If you follow my instagram you’ll have seen that recently I’ve become a vegetarian.
I’m not going to sit here and preach about why you should jump on the veggie bandwagaon too. You’ll all welcome to your own opinions but so many people ask me why I’ve made the switch. I came across one of those preachy videos on facebook that often I’ll just tend to scroll past. However this occasion I decided to give it a watch. (I would link the video but I can’t find it anyway). The video was based along the lines that we as humans are not made to eat meat. Animals in the wild that eat meat have the physical ability to kill their prey. For us to kill with our bare hands would be quite a struggle. Not even thinking about the mentality of killing a living thing. I know personally there’s no way I have ability to kill an animal. Often as humans we hate seeing videos of animals being killed with comments such as ‘Don’t show me that it will put me off my food’ , it’s clear we dislike the thought of the animal dying. Obviously there are exceptions and arguments against this, but listening to this really made me think that we are not naturally designed for meat.
I’ve been veggie for just over 6 weeks and let me tell you I am not missing meat at all. Which actually really surpised me. Before I was eating meat twice in a day in both lunch and dinner. I thought the switch was going to be a lot harder than it was. The food I’m eating is making me feel so full but equally I rarely get that horrible bloated feeling. With regards to health I’ve been feeling so much better. I’ve lost a few lbs but nothing major at all. Things I am noticing is that I’ve got so much energy and I’ve been craving snacks a lot less. That’s probably because I’m just eating a hella lot!
Let me also add I have not eaten quorn once. Which many people find as quite a shock. What I’ve loved most about the switch is trying so many new foods and flavours. A lot of you have been asking me what I eat and it’s normally a whole lot of grilled veggie and bean burgers, but I thought I woudl take this opportunity to share some of my favourte recipe. (Yes sometimes I actually cook)
Tofu Katsu Curry
This one has actually changed my life. I had never had Tofu until now and I am seriously obsessed with it. This was so easy to make and tasted absoluted incredible.
Katsu Curry Paste
2 Garlic cloves
Vegetable Stock Cube and 250ml of water
I am far from being the best cook and quite honestly I live for making quick and easy basic meals. Even if you’re not the best cook you should seriously give the recipe a go!
Simply cook the onions and garlic in a pan for a few minutes until they soften, then add a tablespoon of flour. Add the stock mix and 2 tablespoons of Katsu Curry paste with 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. And honestly the sauce is a simple as that. Boil your desired amount of rice in water until is cooked.
For the Tofu, cut it into small pieces and cover with egg then flour to create a batter. Cook in about 1cm of oil until crispy on both sides.
And that is it!!! Honestly it’s so good and my none veggie fam absolutely loved it.