I’m in a weird situation just now where I’m no longer quite as excited about being veggie and more like, so what can I eat? I went to the massive Sainsbury’s up the road from us, assuming they’d have a veggie section I’d previously never noticed. Instead they have half an aisle of horrible looking gluten-free dust, while non meat protein is relegated to a shelf of tofu under the tinned tomatoes and a fridge cabinet full of quorn.
I’m still going though, no meat for 2 whole weeks! And I actually think I might never go back, which is a bit scary.
Sweetcorn is evil
So this is today’s half-assed pescatarianism. A veg pizza with the sweetcorn painstakingly removed kernel by kernel, then capers, olives and anchovies added. Delish! But seriously guys, please stop adding sweetcorn to pizzas. We’re not children.
So this is it – I’ve given in to seitan. I decided last Thursday that I would become a vegetarian! This is quite a big deal for me but I put it on Facebook and got 50 likes and a whole truckload of comments so now I have to do it.
Comments ranged from “Da’fuq? You’re a carnivore 🍗🍖🥓🍔🌭” to “Mon the Quorn”. I’m known to be a but of a meat eater but truth be told, I’ve not really enjoyed it for a while. I knew all about the horrible shit that goes on in the meat industry before, but for some reason this article in the Independent really hit home. But plenty of time for that stuff later. This isn’t going to be a polemic blog full of preachy-preachy or self-righteousness. It’ll be an honest document of how I get on, if nobody reads it that’s fine but it’ll hopefully serve me as a motivational tool if nothing else.
Did I mention I really love steak? 😦
Now for the first confession – I’ve not been a pure veggie, more of a pescatarian, or what the Australians call a vegequarian – an infinitely more cool-sounding term for what many people might consider a cop-out. I’m cool with that, as I don’t want to set myself up for failure right away, and I *really* love fish suppers.
I had nowt but veggies to eat all day today though, first time I managed that since I started 🙂
My mexy veggie loveliness
- Breakfast – posh bread from M&S with butter
- Snack – Guinness and chilli crisps
- Lunch – Falafel wrap and baba ganoush from Mr Falafel
- Dinner – home-made thing, brazil nuts fried with broccoli, red peppers, mushrooms and spring onion, chilli and garlic, in a wrap with avocado
- Later snack – some pitta bread and taramasalata that was going off today so I had to, don’t judge me
I’m going to assume that taramasalata is OK and doesn’t count as fish. I can’t do without taramasalata or houmous, I blame the double dip recession.