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Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. Bite-Sized Thoughts is an ever evolving site and whilst it focuses primarily on plant-based eating, there are many posts that reflect my broader interests.
I moved from Western Australia (where I grew up) to England (where I was born) in mid-2014. My husband and I are now living in London, and we are rather in love with it. I tend to share details of our outings and adventures, both locally and further afield, so you will find those posts mixed in with recipes and food-focused reviews.
I have taken to calling my husband Mr Bite, and he has great patience in trying new dinners and dishes I serve up. So far, we have established that quinoa, broccoli, peanut butter and carob are foods that I love and he does not. On the other hand, I can sneak legumes past him if I try, and veggie burgers are an easy way to disguise all manner of vegetables.
|Mr Bite in action|
On food and eating
Eating non-animal products most of the time appeals to me for health, environmental and ethical reasons. I haven't eaten red meat since my teenage years, and stopped eating poultry in early 2010. In 2012 I seemed to stop eating fish, as an extension of my growing interest in food ethics and environmentally sustainable eating (I do think fish is a food with health benefits, so it is one area where my views on health and views on ethical/environmental eating clash). I am fully vegan at home, but will occasionally have dairy or eggs if travelling or eating food prepared by others.
Of late, I have come to prefer the term 'plant based' to 'vegan' or 'vegetarian'. Plant based places the emphasis what you do eat, not what you don't. It is also a term that encourages flexibility: plant based, not plants only.
On exercise and fitness
As a child you would generally find me reading or climbing a tree, and I retain bookworm and tomboy-ish tendencies to this day. I value exercise and fitness greatly, and am a much happier person when exercise is part of my days. I love running in particular and have run several half marathons. Posts in those areas are summarised on my running page.