Last week I experimented with a product called Quorn, which is a meat substitute for vegetarians but not vegans as it contains egg. It is described as a mycoprotein, which is high in protein and low in fat.
What brought this on?
Just a quick brief, I have sort of stopped eating meat (sort of because its been a couple of weeks). I was never really a meat lover, but I loved chicken(I was a chickenarian). I’m not against eating meat, however, meat nowadays it’s not like it used to be.
Fun fact about me: I was born and lived in Ghana for the first 10 years of my life. I was brought up on organic, free range meat, eggs and not because I was rich, but because that was the norm. The chicken I ate was fed corn in my home, killed and cooked almost immediately. I remember when I was coming to the UK and my aunt told me that British people eat chicken bought from the supermarket. I was confused. How do you buy a chicken from the supermarket? She told me it is killed, then stored in the fridge. Disgusting, I thought. But not for long. Especially after having my first piece of KFC chicken.
I don’t say I’m a vegetarian, as I still eat fish and may have the occasional meat at bbqs. I just want to eat more vegetables, and substitue fish with meat where necessary. there are several reason (health being the main reason) that has initiated my step into vegetarianism. I just hope I have the willpower and this will not to be a phase I will look back and laugh about it later with my friends. The ultimate goal is to be a complete vegetarian or a vegan (maybe when I turn 50 God’s willing). The point is I am taking baby steps to be a vegetarian.
What did I make?
I made Spaghetti bolognese using the same recipe I would for minced meat instead I used frozen quorn mince.