I am having a hard time trying to not eat any meat at all. I don’t want to for ethical reasons, but sometimes I am really craving it. So I started to buy only organic meat a few years ago, ’cause the farm from where I get it has really high standards. They really seem to care for their cows and pigs. Plus, it is a bit expensive, so I don’t eat meat that much. But still, I eat it once a week, so I guess I am a flexitarian right now.
I also started to bring my own cheese and veggies to barbecues (what makes me a strange person within the family, that is full of meat lovers). But then I smell the roasted meat and somehow I at least need to try it. Actually, it doesn’t taste that nice.
And not to think about all the good visits at restaurants I enjoy so much…
So I was thinking to challenge myself to cook at least one vegan food a week. I mean, I do have vegetarians and vegans among my friends, but I really want to know by myself how to cook a vegan meal without that piece of butter or teaspoon creme cheese that I like to add. And I think, if I know how to cook vegan meals, it might be easier to become a full vegetarian some day.
As for the picture: This is my first challenge meal. (So I am done for this week, now I am allowed to cheat, haha. No, I am kidding…) It is soup out of vegetable stock, potatoes, green beans and a tomato. Some olive oil, pepper and salt. One onion. Thats it. No, wait, I used some fresh herbs: rosemary and savory. (This is another good thing: I will get to know more herbs. It was the first time I used fresh savory.)
I have had less meat during this summer. Less fat, actually. And I need to say, I already feel more healthy, more fit and less tired. Feels good. :-)
PS: Once I cooked vegan by accident. It turned out good, as you can see here. This one was followed by another so-called accident. I guess, cooking by heart (and not thinking about it) leads me to veggies. We’ll see… ;-)