Meatless Everyday

Meatless Everyday

I’ve always struggled with the idea of eating meat and have always wanted to have a meatless diet. I have been a vegetarian on and off throughout my life, the longest lasting a year.

I don’t like a lot of meat textures, or the fact that you can see veins from the animals in things like chicken wings. I don’t enjoy the fact that we’re killing animals to eat them, when they’re animals themselves with hearts of their own, who can feel emotions. If I’m such an animals lover, then why am I eating them?

This isn’t a blog post where I push my beliefs on anyone because I am not that type of person but last night I watched Cowspiracy and it changed my life. I heard of the movie and I know a lot of people online have talked about it but I didn’t want to watch it simply because I didn’t want to see any animals slaughtered. I didn’t want to feel guilty because I have a fridge with meat in it, even though I’m starting to only eat plant based foods. There is only one scene for about 3 minutes where I had to shut my eyes, out an the whole hour and a half.

The movie was incredible. It talked about how animal agriculture is killing the planet way more than fossil fuels or anything else combined. After this video I don’t think I will ever eat meat again because I want to do my part in saving the world. One day maybe I’ll get to being vegan but that’s one step at a time.

You should watch it, it’s on Netflix. Here is the trailer:

On that note finding vegetarian food that is delicious can be hard sometimes. Once when I was a vegetarian all I ate was stir-fry and toast and became quite unhealthy. It’s so important to be healthy and be getting all the protein that you need.  I can not say it enough but do your research if you plan on not eating meat, it will save your life!

I made a meal the other night that I thought I would share with you all. It was an everything-in-your- fridge pasta.

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I fried some peppers, farmers market brussels sprouts, and multi-coloured carrots in a frying pan. I also cooked some pasta in another bowl. After it was all done I tossed the pasta in a tiny bit of olive oil, included some fresh tomatoes and tomato sauce and mixed it all together.

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I added some organic cheese to top it off and it was simply delicious and simply simple.  I also made enough for lunches which is a plus.

What is your favourite meatless meal? I find a lot of inspiration from Hot for Food Blog.

No animals needs to die to make me live, and that makes me feel good.

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Molly

I’m Molly! Wherever I go, I search for the magic this world has to offer. I’m a cat lover, caffeine drinker, a reader of all the books and a feeler of all the feels. My life is full of positivity and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

15 Comments

  1. October 27, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    Yummy! 😀

  2. October 27, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I’m starting to try to slowly break my family and mine’s addiction to meat. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Jaime
    October 27, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Looks so yummy!

  4. October 28, 2015 / 3:14 am

    My mom has a lentil soup recipe that she is most fond of. It’s not her own, but she adjusts it according to what vegetables are in the ‘fridge. She wants to transition her diet to lacto-ova (with fish) in the near future.

    The recipe is searchable on the Web, look for “George Harrison’s Dark Horse Lentil soup.” Yes, that George Harrison.

    • October 28, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      That looks so good! I think I’m going to be making that in the near future. Thanks Rae 🙂

  5. October 29, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Omg! I have felt the same way! Meat for the most part grosses me out. I agree with seeing the veins, or blood from red meat. Yuck! Unfortunately I have a household who LOVES their meat! I can deal with hamburger for the most part. But usually I just eat the veggies and side dishes if we do have meat for dinner.

  6. October 29, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    This pasta dish looks great! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

  7. October 29, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    This sounds easy and delicious!

  8. October 29, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    Ha, an everything in the fridge meal! I guess I do go meatless sometimes. Thanks for sharing this yummy looking dish!

  9. November 8, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Kudos to you for going meatless! I still eat meat regularly, but I’m doing much more research to ensure what I do buy is sustainably (and humanely) raised. It feels so much better to really know what we eat.

  10. November 9, 2015 / 3:08 am

    We eat what I call a, “meat-less,” diet. Though we’ll have several meals a week that are vegetarian, the majority include meat or stock. When I say they include meat though, it’s small amount – we’ll share a chicken breast between three people. I cubing up sweet potatoes and roasting them with other vegetables. Sour cream and jalapenos to top it off go so well with the orange tubers.

    • November 10, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      I’m drooling just reading this comment haha 🙂

  11. November 14, 2015 / 12:09 am

    Looks tasty with all those colours! I’ve been vegetarian for about 5 years now, and I found that the food I eat as a vegetarian is more flavourful, healthy, and and colourful than before. I recommend Minimalist Baker’s site for lots of great, simple recipes.

    • November 14, 2015 / 2:57 am

      I completely agree with you! The food I eat now is so fresh and colourful. I seriously have never felt better!

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