Another day, another holiday! As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, this February the holidays are really packed together. Valentines Day came only two days after Lunar New Year, while the day after that is Presidents Day, and the day after that is Mardi Gras. Even for a heavy-duty celebrator like me, that’s a lot of … More Meatless Monday: Presidents Day/Mardi Gras Edition
Happy socially-distant Memorial Day! As I stated earlier, most of our traditional Memorial Day things are off this year. But I did take a walk in our local cemetery this morning where the VFW had placed flags by the graves of all the veterans, and I looked at them and tried to send a spiritual … More Meatless Monday: Memorial Day
After STRAWBERRIES (see my previous post), the thing I’m most excited to get in our local Farmers Market in the spring is ASPARAGUS! It is coming in now, and I’m so excited. Mostly, I just eat it roasted as a side dish. However, tonight I included it in our entree. I found a recipe in … More Meatless Mondays: Asparagus!
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! As I wrote in my post last week, my special celebration this year will be getting take-out from our favorite local Mexican restaurant to help them stay in business during this very difficult time for the food industry. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass without making something special for … More Vegan Meatless Monday, Cinco de Mayo Edition
This weekend they had some spinach at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market , which they haven’t had for a few weeks, and I was thinking about what spring dish could I use that for in my next Meatless Monday meal. As I loaded my basket with more beautiful local strawberries, it occurred to me that … More Meatless Monday: Locavore Lunch
Although our Farmers Market opens in April (with proper social distancing precautions), and North Carolina April weather is quite springy, during the early weeks a lot of crops haven’t started producing so we are still mostly getting the winter greens. Today’s recipes are based on two green items I can count on getting at the … More Meatless Monday: Early Spring Green Meal
Last Monday I mentioned the excitement we have at our house when the first local strawberries show up at our Farmers Market. Today I’m going to share something new that I’ve been making to set off my strawberries to perfection–homemade chocolate yogurt! Yogurt is something I’ve long thought about making, but I wasn’t sure it … More Meatless Monday: Homemade Chocolate Yogurt
WARNING: I start out with a bigger-picture strawberry-related rant on this post. If you just want a vegan strawberry scone recipe without that, scroll down until you see a picture. This weekend my Farmers Market delivered a wonderful Easter present to me–the first Farmers Market strawberries of the season! This is a BIG thing for … More Meatless Monday: The Start of Strawberry Season!
The whole idea of Meatless Monday is to spend at least one day a week trying to reduce the environmental impact of feeding ourselves. The easiest way to do that is to avoid meat, which is an incredible water, land, and energy hog and produces more greenhouse gases and other pollution than plant-based meals. However, … More Meatless Monday, Farmers Market Edition
As I stated recently, I think it helps to feel empowered when we are shut in by continuing to abide by other things we do to help ourselves and others. For me, one of those things are Meatless Monday (although, to be honest, it’s not always on Monday for me). I’ve been doing this for … More Meatless Monday Quarantine Recipe