Yesterday was the kick-off to World Vegetarian Week, an effort sponsored by PETA to encourage more people to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. Bruce Friedrich, a VP at PETA, has given a top-ten list for reasons you should consider going veggy, and we're sharing that summary here.
1. Helping animals helps the global poor
Vegetarian for a Week Recipe Challenge
My husband recently challenged me to go vegetarian for a week. I laughed when he suggested our breakfasts, lunches and dinners be sans meat for seven days. Then I thought about it, and decided it could be a fun way to sort of "cleanse" for Spring, and create an interesting dietary and culinary challenge for myself.
Whether you're searching gluten-free recipes, or just need a healthy pasta alternative, this Quinoa Pasta with Pesto and Tomatoes recipe is a delicious find. Created by Chef Rocco Dispirito, he helped Amy Parham prepare this dish for Biggest Loser: Families.
Give your grilled chicken and pork a sweet, fresh twist with this recipe for Strawberry Salsa. It's a perfect balance of sweet and spicy- the juicy summer strawberries and sweet tropical pineapple blend with herbs like cilantro and mint to combat the kick from the jalapenos.