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This Vegan Vegetarian approach to cooking allows for peak nutrient performance, low empty calorie and high Essential fatty acid intake which together may prevent and or improve many Life Style diseases. It is the dietary host that welcomes many health advantages that enhances strength and vigor.
St. Francis is the part saint of animals and the environment. This play in three acts is somewhat biographical and begins after he has had a vision of Jesus that changed his life from debauchery to doing good for the world and especially for all life.Francis takes a vow of poverty and chastity and in fact, became actively ascetic. He had no possessions, wore only discarded rags and ate from donated vegetable foods or vegetables found in trash. He and his associates used no animal products and lived the life of vegans.In his thirties he was visited by a crucified angel and Francis was left with stigmata, open wounds on his hands, feet, and side where Jesus was punctured during his crucifixion and also marks where Jesus wore a crown of thorns.When Francis died at age 44, he removed his only possession, a friar's cloak, and lay naked on the ground and died. He was canonized 2 years later and his legacy includes the Franciscan and St Clare monastic orders. He has been the inspiration of many thousands of animal rights workers and enthusiasts and, of course, the growing vegan movement.
Thai cooking is renowned for its perfect balance of flavours and textures and for its imaginative presentation. And the more people there are to share it, the better: for the Thais, the sharing of food is a source of great joy. Over the centuries migration has brought many influences from abroad, especially from China and (in the south) the spicier traditions from India. Chillies may have been introduced by Portuguese traders in the sixteenth century. Although veganism is virtually unheard of in Thailand, there is no need for vegans to miss out. Many of the ingredients are already familiar to vegan cooks, and the more specialist ingredients are becoming increasingly easy to get hold of. There is more good news too: many of the dishes are very quick and easy to prepare. Linda Majzlik has created over 120 dishes in her own kitchen, using authentic Thai ingredients and flavours, but avoiding the use of animal ingredients. Try her Beansprout and Lettuce Soup, the Tofu and Tamarind Dip, a bowl of Carrot, Ginger and Sesame Fried Rice, some Curried Aubergine with Tofu, a plate of Broccoli with Peanut and Chilli Sauce, a Pineapple and Water Chestnut Salad, all accompanied with Pan-fried Bread, some Crispy Fried Garlic, Onion and Shallots, and finish the meal off with a Pumpkin and Coconut Pudding.
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