Today (November 1) is World Vegan Day, the day that is celebrated by the vegan community across the globe to encourage the practice of an all-green diet that excludes dairy and animal products.
People are encouraged to adopt a vegan lifestyle and made aware of its benefits in preventing heart disease, certain cancers, type II diabetes and arthritis, lung disease and kidney disease.
The vegan diet is mostly plant-based, which excludes dairy and animal products.
Today, World Vegan Day marks the 77th anniversary of its creation, i.e. the 1st November 1994. The day was specifically established on this date to mark the Golden Jubilee of the UK Vegan Society and to celebrate the term “Vegan”. Moreover, on this day only, the “Vegan Society” was formed.
Difference vegan and vegetarian
We often confuse the word ‘vegan’ with ‘vegetarian’, but there is one difference that we tend to miss. “Vegetarians” are those who do not consume meat, eggs or other animal products, while “vegans” are those who do not consume daily products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, paneer, etc.
Living a vegan lifestyle boosts human health, protects animal welfare, and helps protect the environment. The famous Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras advocated being friendly with all creatures. Likewise, Buddhists believe in never harming an animal.
Easy and delicious vegan dishes
Here are some easy and tasty vegan dishes, let’s dig in:
DAL CHAWAL: It is the most common and filling meal that is cooked in almost every Indian household. It is difficult to refuse the dish rich in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
IDLI-DOSA: Native to South India, the fermented and steamed preparation is amazing to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Light on the stomach and potent as well as full of flavor, steaming hot idlis with sambhar and coconut chutney or a thin and crisp dosa wrapped around a mixture of potatoes and vegetables is so delicious.
CHAAT: You can travel the world and fight for world famous cuisines, but nothing beats the taste of Indian chaat recipes. They are innovative and so numerous that one can easily wonder which one to choose. In terms of chaat, there are so many varieties like – bhel, sev puri, dahi-vada, gol-gappe, saag-kachori, and so on. The best thing about it is that it is packed with all the essentials that our body needs and is just plain vegan.
VEG PULAO / BIRYANI: This is another healthy one-pot meal that you need to add to feel exotic and alive. The goodness of the stirred vegetables, the energy of the rice and the taste of the savory condiments that make it up, all emerge as a super delicious dish for dinner.
RAJMA CHAWAL: One of the most popular and popular Indian dishes, made with boiled red beans cooked in a rich vegetarian sauce, with hot steamed rice. It is a very good source of protein and full of flavor.
On this World Vegan Day 2021, try cutting down on that complex junk food and switching to hearty, homemade vegan food. COVID has put many aspects of life in great concern and there is a major threat of food insecurity hanging over the world, so recognize the power of simple food and GO VEGAN.