One of the main reasons I was reticent about becoming a vegetarian or a vegan was because of all of the yummy things on which I’d be missing out. Let’s take a short trip down memory lane shall we?
Curry goat, rice and peas, fried plantain and a salad at Caribbean Curry House (in Montreal). It was delish!
Chicken soup. With Ramen noodles. Like a boss.
(I threw away that sachet/packet of seasoning that the noodles came with though. This is made with chicken broth).
Saltfish. Nuff said.
Saltfish fritters. For those who don’t know, it’s basically a batter (flour, maybe some cornmeal, baking powder) with green onions, peppers, and salted cod, fried like a pancake. Yummy!!
I forget what this was called. All I know is that it tasted REAL good. It was a chicken sandwich with a side of fries and a Mexican soup of some sort. It was the best soup I have ever had in my life. Hands down. This meal was at the Cheesecake Factory in downtown Baltimore, Maryland (December 2010).
Curry goat — the stuff that dreams are made of.
So yeah. That’s what I gave up for a life of vegetables. lol. No, I’m joking. I still have no regrets! Actually, I think the most rewarding part of this whole thing is that I’ve been able to recreate and cook stuff that tastes just as good and is good for me!