Shalom, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Bom Dia, Konnichiwa!
"What's that," you say?
That's the sound of a New York City girl who's been around the world and back, became a vegetarian, came up with an idea, and decided to get her act together and tell you about it.
I've traveled, lived, and worked in a number of locations around the world, from the Middle East to the Pacific, speak some Hebrew, a bit of French and German, and pleasantries in a number of other languages, love many different types of foods, and have puttered around with them all. (I even knew what harissa was when Alton mentioned it on "Next Food Network Star"!)
One bump in the road, though, was when I became a vegetarian a few years ago. Not an extremely strict vegetarian, I haven't made it to the vegan level, but I don't eat any meat, poultry or fish (I do miss sushi, though), and all in all I'm "Pretty Veggie"!
I thought I'd be leaving behind so many of the things I love to eat. Surprisingly, though, I've found ways to make substitutions and have come up with veggie variations that are so close to the mark, many times it's hard to tell the difference.
Considering the number of people trying to make healthier and/or more ethical changes in their eating habits, well.... I do hope you'll be intrigued!
"Pretty Veggie" Mindy