Bad Veggie

My second round of vegetarianism has been going on for about two and a half years and I’m really terrible at it. 

The first time I tried on vegetarianism I was in college (bro). I was basically only eating bagels and the very cliché ramen noodles, so I had to return to my meat-eating ways after waking up several mornings in a row covered in bruises. (Hint: I wasn’t getting enough iron.)

For the past two years, I’ve done a better job varying my diet which is because I was influenced by my friend Mardi’s cooking. Mardi cooks healthy food that’s also yummy and not scary. 

It’s because of Mardi that I’m not currently covered in bruises. Unfortunately when left to my own devices, I’m a terrible vegeterian because I really hate cooking and I hate most vegetables.*

This will never change, but here’s a few things that are totally worth the effort of cooking:

Super Simple Quinoa (made simple and delish by Mardi, made half-assed and mediocre by me)

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (obvs worth your time/effort)

*Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean that you love vegetables so much that you decide to stop eating everything else, it only means that you don’t eat meat.

Robin Reetz

I’m an expat currently living between London and North Carolina. I'm the Home & Living Editor at Clementine Daily, handle partnerships and more at DesignGood, and create content for folks like Teen Vogue. Also, I love independent designers. Find out more about me here: