Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Veggie Table free iPhone app

The Veggie Table iPhone app has arrived -- the app that lists vegetarian and vegan restaurants around you and around the world!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mad cows or deranged humans?

We all know the story behind mad cow disease -- cows are vegetarian but were fed meat (in fact, they were fed ground beef which itself comes from cows). How cruel and unethical can humans get? This is proof that mad begets mad. It was a wake-up call, but alas not much has changed. Beef-eaters continue to be a favoured food in the western world and it is openly marketed as safe and even healthy!

I think there is only one solution: we need to increase the demand for vegetarian food by increasing our strength and numbers. Then the market forces will eventually turn to favour the vegetarian! It is that simple! But easier said than done, of course. There are so many people who fervently believe that vegetarian food is insipid, lacks variety and is even unhealthy! How can we educate them and change their misguided mindset? How can the tide be turned? It is possible, but there will have to be a concerted effort and a very persistent campaign against food that comes from the daylight slaughter of animals and due to implicit approval of an unenlightened majority.

Today, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day! Here's to you vegetarians! Hope our numbers swell and grow and thrive!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Shouldn't we all have a vegetarian festival? I have not been to the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, but I imagine it would not only be rejuvenating and reinvigorating, but also very sumptuous and exciting. In an increasingly meat-eating world, I think it is important to celebrate the vegetarian in all of us. I truly believe that deep inside we are all vegetarians, true?

Most Thai people are meat-eaters and especially like to eat fish. Yet they are showing the way to the world with this awesome festival! Why can't we all?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Is your toothpaste vegetarian?

I like to use a toothpaste which claims to be using vegetarian ingredients. Apparently, most toothpastes are not vegetarian-friendly. Who knew?

The other day I bought a Toothpaste, er...Dental Cream made by brand Himalaya Herbal Healthcare and I fell in love with its taste and smell! Quite impressive to say the least, especially if its claims are true! I trust it is 100% vegetarian!

I think I am going to stick with it until I find a better vegetarian alternative. I think you should try it too!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dilbert, the vegetarian

The author of the famous comic Dilbert -- Scott Adams -- is a vegetarian! And for good reason! Here take a look!


Monday, August 29, 2011

The Original Treehuggers

The Bishnois of Rajasthan have been strict vegetarians and protectors of trees and animals for hundreds of years. Although you may not always agree with the violence that the Bishnois have sometimes resorted to in their gusto for street justice, their lifestyle is exemplary and remains an inspiration for making life on our planet sustainable. Here is a glimpse into their life: