“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 I went to university I went a little off the health rails and ended up eating a lot of junk foods (I think a lot of people can probably relate to this!). When I left university I moved in with my (now) 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.
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 am lactose intolerant and have just started cutting out wheat and gluten from my diet so there are a lot of options for vegans and celiacs, although please still read the labels on your individual ingredients!
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!
I focus my recipes on being simple, frugal, delicious and not too alienating for a meat eater, occasionally I slip into a comfort food phase but I think it is still healthy . Last year I set myself “The Friday Challenge” where each month I picked an ingredient or recipe that I am not very familiar with and I try cooking it every week, then I post my efforts on a Friday. Recipes included tofu, polenta, gnocchi, cakes and risotto. You can see all of my efforts by clicking on the Friday Challenge tab at the top! This was a great learning curve for me so this year I thought I would tackle techniques. Look out for the tagline “This Weeks Techniques” to see what I have been learning, so far I have done poaching and slow cooking!
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