Category: Meatless Monday

  • China police rescues more than 1000 cats from slaughter and being sold as pork, mutton, beef

    The news: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2023/10/24/china-police-rescue-over-1000-cats-from-being-slaughtered-and-sold-as-mutton-pork Photo credit: Unplash via thestar.com It’s nothing new in China. Their people are known to eat practically “anything”. The horrific Yulin Festival is still on every year despite protests and rescue efforts by international organisations. Dogs and cats (even pets) are kidnapped for this festival and rescue groups have to intercept the…

  • Happy Meatless Monday (8 countries with the largest vegetarian population)

    Take a look and be inspired to join the bandwagon of going meatless once a week…or more! The photos: https://www.dnaindia.com/web-stories/lifestyle/8-countries-with-highest-vegetarian-population-india-mexico-taiwan-uk-australia-1697950077130

  • Happy Meatless Sunday – Health advice from Dr Chidi Ngwaba, a cardiothoracic surgeon

    This youtube has tons of good nutritional advice from Dr Chidi Ngwaba, a cardiothoracic surgeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJhhNXWkkEA He recommends a plant-based diet, cutting out as much “white stuff” as possible (white rice, white flour, white refined sugar, etc.). These spices are good: Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamon. Berries are good. For depression: Physical activity, Do something you…

  • Happy Meatless Friday – the plant-based Mediterranean diet to lose visceral belly fat

    Visceral belly fat isn’t only just unsightly for cosmetic reasons, it is unhealthy and can lead to life-threatening diseases like stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Here’s a diet that has been researched and proven to help reduce visceral belly fat if it is coupled with exercise! The article: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/10/18/health/mediterranean-diet-exercise-study-wellness Operative words: Plant-based diet and exercise!!…

  • A 100-year old nutrition professor’s key to a long and healthy life

    The youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iddFlIcxQi4 Dr John Scharffenberg’s advice for a long and healthy life: Eat at the proper time (no snacking), a variety of natural (not processed) food in quantities for ideal weight. The seven risk factors: Tobacco Alcohol Inactivity Being overweight – Exercise! Too much meat and sugar High blood pressure High blood cholesterol Nos…

  • Happy Meatless Tuesday from Jayden!

    The first thing that Jayden does every morning when he arrives at our house is… …to cut his toy fruits and vegetables! Jayden can already say the following words: Apple Strobri (strawberry) Rain (orange) Brinjol (bringjal) Nana (banana) Shroom (mushroom) Corn Chil (chilli) Bitgod (bittergourd) Onion Prape (grapes) And….chee cheong pun (chee cheong fun)!! A…

  • Happy Meatless Monday!

    No, I did not grow young suddenly…haha. This is an old photo taken at our old house many, many years ago. That’s Indy and Cleo eating on the kitchen counter. Now, this, below, is for today’s meals….in the making! A vegetable soup. And lots of leafy greens for calcium! Happy Meatless Monday, folks! Save the…

  • From lab-grown steak to plant-based solutions – the alternative meat industry

    Watch the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/Ph44eitMVzw We support the alternative meat industry where lab-grown steak and plant-based solutions are sought for our food. Kudos to Israel for their initiative! It saves animal lives and saves the planet! We don’t know if these plant-based solutions will reach our shores, so let’s start by observing Meatless Mondays, shall…

  • Happy Meatless Sunday

    Any day is a good day to have a meatless meal! I’ve been making my own version of Asian-inspired minestrone soup lately. Minestrone soup is a staple diet of the Sardinia people, one of the Blue Zone communities. The base is sauteed garlic with oil and tomatoes. Then, just add in whatever vegetables you like…

  • Happy Meatless Monday!

    These delectable vegetarian dishes are from Ayaana at Nu Empire in Subang Jaya. Their food is made from dhal and has no preservatives. All family recipes. We wanted a light meal last Saturday and the manager recommended idlly and utthapam. The Idlly is a slightly savoury dhal cake. The Utthapam is a dhal pancake topped…

  • Happy Meatless Friday with homemade minestrone soup

    I was watching the documentary, Live to 100: Secret of the Blue Zones, on Netflix. It is extremely inspiring how the people in these Blue Zones remaining healthy, happy and active right up to their 90s and past 100. We know the renowned Blue Zones as Okinawa, Sardinia and Ikaria (and a few more). The…

  • Happy Meatless Saturday (at Ayaana, NU Empire)!

    Any day is a good day for going meatless! Chutney’s at NU Empire (formerly known as Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya) has expanded and is now known as Ayaana. Their interior is absolutely beautiful. Elegant and exquisite and yet, very welcoming. It was our first visit there because previously as Chutney’s, it was always…

  • Meatless Friday!

    There is no need to wait for Mondays to go meatless! Fridays are good too. This is my brunch for today. That’s capsicum, tomato, lettuce, to be made into an omelette. Boiled green peas and broccoli. Here’s my vegetable omelette with greens! Bon appetit! Selamat menjamu selera! I don’t use salt or seasoning because I…

  • Indonesian city, Tomohon, bans dog, cat and other exotic animal meat trade

    Let’s hope the ban is enforced and stays enforced. The news: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2023/07/21/indonesian-city-bans-dog-and-cat-meat-trade-after-activists039-campaign While we feel so sad that dogs, cats and so many other innocent animals are slaughtered for food, let’s all also do our part in embarking on a mostly plant-based diet. Every little bit helps.

  • Adopt a flexitarian diet

    As an alternative to Meatless Mondays, you can also adopt a flexitarian diet, which is what I do actually, ever since I needed to take fish oil capsules on a daily basis for my health. Here’s what it is all about: https://www.healthshots.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/know-what-is-flexitarian-diet-and-its-benefits/ Excerpts: A flexitarian diet is a flexible approach to eating what is primarily plant-based,…