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.

3 comments:

  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

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  2. Anonymous21/1/11 23:43

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

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  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...
    mor

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