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I almost spit out my cappuccino the other day when my dad told me he was reading The China Study.
There's a growing chorus of accomplished scientists, researchers, and writers documenting the toll our diet (processed, meat-centric) is having on our personal health and the well-being of our environment. I also stumbled upon John Robins latest book, Healthy at 100 (recently out in paperback), and a big portion of the book is dedicated to understanding four unique cultures who produce some of the worlds healthiest and longest-living people. Before I log off, I recognize that many of my readers aren't vegan (or even vegetarian for that matter). HS notes: If you don't have time to roast the garlic for the croutons, you can use raw - the flavor will be more pronounced, with less depth and mellowness. Prepare the dressing: Pulse the sliced almonds in a food processor or blender until crumbly. A delicious, healthy, textured split pea soup recipe made from an impossibly short list of ingredients. Another delicious vegan caesar is in the RFD cookbook - can't wait to try this version for comparison. I'm looking forward to receiving my copy of Veganomicon (ordered after hearing the NPR bit), and I hope that it contains recipes that simply celebrate being themselves.
While I can't imagine that I would ever limit myself to a vegan diet - I love to eat sides of pig and juicy burgers now and then - we always make room for weekly vegetarian meals at our house. We can all do the planet a huge favor if even the most dedicated carnivores among us go all-out veggie for at least one meal a week. I thought the diet was crazy but, as I started eating the foods I cooked for the recipes I was developing, I realized I felt incredibly energetic and mentally focused. I am not a vegan, but cooking wholegrain vegan meals gave me new insight into vegetarian power foods. My only "beef" with Veganomicon is it's name: I have visions of Howard Phillips Lovecraft recast in cauliflower.
Not being a scientist or nutritionist myself, I tend to take everything I read with a tiny grain of salt, but I think it's important to consider diet and ways of improving it, to be as informed as possible, and to explore a variety of foods.
One increasingly popular notion to better health, more energy and longevity of life is caloric restriction, and if I remember correctly, advocates vegetarian if not vegan dietary habits. Julie January 11, 2008 katyI've been a vegetarian for thirteen years, and for a long part of that time I didn't eat dairy products really at all (i never called myself a vegan though because i still had leather shoes, etc).
January 11, 2008 amyi'm flexitarian, and that cookbook is next on my amazon wish list! I also wanted to say thank you for your post in September last year about the sundried tomato and cheese muffins - I tried the recipe last weekend and they were fantastic - the first thing I've been able to bake that my gluten free niece will eat!
I'll add that I inadvertently backed into a near-vegan diet several months ago when I had some weight to lose, and I will never go back. Thanks to you, Heidi, Terry and Isa for helping me eat so very well, and in doing so improving my quality of life. Also, Heidi, I do really think your approach - that is, posting fantastic and gorgeous recipes for the food you eat, without delivering a sermon -- is really inviting.
This recipe is just lettuce and some croutons and thus hardly fits the definition of a Caesar salad.
However, after reading your comments about 'The China study', 'i'd like to add that i have a son who has been studying kung fu in Si Ping, Northen China, since last March, and according to him, the food there is, surprisingly, very unhealthy. Not only are the recipes delicious and well-organized, Isa and Terry have also created a great primer to cooking in general. I have to admit though I've always loved that I had to discover through reading the recipes, etc that you were a vegetarian. I've never been able to understand why vegans especially would want a dish that mimics in name if not also taste something that is not vegan.
If animal products are so horrible for the environment, spirituality, etc, etc, why would you want a product called tofurkey which mimics a product you eschew? Contrary to popular belief, the original Caesar's salad recipe did not contain pieces of anchovy; the slight anchovy flavor comes from the Worcestershire sauce. The Cardini family trademarked the original recipe in 1948, and more than a dozen of bottled Cardini's dressing varieties are available today. January 14, 2008 CatherineWhile I applaud those who make conscious efforts to eat local and organic, there is a valid argument for meat-eaters, some of whom (like myself) must needs do for strictly medical reasons. I wouldn't like to think I'm being unethical in my food choices, nor am I ruining myself physically or spiritually for consuming animal products, but rather, am consciously choosing food that nourishes me on every level. As far as adding flavor to meat, my point was simply that the taste of animal products are disguised and played with in a million different ways by omnivores.
If vegans can replace familiar recipies with healthier, less cruel & equally tasty options that sounds like a perfect winner to me!
January 14, 2008 CourtneyI have to admit that I disagree with the naming of veg and vegan products to evoke thoughts of meat. When it comes to certain things though, the name is more of a guide, like vegetarian burgers or sausages: there are so many takes on these items (beef, pork, chicken, seafood and countless flavors mixed into those), so to me the name just suggests a shape or an idea of a DISH, not an ingredient.
Here I think Caeser is a great description of this dish, as it properly identifies the idea the recipe creater was going for. I'd also like to say that while it's important for people to be open-minded about alternative diets, it would be nice for vegans and vegetarians to respect those who do eat meat. If this is your first introduction to the idea that the health advice we have been given for so long in relation to diet is questionable, I completely understand that it is a lot to take in but please keep an open mind and do check out the extra resources at the end. Foods containing healthy fats including saturated fats – and all foods you can enjoy on Atkins! Foods that contain saturated fats include the fat in meat, poultry, fish, butter, coconut oil, avocado, cheese and cream. Low-fat diets restrict saturated fats and are generally very high in carbohydrates – the food pyramid recommends more than 6 servings of high carb foods a day.
The figures show that we have reduced the amount of fat in our diet over the last 40 years or so. There are even massive studies that prove that a low-fat diet does not work for heart health.
One was the Women’s Health Initiative, which it had 48, 835 women where were randomized to either a low fat group or a control group. So these studies prove that eating less saturated fats did not improve heart-health for people that reduced the fat. The first thing to say here, is that if you have been given your cholesterol results but not a breakdown of LDL or HDL cholesterol, it would be a good idea to ask your doctor for this. And even with LDL cholesterol, it is made of different particles – large fluffy harmless particles and smaller dense more dangerous particles. In addition, a number of other studies have shown that replacing the carbohydrates with protein or fat leads to an increase of the particle size. Given the current advice to reduce saturated fats and food containing cholesterol like eggs and to eat more healthy whole-grains, you would imagine that following such a diet would do wonders for your cholesterol profile..

As you can see the low-carb followers had a much higher decrease of triglycerides. It does sound counter-intuitive but the way to dramatically reduce your triglycerides is to reduce your carbohydrates, especially sugar.
The other interesting finding with these 23 randomized controlled trials (the best type of trial you can get) comparing low-fat diets with low-carb diets related to weight loss. According to the scientific proof, Atkins diet is better for your heart health than the currently recommended low-fat diet.
In the context of a low-carb diet, your body burns fat very efficiently so there is no need to fear saturated fats. On the other hand, eating a diet high in carbohydrates, especially sugar will make your triglycerides rise dramatically.
Cereal Killers the movie – this is an excellent movie with a great Irish sporting connection.
Article from Dr Neville Wilson from the Leinster Clinic in Maynooth called Confused about Saturated Fats. Personal story of a neuro-scientist David Diamond, Ph.D who improved his heart health by eating red-meat, eggs and butter.
Authority Nutrition – the images above comparing health markers for low-fat and low-carb groups are with thanks to Authority Nutrition.
This entry was posted in Health and tagged Atkins diet, carbohydrates, Cholesterol, fat, food, healthy, heart, heart disease, low carb, saturated fats, triglycerides by Roseanne Dolan. Disclaimer: This website is NOT a medical reference, rather a starting point for further research. There's been something in the air for a while, but as I mentioned before, I knew something was really starting to shift when my dad told me he was reading The China Study.
The communities are sprinkled around the globe yet one of the things they all have in common is a primarily vegan diet, meaning 90%+ calories coming from plant-based sources in those communities. The recipes are approachable and a good percentage of them have tight, unintimidating ingredient lists.
I made it for lunch today and ended up topping it with a few heart slices of hickory smoked tofu. Empty the ground almonds into an airtight container that you'll be using to store the finished dressing.
Roast tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a red pepper then puree and season with a touch of smoky paprika. January 10, 2008 JenI think veganism gets a bad rep because many people's first forays into the way of eating are trying dishes that impersonate their familiar meat-based favorites.
January 10, 2008 UCDYour Vegan and Vegetarian recipes are excellent but they are too elaborate. While I haven't read the China Study, I will be looking into it to see what evidence they have and how they've used it. I am a rather light ovo-laco vegetarian, but my husband refuses to give up his meat a few nights a week. January 11, 2008 marciI wonder how soaked cashews would work in place of the silken tofu. January 11, 2008 JenniferSMichael Pollan's follow up book to the insightful Omnivore's Dilemma just came out and is called In Defense of Food. I was amazed at the changes in my energy, sleep, mood and appearance produced by eating mostly vegetables, fruits, non-meat protein, and whole grains. It introduces folks to the idea of vegetarianism without making anybody feel preached to, and that makes people receptive.
January 13, 2008 SpikeThanks for this one - my boyfriend is vegan and I've been going vegetarian for awhile now.
We live in Spain, where the diet is totally different, and before he left for China he was all for everything Chinese.
Although I know my way around a kitchen, I learned a few things about what tools are best and preparing certain dried beans and vegetables. Rather than pushing it on the reader, I always thought the blog did a good job of just showing and giving recipes for food that is really amazing first and then oh yeah by the way it's vegetarian. To me personally it just makes vegan cuisine seem like it's supposed to be a pale shadow of omnivore cuisine. However, purists disdain these alternatives which do not use raw eggs, as "not being true Caesar's salads". They do it for a whole host of reasons- which often go beyond taste, to culture, convience, etc.
I highlight recipes from favorite cookbooks, as well as recipes I write myself - inspired by ingredients that intersect my life, travels, and everyday interests. These are the ones that the Food Pyramid tells us to eat in small amounts and that low-fat diets restrict.
Foods that contain a high proportion of carbohydrates include bread, pasta, cereal, potatoes but also foods containing sugar like sweets, biscuits, junk food, fizzy drinks and fruit. Starting in 1980, there has been a reduction in the consumption of high fat diary and red meat and an increase in low fat diary as you can see in the diagram below. Trends in the Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease and Changes in Diet and Lifestyle in Women. This was another massive trial with 12,866 men who were at a high risk of having a heart attack. Knowing only your total cholesterol is not very useful as its made up of a number you want to be high i.e. Although low fat diets may decrease total LDL cholesterol, studies have shown that they tend  to increase the proportion of smaller dangerous particles. This means that eating fat, even saturated fat instead of carbs seems to promote the forms of LDL that are harmless. The following graph is a comparison of 23 studies comparing HDL cholesterol on low-fat diets and low-carb diets (like Atkins). Their diets would have been the same as or similar to the Atkins diet with participants eating protein, low carb veg as well as healthy fats including saturated fats. According to many leading experts, your level of triglycerides and your ratio of triglycerides-to-HDL is a more important marker for heart disease than your total cholesterol.
Even whole-grain cereals or brown bread break down into sugar in your blood very quickly, so eating those foods often is not a good idea. The film follows Donal – a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man – on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family. From being completely skeptical of this approach at the beginning he found from personal experience and extensive research that it worked in to dramatically reduce his risk of heart disease. And in a stroke of irony, the Minimalist delivered a thousand pages of vegetarian recipes while Michael Pollan offered up seven simple words - Eat food.
There are plenty of twists on classics, like enchiladas, sloppy joes, baked beans, po' boys, and lasagne. If a salad like this is going to be a main meal for me, I make it topped with something like smoked tofu, something with some protein (for staying power) but use your imagination.

I'm plowing through that one and incoporating many of his ideas about food into the diet's of our young family, without sacrificing flavor or heartiness!
The discovery of anchovies in Caesar dressing was pretty sad for me :) I can't wait to make this one!
A couple of months after he arrived in China, he asked me to send him recipes that he could cook at the academy's student's kitchen, because the Chinese -at least in that area- deepfry absolutely everything, and fresh veggies are hard to find on your table! Polyunsaturated fatty acids contain less than the maximum amount of hydrogen atoms and have more than one double bond. One group was instructed to quit smoking, eat less saturated fat and cholesterol and increase their consumption of vegetable oils.
In fact, one of the best ways to increase HDL cholesterol is to eat more saturated fat like coconut oil, butter, cream, full fat meats as well as monounsaturated fats like avocados and olive oil.
So if you are following Atkins, go ahead and eat steak with the fat, eat cheese, put butter on your vegetables and have cream in your coffee!
However, sweets, biscuits, fizzy drinks and even fruit smoothies are even higher in carbohydrates so are not good for your heart health. Donal’s father Kevin, an Irish gaelic football star from the 1960s, won the first of 2 All Ireland Championships with the Down Senior Football Team in 1960. Westman – an excellent book with contributions from 29 leading world experts on cholesterol and heart disease. Another thing I love is that they cook from a minimally processed palette of ingredients - this isn't one of those vegan books that calls for a bunch of processed fake meat products. Figuring out where you stand in relation to food politics and personal nutrition is an individual journey, please respect each other. Add the lemon juice, capers, caper brine, sugar, and mustard powder, and pulse until blended. Well, I could live on salads, but Caesar is one of my favorite, and i'm forever on the quest to figure out just how to make it.
And by the way, most really delicious Caesars I've had haven't had any egg (except perhaps in the dressing), and certainly no bacon.
Also, there is no question of a meat-free diet in a country which is poor beyond belief, and they try to get their vitamins from anything they can. It just leaves me feeling that veganism is a political movement and not something that is actually about the food and thus they have to sort of apologize. Just because they choose to eschew animal products for environmental, health, or spiritual reasons doesn't necessarily mean they never liked the way a non-vegan food tasted. The higher your HLD cholesterol, the better as it means your risk of heart disease is lower.
This book is easy to read and will explain exactly what your cholesterol numbers mean and how you can improve your cholesterol without drugs. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. Enter Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (of public access television's Post Punk Kitchen) with their recently released, and much acclaimed, vegan cookbook - Veganomicon. The book incorporates helpful icons alongside each recipe noting recipes that are soy-free, low fat or reduced fat, gluten free, doable in under 45 minutes, and supermarket friendly. Whether or not you believe a strict vegan diet is right for you or others, I think we can all agree that getting more real, plant-based food on our plates is a good thing. Spread onto a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, if desired, and bake for 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown. If not serving right away, warm croutons in 300F oven for 5 to 8 minutes before adding to the salad. I also dabble in veganism (though technically I'm pescetarian) so I really can't wait to give this a try. He also commented on the fact that the fairly omnipresent lack of hygiene (personal, general) is the result of basic products like hot water or soap, detergent, etc. January 14, 2008 lisalouActually anchovies were never a part of the original Caesar salad. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man – who has sailed through cardiac stress tests – suddenly fall victim to heart disease? The China Study surveyed death rates for twelve different kinds of cancer in more than 2400 Chinese counties - the most comprehensive study of nutrition in relation to health ever conducted.
A book like Veganomicon is a great source of inspiration on this front (whether you are a hardcore vegan or not).
Hmm, maybe I should even crack "How To Cook Everything Vegetarian" before I let myself buy another cookbook as recommended by your blog, though!
Read it for yourself, but I assure you - the book puts forth a compelling argument for shift toward a diet that emphasizes vegan meals. January 14, 2008 ElenaFirst of all, I'd like to say that, while i'm not a vegetarian, i LOVE vegetables in any form, and today's Caesar's vegan salad sounds scrumptious. Westman if you are interested in learning about the benefits of Atkins for heart health and other conditions. Westman. In this book you will discover how scientific research has transformed the image of the Atkins Diet from “fad” to a medically validated, safe and effective treatment. MordecaiI read your blog for many months before I realized you were vegetarian and so were your recipes. January 14, 2008 aubadeWell Lisalou, I already answered your question of why a vegan might want a tofurkey- because even though they have some reason for no longer eating meat, maybe they used to like the taste, texture, or even the familiarity. Second, I'd like to point you to a handful of books and studies that make compelling arguments for incorporating more vegan-centric meals into your life. It's not all about who claims what label; it's about really good and healthy recipes, and that's what you deliver.
Its authors have summarized hundreds of research studies published in top medical journals in a very readable way. Vegan in this context simply means free of animal products - eggs, meat, milk, cheese, and the like.
I wanted a site where people can go and learn about being vegan, with no questions as to why.
These three international experts on the use of low-carbohydrate diets to combat obesity, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes, have led the way in repeatedly proving how a low-carbohydrate approach is superior to low-fat diets. I defintely see a trend of pushing even the most devout meat and potato eaters to eat vegetarian at least once a week. I heard the ladies from Post Punk Kitchen on the radio and their new book sounded great - thanks for the preview.
I have been using the non-egg but with anchovy recipe for Ceasar's Salad from Cooks Illustrated for awhile now and I love it but I am looking forward to this new recipe.

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