How to Get Started, Benefits, Foods and More

If you’re thinking of adopting a vegetarian lifestyle or are maybe just curious about vegan cooking, choosing to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet has a slew of benefits for you and the planet. Making the shift towards plant-based eating is easier today now more than ever, namely because over 16 million Americans consider themselves vegetarian.

Not only is the plant-based community vast, but food establishments and restaurants are even starting to take notice and step up with tasty vegan alternatives to classic meat and dairy items. Here is everything you need to know about starting a vegetarian diet,

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Tata Consumer Products steps up coffee play with premium offerings



Tata Consumer Products, a dominant player in the country’s tea segment, is coming up with a pipeline of innovations in the coffee segment to become one of the top players in the market in the next five years. The company has rolled out a premium range of customised coffee under Sonnets brand, eyeing the Rs 100 crore artisanal coffee market.


“The user can choose the roasting level, grounding and flavours of the coffee which gets delivered to the doorstep of the customer via our delivery channels. We are leveraging both premiumisation and home delivery trends

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Second quarter food startup roundup

Welcome to the second quarter edition of Food Weekly’s startup roundup. Here are the companies that caught my eye over the past few months for snagging funding, releasing products or breaking the mold with unexpected technologies.

Kula Bio

Nitrogen compounds are heroes and villains on a global scale. The food systems that feed billions of people rely on synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, yet the application of that fertilizer generates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that accounts for 7 percent of U.S. emissions

These emissions, together with the biodiversity damages caused by fertilizer runoff, have spurred a race to commercialize low-impact

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for fennel and dill dal | Vegan food and drink

There’s a presumption that when the weather gets warmer, all a person wants is salad. Well, not this person. While I love salads, for dinner I need to feel the warmth of a meal in my belly. There is a wealth of dals out there, as many as there are Indian cooks, but the sort I want in summer is a light, fresh one such as today’s recipe, which I first ate from the London-based tiffin delivery service Dabba Drop. It is sweet with fennel, fresh from the dill and wonderfully zingy with lime.

Fennel and dill dal

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Dog food recalled over possible salmonella contamination

FILE: Dog eating. (Credit: DAVID GANNON/AFP via Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Sunshine Mills Inc. is recalling dog food products due to potential salmonella contamination.

The voluntary recall comes after a sample 5 pounds of Sprout Sporting dog food product tested positive for salmonella during routine surveillance, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled products include:

  • Sportsman’s Pride Professional Formula 30/20 Dog Food in 40-pound bags (Lot: TI1
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