#51 Be vegetarian for a month

Why oh why! I’ve always been a bit of meat-lover. Be it the simple bacon butty, a steamed chicken breast, a juicy burger or a good old fashioned steak. For the next month this is to change as I challenge my taste buds and willpower in a quest to live off that which is grown or produced rather than that which is slaughtered. Now it’s important to point out that I have no issue with eating meat and firmly believe it is part of the evolutionary process that animals can be both prey and predator. It is nature’s way after all!

Following a quick bit of internet research I have decided on the ovo-lacto vegetarian method to see me through my challenge. By definition I will therefore have the dietary options of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits, with the ovo-lacto route offering me the welcome addition of dairy and eggs. In completing #51 I’m hoping to educate my mind and palette to new culinary options that may just become part of the broader diet when meat makes a come back next month.

Here we go then…first up, spicy chickpea fritters and cous cous with a tomato and red onion salad and sweet chilli dip. Who needs fillet steak?!




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