Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Vegan Sausage Pasta

Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Vegan Sausage Pasta

Need a quick dinner idea that's vegetarian? The recipe below was something that came together really quick and went over well with the non-vegetarians in the house too. Here’s what you will need: 1/2 pound pasta 4 teaspoons olive oil 11 ounces spicy Italian sausage-less sausage (available at Trader Joes) 5/8 onion, chopped 2-3/4 cloves [...]

Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Spinach Lasagna

Easy Peasy Vegetarian Recipes: Spinach Lasagna

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is gathering together with friends and family to reconnect and celebrate at the dinner table. However, for new vegetarians the task of planning the family dinner seems a little daunting. Below is a recipe for an easy to make dish that even your meat-loving family members [...]

What is Nutritional Yeast?

What is Nutritional Yeast?

If you have no clue what nutritional yeast is, or you are a vegetarian curious about it, don’t worry. You’re definitely not the only one. I had a few people ask me about this already, and I took the time to answer someone on Tumblr the other day who asked me about nutritional yeast—here’s what [...]

Me, Myself and Vegetarianism

Me, Myself and Vegetarianism

Somehow in a house full of carnivorous people, who looked questioningly at vegetables as just garnish for their steak dinners, I have found myself living as a vegetarian for about six years. Often times I question how I even became a vegetarian while living on the outskirts of town next to cattle farms raised for [...]

The Environmental Benefits of Vegetarianism

The Environmental Benefits of Vegetarianism

As Published in Miss Millennia Magazine. Are you thinking about becoming a vegetarian but not sure what some of the benefits are of making the lifestyle transition? One factor actually involves the environment. Check out the info-graphic below for ways in which vegetarianism could help save the environment. Sources: http://www.wfp.org/hunger; www.smallplanet.org; http://www.vegsoc.org/environment/why%20its%20green%20final%20small.pdf; Vegetarian Society of the UK; Vegetarian Society of [...]

The Arsenic in Our Poultry

The Arsenic in Our Poultry

As Published in Miss Millennia Magazine. Brominated vegetable oil, Azodicarbonamide, BHA, BHT, rBGH, rBST, brominanted flour, food dyes, the fat substitute Olestra, potassium bromate, and arsenic—this list of harmful toxins are part of a list of more than 150 individual ingredients that have once been used in food and are now banned in 100 different countries, but for [...]

How Not To Fail At Being a Vegetarian

I have been an ovo-lacto-vegetarian for about five years now. I don’t eat meat, and lately, I have been cutting back on my dairy intake. When I first told my friends and family, who live in and around vast fields of corn and cows, that I decided to become a vegetarian, I got the exact [...]

Death, Rebirth and the Dixie Chicks

The night before the “end of the world” was an event that snowballed into an evening of silly apocalyptic confessions claiming they “let the dogs out,” interesting pictures of “raptured people,” and comments about how the Mayans were terrible at predicting their own demise. A slew of “doomsday” parties were thrown for no other reason [...]

The Thing About Corn Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup

You see the commercials all the time now. Someone mentions that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, and then someone else steps in to tell them that it's pretty much the same as sugar and that it's fine in moderation. But is what these commercials say really true? That's exactly what I tried [...]