“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 had to really try to put healthy meals on the table on a very limited budget. We were 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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I hope you enjoy reading veghotpot as much as I enjoy writing it 🙂 xxx
As featured in –
The Huffington Post – Kholrabi, Radish and Carrot Ceviche
– Nettle Soup
– Butternut Squash and Peanut Curry
– 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
– Beetroot and Feta Burger
Morrisons Magazine – Layered Carrot, Asparagus and Puy Lentil Easter Pie with a Creamy Cashew Filling
The Frisky Lifestyle Website – Creamy Vegetable Hot Pot
Hella Wella – Creamy Vegetable Hot Pot
Bliss Tree – Beetroot and Feta Burger
Photograph by Amy Lightowler
Bloggers Awards – Thank you to everyone who thought of me 🙂
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Hi Becky, I found your blog through sugarfreesweetheart and have started following it now. Lovely posts and beautiful photographs!
Hi thank you so much for following my blog 🙂 always nice to hear how people found me too! Thanks for the lovely comments x
Thanks for the ideas! Can’t wait to read more
🙂 Your welcome! Glad you are enjoying the recipes x
Hey Becky! Adding to your list of blogging awards, I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. If you’re interested in accepting, pop by http://acookinthemaking.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/sunshine-blogger-award/ for more details and to see the rules. If you don’t like it, just leave it, no worries! Cheers!
I’m nominating you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award because you’ve inspired me. I just want you to know that you’re rad.
Thank you very much 🙂 that’s really cool of you!!
Hey there Becky! Thanks for checking out my dish for the pot luck. I was hesitant about doing the pot luck because I’m a new blogger and my food photography skills are lacking. But everyone’s been so gracious with me, so I’m glad I took part. It’s been a wonderful way to meet other veggie bloggers such as yourself. I love that you have a seasonal produce guide and recipes. I know it’s better in so many ways to cook foods that are in season, but I’m never sure what’s in season. Your blog is fabulous, and I’m so happy to e-meet you!! Celeste:)
Hi Celeste, thank you so much for your lovely comment! Really glad you took part in the potluck, its a great way to meet new people and get inspired by new things to cook 🙂 make sure to keep in touch! Looking forward to seeing more posts from you, Becky x
Do you know your blog has been mentioned in the May/June 2013 edition of the Morrisons Magazine, pg 75: Blogspot feature where they highlight food bloggers? They specifically refer to your recipe in this post(I think):
Thought you might like to know! Best wishes,
Hey, Thank you so much for letting me know! I had seen referrals coming through from their online magazine and then a friend sent me the actual magazine too! Very exciting 🙂 Becky
Hi Becky, I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award;
Aww wow that sounds awesome thank you 🙂 x
Just stopping by to say I really enjoyed following your blog and I have nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. If you’re interested in, pop by this link http://matchamochimoo.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/thanks-awards-on-march-2013/ for more details and follow the rules. Keep your good work.
[ Chuckles ] Keep consuming your vegetables and you will remain healthy.
By the way, you have a lovely blog!
Thank you! 🙂 that’s the plan!
I have nominated you for Blog of the year award for 2012, I know it late in the year, so its up to you if you participate.
Hi Becky, I love your blog and I have nominated you for the REALITY Blog Award!
Hey, thank you very much for the two!!! blog awards 🙂 so kind of you and very flattered as I love your blog also! x
i just nominated you for the sunshine blog award heres the link http://wp.me/p2O1kw-4N 🙂
Thank you so much! thats exciting hehe. Gotta spread the blogging love 🙂 x
Hi Becky, I love your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, http://liveblissful.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. Totally can relate to the slippery slope of junkaholism – I myself am a recovering junk foodaholic from University days. Your recipes look ahhhhmazing! Can’t wait to try some out, keep up the good work 🙂
haha thanks for your comment it made me giggle 🙂 sometimes I have the odd slip back into my old ways but mostly Im a health conscious individual these days! Hope you enjoy any recipes you try! x
Trying to stay healthy is a noble cause but no life is worth living if you can’t have a piece of chocolate, or some chips, or enjoy a pint once in a while.
hehe Definitely!! Me and my husband call the times we eat all that stuff “The weekend” 🙂 x x
Just thought i’d say hello! I’m also taking part in Vegan MOFO this year and found you whilst browsing the list. It’s always nice to connect with other UK bloggers. Your posts are very informative. Enjoy the rest of Vegan MOFO!
Helloo! thank you for stopping by, yes it’s always nice to see other UK bloggers, especially on wordpress! Love your blog, I’ll have to spend a little more time browsing through 🙂 x
Wow! You have so many recipes and great varieties! Would love to read your future posts!
Thank you very much, I’m glad you’re enjoying reading it 🙂 there will be plenty more recipes coming x
Super-glad I found your blog! Thank you so much for visiting Veggiewitch. =0)
Thank you very much!! I love your blog too x
Thank you for stopping by my blog- I am so happy to have found yours! Everything looks super delicious, and you have a fabulous sense of humor. Love it! 🙂
Thank you so much! Sometimes I re-read my posts and think “what on earth are you talking about” so Im always glad to hear people think its funny 🙂 Looking forward to seeing everyones potluck recipes!
Apparently Graze doesn’t deliver to the US 😦
Oh no sorry i didn’t realise you were over in America! That’s a shame 😦 maybe there is something similar available though? x
I don’t know, but I hope so! I’ll have to check into it.
Looks like you’re being nominated again 🙂 I guess that’s what happens when you have such a great blog! http://thehomeheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/ive-been-nominated/
Hey, wow thank you very much that’s really kind of you! x
You’re welcome 🙂
Hi Becky – I need your help! I’m writing a follow-up post about my New Year’s Resolutions, and I’d like your input. Since you’re a vegetarian, how can I (a meat eater) incorporate at least one fruit or vegetable into every meal? I will include your answer and link to you 🙂 Feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com. Thank you!
Great blog! I love your writing style, beautiful pictures, and of course the yummy recipes. I’m eager to try some out!
Hey, thanks very much 🙂 let me know if you try anything I’m always happy to hear feedback! x
I just found your blog and I am loving all the recipes! Can’t wait to try some of them out.
Thankyou!! Let me know if you do I am always open to feedback 🙂 You’ve got a lovely blog too! x
This sounds just like what I need to be reading! I just founf out I am very allergic to food mold, so, CHEESE! My favorite thing! So i am hunting for new recipes now. : )
Oh no! Well I do eat a little cheese but most of the recipes on here will be dairy free so hopefully you’ll find something nice to eat which is in line with your allergies 🙂
Never heard of a food mould allergy before, is it just cheese or do other foods contain it? would be interesting to know! x
Hi Becky, thanks for your comment on my blog, hope you will enter the challenge, would love to see your ideas. Thanks again for visiting, have added your blog to my RSS reader, looking forward to reading!
Thank you 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing more about the challenge! I will eventually work my way up to making something for it I promise! xx
Becky, your blog is adorable! Love. xo, Cara
Aw cheers Cara 🙂 I love Fork and Beans too!! xx
Although I am not a vegetarian,I love vegetarian dishes! I am looking forward to seeing what great things you come up with.
Lovely blog! My husband is lactose intolerant as well, your recipes will definitely help! Thanks for sharing x
Thanks 🙂 sometimes I can’t resist abit of cheese but mostly my recipes will be lacto-free! glad to help x
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I look forward to hearing from you
Thanks for visiting my site. I love yours. It is so great to see younger people starting out right with a healthy lifestyle and your fresh spin on vegetarian recipes is wonderful.
Feel free to submit any recipes with a photo and I’ll share them with full credit and a link back to your site. I started my site as a way to pay it forward and share healthy eating with the world wide internet community.
Peace be with you,
Thankyou! I try my best to practise as I preach and stay healthy with plenty of home cooking 🙂 I shall definitely pop over to your site again and share a recipe! thanks for reading x x
I love your blog! I am a vegetarian who can’t have a lot of dairy, so your recipes are perfect! I can’t wait to try them when I go home next weekend!
Thanks Dominique! I really hope you enjoy the recipes you try 🙂 any feedback is very much welcome x x
Wow- your blog is great; funny and informative. I love the way you choose your dish from a resturant menu, narrowing it down to a simple selection.
It is not so difficult these days to be a lactose intolerant vegetarian!
I am looking forward to the next post and recipe.
Thanks 🙂 x x