reformed carnivore searching for excitement in a vegetarian world

I’m Jess and I’m a self confessed food nerd. I love cooking fresh & exciting food, keeping fit, and protecting the environment. Public servant by day and avid baker by night, cooking has always been my creative expression of choice. As a meat-lover who believes in the environmental benefits of vegetarianism, I’ve embraced the middle-ground position of ‘flexitarianism’ (meatfree weekdays and the occasional meat indulgence on the weekend!) since early 2011.  I’m a big believer in balancing my beyond-human cupcake consumption with keeping super active; so I love to swim, run, do power yoga, and hit the dancefloor on a Saturday night. Growing up in Hong Kong, and being of mixed heritage, has heavily influenced my cooking – I love to experiment with Eastern and Western flavours. I’m always on the look out for food inspiration, facts, recipes and ideas – so your comments and thoughts are always welcome.

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  1. These are beautiful pictures of you. I’m jealous. Redoing my headshots – etc. – is on my list. Thanks so much for the visit to The Nutrition Doctor is In the Kitchen and the like on my grilled sandwich post!! Happy blogging! Cheers, PK

  2. Hello! Though I’m pretty much a vegetarian now, I can understand (at least that’s what I think) where you’re coming from and would like to indulge in your veggie recipes. Following! 🙂 Good luck with adventures in yum-yum world!

  3. I like your style. And your header image. PS you have fit arms. Just saying. You mantra is very similar to mine – except I wish I had mixed heritage. My Eastern side has not yet been well explored..

  4. Hi Jess, love your blog. I am writing from our soon-to-launch community marketplace, forAnima.com, to see if you might be interested in sharing some of your recipes. If so, let us know. We’d love to work with you. Best,
    Amanda + Team

  5. Hi Jess, thanks for visiting my blog. I can relate to your environmental vegetarian choices – those concerns sent me down the same path. But years on I almost never eat meat now…there are endless delicious veggie dishes to make and more choice when eating out these days. Lovely blog by the way! 🙂

  6. Hi Jess,
    Well, this is a surprise. I googled lemongrass and ginger to find out what their health benefits are and your website was top of the search list. And must I say how enjoyable your blog is. I’m loving it and have subscribed.

    • Hi Annette, thank you for your comment – it was such a lovely surprise for me too! I’m pleased you stumbled across here.. Perhaps I can post sometime about the benefits of lemongrass and ginger too! It certainly is one of my favourite teas…

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