About being a vegetarian and a DELICIOUS 3-course veggie dinner

Evening guys¬†ūüėö

A late update from me. I am just now trying to get to a point were I feel like I will be able to relax on my soon to be mini Christmas holiday in Copenhagen, and I feel that I am almost there. It has also been a stressful month, with many things to do all the time and I don’t think I have ever wanted a break this much, except for¬†when I graduated high school.

Well a couple of weeks a go I eat at¬†a pretty amazing all vegetarian restaurant, called The Gate¬†in Islington/Angel. As it was a special occasion I had booked a table there, due to the many fantastic reviews that the place has gotten. After having cocktails at Sky Garden in Bank – which is a little bit hyped, but actually super cool to try, if you haven’t yet – we went to the restaurant, with a little bit high expectations. But they were more then accommodated. All the courses was super high quality, different and tasty veggie dishes, but I must admit that the best part was the dessert. That was to die for!! Chocolate, with more chocolate cooked and prepared in the most amazing way. If you try the place, please choose the with chocolate mousse for dessert, you won’t regret it. The starter and main was also fantastic, but as a more than normal fan of chocolate-person, this dessert had me
Not that I have anything against eating at not-all-veggie places, but is was really nice as well to find an all veggie place with amazing quality food, that is payable at the same time! It just makes it little bit easier and relaxed to choose from the menu. And I do also like to support restaurants that have choosen to totally convey to embracing vegetarianism.

Being a vegetarian has rely proved to be so easy here in London, and the choices for going out to eat is enormous compared to Copenhagen. A lot of the restaurants I eat at in Copenhagen only had a couple of veggie choices, and I have often been used to just looking at the V when choosing from a menu. But here even the “meat-focused” restaurants have plenty of veggie choices.
But I have noticed a weird attitude towards vegetarians and vegans, that a lot of people have here even vegans and vegetarians themselves. It is like vegetarianism quit often is being compared to a severe allergy, and that is actually really annoying me. I have actively chosen to not eat meat,¬†to try to make some kind of action towards supporting what I believe in, but I haven’t gotten a sudden intolerance for meat, were I can’t look at it, talk about it or have it touch my plate. Actually I prefer not to say that I am a vegetarian, but instead that I don’t¬†eat meat – only when presented for it, because I feel like a wrong attitude have started to emerge within the phrase of being vegetarian or vegan. People don’t even think about why a person is vegetarian anymore, but just think of¬†vegetarianism as a label – it seems. Of course this is not all people, but lately I have experienced this attitude a lot.
For instance when I started to eat vegetarian I choose¬†to sometimes eat shellfish – mainly when I am travelling and staying in coast-cities in Southern Europe or something like that. I found that sometimes only eating vegetables can be very challenging when staying¬†in cultures with a completely different gastronomy and I have never wanted being a¬†vegetarian to be districtive on my life. It is a choice that I have taken and it is something that I shouldn’t be ashamed off, or feel like goes against my believes, as some people tend to think.
I feel like this annoying attitude is kind of stepping on what being a vegetarian means to me, and it is also kind of saying that eating mostly vegetarian, but maybe sometimes eating organic meat, or something similar, is not okay, or as least not within the “religious rules” of vegetarianism.
This is a shame because I think that every meal every person changes for an all vegan or vegetarian alternative, is making a huge different!

Okay – that was all from me for tonight. Sleep very well everybody, I now I will now, and try to be ready for a productive Monday morning.

Love
– Maja

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