Hi, and welcome to The Vegetable Chopper!
This is my first update of the ‘About’ section since I started the blog two years ago. I’ve been putting it off forever, because I feel it’s so much easier to write about food and recipes than about yourself and your thoughts on food and cooking in general. But seeing as I’ve recently decided to go from vegetarian to vegan, it seems like a good time for a bit of a renovation.
That, however, does not mean that I’m going to dwell on my reasons for going vegan in detail here. Let’s just say that what I want out of food is excitement, joy, sustenance and, above all, tasty meals. I am now confident that I can have all that without animals being harmed in any way (I know, I wasn’t going to give reasons, but there is my main one), which makes me feel good mentally, physically, and, last but certainly not least, culinary.
So, that aside, this blog is about what I think is good food, the sort of food anyone with a reasonably well-equipped kitchen and a love of cooking can make. I meant this blog to be oriented towards the East rather than the West, originally, Indian food being my favourite. But looking through my posts of the past two years, I see recipes from all over the world, some of them from Asia. And that makes me happy; the blog, like food and cooking, is alive and therefore subject to change. I’m tempted to use the term ‘World food’ here, but let’s just say that this blog features vegetarian and, from now on exclusively, vegan food from all over the place.
There are a few other things you should know about this blog.
First of all, the photography isn’t great, and I’m afraid that’s not going to change. I do the best I can, but photography doesn’t interest me much and my time and budget are limited. I feel the the urge to apologise for this with every post, so let me just do it here, once and for all: sorry! . 😉
Secondly, this is a blog with plant-based recipes, so I don’t feel the need to put ‘vegan’ in front of everything, or to parenthesise (you know: “cheese”, “milk”, “cream”, “ricotta”). Milk, cream and cheese, no air quotes, are all vegan. If relevant, I will of course mention what the milk, etc, was made from.
One last thing, which I hope will be remedied some time soon: the blog has no proper index. It’s something I really want to get round to, to make it more accessible, but I just haven’t found the time yet.
I hope you’ll enjoy my blog!