Monday, July 18, 2011

Meatless Mondays - Try it out!

In our life, every day is a meatless day. Mike and I believe that being vegan is a wonderful way to live, and we love all of the scrumptious food choices we have as vegans. Some cities around the country have embraced this idea of Meatless Mondays, including our own Aspen here in Colorado.

I love the idea. I realize that the ideal for animals suffering to become food is that every day be a meatless day.

The reality is that it's not. And we as a society are far from that.

So let's start with one day and go from there. It is so incredibly easy to not eat meat for a day. In areas where most of our readers live there are many vegan and vegetarian options both in restaurants and at the local market. And remember, meatless means no meat or fish, but it doesn't mean you have to go vegan for the day (although that would be just as easy).

One day. No meat. It would be good for you, the planet, and the animals. And in many instances it could be good for the economy. Especially if you choose to visit a local eatery that night for dinner.

One day. No meat. Try something new for lunch or dinner.

A kale salad.

Veggie burgers on the grill with friends.

Stuffed peppers with sundried tomatoes, walnuts, and basil.

For easy recipes check out You can also find vegan and vegetarian cookbooks at your local library or bookstore.

One day. No meat.

In many areas there are local or statewide vegetarian societies (we have a great one here in Colorado: ) as well as vegan or vegetarian meetups. I know in the Denver area there is one and also in the Boulder area. I can only imagine how many there are around the country. Better yet, invite a couple friends over for dinner and cook a meal together.

One day. No meat.

Will you join us? Will you invite others?

If you decide to give it a try let us know how it goes.


  1. Great blog Dan...I didn't see an RRS feed to subscribe.
    Deborah Lutz,
    U&I Home Decorating and Staging

  2. Deborah, in the url bar, there's the little RSS symbol, if you click that, you can subscribe that way.

    Dan, I'm guessing it won't be too long until you're shooting for 1000 people to join you/us.