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Welcome to the VBlog..

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I have only been a vegetarian for a year, although for years before the change, I struggled with idea of eating flesh. My sense of courtesy stopped me from being true to my feelings, I felt guilty at the prospect of putting people out, for making things difficult. It was at a family Christmas dinner where I sat queasy, watching everyone pulling the heads of prawns in delight that I finally decided to leave courtesy at the door and follow what I believed in. The next day I ordered a veggie burger at the local restaurant when we met for Boxing day lunch and I haven’t looked back.

It is such a relief to be able to eat meals without pushing images to the back of my head for fear of thinking about what I was *actually* eating. It is like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I have never felt happier about my food choices and I love everything about being a vegetarian (well, everything except restaurants who only offer one token veggie dish and do it poorly!). The thing is, that while I love being vegetarian, I also love food. My favourite thing to do is sit down to a meal with my friends or my family or my partner, I love to share food, I love to talk about food and I (really!) love to eat food. It is only a coincidence that I am lucky enough to be engaged to a chef, truth be known – believe it or not – he is the love of my life, regardless of the fact that my every food wish is his command. I am very spoilt, and very grateful!

This blog is going to be a bit of a mishmash of things, here, I will show off my cooking skills and those of my chef extraordinaire, I will share my favourite recipes, I will review restaurants, I will detail the frustrations of finding good vegetarian food in a meat-centric society and – when I remember – I might even grace your screen with a photo or two.

I hope we enjoy the ride.

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