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Braised Tempeh in a Light Sriracha Sauce, Easy Nutritious, Delicious!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Tempeh (tem-pay) has a tender, chewy texture and nutty flavor that meat-eaters can appreciate. Tempeh is so versatile and satisfying adding awesome nutrition to main dishes sandwiches and salads, appetizers and soup.

Like tofu and soymilk, tempeh has been providing tasty nutrition to Asians for thousands of years and while tofu originated in China, tempeh originated in Indonesia on the island of Java.

Choose tasty tempeh to replace unhealthy animal products and you will eliminate cholesterol and trim calories, sodium and overall fat, dramatically.

As I like to say, Tempeh is a satisfying and delicious alternative that delivers impressive “stick to your ribs” flavor and superior nutrition, without that undesirable “stick to your thighs” outcome! …read more of Braised Tempeh in a Light Sriracha Sauce, Easy Nutritious, Delicious! here

 
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Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 17, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

Gourmet ‘Chili Non Carne’ for the Texas Red Aficionado

Chili is a universal favorite and an easy one-pot wonder that feeds a crowd. ‘Chili Con Carne’ means peppers with meat and originated around 1850 with Texas cowboys, who slow cooked the spicy dish over the campfire.

The first known chili cook off took place at the Texas State Fair in 1952 and continues to this day in communities across the U.S.

In the Southwest, the concept and preparation of Chili varies region to region considerably. In New Mexico, chili is more of a stew, made with chili peppers and vegetables, with or without meat. …read more of Black Bean Chili Chorizo, Hearty, Healthy and Flavorful here

 
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California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 15, 2015
File under: Agriculture, Food Production, Water

 

Some scapegoat almonds, while ignoring the cow in the room.

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. The Golden State is home to an agricultural industry with more than 400 commodities and produces nearly half of the vegetables, fruits and nuts gown in the country.  Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops that are produced exclusively in California.

According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the agricultural industry in the Golden State is the largest in the country ($46.4 billion for its output in 2013). California agriculture is also responsible for 69 percent of the nation’s commercially available fruits and nuts.

Only about four percent of California’s water footprint is the result of individual use, however California residents have been asked to be very vigilant and cut back drastically on household water use.

According to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) a stunning 80 percent of California water goes to agriculture, so if we really want to talk about drastic conservation, perhaps we should look at our food choices. …read more of California Drought ~Who’s Really Using Up Most Of the Water? here

 
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Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 24, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Pets, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Control

 

Travis Oser 13 Year old Vegetarian Labrador Retriever

People choose what they eat based on their belief system, which can include health, environmental, cultural or religious ideals; decisions that carry over to what they feed their family and their pets.

In addition to health, ecological and religious concerns, vegetarians and particularly vegans are repulsed by meat consumption and driven by compassion for animals, non-violence and economics.

Oftentimes the more distance we place between ourselves and anything the more objective we become. People sometimes choose a vegetarian lifestyle for one reason, health, religion, or animal rights and later connect with other reasons for doing so along the way.

A 2006 report from the National Research Council stated that a vegetarian diet as long as it contains sufficient protein and is supplemented with Vitamin D is healthy for dogs. Commercial dry food products provide the high levels of protein, …read more of Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds here

 
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Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 11, 2015
File under: Green Lifestyle Tips, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Packaging, by its very nature is disposable. Meant to be tossed away… and is either the first or last thing we do when handing consumer goods.

Choosing products with less packaging and especially that which is recyclable or compostable can make an important impact, but can we do better? Can we decrease waste pollution at the source?

The best way to dispose of waste is to reduce the amount generated at the source. This lessens costs associated with recycling, solid waste disposal and landfills.

Source reduction is waste prevention and the first line of defense against the proliferation of waste. Eliminating waste before it has been created minimizes resources that are used in the production and delivery of goods. …read more of Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously here

 
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