Monday, September 21, 2009
Welcome to Easy Vegetarian
Before we get started, it's important to set some definitions to those who are new to the scene:
Vegetarian is someone who abstains from eating all animal flesh (meat, poultry, fish and their products such as stock, gelatin, lard, fish oils), but does not necessarily exclude dairy and/or eggs.
There three different types of vegetarians:
1.lacto-ovo vegetarian: a vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy
2.lacto vegetarian: a vegetarian who eats dairy
3.ovo-vegetarian: vegetarian who eats eggs
Apart from these, there are also the vegans. A vegan is a vegetarian who not only abstains from eating animal flesh or products (as above) but also abstains from eating dairy, eggs and (usually) honey. Vegans also often avoid the use of such animal products as leather, fur, wool and silk.
There are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian or vegan way of life, such as concern for the animals, for the environment and world hunger. There are also religious, spiritual or philosophical concerns, as well as personal health, well-being or weight loss.
If you're interested in become a vegetarian, or if you already are one, you'll find lots of useful information here. From recipes to articles and links. I hope you have a nice time here. If you have any questions, critique or sugestions, feel free to drop me a line.
Thank you for visiting and happy browsing!