Thursday, February 23, 2006

Vegan Cuisine !

vegetarian foodThe cuisines of most nations contain dishes that are plant-based (and therefore suitable for a vegan diet) as are specific traditional ingredients, e.g. tofu, tempeh and the wheat product seitan in Asian diets.

Also, according to Sturtivants Edible Plants of the World [19], there are 2,897 plants that may be used for food. Therefore, the variety of vegan food available can be extremely diverse and satisfying.

Many vegans prefer to cook without reference to meat, instead preparing meals from largely unprocessed ingredients such as pulses, grains, vegetables, nuts and fruit. However, artificial "meat" products made from non-animal derived ingredients such as soya or gluten, including imitation sausages, ground beef, burgers, and chicken nuggets are widely available.

vegetarian foodMany dishes that traditionally contain animal products can be adapted by substituting vegan ingredients in most recipes, e.g. nut, grain or soy milk used to replace cow's milk; eggs replaced by substitutes such as products made from potato starch.

On one hand, vegan cuisine is not new. It has a well developed tradition that is centuries old due mainly to the influence of Buddhism over societies that culturally do not use a large proportion of dairy products such as China, Japan and Taiwan.

On the other, many vegans have adapted their diets to fit in with modern fast food eating patterns.

Enjoy eating in your meal.

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