At the age of nine, my school was chosen to do a T.V. programme about farming. Looking back the ones who got to go to the free range farm were the luckiest. The rest of us, well were not quite so lucky apart from a day away from school.
I was chosen to visit a battery egg farm and after that experience I decided to become vegetarian. I know that these are eggs, but since then it’s free range all the way.
I stayed veggie until I was about 18, like many of us the bacon got to me and shortly following that all the other meats.
Now I wouldn’t choose to be veggie but I do like to eat at least three vegetarian meals a week. My brother remains veggie still and my late Grandpa was veggie from the age of 13, very unusual back them.
So this week as it is National Vegetarian Week, I have decided to be veggie for the week, out comes the Cranks recipe book and a few more up to date books. I always buy BBC Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine as they always have scrumptious ideas.
With the children’s taste to consider this is how my weeks menu is looking, being me it well may change !!!
Lentil and cheese wedge, serve with jacket potatoes and veg/salad
Vegetable pasta, bread and salad
Quiche, new potatoes and salad/veg – This could be nettle to add to wild recipes.
Vegetable chilli and rice
Vegetable and bean burgers in rolls with salad and spicey potato wedgies.
Creamy egg and vegetable curry and rice with mango chutney
Nut roast or similar served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, vegetables and veggie gravy.
Well typing that out made me hungry !!!
The reason I am doing this is mainly because I would like to cut down on meat a bit, but sometimes struggle to think vegetarian so lets see how it goes.
On tomorrow we have top tips from Rachel Demuth, owner of Demuths vegetarian restaurant in Bath about eating more veggie meals.
Rachel has kindly given us one of her recipes from her restaurant which you will find here tomorrow as well as a bit about Rachel.