The Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year

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In 2009, Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple and straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat – and to make it easier for us to do so. Cutting down the amount of meat in our diet has a huge range of environmental and personal benefits, including significantly reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production, boosting our health by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in our diet, and helping us save money by ...
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Overview

In 2009, Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign as a simple and straightforward idea to show everyone the value of eating less meat – and to make it easier for us to do so. Cutting down the amount of meat in our diet has a huge range of environmental and personal benefits, including significantly reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production, boosting our health by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in our diet, and helping us save money by offering substitutes for expensive meat and fish. Often, though, our vegetarian repertoire is limited, with the result that our enthusiasm to continue with a meat-free day wanes when we are confronted with yet again eating the same dish. With menus for each of the 52 weeks of the year – two main recipes, plus four other ideas for each meal of the day – The Meat Free Monday Cookbook addresses this problem and is aimed at everyone who cares about the environment, is happy to eat vegetarian one day a week, but needs inspiration and guidance to do so. Packed with vibrant spring soups, inventive summer salads, appetizing fall casseroles and comforting winter stews, the recipes include such enticing dishes as Grilled Figs with Ricotta, Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes, Sicilian Cauliflower Pasta, Mexican Cornbread, Pilau Rice with Cashews, French Bean, Roquefort and Walnut Salad, Watermelon Granita, Hot Mozzarella Sandwich, Roasted Halloumi Wrap and Onion and Walnut Muffins, and cover everything from alternatives to the ubiquitous ham sandwich in your packed lunch and the traditional cooked breakfast to satisfying snacks for when hunger strikes. With contributions from Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney, as well as celebrity and chef supporters of the campaign such as Skye Gyngell, Giorgio Locatelli, Yotam Ottellenghi, Tom Aikens, Kevin Spacey, Pink, Twiggy, Woody Harrelson, Vivienne Westwood and Pamela Anderson, The Meat Free Monday Cookbook is guaranteed to tempt even the most confirmed carnivore. The Meat Free Monday campaign was launched by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney in 2009 and its message is One Day a Week Can Make a World of Difference. The campaign aims to encourage everyone to do their bit to help protect our planet by demonstrating that by giving up meat for one day each week you can save money, reduce your environmental impact and live a healthier life.
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Many of us know that eating less meat can actually extend our lives, but making the great leap forward from recognition to action can be difficult with even the best of intentions. Three years, Paul McCartney and his family launched the Meat Free Monday campaign to open the door to a healthier diet. This collection of recipes by celebrities and non-celebrities carries the movement forward with a full year of vegetarian menus. The contributor list is stellar (it includes the McCartneys, Kevin Spacey, Pink, Twiggy, Woody Harrelson), but the real attractions are the recipes: Watermelon Granita; Roasted Halloumi Wrap and Onion and Walnut Muffins; Mexican Cornbread; Hot Mozzarella Sandwich; and Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes; to name a few.

Edward Ash-Milby

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"McCartney is returning to her roots and following in her mother's footsteps with "The Meat Free Monday Cookbook." The idea is to show people how easy it would be to not eat meat one day a week by offering seasonal recipes, from a spring ragout of artichoke hearts, broad beans, peas and turnips to a leek and ricotta tart. More an environmental conversation than a vegetarian one, the book draws its inspiration from the Meat Free Monday campaign that McCartney, her father and sister Mary launched in London in 2009 in an attempt to bring light to the detrimental effects of the agricultural industry." -- The Wall Street Journal

"The Meat Free Monday Cookbook is a beauty of a book, packed with 52 weeks of healthful, seasonal meals sure to inspire individuals of all culinary persuasions. We applaud the McCartney family's unwavering efforts to promote a healthier, more sustainable diet. This latest endeavor is a truly delicious way to continue the spread of the global Meatless Monday movement!" -- Sid Lerner, Meatless Monday Founder and Chairman

“The Meatless Monday campaign has picked up steam as celebrities, and celebrity chefs, have jumped onboard. This book, with a foreword by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney, plans out every meal and snack for a year’s worth of Mondays. You’ll recognize some of the recipe contributors, who include Woody Harrelson, Pink, Kevin Spacey and Mario Batali.”—The Washington Post’s Summer Cookbooks to Keep You in the Kitchen

Fox News, December 6, 2012 - The Healthiest Gifts of 2012
9. Vegetarian cookbook
Trying to encourage your friends and family to eat less meat? The Meat Free Monday Cookbook—brainchild of Paul McCartney and his daughters, fashion designer Stella McCartney and photographer Mary McCartney—will help them cook in a veggie-centric way and still get all their nutrients.
An offshoot of the McCartneys' Meat Free Monday campaign, the book shows how simple it is to go veggie one day a week. The recipes are built around produce, good fats, and alternative protein sources (whole grains, beans, soy, and nuts).
The Kitchn, 1/7/2013 - Emma Christensen
Is one of your resolutions to eat less meat this year? From the minds behind the Meat Free Monday campaign, this beautifully photographed cookbook will walk you through an entire year of meat-free Mondays. That's breakfast, lunch, and dinner taken care of....every Monday...for an entire year. Fruits, vegetables, and grains galore. What's not to love?
12/10/13 The Denver Post
The McCartneys have long been anti-meat, but it's not just about healthier and cruelty-free — they also are concerned about climate change. When they set out to support this cookbook, though, they found that going meatless once a week had impacts on people's pocketbooks, as well. All of that may be true, but this collection of recipes is also excellent because the dishes are delicious — 13 weeks' worth of three meals each, plus dessert, and they are vegetarian, not vegan, so there are eggs and cheese in many, organized by season.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906868697
  • Publisher: Kyle Books
  • Publication date: 3/16/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 250,496
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    An Excellent Book even a Carnivore Will LOVE!

    This book has some GREAT recipes in it.
    I have been a vegetarian for 25 years and have all meat eating friends.
    No one complains AT ALL when having one of these meals placed in front of them.
    Even if you have no desire to stop eatting meat, this is a great way to try something new (and delisious)
    I highly recommend this book.
    Give it a try...who knows where it might lead you.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    Wonderful cookbook, beautifully presented.

    Wonderful cookbook. Beautifully written and presented. Great photos of the recipes. Plated recipes look appetizing and appealing. A fresh look at good food. Very nicely done. I am buying one for a friend who loves to cook as a birthday gift. Love it.

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