Sunday, June 30, 2013

United Nations Advocates Plant-based Diet

According to the United Nations report - Livestock's Long Shadow , meat consumption  and dairy consumption causes 18% of man-made greenhouse gases. Meat industries and dairy industries across the world, is causing environment problems.

United Nations is urging people to eat less meat. Some research has shown that vegans have the small
carbon footprint. Thriving on a vegan diet is a great way to go "Green". I'm sure United Nations is pleased with "Meatless Mondays".

It's really so easy to be a vegan in United States. You can get everything from vegan icecreams to non-dairy milk and vegan chocolates to vegan butter.

Thanks to the internet, you can find great vegan recipes, vegan forums and vegan blogs. I often browse vegweb, vegan jains, vegetarian times , urban vegan , vegan richa and fat free vegan for recipes and news about plant-based diet - good for health and our beautiful planet Earth.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Vegan Kaju Katli, Indian Cashew Fudge

For a very long time, I assumed that Kaju Katlis were made only by professional cooks and chefs.
Thanks to so many Indian cuisine food blogs, yummy Indian sweets are floating around in Blogosphere. I saw Kaju Katli recipe in Saffron Hot blog and decided to make it.

I veganized the recipe, by using vegan raw sugar , from the company - Sugar in the Raw. You can find Sugar in the Raw at Costco. The Kaju Katlis were light caramel color, but the taste was out of this world!

I made this sweet, and arranged the Kaju Katlis in a plate. My four year old saw the sweets and ate few pieces. My husband and I eat few Kaju Katlis.

The next morning, I noticed there were only 3 pieces of Kaju Katlis. My son eats 2 pieces, and I stop him from eating the third piece. I tell my son that we should keep the Kaju Katli for his father. My son says, "There is just one Kaju Katli. I will make it into three pieces". He breaks the kaju katli into 3 small pieces. He pops 2 small pieces, before I could stop him . Now there is only one tiny piece of Kaju Katli. I pop this tiny piece of Kaju Kali into my mouth, as I did not feel like giving a small piece to my husband!