Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vegan Kids

Every day thousands of kids across the world are relishing vegan food. Yes, with careful planning -kids are able to get all the necessary nutrients in their vegan diet. Lentils, beans, and tofu is rich in proteins. Spinach, oranges and other fruits are rich in calcium. Almonds, cashews and walnuts are brimming with healthy fats.

My son loves to eat watermelon and mangoes for breakfast. Sometimes, he relishes green smoothie, made with bananas, dates , mint , cilantro and curry leaves. For lunch it is usually lentils or beans curry with brown rice . Sometimes he loves tofu curry with broccoli for lunch. For evening snacks, he loves cashews and raisins. Sometimes, he likes to eat herekayi bajji(vegetable fritters) or aloo bonda(pototo fritters). For dinner it is adai(lentil and brown-rice pancakes). Once every couple of days, he eats multivitamin in the form of vegan vitamin gummies.

Vitamin B12 is the only nutrient not present in the vegan diet, so it is very important for vegan adults and kids to take Vitamin B12 supplement.

Today, I read some interesting articles about vegan families and vegan kids...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/19/parents-raising-vegan-babies

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/raising-children-vegan-meet-the-families-1.2735935

https://sharan-india.org/vegan-children/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgi7lJMTEiw




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Jackfruit - Mock Meat

For me, Jackfruit is synonymous with summer season. In Bengaluru, I grew up eating Jackfruit almost every week. Very rarely, my mom used to make curry with tender unripe Jackfruit.

Now, In Atlanta, we get delicious Jackfruit in Indian grocery stores. Most of the times, I relish eating delicious Jackfruit. I sometimes use the seeds to make Sambar(thick lentil gravy) along with potato and eggplant.

These days, unripe tender jackfruit is making waves in "Vegan World". Yes, tender jackfruit taste like meat!  Food blogs, and websites are awash with yummy jackfruit dishes - BBQ Jackfruit burgers , Jackfruit pulled pork sandwiches , and Vegan ribs .

Here are some interesting links to jackfruit articles and tasty recipes...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/07/jackfruit-sustainable-vegetarian-meat-substitute/

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2016/07/jacked-vegan-ribs.html

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/vegan-dream-why-jackfruit-new-meatless-bbq

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=5978&catId=2

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/10-jackfruit-recipes-will-make-you-wonder-why-youve-been-missing-out

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/jackfruit-fried-chicken/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/have-you-tried-cooking-with-jackfruit-yet-get-started-with-these-recipes/



Friday, July 22, 2016

Vegan Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is a refreshing summer drink in India. In Atlanta, all the Indian restaurants make Mango lassi with dairy milk and yogurt. So, I just enjoy delicious vegan food in Indian restaurants...

Today, I made delicious vegan mango lassi with home-made almond milk and delicious mango. Both my son and I relished it...

You can find many delicious vegan mango lassi recipes on the internet.

You should really try this delicious Indian drink, before summer ends...

http://www.veganricha.com/2014/02/mango-lassi-and-so-delicious-coupon.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/smriti-kirubanandan/try-this-vegan-mango-lassi-for-a-glassful-of-goodness/

https://veganthom.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/vegan-mango-lassi/

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/vegan-mango-lassi






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Indian Vegans Spreading Vegan Concept

Thanks to Internet and Youtube, so many vegans in India and across the world are giving interviews and talking about Vegan diet - Ahimsa diet (cruel-free diet ) to everyone from friends to relatives and strangers to coworkers

I'm sure in a span of few years vegan diet will become more popular...

Here are some interesting Youtube link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPNag0S__M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTtJljp-QZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lvI_TDB-w

https://twitter.com/365vegans?lang=en


Friday, July 15, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Vegan Weddings in India

I love Indian Hindu weddings - so colorful and the FOOD is always vegetarian! Actually, most of the dishes are vegan in South Indian weddings.

Indian Hindu wedding is all about expensive silk sarees, and milk based sweets. Ghee is used in sacred fire rituals. In short, Indian weddings cause lot of pain and suffering for millions of animals.

These days, many people are going for "Vegan Wedding" in India. I hope many people in India go for vegan wedding...

Today, I read a couple of interesting articles about vegan wedding in India. Here are the links...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/the-indian-wedding-goes-green/article8760421.ece

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/Hyderabad-goes-the-vegan-way/articleshow/53150687.cms

http://mashable.com/2016/05/11/indian-wedding-eco-friendly-vegan/#VVL7IK6gYqq6