This blog post, which is outside the usual genre I upload, was inspired by a question posed on a comment I made on YouTube. I posited about the benefits of switching to a plant-based diet and someone asked me for details. You can check out the post in question here >>> https://youtu.be/WSOvurxALCM
Once every few months I eat meat dishes for one meal – to keep friends/family company. I also drink wine and liquor to wind down after a hard week – a small reward/indulgence. I mention this to make clear that I’m not a die-hard vegan.
But I’m convinced that switching to a plant-based diet – even a small start like giving up hamburgers, which we can all live without – will help save the environment and make everyone healthier. The biggest threat/contributor to climate change is the meat/fish industry, followed by fossil fuel. Politicians and climate-change activists (those funded by big business) focus on fossil fuel and ignore the larger elephant in the room. They should focus on both fossil fuel and the meat/fish industry. Eradicate the former and make the latter sustainable (perhaps). Check out the trailers for 3 documentaries on YouTube: Cowpiracy; Seapiracy; and Game Changes. You can also Google the names. The full documentaries are on Netflix.
My response to the comment/question:
I’m Singaporean and we cook a mixture of Chinese; Malay; and (south) Indian meals. Whatever the style – it is not bland food. The food tastes exactly as if we are eating meat dishes – this is important for me – because of the sauces used to marinate and cook. I don’t have the recipes.
Anyway, I made a quick video to highlight some of the dishes we cook at home: