One of the Pleasures in Life is Enjoying Good Food

“One of the pleasures in life is enjoying good food.”

Since I’ve become vegan, I’ve heard this phrase more often than not from omnivores when explaining why they couldn’t eat a vegetarian diet. Sometimes I wonder if people think vegans only eat twigs and berries, with a shot of wheatgrass to wash it all down. If you follow my blog regularly, or any vegan blog, you know this is definitely not the case. Vegans eat everything that omnivores eat sans animals and animal by-products. This includes all the American favorites: burgers, burritos, stir-fry, lasagna, and the list goes on and on.

I saw an article today by Kathy Stevens, founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, that made me believe that this misconception of vegans eating non-enjoyable food is changing. Kathy suggests that America will be vegan by 2050. In the article, she outlines why she’s pretty certain that this will happen with one point being that “meat consumption is down, while ‘all things vegan’ are on the rise.” Kathy states that,

“In 2012, Americans consumed 12.2 percent less meat than in 2007. Half of us are aware of Meatless Mondays, and nearly as many are, in fact, eating at least one vegetarian meal a week.”

This makes me hopeful that Kathy is right.

For Meatless Monday, I’m going to try out a recipe from my friend and blogger of An Avocado A Day: Spicy Tofu Burger. To make it vegan, I’ll follow her tip on using flax seed meal in place of the eggs.

To make your Monday brighter, here’s some Meatless Monday humor for you…

What’s everyone else making for Meatless Monday? Be sure to share in the comments below.

One thought on “One of the Pleasures in Life is Enjoying Good Food

  1. Pingback: Vegan Outreach and Meatless Monday: Spicy Tofu Burgers | Running on Vegan

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