One of the great myths about vegetarians and vegans is that they do not get enough protein. This is a myth perpetuated by the meat industry. There have been many proven health advantages of being a vegetarian, and no evidense that humans who eat a meatless diet will lack protein.
What is complete protein?
A complete protein is a protein that contains all the amino acids needed by the human body. There are twenty of these amino acids, ten of which the body can make itself. The other ten are derived from food. According to the R.D.A humans only need 0.8 grams of protein for every 2.2 pounds of body weight. Some people need a little more, but a vegatarian diet is abundant in protein and a vegetaian who eats a reasonably varied diet will not have any problems with protein deficiency. In reality most people who [Read More...]
This meatless stuffed pepper recipe takes 30-45 minutes to prepare (mostly because of all the chopping) but it is well worth the effort especially if you are trying to impress non vegetarians with how good meatless meals can be. Actually I have two version of this recipe, one with ground beef added and one without. You make both in the same crockpot, so if your trying to please both vegetarians and meat eaters (say for Thanksgiving dinner [Read More...]
Ratatoille is a French dish which combines many sweet vegetables like peppers, tomatos, onions and zuccini. The vegetables are stewed together in a gravy of olive oil, garlic and herbs. As usual the crockpot is a big time saver, reducing the normal hour of prep time to about 15 minutes. [Read More...]
This vegetarian spinach and bean dish can make a good protein rich snack or side dish, and is very easy to make. [Read More...]
If you miss eating onions with steak or on your hamburger then maybe this vegetarian onion tart will hit the spot. [Read More...]
This old English breakfast recipe should be on every vegetarians list of quick kid friendly meals. It is loaded with protein and vitamins and is still yummy enough to be considered a comfort food. It is not hard to make, either. [Read More...]
A quick and easy vegetarian meal perfect for a lunch as it can be prepared ahead of time and heated up in the microwave. All you need is one cup of rice, a bag of frozen peas, and some provolone cheese. [Read More...]
This is one of my all time favorite slow cooker dessert recipes. You can make this crisp with almost any kind of fruit, the best apples to use are macintosh but really any kind will do.. and the best thing about this apple cherry crisp (besides eating it) is no rolling pastry dough..MMMmmm.
One of the first meatless recipes I made when dabbling with vegetarian food was this one. You can make this on the stovetop but I use a big six quart cropckpot. (If you are using a smaller crockpot scale down the ingredients accordingly). takes less than thirty minutes to prepare and makes enough food for a week! [Read More...]