Vegetarian Restaurants in Houston

1. Field of Greens has been in Houston a long time–I don’t know why it took us 12 years to find it. I’ve gone twice by myself for lunch, and took the wife and son there yesterday. There are lots of vegan options (and many of the vegetarian items can be easily modified). The food…

Getting Serious about Diet

Maybe it’s time to start a food blog. Or maybe not quite, but I’m in the mood to do some blogging about food. I think I’ve decidedly gone vegetarian now–even largely vegan. The final straw was a recent physical that showed my cholesterol was still at 211, despite a largely vegetarian diet. The problem was,…

How Not to Eat

Take a look at the nutritional info in a SmashBurger (a chain that has recently opened stores in Houston). One burger has 1010 calories, 62g of fat, 1743mg of sodium! Notice also that a few things are missing from the list–cholesterol, for instance. “Zero” here doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any–only that the report doesn’t…

“A Vegetarian for a Month”

Chef Robert St. John, writing about the difficulties of catering for vegans , says he was a vegetarian for a whole month.  “It wasn’t easy,” he says. “I actually became a carbotarian and lived on bread, cheese, and milk.” How does a chef, who should know all about these things called fruits and vegetables, eat…

Vegetarianism in the News

The New York Times recently has an article questioning whether vegans or vegetarians should serve meat at their weddings for the sake of carnivores who attend. The comments section includes rants from guests who complain that they need to eat “real food,” and that the wedding isn’t about the couple, it’s about the guests, etc.,…