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Meat Free Week – Day 5

It’s Friday! So where can I go to have some good veg dish – take your pick from these One of our vegetarian dishes just for #meatfreeweek butternut ravioli, pickled shallots, almond, blue cheese dressing pic.twitter.com/ibuxbBpsek — RotundaBarRestaurant (@rotundalondon) March 27, 2015 Need more #meatfreeweek ideas? Head to pop-up @feastonthemove in London Bridge for a multitude of veggie delights! pic.twitter.com/md2m4RvGRg — Bloomsbury Cooks (@BloomsburyCooks) March 26, 2015 #MeatFreeWeek we can 100% say the quinoa burger w/ kiwi yog from @andinalondon is the best #veggie burger in LONDON pic.twitter.com/uoTVDB4E7q — Eat Out London (@EatOutLDN) March 26, 2015 Taking part in #meatfreeweek in London? Come take a look at our menu! 🙂 100% plant based food. http://t.co/RXc1A9MyzK @meatfreeweekorg — BONAPETI (@BONAPETI) March 26, 2015 One of our vegetarian dishes just for #meatfreeweek butternut ravioli, pickled shallots, almond, blue cheese dressing pic.twitter.com/ibuxbBpsek — RotundaBarRestaurant (@rotundalondon) March 27, 2015 The 10 best vegan brunches in London: http://t.co/l6rXpG7S6p @inspiralled @tibits_uk @kin_cafe @BlackCatHackney pic.twitter.com/ZjFzSeE0ae — Standard Going Out (@ESgoingout) March 26, 2015 Advertisements

Meat Free Week – Day 4

Enjoying a lovely morning porridge at the Watch House Cafe during #Meatfreeweek Day 4 has seriously made me think about sustainable food, myths about what we eat, how confused we are about what’s good and what’s bad and also who is to make that good or bad call when it comes to ourselves. Having porridge with cow milk for breakfast for example – is that good for me or bad for me? Because dairy is always a big, big problem it seems with so many contradicting articles from ‘experts’ one day it’s good, one day it’s a big no-no and another day it’s good but… This is just an example about how too much information is doing more harm than it is doing good. In such cases it is best to know the facts and then listen to your body so you can do what is best for you. I would love to be a vegetarian, because I believe in the cause, I believe in my mind that it is a better option for me and …

Meat Free Week – Day 3

Day 3 of meat free week is not too bad. So 2 days without meat or fish turns out to be more challenging for my mind than it is for my body. It is the small habits I build over time when I chose my breakfast or prepare food at home to take with me for lunch. I am also discovering that vegetarian options are often higher in calories or not necessarily better than the meat options. A lot of veg out there has cheese or even cheeses. I either have to opt in for a cold pasta salad or a cheese sandwich. The vegetarian wraps available on the market are just so tasteless. So the best options is to cook and prepare at home and carry with me which of course takes a lot more planning. So, today I decided to do a cooked breakfast. Safe to say an omelette is by far the speediest breakfast I can make. This particular one, peppers omelette on sourdough bread took me less than 10min and it …

Meat Free Week – Day 2

Meat free week is not just about giving up meat for a week. It  is about education, finding more about where food comes from, how we consume it and what effects that has on the human body and the environment. Eating too much meat for example has been proven to increase risks of certain diseases but it also has a potentially devastating impact on our natural resources and on top of this livestock and meat production have been identified as major contributors to climate change. (source meatfreeweek.org) We have all heard ‘You are what you eat’ but not many are actually taking time to find out what exactly is wrong with the way we eat. This is not about becoming a vegan or vegetarian or being ‘perfect’. It is about recognising how what we eat impacts us and how we can make small changes which will have a significant effect on our personal health and will help alleviate  the pressure on natural resources. Here is a great, fun TED talk by Mark Bittman who is a bestselling cookbook …

Meat Free Week – Day 1

Meat Free Week starts today and I am super excited to support such great initiative given I am a meat eater and not ashamed of it. I support it because it is very much focused on education, raising awareness and helping people make more informed choices. It is not about preaching conversion to vegetarian or vegan, it is not about pointing fingers. It is about making us think where our food comes from and what it takes for it to be at our tables. So, this is it. The start of my Meat Free Week! Yay! Why join? Because I want to be more responsible and more informed, not to mention challenge myself. Meat free diet has historically always been a challenge for me. I don’t go crazy for meat but I do have cravings and once in a while I love a great steak. When it comes to daily portions of meat I find fish hardest to drop off my diet. Red meat, processed meat and chicken (in this order) are easier to avoid but fish …