the sprouts I was eating, so I went to culinary school. And the rest is history!"
Meatless Monday: an Initiative We Should All Support
If we are judged by the company we keep, we are in good company. Vegetarians in Paradise bedfellows turn out to be an impressive group of organizations interested in public health.
The roster of organizations includes Columbia University Mailman School of Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications. They're all on board to promote Meatless Monday, a campaign to improve national health and benefit the environment. We would like to urge our readers to join us in bringing this message to the attention of the public.
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