World Vegetarian Day 2014: Recipes, benefits of a veggie diet & healthy spices – Detroit Holidays

1954 Food Ad, Hellmann’s & Best Foods Mayonnaise, with Potato Salad Recipe
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Vintage 1950s magazine advertisement for both Hellmann’s and Best Foods Mayonnaise, recipe for potato salad included, 1954

"It takes Real Mayonnaise to make REAL POTATO SALAD"

Published in Family Circle, August 1954, Vol. 45, No. 2

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Today is World Vegetarian Day! According to the official World Vegetarian Day website, World Vegetarian Day is celebrated every year on Oct. 1. WVD was originally organized by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) and was created to promote awareness about the proven benefits of vegetarianism. It is estimated that nearly one million people each year become vegetarians in the United States.
Now before you say that becoming a vegetarian is impossible for you and your lifestyle, it is not as hard as you think, especially if you just take baby steps towards your goal. A great way to start could be as easy as just ordering veggies only on a pizza, or enjoying some great stir fry or saut??ed vegetables as a side dish with your regular meal.
If you are a chili lover, cooking your favorite recipe minus the meat is also an easy way to enjoy a meat free dish. Adding veggies to your diet can go a long way towards improving your overall health and cutting down on your daily fat intake, lowering your cholesterol and cutting down your chances of developing certain types of cancer.
If you are worried that eating a vegetable diet is just too bland, you can solve that problem by adding some spice! Spices like cumin, garlic powder, paprika and red pepper flakes are just some of the spices that are used to add flavor to veggie meals, and the best part is spices like cumin are very good for you.
Cumin is one of the world’s top five ‘power spices’ and has been proven over the years to help people with insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, skin disorders, boils and cancer ‘ and that is just naming a few!
Even if you are not a big fan of veggies, why not dare to be different today and celebrate World Vegetarian Day with a few meals you may not normally eat. Who knows, you may like it!
Here are some links to enjoying some of the most popular veggie meals around. Happy World Vegetarian Day!
Veggie Lasagna
Veggie Chili
Grilled Veggie Burritos

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