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My Vegan Journey

My Vegan Journey

Marlene Watson-Tara (3)

Marlene Watson-Tara

Among my family and circle of friends there is no one more excited than me about believing that there are unforeseen forces supporting your dreams every day! In fact my mum says that if she could bottle my passion and enthusiasm for what myself and so many others teach, the world would be a ‘kinder’ place.

A few months ago I came across this competition entitled ‘Do you have the recipe for Britains best loved dish’? As I read through the application I thought oh well, yorkshire puddings, sunday roasts, creamy chessecakes, etc., etc., will win hands down, what’s the point of me entering with my no meat, no dairy, no sugar recipes!

This is in no way being negative about what I teach and love – my intuition just didn’t guide me to say, WOW! what an opportunity to get a delicious tasting vegan recipe out there instead of all the so called ‘healthy foods’ with fatty dressings, hidden sugars and the rest. Perhaps my intuitive wee mind was having an off day.

Kale Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry

Kale Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry with Miso Ginger Dressing

A few weeks later my sister called me and said hey Mal, have you seen the competition to win ‘Britains best loved dish’. The winning recipe will be launched and stocked in all the Marks & Spencer Stores so I thought, this is a sign!! he he!  It was being flagged up to me again.

I dowloaded the application form on line, completed it with all the relevant information they required about why had I choosen this particular recipe? Why had I created this recipe? etc., etc., I sent if off and forgot all about it to be honest.  I was therefore very excited to receive an email this week informing me that I was through to the next heat of the competition. They loved my recipe! Wow! Now for all of my vegan/vegetarian friends out there, don’t you think this is a major breakthrough? I sure do. My Kale, Broccoli & Tofu Stir Fry with Miso/Ginger Dressing is in the next stage of the competition being held in Harrogate in September.

Things are changing, I feel it in my ‘water’ as we say in Scotland…. not that long ago this type of recipe would have been passed over without a second glance.

Kale & Broccoli

Buying Organic Kale & Broccoli for my Recipe

Things show up at the most interesting times in our lives, don’t you think? I have been recently contacting many food companies in relation to NPD (new product development) who never reply to me. Bill says I spend all my money at the post office, writing to the world and their granny!! and posting off copies of my book to so many in the hope of one ‘soul’ saying, hey I want to be a part of this and help to move the world towards a wholefoods plant based diet.

This competition then could be just the ticket….. creating a whole vegan/vegetarian range of foods, yes!! I know I am getting ahead of myself here, but as a great believer that thoughts become reality that’s where my head is at. For those of you who have my book and cook from it and enjoy my food please send good vibes my way for my cookathon next month.

I look forward to letting you all know the results. Whatever the outcome I am thrilled to be presenting a vegan recipe in this competition, entitled ‘Britains Best Loved Dish’. In the meantime you journey towards a vegan way of life with me by simply following the delicious recipes in my book Macrobiotics for all Seasons available worldwide on amazon to learn more about my mission and vision for our world.

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In good health

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5 Comments

  1. Hallelujah – there is some justice in the world 🙂

    Lets hope with forward thinking judges your recipe will be given the opportunity to encourage those with many misconceptions about Vegan food, to actually try it and more importantly ENJOY it ……………their bodies will certainly thank them for it!

    My life motto is “follows thought follows deed” ……………….so in that spirit …….Here’s to the final M 🙂

    • And my life motto is ‘thoughts do become reality’ ‘you are never given a vision without the support and means to bring it to fruition…. Hope you can make it to Harrogate would be fantastic to see you there Tracy, Big hug xx

  2. Hi Marlene,

    I’m so pleased to hear about your recipe success and hope it continues. I heartily agree with all your comments about the sponsors for the Olympic games and from the athletes food programmes printed in the Daily Telegraph (my daughter tells me) they certainly would not be eating and drinking burgers and cokes themselves, as you say, sad that they get dragged into the commercial side in that way.

    I admire your pasion and perseverance, love your recipes (although I do stray sometimes) and wish you continued success.

    With love

    Chris

    • Dear Marlene,

      For some reason my first email didn’t get through to be published so I will try again!
      I am so pleased to hear about your recipe success and hope it continues. I heartily agree all your comments about the sponsors for the Olympic games and from the athletes food programmes, so my daughter tells me, printed in the Daily Telegraph they certainly would not be eating burgers and drinking coke themselves ansd, as you say, it’s sad that they get dragged into the commercial side in that way.
      I admire your passion and perseverance and love your recipes (although I do stray sometimes) and wish you continued success.

      With love

      Chris

      • Hi Chris
        So great to hear from you, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. You can subscribe to my blog and recieve notification when I post. Look forward to seeing you again sometime.
        Love Marlene x

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