My name is Jen and I’m a vegetarian. I don’t eat meat for the simple reason that I don’t wish any animal to suffer and modern farming practises can be cruel. I just don’t want to take that risk.
I tried to be a vegan as I’m aware that there can be cruelty in milk and egg production but I have to say that I failed.
In trying to be a vegan I felt like I was so restricted in terms of eating out. It took all the joy out of it. As a vegetarian I still feel that way albeit to a lesser extent.
All I want is something tasty without meat in it. I’m sick of the lack of diversity in vegetarian food especially in supermarkets and cafes.
I’m sick of falafel wraps, I sometimes feel that if it wasn’t for chips and falafel I would be going hungry if I am ever on the move.
I’m also sick of cheese on everything – especially when it contains animal rennet so the meal is not vegetarian after all!
I love vegetables and there are so many countries that make such delicious vegetarian food that I don’t believe that we can’t be one of them.
I love love love thai food, it is the most flavoursome food that I get to enjoy, along with Indian, Turkish, Malaysian and Vietnamese.
If there could be a noodle bar on every corner I would be a happy woman.
I think the true mark of a chef is the ability to make a great vegetarian meal.
At this rate I may need to emigrate 😉