Hi <<First Name>>!
WELCOME TO DAY SIX!
WOW! Nearly your first week being vegan, well done!
Kym's advice for day six:
Travel as a vegan. Whether going to an exotic location or just getting some seriously good R&R, food is an important part of any trip or holiday. If you are on an adventure to a foreign country, of course you would like to try some new flavours and explore the culture through food. The good news is, vegan food is common in every country on earth, because well, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables are a huge part of every cultures foods. For example, Israel has so many traditional foods that are vegan, like hummus, babaganoush, tabouleh and the mind blowing flavours of falafel!
Check out this group website for some info about vegan food in various countries --> http://circleourearth.com/vegan-travel/vegan-country-guides
And this website for the 6 most vegan friendly countries in the world --> http://www.peacefuldumpling.com/most-vegan-friendly-countries-in-the-world
Also check out the awesome http://www.happycow.net for vegan restaurants in the city you are headed. With a bit of planning ahead you can make your trip an amazing vegan adventure!
Facebook groups are also a terrific resource for advice on local foods, just log on and do a search for the city you are headed, e.g. 'vegan new york' as most major cities in the world will have a vegan facebook group.
If you have a smartphone, download the 'Happy Cow' app for future reference
NEED SOME MORE ENCOURAGEMENT?
Watch this terrific interview with 77 year old vegan bodybuilder Jim Morris! (3 mins) --> click here
WANT MORE INFO ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN?
Go to this page on Dr Greger's Nutritionalfacts.org website and watch some short videos about the health dangers of pork consumption --> click here
CAN'T BE BOTHERED COOKING TONIGHT?
Check out the directory of vegan and vegan-friendly eateries on Happycow.com --> click here
Cassie's recipe idea for day six:
Black Bean Empanadas
2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 brown onion, finely diced
300g potato, finely diced
100g carrot, finely diced
100g frozen peas, thawed
1 long red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
½ cup parsley, finely chopped
400g can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 ½ tsp flaked salt
10 pack frozen puff pastry, thawed
3 litres vegetable oil, for deep frying
- In a frypan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat and saute the onions and garlic until golden brown. Add the potato, carrot and peas and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Add the chilli, currants, paprika, cumin, black beans, parsley and salt and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Using a 14cm round cookie cutter, cut pastry into circles and place 2 tablespoons of filling onto one side of the round and enclose pastry over filling, pinching the edges to seal.
- Fill and preheat a 3 litre deep fryer to 180C. Deep fry empanadas in batches of 10 until golden brown, approximately 8 minutes.
- Drain on paper towel and serve with vegan sour cream.
Click Here for Week One's Advice from Psychologist, Clare Mann
My aim is to give you simple strategies to understand and manage your own emotions, thoughts and self-questioning. Additionally, I’ll provide tips and techniques to have everyday conversations easily and effectively.
Click Here for Week One's Nutrition Tips from Naturopath, Robyn Chuter
Tips of the week: Eat a Rainbow Every Day, Eat Legumes Every Day, Ensure you have a reliable source of vitamin B12, Eat Real Food, Get Up and Move, Get your Green Leafy Vegetables, Know how to answer 'the Protein Question'
QUOTE FOR THE DAY
"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being." ~Mahatma Gandhi
Congratulations making it through DAY SIX of your 30 Day Go Vegan Challenge!