Vegetarianism

Vegetarians V Meat Eaters: Who's Healthier?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite leading healthier lifestyles and drinking less than meat eaters, a study has revealed that vegetarians are less healthy and happier on average...

Simply Vegetarian Florentine Quiche Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Is quiche not the perfect, universal crowd pleaser? It seems whenever I make it for a gathering it's Hoovered up way before everything else. I think it satisfies the angel and devil in all of us. Egg rich protein guaranteed to fill us up until the next available meal slot, combined with decadent cheese and cream.

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Surplus to Requirements

Ian Middleton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

As a humanitarian and an advocate for animal rights, I was saddened by the news that Copenhagen zoo finally carried out their plan to end the life of Marius the giraffe last Sunday, especially as an awful lot of people around the world had asked them so nicely not to.

That Danish Giraffe and the Questions It Raises

Annabel Burn | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

I'm all for being a veggie, and am almost there myself, apart from the odd bit of wild pheasant or something. Something that has a happy life and a quick end. But I would kill a suffering animal in a heartbeat, and in fact have had old or physically suffering dogs put down , and have even killed a half alive squirrel recently.

Do Young Vegetarians Know All Proteins Are Not Equal?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Fats in meat and eggs are best for dissolving fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K which are used for keeping skin firm and preventing wrinkles, maintaining eyesight, sunlight tolerance good, lubricating joints and control blood clotting systems. Vegetarians are often deficient in the fat-soluble vitamins I have listed above. Conclusion, humans are meant to be omnivorous.

In Praise of Lecherous Men, a Wellington Without the Beef, Our Green and Pleasant Land

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

"My boyfriend bought me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas...even though I'm not one," she laughed. Our eyes met and we smiled. Funny, but if a man I was hopeful about gave me a vegetarian cookbook for Christmas, knowing that I'm not one, I think I would run faster than you could say "Jack Rabbit".

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by human engineering?

Why Lab-Grown Meat Is the Future of Food

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Ingrid Newkirk

On 5 August, a select group of scientists, members of the media and gastronomes will be invited to try their first taste of in vitro meat at a ceremony in London... It may surprise readers to learn that, among the funders of in vitro meat development in various countries - although not of this particular project - is Peta.

Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious Dishes For Lunch And Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Vegetarian recipes get a swish new re-vamp in Elizabeth David's book On Vegetables, published by Quadrille. From gorgeous gnocchis to pies fit for a b...

Meat-Free Diets Are Becoming Increasingly Accepted

Danielle Lowe | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Being a vegetarian or vegan can be because of very different reasons, and the reasons why have spread over the last few decades as people have been able to see what is happening in factories, get scientific facts and consider cost and other cultures food more

The London Vegan and Vegetarian Film Festival

Andrew Doyle | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrew Doyle

In the wake of the horse meat scandal, more and more of us are turning to vegetables. To celebrate this sudden and unexpected shift in the cultural zeitgeist, the British Film Society is launching the first ever Vegan & Vegetarian Film Festival in our nation's capital.

Review of 'The Vegetarian Pantry' by Chloe Coker & Jane Montgomery

V.C. Linde | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The Vegetarian Pantry - Chloe Coker & Jane Montgomery Ryland Peters & Small - 2013 The Vegetarian Pantry wants to show both vegetarians and meat ea...

The Horse Meat Scandals Reveal We Are More Psychologically Screwed Up Than We Realised About Eating Animals

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

We are conflicted because our concern for animal welfare is at odds with our culinary preferences. This involves a denial of the living and mental qualities of the animals, from which our meals are extracted.

So You're Thinking of Becoming a Vegetarian? Get in the Queue

Sophie Baker-Britton | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Baker-Britton

Whether it's the horse-meat burger scandal, environmental concerns, health reasons or ethical issues that have made you think about moving towards a vegetarian diet, the help, support and advice needed to get off to the best start can be found from a variety of sources.

My Life as a Vegetarian - Supporting Linda's Legacy

Paul McCartney | Posted 26.03.2013 | Home
Paul McCartney

Growing up in Liverpool, I would have thought of a vegetarian as a wimp... I've been a vegetarian for a long time now and over the years I've seen how the attitudes have changed around the world, so I'm not surprised when I see new research that shows more and more people are increasingly adopting 'meat free eating'. Even 20 years ago, it could sometimes be difficult to find vegetarian options in good restaurants. Now it's great to see more and more choice with some brilliant creative dishes in restaurants, caf├ęs and supermarkets.

'The Best Health Decision I Ever Made Was Giving Up Vegetarianism'

Precious Williams | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Precious Williams

No amount of chickpeas, tofu, vegetables, fruit or lentils seemed potent enough to fill me up. When I looked at my reflection in the bathroom mirror I would be disgusted by how pale I looked. Even my tongue and lips looked pale.

Morrissey and Marr, The Severed Alliance: A Potentially Great Biopic?

Daley James Francis | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Daley James Francis

Johnny Rogan's 1992 biography of The Smiths' leading duo and subsequent fall out is a big seller and the definitive take on one of the 80's best loved and most missed bands, at least until Johnny Marr and/or Morrissey release definitive autobiographies. It also has the potential to make a great biopic.

Having Your Bacon and Eating it: Why Semi-Tarianism is a Fat Load of Nonsense

Rachel Wilson-Couch | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wilson-Couch

Terms such as flexitarian and semi or demi-veggie (sounds like a ballet move) give you freedom: freedom to sit on the flaky food fence somewhere in the purgatorial coalition half-reality where strong opinions have been humanely removed.

Where's The Beef? McDonald's First Meat-Free Branch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Should you fancy a Big Mac in Amritsar, it will probably be best to avoid McDonald's, as the chain is to open its first meat-free branch in the Indian...

Carnivores Versus Vegans - Light the Blue Touchpaper

Sue Cross | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

Just mention the word vegan or vegetarian and the insults fly. Vegetabilists, plant nazis, salad munchers, eco-warriors, hippy dippy morons, bunny huggers. hese from the meatarians - is that an insult or a proudly worn moniker? Carnivores versus Vegans. Light the blue touchpaper. You could start a riot! Why such outrage?

The Struggles of Being A 'Fake' Vegetarian

Ronnie Joice | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

When I was born in 1987, my mother had already been a vegetarian for quite some time. I can't remember how many years previous she had been, but after seeing a documentary about factory farming, she gave up eating meat, fish and already hated milk anyway.

Lab-Grown Meat - An Ethical Revolution?

Andre Langlois | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech
Andre Langlois

If lab-grown meat were the norm on supermarket shelves, vegetarians would have a strong argument for legislation banning the slaughter of animals for food.

Whether Vegetable or Animal, Farm Produce is Treated Just The Same: the Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

Traditional farms are arranged to suit the animals. Now animals are selectively bred to suit intensive production. They must grow large as quickly as possible and be as productive as possible. Sows have litters of up to 15 piglets even though they have only 12 teats. Hens lay up to 300 eggs a year - 30 is a natural number.