Hello everyone. Thank you first of all to all of the people who have commented on my going veggie experiment, on this blog and on Facebook and Twitter. I am amazed at how many people are interested in trying out a vegetarian diet. I was just thinking about how easy it has been for me so far - I have hardly missed meat at all. I think I would miss fish and seafood before meat, although apart from my prawn sandwich faux pas last week, I haven't indulged in either of those either. I imagine my mum's fish curry and her lamb biriyani might be things I would miss the most, were I never to eat meat or fish again! As I am doing this experiment for health reasons rather than animal welfare ones, I do envisage a time when I will eat those delicious dishes again. However, I do think I have been thinking more about what has been going into my tummy and the rest of me, so that must be a good thing :)
I have also noticed a difference in my shopping habits as I have been buying a small basketful of items every few days. The benefit of this is that I am buying just what I need, I am buying fresher ingredients and I am cooking from scratch most days (- but to be fair I did that before anyway). So to illustrate this, I thought I would show you the ingredients I am using to cook dinner tonight, so you can see what is going into my vegetarian meal.
And here is the finished product:
This is not quite enough for my dinner so on the side I ate some of this Innocent Moroccan Veg Pot.
I bought these drinks the other day to try out too. I have had some of the beetroot juice, which was interesting. Not sure it's my favourite thing, but I'm looking forward to trying out the strawbwerry bellini juice drink.
Have you got any tips or questions for me? Drop me a line below or through my contact page :)