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Delicious Vegan Menu for a Labor Day Cookout

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 26, 2013
File under: Barbecue, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Labor Day marks the last official holiday weekend of the summer. More than three-quarters of American families own at least one barbecue grill and most summers-end celebrations this weekend will include an outdoor get together.

Fruits, vegetables and legumes are some of the most luscious and colorful of foods and certainly the most healthful.

Every plant-based meal you eat will reduce toxic emissions into the air and ground water as well as the level of saturated fat and cholesterol in your bloodstream.

Grilling is a great way to entertain and an opportunity to grill fresh vegetables and fruits that are bursting with flavor this time of year. Thick slices of eggplant, zucchini and ears of corn brushed with olive oil and fresh herbs are enticing and easy. …read more of Delicious Vegan Menu for a Labor Day Cookout here

 
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Throw a Party for the Earth this Memorial Day with a Delicious Vegan Cookout

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 23, 2013
File under: Barbecue, Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Vegan

In the U.S., Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of the summer cookout season. All over America, grills are being readied for the grilling season’s inaugural event.

Take advantage of this long weekend to prepare healthful and eco-friendly meals for family and friends.

This Memorial Day, choose a meatless menu. It can be one of the most important choices you can make for your body and for the planet. …read more of Throw a Party for the Earth this Memorial Day with a Delicious Vegan Cookout here

 
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Cookout: Hearty, Healthy and Green

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 31, 2011
File under: Barbecue, Recipes, Vegan

Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day is a holiday set aside to honor working people more than a century ago.

These days Labor Day weekend has come to signify the end of summer; a time when barbecues fire up across the country for the last big cookout of the season.

This Labor Day, choose a meatless menu. It can be one of the most important choices you can make for your body and for the planet. …read more of Cookout: Hearty, Healthy and Green here

 
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Green Grilling Tips!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 30, 2011
File under: Barbecue, Environmental Impact, Health Concerns

 people at bbq

Backyard chefs believe that food cooked over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor.

Cookouts may well be the quintessential summer pastime but they can also be surprisingly unhealthy, so consider your options before you fire up the grill this weekend.

Types of Grills

Charcoal: Burning charcoal briquettes, pollutes the air around you. The smoky flavor in charcoal comes from charred wood and contributes to deforestation. Charcoal briquettes are made from sawdust bound with a type of glue and may also contain limestone, sodium nitrate and coal dust. …read more of Green Grilling Tips! here

 
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Fire up the Grill with a Planet Friendly Menu

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 29, 2011
File under: Barbecue, Recipes, Vegan

tofu kabob

More than three-quarters of American families own at least one barbecue grill and most summertime entertaining  includes a barbecue.

Plant based foods are always green and purchasing locally grown produce reduces greenhouse gas emissions and boosts the local economy.

Grilling is a great way to entertain and grilling fresh vegetables and fruits take advantage of produce that is bursting with flavor this time of year. Grilled Veggies 101

Busy cooks appreciate time saving meal options and Grilled Marinated Tofu and Tempeh Kebabs are set up in the marinade and are ready to go in advance. …read more of Fire up the Grill with a Planet Friendly Menu here

 
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