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Hello veggieboards!<br><br>
I'm an amateur chef who's been flitting between vegetarianism and veganism for the last few years. I live in Cambridge, UK, with my partner.<br><br>
I started cooking when I first became vegetarian at 15, and was spending a lot of time in a household where everyone pulled their weight. Generally I'd say that I specialise in Thai and South Indian food, but I've never travelled there so it's hard to be sure how accurate that is! Anyway, I like to mix it up a bit so<br><br>
I'll try my hand at anything in the kitchen; had a couple of jobs in the business but they never came to much. At the moment I'm working on widening & practicing range of good-value recipes with a view to getting more experience and eventually setting up a largely self-sufficient green catering company specialising in veggies, vegans & people with other dietary requirements. Birthdays, weddings, maybe festivals. Early days yet.<br><br>
Anyway, hello! Looking forward to sharing some ideas and learning some new stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
So, hello!
 

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Hi & welcome!<br><br>
I absolutely love Asian food, as lots of it is Vegan anyway so doesnt require any replacement ingredients. Me and my partner go out for curries a lot because its one of the only restaurants you know there'll be something you can eat without ordering anything 'awkward'.<br><br>
What's the main reason you're veggie for? You dont have to answer if you dont want.
 

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Yes! Indian restaurants are one of the few really safe options for eating out, in terms of giving you as much choice as omnis. Gotta remember to ask for vegetable ghee instead of butter ghee if you're dodging the dairy though!<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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What's the main reason you're veggie for?</div>
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I'm vegetarian for environmental reasons. It's very much a human question for me. I've never been too immediately concerned with animal rights (though I am <i>for</i> them...just not as a priority over human people!). The meat and dairy industries are polluting and alienate people from their food, and I'd rather my money didn't end up reinvested in that.<br><br>
That said, I'm under no illusions as to the fact it is just my personal choice. It's not going to usher in a climate revolution if I'm not paying for meat! It does raise consciousness of the issues, and I've 'turned' one or two omnis in my time. But other than that, it's a case of making economic decisions which are consistent with my principles.<br><br>
In a sustainable food system, I don't know if I'd eat meat or not. How about you?
 

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Hi! Thats fantastic you love cooking, I went to culinary school and it was the best thing I ever did <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Welcome!
 

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Thats a really interesting question. It depends on the intensivity of the farming, and the method of slaughter. I never ate red meat or fish anyway through simply disliking the taste & texture.<br><br>
But I'm pretty used to a meat free lifestyle now & I don't feel as though it impedes my life in any way shape or form. So what would I have to gain from starting to eat it again?
 
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