I have to admit, I am beginning to feel a little like a broken record. Last year at this time, we were concerned about the Amazon rainforest fires. In January, we were hit again with the tragedy unfolding in Australia and the wildfires devastating the country. And now, with wildfires devastating the state of California and poor air quality crossing international lines, we find ourselves asking, one more time, “What can I do about the wildfires?”.
Monday is Memorial Day. It’s a day to celebrate and honor our heroes by firing up the grill and eating burgers until we burst. But Monday is also, well, Monday. Which, for ZooFit and many other households, means it’s Meatless Monday. This might be a bit of a dilemma for those who want to eat green. We want to eat healthier for ourselves and more sustainable for the planet. Meatless Mondays makes it easy to remember to do our part of eating just a little less meat. But Memorial Day is definitely a grilling holiday.
One of the toughest foods for me to stay away from is cheese. It’s delicious, let’s all just agree on that. But it’s not always the best choice for our health, for animal welfare, or the planet.
Being stuck at home with nothing else to do except write, create videos, and cook has led to long creative hours. Today, I played with an oldie but goodie recipe, my Rustic Almond Flour Loaf. I played with it because my husband and I are on the fence with eggs. They are a terrific source of protein, but sometimes they don’t sit well with either of us. So, I wanted to see if I could still make some of my normal recipes using alternative ingredients. Read More “Recipe of the Week: Rustic Almond Flour Loaf”
Say this five times fast- Sweet Sunset Salad.
This magical creation is vegan, paleo-friendly, and local-friendly (even for the winter). The main attraction for this “salad” are the beets and sweet potatoes. Depending on the season, you can find the most vibrantly colored beets, all of which give the same great taste, but bring beautiful colors to your plate. The colors resemble a sunset, hence its name. Read More “ZooFit Recipe of the Week: Sweet Sunset Salad”
Back in 2014, my husband had befriended a gym buddy who lived down the street. We would take turns cooking dinner, mostly using his perfect grill to create the most divine meals on earth. Read More “ZooFit Recipe of the Week: Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup”
As I demonstrated in week 1, the best and most effective way to change our health and promote a healthy environment is to go vegetarian. Even it it is only one day a week, it can have an enormous impact. Read More “Conservation Fitness Program, Day 19- The Paleo Vegetarian”
If anyone tells you a vegetarian diet is not versatile enough to satisfy every taste, that person has never tried sweet potatoes. Not all that long ago, I used to think sweet potatoes were for Thanksgiving and that’s about it. But now, I think they are as limitless as pizza toppings. Read More “Conservation Fitness Program Day 3- The Versatile Sweet Potato”
I have tried many, many diets and eating lifestyles. Many. I have seen the benefits to them and the downsides to each of them. But I have to admit, if you were to choose one simple lifestyle which would have the best impact on the environment, and the most potential to change your life for the better, I would recommend going vegetarian. Read More “Conservation Fitness: Vegetarian Week”
I’m developing my Principles of Eating Green. Maybe this is the start to yet ANOTHER book, but for now I’m really using this blog as an idea bouncy-board.
I have 13 (ish) principles which I want to delve into further. Read More “Principles of Eating Green- Mostly Vegetarian”