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Comfort Food For Uneasy Times

  • Fight climate change with a meatless meal:

Broccoli Garlic Pasta

This is one of our family’s favourite last-minute meatless meals.  It isn’t low fa, but olive oil is full of omega-3s.  We like the broccoli so much, sometimes we eat it without the pasta!

  • Eating more seasonally helps to lower your family’s carbon footprint, as well as connecting you and your body with the rhythms of the earth.

Pumpkin Walnut Cake Roll

For the winter months, squash is one food that is nutritious and can be used to make both main dishes and desserts. Here’s one of my favourite pumpkin recipes:

pumpkin stores well all winter in a cool place

  • When government inaction on climate change starts to get to you, cheer yourself up with these muffins.

Pumpkin Orange Streusel Muffins

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  • Check out this easy Climate Change Granola recipe, to fortify you as you encourage governments to combat this global threat.

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  • Boost your immune system and your sweet tooth with this delicious sweet potato casserole from the wonderful ladies at the “Best of Bridge” cookbooks. For those of you, like me, who live in a northern climate and want to eat more local, any orange squash (like pumpkin) can be substituted.

sweet-potato-casserole

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  • Chocolate – as long as it’s fair trade – can make everything better (at least momentarily), even the “Age of Stupid” that we’re living in.  For the holidays, check out this family favourite, Cranberry Pistachio Bark, also from the amazing cooks at the “Best of Bridge”.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane Falkenholt permalink
    2009/11/16 12:30 pm

    Great picture in Red Lake !
    Jared was learning about Reduce,Reuse,Recycle…so the attendance fit into taking action perfectly!
    Jared is a terrific cook and is looking forward to making “pumpkin,orange ,streusel muffins”!
    Take Good Care,
    Di

    • Christine permalink*
      2009/11/16 4:09 pm

      Great! Good luck, Jared, with your “3Rs” lessons – and let me know how the muffins turn out. Check out this great video on the “Story of Stuff” for more info on recycling/reducing/reusing – http://www.storyofstuff.com/. I think I’ll post in on my blog, too – thanks for helping me think of it!

      Take care. C.

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