Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vegan Kids

Every day thousands of kids across the world are relishing vegan food. Yes, with careful planning -kids are able to get all the necessary nutrients in their vegan diet. Lentils, beans, and tofu is rich in proteins. Spinach, oranges and other fruits are rich in calcium. Almonds, cashews and walnuts are brimming with healthy fats.

My son loves to eat watermelon and mangoes for breakfast. Sometimes, he relishes green smoothie, made with bananas, dates , mint , cilantro and curry leaves. For lunch it is usually lentils or beans curry with brown rice . Sometimes he loves tofu curry with broccoli for lunch. For evening snacks, he loves cashews and raisins. Sometimes, he likes to eat herekayi bajji(vegetable fritters) or aloo bonda(pototo fritters). For dinner it is adai(lentil and brown-rice pancakes). Once every couple of days, he eats multivitamin in the form of vegan vitamin gummies.

Vitamin B12 is the only nutrient not present in the vegan diet, so it is very important for vegan adults and kids to take Vitamin B12 supplement.

Today, I read some interesting articles about vegan families and vegan kids...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Jackfruit - Mock Meat

For me, Jackfruit is synonymous with summer season. In Bengaluru, I grew up eating Jackfruit almost every week. Very rarely, my mom used to make curry with tender unripe Jackfruit.

Now, In Atlanta, we get delicious Jackfruit in Indian grocery stores. Most of the times, I relish eating delicious Jackfruit. I sometimes use the seeds to make Sambar(thick lentil gravy) along with potato and eggplant.

These days, unripe tender jackfruit is making waves in "Vegan World". Yes, tender jackfruit taste like meat!  Food blogs, and websites are awash with yummy jackfruit dishes - BBQ Jackfruit burgers , Jackfruit pulled pork sandwiches , and Vegan ribs .

Here are some interesting links to jackfruit articles and tasty recipes...