Ways to Help the Earth and Eat Plants
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The Occasional Vegan

Bacon! OH yes, the flavor adds so much. Here is a way to get that flavor without actually eating bacon (which is not so great for the planet OR for your body.) Thinly slice zucchini, eggplant, carrot, with a vegetable peeler or thinly slice tempeh. Soak in marinade: 1 t. coconut aminos or tamari, 1 t. water, ½ t. liquid smoke, ½ t. maple syrup, ½ t. smoked paprika, a pinch of salt. Remove from marinade and lay in single layer on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Roast in oven at 350 for 8-12 minutes or so. Watch carefully as this can go from golden to black in a flash. Nice in a BLT, chopped as topper for salads or cassseroles.

Read about the carbon footprint for bacon and other animal foods: healabel.com and for zucchini: healabel.com

If you have ideas about eating less meat and more plants that you’d like to share, please send them to earthjustice@phoenixuu.org.