Sunday, August 6, 2017

Dr Neal Barnard - Living Vegan Legend

Thanks to enormous work by Dr Neal Barnard, every day, thousands of people are inspired to go VEGAN in United States and many other countries across the world. Today, so many doctors are advocating plant-based diet for a variety of diseases. In short, doctors no longer feel it's weird to be a vegetarian or vegan ...

Dr Neal Barnard is the president of PCRM (Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine ) .Dr Neal Barnard visits numerous cities and talks about the benefits of plant-based diet (vegan diet) . He is also the author of numerous books - Power Foods For The Brain , The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook , The Plant-Based Journey , The Foods That Cause You To Lose Weight,  and The Cancer Survivor's Guide

I like to hear his inspiring talks in Youtube. He explains logically about the wonderful benefits of plant-based diet. Today, many Americans are thankful to Dr Neal Barnard for saving precious lives...

Please listen to these amazing talks by Dr. Neal Barnard

1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ONFix_e4k

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqFC3tzAYiE

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDgA3T_JF2A


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sri Krishna Vilas in Cumming, Atlanta

If you are in Atlanta, and want to eat some good traditional south Indian food, then you should go to Sri Krishna Vilas in Cumming. Masala dosas, idli, rava doas, and vada is really good. In the afternoon, their Thali(variety of dishes including roti, rice, sambar, papad, side dishes and a sweet) is very popular.  I also like pooris, chole bhatara and vegetable biryani in this restaurant.

Sometimes, chats (Bombay street food) such as bhel puri, papdi chat and masala puri is also tasty and spicy here! Yesterday, I ate bhel puri, but it was so salty. I asked for sweet chutney, and it was sour! I guess this happens in most of the good restaurants...

In short, Sri Krisha Vilas is great for vegetarians and vegans. Please tell your friends and family in Atlanta to go to this restaurant even if they are not vegetarian or vegan

1. http://skvilas.com/

2. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sri-Krishna-Vilas/575183439274297

3.  https://hungrybunni.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/sri-krishna-vilas/

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Protein-Rich Vegan Breakfast

Protein- rich vegan breakfast has been giving enormous energy and "guilt-free" happy feeling for millions of women across the world. I'm a vegan and start with my day with fruits. I usually eat mangoes, cherries or banana. Sometimes, I make yummy smoothies with banana, strawberries and few curry leaves or spinach leaves.  Around noon, I blend couple of dates, soaked almonds and walnuts to make nutritious drink. I sometimes add soaked cashew nuts, poppy seeds, chia seeds  or sesame seeds. This is so filling, and I don't feel like eating till six in the evening...

These days everyone I know is having green smoothie for breakfast! Greens such as spinach, kale , drumstick leaves, mint, cilantro or curry leaves is blended with fruits and dates. You should try green smoothie, if you have not yet tried it...

Today, I read interesting articles regarding nutritious vegan breakfast and lunch. Please read these amazing articles for ideas and tips to eat healthy nutritious fare every day!

1. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/high-protein-vegan-breakfasts

2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/07/25/the-best-ways-to-eat-chia-seeds_a_23046142/

3. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18521/lifestyle-diets/vegan/breakfast/

4.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/recipes/the-best-nutribullet-breakfast-smoothie-recipes/

5.  http://www.dailynews.com/health/20170724/nutrition-a-smooth-way-to-make-sure-smoothies-are-healthful

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Raw Papaya Vegetarian Curry

A couple of days ago, I cooked raw papaya curry . It had pungent taste. I liked the raw papaya curry with brown rice. My MIL gave me the recipe, and she told me that her friend from Mysore gave the traditional recipe .

Raw papaya is very nutritious . South Indian cuisine has numerous tasty raw papaya recipes . Folks make salad, chutney , kootu(lentil based curry) and gojju (tamarind and coconut based curry).

If you like traditional recipes from Southern region of India, then you may like this...

Raw Papaya Gojju

Ingredients

2 cups of  chopped raw papaya (peel the green skin)
1/4 cup fresh coconut
 3 to 4 red chilies
1/2 spoon black mustard seeds
2 Tbsp tamarind juice
2 Tbsp jaggery
Asafoetida - a pinch

Method

1. Cook the raw papaya till soft, but not mushy.
2. Grind coconut , red chillies, mustard seeds , tamarind and jaggery to a coarse paste using 1/2 cup water.
3. Heat canola oil or cocnut oil, add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Now, add raw papaya and ground paste . Add one cup of water and salt. Let it boil for few minutes. Enjoy it with hot rice or Indian bread such chappathis.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vegan Food in Ahmedabad (A city in India)

I haven't been to Ahmedabad , but I have heard that it is a wonderful city for vegetarians and vegans. Gujarati cuisine is brimming with numerous vegetarian and vegan recipes. Gujarati cuisine is colorful and yummy. If you are interested in cooking Gujarati food, then youtube is awash with tasty vegan recipes. It is very easy to veganize Gujarati dishes. Just use olive oil or vegetable to replace ghee. In short, Ahmedabad is a mecca for vegetarians and vegans

A restaurant -The Philopshy Club is very popular among vegans and vegetarians in Ahmedabad.

Recently, Ahmedabad has been declared by UNESCO as India's World Heritage City! Mahatma Gandhiji initiated India's freedom in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is home to age old Hindu temples and Jain temples.

Today, I read interesting articles about vegan lifestyle in Ahmedabad...

1.  http://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/others/sunday-read/vegan-in-my-city/articleshow/59611129.cms

2. https://www.facebook.com/philosophyclubahmedabad/

3. http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/6-excellent-sources-of-vegetarian-protein-for-your-daily-diet-1649229

4.  https://holycowvegan.net/gujarati-recipes/

5.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drVOw7yts-o


Monday, July 24, 2017

Vegan Diet Can Save The Planet Earth!

What you eat every day has an enormous impact on our beautiful planet Earth. Eating plant-based food (vegan food) can combat global warming in an effective manner...

Vegan diet is also great for your health. Studies have shown that unprocessed vegan diet has the capacity to keep everything from cancer to diabetes and obesity to heart ailments at bay.

In short, vegan diet is the best diet for our health and our environment.

Here are some thought-provoking articles...

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

2. http://time.com/4266874/vegetarian-diet-climate-change/

3. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/best-way-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-one-government-isn-t-telling-you-about

4. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/thich-nhat-hanh-leader-draws-attention-to-food-choices-and-planet/

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Oil Free Vegan Recipes

I'm a vegan and I use lots of refined oil while cooking. To make one dosa( rice and lentil crepe) , I drizzle one tablespoon of refined oil! I know refined oil is bad for health, but I'm just not used to oil-free cooking...

Here are some amazing oil-free recipes...

1. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/18-oil-free-vegan-meals-with-10-ingredients-or-fewer.html

2. http://www.veganricha.com/2016/01/how-to-cook-indian-food-without-oil-oil-free-dal-tadka-recipe.html

3. https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-Healthy-Zero-Oil-403

4.  https://www.forksoverknives.com/plant-based-cooking-how-to-cook-without-oil/#gs.KXPhy9w