SIX - GET YOUR CHOCOLATE FIX
Over the past few days, we've linked you to many
information on a veg lifestyle. We hope you've found them to be
interesting and helpful.
DOSE OF NUTRITION ADVICE
Chocolate Is Your Healthiest Treat
WITH DR. JANICE STANGER
No one is perfect--and who would want to be?
such as chips, cookies, cakes, and dairy-free frozen desserts may be
calling your name, especially for celebrations and holidays.
You are okay indulging in such vegan "junk
food" for up to 5% of your total calories. So, for example,
if you need 2,000 calories a day, 700 calories a week of special treats
a big problem. Note that if you have food addiction issues,
with problems stopping junk food intake once you start it, you might
need to avoid such
processed foods, at least for a while until your body is more healed
and food cravings fade.
Dark chocolate is the healthiest special treat if
eating outside the circle of whole foods. The beneficial phytochemicals
in chocolate are thought to be responsible for the observed ability of
lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke.
Other studies have shown chocolate enhances skin health, visual
Carefully read the label of your dark chocolate
ask to see an ingredient list if you are buying it at a candy store
without packaging. Some dark chocolate may contain dairy ingredients,
such as butter or
milkfat. With so many excellent choices that are free of these
unhealthy ingredients, you never have to settle for less than the best.
Enjoy the growing number of products from dark
makers who know the secret to the best chocolate is to be 100%
OF THE DAY
Yes, you can
Cooking meals to satisfy both vegetarians and
isn't as difficult as you might imagine. it's very possible for
vegetarians and meat-eaters to dine happily together at the same dinner
Many meals are a combination of grains, veggies, and meat. If
you live in a household where meat is served, request that a vegetarian
portion be removed before the recipe is finished and the meat is cooked
Some other suggestions include:
- Mock meats, such as veggie bacon, sausage, and
- Tacos or fajitas (have each person prepare
- Pasta with meatballs (or veggie meat balls)
- Barbecued meals with a mixture of burgers, hot
veggie kabobs, veggie burgers, and veggie hot dogs.
Some other really great meatless options are breads, beans, potatoes,
couscous, rice, veggie casseroles, and desserts.
- Half head of romaine lettuce, chopped
- Half English cucumber, sliced on the
- 2 ripe tomatoes
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup black olives (Kalamata)
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup vegan feta cheese, crumbled (an
vegan soy feta by Sunergia
is now available in natural
food stores such as Whole Foods)
- 1 tbsp balsamic (or red wine) vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- dash of salt
- Toss salad in a bowl.
- Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar and
- Pour on dressing just before serving. Garnish
- 16 Jumbo pasta stuffing shells
- 6 cups tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup vegan Parmesan (nutritional yeast works
well or look for Parmesano)
- 1 pound firm regular tofu, mashed
- 2/3 cup vegan mayonnaise (look for
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, or 2
teaspoons dried parley flakes
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a
9" x 13" baking dish or mist it with nonsitck cooking spray.
pasta shells according to package directions. Drain well.
- In a large bowl, combine tofu, mayonnaise,
seasonings, and mash into a finely grained paste.
- Stuff about 2 rounded tablespoonfuls into each
- Spread a cup or so of tomato sauce over the
bottom of the
prepared baking dish. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer over
- Spoon remaining sauce over the shells and
sprinkle with vegan
- Bake until heated throughout, about 30 to 45
Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook: 275 Hearty and
Healthy Meat-Free Recipes for Burgers, Steaks, Stews, Chilies,
Casseroles, Pot Pies, Curries
by Robin Robertson (ISBN: 1558322051)
Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian's Survival Handbook by Carol
Adams (ISBN: 0826415539)
Veg Week Events
Grocery Store Tour
Today, Saturday October 6 @ 1 pm.
Join us as our guide shows you where to find all the items you’ll need
to continue your exploration of the many veg options available!
Jimbo’s, The Forum, 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad,
Ice Cream Social
Today, Saturday October 6 @ 6 pm
Evolution Fast Food
2965 5th Ave., 92103
Come and meet great people while you enjoy Evolution Fast Food's
homemade vegan soft serve, regular and raw banana splits, regular and
raw sundaes, fantastic veggie burgers and more! 20% of food purchases
go to support APRL. Kids are welcome!
- 7:00: Local hip hop group The Brothers Burns
& J Phatts
- 7:30: Prince Habib
the vast majority of farm animals in America, misery is a way of life.
Each year, millions of animals are severely confined, stressed, broken
and traumatized on their way to the dinner plate, victims of a system
that places profit before the humane treatment of these
The costs of this broken system are immeasurable in terms of
animal cruelty, environmental destruction, and human health.
Sources of Antioxidants
- Dark chocolate
- Tomatoes and tomato products
- Citrus fruits and berries
yellow, or orange peppers
- Nuts and seeds
- Nori, hijiki, arame (seaweeds)
- Deep orange fruits and
vegetables (carrots, squash, yams, pumpkin, apricots, cantaloupes,
mangoes, papayas, nectarines)
Toronto Vegetarian Society
for detailed information on all aspects of a veg diet. The site
features nutrition info, recipes, tips,
FAQs, and much more. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
of the Day: Donna
A trail of blood marked
the path from the rescuer’s car to Melrose Small Animal
Hospital. The chicken he carried was bleeding from her feet, and a deep
wound gaped along the right side of her body.
The hen, now named Donna,
is a Cornish chicken, a breed used for meat. She came from a nearby
farm, where she lived in a pen with a wire floor often used to expedite
cleanup. That would explain how her feet came to be torn and
Cornish chickens, or “broilers” as they’re known in the industry, have
been selectively bred to grow rapidly to an unnatural size, reaching
their massive “market weight” when they are just 39 days old and
arriving at the slaughterhouse still peeping like babies. Cornish
chickens’ heavy, unwieldy bodies cause them much suffering and
susceptibility to deformities, lameness, and sudden heart failure.
Veg Week is a
project of the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL).
or call 858-202-0147 for information.