How to be Vegan and Gluten Free in India – A Survival Guide

India, in my opinion, is one of the most amazing countries in the world. The people are lovely, the culture is rich, the sun is hot and the food is amazing. But being vegan wasn’t as easy as I first thought. Although being a vego was no problem, the presence of butter, cheese and ghee (unpasteurised butter) became extremely difficult to avoid. Boycotting gluten was actually easier than Veganism, to my own surprise, and I didn’t get sick once – woohoo – (rare occasion). 

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

After eating Indian for the past 60 meals (yes, I probably won’t be eating it again anytime soon), I think now I have a better understanding on how to avoid eating animal products and my good friend wheat. So I bring you my take on keeping your values in check by not eating other sentient beings when in India as well as being free from gluten. Enjoy

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Impact On The Environment

I never really cared about the environment that much growing up but the more I learn, I can no longer be ignorant. Although ignorance is bliss, climate change isn’t.

A vegan diet is absolute key to save the planet but there are also plenty of other ways to help out mother nature. I try my absolute best to do everything I can to save the environment but as always progress not perfection. These 5 things are only a few ways to have a positive contribution, you can always do more! But doing something is better than nothing!

So, here goes.

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My Top 5 Gluten Free and Vegan Eateries in Melbourne

After being diagnosed as coeliac I thought I’d never be able to eat out again. Throwing a Vegan diet into the mix made matters seem worse, thinking I’d only be able to eat lettuce out if I was lucky… and how wrong I was!

Living in Melbourne, the most accommodating city in the world when it comes to fussy buggers like myself, made my lifestyle change feel much easier. So, to help all the GF restricted people and the plant-based individuals out there, or if you’re lucky enough to be doing both, here is a list of my top 5 favourite vegan and gluten-free cafes you’ll find in Melbourne

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