Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Green Tip 21: Challenge - Vegetarian for a Week!


One less meat-based meal a week can help the planet and your diet.  It requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. You will also also save some trees.  For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on rain forest land, approximately 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed.  

Not sure where to start?  Try a cooking class or two, there are many great options available today and you don't have to go as strict as raw or even vegan classes but perhaps try a intro to vegetarian eating class or find some great information about it at your local vegetarian association.

Last week I took my first Marni Wasserman cooking class - Calci-Yum ... and Yummy it was!  A group of about nine of us made these amazing, calcium and nutrient rich dishes:

   Orange Salad with Pomegranate dressing (left) and Quinoa Broccoli Pinenut Pilaf (right)

    Spinach Almond Balls (can also be made into patties)

   Sesame-Miso Crusted Tempeh (I made this one in the class and I have a new found love for tempeh!)

   Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

    and for dessert ...

   Carob Fig Frozen Fudge!


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