After cooking up a storm 6 nights a week, my kitchen closes down for an evening and we like to go out to eat as a family and have a good time. But more often than not, we end up going to Indian restaurants in spite of loving so many different cuisines. The reason being that most cuisines focus largely on non vegetarian food and there are 1 or 2 bland dishes on the menu in the name of vegetarian food (mostly raw or steamed vegetables ).
I’ve had numerous instances where a vegetarian meal served to us, upon close inspection, turned out to be non vegetarian. If you add chicken stock to a vegetable soup, is it still vegetarian? The answer is ‘NO’. If you add gelatin to a dessert, is that dessert vegetarian friendly? “NO” again. And if you are making me a vegetarian sandwich using a knife that you used seconds ago to cut meat…..I don’t know about you but it’s not vegetarian in my humble opinion. [Read on…]