Tuesday 12 February 2013

Meat Free Week

It's not often that you find inspiration in the Sunday papers, but this week I did! The Can't Live Without page last weekend featured Krew Boylan, an actor apparently- I'm not really up with such things.

Among other things she is an ambassador for Meat Free Week to be held March 18 to 24 2013. Meat Free Week is a new initiative started by two Australian women, Melissa Dixon and Lainie Bracher, to highlight factory farming practices and the environmental and health benefits of reducing our meat consumption. Important issues to be sure.

My 12 year old son is currently living as a vegetarian, and while I share some of his misgivings about the ethics of eating meat, I still really like some of it- particularly fish and lamb, and think that it can be part of a healthy diet. I'll do this for me, but also to support him, and broaden my scope of vegetarian cooking. The team at Meat Free Week have made it as easy as possible to be vegetarian for a week and included a wonderful page of delicious looking vegetarian recipes to get us thinking and planning.

So I'm going to give this a go. I'm actually a bit excited about it, and intrigued as to the possibilities. I know that I can do it (well I presume I can), but it's something that I have never actually done. Care to join me?


Hannah said...

Ooh, looking forward to reading your experience with this! Also, isn't it grand that dessert and chocolate are (usually) always vegetarian? ;)

Sim Carter said...

I don't know that I'm quite ready to join you but it's something I've been thinking about too - I like the layout with that actress. Very colorful.
Louise, I have a 'review' up of The World Without You if you get a chance to take a peek; I think you'd like it if you haven't read it already :)

Louise said...

Oh Hannah that is of course one of the joys of vegetarian nibbling. Sadly I'm on a diet- in training for Paris, and aren't really eating that stuff- although I may an exception that week. It will certainly be an interesting week.

I like the layout of that page, it's fun like that each week- one of the things I like reading each Sunday- even if I have no idea who the person is. Will check out your review.