My name is Deb and I’m the person who runs this blog. I’m based in Sydney, Australia.
I decided to start the Vegie Project back in 2012 so I could share my veggie culinary creations with the world. Although I have been a vegetarian for ages (over 10 years) I wasn’t exactly eating healthy for a long time. It’s actually quite easy to be an unhealthy vegetarian. My diet used to be based around sugar, bread, pasta, fake veggie meats and cheese. And as a result, I was constantly tired, fat, bloated, moody, had horrible acne and also suffered from PCOS. But I didn’t know any better.
It was when I started blogging that I discovered a whole new world out there. The world of wellness and whole foods. And I came across so many other bloggers who inspired me in this new journey.
The way I eat has changed completely over the last 4 years and I can honestly say I have experienced the healing powers of food. It took me a long time to figure out what worked for me and after a lot of trial and error and consultations with health professionals I think I am at a pretty good space now, and have been able to manage my PCOS symptoms simply with a diet change.
My diet now is predominantly plant-based, super low in sugar and I avoid processed foods as much as possible. I tried veganism for a while but that didn’t work for me. Other than plants I also eat eggs (always organic) and very occasionally some cheese (usually goat’s cheese as I find it easier to digest). I also try to avoid gluten and only eat soy every once in a while (moderation is the key).
All I want to do with this blog is to share delicious and nourishing recipes. I do believe that a diet rich in plants and whole foods can have many benefits for everyone (whether you’re a vegetarian or not). I’m not a nutrition expert and everything I share here is based on my personal experiences only. I also don’t believe there is a one diet fits all. Everyone is different and what works for me doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to work for you. And also there are many other lifestyle factors that lead to a healthy life. So find what works for your own body!
And I also wanted to show that vegetarian food doesn’t have to be bland and boring. My food style is simple but full of flavour and colour, and most of my recipes can be made in less than 1 hour.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy this blog! Feel free to drop me a line if you feel like it :)