Category Archives: Food

The Most Sustainable Restaurant In The World Might Be This School Cafe

A School in LA is being touted as the most sustainable restaurant in the world. This school serves a plant-based diet of foods that are raised right on the campus.


At the Los Angeles Muse School, kids eat a plant-based diet from a kitchen run on solar power.

Source: The Most Sustainable Restaurant In The World Might Be This School Cafe

Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries | Society | The Guardian

Is systemic racism at work in our food system. Are areas of poverty the deciding factor in who gets access to good, wholesome foods?? This is a great article that introduces the concept of “Food Apartheid”

Food justice activist Karen Washington wants us to move away from the term ‘food desert’, which doesn’t take into account the systemic racism permeating America’s food system

Source: Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries | Society | The Guardian

Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts | World Resources Institute

When people think about food and sustainability, they typically focus on how the food is produced—is it locally sourced, pasture-fed or organic? New WRI research shows that the question of *what* is eaten is just as important.

Source: Sustainable Diets: What You Need to Know in 12 Charts | World Resources Institute

These Black-Owned Restaurants Are Plant-Based Perfection | PETA

This mother and son run one of the coolest vegan restaurants in NYC. Check out this article to find out about them and many other Black-owned vegan eateries around the country. Check them out and let them know that The OrganicBabyDaddy put you down.

It’s quite possible that one of these 29 Black-owned meat-free restaurants could be around the corner from you. Check them out!

Source: These Black-Owned Restaurants Are Plant-Based Perfection | PETA

 

Plant a compact vegetable garden – Boys’ Life magazine

You can grow lots of food in a small space by placing plants close together in squares instead of traditional rows.

Source: Plant a compact vegetable garden – Boys’ Life magazine

 

This is a great way to plant and grow your own in a small space like a patio, balcony or small backyard. Easy to build and maintain. This could be the start of your own veggie garden. Start small and grow big.

Double Tomato Soup

Did you know that lower-sodium tomato or vegetable juice makes a convenient soup base? This creamy soup uses a ready-to-drink beverage plus diced fresh tomatoes for a double dose of flavor.

This soup makes a great, quick, light evening meal or something to fill a thermos and take to work on a chilly day for a warm lunch. Either way, it is easy to make, great to the taste and good for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.

Tomato Soup
Double Tomato Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Double Tomato Soup

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups lower-sodium tomato juice (V-8 or other brand)
  • 1 cup seeded, diced fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh oregano
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup low-fat evaporated milk (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the flour; stir and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomato juice and mix well, whisking if necessary to make sure that flour is dissolved. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. (Optional) Add the evaporated milk; stir and cook for 1 minute. Do not boil.
  4. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: Calories 170, Total Fat 8 g (Sat. Fat 1.7 g),
Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 205 mg, Potassium 660 mg, Total Carbohydrate 20 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 14 g), Protein 7 g,
Phosphorous 175 mg
Choices: Fat-free Milk 0.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 2, Fat 1.5

Pump It Up!!

Pump it up
Turkey Bacon, Lettuce and Cherry Tomato Salad

Today we look at how to get more for less. Add more volume, chew appeal and nutrition to a favorite dish while subtracting unwanted calories.

 

Our dish for today is a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich made on white bread with mayonnaise.

  • Calories 470
  • Saturated Fat 6.9 g
  • Carbohydrates 34 g
  • Sodium 1,130 mg

After our conversion to a clean salad with more fiber, no refined starch, and less sodium and fat than the sandwich:

  • Calories 140 (330 less)
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g (5.2 g less)
  • Carbohydrates 8 g (26 g less)
  • Sodium 165 mg (965 mg less)

See how we do it and what dish we create…

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Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken Recipe

Well-seasoned chicken blasted with high cooking heat for a speedy roast that still leaves the bird moist and flavorful.

Source: Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken Recipe

I prepared this chicken for dinner and it was out of this world!!! I would double up on the spice ingredient and rub it under the skin as well. It gave the meat a nice kick. Prep time is simple and cook time can be a little longer, in my opinion.

Give it a try and post your feedback. I would love to hear from you.

 

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