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Real Food is yet another great Vegetarian restaurant i visited recently. ( the only Vegan place that baby boy said he don’t mind going back there for dinner again!!!) They have two outlets currently but the one i visited is located at killiney Road.

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i love how they have different sections for different things. there is a book corner, a grocery section and of course the dining area.

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the grocery section has got some pretty interesting healthy living stuff, i bought some vegetable stock from there and will definitely go back there for more vegan ingredients.

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we ordered this dumplings soup. so good….!!omg.. i told the boy that finally i can eat some dumplings. hahaa.. ( you know that most dumplings has got some kind of meat in it??i miss gyoza!! if anyone know of any veg gyoza in sg please let me know ?? please?? )

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the mushroom pasta is a bit dry though.
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the pizza is superb! the boy claimed that it is one of the best pizza he ever had. And the best thing is you get to choose whatever topping you want to add on your pizza, which is good for me because i don’t really eat allllllll kind of veg.hehe
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thanks baby boy for eating another vegan meal with me. 🙂

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everyone should watch this. 🙂

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yet another heartbreaking video that reaffirm me that turning vegetarian slowly is a right thing to do. you simply can’t say u r an animal lover if u still do eat meat/seafood (i am not a fully vegetarian yet so i am still kind of guilty of it too.) if u love your pet dogs and cats at home…what about these animals that are slaughter to become part of our food chain.

how would u feel if humans are…..

part of the food chain?

hunted as a sport?

to be caged and trained to what others want u to do?

forced to race or perform as entertainment?

 

 

we are too animals inhabiting the earth.

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Yes. i have been on the hunt of good vegan food lately. and as soon as i found out that there is this organic vegan burger fast food , i wanted to try it out so badly. u know the typical vegetarian choices in singapore is either like an indian veg restaurant, chinese style veg eateries and many salad bars. oh yes, and lately, i found out that subway serves this vegetarian patty sandwich which i find it quite good.

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and so i did a little research about veganburg and i got shocked!!! they have 4 existing outlets and the fifth one is opening up in orchard at the 2nd quarter of the year. DESPITE having 4 outlets now, i have never heard of it from anyone before till this colleague of mine highlighted to me their existence.

hehe, so i finally persuaded the boy to turn vegan for one night, and we ordered home delivery. YES they provides delivery!! however, they have this very weird delivery system. Firstly, u need to check which zone u are living in and the minimum order differs. the minimum order could range from $20-$150 depending on your location. personally, i felt i am discriminated (haha, i am exaggerating) , like i live in the “out of zone” area, so my minimum order is $100!! how the hell can i order $100 worth of burgers and fries…???

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this is the smoky bbq burger, that the boy and me find it quite tasty. ( he ordered the char-grilled satay, he don’t quite like it.)

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and they have this tofu sausages that tasted like real sausages. damn amazing la.

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when i saw that they have this organic cola and lemonade on their online menu, i know i just have to try it. i have never heard of organic cola and lemonade la. wahhaha.but the drinks turned out a little too bland for me. don’t quite enjoy it.

however, i don’t mind having their burgers and fries again. if you are looking for a fun, western vegan alternative, don’t mind giving it a try. 🙂

found out more at  ———>  http://www.veganburg.com

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WAHAHAHAH..i know it has ONLY been 11days since the day i stopped taking meat and fish. BUT   i feel so good about it. seriously now i do not have any cravings at all for my favourite duck rice,KFC, Macdonald and some of my all time fav SUSHI(swordfish,tuna etc) . in fact,now i am happy with just eating veg, prawns,clams and cuttlefish.oh well, baby steps.. hopefully some day i can stop taking seafood totally. it will be an achievement for me. lol. and i appreciate some of my friends who accommodate my change of diet by not eating meat as well when dining with me. really “gan dong” (meaning i am touched).haha

anyway i found more articles about turning vegetarian. hope it benefits you (those who been reading my blog) 🙂

in particularly, i found this veg starter guide prepared by the international vegetarian union. i think they put up a really useful guide. i print screen parts of the guide that impact me the most.

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http://www.lovinghut.com.sg/documents/starter.pdf

This guide also includes information about what happen to the livestock and fishes (how they are breed and slaughter) that we have been consuming day in and out. didn’t wanna post it here because i know not everyone wants to know the ugly truth of these animals’ living conditions.

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then i found this paragraph written by a singaporean. hope it makes u think twice before u thought of eating shark fins again.

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been eating more salads lately. 🙂 hehe hopefully can really lose weight as well. lol.

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i have been thinking about turning to a semi-vegetarian/ Pesco-vegetarian for the longest time but to think of giving up my love for SEAFOOD totally (especially prawns) is the hardest thing and this is what stopping me right now of becoming a true strict vegetarian. Recently, the urge got stronger after i visited a wet market in hong kong, it is like now when i eat chicken i will feel like puking ( i know it is probably psychological). but i will tell you why i am feeling this way. ( if u have a weak heart , pls do not read this entry any further. the photos that are coming up might be a little too much for u to take. 🙂 )

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Basically almost all the animals are kept alive at the market so that they are “fresh” at the point of purchase, and these animals include chickens and all sort of sea animals. The slaughtering of the chickens cause the biggest impact on me…. once the patrons have picked the chickens they wanted , the seller will silt the chickens’ throat and throw them into this metal bucket where they were left there to bleed and eventually dies. why can’t they just kill the chicken instantly but to let them bleed to death?i don’t understand. it is just so inhumane for me.

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i got so emotional seeing the process of them slaughtering the chicken. that i just wished that i could just stop everyone from buying any more chicken from the seller.

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Then the next thing i saw totally changes my opinion of how fishes die.i always thought that fishes usually have pretty quick death, like once they are out of water they probably won’t stay alive for long. but i was so wrong….

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i don’t know why for some reason, the sellers like to halve some of the bigger fishes.But these fishes are still pretty much alive even though they are like chopped into half!! the hearts of the fishes are still beating and the gills /tails are still moving and swaying. omg… i am not exaggerating and i am not lying. i was so shocked. so shocked.

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what is wrong with eating dead chicken and dead fishes? is it really a must to buy “FRESH” chicken and fishes? i just don’t understand. like what’s wrong with these people, they don’t see the suffering of these animals at all??

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then the rest of the smaller fishes are kept alive. once they are picked and sold, the seller will then kill the fishes on the spot. the trip to the market was just too much for me to take, i wished that there were something i could do to stop these animals from dying in such an inhumane way.
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And so, lately i been thinking about cutting down my intake of meat and turning to a semi-vegetarian. i don’t even know if there is such a semi-vegetarian diet, so i did a little online research. Apparently, there is really such a semi vegetarian diet and Pesco-vegetarian diet and it seems to be getting more popular because of its health benefits, i thought it would be nice to share what i have found here.
 
Semi- vegetarian/ Flexitarian — is used to describe those who eats a mostly vegetarian diet but occasionally takes meat.
 
Pesco-Vegetarian — is a vegetarian diet free of meat but includes fishes.
 
oh well, i think i don’t really want to belong to any of the group above. cause i really hope i can stop eating all the diff type of meats and fishes. maybe, i will still take clams, scallops and prawns.i am not sure. but first thing most, i know i want to stop eating meat. so i guess i am taking baby steps , one step at a time.
 
then lately, there is someone who been telling me that it is not healthy for me to be picky with food. i got really angry at first cause i don’t see not eating lamb, beef, tomatoes, carrots, banana and lady’s finger would pose any significant health problems.
 
so i wanted to find out if it is true. then i came across this article while i was researching on the topic of turning vegetarian.
 
Benefits of becoming semi-vegetarian!!
  • The health benefits of people who consume a plant based diet and eat less meat are widely known and include:   a lower risk of cancer by as much as 20 – 50% and heart disease by over 20%.
  • have lower cholesterol levels, improve their blood sugar control and have lower rates of obesity.
  • By becoming a semi-vegetarian you will also be helping some animals, since you’ll be eating less of them, but of course some animals will still end up on your dinner plate.  The average person will eat 880 chickens in their lifetime (Source:  How Much Food Will You Eat in Your Lifetime?  That’s a lot of chickens.  So if you reduced your chicken consumption in half, you would be saving 440 chickens.
i know that many people believed that when we stop taking certain types of food, our body will not get all the necessary nutrients. but we can always get alternative food source to get the nutrients we eat.
 
it was said that vegetarians who eat no meat, fish, poultry or dairy foods (vegans) face the risk of missing out on certain nutrients. Some of these are iron,folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and zinc etc.
 
The following is a list of alternative good plant sources for these key nutrients:
  • iron. This is found in legumes, tofu, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit, seeds, whole grain products and iron-fortified cereals and breads.
  • vitamin B12. This is found in fortified foods including soymilk, vegetarian burger patties and cereals.
  • vitamin D. The body makes this vitamin in the presence of sunlight. It is also found in fortified foods such as cereals, margarine and soy beverages.
  • calcium. This is found in tofu, broccoli, seeds, nuts, kale, legumes, greens, okra, rutabaga, calcium-fortified soymilk, calcium-enriched juices and grain products. It is also found in tortillas made from lime-processed corn and in fortified cereals.
  • zinc. This is found in whole grains such wheat germ and bran, whole-wheat breads and cereals, legumes, seeds, nuts and tofu.

so in other words, even if i stop eating certain food doesn’t mean I AM NOT HEALTHY. it all depends on how i plan my diet to make it balanced.

And the main concern of eating a meatless diet would be about meeting the nutritional needs for protein, vitamin B12 and other nutrients that are typically supplied by meat, but taking Dairy products and fortified dairy substitutes made with soy help round out a healthy pesco-vegetarian diet by supplying additional protein and essential nutrients such as calcium, B vitamins and vitamins A and D. SO it has been proven once again, that even if u eats everything doesn’t mean it is best for your health.

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i really hope i can do it. even though it is ilke me doing something small for the better of the world but i actually feel great doing it.  i hope i can endure and have a strong will this time round. 🙂

 

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