I just read an article that states meat consumption is steadily decreasing in American households. Whether the cost of meat, protecting the environment or health reasons are the cause of this, people are flocking to food sites like epicurious and searching for meatless recipes. Fish, eggs, and other high protein options like quinoa, tempeh, and tofu are popping up in search queries more than ever.
With all of the info in recent years about how meat gets from the pastures to our bellies, I know our family has been eating less of it. Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma was a huge eye opener for me as well as millions of other people. By the end of it, he advocates only eating meat we hunt and then kill ourselves, which, last I heard Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is doing. But who has time for that, or the stomach for it?
Then, since the recent news that fast food chains like McDonald’s have been serving the whole chicken pureed (bones and all) with a little ammonia thrown in to kill bacteria, we haven’t eaten fast food since. I really thought the now infamous picture of pink slime in those pictures was strawberry milkshake mix, not the beginnings of chicken nuggets. Gross!
Anyways, with all of these searches for meatless recipes swirling around the web out there, I’d like to hear some of them. What are your favorite, family friendly meatless recipes?