Akshay Kumar And Bhumi Pednekar Named PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegetarians Of 2021
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It is difficult to look past the massive shift towards a cruelty-free lifestyle that people around the world are opting for. While India is one of the nations with the most number of vegetarians, the increase in popularity of veganism has made us look at jackfruit and soya also in a whole new light. Many of our favourite Bollywood stars have also been rather vocal about giving up on meat, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recognizes these celebrities every year with special honours. This year actress Bhumi Pednekar and actor Akshay Kumar were named The Most Beautiful Vegetarians of the year by PETA. Actors like Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonu Sood have also been honoured by PETA before as 'Hottest Vegetarians'. 

On Thursday, Bhumi Pednekar took to Instagram to thank PETA for the honour. Bhumi, who has also been an active climate warrior, often speaks about the adverse effects of things we do on climate at large. She turned vegetarian recently about a year ago.  

Vegetarianism, veganism, plant-based diet may appear the same, but they do vary greatly. For instance, a vegetarian person would abstain from meat, but he/she will have no qualms about eggs and dairy products like milk, cheese, paneer. A Vegan on the other hand, along with meat and eggs, would also do away with all dairy too since they are retrieved from animals, so he/she would resort to dairy substitutes like soy milk, almond milk etc. A plant-based diet is where most of your food is derived from plant-based sources. The diet focuses on all things natural, as opposed to synthetic or heavily processed food items. It is not necessarily vegan, people who follow plant-based diet may have eggs or animal products, but the chances of that are very limited.  

Here are 5 of our top vegetarian recipes from the month, that you must try soon

Vegetarian French Bread Pizza

A loaf of bread, pesto, grated cheese and tomatoes are all you need to make this starter. Easy, quick and fuss-free and ideal for those cheesy, mid-meal cravings. Check out the recipe here. 

Vegetarian Mushroom Meatballs

Mushroom cooked and marinated in a way that you would miss meat, never. These soft mushroom balls are dunked in a smashingly hot gravy making for one intensely memorable dish. 


Vegetarian Tikka Masala

No chicken, no problem! Recreate the tantalising tikka flavours with all things vegetarian. This delicious dish is high in spices, butter and decadence. An ultimate show-stopper at every party.  

Vegetarian Tomato Omelette

A crispy, tangy, wholesome omelette made without an ounce of egg, yes, please! A perfect brekkie for kid and adults alike.  

Vegetarian Enchiladas

The Mexican comfort food with small tortilllas packed with veggies such as zucchini, bell pepper, corns, cheese slathered over with hot, tangy sauce, baked till perfection.  


Aren’t you drooling? We certainly are. Try these recipes soon and let us know your favourite ones.