Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Deepak Chopra and Plant-based Diet(Vegan Diet)

Deepak Chopra - world renowned author, and spiritual guru has influenced millions of Americans to lead a stress-free life.  Today, many Americans do yoga, and meditate regularly. Yes, Deepak Chopra talks about "Mindfull Eating". Deepak Chopra says, we should ask , "How Hungry am I ?" before we begin to eat our lunch or dinner...

Deepak Chopra is a vegetarian. I have been reading an amazing book - Creating Health by Deepak Chopra. Deepak Chopra says " Pay attention to eating. Eat when you are hungry, and do not eat when you are not hungry." In the book, he also says, " Along with many other physicians, I am convinced that a vegetarian diet is the best one for health."

Here are some interesting articles from Chopra.com

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVr7VndoawM

2. http://www.chopra.com/ccl/the-vedic-chef-3-vegan-meals-to-balance-the-doshas

3. http://www.examiner.com/article/dr-deepak-chopra-details-20-pound-weight-loss-his-diet-and-workout-secrets


4 http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/17/news/la-dd-deepak-chopra-diet-20131217

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Eat Plant-based diet to Avoid Diabetes

My heart breaks when I see so many people suffering from Diabetes. Yes, diet plays a pivotal role on the onset of Diabetes. Studies after studies have been showing that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lentils, beans and nuts has the capacity to reduce the risk of Diabetes.

Today, I read an interesting article about the link between Diabetes and Diet

 https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/plant-based-diet-reduced-diabetes-risk-hu-satija/


Monday, June 13, 2016

Breakfast - Nutritious and Delicious Plant-based Smoothies

Unprocessed Vegan food(plant-based) is very good for our health and environment. With some planning, it is possible for everyone in the family to eat wholesome plant-based food. Start your day with fruit smoothies...

For breakfast, indulge in delicious FRUITS. Make smoothies with seasonal fruits.  Make smoothies with banana, dates and mango. You can also make "green smoothies" by blending few curry leaves, ripe mango and banana. If you don't have curry leaves, you can make smoothies with spinach, banana or strawberries. There are so many choices...

Recently, I read few interesting articles about nutritious plant-based food.

1. https://www.indiacurrents.com/articles/2016/05/12/whole-food-plant-based-lifestyle

2. https://sharan-india.org/recipes/green-smoothies/

3. http://kamalkitchen.com/green-smoothie-recipe-beginners-newbies/

4. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7956/5-delicious-green-smoothies-for-beginners.html

Friday, June 3, 2016

Arab Vegan in Bahrain

Today, I met an interesting person - Nada! Nada grew up in a meat-eating household. Now, she thrives on healthy vegan diet for her health and our beautiful environment...

Her blog - One Arab Vegan is brimming with lots of middle-eastern vegan recipes. Tasty vegan soups, salads, and sweets from Mediterranean cuisine. I hope youngsters from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh , Pakistan, Afghanistan , Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India are inspired to go VEGAN after reading the blog - Arab Vegan.

Please visit the amazing blog - Arab Vegan , at
http://www.onearabvegan.com/


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Muscle - Building Vegan Recipes

When you tell people that you are a Vegan, the first question they ask you is , "Where do you get your proteins?" Well, I get my proteins from Channa masala, tasty Sambars, and sprouted salads . Sometimes I get proteins from Tofu, and  Tempeh curry. And occasionally, I like to eat quinoa with vegetable curries. The list is endless, so many plant-based dishes are full of proteins.

Today, I found great recipes brimming with proteins. High-protein Breakfast shake, Chickpea salad and Tofu salad. You should visit this website http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/healthy-recipes/11-muscle-building-vegan-recipes/slide/2

Friday, May 27, 2016

Delicious Mangoes for Summer

I love summer, because it's mango season! I love mangoes, and I never get bored of eating delicious mangoes. In Atlanta we get good mangoes, but I still miss Indian mangoes.

Growing up in Bengaluru, I used to eat mangoes every day during summer. Raspuri, and  Malgoba, are my favorite mangoes.  I immensely enjoy eating sliced ripe mangoes with rice,  and sambar.
In short, I can have mangoes for my breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Like me, my son also enjoys eating mangoes. Today, I made him a smoothie, using mango, strawberries and a banana. In the evening, he ate sliced mango for "Snacks".

Mango rice is a traditional recipe from Karnataka, made with raw mango. Mango pickle and mango chutney are also so tangy and delicious. Some people make mango burfis , but I have not tried making it...


Here are some yummy mango recipes...

1. http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/mango-and-black-bean-salad/

2. http://www.veganricha.com/recipe-pages/vegan-mango-curry-tofu

3. http://www.meatlessmonday.com/recipes/vietnamese-mango-salad/

4. http://www.veganricha.com/2014/08/vegan-mango-burfi-mango-fudge-bars-indian-recipe.html

5. http://www.rakskitchen.net/2015/03/thai-green-mango-salad-recipe-vegetarian.html

6. http://www.divinetaste.com/archives/raw-mango-chutney-mavinkai-gojju/


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beautiful Bollywood Ladies Go Vegan

Beautiful movie stars from Indian Cinema are loving plant-based fare. Kangana Ranaut , Ayesha Takia, Neha Dhupia,  and Jacqueline Fernandez feel so good about vegan diet. I'm sure thousands of Indians are inspired to go vegan...

Kangana Ranaut grew up eating chicken biryani, now she makes "vegan biryani" using the same spices, and masala blends used for making chicken biryani!

Bollywood's greatest star - Amitabh Bachchan is  a vegetarian. He finishes his meals with a dollop of yogurt. Amitabh Bachchan still acts in movies - he is around 73 years old. He still blogs every day...

I hope Amitabh Bachchan becomes a vegan. I'm sure millions of Indians will go Vegan if Amitabh Bachchan becomes vegan. I hope someone explains that modern "dairy products" causes pain and suffering for millions of cows in India and across the world.

Here are few interesting articles about movies stars and vegan diet...

1. http://www.petaindia.com/blog/8-bollywood-superstars-who-eat-vegan/

2. http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/thinking-of-going-vegan-listen-to-what-ayesha-takia-has-to-say-2811144/

3. http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/aamir-khan-on-litti-chokha-seekh-kababs-and-the-poison-in-our-food-the-foodie-interview-2796360/

4. http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/kangana-ranaut-the-foodie-interview-coffee-vegan-chaat-2774376-foodie/

5. http://www.thehealthsite.com/news/vidya-balan-shares-her-favourite-vegan-recipe-kerala-pachadi/