Choosing to be a vegetarian is more than just a simple alteration to your diet, it is also a change of your style of life and a number of resources you take upon this planet.
Many people initially choose to embrace vegetarianism due to the moral quandary presented by the slaughter of farm animals. While this is certainly the primary motivation behind most vegetarians, if not all, you will find that there are many more reasons why vegetarianism may be a good choice for you.
Before we get into a few of the most delicious vegetarian recipes you will encounter, we will cover a few of the advantages to vegetarianism regarding your personal health and the world at large.
In choosing to be vegetarian, you choose to embrace a lifestyle that contributes to a more compassionate world. By being a vegetarian, your lifestyle is possible without the predation that is natural to all human beings as an instinct.
The difficulty is that our bodies are hardwired to be predatory and to consume meat, so it may take some time to get over some of your cravings.
While our bodies have stayed relatively unevolved, our minds change at an almost unprecedented rate, so while our bodies would like to consume meat, our minds can see the dilemma in killing other creatures so that we may survive, especially in parts of the world where it is possible to subsist off of vegetarian food.
In addition to the moral benefits of vegetarianism, there are also severe ecological repercussions to raising farm animals. The amount of energy and resources which go into raising livestock could be put to far more efficient use growing grains and other high yield crops.
Many people are choosing to embrace vegetarianism because it allows us as a species to produce more food for less effort and solve several issues, such as starvation and ecological problems.
Another reason for vegetarianism is for the health benefits it provides. While it is true that you can be a vegetarian and still eat unhealthily, as long as you maintain a balanced diet, you can live a far cleaner lifestyle than is possible with eating red meat.
Red meat tends to have several downsides for our health, including elevated risk of cancer if you eat large amounts and also an increase in aggressiveness. As you can see, overeating red meat can result in several negative side effects.
Regardless of your reasons for vegetarianism, it is important to ensure that you get all of the right nutrients that you will require now that you are incapable of eating meat. There are many substitutes which can give you the required nutrients and you are not quite as limited as you may think when it comes to your possible choices in food.
This brings us to our topic of the day, the best vegetarian recipes you will ever find. We have compiled a few of our favorite recipes and will be sharing them with you so you can see that vegetarianism is more delicious than you could ever imagine.
This meal is an excellent choice for a cheat day. It is also proof that you can enjoy a fantastic meal even if it does not involve any meat. This meal is also easy to prepare in comparison to other more complex dishes. Your first step will be to boil the beans for your chili.
Once your beans are properly cooked, you must combine them with your spice mix so you can get the traditional chili flavor into them.
Once this is done, add the chives to your pot of chili and let it cook for a couple of hours on low heat. Your next step is to peel the potatoes and cut them into wedges for your fries.
Once your fries are cut, cook them in your vegetable oil. Once done cooking your fries, you spread the chili over the top of your fries, cover in both kinds of cheese after grating them and top it off with sour cream.
This is one of our favorite dishes. Hummus is excellent due to its high degree of versatility, as it can be used as a topping, a dip or a meal of its own. Most of the measurements for this recipe are to taste.
The first step is to put your canned chickpeas in a food processor and blend them until they are smooth. Next, slowly incorporate your tahini into the mix, add the lemon juice once the tahini is in, also add olive oil and then you may add your spices such as garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.
If you find that your mix is a little too thick, you can always add a bit of fresh water to improve the consistency.
Boil your spiral pasta to al dente consistency. Mix in all of your ingredients, beginning with your mayonnaise. You will want to mix the liquid ingredients first and then slowly work your way up to the larger ingredients, ending with the whole cherry tomatoes.
If you find a certain flavor overpowering, you may always mix in more olive oil so you can dilute the flavor, but ensure that you do not put in too much olive oil as this will make your salad greasy. If you so choose, you may always top the salad off with fresh herbs, such as cilantro.
We hope that this article has helped you find several excellent meals that you can enjoy. Whoever says that vegetarian meals are not enjoyable has clearly never tried any of these recipes as they tend to be both healthy and delicious.