Friday, 23 March 2018 16:15

Meat Free Geek Part Two

Meat Free Geek Vegetarianism Veganism Quorn Lent Vegetabull Jewish Museum 1950s

I’m kinda enjoying it. Meat free for Lent has made me think about what I put in my mouth. There was one slip-up, at a fashion party, when a prawn canapé managed to find its way into my mouth without me thinking. Oops. But, apart from that, it’s not been as difficult as I thought. Which probably shows I don’t eat huge amounts of meat anyway.

I’ve made a couple of recipes - veg curry, jackfruit wraps (as recommended by Twitter) - but not as many as I wanted to. It’s quite nice to make my vegetarianism somebody else’s problem, which means eating out or getting other people to cook for you. (Sorry, Mum!).

Left - The Vegetabull - A 1950s poster from a recent exhibition at the Jewish Museum

Here are a few things I’ve learnt from my time as a #MeatFreeGeek

- You use more bowls than plates.

- Less sauces - tomato sauce and mayonnaise, but more salt and pepper.

- Cheese becomes your meat.

- I’m less hungry.

- You save money.

- You avoid cheap, processed foods.

- Bad things go with bad things. So it’s a double win when you stay away from them.

- I’m eating more carbs - bread, pasta. This has actually made me put a little bit of weight on, just slightly.

- Sugar is a problem. I feel like I’m eating more sweets and chocolate. It feels like a pleasure.

- Some vegetables seem to last forever no matter how much you think you’re eating. I’m looking at you greens.

- Cauliflower steaks for the win.

- Soya is like brown chicken meat.

- Chips don't go with anything.

- Sandwiches aren't as exciting.

#MeatFreeGeek

See Meat Free Geek Part One

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