Tag Archives: vegetarian

How to Tweak Holiday Favorites to Become Meat-, Dairy- or Gluten-Free

Hosting family for the holidays is stressful enough without having to make separate dishes for everyone who has a dietary restriction. But that doesn’t mean you need to be a Grinch about accommodating your guests. With a few simple tweaks,…


What might be missing from your popular diet

Following a specific diet can be beneficial in a lot of ways—vegetarians have lower blood pressure, for example—but cutting out entire food groups can also make it easy to miss out on essential nutrients. We examined three of the more…


Vegetarian tailgate recipes

Fall has arrived, which means it’s officially football season in Michigan. Whether you’re wearing Blue and Maize or Green and White, we know Michiganders know how to tailgate. And in keeping with tradition, we’ve got some twists on the classics…


Zucchini pie, another way to enjoy this versatile summer vegetable

Zucchini is definitely in season right now. Our garden is full of them! There is many ways to prepare zucchini; on the grill, in a salad and part of a stir fry. Of course, I can’t forget about the traditional…


So, you’re thinking about becoming vegetarian? Here are 6 things you should know

When I tell people I’m a vegetarian it doesn’t take long for the questions to start piling in. Why do you do it? Do you get enough protein? What do you even eat? Do you like tofu? The list goes…

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These vegan peanut butter cookies taste great, save on fat and calories

As a chef, there’s a certain point where you tire of the same old eating and cooking patterns, and you look for new ways to enjoy and experience food. There have been several stretches in my career where I’ve adopted…


Does a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet make sense for you?

Are you looking for a way to improve your diet? Do you want a plan that is flexible and easy to follow? If you said yes to both of those questions, then a flexitarian diet may be right for you….


Where to go to find great vegetarian — and vegan — restaurants around Detroit

Let’s say you’re new to Detroit or are visiting for the first time. You’re vegetarian or vegan, and you’re wondering where to eat. Well, fear not: Like a trusted old friend, A Healthier Michigan has gotcha covered. Vegetarian cuisine has…


What you should take away from the pro-vegan documentary ‘Forks Over Knives’

The documentary “Forks Over Knives” has captured the attention of an ever-growing list of celebrities, including Kristen Bell (a Michigan native), Ozzy Osbourne, NBA star Steve Nash and Oprah Winfrey. But what should those of us who aren’t celebrities or…