Thursday, June 22, 2017

Making Almond Milk and Cashew Milk at Home

These days people try to avoid cow's milk . In India, cow's milk contain harmful chemicals and detergents...

You can make almond milk, cashew milk, and rice milk at home. I often make almond milk or cashew milk to make delicious carrot halwa, semia kheer , payasam, and burfis (fudge).

Please visit these websites to know more about delicious milk - cashew milk, almond milk and coconut milk ...

1. http://cookieandkate.com/2013/cashew-milk-recipe/

2. http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/common-mistakes/article/common-mistakes-nut-milk

3. http://indianhealthyrecipes.com/how-to-make-almond-milk-at-home/

4.  https://sharan-india.org/recipes/rice-milk/


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Vegan Teenagers

Kids are smart. Today, thousands of teenagers in United States, Canada, England, Denmark, Ireland and many other countries are going VEGAN to protect our beautiful Earth. Kids are also going vegan after seeing the horrific condition of  chickens, goats, cows and pigs in animal industry.

Teen Vegan Network is a social network where teenagers can discuss everything from vegan lifestyle to global warming and nutritious vegan dishes to animal rights. Teen Vegan Network also conducts summer camps.

Here are some interesting links - Teen Vegan Network, reasons teenagers are going vegan  and delicious recipes...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/teen-vegan-network-no-meat-dairy-products-before-20-social-media-network-summer-camp-vegetarians-a7639916.html

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/the-top-3-reasons-teens-are-going-vegan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRF4CvSqif8X4EW1Zquiw7w

 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/27/the-rise-of-vegan-teenagers-more-people-are-into-it-because-of-instagram


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Veganz - Vegan Supermarket in Germany

It is so easy to be a vegan in United States. In most of the supermarkets we get vegan staples - rice milk, almond milk, vegan cheese, tofu, tempeh, vegan icecream  and vegan chocolates. However, it would be great we get all the vegan items under one roof...

 How nice it would be if there are vegan supermarkets in every towns and cities across the world!

Veganz is a vegan supermarket in Germany. They have many vegan stores across Germany. Veganz is planning to open in United States ...

Here are some interesting links...

1.  https://veganz.de/en/

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

3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/can-you-maintain-a-vegan-diet-while-traveling-yes-but-it-will-take-some-strategizing/2016/03/29/19e08b68-ebbc-11e5-bc08-3e03a5b41910_story.html

4. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/23285

5. http://www.raw4happiness.com/2014/05/veganz-supermarket-interview-jan.html

6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrw20E3458E

7. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/londons-first-all-vegan-grocery-store/



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Documentaries Inspire People To Go Vegan

Every day, thousands of people across the world are inspired to go Vegan after seeing  enlightening documentaries. Thanks to internet - Youtube, Facebook ,websites and blogs play a pivot role in showing the horrific condition of suffering cows, goats and chickens across the world.

Going VEGAN is a great for our health, animals and our beautiful planet - Earth!

1. Cowspiracy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSjE8xw_-Dg

2. http://www.vegansouls.com/vegan-documentaries

3. http://blog.fattonybmx.com/how-to-go-vegan/


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Go Vegan, and SAVE the WORLD!

Compassionate and smart people concerned about Environment are going Vegan in Europe. Every day, the number of people going vegan is increasing by many folds. Thanks to PETA, Scientists, Environmentalists, and United Nations for urging people to go Vegan. The benefits of vegan diet(plant-based diet)  is awesome. It is good for health, and environment.

Today, I read interesting articles about growing popularity of vegan diet in Europe.

1. http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/how-giving-up-meat-could-save-the-world-449722.html

2. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/health/germany-vegan-vegetarian-diets/

3. http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=9420&catId=1

4. https://www.daynurseries.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1580875/children-eat-meat-free-as-the-number-of-vegetarian-nurseries-grows

5. http://cphpost.dk/news/danes-buying-more-vegetarian-substitutes-for-meat-and-dairy.html

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Vegan Food Guide for Central America

Thousands of Americans and Canadians will visit Central America during summer. Summer is the perfect time to explore the beautiful Pacific Ocean , ancient cities ,and the amazing flora and fauna of Central America. Belize , Guatemala , Panama , Nicargua, and Honduras are popular cities in Central America.

United States gets 90 % of fruits , vegetables,  Quinoa, and coffee  from Central America. In Atlanta, I get tasty mangoes, jackfruit , tender coconut, and array of Indian vegetables. I 'm sure all of these delicious produce is from Central America and Mexico.

If you are a vegetarain or a vegan, planning to visit Central America, please read these useful websites ...

1.  http://www.westword.com/arts/dave-paco-of-osa-mariposa-releases-the-bodyguard-a-vegan-tourists-survival-guide-8973791

2.  https://www.happycow.net/blog/vegan-travel-tips-central-america/

3.  https://www.vegantravel.com/destinations/north-america/central-america/


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

 



Monday, March 13, 2017

Fit Fathers - Benefits of Plant-based Diet

Mothers and fathers play a pivotol role in creating healthy and happy families. Kimatni D. Rawlins is an amazing father of two wonderful vegan daughters. Few years ago, Kimatni led a unhealthy lifestyle. One fine day, Kimatni decided to lead a healthy lifestyle...

Rawlins founded Fit Fathers to help other fathers to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Rawlins is a "clean vegan", and helps fathers to thrive on the motto," Eat well, stay active and energize your life". In Fit Fathers you can find everything from, plant-based nutrition to delicious recipes and healthy travel tips to excercise tips.

Please read Rawlins website, http://www.fitfathers.com/meet-kimatni-rawlins/


Monday, March 6, 2017

Vegan Diet is Popular in Pune (Indian city)

My niece keeps saying me that it is pretty easy to thrive on a vegan diet in Pune (Near Mumbai). Many of her college friends are vegan after seeing the cruel condition of innocent cows in India and across the world. And many are going vegan because it is good for health!

Years ago, I read an article - Pune is awash with the best educational institutions in India. Today, I feel that there are many smart people in Pune! It is really wonderful to know that so many Indians are going VEGAN...

Here are some interesting articles about Vegans in Pune...

1.  http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/others/you/vegan-worship/articleshow/57397892.cms

2. http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/others/eat/dear-dairy-/articleshow/57211588.cms

3. https://www.facebook.com/therealgreencafe/

4. http://veganfixins.blogspot.com/2016/06/pune-vegan-explore.html

5.  http://businessworld.in/article/Make-Fashion-Go-Vegan-Animals-Are-Not-Ours-To-Wear-/24-02-2017-113442/


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Vegan Diet Can Cure Diabetes

Every day, the number of people suffering from Diabetes is increasing in India and across the world. India  is known as the "Capital of Diabetes".

Diet rich in carbohydrates(white rice) and sugar is the main cause of diabetes. During my recent visit to India, I noticed that so many vegetarians were suffering from Diabetes. It breaks my heart to say that  kids and young adults were suffering from Diabetes.

Yes, Diet rich in carbohydrates, suagr , dairy milk, yogurt, and paneer is the cause of high rate of Diabetes, heart disease, and cancer in India.

Recent studies have shown that plant-based diet (vegan diet) has the capacity to keep Diabetes at a bay! Plant-based diet rich in millets, vegetables, greens, and nuts is nutrious. It is really so easy to thrive on plant-based diet in India. So many vegans in India make delicious carrot halwa  and kheer with homemade almond milk or cashew milk. Peanuts and rice milk is used to make vegan curd! Thanks to internet and youtube, you can find healthy and nutritious recipes.

Here are some interesting websites to follow a healthy lifestyle

1.  https://sharan-india.org/healthy-recipes/

2. https://www.lifepositive.com/reverse-your-diabetes/

3. http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/india-program-intro

4. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/plant-based-diet-can-help-india-fight-diabetes-heart-ailments/1/882081.html

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS5hT4_OYqo

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Shruti Hassan Goes Vegan

Shruti Hassan - Actor and Kamal Hassan's beautiful daughter goes vegan. Shruti Hassan says going vegan has been the best decision she has taken. Years ago Shruti Hassan loved meat and seafood. She became a vegetarian two years ago! And now VEGAN!!!

I really love it when famous people go vegan. Famous vegans can inspire millions of people to thrive on healthy and nutritious plant-based diet (vegan diet). I hope icons of India -  Aishwarya Rai , Madhuri Dixit and Amitabh Bachan go Vegan...

Here is the interesting articles about Shruti Hassan going vegan...

1. http://www.newsnation.in/entertainment/bollywood-news/shruti-hassan-is-happy-to-be-a-vegan-says-it-is-one-of-her-best-decisions-article-162409.html

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Devika Bapna - Making Vegan Shoes in India

Devika Bapna, is an amazing young entrepreneur. Few years ago, she returned to India after completing her studies in United Kingdom. Devika Bapna could not find many non-leather shoes in local market.  Last year Devika Bapna started Kanabis( vegan shoe company).

Kanabis is all about beautiful , comfotable and cruel-free shoes . Visit these website to know more Devika Bapna and her company - Kanabis.

http://kanabis.in/

 https://www.instagram.com/kanabis.in/?hl=en

 https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2016/07/kanabis-vegan-footwear-my-startup-story/






Thursday, February 2, 2017

Football Players Go Vegan in United Kingdom

It is wonderful to see that Vegans in U.K are inspiring and motivations their friends and family to try Vegan fare. Recently,  Dale Vince - Chairman of Forest Green Rovers Football Club has inspired football players to thrive on plant-based diet. All the players, visitors and fans relish nutritious and delicious vegan fare in this Football Club.

I hope crickets teams and soccer teams are inpired to try vegan fare after reading this article!

You can read the article here...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/forest-green-rovers-why-i-turned-my-football-club-vegan-dale-vince-a7537286.html


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vegan Blog - 22 Days Nutrition

Every day, so many people are excited to try vegan diet! Unprocessed vegan diet is good for health and environment. In 2017, it is really cool to be a VEGAN across the world!

Today, I read an interesting blog - 22 Days Nutrition. Word renowned excercise physiologist Marco Borges inspire people to try nutritious and tasty plant-based diet. 22 Days Nutrition is awash with nutritious recipes , motivating articles and tips to maintain healthy lifestyle.

Here is the link to the amazing blog, http://www.22daysnutrition.com/blog/

Here are some interesting articles about Marco Borges
 http://www.today.com/series/viva-today/eat-beyonce-marco-borges-reveals-singers-diet-t18501

http://www.richroll.com/podcast/marco-borges/

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Two Great Reasons to go on Vegan Diet in 2017

1. Vegan Diet is Good for Health : Unprocessed vegan food brimming with fruits and vegetables is rich in antioxidants. Studies have shown that diet rich in vegetables and fruits has the capacity to keep everything from heart disease and diabetes and cancer to obesity at bay.

According to American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes.

Start you day with a bowl of fruits or green smoothy. Lentils, beans and vegetables such as brocolli and kale is loaded with proteins. So, try to consume veggie salads and lentil  soups for lunch. Indian cuisine and Mediterranean diet is awash with delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.

Here are some great websites for nutritious vegan recipes...

a. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/recipe-index

b. http://www.veganricha.com/category/popular

c. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/awesome-green-monster-smoothies/

2. Vegan Diet is  Great for Environment : Studies have shown that vegan diet(plant-based diet ) has less impact on environment. Animal agriculture is causing water pollution and air pollution . Raising animals for meat consumes large amount of water compared to grow lentils and beans.

According to 2006 report by the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) , raising animals for meat is the cause for greenhouse gases such as carbondioxide and methane. In short, animal industry and dairy farms across the world is causing global warming. Today, United Nations is urging people to eat less meat and consume less milk products. 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by the the United Nations .  January 18, 2017 will be the second ever Global Pulse Day, a global event to celebrate pulses and continue the momentum of the International Year of Pulses. And ,World Hunger can be eradicated if everyone thrives on plant-based diet (vegan diet) !

Here are some interesting articles about global warming and environment friendly "vegan meat"

a. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/meat-is-drowning-miami-new-omnivore-founder-says-animal-agriculture-is-the-leading-cause-of-climate-change-8293327

b.  http://grist.org/briefly/the-vegan-meat-market-really-beefed-up-in-2016/

c.   http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/-frontier/5-things-you-can-change-t_b_12961192.html

d.  http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/vegan-eating-would-slash-cut-food-s-global-warming-emissions-n542886