It's World Vegetarian Day on Monday, October 1. And whether you’re a veggie or not, there are a host of restaurants which go above and beyond to bring delicious vegetarian dishes to the table. So if you fancy a vegetarian meal in the Teesside area to mark the annual event, here's some of the best places for a meat-free meal. From cosy bistros to fine dining restaurant, we really are spoilt for choice too. The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe The award-winning vegetarian restaurant serves nothing but veggie goodness. Dishes on the current autumn menu include spinach, feta and mushroom curry, puy chilli enchilada and butternut squash and leek lasagne. The popular restaurant, which opened in 1985, also hosts regular music nights. The Green Room, Middlesbrough The eatery on Borough Road serves snacks, meals, soups, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, milkshakes, and cakes during the day. In evenings, a three course menu will be on offer alongside a choice of wines, beers and cocktails. Main … [Read more...] about World Vegetarian Day: 10 places serving great meat-free food
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Bowel Cancer New Zealand is calling on Kiwis to go meat-free for a week to raise awareness of the link between bowel cancer and eating red meat. The Meat Free Week campaign runs from September 24-30 and calls on New Zealanders to consider "how much meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have." Bowel Cancer New Zealand spokesperson Mary Bradley says she hopes the challenge will educate people, telling Newshub bowel cancer "kills 100 people per month and not a lot of people are aware of it." Does vitamin C help or hinder cancer patients? Red meat sector can learn from seafood's lesson We have to stop eating so much meat, scientists say Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand, according to the Ministry of Health. But it can be treated if it is detected and treated early. Symptoms of the disease include changes to your normal pattern of going to the toilet that continues for several weeks, such as diarrhoea or … [Read more...] about Meat Free Week: The alarming link between bowel cancer and red meat
PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 September 2018 Cash can no longer be used to pay for parking at Wanstead Library. Picture: GOOGLE Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Bring back coin parking machinesPaula Russell, chairman Redbridge and District U3A, writes:Most of the council parking machines in Redbridge will take coins, but Wanstead Library, Fairlop Waters and possibly others I do not know about only take payment by phone.Our U3A meets at Wanstead Library and members complain that is difficult for them to use. Most have mobile phones but noise levels and difficulty seeing screens in bright sunshine or cloudy conditions have led to some having to park further away to avoid the problem.I feel that phone-only car parking is discriminating against anyone with even a slight sight or hearing problem.I would be interested if others feel this way and if it is possible to return to machines that take coin and phone payments.Do any other readers see … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Parking machines, fly-tipping, IHRA, KMT and car-free day
Even if you’re a die-hard fan of semi-skimmed and have it in every cup of tea you drink, we’re sorry to tell you that it’s going to become increasingly tougher to avoid plant milks – or ‘mylks’ are they’re now known.Dairy alternatives are no longer just for vegans or people who are lactose intolerant, but have started reaching a wider audience. Wired reports on Mintel’s findings that UK plant-based milks have gone up by a third since 2015, when dairy milks only increased by 5%.Long gone are the days where you’d have to make your own oat milk or go to a specialist health food store, because your local Tesco probably has everything you need.As they say – if you can’t beat them, join them. And what better time to join them than World Plant Milk Day? Yes, apparently that is a real thing. Even though it’s unlikely to become as popular a holiday as Christmas any time soon, it’s a good opportunity to give you an … [Read more...] about On World Plant Milk Day, here’s a definitive guide to the popular dairy alternatives
It’s the good news all veggies have been waiting for. Quorn has invented a meat-free doner kebab and served it up at a busy takeaway in Manchester. The “Quorner” kebab costs £3 and is around 450 calories LESS than a normal kebab. It has yet to hit the takeaways of Teesside - but customers who tried the snack said it was “delicious” and they “couldn’t tell the difference at all.” Quorn Foods says it made the “walk of shame” to the kebab shop after a heavy night a thing of the past. The meat-free food maker, which has its world headquarters at Stokesley and major manufacturing plant at Billingham , road tested the dish with a pop-up at Hunter’s takeaway in Manchester. Quorn said: “It’s official. The days of the walk of shame to the kebab shop after a heavy night out is over. “Folk in Manchester can take the stride of pride when ordering its tasty meat-free kebab – the Quorner Kebab. … [Read more...] about Could Quorn’s meat-free kebab be coming to a takeaway near you?