Monday, June 9, 2014

Meatless Monday from the Garden

We are BACK to Meatless on Monday and I am THRILLED!  This week 100% of the meal I am sharing came from my garden or from my local farmer's market.  

From my very first Meatless Monday post a year ago
According to
"Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.
Read about these benefits below. But keep in mind that just going meatless is not enough. That’s why we give you the information you need to add healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives to your diet each week. Further, if you do eat meat on other days, we strongly recommend grass-fed, hormone-free, locally-raised options whenever possible."

First we have Caprese Salad

I used fresh, locally made Mozzarrella with homegrown Basil and homegrown Tomatoes straight from the garden.  I soaked garlic in olive oil overnight and then drizzled over my creation.  YUM!

Homegrown Tomatoes and tiny peppers

fresh Garlic and Olive Oil

Next we have a baby Kale salad!

Next time I'll be adding legumes and SPROUTS in my salad.  I just started another batch of organic Mung Beans!

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  1. Isn't it amazing that what once seemed so difficult is now second nature! I don't give a thought to having to put together a meal from fresh, organic, local food because that is all there is in the house. If only my garden was as far along as yours. sigh

  2. love eating like this did so much of it when I was a kid with grandparents as farmers, and parents as avid gardeners
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  3. We do meatless Monday often at our house. Thanks for sharing your recipe and "reminder". Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Please join in again next week starting Thursday at 9:00 PM EST. I'm off to pin your link!

  4. This looks amazing! Looking forward to enjoying caprese salad when our tomatoes come in in a few weeks.


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