Sure, so 27 days wasn’t exactly what I was going for, but let’s not focus on the fact I am a massive failure. No. Let’s focus on the fact that I didn’t eat any meat and fish for a whole 27 days, and that I really enjoyed it! Before I embarked on this “month” of vegetarianism, I wasn’t really sure what I’d eat everyday. I thought I’d get bored. But in actual fact, the very opposite happened. Each day I was genuinely excited to try a new veggie meal and broaden my meat-free horizons. Here are some of the best things I ate during my vegetarian month… well nearly a month.
In this month of vegetarianism, paneer has become one of my saviours. In actual fact, I didn’t love paneer at all the first time I tried it, but over the past few weeks I’ve really enjoyed it in a number of dishes. I initially found it quite tasteless, which if we’re being honest, it kind of is! But what this amazing cheese is truly great at doing is taking on the tasty flavours which surround it, and here’s a dish where it does just that!
We all have our guilty pleasures when it comes to food. Mine, like many others out there, is cheese. Apart from blue and goats, I am a big fan of every other type of cheese I have so far come across in life. This ultimate toastie is a celebration of my current favourite cheesy combo!
A few months ago I decided that despite eating and enjoying a wide range of foods and different cuisines, I have far too much meat and fish in my diet. I know I’ll never be someone who can permanently give up these things for good, and nor do I want to. I really love meat and fish! But what I do want to do, is eat a lot less of these food groups going into the new year, which is why I have decided to embark on a month of vegetarianism.
We all have our favourite bits when it comes to a Christmas dinner. The parts of the plate we gobble up first, or maybe leave until last to finish on a high note. Yorkshire puddings will always be my favourite component in any roast dinner, and let me tell you, if you’re just eating them with beef then you are failing at life. But when it comes to a Christmas roast, for me, it’s all about that all important stuffing.