Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Maneka Gandhi - Inspiring and Motivating Indians to Follow Vegan Diet

Maneka Gandhi is an amazing woman.  Maneka Gandhi has dedicated her life for the welfare and protection of animals,  unfortunate Indian women and our beautiful Earth, from past twenty years . She has been in politics for more than two decades. At present, Maneka Gandhi is the Cabinet Minister of Women and Child Development.

Maneka Gandhi has loved animals from her childhood. Maneka Gandhi has written a couple of books about animals . From past few years she has been writing about animal cruelty, vegan diet and environment for leading Indian newpapers such as The Hindu, The Times of India, and Deccan Herald . In 1992 Maneka Gandhi started People for Animals, an organisation to protect  the wild and domestic animals of India.

Recent surveys has shown that the number of vegans is increasing in India. I strongly feel that Maneka Gandhi is one of the reasons for growing number of Vegans in India.

Here are some interesting articles, interviews and videos about Maneka Gandhi

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjYZnsOuuUo&t=22s

2. http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/columns/faunaforum/silver-foils-are-not-vegetarian!-maneka-gandhi-1.1485911

3. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/Being-vegetarian-is-the-only-way-to-save-the-planet-Maneka-Gandhi/articleshow/19650129.cms

4. http://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ISKCON and Vegan Diet(Cruel-free diet)

ISKCON is a spiritual organization . ISKCON is all about Lord Krishna. Millions of people across the world consider Lord Krishna to be the Supreme Lord. Devotees of ISKCON love Lord Krishna, and they are always chanting the Mahamantra - Hare Krishna, Hare Rama.  Cows are very dear to Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna spends his time tending to the most beautiful and innocent cows in Goloka...

Most of the ISKCON devotees are Vegetarians.  However, thousands of ISKCON devotees are becoming vegan after learning about the horrible condition of cows in dairy farms...

Many ISKCONS have Vegetarian restaurant - Govinda vegetarian restaurant across the world. Only vegetarian food is available in Govinda's. However, I can find couple of vegan dishes in Govinda's...

Today , I read few interesting articles about ISKCON and vegan lifestyle...

1. http://www.eater.com/2016/8/4/12364764/hare-krishna-restaurants-vegetarian#6599195

2. http://www.all-creatures.org/murti/art-hare-krishna-vegan.html

3. http://iskconnews.org/16-million-people-in-the-us-are-now-vegan-or-vegetarian,4630/

4.  http://centers.iskcondesiretree.com/restaurants/




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Vegan Thanksgiving is Becoming Popular in United States

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in United States. Thanksgiving has been celebrated in United States for more than two centuries. On Thanksgiving, Americans love to be with their near and dear ones. And Americans love to relish good food on Thanksgiving Day. Roasted Turkey , mashed potatoes and Pumpkin Pie has been tradition dishes served on Thanksgiving.

Today, Tofurky(made from wheat and organic tofu) has replaced Turkey in millions of American homes.  Today, as thousands of Americans are exploring vegetarian and vegan food, it is really possible for vegans to have wonderful Thanksging dinner with family and friends.

A great news - According to a popular newspaper , the sale of Turkeys has been decreasing from past five years.

A couple of days ago, my young son made a profound statement . He said, "People who love birds should not eat TURKEYS"! I was overwhelmed with emotions when I heard this profound sentence...

Here are some interesting links related to tofurky and vegan Thanksgiving...

1. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/thanksgiving-dinner-in-2016-more-tofu-and-less-turkey-2016-11-22

2. http://www.npr.org/2016/11/20/502782533/vegans-and-vegetarians-gather-for-a-different-type-of-thanksgiving

3. http://cooking.nytimes.com/68861692-nyt-cooking/1878874-vegan-thanksgiving

4. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/vegetarian-thanksgiving-a-festive-vegan-torte/?_r=0

5. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-vegetarian-dish-that-will-make-thanksgiving-guests--and-their-hosts--happy/2016/11/14/1d816bd6-9fa6-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html


Thursday, November 10, 2016

November - World Vegan Month

This month, thousands of people across the world are trying vegan fare for their health and the environment. Today, it's really easy to thrive on vegan diet from Australia to India and Canada to Saudi Arabia. Doctors across the world are asking people to consume more plant-based food items...

If you are based in India, it's really a piece of cake to thrive on a vegan diet. Here are some interesting websites...

1. http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-go-vegan-with-a-vengeance-2270247

2.  http://vegan-india.blogspot.com/#sthash.VYEZA454.dpbs

Before visiting a new country or a city , please visit Happy Cow to get an idea about vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants ...

 https://www.happycow.net/

If you like Indian cuisine, the internet is brimming with numerous mind-boggling vegan websites and vegan food blogs. Here are some of my favorite Indian vegan food blogs...

1.  http://holycowvegan.net/

2.  http://www.veganricha.com/

3. http://blog.veganosaurus.com/p/recipe-hub.html 

If you love cakes, cookies , and ice creams , then it is really possible to relish vegan cakes, and vegan ice cream, without using cruel products - eggs, dairy milk, butter and cream.

http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/desserts/

 http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/how-to/article/vegan-ice-cream-recipes

http://plantpoweredkitchen.com/recipes/recipe-cashew-banana-ice-cream/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMjLBBXsFe4

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vegan Sweets For Diwali

Diwali - Hindus biggest festival is all about Love,  Non-Violence, Family, Friends and Food. Thanks to growing vegan concept in India, these days you can get "vegan sweets" in many stores!

Terra Earth Food has vegan sweets in Chennai. Here is the link ,
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/vegan-sweets-for-deepavali/article9246670.ece

You can also make yummy Vegan Indian sweets without ghee, butter and milk. I'm planning to make vegan almond burfi, carrot halwa , and Kaju Katli for Diwali. The blogs - Vegan Richa , Manjula's Kitchen and Holy Cow are filled with many delicious vegan Indian sweet recipes...

 http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-10-23/recipe-vegan-anjeer-barfi-to-celebrate-diwali

http://veganontheprowl.blogspot.com/2013/10/richas-brilliant-vegan-diwali-sweets-e.html

http://www.veganricha.com/2016/09/vegan-carrot-halwa-gajar-halwa-recipe.html

http://holycowvegan.net/vegan-indian-sweets

 http://pyjamapeople.in/index.php/2016/10/05/vegan-baking-101/

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/try-this-at-home-vegan-desserts-for-the-party-season-christmas-new-year/1/548255.html


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Date and Almond Shake - Vegan Drink for Kids and Adults

These days it is cold in the morning, and I want to give some warm breakfast for my son before he goes to school. From past few days, I'm making "Date and Almond Shake". I folow Dr. Vasant Lad's recipe, but I replace milk with water.  Here is the recipe...
https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/blog-the-banyan-insight/details/dr.-vasant-lads-date-almond-shake/

I soak few almonds and dates in the night. In the morning, I blend it with some water. I add this dates and almond paste to boiling water. In few minutes,  my son relishes nutritious dates and almond shake.  It is really so easy to make in the morning, and I hope you make it for your family...




Thursday, October 13, 2016

Vegan Tomato Omlette - Chickpea flour Pancakes

Indian omlette (Chickpea flour omlette) taste so much like "Regular Omlette". I'm always looking for interesting vegan omlette recipes. Today, I relished awesome Tomato omlette from my favorite blog - saffron trail.
 https://www.saffrontrail.com/vegan-tomato-omelette-chickpeaflour-pancakes-recipe

Chickpea flour (Garbanzo flour) omlettes are really so easy to make.  I like to eat them with spicy chutney or tomato sauce. Here are some good vegan omlette recipes...

1. http://vegan-fare.blogspot.com/2007/09/indian-vegan-omlette.html

2. http://holycowvegan.net/2011/03/eggless-vegetable-omelet-besan-chilla.html

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6wQgDmewSg

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDiUoKP02Xk