Thursday, 1 April 2010

Easter and my beef with vegetarians: "Vegetarians are a selfish and self-righteous people. God save us from them!"

I found this rant about vegetarians from Franklin Johnston of the Jamaica Observer (scroll down a bit). He writes: "Vegetarians are a selfish and self-righteous people. God save us from them! Or have I met the wrong lot?"

I wonder how many vegetarians he based this observation on. He writes: "Now for my rant on vegetarians.

"Why are vegetarians intolerant exhibitionists who think they are better than those who eat meat? Meat eaters never advertise themselves or impose their choices, vegetarians feel the need to flaunt their food choices and lecture us. Why?"

Not happy with offending people because of what they eat, he starts on people's sexuality. He says: "They are like exhibitionist gay people - in your face! Why do I have to know you are vegetarian? Why announce it? Just live it!"

The mindless drivel goes on and on. If you're interested the article is here but I warn you he's an absolute idiot.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Irish recipes: St Patrick's Day vegetarian style (of course Guinness is involved)

I know it's really about Guinness and dancing but I thought I'd gather together a few traditional St Patrick's Day recipes - vegetarian style.

The vegetarian society website have a few good ones as well as other sites. I've never cooked for St Patrick's Day but I might try making the Guinness and Tofu stew.

- COLCANNON which involves potatoes and cabbage

- VEGGIE POT PIE> which is also gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan

- CHAMP which involves onion and (more) potatoes

- MOCK 'CORNED BEEF' AND CABBAGE this looks really tasty

- ST PATRICK'S SOUP which involves lots of veg and oatmeal

- BOXTY this has cooked AND raw potatoes involved

- VEGGIE SHEPHERD'S PIE bit of a complicated recipe but looks like it could be worth it

- IRISH COFFEE one of my favourites

- GUINNESS AND TOFU STEW I really want to try this one

If you've got any St Patrick's Day recipes send them to me and I'll add them to the list...x

Monday, 15 March 2010

REVIEW: Aldo Zilli's vegetarian restaurant: Zilli Green

I blogged a couple of months ago about celebrity chef Aldo Zilli opening a vegetarian restaurant.

Well, it's open and I just read the Guardian review. Oh dear, things don't look good.

Guardian reviewer Matthew Norman wrote: "In so many regards is Zilli Green a total shocker that it's hard to know where to begin. "

However, after a bit of searching I found another review which describes the food at Zilli Green as delicious, superb and generous in quantity.

Sounds like you've just got to try it yourself.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Corey Haim in the midst of comeback before he died including film called "The Vegetarian Hunter"

Corey Haim was apparently in the midst of a comeback before he died.

The '80s icon, who starred in such classics as The Lost Boys and License to Drive, was linked to movies including The Vegetarian Hunter. say the film would have been about a hunter who goes to New York and falls in love with a vegetarian girl.

It also says of the film: "She does good things to animals that backfire" - I don't really know what that means.

Read the whole article here

Twlight Saga: Eclipse trailer with vegetarian vampires Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

It's finally here!!! The first Eclipse trailer. I hang my 27-year-old head in shame as I admit I'm a closet age-inappropriate Twihard. I'm ashamed even to use the word "Twihard".

The story of my addiction is a sad tale and there is no hope of recovery.

I let the Twilight film pass me by completely when it came out all those years ago. I imagined a teenage rom com which would make me feel 100 years old. Here's the Twilight trailer (a little treat to break up this blog post)

Then my sister booked a "girly bonding" trip to the movies. She booked New Moon tickets and the rest is (a very sorry) history. I borrowed the Twilight DVD before going to see New Moon. I watched it. I watched it again (within two days.) Ouch. And then I went to see New Moon (the same day)...(double ouch.)

The vampire/werewolf/human love triangle tickled a giggly girly part of me deep down which remembered the Point Romance books I'd read 12 years ago (only girls will remember that series of books) and undeniably female things like that

I think that's part of it: it's a "girl thing". The cinema is full of girls....and more shockingly...many women. It somehow spans age (just like vampires and werewolves!!!!)

It's something you feel only girls can understand. Having two beautiful, buff, supernatural men fighting over you when you're so plain, boring...normal.

Here's the New Moon trailer to complete the set so far (thank god we still have the fourth book Breaking Dawn to come in movie format):

I'm relatively well read, I studied English literature for five years at university, I have bulging bookshelves but I have (shamefully) bought and devoured the Twilight books.

I wouldn't recommed anyone to read them. They are not books to pass down the generations. They are like drinking a whole bottle of wine. You really shouldn't do it and you would never advise anyone else to do it however sometimes, just sometimes, you can't help but do it (even if it kills brain cells).

Serious health warning: don't do it. (But if you do...ENJOY!)