32 vegetarian and vegan recipes to cook for Earth Day

Susan S. Johnson

More and more people are embracing the plant-based life — and for good reason.

Scientists and nutritionists alike find that eating habits in the Mediterranean diet and Planetary Health Diet have optimal benefits for both the body and the earth. Both styles of eating include hefty portions of vegetables, fruits and plant-based proteins like legumes and ancient grains, and little to no meat.

Whether you’ve been fully vegan for years and are looking for some new dishes to add to repertoire, eat vegetarian most days or eat meat every night and have no idea where to start, these straightforward

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How To Eat a Vegetarian Diet on a Budget

Susan S. Johnson
Fresh colorful organic vegetables coming out from paper eco shopping bag

Fresh colorful organic vegetables coming out from paper eco shopping bag

By now it is well-known that reducing meat and bulking up on plant-based foods is better for your health and for the planet. But perhaps less well-known is the large-scale economic impact of meat consumption. In 2020, the costs of various meats skyrocketed. According to the USDA, beef and veal prices soared 9.6%, pork prices upped 6.3% and poultry prices rose 5.6%. Meanwhile, the cost of fresh fruits dropped by 0.8%.

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Though we know that meat

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Vegetarian Natalie Trashed For Sushi Video Tutorial

Susan S. Johnson

Self-proclaimed vegetarian Natalie Mordovtseva is rubbing some 90 Day Fiancé fans the wrong way by cooking fish on her YouTube channel.

When Mike Youngquist first introduced his Ukrainian lover Natalie Mordovtseva on 90 Day Fiancé season 7, viewers could tell they were opposites who were attracted to one another. Natalie came from a very religious background, while Mike believed in aliens. Natalie was elegant, and Mike was a “big ogre.” More importantly, Natalie was a vegetarian whereas Mike loved himself a steak, but 90 Day Fiancé star Natalie (who’s now returned for season 8 with Mike) recently shocked

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AOC goes vegetarian for Lent to honor colleague’s late son

Susan S. Johnson

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving up meat for Lent in honor of Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin’s late son – an outspoken vegan and animal lover who died on New Year’s Eve. He was 25.

And she’s encouraging her 12 million Twitter followers to honor the late Harvard Law School student as well.

“A few weeks ago I told @RepRaskin that this year I wanted to adopt a vegetarian diet for Lent in memory of his son Tommy,” she tweeted Wednesday. “Jamie said, ‘Well you’d have to do it the way Tommy would, which means bring people along

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