A lifestyle & travel blog written by Lou Archell, a writer, photographer and mum-of-two. Littlegreenshed features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living.
About 3 weeks ago I watched a programme on TV – Horizon. A documentary about the health and environmental benefits to eating less meat – especially red & processed meat. After watching it, Dan and I decided to eliminate meat from our daily diet (with exception to a Roast Chicken we shall still enjoy as a family).
So that’s it, a veggie of sorts, but how do I find good, delicious, inspiring meals that will replace my usual meat based dishes. So I asked fellow veggies Jen and Lia what they used, and they both recommended this book – ‘A modern way to eat’ by Anna Jones. They were not wrong. It is THE best recipe book I have ever read.
The style of book makes it easy to use, Anna suggests recipes for different types of meals, from breakfasts to dinner with friends, all written in a friendly way, with ideas on how to make the recipes your own. There are also pages colour coded in green, on how you can go it alone and make beautiful dishes using key ingredients.
It has been three weeks since I have eaten meat (Dan has joined the boys with Spag Bol and Chicken goujons) but me – I am a fully fledged veggie. Anna’s book has made that happen, I have enjoyed eating Kale with tahini dressing, Lemony Lentil soup, Oat & banana pancakes and so on. And I am pleased to say that I don’t miss meat.
If you are wishing to try some vegetarian recipes, change your diet or looking for some inspiration in the kitchen, then this is the book for you.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.