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.
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!
Check out these eco-friendly food wraps. They are reusable too.
Check out this great recipe for some healthy, crunchy snacks that you can make quickly. Sounds like a great little snack that you can have around when you need.
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.
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.
Homemade Double Tomato Soup
- Serves: 4
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- (Optional) Add the evaporated milk; stir and cook for 1 minute. Do not boil.
- 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
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…
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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It’s no shocker that amidst our modern world of packaged foods and convenient lifestyles, the culinary movement has been steadily shifting towards a more local, farm-to-table approach to cooking and eating.
This is a great article that provides some great recipies that will help you to add some fall flavors, colors and great veggies to your recipe box. Check it out, try a couple and let us know how it works
This is a five month expo designed to bring groups together to evaluate changing our food system to make healthy food available to all.
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