First World Problems and Raw Lemon Coconut Slice
After months of excruciating stomach pains I recently turned to a plant based diet free of refined grains and sugar. I feel ridiculously good. I haven’t really cut anything from my diet. Except meat. I don’t eat meat now (though I do eat fish). It hasn’t been a very big transition, I never really ate all that meat to begin with, and out of all the recipes on this blog, only a scant handful contain meat. The decision came about from a myriad of reasoning. But all that isn’t important, because this blog is, and always will be, about enjoying food and not preaching ideology. I loathe labels. Some friends mockingly, and in good sweet humour, call me a vegan, and indeed I do eat predominately a plant based diet. But I don’t believe in restriction. I still own leather boots. I eat honey, and perhaps far too much of it at that.
Of course, after discovering how much joy and energy I got from eating this way, the chronic oversharer in me insisted on documenting it. On both instagram and WordPress. Because I am a blatant control freak, in order to compartmentalise my train of thought into somewhat of a logical coherence, I’ve split my blogging into two. My new blog, Nourished Young Thing, chronicles my adventures in creating food designed to empower your body, and support a sustainable food system. Le Pirate will be what it always was, eating good food and wanderlust. When I go to Italy I’m going to dig in to large bowls of caprese salad studded with juicy buffalo mozarella and let pistachio gelato dribble down my chin. In France I’m going to stuff my face with crusty white bread and the best quality butter. My dad and I will still tuck into fresh crab and wash it down with glasses of white wine, as we did tonight. I’m just saving dairy and most grains for more special occasions. So for now, two blogs it is. I would say one for business and one for pleasure, but perhaps it’s more, one to teach myself to cook wholly with plants, and one for the wanderlust and the food adventures. I hope you like both.
You can find the recipe for my raw lemon and coconut slice here.