Monday, 23 May 2011

National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week

This week is National Vegetarian Week, sponsored by Cauldron Food.  It is the UK's annual awareness raising campaign promoting inspirational veggie food and the benefits of a meat free life style.

Non-veggies are being challenged to give vegetarian food a try for the week by taking the veggie pledge.  The Vegetarian Society have come up with some wonderful recipes to give even the most ardent meat eater some inspiration.  Even having one meat free day will open your eyes to a world of delicious alternatives and a healthy lifestyle.

I wrote a blog post about why I was vegetarian back in March.  My husband and children are all vegetarian too which makes for a harmonious household.  We eat a mix of home cooked vegetarian food alongside convenience products such as Quorn burgers, nuggets and fish-less fingers.  It is so much easier to be a vegetarian nowadays.  Even Burger King has Veg Soc approved veggie options which makes eating out much easier.

Root vegetable and lentil casserole.
Quorn burger BBQ
Quinoa and pepper risotto
If you are thinking of giving up meat completely or maybe you'd like to have one meat-free day a week, the Vegetarian Society has a whole host of great resources to help you.  Whether you are doing it for the environment, for the animals, for health and wellbeing or for the food itself, there are facts, figures and advice to help make the transition easy.  You can even get a Going Veggie guide for free!!

My favourite veggie blog We Don't Eat Anything With a Face is challenging us all to do something to celebrate NVW and has a linky on the blog.  Why not give being veggie a go for a day and write about it or share a recipe and link up!

Look out for more veggie posts this week!


  1. Your vegetable & Lentil casserole looks lovely. I don't eat much meat & will quite often cook meals without meat for the family, they usually don't even notice. Sometimes OH will say afterwards 'I didn't have much meat in mine'. I might try & go meat free this week just to see if anyone notices!

  2. As a prior veggie I will be taking the pledge this week - you never know if may become a permanent habit again x

  3. Thanks for joining in the challenge Wendy xx

  4. It was World Vegetarian Day back on October 1st 2010 that challenged me to give up my carnivorous tendencies. On day led to one month and so on and so on and so on.

    From my personal perspective it was not difficult at all. Truth be told, I've eaten a more diversified and deliciously since that wonderful day in my life's history.

    I certainly hope that Cauldron Food can find at least one "Chucky" out there to make it every bit worthwhile.

    Thank you for sharing your blog today.

  5. Thanks for joining in the challenge Wendy xx



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