Sunday, October 30, 2011

Boulder Benign Blog: Recipes for a greener, healthier, kinder Thanksgiv...

Recipes for a greener, healthier, kinder Thanksgiving: Of course you still want a delicious, festive Thanksgiving meal! I hope the following recipes and photos will show you that Thanksgiving can be a satisfying, healthy feast of scrumptious variety, all without the need for an actual Turkey. Give it a try!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Can't believe it's vegan? Queso Fundido Dip

Vegan Queso Fundido Dip

One taste of this indulgent vegan queso fundido dip and you'll be saying "I can't believe this is vegan!" This recipe is mostly fat free except for the optional olive oil & daiya garnish! Plus zero cruelty, zero cholesterol, and zero worries. Enjoy!

Vegan Queso Fundido Dip

Preparation (15 mins)
  1. Heat olive oil in a small skillet (4in to 6in)
  2. Mince garlic and saute briefly
  3. Add Gimme Lean sausage
  4. Chop sausage into bites with a spatula
  5. Spread sausage into a layer on the bottom
  6. Squirt with Bragg's or soy sauce and saute 5 mins
  7. Carefully spoon or pour Nacho Mom's Vegan Queso on top. Do NOT stir it! This makes a tasty layered dip.
  8. Place a lid on the skillet, lower heat, simmer 5 mins to bubbly hot
  9. Optional: Garnish with Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds
  10. Replace lid, melt the Daiya partially
  11. Serve as a dip, on a hot plate with chips

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stop farm subsidies for Junk Food

Stop farm subsidies for Junk Food

It's well known that many farm subsidies just make Junk Food cheaper, adding to our nation's obesity epidemic.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group on Sep 21, 2011, released "Apples to Twinkies," a review of agricultural subsidies showing that since 1995, ~$16.9 Billion in taxpayer money went toward supplementing the country's most common food additives: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch and soy oils.

In addition, much of the corn, wheat, and soy crops receiving these subsidies become animal feed for other farmers, or go toward ethanol producers, who receive their own subsidies. This creates an unfair market distortion, allowing certain industries to double-dip into these subsidies.

Stop subsidizing junk foods & making America's health care problems worse!
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