Meatless Monday : Vegan Delight of the Day & Food for Thought (2 August 2010)

02 August 2010

Meatless Monday

This is the first of what will be a weekly post about going meatless on Mondays (a wonderful campaign started by Paul and Stella McCartney.)

You don't have to become a vegetarian. You don't have to become a vegan. You don't have to radically change your life over night to make radical differences in your health, your spirit, and your planet, too...

You can, however, make the choice to not eat meat on Monday, and in doing so, you create a massive positive impact on your body, your planet, and the lives of others.

Now me, I'm a vegan, so everyday is Meatless Monday for me, but I'd like to share a picture of a delicious vegan meal (the Vegan Delight of the Day) and little Food for Thought about vegetarianism, about the impact that the meat industry has on our planet, on your health, my health, everyone's health, and about how it feels really good to eat delicious and compassionate food.

Think. Feel. Eat. Be well.

Vegan Delight of the Week :

Awesome salads!
Artichoke hearts, palm hearts, red cabbage, radishes, giant sweet-&-sour pickle, and gooseberries from the garden on a bed of basmati rice and lamb's lettuce. Drizzled with olive oil, dried herbs and Dijon mustard vinaigrette.


Food for Thought: Livestock in the USA produces approx. 30x more excrement than humans. Humans in the USA have sewage systems to collect & treat waste, there are no such systems on feedlots. Most of this waste leeches into water, which means large-scale, massive production & slaughter of animals is not only unethical, but it also causes serious environmental degradation.

Industrial livestock farming is the leading cause of water pollution in the USA.

Even if you don't live in America, you live on Planet Earth, so clearly, this effects you, too.

What can you do? Simple : Don't eat meat today.
One small ripple contributes to the greater wave.


Vera said...

thats making me salivate! I wish the kids where more open to this sort of food they like the boring vegan stuff lol!

Janie Husband said...

yummy looking....we do not eat meat and i am always trying to come up with something eye appealing for my husband... ;)

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