The hashtag #meatlessmonday has been trending on Instagram. ‘Meatless Monday’ is a campaign trying to promote eating a vegetarian meal one day a week. This slogan, proposed by Paul McCartney at the 2009 climate change debate, has spread worldwide and has been used to this day. Why did Paul talk about going ‘meatless’ at the climate change debate? Eating meat is one of the major contributing factors to global warming. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, carbon emitted by cattle across the world accounts for about 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Among them, methane emissions from cattle account for almost half of all methane gas emissions. So just eating one meatless meal per week is helpful to the environment. Everyone doesn’t have to be a perfect vegetarian. If more people try to steer away from eating meat and develop a positive view of vegetarianism, it will create positive change in the world. The Campus Journal has found a few students who were kind enough to share their vegetarian recipes.
Hello. I’m An Ki-sung, from the Department of Chemical Engineering. I have participated in Meatless Monday. I eat meat often, so I eat a vegan meal once a week for my own health. I consider the environmental impact well, my vegan friend taught me about it, so I feel that I should be responsible by participating in Meatless Monday. I don’t have a talent for cooking, so I make my meal using ready-made food. Before starting Meatless Monday, I thought vegetarianism was difficult and bland, but I realized that vegetarian food is also delicious and filling.
|▲ Vegan Pasta and Yubu Chobap|
[Vegan Tomato Vegetable Pasta]
Ingredients: pasta noodles, tomato sauce, onions, zucchini, mushroom, and other vegetables
1. Cook noodles in boiling water for about 8 minutes and then strain them.
2. Stir-fry onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and other vegetables with olive oil and salt.
3. Add tomato sauce, pour noodles, and stir-fry. That's it!
(You should check if pasta is vegan or not when buying ready-made pasta sauce. I recommend Barila's Arabian Pasta Sauce and Dececo's Napoletana Pasta Sauce.)
[Yubu Chobap (Fried Tofu Rice Balls)]
The filling for yubu chobap typically contains animal products. So please use only yubu (a packet of fried tofu) and vinegar water. Instead of the regular filling, use mushroom stir-fried mixed with rice. This can be just as delicious and nutritious.
Hello. I’m Cheon Yu-min, from the Department of Culture Technology. I started going on a vegetarian diet when I was facing some health problems. Before going vegan, I felt so small when I ate meatless meal. Then I found that eating meat is intertwined with environmental, social, and animal issues. Since then, I have eaten vegan food every day. I also realized that media and societal norms are constantly encouraging people to eat meat. I think it's time that we changed our minds about meat.
|▲ Vegan Avocado Quesadilla|
[Vegan Avocado Quesadilla]
Ingredients: tortillas, onions, peppers, mushrooms, avocado, tomato sauce
1. Place tortillas in a frying pan and brown both sides. Move them to a plate.
2. Grease a frying pan with oil and stir-fry onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
3. Mix in the crushed avocado with stir-fried ingredients.
4. Apply tomato sauce on the tortilla and put the remaining ingredients on top.
5. Fold it in half and enjoy.
I have cooked this recipe with my friends, but their quesadillas had meat and cheese on them. I decide the menu by talking with my friends before I prepare the meal.
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