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Vegan Diwali Treat? Yes, Please!

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There are hardly any Vegan Indian sweets to speak of, or to taste. While many Indians are vegan, gluten, dairy products, and sugar are pretty much the main ingredients to all our sweets. So what’s a vegan to do on Diwali? Not this, that’s for sure. First, remember, history’s got your back. There are a few gluten-free Indian sweets you can gorge on. Boondi Laddoo are …

Where can you buy Organic and Vegan Products in India?

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Sikkim was declared a 100% organic farming state in January this year, making it a benchmark for the world. Yet, the growth and availability of organic products — particularly those that are certified and credible — remains a challenge in India. It’s the irony we live with in today’s world. In the same vein, vegan products should also have been readily available in vegetarian-majority India. …

Vegan Baking 101

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A lot of people come and ask me about Vegan Baking. The questions range from what is vegan baking to is it even possible to try it in India. It can seem like a mystery how something that doesn’t contain any cream, milk, eggs, butter, and (sacré bleu!) white sugar is even considered a baked product. But, trust me, vegan baking can be flavourful and …

#MumbaiDiaries: Four roadside food joints you must try!

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Checking out posh restaurants aside, our favourite thing to do in Mumbai is catch up with our favourite roadside restauranteur  — many of whom are legends and landmarks in themselves. If we listed each of the thelas we loved, Internet space may run out, but here’s four of the best: Idris Situated below the World Trade Centre in Cuff Parade, Idris is your best bet for a …

How to survive Independence Day with your family, without booze!

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Independence Day, aka No Booze Holiday! But, things aren’t all bad. It’s also a day you could spend with your family. Why not, right? Of course, spending a tequila-less 24 hours famjaming can seem like, But, I gotcha covered, pyjama peeps. Take this August 15th to the next level of family bonding with these quirky activities we’ve planned for you and yours. 1. Quiz Night A …

Salads for carnivorous

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Yes, the future is vegan. But, I prefer to live in the present. A meat-loving, carnivorous present! I do ensure the meat and fish I obtain are cruelty-free. Please don’t judge me, join me. It’s yummy. But, even I can’t get myself to chow down a burger in this heat-wave. Most days, I find myself craving a cool, crisp salad for lunch or dinner, or breakfast even. But, I …