Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, a Vegan Cookbook Author

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an amazing person. Every day, thousands of people in United States and across the world are embracing vegan diet, because of Isa . Isa is enticing people to try vegan fare - good for our health and environment.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz has written a couple of vegan cookbooks. Isa has recently written a vegan cookbook, Isa Does it . And now Isa is all set to open a vegan restaurant - Modern Love Omaha.

Isa has an amazing website, Post Punk Kitchen, http://www.theppk.com/ . In this website, you can find amazing vegan recipes, and there is a forum where newbie vegans can discuss everything from vegan recipes to vegan restaurants.

Visit this https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRSnFecax3hH8qlg7wJU_P3UBhEVDZw8m to see some amazing vegan dishes - Quinoa Caesar Salad , Vegan Beet Burger , Vegan Mac and Cheese, Vegan Ice Cream , and Chocolate chip cookies.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Amala Akkineni, An Animal Welfare Activist

Amala Akkineni is an amazing person from Hyderabad, India. Amala , a popular movie actor, is now fully involved in protecting our environment and animals.
Amala loves animals. She has been rescuing birds and animals since she was five years old. Two decades ago , she founded Blue Cross of Hyderabad - an animal welfare society.

Few years ago, Amala decided to stop consuming milk and milk products such as ghee and paneer, after she saw the suffering of cows in dairy farms in India. These days, Amala is thriving on healthy vegan diet.
Read more about this amazing lady, http://vegan-india.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-conversation-with-amala-akkineni.html

Here is another interesting post, http://hyderabadvegans.wordpress.com/tips-for-a-smooth-shift/

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Vegan Travel

Before visiting a new city or a country,  I always make it a point to see the website, Happy Cow.

Happy Cow is a great website, it lists all the vegetarian and vegan restaurants in a city.

You can find vegetarian and vegan restaurants from Australia to North America and Africa to South America.

Here is another interesting website for people interested in plant-based eating, http://veganbackpacker.com/

 Youtube is another wonderful resource for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vegan Oats and Nuts Bar

The moment I saw Oats and Nuts Bar in the blog - Sharmi's Passions, I decided to make it.

Yesterday , I made these delicious bars . These bars are so tasty and filling.  Everyone in my family loved them.

Here is the link to the recipe, http://www.sharmispassions.com/2010/01/dates-oats-and-nuts-fudge-its-sugarfree.html

Along with dates , I used almonds and pistachios to make this bars. And I used a tablespoon of maple syrup instead of oil.

I hope you  make these delicious bars!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Vegan Jains

For hundreds of years, milk and milk products such as ghee, yogurt and paneer was integral part of Jain diet.

These days thousands of educated Jains across the world have given up consuming cow's milk and milk products such as ghee and paneer. Jains are seeing the suffering of milk producing cows and have decided to thrive on vegan diet(dairy and meat free diet).

Visit these websites and blogs to know more about the growing concept of vegan diet among Jains.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vegan Pineapple Kesari

I love Kesari -classic Indian sweet dish. I often make Kesari, as it is very easy to make.

Yesterday, I made Pineapple Kesari and it was awesome! I followed the recipe from the blog Sharmi's Passion.  http://www.sharmispassions.com/2014/03/pineapple-rava-kesari-recipe.html

Well, I veganized the recipe. I used vegetable oil instead of ghee and used the vegan sugar(www.sugarintheraw.com)

The Pineapple Kesari was brown in color, and the taste was so good. My husband and son enjoyed eating it.

According to the recipe, Sharmilee says to use 1 and 1/2 cup of water to cook the pineapple. I had to use around 3 cups of water to cook the pineapple.

I'm sure I will be making Pineapple Kesari, whenever we buy Pineapples!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dada J.P.Vaswani in Atlanta

Dada J.P.Vaswani , world-renowned Spiritual guide and Educator, works for the welfare of human beings and animals.

Many Indians have become vegetarian because of Dada J.P.Vaswani . Dada J.P.Vaswani tells people about the horrific conditions of animals in dairy and meat industry, during his talks. Dada J.P.Vaswani is striving hard to stop all types of killings.

Dada Vaswani stopped consuming cow's milk, after he came to know about the cruel conditions of cows in dairy farms. In an interview, he says,"I now take soy milk instead of cow's milk because the cows are very cruelly treated in factory farming. Ever since I learned about it nine or ten years ago, I gave up milk. I believe it's the food of violence. The cows are confined to a small area. They can't move and are just milk manufacturing machines."

Dada J.P.Vaswani is coming to Atlanta on May 14,2014 . He will talk on the topic - You Can Change Your Life .

Venue: Ahavath Achim Synagogue
600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Tel 404-355-5222