Meat Free Mondays Movement

8 Feb

My friend Carolina sent me an email with a newsletter from GOOP, Gwenyth Paltrow’s site to promote wellness… in her own words: “Goop is a newsletter that will usually come once a week. I will be sharing recipes, my personal travel notes, the advice that I get and follow, and so much more. GOOP is constantly evolving”.  my friend Carolina subscribes to it and shared it with me.

 This week’s GOOP newsletter highlights Meat Free Mondays – a movement created in the UK back in 2006 to promote vegetarianism as a way to contribute to the health of the environment and the planet .   Sir Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella and Mary are the founders of this movement and actively promote it around the world. 

Meat Free Mondays now has a US following with its own website called Meatless Mondays…   and KarmaFree  Cooking wants to join in the action too.  I have always seen this blog as a vehicle to educate that a vegetarian lifestyle if not difficult  to follow and that incorporating more recipes like these into your regular rotation you’ll be able  lead a healthier lifestyle. 

This is a recommendation I always make to my non-vegetarian friends.  Just incoporate in a conscious way more vegetable-based main courses into your recipe rotation.  Change your mentality that your dinner plate in centered a piece of animal protein…  that’s just not necessary.

That’s what Meatless Mondays is trying to carry out, to share with all environmentally-concerned people that going veggie once a week is not so difficult after all and it has an exponential positive effect on the environment too.  If you are into recycling, maybe even driving a hybrid car… why not giving Meatless Mondays a try??  You will not regret it… 

Thanks Gwenyth, Sir Paul and Carolina fr bringing this to my attention.  I’ll try to do my part to help spread the word…

One Response to “Meat Free Mondays Movement”

  1. Joey February 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Hi Madelyn-

    I just wanted to write and thank you for your interest in our campaign and for this terrific post. I’ve taken a look around Karma Free Cooking and I really think your focus on lifestyle changes for a healthier life really melds well with Meatless Monday’s focus encouraging people to make one easy lifestyle change (cut meat once a week) for better personal health and the health of our planet.

    Many bloggers think it’s fun to do weekly Meatless Monday posts, usually profiling a meatless recipe or writing about a benefit to going meatless once a week. Do you think you’d be interested in something like that?

    I’d love to be in more direct communication with you so we can better coordinate outreach efforts. If you’re interested in doing regular posts, could you please email me at

    Thanks so much. Happy Blogging!

    -Joey Lee
    Executive Assistant
    Meatless Monday

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