#6 FTSS- My Vegetarian Journey

Sunday 7 July 2019

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Recently, I made a decision. I am stopping eating meat, kind of... It all started with my boyfriend. He started cutting out meat, he said that it made him feel sluggish and he just didn't feel good after eating them. He decided that he wanted to only eat meat once a week, which then turned into once every two weeks and so on. 
Now, at the time, I said I wasn't going to join him. I would carry on eating meat, whilst he did his own thing. However,  I cook for my boyfriend a lot. I love cooking and most of the time, he is my guinea pig for all of my random, experimental meals. And I wasn't going to start making two different dinners a day, so I ended up not eating meat a lot of the time.
Eventually, it just became a normal thing for me. I haven't eaten meat in three weeks. Three whole weeks.  And I truly haven't missed it. Preparing meat makes me anxious, I am always worried I am going to give someone food poisoning or that I am not going to cook it right. Plus, it makes my belly feel really heavy (is that just me?) So anyway, I have started my vegetarian journey. I am still currently very much on the fence about it. At this moment, this is what I am struggling with:
  • Do I want to keep eating fish? (I love Sushi & Salmon)
  • If I stop eating meat altogether will it make feel sick if I decide to start eating meat again?
  • How do I need to change my diet in order to replace the protein I will be missing out on?
So, this is where I am currently at with my veggie journey, but I will keep you updated!
Anyway, let's get into the actual post.

So, yes, this post is sponsored by Quorn, which I am VERY excited about. Quorn is one of the main reasons I decided to actually start trying to be a vegetarian. My older sister was a veggie for many years when I was growing up and I knew she found it hard to keep a good amount of protein in her diet. This was a massive concern of mine. However, with products like Quorn, it's a lot simpler now to stop eating meat because there are so many alternatives.
Anyway, with this post, I have decided to share my cheap, student-friendly, meat-free meal that won't heart your wallet or your belly.

Okay, let's get into the recipe. I want to say this is a veggie take on Bolognese.

What you will need ingredients wise:
  • Pasta (I am not going to measurements, treat yourself, put in loads of pasta)
  • 1 bag of Quorn Mince!
  • Mushrooms (Or not, if you hate them.)
  • 1 Pepper (I like the red ones but it's up to you!)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • Oil
  • Some Cheese!
  • Bolognese sauce

Let's Cook!

  1.  Boil a kettle and pour boiled water in a saucepan with your pasta, salt the water to make it boil faster.
  2. Chop the onion, pepper, mushrooms and whatever other vegetables you have.
  3. Grab a big frying pan and put some oil in it (I always use spray fry-light!)
  4. Crush your clove of garlic and put it in the pan.
  5. Next, put in your chopped onion and Quorn mince.
  6. Let it cook for a while, Quorn mince has to be cooked from frozen, which is super helpful as it cuts out all of the defrosting time of meat mince. When you are cooking it in a saucepan, make sure it is cooked through and there is no ice left on the mince.
  7. Add your chopping mushrooms and peppers, plus your other vegetables. 
  8. Once the mushrooms are browning and the pepper is softened, pour on your Bolognese sauce and let it boil with your mince and veggies.
  9. Drain your pasta and put it in a bowl.
  10. Finally, take your Quorn dish and put it on top of your pasta.
  11. Bon Appetit 
  12. (Add cheese if you want, I always do)

Personally, this is yummy! Thank you, Quorn for sponsoring this post. I will keep you updated on my part-time veggie journey. 

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  1. Funny how your dad is a butcher!!! Love you mumma.xx

  2. Don't you love the boyfriends that are our guinea pigs in the kitchen! I'm lucky that my Mr is usually happy to try anything and even more points if it is something he 'hates' and I make it and he loves it! Whilst we both still eat meat, I am trying to get him to consume less salt. P.S this looks absolutely delicious!

    1. hahah, yeah mine is pretty open too. Thank you so much x

  3. Quorn bolognese is one of my favourite meals, I much prefer it to meat! Glad you are getting on well with the veggie meals. Look forward to hearing more about your veggie journey. Also, love the photos in this post they are great quality x

  4. This sounds really yummy, I don’t eat meat either and sometimes I find it hard to come up with different recipes.

    1. Thank you! Yeah me too, I struggle to find original things to cook. But Quorn has been really helpful x

  5. The same thing happened to me when I stopped eating meat, one day turned I to two and then I just couldn't eat it anymore. I'd be so lost without Quorn, I love their swedish balls in spaghetti!

    Ash | thisdreamsalive.wordpress.com

    1. I haven't tried their Swedish meatballs yet! I will definitely give them a try x

  6. Good luck with your journey! I hope the two of you find good ways to balance out your diets to get what you need. I didn't miss meat at all when I stopped eating it, I think a lot of people are surprised by how easy it can be X


    1. Yeah, they really are. I get questioned a lot about if I really do miss it and I can honestly, say I don't. xx

  7. I will say, I don't think I can stop eating meat. But your post was really good! If it's making you feel good then keep it up!

  8. I've actually wanted to become a pescatarian for quite some time now - in fact I decided to give up meat for a whole month and I was actually totally fine with it! The only times I really enjoy eating meat is when I'm eating out because I love me some fast food haha.
    And sameee, I love sushi and salmon so i don't think I could ever cut fish out of my diet!
    Aleeha xXx

    1. me too! I feel like it connivence to eat meat when out. Thank you for your lovely comment x


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