All banquet halls in Vaughan and Toronto must take into consideration the concept of “vegan”. It has become a lifestyle choice for some people and adopted by others because of health reasons. Vegan guests must be accommodated.
Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet which includes just the plant-based diet, with no animal-derived ingredients – no meat, milk, eggs or even honey. A vegan diet includes all vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes and lentils.
Vegan diet is considered as one of the most healthful ways to eat. The animal food like meat, eggs, and dairy products contain large amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat, whereas plant foods contain no cholesterol. Moreover vegan diet contains high fiber content which helps in washing away excess cholesterol in our digestive tract. As per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (United States’ largest organization of food and nutrition professionals), a vegan diet reduces the risk of many chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including heart disease, cancer, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
Going Vegan doesn’t mean that you have to give up your tastes. If you are new to vegan cooking, you need to look for vegan substitutes to replace animal ingredients in your cooking. Let’s see how we can replace animal ingredients with vegan ingredients-
To substitute eggs in your recipes of pancakes, muffins or any other baked goods add 1/4 cup applesauce or smashed half banana. This will add perfect amount of thick moisture to your food as the eggs do. But to make your dish light and fluffy, do add a bit of baking powder or baking soda.
To substitute milk for your baking, cooking or drinking needs make use of Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk or milk made from other nuts. When you will use them in your standard recipes, they will give similar creamy consistency and by using milk from your favorite nut you can get a special nutty taste. But make sure to shake your milk well before using.
Cheese substitutes are available with the vegan label. You can get lot of options like soymilk cheese, vegan almond milk or rice milk cheese. But if you don’t like the flavor, you can even make homemade substitute by using cashews, tofu, miso or nutritional yeast.
If you need buttermilk for your recipe, add one tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of soymilk and mix it well. This will give the same flavor as buttermilk. Vegan diet is full of nutrition and can be among the most healthful ways to eat. Make use of Soybeans, chickpeas, legumes, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, walnuts, whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, dried fruits, dark-green and leafy vegetables and corn and you’ll get plenty of proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and healthy oils. But leading health experts recommend everyone to take a multivitamin or supplement to get ample amounts of vitamin B12.
Whether you adopt vegan cooking for the environment, for fun, for modern lifestyle, sustainable, compassionate lifestyle or for animals, you can do it simply by changing the way you cook.
The Avenue Banquet Hall has created a variety of menus to satisfy guests with vegan dietary restrictions.