Healthy Living and Vegetarian Lifestyle

Science of Spirituality advocates a vegetarian diet to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

It wasn’t too long ago that vegetarianism was looked upon as an unconventional lifestyle choice. No longer!

Today, in homes and restaurants, offices and schools, different types of vegetarianism have become mainstream—accepted, respected, even admired ways of living. Being vegetarian has never been easier or more enjoyable.

We typically invite the public to programs that include:

  • vegetarian cooking classes
  • workshops and seminars on healthy living
  • new recipes and tips for meal planning
  • a chance to experience the spiritual benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle

Some choose to be vegetarian because it conserves our planet’s valuable resources. Others, for better health. Still others, out of a regard for all life.

These are all great reasons. But throughout the ages, spiritual Masters have encouraged vegetarianism for an even more compelling reason. They stress that it is one of the cornerstones of a successful meditative and spiritual life.

Bottom line: a fresh, balanced vegetarian diet nourishes our whole person—body, mind, and soul.

 

Science of Spirituality is the host sponsor of Veggie Fest, a two-day, summer festival for the whole family. Offered as a public service and based on the principle of respect for all life, Veggie Fest is a way of introducing the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle to the community at large.

The festival is on hold this year due to Covid-19 considerations. But you can look forward to future events:

  • free talks by leading doctors, researchers, and other health professionals
  • free cooking demonstrations by famous vegetarian chefs and authors
  • a huge international vegetarian food court
  • the latest vegetarian health products
  • live music with well-known bands
  • lots of activities for the entire family
  • free entry

Visit our VeggieFestChicago website for news of Veggie Fest, timely articles, and a wonderful selection of recipes.

 

 

Featured Recipe

Stuffed Tofu Roast with Savory Gravy

Tofu Roast

This traditional and flavorful vegan recipe will help you create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.
 

Ingredients

Tofu Roast
  •  3 packages extra firm tofu
  •  ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  •  1 ½ tablespoons onion powder
  •  ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  •  Water (if tofu seems too dry)
  •  Cornbread stuffing (recipe below)
  •  Basting sauce (recipes below)
Country Cornbread Stuffing
  •  Skillet Cornbread recipe
  •  3 cups dried whole wheat or gluten-free bread cubes
  •  1 tablespoon dried basil
  •  2 tablespoons dried sage
  •  1 teaspoon dried parsley
  •  1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  •  1 large onion, finely chopped
  •  3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  •  1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, finely chopped
  •  2 ½ cups vegetable stock
Ginger-Garlic Basting Sauce
  •  1 ½ tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  •  1 ½ tablespoons grated or minced garlic
  •  ¼ cup soy or tamari sauce
Savory Gravy
  •  1 medium-sized onion
  •  8 ounces mushrooms
  •  ½ cup unbleached flour or gluten-free flour
  •  6 cups water or vegetable stock
  •  ½ cup nutritional yeast
  •  ½ cup tamari sauce (gluten-free soy sauce)
  •  2 teaspoons onion powder
  •  1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary
  •  1 ½ teaspoons dried sage
  •  ½ teaspoon dried basil
  •  Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste