currently in the middle of rebuilding this site, excuse the mess!
to my personal cook-book. Most of the recipes here are things I've
developed over the years, or vegetarian versions of common dishes.
I've made this
site to help people to learn to cook in a healthy way, and to encourage
vegetarians to have a varied and interesting diet. My aim is to
encourage people to become confident with cooking, so experiment
- the recipes are just a starting point. Be creative, it's all a
matter of taste.
This sure isn't
meant to be a showy gourmet site. Most of the ingredients are inexpensive
and easily available, and the dishes are mostly very easy to prepare.
This is everyday cooking, not fancy dinner-party fare (although
my guests don't seem to complain). If I do my job well enough, you
won't need me after awhile.
With all of
the evidence now to support the Atkins diet and it's many low-carb,
high-protein derivatives, a lot of rednecks are happily gloating
over how 'unhealthy' a vegetarian diet is, since it's typically
high in carbs. Certainly in the countries I've lived in, the main
reason people are vegetarians is for ethical reasons as opposed
to health, but there's also a great deal of evidence to suggest
that a vegetarian diet IS healthy (for example, most cancers are
much less prevalent in vegetarians).
is of course a health issue, though. I will therefore be emphasising
low-carb recipes, tips and links. The official Atkins site says
that being a vegetarian makes the Atkins diet so limited and boring
that most vegetarians don't stick with it. Although they then provide
vegetarian recipes, most of which I thought looked pretty tasty!
a bit snowed under due to the recent release of my Golden
Tarot though, so it may take me awhile to add the new section
(considering I never finished the old site!).
The only way
I cover the costs of running this site is with commissions on sales
from my affiliates such as Amazon.com, so please at least consider
visiting my Bookshelf or Shop.