11月‧ 世界素食月WORLD VEGAN MONTH in November

WORLD VEGAN MONTH IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE

快樂的世界素食月!現在世界上有很多人都希望會有整個星期,甚至整個月的素食週或素食月。對很多人來說,素食月可能是不快樂的,但素食月確實值得考慮。

不論你是否一個素食者,近年的素食發展都有無數令我們值得高興的理由。素食發展的影響不止於素食者。為了令素食者的飲食能夠攝取足夠的維生素,他們對大機構和政府們在食物製品上施加了壓力,令到食物問題令到關注。

素食者同時令到食物的碳足印和碳排放減少,令所有人受益。一個在夏天發表的牛津大學研究發現,以肉食為主的飲食會生產出素食年均兩培的排放。

素食亦教懂了我們其他事情。我的素食朋友曾經為我烹調了一些很棒的食物,現在我更不時弄那些食物。那些食物花費較少,更鼓勵我去進食更多蔬菜和減低肉食量。雖然我沒有刻意不進食肉類,但由於很多我喜歡的菜式都是無肉的,我無意地經常進行素食。除此之外,我亦學到很多無肉和沒有奶製品的烹調技巧。我能夠弄無蛋蛋糕、無牛漢堡和無牛油酥皮。我多飲用素食啤酒(幸好大多啤哂都是素食的)和拒絕買任何沒有認証的動物製品,認証包括動物權益、自由放養和有機。

Happy World Vegan Month! Right now, all over the world, people are “pledging” to go vegan for a week or a month. To most people that may not sound like a happy month at all, but it’s well worth considering.

Whether you’re a vegan or not, there are endless reasons why we should all be delighted that the movement has grown so fast in the last few years. You don’t have to be vegan to feel its affects. Through adapting their diets to make sure they get all the vitamins they need, to pressuring big corporations and governments for more ethical products, vegans are giving food the focus it deserves.

They are also doing their bit to reduce food miles and emissions, all the while campaigning for the rest of us to do the same. A study over the summer by the University of Oxford found that a meat-based diet produces on average more than double the emissions of a vegan one.

They’re teaching us a thing or two as well. My vegan and vegetarian friends have cooked me some fantastic meals, many of which I now make regularly. It’s saving me money, encouraging me to eat more vegetables, and reducing my meat intake. While I have no plans to give up meat, I recognise that it shouldn’t be the focus of my diet. I am now vegetarian every other day – not consciously, but because lots of my favourite meals are meat-free. I have also learnt lots of new techniques as I work around the limits of reducing dairy and meat products. I make cakes without eggs, burgers without beef, and pastry without butter. I try to drink vegan beer (thankfully almost all beer is vegan anyway) and refuse to buy any animal product that doesn’t have a guarantee of quality such as Freedom Food, free range or organic status.

素食主義令 JamieOliver.com的內容變得有趣。我們的作者團隊弄了健康的免烤素食牛奶糖棒,發明了無肉的美國牛肉漢堡,並參與了瑞典世界唯一的素食音樂節。此外,Jamie亦想出了其他很棒的素食食譜,有些將在下面介紹。

Veganism has helped JamieOliver.com produce some amazing content too. Our writers have made healthier no-bake vegan fudge bars, invented the meat-less sloppy Joe and attended the world’s only mainstream vegetarian music festival in Sweden. On top of that, Jamie’s come up with some incredible recipes for those on a vegan diet, some of which are in the gallery below.

七個非常簡單的晚餐素食食譜 Seven super-easy vegan dinners

素食蘑菇栗子紅莓撻Vegan mushroom, chestnut & cranberry tart

特式素食肉丸My special vegan kofte

我的最佳素食漢堡The best vegan burger

素食點心包子Vegan dim sum buns

素食芝士通粉Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese

素食牧羊人批Vegan shepherd’s pie

辣煮蔬菜Kerryann’s chilli con veggie

因此,無論你是否會參與素食月,都要考慮吃下的食物對自己和環境是否有益。要記著,我們吃下的東西影響很大,微小的轉變,例如無肉星期一、素食和素食月都能得到很大的轉變,更可能改變你的生命。

So, whatever your diet, celebrate vegan month, consider what you eat and whether it’s good for you and for the environment. Remember that what we sit down to at each meal affects a lot more than how hungry we are; small changes like meat-free Mondays or going vegetarian or vegan one month of the year can make a huge difference, and may even change your life.

關作作者ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonny Garrett是Jamieoliver.com的副編輯。他喜歡食物,而令他母親亦意想不到的,是他熱愛啤酒。如果可以的話,他每天都會喝美國啤酒和吃壽司。現在,他每天為網站進行編輯和寫部落格的工作。

Jonny Garrett is deputy editor of Jamieoliver.com. To say he loves food is an understatement, and to his mother’s dismay he is also obsessed with beer. If he could, he’d drink American IPAs and eat sushi all day, but he has settled for editing and writing blogs and news for the website.

Jonny Garrett’s blog

Source 資料來源:www.jamieoliver.com

Special Thanks to Freeman Law for the Chinese Translation

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