So I live with a rather hard-core meat eater.
He is very happy to be vegetarian as long as you add a significant helping of anchovies, chorizo or beef on the side. I kid you not.
So you can just image his first reaction when I mentioned that I would like us to go meat free for 5 days as part of National Vegetarian week (16th-22nd May). Yeap, it went exactly as you would image. Except I had a secret weapon in my quest. AKA the mini chefs. They were totally up for this and so faced with three very willing and determined females, he could do nothing but give in. So a meat free week with Linda McCartney’s it was.
Now little bit about Linda McCartney. She believed in great tasting, honest, meat free food and the pleasure of wholesome cooking with everyone. And so her food range is inspired by her beliefs and is made with care and compassion and never compromises on taste or quality.
The range is very varied with items like paella, vegetarian chicken style stir frys, vegetarian mozzarella burgers, butternut squash pies, red onion and rosemary sausages and sweet potato kievs. Something to suits all tastebuds.
Well we have been tucking in with gusto. We really adored the vegetarian pulled pork burgers, the kids give a big thubs up to the vegetarian cheese and leek plaits and even meat loving Freddy giving a grudging yeah I could eat some more of these. Result right?
I intend to keep a stock of these Linda McCartney meals for busy weeknights as it is easy to throw items like the pies, burgers, sausage rolls etc in the oven, for a quick, tasty healthy meal.
Linda McCartney’s commissioned a report into Britain’s journey of meat free eating to date and 25 years into the future to mark there 25th anniversary and Vegetarian Week 2016. They have come up a whole load of interesting and brand new to me information which is sumarised in the infographic below. One fact not in the infographic that really stood out is that Britain leads the way in meat free thinking with 6 out of 10 new product launches in Europe taking place in the UK.
I think I will leave you with a few words from the McCartney family in the video below. Please do head over to the website to find out more about information about the full range and about Meat free Mondays.
Even though I am still eating meat, my goal is to eat it a bit less of it!
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