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Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 1, 2017
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Vegan

All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier!

Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and for the planet. 

Check out our green grilling tips and choose from these delicious dishes made with wholesome and heart-healthy foods that please the palate and satisfy even the heartiest appetite. …read more of Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes here

 
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Vegan Broccoli Quiche ~Perfect for Easter Brunch!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
April 11, 2017
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Delicious Quiche: No Eggs, No Dairy, No Kidding!

Eggs are inextricably associated with Easter… however eggs have been colored, exchanged and eaten as an element of the rites of spring long before the Christian era.

Quiche can be a perfect menu item for Easter Brunch and this vegan quiche contains none of the artery clogging saturated fat and cholesterol of the traditional ingredients.

Quiche is thought of as a complex French classic that requires a bit of skill and lots of fatty ingredients. While there are several variations of the basic theme, the rich custard base is a constant.

Traditionally, high-fat ingredients loaded with cholesterol, such as cream, eggs and cheese are baked in a rich pastry shell. Certainly, quiche made in this way would be considered far too heavy in fat, calories and cholesterol for today’s health conscious cook. …read more of Vegan Broccoli Quiche ~Perfect for Easter Brunch! here

 
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Celebrating a Vegan Passover

By Marilyn Peterson
April 6, 2017
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Raw Foods, Recipes, Vegan

The eight-day festival of Passover celebrates the emancipation of the Jewish people from slavery. The Passover Seder is a ritual feast that marks the beginning of the holiday in early spring and includes six foods displayed on the ceremonial Seder plate that symbolize the Hebrew struggle and escape from Egypt.

Except for the honey, which is easily replaced with agave nectar, four of these foods are vegan. For the vegan, a roasted beet is used to signify the blood of lamb sacrifice at the Temple.

Vegans can choose to contemplate compassion for the unnecessary sacrifice of animals and substitute the roasted beet, reminiscent of blood.  For the hard-boiled egg, a symbol of new beginnings after the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, the vegan can use roasted turnips or parsnips. Bitter herbs, such as horseradish and salted water for dipping parsley, celery leaves or boiled potato are also part of the Seder plate.

Religious Jews do not mix or eat meat and dairy at a same meal.  Of course this is not an issue for the Jewish vegan since they don’t eat meat or dairy at any meal. …read more of Celebrating a Vegan Passover here

 
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Serve Vegan Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day for Good Luck and Good Karma

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 26, 2016
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Legumes, Recipes, Vegan

Hoppin’ John, AKA Carolina Peas and Rice is dish commonly served on New Year’s Day in the Southern United States. Made with black-eyed peas, this hearty dish is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with good luck.

According to the legend, if you serve black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day you’ll have plenty of pocket change in the New Year and if you serve “Hoppin’ John” with cooked greens you’ll also have plenty of folding money. Try this tasty dish, Southern Greens and Vegan Sausage.

Back-eyed peas are a dietary staple in the American South and southern families will often toast with Champagne and a bowl of Hoppin’ John at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. These cream-colored legumes have a slightly smoky flavor, smooth texture and a distinctive black dot. …read more of Serve Vegan Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day for Good Luck and Good Karma here

 
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Fabulous, Festive Holiday Roast ~ Economical, Eco-Friendly and Compassionate!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 21, 2016
File under: Entertaining, Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Saving Money, Vegan

 

At this time of year we are reminded of the many blessings we enjoy and encouraged to show compassion for others.  For vegans, this includes non-human individuals and Mother Earth. The Holidays are as much about feasting and compassion as they are about gift giving and this amazing roast is as easy to put together as it is absolutely delicious!

Hosting a meatless meal this year will withhold support for the cruel animal products industry, and save money while saving the planet. Factory Farming, Unnatural, Unhealthy and Unsustainable …read more of Fabulous, Festive Holiday Roast ~ Economical, Eco-Friendly and Compassionate! here

 
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