On learning to be a vegetarian

Dear readers -wishing you all a very Happy Friday !!!

The intention of this post is to share some good learning that I gained in watching a YouTube clip -on plant based wellness and how it helped to get to where I am …. closer to integral wellness

I have always loved and relished red meat and fish … in NZ we get to have the world’s best lamb ( so I say ) and some fantastic Kai moana ( sea food in Te Reo ). I have grown up eating fantastic meat based food… my grandmother definitely one of the kindest people whom I have grown up with enjoyed her meat based diet and her fish – my mum an exceptional expert where food is concerned – has made and continues to make the. Yummiest of meat based culinary delights ….

However from time to time I would always have this quest within me to try the pathway of vegetarianism …. It was nothing to do with religion or spirituality – it had everything to do for my love for animals . As much as I tried to follow a vegetarian diet – It did not happen – the burger would urge me to have a bite or I would crave for something else that is not plant based.

The luxury of time that came with COVID resulted me watching the following video it’s a conversation Oprah has with Suzie Amis Cameron ….For me this clip did something intrinsic for me – What appealed to me was the advocacy towards plant – based diet was very realistic -For example Suzie talks of one plant based meal a day ; What allured me to this was the fact that even a small change like one plant based meal a day by one person for one year saves 200000 gallons of water -it was not just about being healthier and more active . To me it felt like a calling to make a small difference to the conservation of our planet .

To add to this my son shared a video called “ game changers”- that went into lots of detail about going plant based ….I cherish moments when my adult children invite me to be participate in their millennial perspectives

My very yummmm cauliflower and pumpkin stew ….

My intention to lean into a plant based diet also gave me scope to learn to make the yummiest of vegetarian food – I did this by planning what I needed to eat and making sure that I had my proteins , my greens and including the colours of a healthy 5+ a day

A suggestion by a friend to try options from Hellofresh further enhanced my insights into perfectly healthy sumptuous vegetarian options

Above – one of the salads from Hellofresh Below are the links attached …. fingers crossed it works – the interview – which inspired me into choosing vegetarianism

In the next https://youtu.be/J8kGq5QXSCQ

So it’s now been three months and I get to relish plenty of vegetarian options . I am not sure if I would become a vegan but for now I am loving every bit of being a vegetarian -I feel just as healthy as I did before but I do feel a sense of accomplishment for eating a diet that is totally in sync with my love and compassion for the animal kingdom

Paneer briyani that was a super duper hit with my boys and their friends
and then the day I made bread ❤️

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