Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Meatless on Monday from the Farmer's Market

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

From my very first Meatless Monday post a year ago
According to meatlessmonday.com
"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 Sunflower Sprout Salad

I used fresh, locally made Mozzarrella with homegrown Tomatoes straight from the garden.  This I garnished with Sunflower Sprouts from the farmer's market.  I  have garlic infused olive oil (1-week old) and then drizzled over my creation.  YUM!

Homegrown Tomatoes and tiny peppers

fresh Garlic and Olive Oil

Next we have grilled eggplant (from the garden) and red pepper!  I also added a few pieces of garlic from my infused oil.  YUM!  I added these delicious grilled veggies to a piece of flatbread.

For my husband who needs more protein after a good workout, I added 2 poached eggs (not pictured).

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  1. Yum! This looks so fresh and delicious (and of course, healthy) :) Thanks for linking up at Together on Tuesdays, too :)

  2. This looks wonderful. Some of my favorite things going on in this dish. I'm stopping in from Tuesday with a Twist.

  3. Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen Dreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! (Pinned)

  4. I love finding new recipes and ideas for Meatless Monday. Your homegrown tomatoes look beautiful and I'm sure they are delicious. I just came from The Weekend Social and I'm happy to meet you.

  5. I really should get into this idea of eating no meat on Monday. I'm just not sure by big burly 14 yr old son will be too impressed!

    Your tomatoes look delicious!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. Hi Mary,
    I too love to shop at my local farmer's market and I base most of my meals around what's fresh and organic at the market each week--so I am delighted that you shared this wonderful post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!

  7. Hi Mary,
    Those lovely, ripe, red tomatoes are calling my name! I just made some lovely fresh salsa from my most recent batch of organic tomatoes. Thank you for sharing these fresh, delectable dishes with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party!

  8. Thanks for linking up at Natural living Monday and Healthy Meal Planning Linkup! These recipes look awesome, especially the sprouts with mozzarella and tomato. I've been wanting to do more with sprouts!


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