You can find our veggie recipes here:
Pasta & Risotti
Tarts & Quiches
Don’t worry, before discussing our veggie recipes I won’t start a roaring sermon about vegetarianism or try to convert you into something like following ‘the good diet for us good people only’. On the contrary, I’m not fond of any of these food lifestyles that claim to be better or best. A good diet is a varied diet, containing an average amount of protein, vitamins, minerals etc.
If you’re fueled with rage already, wait a second. I know what I’m talking about. I was raised in a vegetarian family for 18 years from the day I was born until I left to study in the big city. This was before vegetarianism became well known and before the supermarkets slowly started to fill their shelves with artificial quorn in all colors, kinds and sizes or other substitutes. I can tell you it was pretty boring back then. Vegetables, grains, pulses, seaweeds or eggs. Great dishes to prepare with these ingredients, sure. But after 18 years it sucks you know.
Ever since I was little I have always had a healthy interest in food anyway. The food restrictions at home may also have worked the other way around for me. I was never mean or rebellious about it but I had my own thoughts.
Back then I didn’t quite understand why you wouldn’t have something if
it’s available. I came to the only conclusion that any food restricting
diet or lifestyle is a luxury product (or problem if you ask me): you
are because you can. You are Vegan or Veggie because you can choose what
or what not to buy. You can stroll around and choose from a huge
variety or vegetables and ignore the fish or meat department. Hey, it’s a
main right to do or refuse whatever you like, believe or want! I’m only
saying what I believe in. My opinion comes from experience and how I
felt back then. In the end I can’t say I grew out to be super healthier
than other people from my age. I witnessed a lot of strict vegetarians
like my father developing health problems because of the lack of some
vital vitamins. Calcium, magnesium and other supplements are rubbish.
It’s needless taking them.
Attention, some people have to follow a strict diet for medical reasons. That’s a whole different story.
let’s continue what we’re here for: cooking! Despite my feelings
towards a vegetarian lifestyle it sometimes occurs that a purely veggie
dish gets booked on our weekly menu by sheer coincidence. A day without
meat, chicken or fish surely won’t get you killed. For the record:
there’s absolutely no harm in incorporating a vegetarian day in your
weekly menu. It encourages you be creative! Best health tip I can give
you: keep some alternation in your food pattern!
In this book you will find really delicious and easy veggie recipes even if you are not vegetarian:
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