Eat Plants for the Planet- Why?   Growing feed crops take a lot more  water than growing produce that we eat.  Especially in AZ, we need to conserve water.

Our 7th UU principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part— But eating fish is ok, right? Well…. For planet earth: Commercial fishing heavily pollutes the oceans with plastic and fishing gear; it also kills more than 300,000 whales and dolphins a year in bycatch; “sustainable” label doesn’t guarantee that other fish were not killed; overfishing has caused species to grow smaller and smaller. The ocean cannot sustainably feed the population.

How?  You need omega-3 but you can get it from plant food such as walnuts, flax meal and chia seeds as well as other nuts and beans. You might try the recipes below, which can also be gluten-free if you use white rice or other flour.  Eat Plants for the Planet does not mean to deprive yourself!!!

Try out these recipes and enjoy!

COCONUT CREAM PIE

  • Submitted by Debbie Westwood

TOFU AND POTATO VINDALOO

  • Submitted by Debbie Westwood

    BLACK BEAN BURGERS

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

    LENTIL ROAST

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

CHICKPEA CEVICHE

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

BANANA APPLE CHUNK BREAD

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

FARRO SALAD WITH DRIED FRUIT AND GARBANZO BEANS

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

PEANUT BUTTER & FLAXSEED PROTEIN BREAKFAST BALLS

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

CURRIED APPLE SOUP

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

SUPER BOWL SNACKS – CHEESY-LIKE VEGAN SAUCE   

  • Submitted by Laurel Hardin

SLOW COOKER BLACK BEANS RECIPE

  • Submitted by Mike Sheffer 

VEGAN CANNOLI TART 

  • Submitted by Katie Pacelli-Klinger