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Vegging out

  • Melinda Hewitt

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 16 2010   /  10:36 am

Many people are now deciding that a meat-free diet is the healthiest option for their lives. They will be spoiled for choice in Indonesia, a veritable vegetarian paradise of tropical fruit and vegetables. A popular Indonesian salad gado-gado: JP/Ricky YudhistiraA trip to the local traditional market is an assault on the senses with the kaleidoscope of colors and olfactory pleasures. The axiom “buy local” is certainly grounded in common-sense economics and with our health in mind. It makes more sense to buy something that was plucked from the vine or tree or lifted from the ground only yesterday, rather than having sat on a shelf for a few days covered in plastic wrap and kept under the bright lights of the refrigerated section in the supermarket.A vegetarian, or someone simply wishing to incorporate more vegetarian options into their diet, need not look far to find local veggie delig...