There are many reasons to become a vegetarian. Religion, politics, health the list goes on. I started this website for one main reason: to spread the good word of vegetarianism and show that just because you choose not to eat meat doesn’t mean you’re ready to sacrifice flavour and overall enjoyment as well.
This blog will focus on a few different things. Vegetarian recipes, the different vegetarian and vegan diets, the health benefits and really anything that has to do with this lifestyle. I’m not going to try and convert you. If you like eating meat then by all means keep doing it but if you want to try something new in the way you eat and live then this is the place for you!
I used to eat meat and love it too. I chose to become vegetarian for health and wellness reasons. I used to work in the restaurant industry for 10+ years the last kitchen I managed was even a steak house. I used to even make fun of the people who would come in and specify that they were vegetarian. There’s a joke I heard a long time ago “How do you know if someone’s a vegetarian … don’t worry they’ll tell ya”. I left the industry because the long stressful hours and not being able to spend time with my family. So I took up a desk job and found that with my poor diet and increasingly sedentary lifestyle I was packing on the pounds quickly along with other health problems arising. It was time for a change.
That’s when I decided to go vegetarian, just for a while anyway only until I was healthier. What I found though was the longer I was vegetarian the better I felt everyday. One of my main objections to going vegetarian was that I would have to sacrifice flavour. Being a chef by trade I was not going to let that happen. I used my passion of cooking and my necessity for a healthy life to create some pretty amazing dishes that make you forget about meat all together. Now my old joke about vegetarians isn’t so much a joke as a fact. Once you go vegetarian and you see the benefits of it, you want to share it with the world. I call this the radical vegetarianist movement!
For help with finding a vegetarian diet that’s right for you see my page Considering A Vegetarian Diet?