Celebrate Memorial Day with a Delicious Eco-Vegan Cookout

Memorial Day Weekend officially opens the summer cookout season. All across America, outdoor grills are being readied for the backyard barbecue season’s inaugural event.

Take advantage of the long weekend to prepare healthful, compassionate and eco-responsible meals for family and friends.

This Memorial Day, choose a meatless menu. It can be one of the most important choices you can make for your health and the health of the planet. Continue reading “Celebrate Memorial Day with a Delicious Eco-Vegan Cookout”

9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free

 

All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier!

Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and for the planet.

Check out our green grilling tips and choose from these delicious dishes made with wholesome and heart-healthy foods that please the palate and satisfy even the heartiest appetite. Continue reading “9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free”

It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue

 

Along with all of us, the planet is not getting any younger and the constant assaults on the air, water and soil are rapidly taking their toll! There is no better time to make important changes in the way we do things and as summer outdoor living is upon us, let’s turn our attention to the ubiquitous barbecue.

Backyard chefs believe that food cooked over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor. Cookouts may well be the quintessential summer pastime but can be unhealthy for people and the planet. Continue reading “It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue”

Delicious Vegan Menu for a Labor Day Cookout

Labor Day marks the last official holiday weekend of the summer. More than three-quarters of American families own at least one barbecue grill and most summers-end celebrations this weekend will include an outdoor get together.

Fruits, vegetables and legumes are some of the most luscious and colorful of foods and certainly the most healthful.

Every plant-based meal you eat will reduce toxic emissions into the air and ground water as well as the level of saturated fat and cholesterol in your bloodstream.

Grilling is a great way to entertain and an opportunity to grill fresh vegetables and fruits that are bursting with flavor this time of year. Thick slices of eggplant, zucchini and ears of corn brushed with olive oil and fresh herbs are enticing and easy. Continue reading “Delicious Vegan Menu for a Labor Day Cookout”

Cookout: Hearty, Healthy and Green

Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day is a holiday set aside to honor working people more than a century ago.

These days Labor Day weekend has come to signify the end of summer; a time when barbecues fire up across the country for the last big cookout of the season.

This Labor Day, choose a meatless menu. It can be one of the most important choices you can make for your body and for the planet. Continue reading “Cookout: Hearty, Healthy and Green”

Green Grilling Tips!

Backyard chefs believe that food cooked over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor.

Cookouts may well be the quintessential summer pastime but they can also be surprisingly unhealthy, so consider your options before you fire up the grill this weekend.

Types of Grills

Charcoal: Burning charcoal briquettes, pollutes the air around you. The smoky flavor in charcoal comes from charred wood and contributes to deforestation. Charcoal briquettes are made from sawdust bound with a type of glue and may also contain limestone, sodium nitrate and coal dust. Continue reading “Green Grilling Tips!”

Fire up the Grill with a Planet Friendly Menu

tofu kabob

More than three-quarters of American families own at least one barbecue grill and most summertime entertaining  includes a barbecue.

Plant based foods are always green and purchasing locally grown produce reduces greenhouse gas emissions and boosts the local economy.

Grilling is a great way to entertain and grilling fresh vegetables and fruits take advantage of produce that is bursting with flavor this time of year. Grilled Veggies 101

Busy cooks appreciate time saving meal options and Grilled Marinated Tofu and Tempeh Kebabs are set up in the marinade and are ready to go in advance. Continue reading “Fire up the Grill with a Planet Friendly Menu”