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Notes from the Author:

Allergy

All recipes in this blog may contain the followings:

a) Allium family such as onion and garlic –  commonly known in protecting against both cardiovascular disease and cancer

b) Soy and nuts – common food allergies in children and adults. Tree nuts can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction.

c) Dairy product such as milk and butter – animal by-products

d) Vegetarian processed food – processed from plant based ingredients, dairy product and adding some commonly cited as an unhealthy seasoning to resemble the “real thing”.

e) Alcohol –  It’s safe to say that alcohol is both a tonic and a poison. The difference lies mostly in the dose.

Alcohol main ingredients usually come from plant based such as grapes, rice, barley malt, water, hops and yeast. The same things like other plant based products in the market, the manufacturer or breweries may use or added animal products in the process which resulted the beer become non-vegetarian or vegan.

Drinking alcohol in moderation might benefit your health such as prevent against the common cold, improve blood circulation system and etc. For certain vegetarian groups or individuals are prohibited to consume any kind of alcohol due to the religion restriction or health issue.

If you have any allergy or come from different type of vegetarian diet, you may need to alert on the above ingredients. There is no right or wrong in vegetarianism. We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next. I personally advocate consumption of lacto-ovo type of vegetarian and not reject all kind of plants. I think there is plenty of way to eat, choose the one that suit to your preference.

I often get comments from certain vegetarianism group who think that people should eliminate certain of the ingredients listed above. If you want to eat in the way for whatever reason and you are feeling good and improving your health, then great! Keep on doing what you’re doing. Respect others as how you respect your decision to choose vegetarian diet!

Types of Vegetarianism

Here is some of the common types of vegetarianism:

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism

Vegan – excludes all animal products, including eggs, dairy, beeswax and honey. Some vegans also avoid animal products such as leather (and possibly silk) for clothing and goose-fat for shoe polish. (I salute and adore these group of peoples)

Ovo vegetarianism – includes eggs but not dairy products.

Lacto vegetarianism – includes dairy products but not eggs.

Ovo-lacto vegetarianism (or lacto-ovo vegetarianism) – includes animal/dairy products such as eggs, milk, and honey.
Veganism excludes all animal flesh and products, such as milk, honey, and eggs, as well as items refined or manufactured through any such product, such as bone-char refined white sugar or animal-tested baking soda.

Raw veganism – includes only fresh and uncooked fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Vegetables can only be cooked up to a certain temperature.

Fruitarianism – permits only fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant.

Buddhist vegetarianism. Different Buddhist traditions have differing teachings on diet, which may also vary for ordained monks and nuns compared to others. Many interpret the precept ‘not to kill’ to require abstinence from meat, but not all. In Commonly excludes not only all animal products but also vegetables in the allium family (which have the characteristic aroma of onion and garlic): onion, garlic, scallions, leeks, chives, or shallots.

Jain vegetarianism includes dairy but excludes eggs and honey, as well as root vegetables. Macrobiotic diets consist mostly of whole grains and beans.

General

a) Language

This blog is written in simple English.  As my aim is to share my home cook recipes with you guys out there, and not aim to produce literature, you may find some grammar error or sentence reversing. Some sentence may express in local accents. Accents are speech habits I acquired from my native tongue. They are most familiar to us in the form of sound, but they exist in writing, too. Amazing, lolololol… That’s can’t be avoidable! Excuse me please!

b) Image

Most image is taken by myself using my Olympus camera and various lenses. You may find some image under “Life Style” category may feature non vegetarianism view. Pardon me as my intention is to share the actual view and environment of the places where i take the photo. It’s about visually showing a sense of place. It can be mean the people there, or the different cultural traditions, or the different ways of life.

c) Recipes

The intention of writing this blog is for my personal record. Recipes in this blog is written by myself through my culinary journey pass down by my families, learning from friends and neighbours, research from social media and so on. Certain of the recipes is alter from non vegetarian to become a vegetarian recipes. Some of the recipes very similar to yours, any incidental similarities is not done by intentionally. Sometimes you think you’re going to a place that is so different, and you realize how similar it actually is. That’s how the life goes on. The same things happen with the recipes written in this blog.

 

That’s all from me at this point of time. I hope you enjoy reading my blog. Do left me a comments if you have any. I will try to reply as soon I get in touch with my dashboard.

Your truly,

Sunshine.