Vegetarian Pop Up Returns to the Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas Farmers MarketThe wait is over. The long-awaited opening last month of the Market, an indoor food hall formerly Shed No. 2, at the Dallas Farmers Market has ignited the foodie rush in Dallas.

The indoor food hall isn’t the only hot spot at the market. Shed 2, the outdoor market, welcomes back one of the hottest and healthiest new pop up restaurants in the city, Soulgood, back to the shed. Soulgood, the winner of the 2015 Extraordinary Is Community Leader Award, launched at the Dallas Farmers Market on October 31, 2014 during the “construction period” and built a solid following of fans and foodies searching for organic vegan and vegetarian fast food.

Soulgood, founded by Chef Cynthia Nevels, is on deck to return to Shed 2 this Spring the weekend of January 29 – 31, 2016. The enthusiastic and quirky crew will serve their famous breakfast and lunch menu from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday each weekend with a little bit of Motown on the side.

“We’ve learned a number of lessons, listened to our customers, found more local sources for organic ingredients, waited out the construction, had a complete makeover and we’re coming back to the place where we started to serve herbivores and omnivores what they like – good and nutritious whole foods,” stated Chef Cynthia, Head Chef for Soulgood.

Soulgood will serve local favorites like their fluffy vegan pancakes with pure organic maple syrup, the Vin Diezel Dog which is a fully loaded vegan/vegetarian chili cheese dog, the Showdown Burger, and the moist and delicious Samuel L Jackson Fruitcup – the company’s organic vegan cupcakes. This year, Soulgood, has added a new food delivery service. DFM patrons can buy five meals and Soulgood will give five percent back to charity. Customers can order onsite or pick up their 5-day meal plans, called Healthy Meal Lunchboxes, at Soulgood’s restaurant pop up at the Dallas Farmers Market. The restaurant has pledged five percent of sales will go to a local charity and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The donation to the CF Foundation is earmarked to support research to find a cure for the disease that impacted the chef’s family last year when she lost her 21-year old son to the disease.

“Giving back to nonprofit organizations that align with our mission to promote a better quality of life is important to me and I feel it is good for the soul,” shares Chef Cynthia.

To find out more, visit eatsoulgood.com and click on Giving Back for more details.

Stella McCartney has been a vegetarian since she was a child

09f3b1d400000514-3010084-image-a-35_1427233713888Stella McCartney has long held the torch for the ethical treatment of animals in fashion and food.

The fashion designer uses no animal products in her designs and has been a vegetarian since childhood, a lifestyle that was championed by her mother Linda and father Paul.

But the 43-year-old is now calling on fellow consumers to pay more attention to what goes into their meals and garments – by thinking about that final product came from.

In a new interview with The Business Of Fashion (BoF) magazine, she said: ‘The consumption of animals – whether you’re wearing them or eating them – is extraordinarily damaging to the planet.

‘There are over a billion animals killed a year for food, half of which don’t even get eaten. And there’s over 50 million animals killed just for fashion.’

‘If you’re mindful of how you’re approaching your life, then you see the connection. You can’t avoid the connection.

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Source: DailyMail.com

Cutting down on meat? Be careful what you replace it with.

To add protein to a meatless diet, sprinkle chickpeas onto a salad. (Gil Guelfucci/GETTY IMAGES/FLICKR)

If you are trying to eat less meat, you have plenty of company. Our cultural tide is flowing steadily in that direction. Just look around — there are multiple best-selling books touting the benefits of plant-based eating; theMeatless Monday campaign has gone mainstream, with awareness and participation climbing rapidly over the past decade; and the word “flexitarian” is now in the Merriam-Webster dictionary (meaning “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”).

Americans still eat about triple the global average of meat, but consumption trends show we are starting to back off. And people no longer consider beef-, pork- and poultry-free meals a fringe idea: 47 percent of those polled by the Vegetarian Resource Group said they eat at least one vegetarian meal each week, and the group reports one in four people says he or she is a “meat reducer,” actively trying to eat less of it. It’s a trend supported by our country’s top nutrition advisory committee which, in its recent report for the Dietary Guidelines update, recommended we cut back on meat for the sake of our health and the environment.

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