Choices… From a very early age, every aspect of our lives is filled with choices. We can choose to take the simple route, or to conform, or to look after only ourselves. We can choose to make decisions that have a positive impact on the lives of others.
I gave up on eating meat in 1986. My mother cooked a goose for New Years Day. I couldn’t eat it. I made a choice to give up meat and fish. Where I live, in the UK just west of London, the shops are filled with choices. Admittedly back in the 80s choices were somewhat limited, but there were choices all the same.
I chose the path of least suffering. If faced with a choice of cheese and tomato pizza or pepperoni pizza, then why not choose the one that has not caused unnecessary pain to an animal? Why use chicken stock in soup when vegetable stock works just as well? To me it has become a way of life. Vegetables take centre stage, bringing out their flavours and textures in a way most meat eaters would never imagine.
I am not suggesting that everyone should change, but you could choose to eat meat free meals more often. Once a week or more perhaps. See if you still miss the meat or whether you too could choose to go down the cruelty free route to food.
It requires some thought, a new approach to how you view vegetables, but hopefully these recipes here can inspire you and let you explore a meat free world in a new light.
Try it. Let me know what you think