Life for a part time veggie in Spain!

Ok let’s get this straight …………… I am a red blooded meat eater, always was and always will be!

However I happen to live with a woman who has been a vegetarian for over 20 years. It hasn’t been too difficult for me living with a ”veggie” as the veggie cooking world has been easy to get into. In fact I am much healthier now than when I used to eat red meat (and the occasional Macdonalds hamburger) every day.

Now I eat meat about once a week. I don’t really miss it, but just occasionally I get the urge for bacon sarni’s for breakfast or roast lamb for dinner. The roast lamb in Spain is excellent. Lean and tender, especially when cooked with herbs from the “campo”, and some honey baste. Best I’ve ever tasted.

I got the urge to have a bit of lamb last week. I asked a spanish friend where I could buy the finest lamb. He directed me to “Jesus” (who better to ask about lambs eh?). He asked which lamb I would like, before he proceeded to dispatch it with much aplomb. My friend brought it home to my house and strung it up from the ceiling. “This doesnt happen in Leeds” I thought!

We (him actually) then took out all the offal and fried them up with onions and garlic, washed down with loads of cheap costa wine.

Hmmmm these foreigners really know how to live it up. Kiersten, to her credit didnt throw up all over the place!

Written by:
Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada