So whether you are Vegan, or Vegetarian for health, to save the planet or call yourself a carnivore, there is something in my blog for you! My husband is a master chef and devout meat eater. Rather than cut meat completely and make my husband very sad, we are cutting meat to 2 times a week. When we do buy meat, we make sure it is organic and humanely raised (research the vendor). In this way, I feel it is more sustainable. To put it frankly, the standard American diet (SAD) is absolutely not sustainable nor is it healthy. If you’ve not watched it already, check out Food Inc. With greed now running the food industry, mostly gone are the days where agribusiness cares for we the people, cares for its livestock, rotates crops, rests the soil and farms and raises animals in a humane and organic way. That stated, it becomes important for us to do our due diligence to see whom we are supporting with our hard earned cash.
As I do a deeper dive into what we are eating and ways to live healthier, I will post little gems I uncover. If you are already vegan or lacto vegetarian, terrific! But for those who do still eat meat, please try to reduce your meat intake to only 2 days a week and branch out, get creative on ways to better nourish yourself and your family and friends!
CHOPPED OLIVE SANDWICH
2 slices Branola bread
1 can Olives chopped (You can get at least 2 sandwiches out of 1 can of the olives.)
Mayo or Vegan style Mayo and mix into the olives to create a spread
top with shredded cheese or vegan cheese
Top with a bunch of sprouts of your choice
Top the sprouts with a sprinkle of vegan bacon bits.
You have to dig olives to eat this. That stated, I love them and I buy the pre chopped can of black olives as a time saver. Those little guys rolling around on the cutting board get tricky. I use Orowheat Branola Bread for my sandwich. The flavor works well. I also like Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese but you can do a vegan cheese etc, as noted above.