Where’s the beef? The Food Gays go meatless in Movember

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It’s that time of year again as men around the world begin putting away their razors in anticipation of Movember, the international prostate cancer fundraiser and awareness campaign.  And as we did last year, we’ll not only be growing out our own mustaches, but we’ll once again be undertaking Meatless Movember, our own unique approach to fundraising for this men’s health initiative.

The Food Gays go meatless in Movember.Studies have shown that cutting back on processed red meats can greatly reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, so in addition to growing our ‘staches, for the second year in a row we will be cutting out all red meats for the month to help raise awareness and funds for the cause.

Truth be told though, we know it won’t be easy.  When we undertook Meatless Movember last year we were constantly asked how we were going to be able eliminate meat from our diets and how difficult it would be from them to do it themselves.  In response we’d just smile and make some polite comment about how much we’re learning about the process, or how much dedication it requires to be vegetarian.

It wasn’t long until we realized just how much work Meatless Movember really would be, finding ourselves craving a greasy cheeseburger and by the end of the month we were all too eager to shove a chicken wing in each other’s mouths.

So why put ourselves through it again?  Because quite simply, some of the most creative and tasty recipes we tried were during that “one hairy month” last fall, and we’re eager to get into the kitchen again.

We’ve admitted here before how much we eat out these days, and if there’s one thing last year’s Meatless Movember taught us, is that it’s essential to cook at home and plan ahead because vegetarians definitely get the short end of the stick when it comes to eating out.

This year though, we are going to do things a little differently.  We read a report recently which says adding fish to your diet can also help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, so while the red meat is going away, we won’t be eliminating fish from our diet during this year’s Meatless Movember.  Technically that will make us Pescetarians for the month, but it still supports our message.

This year our fundraising goal is $500.  If you would like to support our crusade, you can donate online at http://mobro.co/foodgays.

We’ll also be taking recipe suggestions via Twitter using the hashtag #MeatlessMovember, so if you’ve got a favorite recipe you’d like to share, be sure to let us know.

We’re eager to whip up some new and exciting dishes, and hope you’ll follow along as we eat our way through Meatless Movember once again.

The Food GaysTogether since 2009, The Food Gays are two Vancouver men who love food. Join them every two weeks right here on

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