Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
April 23, 2007
Recipe
Split Pea Soup

Mark your calendar for Earth Day on April 22nd. It’s the perfect time to make changes for the better! Eating wholesome, plant-based meals is nutritious, healthy, and easier on Mother Earth. By going veg, you reduce global warming. Give this Split Pea Soup a try and show your loved ones how enjoyable a compassionate, environmentally-friendly meal can be!

Ingredients:

2 cups dried split peas, rinsed
6-8 cups vegetable stock
1 large onion
1 carrot, chopped
1 potato, chopped
2 Tbs. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. rosemary, minced
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pepper

Directions:

  1. Sauté the onions in olive oil for about 10 minutes, until onions are somewhat translucent; add garlic and rosemary and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add the peas and 6 cups of vegetable stock in the saucepan over high heat; add carrots, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and partially cover.
  3. Simmer for another 40 minutes or so, until the peas become mushy; if at any point the soup seems too thick, add more water or stock.
  4. Serve hot; top with croutons if desired.

Staff Recipe! This recipe is recommended by Andréa, author of Meatout Mondays. Share your recipe with us. Send an e-mail to recipes@meatoutmondays.org.

For this and other great veg recipes, visit www.TheVeggieTable.com!

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What You Eat, What You Drive

Which contributes more to global warming, eating meat or driving cars? Surprise! More and more studies are surfacing to reveal that animal agriculture causes more damage to the earth.

According to a recent report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, animal agriculture generates more greenhouse gas emissions than transport. Additionally, it is a major source of land and water degradation.

Geophysics professors at the University of Chicago also examined the "hot topic". They concluded that when it comes to global warming, what you eat is more important than what kind of car you drive. Their findings reveal that the average American diet requires the production of an extra 1.5 ton of carbon dioxide per person (as well as methane and other greenhouse gases) compared to a strictly vegetarian diet.

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Inspiration
Making Change with Each Meal

This year's Earth Day theme is "Action on Climate Change." With global warming presenting an increasing danger, now is the time to make a difference! Global warming threatens planetary survival through destruction of wildlife habitats, flooding of coastal communities, and extreme weather conditions.

Be an inspiration for Earth Day -- Go veg and encourage others to do it with you! Here’s why:

With every bite you take, you can reduce global warming, improve your health, and protect animals. Make a change for the better!

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