Celebrate Mother’s Day at One Veg World

We invite you to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday at One Veg World!

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13

SUN-DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS $4.95

QUEEN’S HEART OF JOY $9.95
Braised chick-un skewers grilled to perfection.
Served with steamed veggies and a side of pasta salad.

LEMON POPPY SEED CAKE $5.95
Served with a scoop of organic vegan vanilla ice cream.

* All items vegan
** Offered a la carte all day
**SUNDAY HOURS: 1PM-8PM

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Celebrate Easter at One Veg World

Come join us at One Veg World for our Easter Specials,

available from Good, Friday April 6 to Easter Sunday, April 8:

EASTER FEAST

Enjoy breaded Gardein vegan chickun cutlets,

served with gingered green beans and a side of mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy.

VEGAN WHOOPIE PIE

These vegan whoopie pies are a fun and delightful treat

with a sweet marshmallow filling sandwiched between two mini chocolate cakes.

Carrie Underwood – A “Good Girl’s” Vegan Diet

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With five Grammys, multi-platinum records, American Idol winner-turned-country music superstar Carrie Underwood has accomplished a lifetime’s worth of treasures in just a handful of years. The radiant 28-year-old began singing in her childhood growing up in rural Oklahoma. She also stopped eating red meat as a young teen because of her love for the animals. “I grew up on a farm,” she said. “Once I learned why we had a farm, that was that.”

She has always been veg-leaning, and put her compassion into practice through rescuing stray animals.

Then, in 2011, Carrie became a vegan for health reasons. She found out that she was lactose intolerant, or unable to digest animal-derived milk – as are a majority of us/as are 60% of us adults, according to one study.

In a recent interview with Ecorazzi.com, the gifted and hard-working singer/songwriter/actress talked about the effort she puts in to stay fit amidst her busy schedule, which shows no sign of slowing down!

“I do my best to eat healthy and work out. I am a vegan, so that certainly helps. It’s hard to be vegan and not stay pretty lean.”

The health-conscious Carrie loves her snacks, saying, “I eat almonds, apples, dried fruit (with no added sugar … [I] don’t understand why they add sugar to fruit), raw fruit and nut bars, maybe a few squares of super dark chocolate, and veggies and hummus… I am such a label reader and always take my food with me everywhere.”

Carrie added that most of the time, it’s hard for her to find quick and nutritious food to eat in her busy life. Her solution?

“I always make my own food ahead of time and take it with me. That way, I know exactly what’s in it and I can still stay healthy and satisfied when I’m working.”

With such a wholesome lifestyle, it’ll be no surprise to see this vegan star soar ever higher in success for many more years to come, especially with her fantastic new single out called “Good Girl”.

We wish Carrie a very happy birthday!

Veg for Lent

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For millions of people around the world, Lent is a sacred time of prayer, reflection, and fasting, to remember Jesus Christ and develop greater empathy with the Lord’s merciful example. Many choose to demonstrate this by refraining from meat or dairy products during the Lenten period, which lasts forty days up to Easter Sunday. Some, like those of the “Veg4Lent” movement, believe it revives an ancient Christian tradition of vegetarianism as a way of showing love, justice and peace for all God’s creatures.

A New York Times blog, “Going Vegan for Lent,” says that Lent is “the perfect time to try new vegan dishes” and presents some hearty, flavorful meat-free recipes.

And here’s an interesting blog by one thoughtful Texan guy who explains why he “felt fantastic” ever since giving up meat for Lent a year ago.

Kudos to all the faithful for their commitment to kinder diets this Lenten season. And of course, expanding our neighborly love for all the species is a great way to create a sacred occasion any time of the year.

Vegan Diet Given a Second Look

To accompany yesterday’s post about meat consumption on the decline, here’s another great year-end news, as reported on US  News, no less!

But today, a growing number of people are giving vegan diets a second look, and nutritionists now believe that a well-thought-out vegan eating plan could be the most healthy way to live for most people.

This article also lists out some of the benefits of a plant-based diet:

Research has found that people who follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle enjoy a number of health benefits, Sheth said. These include:

  • Lower cholesterol levels.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • A healthier body mass index.
  • Decreased risk for heart disease.
  • Decreased risk for cancer.
  • Better control and prevention of diabetes.

Another great thing about this write-up is that it actually rebuts all of the common misconceptions of an animal-free diet.

Sheth added that research has found vegan diets to be appropriate for people at all stages of the life cycle — even people at crucial stages, such as growing children, pregnant or lactating women, and highly active athletes.

If you’re on the fence yourself or know anyone who needs some encouragement to switch to a kinder, eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle, this article is a great starting point. And of course, having delicious vegan options to try is a big plus and that’s what One Veg World is here for. 🙂 Our international dishes recreate many of your favorites – just with no animal products.

Here’s one of our crowd favorites, the “Enchanted Garden”. This refreshing salad comes with grilled veggie (soy) chicken and a dairy-free, creamy cucumber dressing.

Have a healthy and happy day!

Meat Consumption Declines

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This is such great news to start off the New Year!!

According to a recent Daily Livestock Report, 2010 marked the fourth year in a row that meat consumption declined in the United States and the fifth decline within a six-year period. Now, a new report shows this trend is expected to continue in 2012. Although the biggest drop is expected for beef, poultry and pork consumption are also expected to decline dramatically. All of this despite the fact that the US population continues to grow.

Source: Nathan Runkle’s post at Mercy for Animals

And why not? It makes sense to eat a plant-based diet: it’s more economical, healthy, sustainable and compassionate!

If you’re looking to start off 2012 right with resolutions for healthier eating, visit us at One Veg World to try out our delicious vegan dishes. 🙂

Happy Birthday to Elaine Hendrix!

Elaine Hendrix is a talented vegan actress who has been in “The Parent Trap,” “Inspector Gadget 2,” “What the Bleep Do We Know?!” and “Joan of Arcadia.” But her greatest passion is off-screen, working for the humane treatment of animals. She shares her home with her adopted rescue cats and dogs.

She also founded the non-profit animal rescue organization, Animal Rescue Corps. Elaine believes in maintaining a healthy balance of work, play, spirituality, and shopping. Isn’t she fabulous? 🙂

One Veg World staff had the honor to meet Elaine at “The Real Love” musical event that we catered. She was one of the MCs and had shared her story of turning veg  onstage:

“I had no idea what was really happening to animals. They just existed, and I thought they were wonderful and life was grand. But when I saw this on the screen, I was so taken aback. It was as if somebody had kicked me in the stomach, and I doubled over and I just started sobbing uncontrollably. But it was that moment, that very poignant moment, that I said, ‘My life is changed forever.’ And from that moment forward, my diet’s changed, I bought a new car to get rid of my leather interior, I threw out all the leather out of my closet. I went through all of my cabinets and found every single product that had been tested on animals and I threw that out, and on and on and on. And so, now my life is so enriched and so incredible because of this relationship that I  have with animals now.”

 

 

We certainly hope you get your birthday wish, Elaine! ❤