What Exactly is Vegan

What Exactly is Vegan

There are so many different phrases and slang terms that are used to describe a healthier lifestyle that often it is virtually impossible to determine exactly what Vegan is and what it is not. In order to fully understand something it is vital that you be fully aware of what is expected and for many Vegan is just an insult if they are confused accidently with another type of eating style.

The primary difference between a Vegan lifestyle and that of a typical person primarily is the lack of meat consumed in a Vegan lifestyle. However, many people believe that vegetarians will still eat dairy products and other similar foods. While this is correct, it is a major difference between vegetarian and vegan. People who are true Vegans do not eat any animal related products, they do not encourage the consumption of animal related products and they also do not wear any animal related products. This would include items such as milk, yogurt, butter, eggs, leather clothing and also anything that can cause harm to animals during production. read more

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Vegan Cooking for Beginners

Vegan Cooking For Beginners

Interested in moving to a Vegan lifestyle? Many people are really interested in the concept, but in practice, it can seem extremely scary to actually do. In order to ensure that you are able to get the biggest benefits possible from the Vegan lifestyle it is important that you make some serious changes that are designed to last for good. This means that it is very important to start from the beginning and begin making some small changes that you can actually sustain for a long time.

In order to really get started with Vegan cooking you need to start assessing your current eating habits. If you normally eat meat for every meal every day you are likely to experience severe problems switching to a Vegan lifestyle immediately. In order to get started successfully you should typically look for ways that you can start slowly. This would mean limiting the meat that you eat slowly and incorporating additional vegetables and fruits into your diet. To start you need to of course know how much meat you typically eat. Using this as a starting point, you should work to omit at least two servings of meat from your diet each week. This will allow you to slowly break your dependency for meats, without giving up on a vegan diet in the very first week. read more

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Vegan Tofu Fish Fillet Sandwiches

Vegan Tofu Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 (12 ounce) package firm tofu –  drained, patted dry, and sliced into 4 slices 1 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon kelp powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder or flakes
1 teaspoon salt olive oil, as needed

Tartar Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup dill pickle relish
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split read more

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Keto Fish with Zesty Lemon Sauce

Keto Zesty Lemon Fish

Ingredients:

4 (5 ounce) firm fish fillets (cod,  tilapia, salmon, or sea bass)
2 teaspoons olive oil or butter
1 cup COLLEGE INN® Chicken Broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Cook fish in oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 5  minutes per side; remove and keep warm.  Wipe skillet with paper towel. read more

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Eggplant Stuffed with Lamb and Feta

KetoStuffed Eggplant With Lamb and Feta

Ingredients:

2 large eggplants, halved  lengthwise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound ground lamb
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups marinara sauce
1 (8 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella  cheese read more

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Keto Vegetable-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Keto Stuffed Portobello Mushroom 5

Ingredients:

1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 large portobello mushrooms,  wiped clean and stems removed
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small eggplant, peeled and  diced
1 cup frozen spinach
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella  cheese
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 (6 ounce) jar artichoke hearts in brine, drained and chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese read more

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Delicious Turmeric Shrimp

Delicious Turmeric Shrimp

When preparing your next health-conscious menu, consider that where you find your ingredients can be just as important as what you use.

Certified Wild American shrimp, caught fresh in their own natural environment in the Atlantic and Gulf, have added appeal to health-conscious consumers who care about where their food comes from.

“Wild-caught shrimp are fresh, succulent and tender, unlike 85 percent of shrimp, which are imported and pond-raised,” said Monica Pope, owner and chef of the Houston restaurant t’afia. She lives by the philosophy “eat where your food lives.” read more

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How to Lose Belly Fat in a Week

How to lose belly fat in a week

Weight loss is a topic that is always in debate. People argue about which methods are most effective, and what plans people should follow. Many people argue that exercise is needed, while others say that you have to eat healthy. People also assume that weight loss requires long periods of time but you can actually lose some weight in a week.

How to lose belly fat in a week, you may ask? Well first you need to know what causes weight loss. Weight loss depends on one factor: eating less calories than your body requires. For example if your body requires 2000 calories daily, and you eat 1500, you burn 500 calories a day. Even if you don’t exercise or if you don’t eat healthy (although I wouldn’t recommend eating unhealthy foods), you can still lose weight if you eat less than your body requires. So if you aren’t seeing any changes in body weight, your probably eating an amount close to what your body requires at your current weight. But if you want to lose weight your calorie intake would have to decrease. read more

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2 Fav Detox Home Recipes!

Detox Home Recipes

Ginger Healing Detox Tea with Turmeric

There has been a lot in the news lately about the amazing healing properties of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich curry spice that has been hailed as a defense against both cancer and Alzheimer’s. When we found this tasty recipe for a warming, detoxifying ginger-turmeric tea, we were thrilled: after the holiday season, we figured we could use some detoxing and healing!

Then we tasted it, and were totally hooked: it’s delicious! Ginger and turmeric combine with citrus and maple syrup to make the perfect blend of healing nutrients. We streamlined the recipe to make it ultra-easy, too: read more

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