Mrs Veg, a history

I’ve been a fan of cooking for as long as I can remember. Some of my favourite childhood memories are of cooking with my Mum (who you may notice commenting on my posts as tuthersue). She taught me how to break eggs when I was just a toddler and she used to let me play with pastry like most kids play with play-doh. When I became vegetarian in my teens I started to help make my own dinner, and that’s when I really fell in love with trying new recipes and tweaking them to make my own. I now love experimenting in the kitchen, and have great fun making complicated things from scratch (like the blocks of tempeh currently in my freezer). I want to share some of my recipes, experiments, and things I’ve learned with the world.

I want my food to be simple, seasonal, and mostly healthy. I’ve gradually transitioned to a vegan lifestyle since I started this blog, and as of early 2014 I’m now completely plant-powered. I’m choosing to leave the small number of non-vegan recipes on here for historical reasons.

I also love growing vegetables and don’t let silly little things like not having a garden get in the way of that.

I live in Ely with my husband Mr Veg, a beardy scientist who never complains when I spend ages taking pictures of our dinner before letting him eat.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram as @Mrs_Veg


14 Responses to “Mrs Veg, a history”

  1. HerbivorousGeek June 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Hi Mrs Veg 🙂 Thank you for visiting and following 🙂

  2. HerbivorousGeek June 22, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    I’ve made a new facebook page if you would like to follow. It can be found at:
    Also, if you have one send me the link so i can like it from my page 🙂

  3. frisblue June 23, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Hi a very belated thank you for following my blog! I’m very much a newbie to the blogging world.. and much like you, love experimenting and pottering about in the kitchen! Do tell.. what is your ‘unusual’ array of pets?

    • mrsveg June 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

      Hi, thanks for following me too! It’s constantly changing, but we’ve currently got spiny mice, lizards, an aquarium, scorpions, a hermit crab, and a tarantula. My husband is an entomologist so we usually have a lot of insects. I’d really love to get a dog but we live in a flat so it’s not really practical.

  4. Vinny Grette June 29, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    I love veggies and eating healthy, too. Alas, I could never give up my animal protein, but I have learned how to keep it to a moderate size in inject a lot more variety into my daily meal plans. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use veggies, though – love your blog!

  5. sophiazerg August 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Hello Mrs. Veg!
    I am also a vegetarian who only really became curious and loved to be in the kitchen once I adopted vegetarianism. Before then, my husband did all the cooking (he worked in a kitchen for 10+ years). I look forward to checking out more of your recipes!
    Sophia 🙂

  6. hurriedvegan August 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi Mrs Veg! Thanks so much for following my blog. I’ll look forward to reading yours 🙂

  7. celestedimilla November 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Hey Mrs Veg! I just discovered your blog and I love it!! You sound like such a cool person. I wish I had your passion for cooking. I was a terrible cook until I went plant-based two years ago and now I’m okay. Unlike you, however; I like to make simple food. I’m more interested in ‘eating’ than I am in ‘cooking’. Anyway, it’s a pleasure to e-meet you! Celeste 🙂

  8. Danielle November 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    I love your blog so I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award! 🙂 xx

  9. Lauzan March 20, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    please come over to and see what award is awaiting you!

  10. Sian White August 29, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    Hey Mrs Veg!

    Just a quick note to say that I love reading your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award 🙂

    Pop over here to see what it’s about, and I hope that you choose to take part, because it would be great to get to know a little more about you:


  11. brugesvegan March 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Always nice to meet fellow vegan bloggers. Glad to have discoverd your blog!
    I’ve spent some time in Cambridge for a course in ’99, lovely city! Lots of history
    I also like growing vegs, we do have a vegetable garden though.
    Do you grow yours in containers on a terrace?
    greets from Belgium!

    • mrsveg March 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

      Thanks for your lovely comments, it’s nice to hear from you. We do grow our veggies in pots just outside. We don’t have a garden but I don’t let that stop me 🙂


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