Why did I become vegetarian? As a child, eating meat was something that just did not feel natural to me. I’d been contemplating vegetarianism from a young age but growing up in rural North Wales, ‘vegetarian’ was an alien concept.
At the age of 12, I finally stood my ground and told my family that I will not be eating meat. Ever. “It’s just a silly phase, you’ll grow out of it”, said my Dad. “Your hair will fall out”, said my Mum. Alas, here I am 15 years later, as passionate about vegetarianism as ever and still a full head of hair. In fact, I’ve now ventured over to a vegan way of life for a range of health and ethical reasons and I’ve never felt better!
It hasn’t always been an easy ride and every Christmas I’m the centre of my family’s jokes around the dinner table. But I usually have the last laugh as their meat gets burnt most years whilst I get to munch on one of my delicious home cooked nut roasts or mushroom wellingtons!
So why start a vegetarian blog? In recent years I’ve become increasingly creative in the kitchen, experimenting with many dishes and recipes that even my carnivorous boyfriend appreciates. I want to share my vegetarian/vegan endeavours with fellow veggies and even hope to inspire some meat eaters out there. I spend most weekends eating my way around London so I’ll be keeping you updated about which restaurants are vegan friendly and accommodating… and which ones to stay away from!
I hope you enjoy and would love to hear of other vegetarian/vegan tales!
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