Recently, there has been a lot of protests in the world, especially among youth, fighting for governments to take action on climate change.
Youth are getting more and more committed in this fight. As a result, a new trend is born- vegetarianism. Now that you know what I am talking about, I am going to explain the increase in this trend and the reason why this movement gained momentum.
How has vegetarianism gone mainstream?
Vegetarianism is good way to be eco-friendly. This movement helps fighting against the major future issues.
Being vegetarian helps you to have a new approach of food. Today, you eat food which you don’t know where it comes from, and which pollutes a lot. These foods have a lot of additives, sugar, salt, which aren’t good for your health. Thus, vegetarianism raises awareness and people are consequently encouraged to consume local food, produce their own vegetables, look from where the products they are buying come- If people start doing all these simple gestures, it may help changing the current way of life which is weakening our planet.
Now, you have a lot of vegetarian meals on restaurants’ menus, and even entirely vegetarian restaurants!! People feel more concerned and want to act. There is a rise in eco-friendly jobs, which is a very good thing. Why not create your own start-up? You could join the movement and create a vegetarian patisserie shop, a vegan bowl restaurant, organise vegetarian cook lessons, there is so many things to do!!
This movement tends to make people happier. Hard to believe? Instead of buying a burger, don’t you have more pleasure to eat a vege-burger you have made by yourself, with local food or your own self-produced food? In being vegetarian, you discover new recipes, new ways to cook, to eat, and you may really enjoyed it.
Statistic of the Week
Animal farming provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of our farmland (2018 Oxford University study). Thus, avoiding – or at least reducing – meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth.
Recipe of the Week
For this week, here’s a recipe you may find at first glance not really attractive, but I can assure you it’s so delicious!!!!! A vegetable curry:
For 4 people, you need:
- 2 carrots cut into slice
- 50 g snow peas
- 40 ml coconut milk
- 1 vegetable cub
- 20 g of ginger
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 tablespoon curry
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pinches of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 250 g brown/white rice
Cook oil in a pan and brown the onions, carrots, garlic, ginger, pepper, and curry for 5 minutes on the medium heat. Add peas, coconut milk, the cub, salt and pepper. Continue cooking for approximately 10 minutes. And enjoy your meal!!!
Photo from: Little Broken, 2019
Challenge of the Week
For the last one, I am challenging you not to eat meat for one week!!! I hope you succeeded in the first challenge and didn’t eat meat on the Monday. Now, you do it again but for one week!
Thanks for joining us for “Veggie Month with Oria”! We wish Oria all the best as she heads back to France!