Posts tagged vegetarian
"What The Health": How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

According to Ryan Andrews, "the average American eats approximately 222 pounds of meat per year. This does not include seafood." So it's no wonder that vegetarianism is on the rise. Here's the breakdown:

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Dig In: 5 Traditional Vegan Spanish Tapas

If you mention the word "vegan" to a Spanish person you'll get a blank stare, head nod and an offer for an iceberg lettuce salad with corn, olives, and tuna. Yeah, there are even places that consider traditional ham lunchmeat as vegetarian friendly as it's not "real ham". If you'd also like to know which tapas to have at standard, more mainstream places keep reading!

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Dig In With Much Bites: Eating Out in Madrid — The Vegetarian Edition

To be honest, I had never explored the vegetarian side of life. If someone told me that they were vegetarian, my usual reaction would usually go along the lines of “what do you mean you don’t eat no meat!?” Not that vegetarianism is a problem, just that I was always brought up to believe a meal was incomplete if it did not contain some type of meat based protein. Being in Madrid does not help either.

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Mola Mucho: El Girasol Vegetariano

El Girasol Vegetariano is the definition of a hidden treasure. A quaint restaurant in the back streets of Murcia, you wouldn't know that it was there unless you happened to stumble upon this vibrant space. I was introduced by a friend who told me if was one of the best (and one of the few) places to get vegetarian food in the city. By no means am I a vegetarian, but Girasol is now one of my favorite places to dine. 

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Mola Mucho (Madrid): B13 Bar Restaurante — 100% Vegetariano

A friend of mine invited me to a vegan tapas event and in the back of my mind I thought: all right, this will be interesting. You see, I’m from Chicago where things like vegan grocery stores, health food stores and vegetarian restaurants are  abundant and, more importantly, of extremely high quality. The Chicago Diner, for example, made my meat-crazy aunt clap her hands and do a praise stomp: naturally, my standards are quite high.

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