Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

It’s come to my attention that there is a World Vegetarian Day, and that it’s Oct 1st.  It was established by North American Vegetarian Society in 1977.  I came across a post in Food and Nutrition Magazine that included a recipe for your celebration: Roasted Poblano Pepper Ratatouille.  So I thought, hmm…  not what I would […]

Vegetarians demand In-N-Out veggie burger

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/In-N-Our-Burger-veggie-burger-controversy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:57 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn-N-Out Burger has been about nothing but burgers since 1945.  Now they’re being badgered bullied petitioned to add a vegetarian burger to the menu.  It’s 2016.  Sounds like a 21st Century food no-brainer, right?  Actually not. Like other restaurants, fast food […]

Quinoa: plant protein powerhouse?

Quinoa is promoted as a high protein grain. True? Quinoa is an ancient grain, native to South America where it’s been a staple food for centuries.  In the past few years it’s taken on new life in North American and beyond as a health food.  One of the main selling points: the protein content.  In […]

Less Meat: good news for land use

What’s your Food Print? As I discuss in “Feed Your Vegetarian Teen“, one good argument for eating less meat is land use.  The Earth has a finite amount of arable land to grow crops.  Right now livestock consume a significant portion of those crops.  That’s a very inefficient way to produce protein-rich food for human […]

A simple vegetarian dinner recipe

When it comes to cooking, I’m done with complicated.  I’m not interested in recipes or techniques that require special instruction or expensive gadgets or ingredients.  And that all-too-often result in mediocre food.  So when I came across “Essential Pépin” on Create TV, featuring Jacque Pépin, a native of France, I imagined it would be all […]

Vegetarian diet raises cancer risk?

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Vegetarian-diet-and-cancer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:20 — 2.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The media manages to misinterpret research yet again. So you’ve been eating a more plant-based diet thinking it was healthy? And along comes the onslaught of scary headlines in recent days.  Vegetarian diets cause cancer!  Really?  I had to […]

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