Last year I finally committed to being a vegetarian. I had eaten very little meat for a long time and just felt that as animals actually provide a large part of my pleasure in life it seemed a nice gesture to stop eating them! I’m not going to be a bore about it but have been intrigued by the amount of people who have said, “I’d love to be a vegetarian but don’t know how or where to start cooking without meat!”
Becoming a vegetarian has proved not to just be about ‘giving up’ meat, it is about learning a whole different way of cooking and shopping but like anything, the more you do it the easier it gets; and I must admit I have the added motivation of writing a down-to-earth Veggie Virgin cookbook. As well as mastering more unusual dishes like nettle curry, I’ve also invested in a salad seed sprouter from Nicky’s Nursery Not only is it recommended by WHICH but Nicky also has a fabulous range of seeds suitable for sprouting which makes it easier to get started. The website offers great advice as well as other must-have seeds and garden sundries. You can also call on 01843 600972.
… from Lynne Allbutt’s Green Scene column for the Western Mail 7th Jan 2012