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!
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
I think I got most of my insights around the SNAP Challenge in my first week of doing it (see my earlier blog post here). This week I see that it is more accurate to do this for a month, because the staples I got the first week took up such a large percentage of … More SNAP Challenge Lessons, Week 2
Our final SNAP Challenge Supper was tortilla soup, made from the bone broth of the chicken roasted earlier, along with leftover (frozen from earlier this week) shredded chicken, salsa, and most of our leftover items–sauteed onions, peppers, and garlic, the rest of the tomatoes, the rest of the black beans (not turned into the black … More Swan Song Saturday, SNAP Challenge Edition
I missed posting yesterday because I’ve been busy. My spiritual center has moved, and I’ve been over there yesterday and today unpacking and trying to get our Sunday School operations organized to be ready to teach our students by Sunday. So here is the laser update: Yesterday for lunch, I took the focaccia, split it … More Catch Up Friday, SNAP Challenge Edition
Meatless Mondays are a program to reduce the environmental impact of our eating while improving our health by committing to a primarily plants-based diet on Mondays. We’ve done this for years (not religiously….when it is a holiday or special occasion, I substitute a different day for our meatless regime), so of course I want to … More Meatless Monday
So here we are–starting our SNAP Challenge Take 2. This Sunday’s meal looks a lot like our Sunday meal on the first SNAP Challenge. For lunch, we had another green soup. However, this is not my squash soup, it is my faux cream of broccoli soup. I replace the cream with potatoes, which don’t have … More SNAP Starting Sunday
Starting tomorrow, we are going to start another installment of the SNAP Challenge, in which we will dine for a month on just the amount of money we would get from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known informally as food stamps. We did it for a week last month and had a good … More SNAP Challenge Shopping Saturday
We’ve done Meatless Mondays at our house for years. It is a movement that tries to nudge animal-eaters such as ourselves towards a more plant-based diet. For most Americans, eating more vegetarian meals is one of the biggest steps towards reducing their carbon footprint. Plus, properly-balanced vegan or vegetarian meals are also good for our … More Meatless Monday, SNAP Challenge Edition