Vegetarian Restaurants in the Philippines


Here in the Philippines, people loves to eat. We at veggiecircle we love to explore different vegetarian restaurants in the philippines. Here are some:
Vegetarian Venues in the Philippines

Hapilife Healthy Food Corner
18 Corpuz St. West Tapinac, Olongapo City
Tel. 0921 8720258 0r 047 611 0249

Greens Cafe and Restaurant
92 Scout Castor St., Quezon City
Tel. 415 4796 or 376-2781

Mandala Spa
Boracay Island, Malay , Aklan
Tel. 036 288 5858

Bliss Cafe
Hotel Elizabeth, Gibraltar St.
cor. J. Felipe , Baguio City
Tel. 074 619 0367 or 0917 846 4729

Daily Veggie N`Cafe
540 Banawe Street, Quezon City
Tel. 711 8209 or 711 3214

The Farm
119 Barangay Tipakan, San Benito, Batangas
Tel. 696 3795

Ima`s Gulay Bar
46 Fernandez Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Tel. 0920 533 3210

Azotea Greens
2nd floor, La Azotea building, Session road, Baguio City

BODHI
SM makati, SM cubao, Sm North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM southmall, SM City Manila
www.bodhivegetarian.com

GOVINDA
Pacita Commercial Center, Pacita Complex San Pedro. Laguna

Vegetarian Restaurants in the Philippines


Here in the Philippines, people loves to eat. We at veggiecircle we love to explore different vegetarian restaurants in the philippines. Here are some:
Vegetarian Venues in the Philippines

Kara DioGuardi of 'American Idol' Is an 'Angel for Animals'

Kara DioGuardi of 'American Idol' Is an 'Angel for Animals'

American Idol season 9 is near but did you know that American Idol has an Angel. ?
Kara DioGuardi and Tikki for PETA

Kara DioGuardi does it all. She's a singer, a songwriter, a record producer, and a judge on one of TV's hottest shows, American Idol. Now the woman behind the lyrics of some of today's most popular songs is using her voice to speak up for animals.

The multi-talented DioGuardi and her adorable canine companion, Tikki, are starring in PETA's newest "Angel for Animals" ad to help spread the word about the way that dogs and other animals should be treated.


So what exactly do Kara and Tikki want you to know? Well, for starters, they want you to be sensitive to the needs of animals, and not just the ones you share your home with. "Be aware when you see an animal in the street [who's] wounded or one [who] looks lost. Just check its tags, call the owner and just be aware," she says.

And when it comes to your animal companions, make them part of your family. Dogs and cats depend on you to take care of them, which doesn't just mean slapping a bowl of food on the floor in the morning when you run out the door.

They deserve your time and attention every day, so play with them, take them on long walks, always spay and neuter, and never crate them, chain them, or allow them to roam around outside without supervision. Remember that having a dog or cat is a lifelong commitment that should not be taken lightly.

As Kara says, "They're really sweet, precious souls, and they need to be treated accordingly." Find out what else Kara had to say during her photo shoot.

Kara DioGuardi of 'American Idol' Is an 'Angel for Animals'

Kara DioGuardi of 'American Idol' Is an 'Angel for Animals'

American Idol season 9 is near but did you know that American Idol has an Angel. ?
Kara DioGuardi and Tikki for PETA

Kara DioGuardi does it all. She's a singer, a songwriter, a record producer, and a judge on one of TV's hottest shows, American Idol. Now the woman behind the lyrics of some of today's most popular songs is using her voice to speak up for animals.

The multi-talented DioGuardi and her adorable canine companion, Tikki, are starring in PETA's newest "Angel for Animals" ad to help spread the word about the way that dogs and other animals should be treated.

Eating green: Vegetarianism as means of saving the planet

Eating green: Vegetarianism as means of saving the planet
By Evan Tan, Contributor
http://manilatimes.net/index.php/lifestyle/4539-eating-green
Want to save the Earth? Think twice about what you put on your plate.

The recent devastation brought by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) has pushed the climate change issue once more to the forefront—this time, with added gravity to Filipinos than before. With effects of humanity’s ecological crimes now palpably felt, one cannot afford to be apathetic to the global warming crisis. Evidently, humanity’s survival rests on stopping unsustainable habits that burden the planet.

But while supporting mass transportation, recycling and reusing goods, and advocating renewable energy contribute to helping the Earth, people should address the greatest contributor to climate change—supplying for humanity’s diet.


Alarmingly, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) revealed that the livestock sector generates 18 percent more carbon dioxide than transport.

But besides the carbon dioxide produced, the sector also disturbingly creates large amounts of other harmful greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide (which has 296 times Global Warming Potential than CO2) and methane (which causes 23 times higher warming than carbon dioxide).

At the same time, the sector has also been identified as a major cause of land and water degradation. The report estimates that 20 percent of pastures have already been ruined by overgrazing, compaction and erosion, as it continues to deplete and pollute the world’s limited water resources.

“It is obvious that the responsibility for the necessary action to address the environmental damage by the livestock sector goes far beyond the sector; it also goes beyond agriculture,” asserts Samuel Jutzi, FAO’s
director of Animal Production and Health Division, in the report “Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options.”

Yet, despite being a big factor in raising global temperatures, animal husbandry remains to be a thriving industry—especially in the Philippines.

Recently, the Department of Agriculture announced that the livestock industry’s performance increased by 2.42 percent this year, with a 2.68-percent gain in hog production. On the other hand, the poultry subsector grew by 4.31 percent. These rising numbers, which people interpret as positive figures for business, could very well be signs of apathy toward the environment.

Vegetarianism: Pro-Environment

The famous tagline goes, “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” Indeed, the demand for meat is the reason why the livestock sector continues to flourish—much to the environment’s detriment.

Rochelle Regodon, Campaigns Manager for animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) commented: “There is a clear link between natural disasters such as Typhoon Ketsana and climate change. If we had a vegetarian world, we’d have a cooler world, and tragedies like Typhoon Ketsana could be prevented.”

According to the report by University of Chicago’s University of Chicago’s Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin, a vegetarian diet, besides being good to one’s health, also benefits the planet significantly. A diet which excluded animal consumption turned out to be the most energy-efficient, with fish and red meat virtually tied as the least efficient.

And meat consumption’s inefficiency is undeniable. The independent research organization The WorldWatch Institute notes: “Meat consumption is an inefficient use of grain—the grain is used more efficiently when consumed by humans. Continued growth in meat output is dependent on feeding grain to animals, creating competition for grain between affluent meat-eaters and the world’s poor.” After all, it takes 16 pound of grain to produce 1 pound of animal flesh—grain that could otherwise be consumed directly by people.

Faced with these facts, people must seriously consider if the desire for meat far outweighs climate change disasters.

Eating green: Vegetarianism as means of saving the planet

Eating green: Vegetarianism as means of saving the planet
By Evan Tan, Contributor
http://manilatimes.net/index.php/lifestyle/4539-eating-green
Want to save the Earth? Think twice about what you put on your plate.

The recent devastation brought by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) has pushed the climate change issue once more to the forefront—this time, with added gravity to Filipinos than before. With effects of humanity’s ecological crimes now palpably felt, one cannot afford to be apathetic to the global warming crisis. Evidently, humanity’s survival rests on stopping unsustainable habits that burden the planet.

But while supporting mass transportation, recycling and reusing goods, and advocating renewable energy contribute to helping the Earth, people should address the greatest contributor to climate change—supplying for humanity’s diet.

Eat your Veggies


Eat your Veggies
One million cows burp about 220 tons of methane per day.
Cost: $.99/lb
Time: 20 min
Effort: 2/5
Impact: 3/5

Don`t be a chicken. Stop being a pig. And don`t have a cow. Be the first on your block to cut back on meat.


Soy saves lives
One pound of meat requires eight times as much energy to produce as one pound of veggie protein such as tofu.
Relax. This isn`t about eating kale; it`s about the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint: refusing meat.
Pop quiz: which adds more greenhouse gases to our atmosphere, motorized transportation or livestock? Surprising! It’s livestock, at 18% of total emissions. The gases coming from cows’ rears are even worse, greenhouse-warming-wise, than ol’ CO2. Enteric fermentation—the ruminant’s digestive process—produces flatulence, a.k.a. methane, while manure releases nitrous oxide. Even more emissions come from collateral effects: deforestation for pasture, fertilizers for feed crops, and energy to run meatpacking plants.
A 2006 U.N. report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” calls the livestock sector “one of the top two or three most significant contributors” to global warming. (We get only one-third of our protein from flesh, but devote nearly a third of our planet to raising it.) The good news: the report concludes that the livestock sector’s global cooling potential is equally vast if we wean ourselves off meat.

U.S. LIVESTOCK STATISTICS
LAND
45% of total land area is used for agriculture
26% of the total land area is used for grazing livestock
.45% of the total land area is used for growing fruits and vegetables
MANURE
660 lbs. of excrement per second are produced by Americans

Eat your Veggies


Eat your Veggies
One million cows burp about 220 tons of methane per day.
Cost: $.99/lb
Time: 20 min
Effort: 2/5
Impact: 3/5

Don`t be a chicken. Stop being a pig. And don`t have a cow. Be the first on your block to cut back on meat.


Soy saves lives
One pound of meat requires eight times as much energy to produce as one pound of veggie protein such as tofu.
Relax. This isn`t about eating kale; it`s about the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint: refusing meat.
Pop quiz: which adds more greenhouse gases to our atmosphere, motorized transportation or livestock? Surprising! It’s livestock, at 18% of total emissions. The gases coming from cows’ rears are even worse, greenhouse-warming-wise, than ol’ CO2. Enteric fermentation—the ruminant’s digestive process—produces flatulence, a.k.a. methane, while manure releases nitrous oxide. Even more emissions come from collateral effects: deforestation for pasture, fertilizers for feed crops, and energy to run meatpacking plants.
A 2006 U.N. report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” calls the livestock sector “one of the top two or three most significant contributors” to global warming. (We get only one-third of our protein from flesh, but devote nearly a third of our planet to raising it.) The good news: the report concludes that the livestock sector’s global cooling potential is equally vast if we wean ourselves off meat.

COMMON QUESTIONS TO VEGETARIANS/VEGANS

10 Most Common Questions (and answers) people who first find out I'm vegan ask me:

1. So you eat fish?
No. Fish is meat. People who eat only fish and vegetables are called pescetarians, from the root word “pesky” (just kidding hehe).

2. What do you eat?
Vegetables, tofu, beans, nuts, fruits, pasta, rice, (dairy free) pastries, (soy) ice cream, (veggie) sisig, curry, kaldereta, pancit, barbecue, franks, burger, (no cheese) vegetarian pizza, name it – there are vegetarian counterparts!

3. Where do you get your protein?
See food above. They give enough supply of all the nutrients the human body needs. With a meat-based diet, people overwork their systems, thus the diseases and early aging of the system itself.

4. Where do you get that discipline?
I wouldn’t call it discipline. It’s a life choice, a lifestyle. So it doesn’t involve “trying to stay away from meat”. Meat is on the table, it’s just not my choice to eat it.

5. Don't you miss meat?
No. You miss something good, nice, pleasant, happy. Meat isn’t any of these.

6. What's the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?
A vegetarian can eat animal by-products (i.e., dairy, eggs, honey etc.).
A vegan do not eat any meat or any animal by-product

7. What made you turn vegan?
Difficult to give a short but encompassing answer to this (which is really – for animal rights, the environment and health). So I usually say, “animal rights,” which leave people wondering wtf I’m talking about. (YES ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS TOO!) or “I’m an advocate of animal rights.” (which might appear highfaluting to some). It’s all about animal rights, plain and simple.

8. So you don't eat junkfood or drink softdrinks?
The question implies how people associate vegetarianism with a healthy lifestyle, which is good. But yeah, junkfood is still junkfood, it’s still not good for the body in the long run. There are several vegetarian/vegan options though. And yes, I do eat junkfood and drink softdrinks sometimes.

9. (In a restaurant, upon receiving their plates with meat dishes) Sorry, is it okay if we eat meat in front of you?
I’d rather not, but what can I do? I’m just glad there are some people who are polite enough to ask.

10. How is vegan spelled?

V-E-G-A-N. And it is pronounced as "vee-gun" (like in Vigan, Ilocos Sur)


So if you have any more questions, ask away! Vegetarian or not, ask questions you’ve been asked or you would want to ask a vegetarian.

A VEGETARIAN TREAT IN ZAMBO

If you’re vegetarian/vegan and you have a scheduled trip to Zamboanga City soon, don’t worry about what you’re going to eat there, because there is VE-G QUEEN.

VE-G QUEEN is a Chinese-owned air-conditioned buffet restaurant. They have 10-12 viands on their menu and freshly-squeezed fruit/vegetable juices. The viands include pure vegetable dishes and meat-substitute-based ones (their veggie meat is really good, not the rubbery sort), all of which have distinct flavors of their own (plus a little bit of a Chinese taste to them).

This is the first restaurant I’ve been to where you get the viands you want and put them on your plate. You then bring your plate to the counter and have it weighed! I don’t know exactly how much per gram costs, but I got a moundful of food (with around 8 viands) and only paid a little over a hundred. That includes rice, carrot juice, and a stick of bbq (which is priced differently).

VE-G QUEEN is not popular among the locals. Even our contact person was surprised in finding out that there is such a place in her own city that serves pure vegetarian. In fact, it is located in a narrow dead-end, not far from the central cathedral. You have to know it’s there to find it. It has been around for a few years, and is owned by a Chinese family who settled in the area. They also offer the usual organic products and promote “miracle vegetables” and alternative health medicines and practices.

It’s commendable how some entrepreneurs would think of setting up a business that is not quite popular in the community and yet, they still do just because they advocate for it and would want to spread the belief of vegetarianism.

So the next time you find yourself in Zamboanga City, you know where to go. Search the cathedral, look for the narrow dead end, and find yourself delighting in the tastes of a buffet of wonderful vegetarian food.

A VEGETARIAN TREAT IN ZAMBO

If you’re vegetarian/vegan and you have a scheduled trip to Zamboanga City soon, don’t worry about what you’re going to eat there, because there is VE-G QUEEN.

VE-G QUEEN is a Chinese-owned air-conditioned buffet restaurant. They have 10-12 viands on their menu and freshly-squeezed fruit/vegetable juices. The viands include pure vegetable dishes and meat-substitute-based ones (their veggie meat is really good, not the rubbery sort), all of which have distinct flavors of their own (plus a little bit of a Chinese taste to them).

This is the first restaurant I’ve been to where you get the viands you want and put them on your plate. You then bring your plate to the counter and have it weighed! I don’t know exactly how much per gram costs, but I got a moundful of food (with around 8 viands) and only paid a little over a hundred. That includes rice, carrot juice, and a stick of bbq (which is priced differently).

VE-G QUEEN is not popular among the locals. Even our contact person was surprised in finding out that there is such a place in her own city that serves pure vegetarian. In fact, it is located in a narrow dead-end, not far from the central cathedral. You have to know it’s there to find it. It has been around for a few years, and is owned by a Chinese family who settled in the area. They also offer the usual organic products and promote “miracle vegetables” and alternative health medicines and practices.

It’s commendable how some entrepreneurs would think of setting up a business that is not quite popular in the community and yet, they still do just because they advocate for it and would want to spread the belief of vegetarianism.

So the next time you find yourself in Zamboanga City, you know where to go. Search the cathedral, look for the narrow dead end, and find yourself delighting in the tastes of a buffet of wonderful vegetarian food.

BLISSFUL BELLY


With the absence of cholesterol, fats, and other toxins from animal meat, and cruelty and evil in slaughtering animals, vegetarian food is truly delicious, healthy, kind, and environment-friendly. And there is a vegetarian restaurant which has pushed these good karmas further.

Located in the Llanar Bldg along Xavierville Avenue in Quezon City, Blissful Belly boasts of popular local dishes made vegetarian, cooked with less oil and salt and made with commercial pesticide-free ingredients. Its owner, Dr. Omar Arabia, is a licensed oncologist who practices integrative medicine – the marriage of traditional, naturopathy and homeopathic treatments. The food served in his restaurant is practically medically supervised. His patients, as well as vegetarians and raw and organic food consumers, compose the regular customers.

Regular viands on the menu are kare-kare, kaldereta, togue, curry, soups, and the famous (and addicting) tofu sisig, complemented with organic brown rice, for only P80-P100 per meal. There are also fresh fruit shakes and juices, the most popular and healthiest of which is the lettuce-apple juice, and sugar cane juice (I remember my childhood days when I used to chomp on real tubo and squeeze all the juice out). Desserts served include cakes (carrot, prune and carob – or chocolate-like flavor) and eggless and dairy-free pastries. Other organic products are also on sale – baking needs, wheat germ, Bragg’s products, teas, even toothpaste and hair dyes.

I’ve been to almost all the veggie places in the city, and enjoyed all of them definitely, and Blissful Belly remains my favorite. It is only Blissful Belly food which I can describe as truly “bursting with flavor.” The food tastes alive, and it gives one the sense of experiencing the fruits of the earth at their rawest and truest flavors – pure and unadulterated essences. Your belly will be truly blissful!

BLISSFUL BELLY


With the absence of cholesterol, fats, and other toxins from animal meat, and cruelty and evil in slaughtering animals, vegetarian food is truly delicious, healthy, kind, and environment-friendly. And there is a vegetarian restaurant which has pushed these good karmas further.

Located in the Llanar Bldg along Xavierville Avenue in Quezon City, Blissful Belly boasts of popular local dishes made vegetarian, cooked with less oil and salt and made with commercial pesticide-free ingredients. Its owner, Dr. Omar Arabia, is a licensed oncologist who practices integrative medicine – the marriage of traditional, naturopathy and homeopathic treatments. The food served in his restaurant is practically medically supervised. His patients, as well as vegetarians and raw and organic food consumers, compose the regular customers.

Regular viands on the menu are kare-kare, kaldereta, togue, curry, soups, and the famous (and addicting) tofu sisig, complemented with organic brown rice, for only P80-P100 per meal. There are also fresh fruit shakes and juices, the most popular and healthiest of which is the lettuce-apple juice, and sugar cane juice (I remember my childhood days when I used to chomp on real tubo and squeeze all the juice out). Desserts served include cakes (carrot, prune and carob – or chocolate-like flavor) and eggless and dairy-free pastries. Other organic products are also on sale – baking needs, wheat germ, Bragg’s products, teas, even toothpaste and hair dyes.

I’ve been to almost all the veggie places in the city, and enjoyed all of them definitely, and Blissful Belly remains my favorite. It is only Blissful Belly food which I can describe as truly “bursting with flavor.” The food tastes alive, and it gives one the sense of experiencing the fruits of the earth at their rawest and truest flavors – pure and unadulterated essences. Your belly will be truly blissful!

Levels of Vegetarian

Alright, vegetarians don't eat meat.
So what don't they eat ASIDE from meat?
What doesn't a vegan eat that a lacto-veg would still eat?

1.Vegan
This is the most strict among the vegetarian diets.Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.
They don`t take honey,dairy and don't wear clothes that has animal products.
They would rather be naked than wear fur. They take Soymilk as alternative.

2.Lacto-Vegetarian
They would still take dairy products. So this means they can eat cheese, margarine, butter, milk products.

3.Lacto-Ovo
They would still take dairy products and eggs.

4.Pesco-Vgetarian
They are not really considered as vegetarians because they would still eat seafoods and sometimes chicken. Real vegatarians don't eat animals at all.

Levels of Vegetarian

Alright, vegetarians don't eat meat.
So what don't they eat ASIDE from meat?
What doesn't a vegan eat that a lacto-veg would still eat?

1.Vegan
This is the most strict among the vegetarian diets.Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.
They don`t take honey,dairy and don't wear clothes that has animal products.
They would rather be naked than wear fur. They take Soymilk as alternative.

2.Lacto-Vegetarian
They would still take dairy products. So this means they can eat cheese, margarine, butter, milk products.

3.Lacto-Ovo
They would still take dairy products and eggs.

4.Pesco-Vgetarian
They are not really considered as vegetarians because they would still eat seafoods and sometimes chicken. Real vegatarians don't eat animals at all.

LIFE SENTENCE, NO PAROLE



If we tried to invent the cruelest punishment for dogs, we probably couldn't come up with anything worse than "solitary confinement" on a chain or in a kennel

Dogs are pack animals who crave companionship. Scratches behind the ears, games of fetch, or walks around the block mean the world to them. Curling up at your feet while you watch TV is their idea of heaven.

Many dogs left to fend themselves at the end of a chain fall prey to attacks by other animals or cruel people, and many others are injured or hanged or choke as a result of getting entangled or caught in their tether.

If you have a backyard dog, please, bring him or her inside. They don't want much-- just you.


A chained dog can only watch as life goes by.



PETA
HelpingAnimals.com

LIFE SENTENCE, NO PAROLE



If we tried to invent the cruelest punishment for dogs, we probably couldn't come up with anything worse than "solitary confinement" on a chain or in a kennel

Dogs are pack animals who crave companionship. Scratches behind the ears, games of fetch, or walks around the block mean the world to them. Curling up at your feet while you watch TV is their idea of heaven.

Many dogs left to fend themselves at the end of a chain fall prey to attacks by other animals or cruel people, and many others are injured or hanged or choke as a result of getting entangled or caught in their tether.

If you have a backyard dog, please, bring him or her inside. They don't want much-- just you.


A chained dog can only watch as life goes by.



PETA
HelpingAnimals.com

MURDER and RAPE



I used to be a meat eater. Burgers, meaty pizzas, chicken nuggets, Crispy chickens, Steaks, bacons, hams, hotdogs, roasted beef.. hah! name it! It's like everything on my system's filled with meat! But not until I realized how cruel people does to these animals just to give meat eaters like me the most tastiest dinner.
One night my cute jap friend and i had a little chat. . I told her that I really envy her slim body and so I asked her how she's able to maintain her weight.. she said "well, i dont know, maybe because i dont eat meat at all" .. a vegan.
At first I was like "oh okay., so if i want to lose some weight, all i have to do is to stop eating meat? meeaaaat??! but why? i cant even resist the smell of burrrrning meat. MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAAAT!!"
.. Not until i saw this link . .

Dude I'm telling you the moment I saw that thing I can't even stand the smell
of it burning.
Yes I no longer eat meat, and losing weight is not my reason anymore.
It is just so wrong. I mean if you've just spent like 12 minutes of your precious
time following the link i gave you rather than just wonderin why you even
bother reading this crap then by now you'll probably know what i am talking
about.

Its just sad how some people sometimes don't care about anything but themselves.. They dont care how many bunnies, dogs, cats die for fur..
How chickens suffer for a bucket meal..
How cows are killed for leather.
How animals are taken from their homes for entertainment.
How mommy moos are raped for dairy.
Well .. we're all guilty of it. Im not doing this to convince you. I didnt even ask you to read.
All I want is for you to be aware.

I am.

MURDER and RAPE



I used to be a meat eater. Burgers, meaty pizzas, chicken nuggets, Crispy chickens, Steaks, bacons, hams, hotdogs, roasted beef.. hah! name it! It's like everything on my system's filled with meat! But not until I realized how cruel people does to these animals just to give meat eaters like me the most tastiest dinner.
One night my cute jap friend and i had a little chat. . I told her that I really envy her slim body and so I asked her how she's able to maintain her weight.. she said "well, i dont know, maybe because i dont eat meat at all" .. a vegan.
At first I was like "oh okay., so if i want to lose some weight, all i have to do is to stop eating meat? meeaaaat??! but why? i cant even resist the smell of burrrrning meat. MEAT MEAT MEAT MEAAAT!!"
.. Not until i saw this link . .

Dude I'm telling you the moment I saw that thing I can't even stand the smell
of it burning.
Yes I no longer eat meat, and losing weight is not my reason anymore.
It is just so wrong. I mean if you've just spent like 12 minutes of your precious
time following the link i gave you rather than just wonderin why you even
bother reading this crap then by now you'll probably know what i am talking
about.

Its just sad how some people sometimes don't care about anything but themselves.. They dont care how many bunnies, dogs, cats die for fur..
How chickens suffer for a bucket meal..
How cows are killed for leather.
How animals are taken from their homes for entertainment.
How mommy moos are raped for dairy.
Well .. we're all guilty of it. Im not doing this to convince you. I didnt even ask you to read.
All I want is for you to be aware.

I am.

The Beginner Vegetarian's Guide

The beginner vegetarian’s guide

By Evan Tan, Contributor

from http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/jan/01/yehey/life/20090101lif1.html

So you’ve decided to go vegetarian. The calendar already marked, you’ve made the choice as a New Year’s resolution. The reasons might be any of these: health, the environment or animal rights.

Finally, notwithstanding raised brows and disbelief, you’re resolute.

Admittedly, vegetarianism is a daunting lifestyle for lifelong omnivores. Add to that, celebrations in the country are incomplete without a meat dish or two. Case in point: Fiestas are rarely without lechon, roasted to hypertension-inducing perfection. Filipinos try to include meat in the dinner table as much as possible. (No wonder, considering that meat consumption is perceived as a socio-economic status symbol.)

Decisions rarely succeed without proper planning. The same is true with vegetarianism. If you plan to succeed in this lifetime commitment, then you must understand what you are diving into.

Firstly, identify what kind of vegetarian lifestyle you aim to pursue. There are four types: Ovo-vegetarianism excludes meat and dairy but incorporates eggs in the diet; lacto-vegetarianism skips everything animal-derived except dairy products; ovo-lacto-vegetarianism allows consumption of both eggs and dairy; and vegetarianism, which means no meat, dairy and eggs.

(Veganism is a stricter form of vegetarianism, excluding animals from diet and any other human use. Also, pescetarianism and pollotarianism are both frowned upon as pseudo-vegetarianism since these diets include animals.)

Expect that there will be questions from family, friends and people around you. Scepticism and curiosity are natural reactions. Anticipate ridicule as well. Learn to take it all in stride. Back yourself up with knowledge. People commonly think being vegetarian makes one weak and lame. Refute their misguided ideas. (Trivia: Olympic track-and-field medallist Carl Lewis is vegan—one among the many vegetarian athletes who excel in their respective fields.)

Hypoproteinemia often worries the beginner vegetarian. It is actually a mistaken belief that vegetarianism means a lack of protein in one’s diet. There are numerous sources of protein from plants; some (such as soy) even possess all of the essential amino acids. But then, proper combinations of other protein sources (beans, legumes and grains to name a few) can give vegetarians adequate protein nutrition. Vitamin B12 meanwhile can be derived from vitamin supplements. Just as with any diet, balance is necessary for optimum health.

Vegetarian haunts and hunts

Manila is becoming a haven for vegetarians. Through the presence of an international animal rights organization here in the country, an increasing number of people are becoming aware of vegetarianism. Thus, more businesses are realizing the potential of catering to this growing market.

Vegetarianism need not mean suffering and starvation. Need a quick bite? Don’t go looking far—a trip to the neighbourhood convenience store will do. Snacks (such as potato chips, green peas, peanuts) are almost always vegetarian-friendly. (Skip the chicharon and remember to check ingredients.) Soy milk (taho) is easily available, just in case you need your protein to go. (Tip: Some coffee shops like Starbucks have soy lattes.)

If you’re in a mall, restaurants typically offer a vegetarian meal or two. Asian-themed restaurants often serve soy-based meals so be on the lookout. Pizza houses have vegetarian options as well. (For vegans, ask for cheese-less pizza.) There are vegetarian specialty dining places in and out of the metro; an online list is available at www.happycow.net. Not on the list though is Subway, which has delicious vegetarian sandwich on the menu; and Good Burgers, with branches in Virra Mall and across Tiendesitas, which makes the yummiest veggie burgers in town (skip the mayonnaise).

Vegetarian meat can be bought at the grocery in Market! Market! in Taguig and Varona’s along Leveriza Street in Pasay. Vegetarian products are likewise available in Healthy Options.

More ready than ever? Well then, welcome to the club.

The Beginner Vegetarian's Guide

The beginner vegetarian’s guide

By Evan Tan, Contributor

from http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/jan/01/yehey/life/20090101lif1.html

So you’ve decided to go vegetarian. The calendar already marked, you’ve made the choice as a New Year’s resolution. The reasons might be any of these: health, the environment or animal rights.

Finally, notwithstanding raised brows and disbelief, you’re resolute.

Admittedly, vegetarianism is a daunting lifestyle for lifelong omnivores. Add to that, celebrations in the country are incomplete without a meat dish or two. Case in point: Fiestas are rarely without lechon, roasted to hypertension-inducing perfection. Filipinos try to include meat in the dinner table as much as possible. (No wonder, considering that meat consumption is perceived as a socio-economic status symbol.)

Decisions rarely succeed without proper planning. The same is true with vegetarianism. If you plan to succeed in this lifetime commitment, then you must understand what you are diving into.

Firstly, identify what kind of vegetarian lifestyle you aim to pursue. There are four types: Ovo-vegetarianism excludes meat and dairy but incorporates eggs in the diet; lacto-vegetarianism skips everything animal-derived except dairy products; ovo-lacto-vegetarianism allows consumption of both eggs and dairy; and vegetarianism, which means no meat, dairy and eggs.

(Veganism is a stricter form of vegetarianism, excluding animals from diet and any other human use. Also, pescetarianism and pollotarianism are both frowned upon as pseudo-vegetarianism since these diets include animals.)

Expect that there will be questions from family, friends and people around you. Scepticism and curiosity are natural reactions. Anticipate ridicule as well. Learn to take it all in stride. Back yourself up with knowledge. People commonly think being vegetarian makes one weak and lame. Refute their misguided ideas. (Trivia: Olympic track-and-field medallist Carl Lewis is vegan—one among the many vegetarian athletes who excel in their respective fields.)

Hypoproteinemia often worries the beginner vegetarian. It is actually a mistaken belief that vegetarianism means a lack of protein in one’s diet. There are numerous sources of protein from plants; some (such as soy) even possess all of the essential amino acids. But then, proper combinations of other protein sources (beans, legumes and grains to name a few) can give vegetarians adequate protein nutrition. Vitamin B12 meanwhile can be derived from vitamin supplements. Just as with any diet, balance is necessary for optimum health.

Vegetarian haunts and hunts

Manila is becoming a haven for vegetarians. Through the presence of an international animal rights organization here in the country, an increasing number of people are becoming aware of vegetarianism. Thus, more businesses are realizing the potential of catering to this growing market.

Vegetarianism need not mean suffering and starvation. Need a quick bite? Don’t go looking far—a trip to the neighbourhood convenience store will do. Snacks (such as potato chips, green peas, peanuts) are almost always vegetarian-friendly. (Skip the chicharon and remember to check ingredients.) Soy milk (taho) is easily available, just in case you need your protein to go. (Tip: Some coffee shops like Starbucks have soy lattes.)

If you’re in a mall, restaurants typically offer a vegetarian meal or two. Asian-themed restaurants often serve soy-based meals so be on the lookout. Pizza houses have vegetarian options as well. (For vegans, ask for cheese-less pizza.) There are vegetarian specialty dining places in and out of the metro; an online list is available at www.happycow.net. Not on the list though is Subway, which has delicious vegetarian sandwich on the menu; and Good Burgers, with branches in Virra Mall and across Tiendesitas, which makes the yummiest veggie burgers in town (skip the mayonnaise).

Vegetarian meat can be bought at the grocery in Market! Market! in Taguig and Varona’s along Leveriza Street in Pasay. Vegetarian products are likewise available in Healthy Options.

More ready than ever? Well then, welcome to the club.

MIA GRAY


Doing their part for the environment, PLAYBOY Philippines’ June issue goes all out with articles, features and pictorials all devoted to Mother Earth. January 2009’s half-German Playmate MIA GRAY shows her support for PETA as their latest celebrity endorser and PLAYBOY Philippines’ latest cover girl.

Like other PLAYBOY models who have appeared in PETA's racy ads, Gray isn't shy about speaking out for what she believes in. "There's nothing glamorous or sexy about wearing the skins of animals who were beaten, anally or vaginally electrocuted, suffocated, strangled, or skinned alive. From an ethical standpoint, fur is just plain ugly—and so are (the) people who wear it. I'd definitely rather pose naked for PLAYBOY than wear a fur for a so-called fashion magazine."

MIA GRAY


Doing their part for the environment, PLAYBOY Philippines’ June issue goes all out with articles, features and pictorials all devoted to Mother Earth. January 2009’s half-German Playmate MIA GRAY shows her support for PETA as their latest celebrity endorser and PLAYBOY Philippines’ latest cover girl.

Like other PLAYBOY models who have appeared in PETA's racy ads, Gray isn't shy about speaking out for what she believes in. "There's nothing glamorous or sexy about wearing the skins of animals who were beaten, anally or vaginally electrocuted, suffocated, strangled, or skinned alive. From an ethical standpoint, fur is just plain ugly—and so are (the) people who wear it. I'd definitely rather pose naked for PLAYBOY than wear a fur for a so-called fashion magazine."

Manila Sanitarium


The Manila Adventist Medical Center and Colleges,inc. is a bible based, privately owned and operated educational institution that offers medically related courses ranging from long term academic degrees to short term certificate courses. The campus is located adjacent to its own private hospital the Manila Adventist Medical Center with in the city of Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Both the colleges and hospital are run by the Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the colleges are integrated with the hospital, it does not have an independent name to refer to itself distinctively from the hospital hence it assumes the name "Manila Adventist Medical Center and Colleges".


This is a good place to walk-in if your around Buendia LRT.
For vegetarians it is still being called Manila Sanitarium the way we use to call it.

They just renovated their Cafeteria this year .Look now it is more than fine dining.

trivia:
The hospital and school were renamed from Manila Sanitarium Hospital to Manila Adventist Medical Center in 2002 and from School of Medical arts to Colleges in 2007.

*all photos using my Nokia 5800 phone.

Manila Sanitarium


The Manila Adventist Medical Center and Colleges,inc. is a bible based, privately owned and operated educational institution that offers medically related courses ranging from long term academic degrees to short term certificate courses. The campus is located adjacent to its own private hospital the Manila Adventist Medical Center with in the city of Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Both the colleges and hospital are run by the Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the colleges are integrated with the hospital, it does not have an independent name to refer to itself distinctively from the hospital hence it assumes the name "Manila Adventist Medical Center and Colleges".


This is a good place to walk-in if your around Buendia LRT.
For vegetarians it is still being called Manila Sanitarium the way we use to call it.

They just renovated their Cafeteria this year .Look now it is more than fine dining.

trivia:
The hospital and school were renamed from Manila Sanitarium Hospital to Manila Adventist Medical Center in 2002 and from School of Medical arts to Colleges in 2007.

*all photos using my Nokia 5800 phone.

Some are Anti Vegetarian

I discovered a group of chickens around the world. A mafia that unites all the chickens to contradict vegetarianism.

See their posts here and help them realize facts and reality.


Some are Anti Vegetarian

I discovered a group of chickens around the world. A mafia that unites all the chickens to contradict vegetarianism.

See their posts here and help them realize facts and reality.


Swine Flu

It is now time to learn what Swine Flu is. After a few days of death records in the United States, Philippines was infected by this type of virus. Get informed. Get to know what really caused this to spread. Read comments here and help spread the word.

Swine Flu

It is now time to learn what Swine Flu is. After a few days of death records in the United States, Philippines was infected by this type of virus. Get informed. Get to know what really caused this to spread. Read comments here and help spread the word.

BODHI



The life saver of every vegetarian is BODHI.



BODHI
is a vegetarian health food-stop. It is the most known vegetarian food-chain which can be found almost anywhere. Bodhi offers a wide range of a much healthier alternative and they've got every version of faux meat viands you would absolutely want like Chicken Adobo, Menudo, Afritada, Paksiw, Sisig, KareKare and many more- all in vegetarian!

Here is a list of Bodhi restaurants you'll find in the Philippines:

SM North Edsa Food Court
SM Sta. Mesa Food Court
SM Megamall Food Court
SM Megamall Supermarket
SM Makati Food Court
SM Sucat Food Court
SM Southmall Food Court
SM Fairview Food Court
Tutuban Mall
Greenhills VirraMall

Click here and here to visit BODHI's websites.

BODHI



The life saver of every vegetarian is BODHI.



BODHI
is a vegetarian health food-stop. It is the most known vegetarian food-chain which can be found almost anywhere. Bodhi offers a wide range of a much healthier alternative and they've got every version of faux meat viands you would absolutely want like Chicken Adobo, Menudo, Afritada, Paksiw, Sisig, KareKare and many more- all in vegetarian!

Here is a list of Bodhi restaurants you'll find in the Philippines:

SM North Edsa Food Court
SM Sta. Mesa Food Court
SM Megamall Food Court
SM Megamall Supermarket
SM Makati Food Court
SM Sucat Food Court
SM Southmall Food Court
SM Fairview Food Court
Tutuban Mall
Greenhills VirraMall

Click here and here to visit BODHI's websites.

Avoid the Flu



Last May 21, we did a demo in front of the U.S. Embassy. Our campaign: Meat is Toxic Avoid the Flu Go Vegetarian. We were clad in yellow hazmat suits with gas masks while holding signs that read, "Eating Meat Is Toxic. Avoid the Flu. Go Veg!" together with the members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific.

Factory-farmed pigs often suffer from chronic flu, and factory-farmed animals in general are invariably stressed and disease-ridden as a result of being crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds, which are breeding grounds for new strains of dangerous bacteria and viruses. Pregnant sows are confined to narrow metal stalls barely larger than their own bodies in which they are unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably. Pigs' tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and male pigs are castrated--all without painkillers.

Pigs and other animals on factory farms are fed a steady diet of drugs to keep them alive in these unsanitary, stressful conditions, increasing the chance that drug-resistant superbugs will develop. Hans-Gerhard Wagner, a senior officer with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, has called the intensive industrial farming of livestock an "opportunity for emerging disease."

"We've known for some time that eating meat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and certain types of cancer, but factory farming also threatens the health of everyone on the planet by providing a breeding ground for influenza and other diseases that could end up being the death of us," says PETA's Rochelle Regodon. "The best way to protect our health-- individually and globally-- is to go vegetarian."

For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com


Avoid the Flu



Last May 21, we did a demo in front of the U.S. Embassy. Our campaign: Meat is Toxic Avoid the Flu Go Vegetarian. We were clad in yellow hazmat suits with gas masks while holding signs that read, "Eating Meat Is Toxic. Avoid the Flu. Go Veg!" together with the members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific.

Factory-farmed pigs often suffer from chronic flu, and factory-farmed animals in general are invariably stressed and disease-ridden as a result of being crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds, which are breeding grounds for new strains of dangerous bacteria and viruses. Pregnant sows are confined to narrow metal stalls barely larger than their own bodies in which they are unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably. Pigs' tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and male pigs are castrated--all without painkillers.

Pigs and other animals on factory farms are fed a steady diet of drugs to keep them alive in these unsanitary, stressful conditions, increasing the chance that drug-resistant superbugs will develop. Hans-Gerhard Wagner, a senior officer with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, has called the intensive industrial farming of livestock an "opportunity for emerging disease."

"We've known for some time that eating meat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and certain types of cancer, but factory farming also threatens the health of everyone on the planet by providing a breeding ground for influenza and other diseases that could end up being the death of us," says PETA's Rochelle Regodon. "The best way to protect our health-- individually and globally-- is to go vegetarian."

For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com


join our team

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk wants you to join our team of dedicated staff working hard to make the world a better place for all animals. Lern More at: http://www.peta.org/about
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join our team

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk wants you to join our team of dedicated staff working hard to make the world a better place for all animals. Lern More at: http://www.peta.org/about

we need your help to crown the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities


Fads are a dime a dozen among red carpet regulars, but there's one Tinseltown trend that won't be fading away any time soon: being vegetarian! More and more stars are taking on a new role—as models for a compassionate, healthy, and Earth-friendly lifestyle.

We couldn't possibly pick our favorite Hollywood hottie with a heart—they're all winners to us—so we need your help to crown the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities. These stars' reasons for keeping animals off their plates are as diverse and inspiring as their talents. Some choose vegetarianism to improve their health, because they know that meat's not green, or to help put an end to cruelty to animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

Check out the list and cast your vote today.

we need your help to crown the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities


Fads are a dime a dozen among red carpet regulars, but there's one Tinseltown trend that won't be fading away any time soon: being vegetarian! More and more stars are taking on a new role—as models for a compassionate, healthy, and Earth-friendly lifestyle.

We couldn't possibly pick our favorite Hollywood hottie with a heart—they're all winners to us—so we need your help to crown the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities. These stars' reasons for keeping animals off their plates are as diverse and inspiring as their talents. Some choose vegetarianism to improve their health, because they know that meat's not green, or to help put an end to cruelty to animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

Check out the list and cast your vote today.

veggie friends

Watch out for the upcoming posts of the veggie friends here! They will be writing more about vegetarian-related stories to keep you informed.

veggie friends

Watch out for the upcoming posts of the veggie friends here! They will be writing more about vegetarian-related stories to keep you informed.

Gawing Gulay ang Buhay


Vegetarian actress Alyssa Milano from the supernatural tv series “Charmed” poses for PETA Asia-Pacific’s sexy new campaign, “Gawing Gulay ang Buhay: Go Vegetarian!” wearing only lettuce leaves, kale and two dozen spears of Asparagus.

Gawing Gulay ang Buhay


Vegetarian actress Alyssa Milano from the supernatural tv series “Charmed” poses for PETA Asia-Pacific’s sexy new campaign, “Gawing Gulay ang Buhay: Go Vegetarian!” wearing only lettuce leaves, kale and two dozen spears of Asparagus.

repost: Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

1. Is it possible to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet?

Absolutely, it’s actually difficult to become protein deficient unless you quit eating all together. Just about all unrefined foods contain significant amounts of protein. Potatoes are 11% protein, oranges 8%, beans 26%, and tofu 34%. In fact, people have been known to grow at astounding rates (doubling their body size in only six months) on a diet of only 5% protein. These people are infants and they do it during the first 6 months of life, fueled by breast milk, which contains just 5% protein.

2. How much protein do I need, anyway?

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (R.D.A.) for protein is 0.8 grams a day per kilogram of bodyweight. (Divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 to get kilograms.) Athletes may require more protein, but the amount is small (1.0 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight), an amount easily obtainable from a vegetarian diet.

Excess protein consumption can cause a variety of problems including bone mineral loss, kidney damage, and dehydration. Your body can only use so much protein, the excess is either broken down through oxidization, placing an enormous strain on the kidneys, or it is stored as body fat. Neither option is particularly desirable.

3. What’s the difference between complete and incomplete proteins?

Animal protein contains all nine of the essential amino acids, so it has been referred to as a "complete" protein. The nine essential amino acids can also be found in plant proteins, however no single plant source contains all nine of them. Therefore, plant protein has been referred to as "incomplete."

It was once widely believed that vegetarians had to carefully combine plant protein sources in each meal in order to obtain all nine essential amino acids. However, scientific studies have shown that the human body can store essential amino acids and combine them as necessary. So, while combining beans and rice, or peanut butter and bread produces a complete protein, it’s not necessary to consciously do this at every meal. If you eat a varied diet and adequate calories, combining proteins is not an issue.

source: http://www.stephen-knapp.com/index.htm

repost: Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

1. Is it possible to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet?

Absolutely, it’s actually difficult to become protein deficient unless you quit eating all together. Just about all unrefined foods contain significant amounts of protein. Potatoes are 11% protein, oranges 8%, beans 26%, and tofu 34%. In fact, people have been known to grow at astounding rates (doubling their body size in only six months) on a diet of only 5% protein. These people are infants and they do it during the first 6 months of life, fueled by breast milk, which contains just 5% protein.

2. How much protein do I need, anyway?

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (R.D.A.) for protein is 0.8 grams a day per kilogram of bodyweight. (Divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 to get kilograms.) Athletes may require more protein, but the amount is small (1.0 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight), an amount easily obtainable from a vegetarian diet.

Excess protein consumption can cause a variety of problems including bone mineral loss, kidney damage, and dehydration. Your body can only use so much protein, the excess is either broken down through oxidization, placing an enormous strain on the kidneys, or it is stored as body fat. Neither option is particularly desirable.

3. What’s the difference between complete and incomplete proteins?

Animal protein contains all nine of the essential amino acids, so it has been referred to as a "complete" protein. The nine essential amino acids can also be found in plant proteins, however no single plant source contains all nine of them. Therefore, plant protein has been referred to as "incomplete."

It was once widely believed that vegetarians had to carefully combine plant protein sources in each meal in order to obtain all nine essential amino acids. However, scientific studies have shown that the human body can store essential amino acids and combine them as necessary. So, while combining beans and rice, or peanut butter and bread produces a complete protein, it’s not necessary to consciously do this at every meal. If you eat a varied diet and adequate calories, combining proteins is not an issue.

source: http://www.stephen-knapp.com/index.htm

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