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Vege-What? March 12, 2012

Filed under: MCOM 341 — garlandyoung @ 2:40 am
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When you’re trying to learn how to eat healthy you may become exposed to a lot of terms, some may sound familiar others may not. Most people have heard of a vegetarian or vegan even if they can’t give the text book definition of what they are but the average person doesn’t know what a lacto vegetarian or an ovo vegetarian is. It’s helpful to know what all these words mean to be able to classify your own diet.

For starters, there are several different types of vegetarians like lacto-ovo vegetarians, lacto vegetarians, ovo vegetarians, vegans, and raw vegetarians. The most common vegetarian is a lacto-ovo vegetarian which is a person that doesn’t consume animals but does consume eggs, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, greens, legumes, grains, soy products, seitan, nuts, and honey. A lacto vegetarian eats everything a lacto-ovo vegetarian eats except eggs and an ovo vegetarian eats everything a lacto-ovo vegetarian eats except dairy.

Veganism is more than just a diet it’s a lifestyle. Vegans do not eat anything from animals and they try not to use animal products by using cruelty-free toiletries and not wearing fur or leather. A raw vegetarian is a person that doesn’t eat cooked foods.

These are not all the terms out there but this is a start in your quest for healthy eating.


What’s for Dinner? How about Zia’s! February 12, 2012

Filed under: MCOM 341 — garlandyoung @ 5:52 pm
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Since there are so many fake “healthy” dining choices out there, it’s nice to eat at a restaurant where you don’t have to worry about what kind of antibiotics your chicken was injected with or what nice little concoction of pesticides are in your lettuce.  This dining experience is offered in Towson at a charming little restaurant called Zia’s Cafe.

They use locally grown organic produce and their meat, poultry and dairy are all hormone and antibiotic-free. Zia’s offers something for everyone whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or like to chow down on meat.

As of February 1st , Zia’s Cafe is now offering dinner with a brand new dinner menu. Start off with a Mango Avocado Salad with black sesame seeds covered in a beet-vanilla vinaigrette. Try Fish Tacos made with wild-caught flounder, queso fresco, cabbage, avocado and lemon garlic yogurt sauce in a sprouted corn tortilla for an entree. Then finish the meal with a Nutty Banana Smoothy made with organic peanut butter, bananas, dates and almond milk. These are just a few of the mouth watering options on the menu.

Check out  Zia’s Cafe’s Facebook page for daily dinner specials.

Dinner is available  Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday  from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For those of you 21 and over it’s BYOB  (Bring Your Own Beverages) during dinner and there is no corkage fee.