Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes

By The Editors

Rhubarb With Berries and Candied Ginger

SS5 sayle rhubarb.jpg

land camera land camera/flickr


Rhubarb and strawberries make this dessert come alive, though save it until the fruits are in season to fill your dish with local flavors. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.
<<PREVIOUS

Open-Faced BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

NEXT>>
10_tempeh_sara remington.jpg

Sara Remington

Tempeh is a hearty protein that makes reducing meat consumption an easy task. Try it with chipotle peppers and soft focaccia, and you might find yourself a new favorite. View recipe here .


Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.
<<PREVIOUS

Fried Rice With Asparagus

NEXT>>
9_asparagus_benosuka_VERT.jpg

benosuka/flickr

Fried rice is a great way to use leftovers and reduce waste. With seasonal asparagus, or whatever other fresh vegetables you can find, this dish leaves room for individual creativity. View recipe here .


Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

Seafood Risotto

8_mussels.jpg

Holly A. Heyser


Farmed mussels are another item from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Super Green" list. The author of this recipe foraged for his own, but the seafood guide shows there's no shame in buying them from the store. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

Farro Spaghetti With Leeks

7_farro_Holly A. Heyser.jpg

Holly A. Heyser


Whether or not you try making this whole-grain pasta from scratch, fresh leeks, fresh parsley, and new green garlic can transform this dish into a local, seasonal triumph. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

Cedar Plank Salmon

6_Salmon_woddleywonderworks.jpg

woodleywonderworks/flickr


Salmon makes two appearances on the "Super Green" seafood guide, so be sure to choose either wild Alaskan salmon or American freshwater coho salmon, which are sustainably farmed in tanks. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

Semolina Gnocchi With Fresh Chickpeas

5_chickpea gnocchi.jpg

Holly A. Heyser


Fresh chickpeas are in season in the spring, and are available in many farmers' markets. They come in little papery pods of two to three chickpeas, and require just a short bath in salty boiling water to be ready to eat. If you're feeling enterprising, make the gnocchi from scratch. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

3_beansoup.jpg

thebittenword.com/flickr


Beans are a sure-fire way to reduce your ecological footprint. A healthy source of protein all over the world, they come in enough varieties to keep you inspired through the seasons. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

Fresh Greens With Goat Cheese and Honey-Lemon Dressing

3_Greenssalad_pink_fish13.jpg

pink_fish13/flickr


Fresh spring greens are popping up at farmers' markets all over, as the first crops of the season. Find some local goat cheese and whip up this dressing for a satisfyingly simple salad. View recipe here .
Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.
<<PREVIOUS

Serrano-Mint Shrimp

NEXT>>
5_shrimp_FotoosVanRobin_VERT.jpg

FotoosVanRobin/flickr

When it comes to earth-friendly seafood choices, California's Monterey Bay Aquarium is the organization to consult. Check out their "Super Green" list , which includes wild-caught pink shrimp from Oregon and wild-caught spot prawns from British Columbia. View recipe here .


Save the Earth One Bite at a Time: 10 Recipes
Not big on hugging trees? Embrace Earth Day at dinnertime with low-impact vegetarian dishes or ocean-friendly seafood.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/04/save-the-earth-one-bite-at-a-time-10-recipes/39346/