UPDATE: Now you can read these easy recipes at: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/tag/farmers-market-cooking-show
Looking for some new recipes to spice up your summer cooking? In the hot summer sun, there’s nothing like fresh fruits and veggies from your local farmers market. Check out Care2′s farmers market cooking videos for some simple recipe ideas.
But did you know that you are helping to make the world a better place by cooking vegetarian as well? Vegetarian dishes are not only healthy and delicious, but they also reduce the risk of cancers, heart disease and strokes.
And it doesn’t end there — the environmental benefits of eating vegetarian are enormous. You help reduce the pollution from animal agriculture and preserve topsoil, freshwater and fossil fuels. You help relieve world hunger by using grains, soybeans and other crops more efficiently. You help conserve valuable ecosystems and wildlife habitats by reducing deforestation. Finally, you save livestock from poor factory farm conditions and inhumane slaughters. Animal agriculture is one of the largest contributors to worldwide environmental degradation. So why not try these recipes and play a part in saving the world?
Watch Jen Dalton walk you through these yummy recipes in just a few quick steps:
If you’d rather read the recipes instead of watching the videos, check out this link in Care2′s Healthy and Green Living.
You can’t go wrong with these recipes, and perhaps they will inspire new ones. Got any more ideas or suggestions? How else do you think being vegetarian benefits our world? Spread the word, and get involved with the Love Your Farmers Market Contest sponsored by Care2 and LocalHarvest.org!