As a newish vegan, I want to use this blog to log great recipes I’ve cooked for the benefit of myself as well as other people following the same path. I have learned so much about flavour and ingredients and where to get them and what to do with them.
I am a fussy eater: I get ratty if I am fed more than one boring meal in a row – my husband will vouch for that! I don’t get much time to cook during the week, as I work full time and my evenings are often busy, so my meals have to be flavoursome and filling as well as interesting. And I’m always going on about ‘greens’. Poor Rich (my hubby).
So the “cows are my friends” because I no longer eat them, or anything that comes from them. I’ve now been vegan since July 2011. This blog began as a vegetarian blog, but I only eat/cook and post about vegan food. I’m not going to delete the old posts, as most vegans begin their journeys by going veggie – if I can I’ll update posts with vegan alternatives.
I’m no masterchef, but am a fairly competent cook. I may not score very highly on presentation, as I like my hot food hot. And don’t go expecting Waitrose style food photography, because I only have white plates and utilitarian utensils, but I’m not trying to sell you anything, so what does that matter?
The good news is that veganism appears to be growing and products are becoming more and more available. I’m not a purist: I will use processed foods to make my life easier. I’m still satisfied that my diet is way better than it was before 🙂