A Cow by Any Other Name

By Marguerite

Its strange that people are happy to eat Steak and Ham, Cutlets and Shanks but when you start calling it what it really is, Cow, Pig, Sheep, they get uncomfortable even angry. As if you had brought into discussion the sewerage treatment process at the dinner table. As soon as we put a face to what we eat it becomes a moral issue.

As long as its out of sight, its out of mind and people don't want to be reminded of what they are eating and the processes involved in getting the cow to be a steak. Turning a blind eye has never been more prevalent or more dangerous.

Here is a recipe for one of my favourites, 100% Vegan, 100% Delicious!

CHICKPEA TAGINE with Green Olives and Lemon Zest

Lightly fry 1 chopped medium onion in a little olive oil, add one teaspoon each of ground ginger, ground black pepper, ground cumin and ground paprika. Add to this 1 medium sized butternut, peeled, seeded and cubed, and pour over enough veggie stock to cover. Stir in 1/2 a teaspoon of Harrisa paste and simmer covered until the butternut is tender and the liquid has reduced. Remove from the heat and add pitted and chopped green olives and freshly grated lemon zest to taste, serve on a bed of cous cous. This meal can also be dressed up with a little aubergine relish and some Moroccan flat bread. Enjoy!

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