Everybody eats. Hopefully this blog will help you eat a little better.
It’s good for you and the planet. Eating pesticides and petrochemicals is not yummy. It’s actually pretty dangerous. These chemicals bioaccumulate — that means they get saved up in your body. US breast milk studies show 100% of samples have easily detectable levels of petrochemicals. Shall I keep grossing you out?
If my neighbor works, my community is stronger. If small farmers are successful, industrial farming will be kept at bay. If my food has to travel around the world, it’s carbon footprint is absurb. Good for the community, good for the planet, and the farmers market is CHEAP. Plus, who doesn’t like to haggle over arugula?
Why Vegetarian and Vegan?
Many of these recipes are or can easily be made vegetarian or vegan. The meat heavy American diet stinks. A vegan in a hummer has a lower carbon foot print than a person eating the traditional American diet who is carless. Americans are plagued with diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure problems, and FAT. Diets that focus on plant foods are better for you and better for the planet.
Why Fair Trade?
My Dad will tell you 2 things
1. He should have sent me to culinary school
2. People should have the right to collectively bargain for fair wages, benefits, and conditions
I agree with him. Slave labor sucks. Art school student loans suck.
You cook for your Dogs?
Yup. Dog food recipes: I’ve got ’em.