Did you ever think about becoming vegetarian or vegan? And what was your first thought? “It’s very expensive”, “Meal preparation must take ages”, “I wont be able to find all this strange ingridents in my supermarket”. Was it one of yours? Did you had any other?
Let me tell you, plant based diet its easier than you think, cheaper than you think and healthier than you think. Of course we can make all those fancy dishes but, its not necessary what our body need, its more what our eyes likes. Important things is to eat seasonal fruit and veg. And as you are aware during winter time seasonal crop we get its not very fancy but very healthy. lets say cabbage or kale, its cheap and very healthy isn’t? for example if you cook cabbage add some spices lots of dill and some tomato pasta you end up with great warming up dish. Kale its perfect as add up to smoothies and perfect as a crisps with a bit of salt.
Beans and chickpeas are most cheapest thing in supermarket as well. with a coconut milk and a little korma spices, cook some rice on a side and it makes another lovely dish for whole family. I will post some recepis later for those easy peasy dishes that are ready in not even 30 minutes lets bit Jamie Olivier;)
When you cook using meat you ending up cooking it for hours if you have nice and fresh meat but if you don’t oh well it takes whole day isn’t? yes I know how it is I used to do it, and I really don’t want to do it again.
As I said being vegan or vegetarian its easiest thing you can do, and to try it doesn’t take much just don’t use meat or dairy if you vegan. Use your imagination and try to chuck all ingredients in the pan and have some fun. It might not work sometimes but other times you will be delighted to eat most delicious dish ever and be proud of yourself forever.
I’ve been a vegetarian for 2 years but I’m mostly vegan. Even though I’ve been vegetarian for a while, I’ve only been eating vegan foods for around 6 months. There are a few foods I can’t seem to give up like cheese; I’m not really a fan of vegan cheese because it’s not really my taste. My mum got me into vegan chocolate buttons which were delicious so I’m not worried about that. Quite recently, I’ve taken notice that eating vegan and vegetarian foods has truly helped with my fitness; I do gymnastics and that’s what made me realise that it can help if you really want it. People (such as my friends) have asked what alternatives I’ve found for things like meat and protein. I have always told them that as a family we found that beans, lentils, chickpeas and quinoa and more are all possibilities. Different shops we go to have started vegan ranges or free from ranges which can really help. Multiple amounts of people have told me that you can’t find an alternative for everything but a little research can make a difference. A couple of weeks ago, we bought this food called jackfruit alongside barbecue sauce and we mixed them together. The conclusion was that we had a very tasty snack. A regular quote I’d say- especially to people I know- is you don’t know what you like and dislike until you actually try it. That’s how I know which foods I like. A different lifestyle can make a large difference. Just because of your age doesn’t mean you can’t have the slightest change.♥️😁
Whatever happened to me during past two years regarding my diet is something I wasn’t able to control and I definitely didn’t understand at the beginning. Now I’m more aware of what was going on and feeling blessed it did when I look at my family now.
Two years ago my body decided that I’m not gonna eat meat any longer, for my whole life I’ve never been a big fan of meat, even during my teenage life I was vegetarian for some time, maybe not long but you can see that it was in my mind for some time. Let’s get back to present time. I wasn’t really worried about not being able to eat meat, but as a person who likes to know what’s going on I did some blood tests and it showed that I have underactive thyroid and what was coming with it, I was deficient on vitamin b12, and a side effect is that your body doesn’t want meat. It took some time before everything went back to normal, but since then I felt so good and strong that I didn’t really want to go back to eating meat.
My family was still eating meat, but were curious about food that I was eating. They did try things now and then. Asking for more. My children wanted to get involved in cooking and preparing plant based meals, and at this point the idea of making a food blog came up. Here we are, continuing our journey, but this time sharing it with the world. Hope you will like it.