Vegetarian guests welcome! Signature dish Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom. Such a busy weekend, every room full. We cater for all special dietary requirements and healthy eating at breakfast time is encouraged. Locally produced ingredients combined with our free range goose, duck, chicken and bantam eggs from the garden make for a healthy start to the day! Our Signature Dish is Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom made to order served with asparagus, samphire and fresh herbs from the garden. This is served in the cutest ramekin with saucer and farmyard lid. A meal in itself and very filling. Our guests are also treated to home made granola cooked in the Aga with maple syrup and honey from the bees at Sydling Court, Dorset. We also sell this scrumptious honey in the porch of our farmhouse along with eggs, marmalade and cakes from the kitchen when available.
Research shows that in many ways a vegetarian diet is healthier than that of a typical meat eater. Compared with omnivorous diets a varied vegetarian diet contains less saturated fatty acids, cholesterol, and more folate, fibre, antioxidants, phytochemicals and carotenoids. Research studies have found that vegetarians have a lower incidence of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and type II diabetes.
A balanced vegetarian diet is likely to exceed the recommended intake of 5-a-Day fruit and vegetables which is linked to lower rates of colon and some other cancers. A vegetarian diet is sometimes recommended for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis and kidney problems.
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, and poultry. Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items, eggs, honey, wool, silk, or leather. Among the many reasons for being a vegetarian are health, environmental, and ethical concerns; dislike of meat; non-violent beliefs; compassion for animals; and economics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has affirmed that a vegetarian diet can meet all known nutrient needs. The key to a healthy vegetarian diet, as with any other diet, is to eat a wide variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Limit your intake of sweets and fatty foods.
Making the change to a vegetarian diet
Many people become vegetarian instantly. They totally give up meat, fish, and poultry overnight. Others make the change gradually. Do what works best for you. Being a vegetarian or vegan is as hard or as easy as you choose to make it. Some people enjoy planning and preparing elaborate meals, while others opt for quick and easy vegetarian dishes.