Meatless Monday

It’s Monday, it’s lunchtime, I’m hungry, and I’m thinking about what to make for dinner tonight when suddenly I get an e-mail from my friend Cindie. Cindie always comes through at just the right time and she’s a real inspiration to me in so many ways: Cindie’s an animal rights activist and a vegan, and she also¬†has boundless energy and enthusiasm for all things green. To top it all off, she also happens to be an amazingly talented fabric artist. Her quilts are magnificent.

Today’s e-mail from Cindie was a promising and seemingly easy-to-prepare recipe from Meatless Monday called Sweet Potato Barley Soup. Meatless Monday’s premise is very simple: We improve our health and the health of the planet by not eating meat on Mondays.

I’m going to commit to Meatless Mondays. Do give it a try. If today’s recipe tastes as good as it sounds, my friend Cindie’s going to get a special acknowledgement of thanks when I say grace before I eat tonight. And, I’ll sleep just a little better knowing that I made the right food choices for me, our environment, and for the animals.