Monday, March 30, 2015

One Green Planet - Website For a Peaceful Earth

It is really exciting to be a Vegan these days! You can explore variety of fruits, vegetables and make new dishes every day.


One Green Planet is an amazing website, awash with yummy vegan recipes and cute animal videos.


Visit http://www.onegreenplanet.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/onegreenplanet

Friday, March 27, 2015

Biscoff Cookies are Vegan Cookies

I buy cookies very rarely.  Recently, when we were in Costco, my son saw Biscoff cookies, and he wanted to try it. Well, we purchased the cookies!


Biscoff cookies are vegan. On the package, it says, " Vegan , No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives". And I also liked that they use few ingredients to make these cookies. Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oils, brown sugar, sodium bicarbonate , soy flour, salt and cinnamon are the simple ingredients used to make these cookies.


In United States, these cookies are available in most of the grocery stores and supermarkets. Biscoff cookies are made in Belgium. Visit Biscoff http://www.biscoff.com to know more about the delicious cookies.


According to the website, Biscoff also makes Biscoff spread. Biscoff spread is also vegan.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Aamir Khan Goes Vegan

Aamir Khan , a popular Indian movie star has recently become vegan. Aamir khan said he was inspired to go vegan, when he saw a youtube video - A doctor explaining the positive points of a vegan diet (Plant-based diet)


I'm sure thousands of Indians will be inspired to go Vegan. Actually, it is pretty easy to thrive on vegan diet in India.


I hope Aamir Khan visits Vegan India (http://vegan-india.blogspot.com) , Tongue Ticklers (http://tongueticklers.com) and Holy Cow (http://holycowvegan.net/) for vegan resources and vegan recipes.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Vegan Frozen Yoghurt in Melbourne

Frolic Yoghurt is an amazing cafĂ© in Melbourne.  If you like waffles and yoghurt, you should make it a point to eat in Frolic Yoghurt. Vegans and Non-Vegans will enjoy cruel-free frozen yoghurt.

Frolic Yoghurt is a Paradise for Vegans. Frolic Yoghurt is in Fitzroy, a city with many Vegan restaurants.  My husband and I enjoyed our time in Frolic Yoghurt.

Here, vegan yoghurt is sweetened with agave nectar. There are so many varieties of vegan yoghurt. I tried  mango frozen yoghurt ,and  strawberry frozen yoghurt . We ate the freshly made waffles with mango frozen yoghurt .And the topping was vegan chocolate chips. Everything was so good...

Visit them at http://frolicyoghurt.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/frolicyoghurt


Frolic Yoghurt is located at ,

365 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy

Phone 613-941-70097

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Women's Health and Dairy Farms in Australia

During my stay in Australia, I read some amazing magazines. In an health related article, I read that 83% of Australian women suffer from digestive discomfort. In another article, I was shocked when I read that Australians drink about 102 litres of cow's milk in a year! Milk and milk products such as cream, butter and butter-milk is a major component of Australian's everyday diet.

I strongly feel that dairy milk is causing digestive discomfort in Australian women, and I really hope they try plant-based diet! Dairy products causes everything from Constipation to Cancer

In another article, I read that it takes around 2000 litres of water to produce 1 liter of milk. There are about 1.6 million dairy cows in Australia. The dairy cows are forced to produce 50 to 60 litres of milk.

According to United Nations, Livestock Long Shadow report , Dairy industry and meat industry causes Global Warming. United Nation urges people to consume less meat. United Nations should also urge people to consume less dairy products, as meat industry and dairy industry go hand in hand.

I saw some beautiful cows grazing in the vast outdoors while traveling from Melbourne to Philips Island. According to Animals Australia  http://www.animalsaustralia.org , most of the cows suffer from Mastitis. I feel so sorry for the innocent cows...

Fortunately, many people concerned about  Environment, health , and suffering of animals, are avoiding meat and dairy products in Australia. People are exploring plant-based diet in major cities across Australia. I feel so happy when I see projects such as Vegan Australia http://veganaustralia.org.au



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

5 Tips for Vegans Visiting Australia

During December my family and I visited Melbourne. Melbourne is a gorgeous city and it's really easy to thrive on Vegan diet.  We stayed at my brother-in-law's home and my gracious co-sister cooked delicious Indian dishes every day. My co-sister told me that many Australians are exploring many vegetarian and vegan dishes, as the health providers often talk about the great benefits of vegetables, fruits, beans and lentils.

1. Airplane Food :We flew to Melbourne from Los Angeles in Quantas.  Quantas airlines is vegetarian and vegan friendly. We ate delicious vegan food for breakfast , lunch and dinner. These days most of the airlines offer vegan meals. Make sure to confirm your vegan meal atleast 48 hours prior to your departure. Visit http://www.happycow.net to get an idea what airlines are offering vegetarian and vegan fare. Always carry nuts, dates and instant oats if you are unhappy with your airplane food.

2. In Melbourne, I went to three grocery stores - Aldis , Woolworths and Coles. All these stores carry rice milk , almond milk and soy milk. I also found many vegan wraps and breads. You can find Tofu in all the grocery stores.  In Aldis I saw many cookie packets, chocolates, wafers labelled as, "Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans". In bigger cities such as Sydney, and Melbourne go to Indian Grocery stores, and stock on spicy and sweet snacks. Most of the snacks are suitable for Vegans.

3. Food Delivery : If you are staying in an apartment for few months, you can use Eat Now, http://www.eatnow.com. to order vegan food from restaurants near your apartment. For vegan cosmetics and yummy chocolates, you can order online at Vegan Online http://www.veganonline.com

4.Always carry granola, dry fruits and Vegan Bars : When we visited Philips Island and Geelong,  we went to some bakeries and coffee shops. I just saw  everything from cookies to biscuits and muffins to cupcakes loaded with dairy . It is really hard to find vegan food stuff in rural areas in Australia.

5.Great blogs and Facebook : Every day, the Vegan community is growing in cities across the world.
Vegetarian Victoria http://vegetarianvictoria.org.au  , Veganopoulous http://www.veganopoulous.com and Half Pint Vegan Dairy http://halfpintvegandairy.com.au  is filled with lots of information for Vegans visiting Australia.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Vegan in Melbourne, Australia

In few days, I'm visiting Melbourne , Australia with my family. Today, I wanted to find Vegetarian and Vegan-friendly restaurants in Melbourne. Oh my! When I saw HappyCow website, I was surprised. Melbourne is awash with numerous vegetarian and vegan restaurants.

Today, I found an amazing vegan food blog. Rhi's blog - Vegan in Melbourne, is mouth-watering. I found exotic recipes such as spiced almond milk and Walnut meatballs with Italian spaghetti.

Rhi is also a foodie like me. She loves Indian food, dark chocolates, mangoes, coconuts and dates. Visit her blog, Vegan in Melbourne, http://rhiannonveganmelbourne.blogspot.com .