When we started this web site, all we had were vegan quinoa recipes.
We followed the alkaline diet outlined in the pH Miracle book. And so we eschewed meat and all animal protein.
Thus, our recipes were all vegan because that’s all that we ate.
Since that time we’ve expanded a little bit. But our recipes remain largely vegan.
But for the rest of you -- you’re invited to keep reading straight through. You’ll get some quick context on veganism. Then you can check out the recipes!
But wait! Do you have a favorite vegan quinoa recipe of your own? We’d invite you to submit it below for all to see. We’ll even throw in a prize to sweeten the deal.
And be sure to check out the recipes of other quinoa-loving vegans just like you.
Now, what is a vegan anyway?...
Simply put, a vegan is someone who doesn't consume animal products.
There’s some variation. Some simply won’t eat animal products -- including eggs and milk. Others even try to avoid wearing animal fur or other products made of or tested on animals.
Now let me clarify. Vegans aren't just vegetarians. Vegans are a subset of vegetarians.
Remember Venn diagrams back in your high school math class? All vegans are vegetarians. But not all vegetarians are vegans.
So a vegetarian who isn't a vegan might drink milk or eat eggs. On the other hand, a strict vegan wouldn't do these things.
It might seem like being a vegan and following a vegan diet would be rather strict and difficult. Is there any benefit to it?
Let’s find out why a person might want to be a vegan...
There are a number of reasons a person might want to be vegan...
Honestly, I remember a time in high school when I tried to be a vegan. Why? It just sounded cool. It was something others weren't doing. And -- like all kids in high school -- I wanted to be different.
Consequently, it didn't work too well for me at that time. I became weak and lightheaded because I didn't really know what I was doing.
So you probably shouldn't be a vegan just because you think it’s a hip trendy kind of thing to do...
Some people are especially concerned for animals. They don’t want to see animals suffer.
So their plan for reducing cruelty to animals is twofold -- 1) don’t eat them and 2) don’t use products that are made of them or tested on them.
There have been some studies that indicate that animal protein in one’s diet causes disease. I’m thinking particularly of a book called the China Study by T. Colin Campbell.
In addition, some alkaline diets also promote veganism for health reasons. I already mentioned the pH Miracle diet that our family tries to follow to one degree or another.
So now that you know some basics about veganism, let’s check out some vegan recipes...
We've tried really hard to make our recipes to be dairy- and meat-free. And we certainly haven't tested them on animals -- we don't have any pets!
Now it’s your turn! Tell us about your favorite vegan quinoa recipe. You know -- the one your family and friend all love. That one!
We’ll even make it into a contest! Every quarter -- that’s three months, of course! -- we’ll be giving away a $25 gift card to the submitter who has the highest-rated quinoa recipe.
There are a few options for the gift card -- Amazon being one of them. It's your choice.
We’ll announce winners in March, June, September, and December. You can submit as many recipes as you want.
So what do you have to lose? Share your favorite vegan quinoa recipe with all the friendly visitors of this site.
Be sure to share any pictures of the finished product and the process. They'll appear alongside your recipe. Just make sure they're re-sized to 800x600 pixels.
Click below to see vegan quinoa recipes from other visitors to this page...
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