“Meatless Mondays” or “Meatfree Mondays” seems to be a developing fad in the Western world and although I think it’s a great way of getting people to eat less meat and more veggies, it can be amusing for my family and I to see what a big deal some people make it out to be. I know it’s easy for us veggies to sit and wonder why people find it so difficult to cook vegetarian dishes for themselves or for others and I remember when I was at school, how I hardly used to go over to my White English friend’s houses for dinner, as their parents would say “i just don’t know what to make for you”. I just didn’t get why we ate vegetarian food all the time with such ease and they found it so weird and difficult. I could write a book about how times have changed and I’m really happy to say that I think the UK is the best place for a variety of vegetarian food in the Western part of the world! wooohoooo!!! It definitely needs to be celebrated as I have travelled a bit and not everywhere is as vegetarian friendly as the UK is now. I think people are a lot more educated about the benefits of eating more fruit and veg and I don’t think people are as afraid of cooking vegetarian dishes as they perhaps used to be.
So whilst I am proud that Meatless Mondays are encouraging more people to eat more veggies,I want to stress that it really doesn’t have to be restrictive to one day of the week or made out to be a difficult task. So here’s just a handful of recipes I have on the blog to hopefully inspire current Vegetarian/Vegans, or those who just need some ideas 😉 If you try any of these recipes (or any others on the Blog) or have any queries about them, then please do let me know.