Tag Archives: Veganism

25Feb/16

Vegetarian: Which Kind Am I?

There are several different type of vegetarians. A vegetarian is someone that abstains from eating meats, which includes poultry, fish, and beef products. To actively become a vegetarian requires strict discipline and mental strength. The temptation to eat meat products is consistently advertised everywhere that you turn several times each day.

The lacto ovo vegetarian is one of the most popular forms of abstaining from meat. They don’t consume meat, fish, and poultry. Generally, lacto ovo vegetarians eat dairy foods, which includes eggs, cheese, milk, and ice cream. The lacto ovo vegetarian is the most common form of vegetarian in the US and Canada.

The next form of vegetarian is called the Semi-vegetarian. These are people that drastically reduce the amounts of meats that they consume in their diet. These are not die hard vegetarians, but simply people that are being more conscious of the meats that they eat.

A lacto vegetarian is very similar to the lacto ovo vegetarian. The only difference is the lacto vegetarian does not consume eggs or any food product that contains eggs. They will eat milk and cheese.

A Vegan is also a form of vegetarian. The term Vegan is more concentrated on living a certain lifestyle. A Vegan refrains from consuming any and all animal products. Vegans refuse to eat or use any products or by products that originate from animals.

There are several things to consider when deciding which type of vegetarian diet to choose. The first thing to consider when making a drastic change to your diet is your physical health. It would be wise to consult a physician before making a huge change in your diet if you have health problems. Your body needs certain vitamins and nutrients. It could be a health risk if your body doesn’t receive those nutrients, especially in older people. You also have to take into consideration allergies. Many people are allergic to certain types of foods. Consuming foods that you are allergic to can cause major health risk or even death. By becoming a vegetarian you are already eliminating many foods from your diet. You have to be aware of the types of foods that you are eating, because you don’t want to accidentally consume a food that you are allergic to. As you can see there are several different types of vegetarians and factors to consider in choosing, which type of vegetarian diet to choose. Always be sure to make a healthy choice.

29Oct/15

Vegetarian Blogs You Need To Follow

Whether they are green, orange, purple or some other color, fruits and vegetables are healthy, whole foods commonly found in a vegetarian diet. Vegetarians eat an abundance of delicious foods but the defining aspect is that they do not eat meat. While there are a range of vegetarian diets, one can find many blogs to help with recipes to suit an assortment of tastes.

One exciting vegetarian blog is Cookie and Kate. Kate treats readers to tidbits of her life, mostly pertaining to food, while showing readers how to make delicious vegetarian recipes. Her narrative is interesting to read and her photographs of food are top-notch. In addition, she posts the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for each recipe so that the reader can print them out easily. She features recipes for every meal of the day. Additionally, she teaches how to make foods from a variety of cultures such as a Thai Red Curry and Greek Farro Salad. If you are looking for recipes with a specific item, she has many recipes grouped by ingredient such as “12 pasta dishes,” “12 pumpkin recipes,” or “20 Game Day Favorites.” This site was started in 2010 and is added to frequently therefore, many delicious options can be found.

Naturally Ella is another vegetarian blog site. This site has an abundance of food photos and limited narrative. Still, it shows the foods being prepared and the author does tell the reader about possible variations that can be made. She focuses on healthy, seasonal foods. For example a recent fall recipe was Pumpkin Pancakes. She also focuses on recipes that use mostly pantry items. Both of these aspects make the recipes economical and thus accessible to more people. Her blog does have printable text for each recipe, assisting readers with their preparation.

Post Punk Kitchen is the blog to follow for vegans who like something a little bit different. The recipes on this blog are fun and tasty but not your everyday fare. For example, Isa, the author, recently featured Breakfast Nachos, full of tortillas, potatoes, tofu, avocado and other vegan choices. Her Green Lasagna Roll-ups are another vegan twist on a popular favorite. Like the others, this blog showcases beautiful photos and printable recipes along with a good amount of narrative to help you become super excited about the recipes.

Vegetarians, like everyone, have different food tastes and needs. While you may find other vegetarian food blogs on the internet, these three sites are a spectacular sample that will provide a huge variety of choice for every palette. Cookie and Kate, Naturally Ella, and Post Punk Kitchen teach readers a wide variety of recipes while appealing to their aesthetics with the beautiful food photography.