I grew up on meat and potatoes (my dad was a meatcutter!). Roasts, pork chops, whole chickens, the occasional steak, and of course, lots of ground beef were the stars of practically every meal at home. I never really considered where it all came from.
When I turned 50, I started thinking about big picture things - like the environment, like health and longevity, like the ethical treatment of animals. One day it hit me - how can I call myself an animal lover and yet allow animals to suffer just because I liked eating them?
The more I read and studied, the more I also learned about the health benefits of a mostly plant-based diet. (NOTE: You'll see that word - "mostly"- a lot on this site. I don't think we have to be totally vegan 100% of the time to make a difference in our world or on our health.) I also learned about the effects that big industry farms and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO's) are having on our environment.
I've been leaning into plant-based nutrition for a few years now, and one thing I've come to realize is that a totally plant-based diet is not for everyone - including me! But, everyone can choose a meatless meal once in a while, which means one less animal on a plate. Every little bit counts.
My mission is to create and share recipes for yummy, tempting, mostly plant-based meals. I want to help others to improve their health, support local compassionate farmers, and save animals - one plate at a time.
- coco chanel
- johann wolfgang von goethe
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