I seem to vaguely remember you posting something and getting suggestions to do SS (quite possibly from me).
Sounds like you did Stronglifts 5x5 though, if you started at the empty bar.
Like IronCondor said, SS isn't an 8 week program, it is much longer and you don't necessarily start with an empty bar.
A lot of people seem to add quite a bit of fat doing SS but also tend to get a fair bit stronger.
For diet, try keeping your overall calorie intake the same but reduce the amount of calories from carbohydrates, especially on non training days. Don't eliminate carbs entirely, as especially on training days they are important, but it probably wouldn't hurt to cut carbs a lot on rest days.
By the looks of it you're vegetarian, so you'll need to look for protein sources that don't come with a bunch of carbs along for the ride.
I'd advise doing Starting Strength as written by Rippetoe, and when you've completed that in about six months or so switch to 5/3/1.