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10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 22, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

The average American gains at least a pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, which generally accrues over time.  A minute on the lips …and who knows how long on the hips! Vegans know that there is a far better way to celebrate that is as delectable for the palate as it is good for our health, the planet and the animals

I present here ten enticing dishes that will wow family and fiends!

Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos http://bit.ly/d4nqUA …read more of 10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet here

 
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Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: DIY, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) is a traditional soyfood from Indonesia that has a chewy texture and hearty consistency made using a controlled fermenting process that binds whole soybeans into a rich cake with a nutty, smoky flavor.

Tempeh’s controlled fermentation of the whole soybean, make it the whole food choice high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and protein and tempeh is also a good source of vitamin B12.[1]

I always have the freshest, tastiest tempeh made with Laura Soybeans from Chambers Family Farms. Economical and easy to store, Laura Soybeans are non-GMO and the best soybeans for making tempeh without even a hint of beaniness.

Just two cups of Laura Soybeans make eight good size blocks of the most delicious tempeh, better than anything you could buy… and for pennies! …read more of Make Your Own Tempeh in Banana Leaves ~Easy, Tasty and Fun! here

 
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Braised Tempeh in a Light Sriracha Sauce, Easy Nutritious, Delicious!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) has a tender, chewy texture and nutty flavor that meat-eaters can appreciate. Tempeh is so versatile and satisfying adding awesome nutrition to main dishes sandwiches and salads, appetizers and soup.

Like tofu and soymilk, tempeh has been providing tasty nutrition to Asians for thousands of years and while tofu originated in China, tempeh originated in Indonesia on the island of Java.

Choose tasty tempeh to replace unhealthy animal products and you will eliminate cholesterol and trim calories, sodium and overall fat, dramatically.

As I like to say, Tempeh is a satisfying and delicious alternative that delivers impressive “stick to your ribs” flavor and superior nutrition, without that undesirable “stick to your thighs” outcome! …read more of Braised Tempeh in a Light Sriracha Sauce, Easy Nutritious, Delicious! here

 
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Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 17, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

Gourmet ‘Chili Non Carne’ for the Texas Red Aficionado

Chili is a universal favorite and an easy one-pot wonder that feeds a crowd. ‘Chili Con Carne’ means peppers with meat and originated around 1850 with Texas cowboys, who slow cooked the spicy dish over the campfire.

The first known chili cook off took place at the Texas State Fair in 1952 and continues to this day in communities across the U.S.

In the Southwest, the concept and preparation of Chili varies region to region considerably. In New Mexico, chili is more of a stew, made with chili peppers and vegetables, with or without meat. …read more of Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful here

 
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Where Do You Get Your Your Fiber?

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
October 5, 2015
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Vegetarians and vegans are all too familiar with the question: Where do you get your protein?

We can finally put to rest the question of whether vegetarians get enough protein thanks to a large study comparing the nutrient profiles of about 30,000 non-vegetarians to 20,000 vegetarians and about 5,000 vegans, 5,000 flexitarians (vegetarian most of the time) and 5,000 pescetarians (no meat except fish).

The average protein requirement is 42 grams a day. The video, Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein features a graph demonstrating that meat eaters get far more than they need and so does everyone else. Vegetarians and vegans average 70 percent more protein than the recommendation every day.

It’s surprising that there’s so much fuss about protein in this country when less than  three percent of adults don’t make the cut, presumably because they’re on extreme calorie-restricted diets and aren’t eating enough food period. But 97 percent of Americans get enough protein. …read more of Where Do You Get Your Your Fiber? here

 
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