Whenever someone hears about a vegetarian diet, the common question is, “But what can you eat if you don’t eat meat, fish, or eggs?” How sad it’s is to see what advertising has done to us, particularly our young folk! They grow up with the vast majority of food commercials on TV showing them the benefits of deep-fried chicken, fast-food hamburgers, “lite” beer, and the like. Rarely is there mention of the grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits that for centuries have made up the staple diet of most people around the world. So all too often youngsters end up thinking “food” means “meat.” …
I consider the step to vegetarianism, and in particular, the understanding of it, the most important step in my life. It has changed my health for the better, but more importantly, it has changed how I view life. Only after changing to a vegetarian diet did I truly understand the phrase “reverence for life.” When I hear people say, “But a little meat won’t hurt me,” that may be true, but what a selfish way of looking at things. If you asked a cow or a chicken or a fish how it felt about “that little piece”…
So wherever you are in your level of understanding about nutrition, give Kurma’s recipes a try. Through his TV cooking series and video tapes, he has helped thousands of people realize the sheer versatility of vegetarian cooking.
If you sincerely make the effort to follow his instructions and recipes, you’ll discover a whole new world of enjoyment. You will be amazed at how good food really can be. Happy eating.
Excerpt from the Forward by Peter Burwash – Tennis Professional and founder of Peter Burwash International.
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