Plant Based Meals

“Don’t underestimate the power of voting with your fork.” Sadia Badiei

As part of the solution to climate change the IPCC encourages individuals to buy less meat, butter and cheese and more plant based whole foods and locally sourced seasonal food.

“Balanced diets, featuring plant-based foods, such as those based on coarse grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and animal-sourced food produced in resilient, sustainable and low-GHG emission systems, present major opportunities for adaptation and mitigation while generating significant co-benefits in terms of human health (high confidence).” (IPCC.2019.Summary for Policy Makers.[B.6.2] Special report on climate change and land)

“Knowing how and where your food is produced is also important, as the same food can have huge differences in environmental impact. For example the average beef from South America results in three times the amount of greenhouse gases as beef produced in Europe – and uses 10 times as much land” (Nassos Stylianou, Clara Guibourg and Helen Briggs, 2019)

Poore & Nemecek 2018 Science. Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers.

Tasty Plant Based Food Inspiration

Here we will link some fantastic Food Bloggers and Youtubers with a wealth of fantastic recipes all free and available at the click of a button on the internet!

Recipe example: Spinach, mushroom and chickpea coconut curry. 1 Pot meal, 15 minutes to make.

Recipe example: Nut free West African peanut stew