Gah!! What is it with people who are not vegetarian and think they know everything about it because they only eat chicken or fish a few days a week?
I’ve been doing this for 25 years or something like that. The first thing you do is swap one protein source for another. We’re all (in the western world) indoctrinated to think like that. We are also indoctrinated to think carbs are bad. They make you fat, contribute to diabetes etc.
But literally, non-vegetarians just swap one protein source for another, without thinking about the whole balance of the meal.
‘Oh, we don’t have meat, fish, chicken, we need to substitute it with a cheese omelette,’ or whatever. Cheese in fact is the favourite one that non-veggies always dish up with a meal. So uninspired and a quick-fix attempt to aspire to something tasty – to them.
And for the record, tofu, seitan, tempeh, legumes, nuts, are NOT meat/protein substitutes. They are old foods that have been kicking around as a part of a basic diet for years. An example of a meat substitute is quorn which I have bored everyone to bits with earlier.
The blunt truth is, if you don’t throw dead animals out of your diet totally, you will never cook a decent vegetarian meal.
But as there are always exceptions to the rule, I will mention my friend (a superb cook) who made a perfect veg wellington for us using chestnuts. Thanks Anne.
Next. John Lennon. I am bored with reading tributes to him. FFS, he was a Beatle and with Paul McNasty he wrote/composed some decent songs. I have loads of their singles.
And as people are bemoaning his death 32 years ago, I looked him up. Horrid piece of work hitting women. I didn’t know any of that, but he certainly won’t be getting any tributes on my blogs. At the end of the day he wasn’t exactly Beethoven who managed to compose far better music when deaf.
There are an awful lot of people being denied human rights every day of this week, being killed, abused, violated whatever. Stop wasting your time bleating about John Lennon (or anyone else) and concern yourselves with starving people or women sold into sex slavery.
Third. Animals. Oh wait, no-one is interested in massacred rhinos are they?
I’ll leave that one alone then.
Fourth. Those Aussie DJs. Ms Grieg is apparently suffering terribly about the death of Ms Saldanha.
To the extent of crying on air.
Apparently ‘prank calls’ have existed ever since radio began.
Michael: ‘These are prank calls. They’ve been around for as long as radio’s existed and they’re done by every radio station.’
Just bollocks to that. Seriously. Does Michael even know when radio began?
Late nineteenth century by the way. When no doubt every single broadcaster was making prank calls. Come on sweetheart. A little accuracy would help in your feeble justification for your come-uppance.
I should also add with regard to this that my Partner totally disagrees with me and says I would also have done anything for my job. Hmmm. Well it didn’t come to impersonating the queen so no need to get into that one.
I’m loving the history of these two though. She’s a former model (not sure why) and he had only just started on the station and said he had peaked in his first week. Class!!
Fifth. Really sick of people crossing the border and working for £40 or £50 a day on the black. Seriously.
And as an afterthought, all those toerags who click on like as soon as I have published.
But, go your own way.