We. Love. Food.
It’s woven into our cultures. And apart from being delicious, plant-based eating is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to protect our climate, to help stop deforestation and save water too.
Companies and governments have the power to make the big changes our broken food system needs and should be leading the way – that’s why we launched this petition asking Tesco to stop selling forest-destroying industrial meat.
But Veganuary, a popular 30-day challenge to only eat plant-based foods in January, offers us all the chance to give the veggie option a go. We know as a nation we must eat less meat to be sustainable, so together, we can reinforce the growing demand for healthy, affordable, plant-based meals. If you sign up to Veganuary you’ll also get delicious recipes and day-by-day hints and tips.
So as millions of people across the world try out plant-based eating this month, I’ve asked Greenpeace staff and volunteers to tell me what they’ll be eating this Veganuary.
Russell’s lentil and mushroom spaghetti bolognese
This is my favourite pasta dish – nutritious, delicious and an absolute definite on the weekly menu for me and my flatmates.
Top tip: The longer you cook the sauce, the richer and the more decadent it is.
Meena’s black bean dahl – a family recipe
So many Indian dishes are totally plant-based and have been for centuries!
Here’s my yummy black-eyed peas, kidney beans, yellow dahl and black rice. I’ve grown up watching how my mum cooks lentils and bean curries to perfection, and she now enjoys my own twist on our family classics!
Don’t tell her but I literally just add lime!