If you are thinking of making the switch to a vegetarian life-style for its health benefits, you’ll be pleased to find that there is a wonderful additional benefit to vegetarian eating. It’s a delicious and fun way to explore new foods. A vegetarian meal can be as familiar as spaghetti with marinara sauce, as comforting as a bowl of rich, potato soup, or as exotic as grilled polenta with portobello mushrooms.A vegetarian menu is a powerful and pleasing way to achieve good health.
Vegetarians avoid meat, fish, and poultry. Those who include dairy products and eggs in their diets are called lacto-ovo vegetarians. Vegans eat no meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or dairy products. I grew up with a dad who was lacto-ovo vegetarian so am quite familiar with the variety of dishes available.
You may recall a few months ago Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch and I gave away 3 magazine subscriptions to 3 lucky winners due to the generosity of Aaron of Magazine Direct. This month Shelby is giving away 3 subscriptions to Vegetarian Times which delivers simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information that is exclusively vegetarian. It is all wrapped in a fresh new prospective. A big hug to Aaron for sponsoring this giveaway!!!
I had a hard time choosing just one recipe with dishes such as Orzo with Lemony Leek Sauce, Penne with Butternut Squash and Pesto, Fresh Berry Tart with Roasted Nut Crust, Earth Apple Torte, and Goat Cheese and Blackberry Tart. I did finally decide upon a delicious and familiar soup with greek flavours, but will be sure to make more dishes from this amazing magazine.
Please visit Shelby at The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch to see what she has cooked up from the pages of Vegetarian Times. Leave a comment on her post and be entered to win one of three chances to win a years subscription to the magazine!!!!
In honour of this giveaway I made one of my all time favourite soups from the pages of Vegetarian Times Greek Avgolemono Soup. It's a traditional Greek soup made with broth, rice, celery, carrots, eggs and lemon. Since this is vegetarian this soup leaves out the chicken and includes orzo, which gives it a richer, fuller texture. You could also use Arborio rice but it may take a little longer to become al dente. It was as delicious as I remember, all that was missing was a warm sea breeze and the view from an Agean seaside resort.