Back in 2009, Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney launched the UK Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple and straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat.
With a host of prominent friends and supporters, including Sir Richard Branson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley and many more, the campaign encourages people to do their bit in protecting our planet by having one meat free day a week.
“Cutting down the amount of meat in our diet has a huge range of environmental and personal benefits, including significantly reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production, boosting our health by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in our diet, and helping us save money by offering substitutes for expensive meat and fish.”
With menus for each of the 52 weeks of the year – two main recipes, plus four other ideas for each meal of the day – The Meat Free Monday Cookbook is aimed at everyone who cares about the environment and is happy to eat vegetarian one day a week.
The following recipes have been provided to the Australian Meat Free Mondays campaign courtesy of Simon and Schuster. The Meat Free Monday Cookbook can be found at all good bookstores.
A typical North African dish, try this with wholewheat couscous for a nuttier flavour.
As satisfying to make as it is to eat.