Since I’ve become a vegetarian, I’ve been carefully assessing the backs of packets to hunt down the little “suitable for vegetarians” disclaimer. I’ll skim over the frustration I have that they don’t make these things easier for me and my vegi-mates – I suppose we’ll have to carry on wishing for standardised packaging. Anyhow, more often than not, I […]Read more "Ingredients confuse me!"
Working at Macknade means that sometimes on my break I walk through the store and just pick up random things. I really only popped over to the Deli for some Shropshire Blue to put in my sandwich and I ended up buying some Shaggy’s Beard, a pomegranate, a couple of figs and a bag of […]Read more "A couple of figs and some other things I threw in my basket"
In the Macknade Café we have some rather interesting herbs: pineapple scented sage, strawberry mint and lemon verbena are just a few. To say my fellow colleagues have a bit of a problem keeping them alive is an understatement. After a 2 week vacation I came back to 11 dead plants. I was devastated. 3 […]Read more "Making things grow…"
Recently, I received an email from my employers in Lapland asking me about my dietary requirements while I’m away. I decided that I simply can’t claim to be a vegetarian if I have every plan to eat reindeer for the entire month of December. So today I took a big step and a giant leap […]Read more "Could you eat a reindeer?"
My boss recently suggested I watch a documentary on the BBC Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets about the phenomenon of clean eating. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that my vegetarianism wasn’t a raw eating, healthy lifestyle diet that I was following in an attempt to shed a few pounds. But I thought what the heck, […]Read more "Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets – Am I a nutritionist now?"
So I’ve been chowing down on some good ol’ peanut butter sandwiches for lunch recently. They’re quick, easy and vegetarian. But since I’m now trying to do this whole thing properly, I thought… Let’s get fancy! So, I bought an “Easy Vegetarian” cookbook, stupidly thinking… This should be easy! On my work break I headed […]Read more "Roasted Romano Peppers"
…and it’s not the first time. I managed it for about 6 weeks once. I’m not sure why I fell off the wagon. I blame sausages. Nevertheless, I’m trying again. I don’t think I’m gonna save the animals on my own and it’s not about convincing the world to be vegetarian. It’s about compassion and honesty in […]Read more "So, I’m thinking about becoming a vegetarian…"