Vegan Bangalore potluck: Sat, April 26, 2014

The next Vegan Bangalore potluck is on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Rani Park (inside Cubbon Park).

Date: Saturday, 26th Apr 2014
Time: 2:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

If you’re attending the potluck for the first time, please do take a few minutes to read the following important information.

We will be meeting between 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rani Park (lawn across the road from the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, behind the Victoria statue, near the M G Road/Kasturba Road junction) and have the picnic spread there.

If you need further help and would like to call someone for information, please send an email to bengaluruvegans@gmail.com with your number or to get contact details. If you are attending the potluck for the first time, we *strongly* encourage you to do this so that you don’t miss us at Cubbon Park. Please make sure that you email at least a couple of days in advance.

1. *All* are welcome! :) You don’t have to be vegan to attend the potluck. You can join us even if you’re just curious about a vegan lifestyle or are interested to learn about veganism and its positive impacts.

2. Please bring a 100% vegan dish to share.

3. It would be nice if you bring a vegan dish that you have prepared; however, if you are unable to cook, feel free to carry food that you have purchased.

4. If you’ve purchased any food, please make sure there’s an ingredients list on the package so we can be assured that it is vegan. Companies change the ingredients in their products somewhat often, so kindly be careful.

5. If you’re unsure about what to bring then the best bets are fresh fruits and fruit juices. Everyone appreciates fruits and juices. :)

6. Please bring plates, glasses, bowls, forks, spoons and serving spoons for yourself. Everyone brings their own.

7. We usually have about 15-20 people attending. Bring enough food for 5-6 people to eat well and that’ll be enough.

8. Come, relax, and enjoy the food and conversation!

Looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

You can expect us to be at Rani Park between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM.

Vegan Bangalore potlucks/meetings happen on the last Saturday of every month.

- The Vegan Bengaluru Team

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Vegan Bangalore potluck: Sat, March 29, 2014

The next Vegan Bangalore potluck is this Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Rani Park (inside Cubbon Park).

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 2:15 pm to 5:15pm

If you’re attending the potluck for the first time, please do take a few minutes to read the following important information.

We will be meeting between 2:00 to 2:30 PM pm at Rani Park (lawn across the road from the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, behind the Victoria statue, near the MG Road/Kasturba Road junction) and have the picnic spread there.

After *carefully* reading *all* the details below, if you need further help and would like to call someone for information, please reply to this email (or send an email to bengaluruvegans@gmail.com) with your number or to get contact details. If you are attending the potluck for the first time, we *strongly* encourage you to do this so that you don’t miss us at Cubbon Park.

1. *All* are welcome! :) You don’t have to be vegan to attend the potluck. Even if you’re just curious about a vegan lifestyle or interested to learn about veganism you can join us.

2. You *MUST* bring a 100% vegan dish to share. Everyone brings something so it won’t be fair if you walk in empty handed.

3. It would be nice if you bring a vegan dish that is prepared by yourself; however, if you are unable to cook then feel free to carry food that you have purchased.

4. If you’ve purchased the food, then make sure there’s an ingredients list on the package so we can be assured that it is vegan. Particularly if you’re a first time attendee who is not vegan, please don’t expect us to take your word for it that the food you’ve purchased is completely vegan.

5. If you’re unsure about what to bring then the best bets are fresh fruits and fruit juices. Everyone appreciates fruits. :)

6. Please bring plates, glasses, bowls, forks, spoons and serving spoons for yourself. Everyone brings their own.

7. We usually have about 10-20 people attending. Bring enough food for 5-6 people to eat well and that’ll be enough.

8. Come, relax, and enjoy the food and conversation!

Looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

You can expect us to be at Rani Park between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM.

- Vegan Bangalore Team

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VGF: Vegan fair on Sunday, November 24, 2013

VGF: November 24, 2013

VGF: November 24, 2013

VGF – Come enjoy delicious vegan cookies, cakes, snacks, beverages, vegan themed jewelry, art, bath and body products and other vegan fare. There’s something for everyone! Imported sauces and condiments for those who like to cook with exotic ingredients, along side with delicious local grain based dishes for people with a taste for the traditional. Multigrain, jaggery sweetened cakes and muffins for the healthy minded as well as sinful sugary desserts for the indulgent.

Millet bisibele bath, millet peanut curd rice, multigrain muffins, home made pastas and sauces, cakes, cupcakes, beverages, organic detergent and dishwash, soaps, lip balms, jewelry, kitchen art and more will be available at the event. Check out brands like Burst of Happyness, Global Graynz, Krya, Slyly Simple, Taantraa Cakes, Veganosaurus, Art by Susmitha and more.

Date and Time: Sunday, 24th November 2013
Venue: Rooftop of ‘Citi Centre’. See below for directions.

***No entry fee. All are welcome!***

To reduce wastage:

* We will be providing a plate to each person. Please reuse the same throughout the event.
* We also encourage you to bring your own plates, spoons, cups if possible.
* We will have carton parcel boxes available but we request that you bring your own reusable containers and bags.

Directions:
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/m0BXN
The location is a 5 minute walk from the MG Road Metro Station. When you step out of the station (at either exit), cross the road and turn right on MG Road (away from Brigade Road). Walk ahead and take the first left turn, at the junction of Health and Glow. You can see ‘Citi Centre’ straight ahead on Church Street. It’s the same building as G.K. Vale and ADCB. Come up to the 3rd floor.

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Sunday 24 February: Vegan Fair

Sunday 24 February: Vegan Fair

These are some of the goodies you can find at the Vegan Fair:

Millie’s Gourmet Cashew Cheeses – Plain, Garlic, Herbed

Arun (full proceeds from this table will be donated to Samabhava) -Peanut Curd Rice, Chocolate Kaju Katlis

Sudha – Khara Paddus and Kothmiri Thokku (Cilantro Pickle)

Krishna and Chef Anantha of Carrots Vegan Restaurant – Carrot & Raisin Salad with choice of dressing (Date Syrup Dressing or Vinegar Dressing), Vegetable Paella, Mixed Nuts Burfi, Chocolate Truffles

Sharmila – Plain Chocolate, Crackle Chocolate, Sugar Caramel Chocolate, Dry Fruit Chocolate

Chaitali at Taantraa’s Innovative, Healthy, Multi-Grain Cupcakes – Aromatic Orange Almond (gluten free), Earthy Moong Dal, Best Friends Banana Walnut, Rabbity Carrot, Exotic Coffee Chocolate

Sowmya of Paradigm Shift Vegan Café – Red Velvet Cupcakes, Ferrero Rocher Cake, Butterscotch Cake, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Tofu Scramble Sandwiches, Stir Fried Tofu

Vinay – Cashew Mylk Beverage

Susmitha – Cinnamon Buns

Additionally, products like Coconut Butter, Quinoa and Vegan Jewellery will be sold.

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Food Photos from the Vegan Buffet at In The Pink

Vegan Buffet at In The Pink, Sat August 11th 2012.

Thanks to Aparna, Paneesh, Chef Joydeb and the staff of In The Pink for making this Vegan Bangalore event happen. The delicious and large spread was thoroughly enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike.

We’re looking forward to having another vegan buffet at In The Pink very soon. Until then, if anyone would like to taste these delicious 100% vegan goodies, In The Pink will be willing to make them for you with some advance notice.

My personal favourite this time was the Spinach Croquet! Highly recommended. :)

Spinach Croquet
Spinach Croquet

Fresh Tart
Fresh Tart

My plate full of food – Vegetable Pulao, Arrabiata Sauce, Peanut Yogurt Raita, Peanut Curd Rice, Pumpkin Ravioli, Spinach Croquet, Fresh Tart, Cutlet, Sliced Veggies, Chickpeas Salad, Peanut Cucumber Salad, Beetroot and Carrot Kosumbari
Salads, Starters and Main Course

Chocolate Truffle
Chocolate Truffle

Jilebi
Jilebi

Mango Panna Cotta
Mango Panna Cotta

Fruit Salad in Vanilla Custard
Fruit Salad in Vanilla Custard

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Looking for Vegan Recipes?

Welcome to Vegan Bengaluru! :)

For those of you who have found us via the article ‘Baubles With a Conscience’ on The New Sunday Express Magazine of 24th June 2012, this blog belongs to the Vegan Bengaluru group.

The Vegan Recipes which have been promised in the article can be found on the Veganosaurus blog.

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Vegan afternoons at a Fine Dining Restaurant

A few weeks ago, the European cuisine restaurant Graze, at Vivanta by Taj (aka Taj Residency) hosted Vegan Demo and Lunch events on two consecutive Saturdays with the help of FIAPO and Vegan Bengaluru members. Both events were successful and the food was enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. Here are a few snapshots I captured at the events.

And here are a couple of videos:

Shaping Gnocchi

Making Chocolate Mousse

If you’d like to read about these events in more detail – First vegan demo/lunch on 28th April and Second vegan demo/lunch on 5th May.

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