…just another vegetarian recipe blog
So anyway, this is at least the third incarnation of !BooPerFooD! which is basically my own vegetarian recipes online for me. However, please try them out, tell me how it went, and what to improve.
All the recipes are vegetarian, not vegan, a few of the ingredients may need tweaking depending on how strict you are. The recipes ranges from tried and tested inventions of mine or my families, adaptations of meat dishes, adaptations of vegetarian dishes, to interpretations of traditional dishes. All are tried and tested favourites, I have made every one many many times. They are not fancy-cook-for-a-special-occasion meals…they are meant for every day use, and therefore I try to use a lot of similar ingredients. We like to cook fresh food every day of the week at home, and I don’t have time to purchase special ingredients whenever I cook.
My aim was to create a range of dishes that can be whipped up from fairly standard ingredients. I use a lot of bell peppers, tomatoes, red onions. I like using soya, Quorn and other meat substitutes, and have recently got into the art of seitan (mock chicken) making, in the hope that eventually I can use that instead of ready-made / frozen substitutes in all my recipes.
I have been vegetarian for over 20 years and have never looked back. Some friends at first used to worry that I would suffer from malnutrition (really!) – that hasn’t happened yet, in fact a little weight loss really wouldn’t hurt. I don’t preach at people to become vegetarian, some meat-eaters seem to do all the preaching! … but I have introduced many people in my life to vegetarianism either completely or partially, and as I am a moral vegetarian, every little helps. I have absolutely NO time for purists who decry ‘fake meat’ or ‘part-time vegetarians’ – for each less meat meal eaten, one less animal may suffer, and that’s all I care about.
“But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time she had been born into the world to enjoy.”
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