Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Farm Animal Rights Movement

September 3, 2012




Makes 4 servings.


Amount Per Serving

Calories 283

From fat 151

 

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16.8g

7%

Saturated Fat 3.2g

16%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 398mg

17%

Total Carbohydrate 27g

9%

Dietary Fiber 5.4g

22%

Sugars 15g

Protein 15g


Vitamin A 22%

Vitamin C 103%

Calcium 60%

Iron 23%


* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Grilled Jerk Tofu Steaks with Pineapple Coconut Salsa

Don't put the grill away just yet. Let's hang on to summer just a little bit longer. This delicate balance of tastes and textures with the spicy-hot grilled tofu topped with sweet, soothing salsa is a delicious ode to the change of seasons, a surrender of the sizzling heat to the cool relief of days ahead.

Ingredients:

1 - 14oz package of extra firm tofu, drained
Canola oil for pan frying and grilling


Jerk Marinade:
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper (Spicy! Adjust to taste.)
1 Tbsp agave syrup
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp paprika
10 allspice berries (or 2 tsp ground allspice)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp canola oil

Pineapple & Coconut Salsa:
2-1/2 cups of fresh pineapple, diced
1/2 cup of red or orange bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup of red onion, minced
1/4 cup of shredded or flaked coconut, unsweetened
2 Tbs. cilantro, minced
1 tsp jalapeno, minced
3/4 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 + 1/8 tsp sea salt, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Cut tofu into 8 equal slices (about 1/2 inch thick each).
  2. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pat tofu slices dry. Fry tofu slices in a single layer a few minutes on each side until golden. Transfer to a large rectangular casserole dish. Make sure tofu is in a single layer.
  3. In a bowl, create marinade by mixing the rest of the marinade ingredients. Whisk to fully incorporate.
  4. Brush the jerk marinade onto tofu, flipping to coat both sides. For best results, cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight. Note: consider doing this step first thing in the morning, then tofu will be ready to throw on the grill for dinner.
  5. For salsa, combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl. If pineapple is not super sweet you can add a bit more agave. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. After tofu has finished marinating, preheat grill to medium. Brush tofu with a little extra canola oil and place on the hot grill. Let cook for a couple of minutes on each side.
  7. To serve, place 2 or 3 tofu steaks on a plate and top with pineapple salsa.

    Recipe and photo courtesy of PeacefulPlate.com.

For this wonderful recipe and more, visit PeacefulPlate.com!


Lotus Foods: Rice is Life

Turtle Island TempehLotus Foods is a small company with a big mission. They develop partnerships with small family rice farmers in remote parts of the world to provide the farmers with sustainable incomes and consumers with a high-quality artisan rice.  Lotus Foods promotes biodiversity by supporting the production of traditional, indigenous rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct. And they are committed to protecting the environment -- training farmers in methods that increase yields while using less water, fewer resources, no GMOs, and no chemicals. Choose from an array of unique varieties to invigorate your favorite recipes.

Discover exotic and organic rice, whole grains, cookbooks, gifts,
and order a premium stainless steel rice cooker at
LotusFoods.com.


Water Shortages Could Turn
World Vegetarian by 2050

Scientists at the Stockholm International Water Institute say, "... the world’s population explosion means the majority of people will have to turn vegetarian by 2050.”

Farmed animal products require much more water, land, and energy to produce than plant-based foods.  The more animal products we consume, the fewer people we can feed. 

The report called Feeding a Thirsty World is being released at the Annual World Water Conference in Stockholm.  It says that dramatic cuts in meat consumption are the only answer to ensure our survival.

“There will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected nine billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in western nations,” the report declares. “We will need a new recipe to feed the world in the future.”

Read the report at SIWI.org.


Save Lives & Win a Prize!

October 2nd is World Farm Animals Day -- a day to remember the over 65 billion farmed animals killed for human consumption every year (10 billion in the U.S. alone). It's also a time to invite others to open their hearts and minds so we can stop the unnecessary horror.

FARM's new video 10 Billion Lives challenges viewers to see for themselves the abuses inherent to animal agribusiness. It concludes with an opportunity to pledge to replace animal products with more plant-based foods.

Be a part of the Online Video Challenge by sharing the video on Facebook, Twitter, or email. If you show the video to the most people, you'll win a Vitamix blender or a $1000 grant for your organization!

Click here to watch. Caution: Contains graphic images of standard animal agribusiness practices.

Remember to register your World Farm Animals Day event at WFAD.org!


Share on Facebook

Thanks for reading this week's issue of Meatout Mondays! Share the veggie love with your friends and family... forward this e-mail or sign them up at www.MeatoutMondays.org!

Looking for more recipes, resources, and tips? Visit LiveVegan.org!



Meatout Mondays is published each week by:
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), 10101 Ashburton Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817 • www.farmusa.org
info@meatoutmondays.orgwww.meatoutmondays.org

To unsubscribe, click here. If you are not a member of this list and would like to be, click here.