While Asian food is very popular for its variety of tastes, going full-on into the realm of vegetarianism is a foreign concept for many of us. That said, there are many health benefits for eating your veggies and cutting out the meat.
For one, you'll cut your intake of fat considerably (don't worry about protein...you can still get all you need from vegetables!). Also, the vitamins and nutrients found in vegetables are known for being loaded with antioxidants and many contain chemical compounds that can shorten an illness or help keep you from getting sick in the first place.
Right about now, you're probably thinking "steamed veggies for breakfast, lunch and dinner...everyday!?! Yum." Are you in for some good news! Upping your veggie intake doesn't have to mean being confined to a lifetime of boring meals...but it does mean discovering flavor through the use of herbs and spices. The Chinese and other eastern cultures totally have this part down, so why not get inspired by some Asian vegetarian recipes?
Your health and your taste buds will go out of their way to thank you, after you give the following chapter's foods and techniques a try:
- Salad & Cold Dishes
- Five Colors Strange Taste Tofu
- Crispy Tiger Skin
- Braising & Stewing
- Honey Garlic Ribs
- Cooking Tofu
- Home Cooking
- Eggs and Tomato Stir-Fry
- Vegetarian Original Creations
- Snacks & Small Eats