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Soy, The Kitchen Chameleon, Recipe ~ Chicken-Free Choplets in Rich Brown Sauce

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
January 9, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

From China to Japan, Indonesia to Okinawa, soy has been a staple in Asian culture for millennia. The Chinese import 60 percent of all the soybeans produced in the world and the Japanese have soy basically at every meal starting the day with a bowl of miso soup like Americans do with their coffee.

Soybeans have been shown to contain an impressive array of nutrients and sub-nutrients that would dwarf most other foods, plant-based or otherwise. Soy is rich in fiber and a nutrient-dense source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals.

For decades, scientists have produced numerous studies demonstrating that soybeans are the source of complete protein, complex carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fiber and unique phytochemicals credited with the prevention of many chronic diseases. …read more of Soy, The Kitchen Chameleon, Recipe ~ Chicken-Free Choplets in Rich Brown Sauce here

 
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Serve Vegan Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day for Good Luck and Good Karma

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 26, 2016
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Legumes, Recipes, Vegan

Hoppin’ John, AKA Carolina Peas and Rice is dish commonly served on New Year’s Day in the Southern United States. Made with black-eyed peas, this hearty dish is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with good luck.

According to the legend, if you serve black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day you’ll have plenty of pocket change in the New Year and if you serve “Hoppin’ John” with cooked greens you’ll also have plenty of folding money. Try this tasty dish, Southern Greens and Vegan Sausage.

Back-eyed peas are a dietary staple in the American South and southern families will often toast with Champagne and a bowl of Hoppin’ John at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. These cream-colored legumes have a slightly smoky flavor, smooth texture and a distinctive black dot. …read more of Serve Vegan Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day for Good Luck and Good Karma here

 
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Fabulous, Festive Holiday Roast ~ Economical, Eco-Friendly and Compassionate!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 21, 2016
File under: Entertaining, Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Saving Money, Vegan

 

At this time of year we are reminded of the many blessings we enjoy and encouraged to show compassion for others.  For vegans, this includes non-human individuals and Mother Earth. The Holidays are as much about feasting and compassion as they are about gift giving and this amazing roast is as easy to put together as it is absolutely delicious!

Hosting a meatless meal this year will withhold support for the cruel animal products industry, and save money while saving the planet. Factory Farming, Unnatural, Unhealthy and Unsustainable …read more of Fabulous, Festive Holiday Roast ~ Economical, Eco-Friendly and Compassionate! here

 
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Joyous Hanukkah ~Healthful, Planet-Friendly and Compassionate

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 20, 2016
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Vegan Potato Latkes

Hanukkah, the winter festival of lights is celebrated by Jews around the world and begins this year when the first candle is lit at sunset on Saturday, December Twenty-Fourth.

An eight-day festival marked by the lighting of brightly colored candles commemorates the rededication of the Temple in ancient Jerusalem. The menorah is a candelabrum with nine branches in which a different candle is lit to mark each consecutive night, the primary ritual on Hanukkah.

The first candle, called the Shamus is taller than the rest and is used to light the remaining candles. One candle is lit the first night, two the second, three the third, and so on until all are lit on the eighth night.

Five Tips for a Green Hanukkah …read more of Joyous Hanukkah ~Healthful, Planet-Friendly and Compassionate here

 
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Yam Good Okara Burgers ~ Easy Tasty and Nutritious!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 5, 2016
File under: Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

There has been an upsurge in interest in meat and dairy-free foods among health conscious consumers, who are not necessarily vegetarian. Thirty five percent of Americans are obese, a stunning fact that has fueled interest in the plant-based diet.

It is well documented that people who choose a vegetarian diet enjoy superior health with lower risks for a variety of disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.[1]

Recently, The Vegetarian Resource Group commissioned an online Harris Poll of 2,015 adults 18 and over, about 245 million. They estimate the number of vegetarians at about eight million adults, about half which were also vegan:  3.7 million U.S. adults are vegan; 4.3 million are vegetarian but not vegan.

It is not just eight million vegetarians and vegans who have made veggie burgers a common item in restaurants and supermarkets across North America. Veggie burgers are delicious and convenient, but have you ever thought about making them up in your own kitchen? …read more of Yam Good Okara Burgers ~ Easy Tasty and Nutritious! here

 
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