10 May 2012

Although not completely vegan, 'The Meat Free Monday Cookbook' provides an empowering foundation

On the heels of the rising popularity and positive, global impact of the Meat Free Monday Campaign, from editor Annie Rigg, with phenomenal photography by Tara Fisher, comes an equally impactful and artfully impressive new, meat free cookbook.

Equipped with a full menu for every Monday of the year, with coordinating seasonal menu themes and options, The Meat Free Monday Cookbook provides an empowering foundation for anyone wishing to begin living with a heightened awareness of the consequences of their food choices, and with sustainability for the lives of animals, their personal health, and the collective health of the planet in mind.

As a side note, I must relay that most of the recipes, chock full of deliciousness though they seem (and look), are not vegan. So, for those of us already living the good vegan life, it probably isn’t a book you would look to for new recipe ideas or inspiration. Although if you’re anything like me, you’ve become a whiz at converting veg-friendly recipes to pure vegan, and that is most certainly attainable—and probably well worth it—here.

Erica Settino | Twitter | Facebook | Website
New York Erica is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. A long time vegetarian turned passionate vegan, she works tirelessly to educate others on the countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet. She currently holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along with her work in animal advocacy, Erica works as an editorial assistant, freelance writer, certified and registered yoga instructor, nutritional counselor and health coach. She lives with her veg husband and their four rescued animal companions.

Photo credit: The Meat Free Monday Cookbook | Disclosure: Review copy provided