21 Jan. 2011

Meatless Monday

You probably wouldn't believe that I was a vegetarian for almost five years, from the age of 17 untill 22. I even had a stint as a vegan in there somewhere.

I chose to not eat meat for environmental reasons first most. In Norway where meat and potatoes are a staple, people really didn't understand the argument that a vegetarian diet is more environmentally sustainable. Today it is widely inderstood that a diet with less meat in it makes less of an impact on the planet.

Today I actually eat, and enjoy, meat. Although a good vegetarian dish doesn't go astray with me. And untill a few meals ago a good bulgur salad was my go to lunch dish. But my hip and happening sister, who lives in the health capital Vancouver, introduced me to quinoa and I havn't looked back. I put it in baked goods, soups and salads, and apparently it is the healthiest thing since, sardines?

I love introducing people to the grain. The other day I served it with avocado and roasted walnuts, just lightly dressed with a little good olive oil and lemon juice. The grains looks like little curls when cooked and have a great bite to it.

Not really being a new years resolution kind of girl, but a lover of fresh starts, I still have decided to go vegetarian one day a week.

Just maybe not Mondays.


  1. As you know, I'm not a big foodie and shots of food/blogs about food normally zoooom over my head. But your shots are so appetising! And your description of the avocado/walnut dish...YUM! x

  2. Anonymous21/1/11 23:43

    My friend from California introduced me to this last Fall, and I haven't been happier, or healthier.

  3. It never ceases to amaze me how you know so much about healthy food growing up with relatively traditional meals! Will have to try this too...


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