4 September 2009

Vegetarian Times Giveaway



















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.
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14 comments:

  1. I eat vegetarian meals during the week, but eat meat on weekend... Great magazines!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Oh wow, so much new information about vegetarians, but I could never do it. I love chicken a little bit too much :D For me the secret is in balance, but kudos to the people who take that decision :)

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  3. I don't think I could totally give up chicken or salmon either Ben, but I find myself eating less meat as time marches on.

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  4. Thanks for letting us know about this giveaway :)

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  5. We already eat a lot less meat that we used to, but I don't think I can convert fully!!!

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  6. Ooooh, I love the idea of adding orzo! Thank you for your great promo for Veg Times - I've been subscribing for years, and it's one of my favorite magazines! I recognzed quite a few of the recipes you listed as one's I've flagged as well... :-) Thank you for reminding me of them! Yay Veg Times! :-)

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  7. I eliminated meat from my diet for about 10 years. Although I am eating meat again, some of my favorite dishes remain vegetarian. I think they have SO much flavor.

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  8. As I grow older I often consider becoming veetarian. I eat much less beef, that is a fact, have eliminated veal from my diet ... and more. May be one day

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  9. I've got to tell you that your photos are just outstanding. Seriously. All of them would look right at home in one of the magazines you are posting about! I love Avgolemono Soup. Maria at Organically Cooked taught me how to make it, and I absolutely, positively LOVE it! YUM!

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  10. I am a veggie lover and that soup ticks all the right boxes for me. Hope you win a subscription!

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  11. Yes, lots of vege is good for you. I too love my meat too much but am realising that vege meals are not as bad as I once thought... Portobello Mushrooms always make a good substitute for meat in full vege meals!

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  13. I used to look to cookery magazines a lot for inspiration, but I don't do that much now. I am always inspired by other bloggers such as yourself and often just have eureka moments, although magazines are still fun reading :)

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  14. Great post...really agree with your points...I really had a eureka moment from your post...btw check out this great site for men who are becoming vegetarian

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