Monday, June 29, 2015

EARTHLINGS, An Eye-Opening Documentary

Today, I saw an amazing documentary - Earthlings. Many people become VEGAN, once they see Earthlings. Millions of people are inspired and motivated to go Vegan after watching Earthlings.

Please watch Earthlings, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwd0jcbiKV0

Going Vegan is a great way to stop the suffering of millions of innocent animals.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Many Jains Have Stopped Consuming Dairy Products

For thousands of years, Jains thrived on lacto-vegetarian diet in India. Ahimsa (Non-violence) is a core principle for Jains.

From past few years, Jains living in United States, Canada and many European countries have stopped consuming milk and milk products, after learning about the suffering of milk producing cows. In United States, Cows are slaughtered once they STOP producing Milk.

Vegan Jains is a great blog inspiring Vegetarian Jains to go Vegan. Please visit http://veganjains.com/ to know more about the growing Vegan trend among Jains .

Here are other interesting links related to Jains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQObAeCtMk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1ix4jK-M2E
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jain-Vegans/251717341550894
http://www.merinews.com/article/jain-youth-to-hold-vegan-promotion-rally-on-mahavir-jayanti-in-pink-city-jaipur/15905383.shtml
https://www.pinterest.com/gshanghavi/jain-recipes-vegetarian-food-minus-eggs-honey-alco/

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Enlightening Vegan Articles in VegNews

VegNews is an awesome Vegan magazine. Everyday, thousands of Americans are inspired to try plant-based food after reading VegNews. VegNews is always awash with great vegan recipes, inspiring vegan interviews, and latest news in Vegan World

I have been reading VegNews from past few years. Thanks to internet, you can read some wonderful articles in http://vegnews.com/

Happy Reading!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Will Tuttle's View On Vegan Diet (Ahimsa Diet)

I love reading Indian newspaper, The Hindu. Today, I read Will Tuttle's views regarding Veganism .

Millions of people across the world are inspired to become Vegan, after reading Will Tuttle's book, The World Peace Diet. To know more about this amazing book, visit http://www.worldpeacediet.com/

Will Tuttle says, “Besides, there is always himsa involved in dairy production – in owning animals, stealing their milk and babies, and it is an impingement on their sovereignty,”  in an interview with Hema Vijay.

Read the inspiring interview ,
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/food-and-its-fabric/article7261867.ece

Saturday, May 30, 2015

PETA in India

I was not aware of PETA, when I was growing up in India, nearly two decades ago.

India - Land of Mahatma Gandhi, is home to millions of suffering cows, and dogs . Whenever I visit India, I feel so sad seeing cows eating plastic bags.

These days PETA is doing awesome job in India. Thanks to PETA, Indians are seeing the suffering of milk producing cows in dairy farms, and the suffering of animals in zoos. PETA also has exposed the cruelty of leather industry.

I strongly feel that PETA is one of the reasons for growing vegan trend in India. PETA India is very active on social media. https://www.facebook.com/PETAIndia

Here are some interesting articles about PETA .

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/peta-builds-electric-fence-for-elephants/article6836688.ece

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/PETA-Rescues-18-Animals-from-Grand-Circus-Camp/2015/05/06/article2799390.ece

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/elephants-still-being-subjected-to-torture-in-indian-circuses-peta-674933

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Plant-based (Vegan) Sources of Calcium in India

Moms in India feel very happy if their kids drink dairy milk every day. Moms feel cow's milk is very nutritious. Moms feel kids have to drink cow's milk for calcium.

Change is taking place in India! Some kids are lactose intolerant. And kids get cough and cold when they consume dairy milk. So many parents are looking for non-dairy sources of calcium.

According to scientific studies, oranges, oatmeal , soy , almonds, figs, beans, and broccoli is brimming with calcium.  I recently read an interesting article -about non-dairy sources of calcium, in a popular Indian website. http://food.ndtv.com/lists/how-to-get-calcium-in-your-diet-7-dairy-free-vegetarian-sources-734515

http://food.ndtv.com/opinions/do-you-really-need-to-drink-milk-744963
http://food.ndtv.com/recipe-vegan-gajar-ka-halwa-340384

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vegan-friendly Indian Restaurants Around Atlanta

According to a recent survey there are about 40,000 Chinese restaurants and around 5,000 Indian restaurants in United States. I feel Indian restaurants can attract more customers if they offer vegan dishes such as Tofu burji , seitan biryani (seitan is wheat-based meat), and using tofu in palak paneer.

Atlanta has few good Indian vegetarian restaurants. Whenever we are in Cumming area, we go to Sri Krishna Vilas. The food is amazing! So far, I have eaten Thali , Bhel Puri and Samosa Chat. My son loves masala dosas in this restaurant. http://skvilas.com/sri-krishna-vilas-cumming/

Whenever, I'm in this restaurant, I feel I'm in India!  People who love Indian food should eat in Sri Krishna Vilas.

Amma's Kitchen is another simple restaurant in Alpharetta, GA. We tend to go to Amma's Kitchen whenever we go to Hanuman Mandir. Amma's Kitchen is pure Vegetarian eatery. They have variety of Doasa, idly , Poori Channa.  The food is simple and not oily. This is great eatery if you want to try traditional dishes of Andhra Pradesh(Southern state of India).

Amma's Kitchen also sells some tradition snacks and sweets. Sweets such as mysore pak and rava ladoo contains ghee(clarified butter). If you are a Vegan, avoid any dish which has the words ghee, paneer(Indian cheese), dahi (yogurt) .

 Amma's Kitchen website is not working. I found an interesting article about Amma's Kitchen http://clatl.com/atlanta/specific-spice-at-amma-kitchen/Content?oid=2240647

Chennai Express is another eatery which is becoming popular in Alpharetta area.  This is also pure vegetarian eatery. They have variety of dosas, idli, Chinese dishes, south-indian tradition rice dishes such as Tamarind rice (puliogare), and Tomato rice .

They also have coupe of dishes made with ghee such as ghee pongal, and ghee masala dosa. If you are a vegan, just make sure you mention not to add ghee to dosa or any dish.
http://www.chennaiexpressrestaurant.com/menus/

Chat Patti is another popular eatery. If you like Indian snacks and chats, you ought to visit Chat Patti.
http://chatpattiatl.com/