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10 Meatless Meals For Food Day

Just one meatless meal each week can have positive impact on your health, and the environment.

I really, truly had every intention of running this post on Saturday, which was Food Day 2015. But, I got sidetracked, so we’re celebrating Food Day just a few days late around here.   This year’s Food Day theme is Toward a Greener Diet, and eating just one meal each week is an important step toward a Greener Diet. As good as it might taste, meat is a major drain on our environment, and skipping the meat occasionally, or all of the time – whichever is your preference, not only has health benefits, but it also has tremendous benefits for the environment. To see just how much of an impact one meatless meal can make, check out this post which shows what can happen with just one less burger.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Whoa, did I miss the boat on this one. Cauliflower rice. I’ll admit, I was skeptical. Yes, I could see how it could resemble rice, but cauliflower is not taste-free, so how in the world could it taste like rice? And wouldn’t it get too soft when cooked? And the leftovers – would that tell-tale most unpleasant odor of cooked cauliflower permeate the entire dish?

Well – I’ve finally been converted, after feeling like I am the very last nutritionist and Pinterest junkie on earth to try cauliflower rice. So, to answer my own questions — no, it actually doesn’t taste like cauliflower when you add it to something. The other flavors of the dish take over, which is why it works so well in Mexican or Asian dishes. And no, it didn’t break down into mush. And, unfortunately, I can’t address the leftovers question, because it was so good, there were none! Sold! Continue Reading..

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