Wednesday, March 21, 2012

50 Baths= 1 Steak. Tsk Tsk.



It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat, while growing 1 pound of wheat only requires 25 gallons. 


You save more water by not eating a pound of meat than you do by not showering for six months!


A totally vegan diet requires only 300 gallons of water per day, while a typical meat-eating diet requires more than 4,000 gallons of water per day.


50 Baths= 1 Steak


Think about it. 


Happy World Water Day!


Source: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/faqs.html ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a0701e/a0701e.pdf 


And don't forget to watch this super animation about water and food on the UN World Water Day website http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/animation_101.html


Cruelty-free Bath & Body Products from Rasa!


Finally some cruelty-free products that don't burn a hole in your pocket! Rasa is a range of natural, non-animal tested bath and body products. No bunnies are blinded to make these divine smelling soaps, lotions, shampoos and essential oils. Plus, the products have some very beneficial natural ingredients that won't leave your skin and hair irritated like most products available in the market. 

    

Some of my favorite products from Rasa are the Bamboo Milk Facial Cleanser, the Citrus Shampoo & Conditioner, the Lavender Basil Soap, and the Lemongrass oil. 

For information of where to buy their products, find Rasa on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rasa/219214058168777

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sinful, Guilt-Free Vegan Cupcakes from The Green Stove!

   


There is a serious lack of really good vegan dessert makers in India but I believe The Green Stove could be the answer to all your vegan patisserie problems!

I first tasted their cupcakes when I worked for PETA. Started by Rithika Ramesh in 2010, The Green Stove makes cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breads, cheesecakes, cheese spreads, appetizers and chocolates. They are completely dairy and egg free, cholesterol free and low in saturated fats. And they De.Lish!!!



Call them at 00 91 9819955320 to place an order for your next party. I assure you, you will not be disappointed. You can also write to them at thegreenstove@gmail.com or veganchef@thegreenstove.com

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cruelty-free Desi Fashion- Vegan Cotton Saris from UDD!


Are you ready for your first vegan sari?

Yuti and Atul bring you UDD- a playful, colorful, vibrant collection of digitally printed motifs on saris, dupattas, stoles and skirts. Check out their cotton saris- they're a joy to wear and they're kind to silk worms. 

Here's a fact I'm sure you've heard- Silk production means a painful death for insects. To produce 100 grams of silk approximately 1,500 worms are killed! Silk is derived from the cocoons of larvae, so most of the insects raised by the industry don’t live past the pupa stage, as they are steamed or gassed alive in their cocoons.

So it's time to ditch silk and embrace these fashionable and cruelty-fabrics instead! Oh, and we absolutely LOVE the birds on their saris, especially the Udd Panchhi Collection (literally means 'fly away birdie')! 

Email UDD at uddfabricdesign@gmail.com to buy their products. 
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Best Vegan Sushi in Mumbai


If I could eat a little Sushi every day of my life- I could wish for nothing more. If you're a fan of sushi too, especially the kind that doesn't involve killing little fishies by putting hooks through their lips, not to forget the million and a half health risks that come with eating raw fish- then check out these awesome Sushi places in Mumbai.


Global Fusion in Bandra West is my top pick for the most affordable vegan sushi in town. The lunch buffet on most weekdays in Rs 649 (inclusive of taxes) and you can eat all the sushi you want!


Sushi Cafe, just off of Linking Road, Bandra West, will bring sushi right to your doorstep. Priced at Rs 150 to Rs 250 for 6-8 rolls and at Rs 500 for a Premium Platter, these guys have a really wide selection. I recommend the Ikibana Veg with asparagus, avocado and cucumber and the Tofu Chilli with a spicy Japanese chilli sauce. Call them on 98336 50503!
And if you're in the mood to splurge, Wink at the Taj Vivanta in Cuffe Parade, has the most delicious Shitake Mushroom Sushi, among other vegan options. They also make a killer Wasabi Martini with Vodka- a fitting accompaniment to their perfectly crafted platters. 



Sunday, March 4, 2012

Vegan Dark Chocolate Liqueur Fills!


It's always great when people gift you thoughtful things- especially if those things are made up of chocolate and alcohol! 

I just got a surprise gift from the boyfriend- sinfully delicious vegan dark chocolate liqueur fills from Anthon Berg! So if you love your liqueurs and love chocolate, Anthon Berg might just be the thing for you. 

And the little bottles are oh-so-cute!!