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Vegan? Vegetarian? What's the deal?

I am often asked why I post vegan, vegetarian and some older recipes including meat on my blog.

Well, it's fairly simple, a 100% vegan diet is a bridge too far for some people. To be frank, sometimes it's a challenge for me as well. Do I occasionally eat dairy, eggs and very rarely some seafood? Yes I do, but must admit I feel better when I stay closer to vegan.

I never intended for my diet to be a political statement. I am enthusiastic about it, but try not to be preachy. Sometimes I probably get too animated about it, but that's me. Haha!

My goal has always been to encourage and inspire people with healthy non meat recipes and options and to also make the case for a more plant based diet.

Some will notice that some of my much older posts contain recipes with meat. I considered deleting them when I changed to a non meat diet, but decided that whatever brings people to my blog is a good thing, as it shows people that they have non meat options.

Even encouraging people to feel c…

Cajun Fish and Rice

This is a fantastic one pot meal. It's not difficult  to throw together and can feed a fairly large group. It's packed with flavor, and has a nice soft spicy flavor. 

A few things to remember. You need a thicker filleted fish and a fish that has some fat. Cod is perfect, as are hake and monkfish. Halibut could work, but tuna would be a bit too dry.
Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs Cod, cut into fairly large pieces. Dusted with Old Bay Seasoning or a Cajun spice mix (Tony Chacheres is perfect) on both sides.  4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 3 cloves Garlic, sliced 1 Large Onion, chopped  1 Red Pepper, chopped 1 Stalk Celery, chopped  1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/2 tsp Thyme Pinch of Cloves 3 Bay Leaves 2 cups Medium Grain Rice 4 cups Vegetable Broth  Salt and Pepper to taste 
Preheat your oven to 375F/190C/Mark 5.
Heat 3 Tbsp of oil a heavy Dutch oven (Le Cruset is perfect), that has a cover and can be put into the oven. Add the onion, garlic, red pepper and celery and salt and pepper and sauté until lightly browned. 
Wh…