Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cake Is Great For After Dinner

By Chris Lee

Virtually everyone in the world enjoys a piece of cake now and then. When was the last time you allowed yourself to indulge in a slice of German Chocolate Cake? Cake is the most popular after dinner dessert in the world. While most people in the world still indulge in the traditional dessert, many have opted to forget about cake. Cake, no matter what type, offers just the right amount of sweet to satisfy that sweet tooth, while still having the ability to be healthy.

Believe it or not, there are many cakes that can be very good for you. You can find cakes and cake recipes that contain healthy ingredients. Depending on your personal taste, you can find many healthy cake recipes. Carrot cake is a favorite for dessert. You can also indulge in a traditional chocolate cake every now and then. Most people love chocolate cake. But, just because you love decadent chocolate cake does not mean that you are not eating healthy. Many recipes for chocolate cake are perfectly healthy. Chocolate is actually considered to be much healthier than some other cake ingredients. Now you really can have your cake and eat it too.

There are actually four different categories of cake. Yeast cakes are first and include many delicious recipes. Certain pastries like stollen are considered to be yeast cakes. Although yeast cakes are generally not terribly sweet, they are still considered to be an excellent dessert choice.Of course, everyone knows what cheesecakes are. Everyone loves a nice piece of cheesecake now and then. They do not use flour and are often very sweet.

Sponge cakes make an excellent dessert for after dinner. They are made from beaten eggs and flour and are sweet yet have a spongy texture. These cakes typically take egg whites and are considered to be healthier than traditional sweet cakes. Finally, you have butter cakes. These are the traditional cakes such as birthday cakes and that luscious chocolate cake from above. This cake is very sweet and makes an excellent dessert to be served with coffee.

Butter cakes contain eggs, flour and butter or oils in order to make them moist. No matter which of these cakes is your favorite, you can enjoy any of them after dinner. Serve cake with coffee or milk and you have the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

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