Wednesday, July 18, 2012


THAT'S THE PLAN AT HOLLAND AMERICA - Holland America's latest plan to draw more customers: Serve more vegetables. Last May, the Seattle-based cruise operator announced that it is revamping its food offerings to offer more options for vegetarians and vegans than any other line. The changes include the addition of a new, all-vegetarian menu that will be available in the dining rooms on Holland America's 15 ships and the addition of 30 new vegetarian dishes to standard dining room menus. 
The all-vegetarian menu will be available upon request at lunch and dinner and include 22 vegetarian and vegan dishes. Among the choices: Portobello Mushroom and Chipotle Quesadillas; Vietnamese Vegetable Spring Rolls; Curried Vegetable Empanadas; Spicy Lentil and Garbanzo Salad; Sweet and Sour Vegetable Tempura; Vegetable Jambalaya; Grilled Vegetable and Tofu Kebobs; and Baked Cheese Polenta with Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts.

"Many more people are choosing a vegetarian culinary experience, yet the options can be limited," Holland America's executive vice president, Richard Meadows, says in a statement accompanying the announcement. 
"By offering a complete vegetarian-only menu and the largest vegetarian selection at sea, we are ensuring that all guests can take part in an exceptional dining experience while cruising with Holland America Line." Other lines that have expanded vegetarian offerings in recent years include Celebrity Cruises, which also has an all-vegetarian menu available in its main restaurants during lunch and dinner. 
The 30 new vegetarian dishes being added to the main dining room menus on Holland America ships also will be available at the vessels' casual Lido buffets during lunch. Additionally, every dinner menu will now offer guests the option of one appetizer, one soup or salad, and at least one vegetarian entrée each evening, increasing the total number of vegetarian options on board to 52 delectable dishes.

Extraordinary culinary experiences are a hallmark of every Holland America Line vacation. This year, Holland America Line has introduced a new alternative, vegetarian-only menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to their main dining room menu, furthering the line's commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences for all guests. Nowadays, more than ever, conscious people closely examine the harmful effects of eating meat and they also advocate living without killing animals for food.

Today vegetarianism is a worldwide movement with adherents among all religions, daily gaining converts through one or more of the five basic reasons to adhere to a meatless diet: Dharma: Vedic scripture proclaims that ahimsa, non-hurtfulness, is a primary religious obligation; Karma: By involving oneself in the cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, one must in the future experience in equal measure the suffering caused; Consciousness: One introduces into the body and mind anger, jealousy, fear, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of death, all of which are locked into the flesh of the butchered creatures; Health: Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major diseases that afflict contemporary humanity; and Environment: Destruction of ancient rain forests to create pasture lands for livestock, loss of topsoil and the consequent increase of water impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the single fact of meat in the human diet.

What Is Hinduism?
Hinduism Today Magazine
Chapter 43: “The Meat-Free Life”
“Five Reasons to Be a Vegetarian &
Ten Arguments Against Eating Meat”

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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