About Becky

Hi!

“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. IΒ hope toΒ 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!

You can subscribe to my blog through email or click the link to my Facebook and Twitter pages where I post a lotΒ of “thoughts on the go”. You can also email me at veghotpot@hotmail.co.uk

I hope you enjoy reading veghotpot as much as I enjoy writing it πŸ™‚ 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 MagazineLayered Carrot, Asparagus and Puy Lentil Easter Pie with a Creamy Cashew Filling

The Frisky Lifestyle Website – Creamy Vegetable Hot Pot

Hella WellaCreamy Vegetable Hot Pot

Bliss TreeBeetroot and Feta Burger

Photograph by Amy Lightowler

Bloggers Awards – Thank you to everyone who thought of me πŸ™‚

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Super Sweet Blogging Award

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Blog of the Year 2012

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Reality Blog Award

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Blog Award

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Very Inspiring Blog Award

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One Lovely Blog Award

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63 thoughts on “About Becky

  1. 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 πŸ™‚ make sure to keep in touch! Looking forward to seeing more posts from you, Becky x

    • 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 πŸ™‚ Becky

  2. [ Chuckles ] Keep consuming your vegetables and you will remain healthy.

    By the way, you have a lovely blog!

  3. Hey Becky,
    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 πŸ™‚

    • haha thanks for your comment it made me giggle πŸ™‚ 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

    • 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 πŸ™‚ x

  4. 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! πŸ™‚

    • 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 πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing everyones potluck recipes!

  5. 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 πŸ™‚ Feel free to shoot me an email at downhomesj@gmail.com. Thank you!

  6. 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 πŸ™‚
      Never heard of a food mould allergy before, is it just cheese or do other foods contain it? would be interesting to know! x

  7. 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!

  8. Hi,
    I’d like to invite you to join Radical Dining Society which is all about creating dining experiences and a radical and innovative way. So If you like good food in interesting ways, with great company, request your membership here! http://www.radicaldiningsociety.com/register adding manually (do not copy and paste) the following invitation code: RDSxx4x002 This will give you a 4 months free upgrade when you sign up! We’ll be starting events in the New Year and it would be great if you could spread the word!
    Let me know please if you’d like to post about it, I really love your blog so that would be amazing!
    I look forward to hearing from you
    Best Regards
    Alessandra

  9. 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,
    Aron

    • Thankyou! I try my best to practise as I preach and stay healthy with plenty of home cooking πŸ™‚ I shall definitely pop over to your site again and share a recipe! thanks for reading x x

  10. 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.

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