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“Masterchef” India Goes Vegetarian For A Season

Written by Vegetarian Star on January 15th, 2015 in Chefs, Film & TV, Food & Drink, Reality TV.

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Masterchef India, a spin-off of the original British version of Masterchef, is going vegetarian for its fourth season.

Co-judge chef Ranveer Brar, known for his culinary expertise on Indian cooking shows such as Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, The Great Indian Rasoi and Health Bhi Taste Bhi, discussed how going meat-free in a nation that maintains a heavily plant-based diet has opened up possibilities, both in terms of the variety of dishes prepared and the chefs who will be showcasing their talents.

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Jason Mraz EatingWell

Vegetarian Star has featured Jason Mrazs avocado contraptions several times over the years.

His recent interview with EatingWell is the perfect way to recap some of his favorite items that feature the creamy green fruit.

The musician’s chocolate guacamole pudding–chocomole–has been a popular recipe he’s shared with the media.

For the latest issue of EatingWell, Mraz not only provided the instructions for the chocolatey goodness, but made a quick video of himself preparing it.

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Jason Mraz Eating Well

EatingWell means eating mostly vegan for singer and song-writer Jason Mraz.

Mraz is featured in the January/February 2015 issue of the popular culinary magazine where he invited editors onto his avocado farm in California.

The musician shared a few of his favorite recipes, his love of gardening and his favorite kale chip.

On his healthy lifestyle transformation and how touring with the Rolling Stones inspired him to get healthy: “I’d been surfing a lot, and I felt kind of ridiculous smoking a cigarette after. I said, ‘I’m gonna just cut these out.’ And so then the energy picks up. I start running, I start doing more exercise.”

On trying a vegetarian diet after a bandmate was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes: “We decided to bring a chef out on [our 2008 world] tour with us for 30 days and go vegetarian and raw to see what would happen. And I mean, a dramatic transformation. Not just in weight loss, but in overall health and energy. And then no trace of diabetes.”

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Kate Mara Celebrates California Prop 2 With Humane Society

Written by Vegetarian Star on January 8th, 2015 in Actresses, Animal Issues.

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House of Cards actress Kate Mara and several other celebrities attended a press conference with members of the Humane Society of the United States in celebration of the implementation of one of the largest animal protection laws in the nation.

California’s Proposition 2 took effect January 1, 2015.

It requires farmers to give crated animals such as breeding pigs and egg-laying hens enough room to comfortably move around.

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Carrie Underwood TODAY

“I have been vegetarian for about 10 years now. With pregnancy, I am definitely going more on the vegetarian side, but as soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan. I don’t think I am craving anything too crazy. I try to keep it as healthy as possible and try to take care of myself.”

Carrie Underwood to Yahoo Beauty. The country music star recently showed what a plant-based diet can do for a woman with child as she performed on TODAY looking lovelier than ever in a long-sleeve cranberry dress and stiletto, lace-up heels.

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Cornelia Guest Launches Faux Leather Jacket Collection

Written by Vegetarian Star on January 2nd, 2015 in Fashion.

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Cornelia Guest has launched a line of faux leather jackets.

The Cornelia Guest for Project Gravitas collection features three jackets that start at $295.

Leather is often worn by those looking to display a sporty and potentially rebellious side and judging from the description of the three faux jackets, they sound perfect for the person who is wanting a hard-core look that is soft on animals.

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Miss Tennessee USA Kristy Landers Niedenfuer

2014 was a great year for vegetarian news. Here’s a look at the top stories Vegetarian Star feels were the most worthy.

#5. TODAY Hosts Do Real Vs. Faux Meat Taste Test. Al Roker, Matt Lauer and the crew agreed even a meat lover would enjoy digging their teeth in some of the faux cold cuts featured.

#4. The Year Of The Cat. Host of the popular Animal Planet series My Cat From Hell Jackson Galaxy did an exclusive interview with the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States Wayne Pacelle. Galaxy and Pacelle gave cats four paws up as they discussed cats in the news and the potential impact these animals can have on the lives of millions of pet owners.

#3. Vegan Chef Wins Cutthroat Kitchen. Vegans and vegetarians often get roasted (pun intended) on reality cooking shows. But  Louisville vegan chef Kristina Addington beat her competitors in the series where opponents spend money to sabotage the competition. It pays to be nice. It doesn’t hurt to be vegan either.

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Ian Harding

“It’s interesting, because you can’t really cuddle birds; there’s just something [about them]. They’re beautiful, they’re different, they’re varied in so many ways and you can tell a lot about a landscape by the health of the bird population. And I love the songs they sing.”

Ian Harding, in an interview with the Humane Society of the United States for the January/February issue of its All Animals magazine. The actor has volunteered at the HSUS affiliated The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in the past, helping the facility release rehabilitated birds.

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