In October of this year, I will celebrate my tenth year as a vegetarian. Though it’s hard to believe that nearly a decade has passed since I stopped eating meat, I can still remember my family’s reaction: the warnings about osteoporosis and protein deficiency (not to be taken lightly, of course!), the jokes about hippies and tree huggers. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard “…so, no meat at all? Not even fish?”
Life without meat can be challenging. Restaurants typically cater to carnivores, and for holidays and special occasions, meat has pride of place on the dinner table. I find that the biggest challenge is to stave off boredom by reinventing new dishes using familiar ingredients. Luckily, I’ve discovered the wealth of information that is available in Vegetarian Times magazine.
What I enjoy most about this magazine is that the recipes are so accessible. All of the ingredients are ones that you might actually have on hand, on any given night. Nothing exotic or difficult to pronounce! In each edition, there are a number of recipes that require only 5 ingredients, and recipes that are “kid friendly”, too.
The best thing about Vegetarian Times? It’s available for free on our e-library, all the way back to 1996! If you’ve got a library card, you’re already a subscriber!
- From our homepage, select e-library.
- Under “Easy Find”, select Research databases from EBSCO. Be ready to enter your library card number and PIN.
- Select the “Publications” tab at the top of the page. When a drop-down menu appears, select MasterFILE Premiere.
- Type “Vegetarian Times” in the search bar and you’re off to the races! Search within the magazine for your own terms, or simply browse.
Enjoy, and Bon Appétit!