Swiss Chard with Garlic, Lemon and Tamari

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Swiss Chard with Garlic, Lemon and TamariIngredients:

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, sliced very thinly

2 large bunches chard or other dark leafy greens, thick stems removed, roughly chopped

¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1 teaspoon San-J Gluten Free Tamari

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and garlic over medium-high heat just until the garlic is golden. Add the chard and coat with the garlic and oil, mixing lightly.
  2. Continue stirring until the chard has softened and darkened in color, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the chard to a colander, and using tongs, gently squeeze to remove any excess liquid.
  4. Return the chard to the pan and sprinkle with the lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Serve immediately.

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20 Fabulous Reasons to Go Vegetarian

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“The best prescription is knowledge.”– C. Everett Koop, 13th Surgeon General of the United States

20 Fabulous Reasons to Go Vegetarian
By now you probably know that plant-based eating can improve your health, as well as benefiting animals and the earth. Need a few more reasons to swap that fast food burger for a tasty black bean patty? Here you go: Read the rest of this entry »

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How Can Going Vegetarian Help the Planet?

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“Pass up one hamburger, and you’ll save as much water as you conserve by taking 40 showers with a low-flow nozzle.” – Ed Ayres, World Watch Institute

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Would you consider a plant-based diet, at least part time? People that do are often motivated by health, weight loss goals, and/or concern for animals. But there’s another reason so powerful that it’s been the subject of numerous books and documentaries. You guessed it: environmental benefits! Without a doubt, going vegetarian is one of the most effective actions you can take to ease the strain on our fragile planet. Here’s how: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Make Easy, Delicious Plant-Based Meals

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If you’re ready to scale back on meat─whether it’s because you realize it’s not sustainable at current rates of consumption, you’re interested in improved health, love animals, or simply wish to trim a few pounds─a wonderful new approach to food awaits you. So, what are plant-based meals, and how can you create them with ease? Great question! The good news is that vegetarian eating can be healthy, tasty, inexpensive, satisfying─and beautifully simple. Read the rest of this entry »

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Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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“Eating an abundance of vegetables, fruits and other plant foods may protect against heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension and birth defects.” – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Why are so many Americans going vegetarian these days? One factor might be the large body of evidence presented in recent years on the health benefits of meat-free eating. According to the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society─and at least 20 other health-related organizations in the U.S. and abroad─a produce-rich, low-fat, high-fiber diet offers the greatest disease prevention across the board. Here’s how: Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s the Difference Between a Vegetarian and a Vegan?

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What’s the Difference Between a Vegetarian and a Vegan?

The more you learn about being a vegetarian, the more you realize that it’s anything but one size fits all. While all true vegetarian diets exclude meat, some variations include animal products, like eggs and dairy. The vegan diet, by contrast, excludes all animal products including meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy─even honey. Many vegans also refuse to use animal products in any form, including silk, leather, wool, suede, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Brief History of Vegetarianism

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Did you know that Pythagoras, Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, and Plutarch were all vegetarians? As were Confucius, Buddha, Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, and a host of other impressive figures over the centuries. Clearly, this dietary choice has a long and rich history─which is a great starting place as we learn more about all things vegetarian through the month of March.

History of Vegetarianism
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Tofu and a Healthy Heart

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Although cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer in the U.S. with 910,000 deaths annually, it’s also highly preventable with the right diet and lifestyle choices. When it comes to a heart-friendly menu, tofu is one food that just may deserve star billing. Soy foods like tofu have finally earned the respect they merit. After years of carefully reviewing human clinical studies on soy and cholesterol, the FDA finally concluded that diets low in saturated fat that incorporate 25 grams of soy protein a day help reduce the risk of heart disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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Green Tea Salmon or Tofu

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Courtesy of Numi Organic Tea.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tea bags Numi Gunpowder Green
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet or Tofu
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. sherry
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Steep 2 tea bags of Gunpowder Green in 1/2 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Squeeze and remove tea bags and stir in cornstarch.
  2. Slice salmon or Tofu into small strips. Place in frying pan and marinate for 10 minutes in soy sauce and sherry mixture. Continue to simmer over moderate heat until the sauce is absorbed.
  3. Pour the tea mixture over salmon or tofu and cook 5 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens. Roast sesame seeds in dry frying pan over low heat until golden brown. Mix seeds into salmon and sauce.
  4. Serve alone or with Numi’s Nutty Jasmine Rice.

Servings:

Makes 4 Servings

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Moraccan Mint Couscous

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Courtesy of Numi Organic Tea.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

    • 2 tea bags Numi
    • Moroccan Mint
    • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tomato, seeded and finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp. black raisins
    • ½ cup cooked or canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
    • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp. saffron threads
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 2 cups cooked couscous

      Directions:

        1. Steep 2 tea bags of Moroccan Mint in ½ cup boiling water for 10 minutes and set aside.
        2. Sauté onions and garlic in oil over medium heat until golden.
        3. Add tomato, raisins, chickpeas, saffron, cinnamon, and salt. Cook 5 minutes.
        4. Add strained tea and simmer another 3 minutes. Blend mixture with couscous.
        5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

          Servings:

          Makes 4 Servings

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