Tuesday, May 20, 2008

World Vegetarian Week

World Vegetarian Week runs from May 19-May 25, 2008. For those of us who abstain from eating our furred & feathered friends, we know we're doing a good thing. By eating a vegetarian diet, one has the potential to save upwards of 100 animals a year. Vegans, even more so. If you're a meat eater, why not make a pledge to give up meat for a week. It's not as hard as you think it is.

A lot of "normal" dishes are vegetarian already. For example, a personal favorite, tomato soup & grilled cheese. Chili is a popular one-pot, throw-together meal. Use lots of beans to make it extra hearty. Add crumbled tofu for an extra protein punch. If you really want the meatiness, use Yves Veggie Ground Round. Same with Shepard's pie...use faux hamburger. It's already cooked, so it's a wonderful time saver. Pizza is delicious with just veggies. Pastas galore - just don't add meat. Make chunky sauces with lots of veggies and you'll never miss the meat. I could go on & on. Below I've listed some sites that have excellent recipes.

The Vegetarian Society - not only has recipes, but contains loads of valuable information on all things veg*n.

Veg Cooking - PETA's recipe site

Vegetarian Times - a huge collection of recipes from the magazine of the same name.
VegWeb - a whole slew of reader submitted and reader rated recipes.
So come on! Give it a go! Your body will thank you & the animals will thank you.
Here's a fun (and eye-opening) page to visit. Let me know in the comments how many animals you've saved. I have saved 1.0708 cows, 235.07 chickens, 2.6119 pigs, 7.8358 turkeys, 0.6268 ducks, 444.02 fish Total: 691.24 animals.
Eat healthy, eat well, eat cruelty free.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Thanks for all the information and links!! Happy World Vegetarian Week :0)

urban vegan said...

I never know this stuff is going on. Here's to all the veggies in the world--and to all the lives they save!

Tanya Kristine said...

damn. i wish i knew about that week earlier. i would have made all my friends eat veg!

where's simon?

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Cool link, Carrie, thanks! If I never ate duck in the first place, were they saved? Just wondering...

In 5127.0 days, you have saved:
1.9290 cows
423.45 chickens
4.7051 pigs
14.115 turkeys
1.1292 ducks
799.86 fish

Total: 1245.2 animals
Thank you

Vegan_Noodle said...

What great information to post for World Vegetarian Week! You are such a wonderful animal activist!!

Anonymous said...

Carrie!!! Hi girl. I've missed you my friend. Glad to see you're doing well. Sorry for the absence.

How did I totally miss out on veg week? Arg!

Hard to believe that in 789.09 days, I have only saved: 0.2969 cows. I love that link. Even crazier to think that in 20 years I still will have saved less than 3 cows.