About

Hi, I’m Annabel, a mother of 4, and I do a lot of cooking. We try to eat everything, but I want to find replacement for the meat we used to eat a lot more. What I realized, it’s that it takes a bit more imagination and thought to make a vegetarian meal than to “throw a steak in a pan”.

Like a lot of people, my main concern when I cook is to make sure my family gets all the nutriments they need to grow healthy, but also, I make sure they understand why it is so important to eat the right food.

I try to be careful with the gluten too. One of my daughter has been complaining about stomach pain in the evening since she was little, and it was hot pads every night. We saw doctors, they couldn’t tell what it was, and one day, for some reason, we decided to cut the gluten for a week. No hot pads. We realized with the time, that we had to be careful about the amount of gluten she was taking to avoid the pain.

I started this blog, to share my discoveries and also to show you that anyone can cook differently. I hope it will interest you.

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  1. Thanks for following my blog! I’ll be posting some cooking improvisation of my own, this week. I look forward to reading more of yours! I think it’s important to have variety in the kind of foods one eats, and that does mean not always eating meat for dinner and bread, as so many families seem to think is necessary. I have just come from Italy, where it’s normal for people to eat a meal based on fish or meat only one or two times a week. The rest of the time it’s pasta or rice-based dishes, salads or soups in portion sizes that here would be considered less than adequate. If you told an older generation Italian to eat vegetarian for a week, he might throw up his hands in despair, never realizing he already does so at over 50% of his meals. Think of all the good traditional pastas, from pesto to arrabbiata, that are meat-free, for example. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m by no means a vegetarian, but I find that limiting my meat intake and varying the type of protein I eat by basing meals around beans and legumes or making meat-free pasta sauces a couple of times a week just makes me feel better over all, as I’m sure your family does. Brava! See you back here again soon.

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    • I really do agree with you, and lot of people tend to think that you are not eating an healthy balanced meal if it does not contain any meat. The key is variety and there are alternatives to meat. I look forward reading your future posts too!

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