World Vegetarian Day 2020

October 1 is observed as World Vegetarian Day around the world kicking-off the Vegetarian Awareness Month. As a company that passionately advocates for a plant-based lifestyle, we are celebrating World Vegetarian Day 2020 in the best way we know how – through food! But first, a quick primer about what this day means.

World Vegetarian Day 2020

World Vegetarian Day was first observed in 1977 to promote joy, compassion, and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. This includes the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

QNET VIPs – FAVOURITE VEGETARIAN DISHES

We reached out to our Founders and all your favourite personalities from the QNET family to find out what they love to eat!

Dosa/Thosai – Dato Sri Vijay Eswaran

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Thosai or Dosa originates in South India, and is made from a rice batter, and spread to come out like a crispy crepe. It is often served steaming hot with ghee (clarified butter) and a variety of savoury accompaniments, including sambhar (a spicy lentil stew), and coconut chutney. The thosai is so versatile, you could even stuff it with many vegetarian fillings – including potatoes, paneer, even cheese! Both vegetarian and delectable, you can’t go wrong with this tasty dish!

Vegetarian Nasi Lemak – Datin Sri Umayal

World Vegetarian Day 2020datin sri's favourite = vegetarian nasi lemak

A vegetarian version of Malaysian National Dish, this Nasi Lemak hits the spot just as strongly as the original. The dish comes with fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf and has a variety of garnishes including a hot spicy sauce called sambal, roasted peanuts, fresh or pickled cucumber. It’s no wonder Datin Sri Umayal loves this dish so much.

Vegetable Thai Green Curry – Joseph Bismark

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Normally served with rice, this veggie version of a Thai Green Curry is packed full of nutritious fresh vegetables, and super ingredients like galangal, ginger, coriander, kaffir lime and lemongrass. Not only is it full of popping flavours, it’s healthy and simple enough to have for a weeknight dinner.

Beans And Egg Curry – Chief Pathman Senathirajah

Chief Pathman Senathirajah Favourite Vegetarian Dish

With a generous amount of coconut and spices, this South Indian-style curry goes perfectly with rice or papad/poppadom. Protein-rich, this omelette curry is made with red kidney beans and eggs. To turn this into a wholesome and healthy meal for the whole family, opt for the South Indian classic – red boiled rice.

Cheese And Mushroom Omelette – Malou Caluza

World Vegetarian Day 2020Ms Malou Favourite Vegetarian Dish Mushroom and Cheese Omlette

Filling and packed with protein, this low carb dish can be on the table and in your tummy in 10 minutes or under. Mushrooms are also the perfect veg to add to an omelette with its myriad of nutritional benefits. It is high in fibre and a good source of B-vitamins, but it is so delicious you’d feel like you’re treating yourself to a cheat meal.

Crunchy Steamed Vegetables – JR Mayer

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There’s no greater homage to vegetables than to keep it simple and consume it in all its glory. Nutritionists have said that the best way to do this is to steam them as it retains all their nutrients. What’s more, the veg retains its crunch without turning into a mushy baby food sort of consistency. JR Mayer prefers to keep it simple and season with freshly ground salt and pepper.

What is your go-to favourite vegetarian dish? Do you prefer vegetarian starters, mains or desserts? How will you celebrate World Vegetarian Day, and Vegetarian Awareness Month? Let us know in the comments!

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