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Doing Vegetarian the Right Way

An article published by the Gold Coast Bulletin highlighted how a number of people in the state and more than likely the country will be turning vegetarian as their new year’s resolution.  They believe most are doing it to combat post-Christmas weight gain, but going vegetarian the ‘wrong way’ can actually make your health worse off.

The article states that people may think that due to not eating meat and other animal products that they get immunity to all other foods, but replacing meat with chocolate, cheese and chips will in fact have a reverse effect and lead to worsening a person’s health.

To achieve the results that people in the New Year are after, a diverse diet full of vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes must be consumed. A lifestyle change can be difficult especially if meat is eliminated completely, it is advised to eliminate sections of one’s diet instead of going cold turkey on animal products. For more on the article visit the link below.




Changing to Vegan


A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald discussed how vegan diets are becoming more and more popular among Australia people, but the article also discussed how changing from a regular diet to a vegan diet can be difficult if not done properly.

In terms of diets paleo still leads when it comes to cook books, but the number of vegetarian and vegan cook books are on the rise. Kym Staton the founder of the Sydney Vegan Club reported in the article that around 200 new members are joining each month, this figure is double than the rate just 1 year ago.

But excluding all animal food (including dairy and eggs) isn’t and easy process, especially if done overnight. It can be very difficult cutting out certain foods cold turkey, as well as have negative effects nutritionally. The article suggested that going vegan more gradually is the best way to stick to a vegan diet. For example some people might stop having milk and switch to soy milk and might replace meat with soybeans or tofu. These changes are more gradual and also maintain sufficient nutrition. The article suggested that people who just completely cut out animal products from their diets are the ones who are more likely to fail at their change in diet.  

Substituting foods is a great way to ease into a different diet as well as maintain healthy nutrition. For more information on the article click on the link below.


Vegetarian Cooking School

Vegetarian cooking school

A recent article in the Northern Star talked to vegetarian chef Veet Karen Hedley, the interview discussed how becoming an apprentice chef is difficult for vegetarians due to handling meat being a requirement.

Hedley explained that when she was at work experience at age 15 she was ridiculed and laughed at, she was also told she wouldn’t make it in the business if she wasn’t prepared to cook meat. Despite the comments made she was determined to follow her passion and 8 years later she has established her own vegetarian catering business.

Her passion for vegetables and cooking has inspired her to open an Australian first vegetarian cooking school. The training program is aimed towards those who would like to work in the vegan or vegetarian restaurant business, or already trained chefs looking to expand their menus.

The training program will look at traditional training modules as well as modules that look at more specific vegetarian practises.

To read the full article check out the link below.