“We are all looking for a way to make a contribution to the preservation of our planet. Having a Meat Free Monday is a great way to do your bit, while eating in a kinder and more conscious way. I am not a vegetarian, but when I heard about ‘Meat Free Mondays,’ I was intrigued. I had never thought about the environmental impact of raising livestock” – Gwyneth Paltrow
“Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imaging how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save” – Joanna Lumley
“I love eating meat, but I love our planet even more, so I will join this campaign and stop eating meat at least one day a week” – Sir Richard Branson
“I think many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world. Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make” – Paul McCartney
I’d been pondering supper to match with a bottle of Ataraxia; to my shame I dreamed of having a young warthog, or a loin of Springbok to roast. Before going to my larder to check the available options, I had a quick peek at my email inbox and saw the above quotations in the weekly Meat Free Mondays newsletter.
Having mourned the waste of asparagus in Sunday’s lunch, I was keen for their fresh taste and made a simple warm salad of asparagus, sautéed mushrooms and poached eggs; we devoured this on whole-wheat toast.
Everyone knows that wine and asparagus aren’t good bedfellows. This was no problem at all; we had apple juice with our meal and I took the wine upstairs afterwards. It was just the thing to enjoy while watching a thunderstorm build.