Rachel has IBS and really struggles with eating wheat and gluten. I have also been cutting out Gluten for health reasons and so when she wanted to go for High Tea again (3rd year in a row) we had to have a rethink.
We decided to have a tea at home for a few of her little girl friends
I love coffee, I was not really something I grew up with, as I was from a tea drinking household, but I have really come to love it over the past few years. Andre reminded me, when I told him I had quit, that apparently I had said ( in jest) you can’t really trust someone who does not like coffee. SO imagine my dismay when as I look for a natural cure for my cripplingly painful and heavy periods that I discover that coffee can throw your hormones out of balance.
I love cooking and actually have toyed with the idea of being a vegetarian quite a few times, but to be honest I really really like meat and it is always the smell of bacon cooking that stops me. And a life without biltong I might not be able to contemplate. But I think we need to be more aware of the environment and we need to be more careful about the meat we buy and how the animals are farmed.
So I have decided to join Meat Free Monday as we need to cut down on meat for not only environmental reason but because our budget could not actually get any tighter. I of course as with anything have decided to do this today and not really planned it so I don’t actually have a lot of veg in the house. I need to go to fruit and veg later in the week.
It might have to be Mac and Cheese which is probably far from the ideal meat free dish as it has loads of cheese which while not meat is not very animal rights, vegan, or animal anti cruelty etc and I see they all have their logos on the flyer I got about meat free Monday in the post.
So who else is doing this? To Yme’s credit I have done some vegetarian meals before and he has coped rather well, seeing as he is close to believing chicken is a vegetable
There is a website about Meat Free Monday www.supportmfm.co.za and there is a competition you can enter to win a 7 night holiday. Go check it out.