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Tip of the Week
A variety of vegetarian products look -- and may taste -- like their non-vegetarian counterparts but are usually lower in saturated fat and contain no cholesterol. For breakfast, try soy-based sausage patties or links. For dinner, rather than hamburgers, try bean burgers or falafel (chickpea patties).
When George H.W. Bush became president, he said he would not eat any more of this vegetable:
B. Brussel sprouts
Answer at bottom of post.
Number to Know
1/4: A quarter cup of cooked beans is equivalent to an ounce of protein. According to ChooseMyPlate.gov, the average person needs between 5 and 7 ounces of protein a day.
Wise to the Word
Pesto is the general name for a (usually thick) sauce used to flavor anything from toasted bread to fish to pasta. You can rub or spoon it over grilled meats and vegetables or you can stir it into soups and stews. Classic Italian pesto is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and olive oil.
The Dish On...
"Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes," from Martha Stewart Living
As inspiring as it is practical, Meatless features 200 recipes -- each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph -- for full-fledged vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. You’ll find recipes for classics and new favorites, plus plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free options, too.
More than just a cookbook, Meatless is also a roadmap to embracing a vegetable-based lifestyle. Here are dozens of versatile recipes that can be easily adapted, such as pizza with a variety of toppings, salads made from different whole grains, and pestos with unexpected flavors and ingredients. You’ll also find advice on stocking your pantry with vegetarian essentials (dried beans, pasta, herbs and spices), a collection of basic recipes and techniques (vegetable stock, tomato sauce, polenta), and make-ahead flavor-boosters (caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and quick pickles).
Food Quiz Answer
C. Broccoli. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed, "I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli." In response, U.S. broccoli growers sent a 10-ton delivery of the vitamin-rich veggie directly to the White House.