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  • Recipe Room  »  Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney

    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.

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    Spiced wholewheat couscous with sweet potato and pistachios

    A typical North African dish, try this with wholewheat couscous for a nuttier flavour.
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    Blueberry pancakes

    We challenge you to find what could be better than waking up to the sweet smell of blueberry pancakes on a Sunday morning...
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    Double choc crackle cookies

    These cookies are crispy on the outside, and brownie-like on the inside... Just divine!
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    Sicilian cauliflower pasta

    The use of saffron, raisins, and pine nuts, combined with the humble cauliflower, create a very memorable pasta dish.
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    Paella verduras

    This version of the traditional Valencian rice dish is a great addition to you repertoire of vegetarian recipes!
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    Rosti with mushrooms

    Mushrooms are an excellent accompaniment to rösti, soaking up the delicious cooking juices.
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    Penne with broccoli, mascarpone and dolcelatte

    Quite simply, this is an irresistible pasta sauce with hazelnuts pitching in for added crunch.
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    Thai vegetable curry

    The delicious aroma of shallots, garlic, ginger, lemongrass... will invade your kitchen and transport you to Thailand!
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    Pizza two ways

    You are making two pizzas here, one topped with red onion and mozzarella, the other with butternut squash and feta.
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    Lentil, chickpea, cheddar and onion burgers

    These deliciously spicy burgers are guaranteed to convert even the most committed of carnivores.
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    Aubergine casserole with pomegranate

    This colourful dish will brighten up any dinner table.
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    Vegetarian lasagne

    Lasagna... enough said. This one uses zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and lotsa cheese.
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    Leek and ricotta tart

    The combination of pine nuts and raisins with leeks is certainly a successful one.
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    Asparagus tray bake

    Asparagus adds a real touch of class to this simple but yummy tart.
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    Sauteed aubergines and mozzarella

    Simple, hearty and amazingly aromatic...
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