Weekday Vegetarian: Vegetable Sub

October 19, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter There is an organization in my very own neighbourhood that has become the must-see destination in Toronto for food celebrities such as Jamie Oliver and Michael Pollan , and it is called The Stop . They provide services to the community including a food bank, a drop in, bake ovens and markets, education about sustainable food systems and urban agriculture as well as having a spa… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Aloo Gobi

October 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter Cauliflower has such an affinity for Indian spicing , that I often turn to Indian recipes when I get one. It’s not one of my husband’s favourite vegetables, but he’s always willing to eat it if I make an Indian recipe . Aloo gobi is one of those traditional dishes that has many, many recipes. When we order it in our local Indian restaurant, … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Kale and Ricotta Mini Quiche

September 16, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter My son is working on the Provincial election campaign right now and the small staff work about 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for the 4 week period leading up to the election. It seems the only time they eat is if one of them does a falafel run while the rest of them keep working. So as part of my election donation I’ve been taking food over ever day. Not full meals, but healthy snack things and fruit trays that they can eat instead of depending solely on take-out food. One of the things I made th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Moroccan Stuffed Tomatoes

September 2, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter We’ve been eating tomatoes at pretty much every meal for the past two weeks, except last night when my husband cried “enough” and I made a Chinese stir fry with nary a tomato in sight. No doubt a lot of you are feeling the same way, but as I said to my Parentables editor who was bemoaning the glut of tomatoes from her garden , just think about January for a minute. Don’t those tomatoes look absolutely delicious now? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Is The Bank of America Tower "The World’s Greenest Skyscraper"? (Video)

September 2, 2011 by  
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Images credit Ryan Browne Cook + Fox’s Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in New York was the first skyscraper to attain LEED Platinum, and is loaded with green gizmos from high-tech glass to slag concrete to co-generation to a giant Calmac icemaker that makes ice at night and cools by day. About the only thing it doesn’t have is parking. It has been called the greenest skyscraper ever built, although I previously wondered Can an All-Gl… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Indian Butter Chickpeas

August 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter One of the things I hear from people who have become vegetarian is that they miss some of their favourite dishes from their meat eating days. If you are missing the taste and texture of a big rib-eye steak, I can’t help you out, but if you miss particular sauces or rubs or marinades, you can usually make them and use a different source of protein, often tofu . I found this recipe for Butter Chicken Schnitzel which already treated the sauce as a dip rather than putting the chicken straight into it as it i… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Lentil Stew

August 23, 2011 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter I happily missed all of the super hot weather in July when I was on my trip to France , but I could have used a little of that heat today. The radio says the temperature is 25C, but you couldn’t prove it by me. It’s been very windy here today, and the wind is quite cool making it feel like autumn is steadily approaching. All thoughts of late summer salads vanished and I could only think about making something warm and filling…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Nobody Cares About What Climate Change is Doing to People in Africa

August 23, 2011 by  
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Newsflash: Nobody cares about the problems climate change is causing in lands far away to people that look different. That’s an immensely crass way of parsing the findings of a new report detailed over at the Big Think that explains that climate campaigns focusing on the devastating impact of global warming in, say, Africa, will spur little solidarity with most folks here in the US. Why? It has to do with a psychological phenomenon called motivated reasoning wherein we use new information to support pre-existing biases and prejudices. Via

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MIT Student Remaps Paris Based on Travel Time & Carbon Footprint

August 23, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Xiaoji Chen I’ve traveled through Paris via bicycle, public transportation and even the occasional car. So when I saw Xiaoji Chen’s original maps of the city, I didn’t see them as distorted- they made perfect sense. Chen’s maps redraw Paris based not on physical distance between points, but on the travel time between them for each mode of transport. In victories for the green travelers, getting through the city’s dense center was quickest on bicycle, followed by the metro system. Chen didn’t stop there: she then factored in the carbon footprint necessary to ge… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Roasted Garlic with Goat Cheese and Herbs

July 15, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Kelly Rossiter I’m travelling in the French alps and we were in the farmers’ market the other day and came across a table covered entirely with garlic. In fact, I’ve never seen so much garlic in one place before. One of the members of our group thought roasted garlic should become a menu item for us, so we bought garlic. A lot of garlic. In fact, we bought so much garlic, that the lady tending the booth threw some more i… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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