Friday, April 21, 2017

5 Ways to Save Our Beautiful Earth

These days, everyone from kids to teenagers and adults to seniors, want to protect our Earth for us and our future generations. Our beautiful Earth is suffering from Global Warming. Deforestation, water pollution, air pollution , droughts,  and drying rivers is the result of Global Warming...

Today, everyone from Algeria to South Africa and Canada to Sweden , can protect our only Earth every day! Amitabh Bachchan - an icon in India, says that "Waste Managemet" should be taught in schools. Many celebrities in United States are going VEGAN to save our Mother Earth!

Wish You All A Very Happy Earth Day !

Here Are 5 Simple Ways to Protect Our Earth

1. Eat Vegan Food (Plant-based Food) : Growing fruits, vegetables, pulses, lentils and beans require less water compared with raising animals for meat. According to the United Nations report - Livestock's Long Shadow, farms raising chickens, pigs, and cows for meat and milk is the major cause for greenhouse gas emissions. In short, meat and dairy industries across the world is the major cause for global warming.

You can combat global warming by eating tasty and nutritious vegan food (plant-based food). Indian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and Mediterranean cuisine is  awash with numerous vegan recipes. Here are some great vegan food blogs to explore. FatfreeVegan , Vegan Richa , Sharan India and Holy Cow

2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle : Think before buying. Going vegan has helped me buy only "necessary items".  For my son's lunch-box, I always send a stainless steel spoon instead of disposable plastic spoon.  Read these article about reducing and recycling 
Reducing and Reusing Basics

3. Don't Buy Animal Products :  Ban leather sofa, shoes and  fur jackets from your life. Leather industry is one of the causes for Cancer and other respiratory diseases. These days you can get vegan items - everything from non-leather jackets to shoes and Faux fur coats to Faux leather sofa in many countries like India and United States.

 You can find numerous cruelty-free(vegan) cosmetic brands in North America and European countries. I often visit leapingbunny website to find everything from crulety-free lip gloss to shampoo . These days, many students have been using sophisticated computer softwares and digital models, instead of dissecting animals. With some planning, it is really easy to lead a cruel-free lifestyle in North America, Europe, and Australia . In India, visit Peta India  to find about cruel-free products(vegan products)
 
Many beautiful jewels and statues are made with Ivory(Elephant's tusk) and coral . Be careful while shopping. Here are few articles to know more about saving animals, environment and our Earth. Ocean conservation , Plastic pollution and Save Environment

4. Plant Trees and Grow Vegetables : Trees combat global warming by absorbing Carbon-dioxide. Growing vegetables and greens is also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Terrace gardening is now becoming popular in India. Here are some interesting websites Better India , Organic Gardening

5. Volunteer : Volunteering is a great way to show our love and gratitude to our community and  Mother Earth. My husband and I regularly volunteer in our local library and Chinmaya Mission. In United States, everyone I know volunteers in library, school, orphanges , and National Parks. In U.S , 339,626 volunteers collectively contributed over 8 million hours of volunteer service at  national parks last year !

If you wish to volunteer in India , please visit Swatch Bharat , Teach for India 

Chinmaya Mission , Art Of Living , BAPS Swaminarayan Sastha are amazing organizations to volunteer in India , Canada, Australia, United States and many other countries.








Thursday, April 20, 2017

Go Vegan, Save the Planet

Thriving on plant-based diet(vegan diet) is a great way to show that you care about Environment! Today, United Nations is urging global community to decrease the consumption of meat and milk products...

According to Livestock's Long Shadow report from Food and Agriculture organization(United Nations), land degradation, climate change, air pollution, water pollution, water shortage and deforestation is the result of meat and dairy industries across the world. People concerned about our environment are going VEGAN . Every day, the number of vegetarians and vegans is increasing at a high rate in North America , Europe and Australia...

Today, I read an interesting article - Go Vegan, Save the Planet in CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/08/opinions/go-vegan-save-the-planet-wang/

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Delicious Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

For me summer is all about vegan ice cream and going for long walks. I often buy vegan ice cream from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods Market.

There are some amazing people who make yummy vegan ice cream at home. I wish I had the inclination to make vegan ice cream ...

Ben and Jerry is a popular ice cream brand in United States. Seeing the increasing number of vegans, Ben and Jerry is creating delicious vegan ice cream in United States. In India, WhiteCub is making variety of vegan ice creams in Delhi. In few days, WhiteCub  vegan ice cream will be available in Chennai and Bangalore.

Today , I found some interesting websites and vegan blogs for delicious vegan ice cream recipes. I hope you try to make vegan ice cream for your family...

1. http://veganicecream.blogspot.com/

2. http://www.today.com/recipes/chocolate-dipped-vegan-ice-cream-sandwiches-recipe-t109734

3. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/raspberry-cashew-ice-cream-bars/

4. http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/non-dairy

5.  https://www.facebook.com/whitecubindia?ref=hl

Monday, April 17, 2017

Vegan Soldiers in Israel

Every day, many soldiers are going VEGAN in Israel! Vegan soldiers are getting everything from proteins to calcium and iron to antioxidants in Vegan diet, plant-based diet (cruel-free diet ). Wow! Vegan soldiers inspire folks to thrive on plant-based diet!

 Military food is synonymous with meat based dishes. However, countries like India has vegetarian option for hardworking soldiers. I'm sure in a couple of years, numerous countries will offer tasty and nutritious vegan diet for soldiers...

Today, I read a couple of interesting articles pertaining to military and soldier's diet...

1.  https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704061052342477-israel-military-vegan-combat-rations/

2. http://modvegan.com/vegan-military/

3. http://www.bbc.com/news/education-29723384

4.  http://veganoutreach.org/how-do-you-vegan-vegan-in-the-military/


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dr. Neal Barnard - Inspiring Millions of People to go Vegan!

Dr. Neal Barnard is an amazing doctor. From past two decades, Dr. Neal Barnard is convincing people that Plant-based diet (Vegan diet) is the best diet for people...

Today is National Doctor's Day in United States. I'm sure millions of people are thankful to Dr. Neal Barnard for inspiring and motivating them to go VEGAN!

Go here to know more about the global icon - Dr. Neal Barnard

1. http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnHYHjchn6w

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UPQfdIlzaA

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Anjum Anand - Popularizing Vegetarian and Vegan Food in England

Anjum Anand is a popular T.V. Chef and Food Writer from England. Brits crave Indian food, and Anjum Anand shows that Indian dishes are easy to cook through her Television series, Indian Food Made Easy.

Anjum Anand is passionate about Indian food. Anjum Anand is not a vegan, but her recipe books and websites are loaded with delicious vegan recipes from Indian cuisine. Anjum Anand is the author of 8 cookbooks, including Indian Vegetarian Feast. Every day, Anjum Anand cooks simple and nutritious vegetarian or vegan dishes for her family.

Today, I read an interesting article - Top 10 Tips for Indian and Vegan Cooking by Anjum Anand

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/vegan/anjum-anand-i-love-india-1041762.html

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Daniel Bissonnette - Young Vegan Activist

Daniel Bissonnette is a wonderful 12 years old Canadian boy. Daniel is a vegan and is motivating kids, teenagers and adults  in Canada to relish plant-based dishes.  A couple of years ago, many kids in his school made fun of his vegan lunch for nearly 8 years. He was called "weird kid" because he ate delicious plant-based fare(vegan food)

Today, Daniel is the author of Daniel's Breakfast Burst -Vegan  recipe book awash with tasty smoothies.  These days, Daniel is a busy boy giving talks in Canada and United States about the awesome benefits of plant-based diet (vegan diet). I'm sure many Americans and Canadians have become vegan after hearing Daniel! I just love to watch his Youtube Channel - Daniel Bissonnette, filled with yummy recipes and Life-changing tips! Watch him here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD4qccxvNKY

 http://www.danielbissonnette.com/keynote/

 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/daniel-bissonnette-calgary-health-show-1.3999718