Vegan friendly wine made in Puglia, Italy

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Vegan friendly wine made in Puglia, Italy

Apulia is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. It is famous worldwide for its sceneries, its sea, and its generous and rich land. This southern-Italian region is also well know for its productions and abundant kinds of food.

It seems that today Apulia has reached another important record. This region is the first in Italy which was enabled to produce Vegan wine, in other words, without using any animal derivatives in the production process.

Vegan wine is “fining agents” free

The reason that all wines are not Vegan friendly has to do with how the wine is made. Wines contain some “fining agents” which, such as casein (from milk), albumin (from eggs), gelatin (animal derivation), and so on, which “help” to self-stabilize and self-fine wine.

This wine was launched few days ago at ProWein in Düsseldorf, an important international event in the sector. The vegan wine has raised great interest curiosity and this makes Vegans enormously proud of.

A new Vegan direction

This new trend, which avoid animal-derived elements, confirm that is has been going on from several years. Apulia is a region in which more and more natural winemaking methods are well increasing.

In the future it is likely that this trend will intensify more and more, and maybe most companies will turn traditional production into a more vegan and sustainable one.

It is such a good news, one that deserves a good  glass of (vegan) wine to make a toast! Cheers!

MULTICEREALS’ PIE: KAMUT, QUINOA, BULGUR WITH SEITAN AND TOFU

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MULTICEREALS’ PIE: KAMUT, QUINOA, BULGUR WITH SEITAN AND TOFU

 

Are in the right mood for a delicious dish as an alternative to the usual pasta?

Here is a tasty and a very quick recipe to prepare by a dear friend of mine: Claudia Vinciguerra.

The dish is delicious, in fact it has been eaten in a blink of an eye, even before being photographed! I promise, I will take some pictures before eating it, next time!

Here you are Claudia’s recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

–       A package of seitan (preferably, the natural one);

–       A package of tofu (naturally tasted, as well);

–       Quinoa and bulgur cereals (precooked are also good);

–       Kamut (also precooked);

–       Some bay leaves;

–       Vegetable cream;

–       Grated bread;

–       Salt (just enough);

–       Pepper (just enough);

–       Curry and/or other spices, of your choosing;

–       Olive oil (just enough).

 

HOW TO MAKE IT:

First of all, cook (in boiling and just enough salty water) some quinoa and bulgur together with seitan. All these ingredients (if precooked) have the same cooking time, that is around 10 minutes. A valid alternative to such cereals could be pearled barley. As the cereals are cooked, cut seitan and tofu into small chunks. Try to well drain the cereals (help yourself with a slotted spoon), Let them stand for few minutes in a bowl, adding some oil, some bay leaves, pepper and other spices. Put seitan and tofu in the mixture and try to well mix it up by adding some vegetable cream, as the mixture become uniform in colour and taste.

Cover a baking pan with a sheet of baking paper. Pour the mixture evenly in the pan. Then, sprinkle the pie with grated bread. You can garnish it with some drops of vegetable cream, if you prefer. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.

Enjoy it!

(Photo from google)

Vegan Indian, one of best veggie restaurant in London

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Vegan Indian, one of best veggie restaurant in London

There are really good reasons to have lunch or dinner at the Indian vegan restaurant. The array of vegan dishes is admirable. Twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday, they serve a traditional Indian dish, the “paneer curry”.

The all-you-can-eat buffet costs only 4,5 pounds, a very special price, indeed, in London. In this restaurant food is of good quality, and your dish are cooked freshly. This restaurant offers impressive Indian-style vegan dishes and there are a wide range of Indian spices and curries that come in vegan varieties.

Tasting Indian cuisine

For people visiting London, this is home to go for vegans and vegetarians. This restaurant is recognized as new and exclusive in presentation. If you are looking for a great oriental atmosphere, this is absolutely the right place to go! You can easily get there by bus or by underground. In the restaurant, the walls are covered in posters with Indian representations of culture and even healthy cuisine. There are also many quotes by different people who tried to become veggie alone.

There are actually 30 kinds of different dishes to enjoy. Most of them consist of vegan course and tasty sauces (you can choose a wide range of flavor). Many people have eaten in this restaurant and they say it has to be tasted to be believed!

Indian Veg since 1985

Indian Veg is the precursor of Indian vegan cuisine, when probably in Italy nobody have never heard about it, since 1985. although it should be said that Indian food is mainly based on vegetarian courses. Another thing that it is to be said is the wide range of beers available in this restaurant, for those who like to dine while enjoying a good beer.

If you are going to visit London, I recommend to eat in this restaurant. It is actually a good option for those who wants to spend not much and eat as much good food as you want.

Here is the address: 92-93 Chapel Market, Angel Islington, London N1 9EX, United Kingdom