Er, well, last week in veggies. We were so busy with work (deadlines!), fun (I mean, it was National Kale Day!), and interviews (we spent an hour chatting about vegetarian teenagers, secret smoothie ingredients, hemp seeds showing up on drug tests with Samantha Heller on her awesome Sirius XM Doctor Radio Nutrition and Fitness show!) that we totally forgot to post this on Friday.
You've been waiting long enough! Without any further ado, all the vegetarian-related news, recipes, and tips you’ve been craving.
Food for Thought
It’s World Vegetarian Month, which kicked off with World Vegetarian Day on October 1st. And the North American Vegetarian Society is offering a chance to win money to anyone who pledges to go veg for one day, week, or month. via @CanadaDotCom
What vegetarian hasn’t been asked that age-old question “HOW do you get enough protein?!” In honor of World Vegetarian Day, Kate Bratskier (@kbratskier) at the Huffington Post helps vegheads answer that question by putting together this great roundup of meat-free recipes that have more protein (and way more nutrition) per serving than a McDonald’s hamburger. via @huffingtonpost
“Ack! My kid’s a vegetarian! What do I do now?!” Oh parents, calm down. We’re here to help! Kids transitioning to vegetarian diets has been a major topic of conversation in some of the nation’s biggest newspapers these last few weeks, with a story by Pamela Paul (@PamelaPauNYT) in the New York Times and another by Casey Seidenberg in The Washington Post, the latter with a mention of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian (thank you, Washington Post and @nourishschools!).
Food for Eating
Vegetarian ramen! Yes! Ramen noodles are no longer just a cheap meal you make in the microwave. Ramen-centric restaurants are popping up around the country, and we're ready to jump on this trend now that the chill has set in. What’s better than a steaming bowl of broth, veggies, and noodles on a cold day? Thanks to @kbratskier and @huffingtonpost for covering this trend with a vegetarian twist!
Feel like you’re supposed to eat quinoa, but not exactly in love with it? You’re not alone—on it’s own, quinoa is a pretty bland food. But dress it up, and oh, yum (plus, more protein than most other grains—a bonus for vegheads). Via @JoeYonan and @Washingtonpost
And, with the fall weather and produce comes FOOTBALL. And wings. Lots and lots of wings. If you’d like to indulge but don’t want the chicken that comes in those fried little sauce vehicles, try this Buffalo Cauliflower recipe from ChocoChicken (@EatChocoChicken), posted on POPSUGAR (@POPSUGARfood).
What links did you love this week?