omnivore but I have figured out that I am far better off without a heavily meat-loaded diet.
I was pure vegetarian for over eight months a few years back. Last autumn I ventured even further and I became a dedicated vegan for over ten weeks. And I am very proud of it (I set out to try it for three weeks and I ended up with ten weeks of pure veganism). Why am I still an omnivore then? Why did I stop being a full vegan?
Firstly, it made me antisocial. I was the girl with a problem. Actually the problem really
Secondly, it made my family nuts (driving me nuts) that I am only making myself sick with this silly diet. Actually, it is not only a diet, it is a conscious life-path. They were not listening at all.
Thirdly, it was time-consuming. I was in the kitchen all day to prepare three cooked meals and two snacks that are healthy, fresh, well balanced and "complete".
Fourthly, I like some of the dairy products (here comes the old habit in the picture). I was a big BIG cheese-lover. I loved yoghurt, kefir, quark, sour cream. I still do but I no longer indulge. I eat them only occasionally and in much smaller quantities than I used to. I like eggs too, especially in crêpes.
These sounds like silly excuses. Maybe. They were rather challenging to overcome. I wasn't prepared, I guess.
Even so I did not stop enjoying a plant based diet. I cook and bake vegan dishes throughout the week. Mon to Fri usually is vegan. I am still looking for the ultimate vegan restaurant. If you have found it already, please drop me a note. I have not yet had the pleasure of finding one. Maybe I just make one myself.
You will find plenty of dishes here that have been adapted from meat-based to vegan-vegetarian. You will find desserts here that have been adjusted to less, much less sweetness bypassing the white sugar. You will notice, I do not rigidly stick to cookbooks. I often improvise.
Along with my recipes you will find some reviews about restaurants I have visited, and some product reviews too about ingredients I like to use. I hope the content of my blog will satisfy your appetite.
After being mostly VEGAN for 2 years, with the end of June 2015 I have ventured into deep (and dark) GAPS territory for an unspecified length of time.