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Entries by Ellen Kanner from 07/2012

Meatless Monday: Chain Reaction

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Green

Meatless choices weren't on franchises' menus -- or radar -- a few years ago. Every time you order a meatless meal in what was once a vegan-free zone, you become the change you want to see in the world and on the menu. So pull up a chair, vegan friends, there's a seat at the fast food table for you.

Meatless Monday: Nourishing The Planet One Person At A Time

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

Growing indigenous crops empowers the people who need it most. The foods that best sustain the planet, with the highest yield and the lowest carbon footprint are the same foods that best sustain us -- vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds -- your plant-based diet greatest hits.

Who Grows Our Food: Margie Pikarsky, Bee Heaven Farm

| Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

"I didn't want poisons on my property. I didn't want to tell my child she couldn't play outside because we'd just sprayed. I didn't want anyone eating anything I knew I wouldn't eat myself."

Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats For Tough Times

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

On a $33 food budget, "there's nothing extra for indulgences." Standing in the checkout line, "holding my breath, wondering, am I going to have enough money for this, or do the walk of shame and put something back on the shelf -- that was an entirely new experience."

Meatless Monday: In a Pickle and Other Tales of Summer Abundance from Chef John Toulze

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

Summer bumper crops can be beautiful. And overwhelming. But here's the other side -- we waste up to half of our food in this country. Toulze puts everything to use, something he learned from his mother. "My mom has always pickled and jarred as long as I can remember," he says.