Who dat Veggie Chick?

Out in the wild

A vegetarian for 20 years now, I am often pitied. Most people are under the impression that vegetarians don’t get good food. No meat = no food. To be brutally honest, when I was a meat eater I too could not imagine anything worse than being a vegetarian.

But, some things are beyond our control and at age 17, I developed an aversion to eating meat. Was it fate? Or was it just that I’d OD-ed on meat. Whatever the reason, I am now a happy vegetarian out to proveΒ Β that vegetarians aren’t an unfortunate lot and that a head of cabbage can be as tasty as a slab of beef. Really.

By the way, with two friends (Marty Thyme and Blessed Glutz)Β I write a monthly food column for The Star, an English daily in Malaysia called Don’t Call Me Chef — you can find the links on my page.

Cheers and remember, don’t diss them veggies.

19 Responses to “Who dat Veggie Chick?”

  1. Jessie January 4, 2010 at 11:47 #


    Just wanted to say that you’ve got a really cool blog with lots of interesting recipes. I’m a vegetarian myself but never quite realized how colourful and fun cooking veggies can be. You make me want to try everything out!

    • nodessertforme January 4, 2010 at 12:13 #

      Hey thanks Jessie. Glad you find the blog useful and worthwhile. Let me know if you ever try anything and would appreciate your comments/suggestions/feedback. Cook on!

  2. edmondie January 6, 2010 at 19:04 #

    Hey there, great blog and it actually reminds me of Julie’s blog, you know, Julie and Julia. Keep up the good work and you are invited to take a look at mine too! Thanks for supporting yeah!

  3. Charmaine March 4, 2010 at 19:19 #

    I just read your article on the star. i wonder if you’re an ex-assuntarian since u mention a mrs. loke as your DS teacher. I had a mrs loke too, very fierce.

  4. Denise March 26, 2010 at 14:26 #

    Wow, glad I stumbled upon this place. I’ve recently (like, a week) been thinking about cutting off meat to be more sustainable with my lifestyle. But I can’t bear to think of how I’m about to miss my bak kut teh! It’s been so far so good though. Looking forward to getting great ideas from this space!

    • nodessertforme March 26, 2010 at 14:52 #

      Thank you for your comment. Glad you find this space interesting. There are loads of wonderful vegetarian recipes online, many of which I have fallen in love with. You will find some interesting veg blogs on my blogroll which i am sure you will enjoy!

  5. Nimmi May 12, 2010 at 12:54 #

    Hi VC,

    Good job on ur blog!Got to ur blog after reading about Norman Musa.
    Luv all ur veg recipes. Am an omnivore but luv vege food. Apart fr the two recipes on vege burger, could u pls provide some veg recipes I can take to work. Keep it up.

    • nodessertforme May 12, 2010 at 16:02 #

      Thank you Nimmi. Will keep your lunch request in mind when I do my next posts. Meanwhile Pasta and pasta salads are a great home packed lunch idea! What do you think?

  6. Nitasha Buldeo May 25, 2010 at 01:33 #


    Great blog, love the recipes. Being vege as well, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. Do you have egg-free cakes recipes? Thanks again for taking the time to do this

    • nodessertforme May 25, 2010 at 05:53 #

      yes I do. Will make one and post and tag you in a day or two!

  7. Supriya Raman May 26, 2010 at 22:13 #

    Great Blog!

    -From a fellow passionate Vegetarian

    • nodessertforme May 26, 2010 at 22:21 #

      Thanks Supriya. Am inspired to try your roasted garlic and onion soup πŸ˜‰

      • Supriya Raman May 26, 2010 at 22:37 #

        And I am definitely trying out the beetroot hummus! I love beets and love hummus, what could possibly go wrong πŸ™‚

      • nodessertforme May 26, 2010 at 23:08 #

        nothing! its a really nice twist to the regular hummus and I am sure you’d like it. The colour alone won me over πŸ™‚

  8. Pei-Lin August 1, 2010 at 01:17 #

    I just realized you have a blog! Nice to know that. Enjoy the column in the paper. Since I’m an occasional vegan, I’m sure this time won’t be my last stopping by at your site. Keep it up!

  9. Irina August 4, 2010 at 02:13 #

    Hi, just visited your blog through FB. Good job I must say. I actually found you after reading an old column in the Star under the Education section and thought I’d look up the writer on FB.

    Keep the recipes coming, they’re great ideas!

    • nodessertforme August 4, 2010 at 09:18 #

      Hey Irina. Thanks very much.. i must say you are the first to come accross this site from my articles in the Education section πŸ™‚ Look forward to seeing more of your comments on this site πŸ™‚

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