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Rice and Food Poisoning

Rice and Food Poisoning

It’s scary, but you can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice. It’s not the reheating that causes the problem, but the way the rice has been stored before it is reheated. How does rice cause food poisoning? Uncooked rice can contain spores of Bacillus […]

Soy, or Not to Soy – it’s up to you

Soy, or Not to Soy – it’s up to you

A lot has been written both espousing and forsaking soy products.  I will state upfront that I will not do either, I will leave it up to you to decide whether or not you serve soy to your veglings.  What I will do is share […]

Don’t get tripped up by tricky trace ingredients! Animal products that lurk in everyday groceries

Don’t get tripped up by tricky trace ingredients! Animal products that lurk in everyday groceries

While it’s amazing to find there are no animal products in some “off the shelf” supermarket product (see Secretly vegan), there are others that you’d think were free from animal products, but are not. The key offending products that pop up in many grocery items […]

Secretly vegan – everyday grocery items safe for vegans

Secretly vegan – everyday grocery items safe for vegans

A number of everyday grocery items are vegan, even though they are not labelled as such.  Many product labels can include precautionary warnings such as “May contain traces of egg or milk” to alert customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in the package, so […]

Vego basics

Vego basics

For most healthy children, a vegetarian diet can provide a nutritious alternative to a diet that includes meat. However, special care needs to be taken with children on all vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets. Strict vegan diets are generally not recommended for very young children.