“My names Becky and I’m a Vegaholic”
I was bought up with a lot of variety in my diet, loads of vegetarian foods and all really healthy! When others had packed lunch boxes full of jam sandwiches and crisps I had flasks of vegetable soup, big salads, home made wholewheat veggie pasties and we even used to pinch our nose, squirm up our faces and rush down a big glass of green juice each morning. Then I went to university where I went a little off the health rails (alcohol, chocolate and fried chicken) and ended up eating a lot of junk foods instead of taking forward the lessons I had learnt as a child.
When I left university I moved in with my husband and had to really try to put healthy meals on the table on a very limited budget. We were both determined to turn our eating habits around so our meals became very simple with everything made from scratch, lots of vegetables and really quite simple honest food. This focus on “real food” ignited a passion for cooking in me and so Veghotpot was created!
I am a “Foodie turned Unintentional Fussy Eater” because I have gone from being the sort of person who could shut my eyes in a restaurant, plonk my finger down on the menu and happily eat whatever fate gave me, however since learning so much about food I am now eating a mostly vegan and gluten free led lifestyle which means I am now a very fussy restaurant customer!
Veghotpot is my way of sharing recipes I come up with, the food you will find on here is all vegetarian with many twists on classics. I hope to help inspire people to cook from scratch, eat more vegetables and try something different. I do not try to convert anyone to becoming vegetarian and although I have my own views I feel that the focus should be on the food, I just try to create meals which everyone would like including meat eaters! The world of vegetarian food is so massive and the variety of dishes are endless, there is so much to learn and enjoy and I have very quickly realised that you can eat a very healthy, balanced and nutritional diet without adding meat!
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- Shiitake Mushroom and Nori Noodle Soup
- Watercress and Asparagus Salad with Goats cheese and a Herby Dressing
- Purple Kale and Pomegranate Salad
- Vegetable and Noodle Salad with a Soya and Ginger Dressing
Photograph by Amy Lightowler
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