The Vegan Philosophy and Diet
While vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry or fish, they might eat dairy products, like milk, cheese, eggs, or yogurt. Their diet beliefs are varied and may include health reasons, allergic reactions, or respect for animal life. Vegans, on the other hand, are self-committed to a standard of living that totally respects animal well-being. Hence, they eliminate all types of animal meat and products, and that includes all dairy items. In many cases, this philosophy also embraces animal clothing, animal environment, and animal rights.
When it comes to food, what do vegans eat? There’s a whole lot of choices. Vegans eat lots of veggies, beans, grains, tofu, and fresh or dried fruits. For breakfast, they’ll have bagels, cereals, toasts, pancakes, and even non-dairy milk and veggie sausages. Lunch and dinner fares will include baked or mashed potatoes, stir-fried vegetables, soup or chili over pasta or rice, veggie pizza, veggie burger, seitan casserole or tofu lasagna. There’s a variety of no-meat sandwiches, non-dairy ice cream, vegan pie, cookies, or cake for snacks or dessert.
The world is catching up to this healthy and nutritious lifestyle and philosophy and many are becoming converts. It’s taking hold in supermarkets, hotels and restaurants where vegan ingredients and recipes are popular. World and ethnic cultures have adopted it as a way of life.
Bellevue Indian Restaurant serves Vegan
Specializing in southern Indian fare, both Spice Route and MokSha restaurants in Bellevue serve delicious vegan dishes to a multinational clientele. They have many vegetarian and vegan options, as well as meat options in both places for lunch buffet and dinner. Owner and Chef Tom Thanu is a vegan himself and shares his cooking expertise via a monthly vegan cooking class. Be vegan and learn vegan. Here at our Indian restaurant in Bellevue.