Try it, You’ll like it. Authentic Tomatillo Sauce.

If you’re anything like me you love, love, love Mexican food.  It’s so simple yet so tasty.  It’s also quite easily prepared, most of the time. 🙂

Making your own homemade salsa verde is rewarding especially since it will take you about 20 minutes to prepare.  Fresh, organic ingredients are always the best way to go.

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10-12 tomatillos, husked and quartered

1 small white onion, sliced

1-3 jalapeno pepper, diced

1/3 c. cilantro, chopped

1-2 limes, juiced

1tsp. sugar

pinch of salt

 

Directions

Put tomatillos, onion and jalapeno pepper into a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until tomatillos turn a dull green.

Remove from heat and drain any remaining water from pan.  Let cool for a few minutes.

Get blender or food processor and add tomatillo mixture along with sugar, salt lime juice, and cilantro. Blend until the desired consistency.

Get some yummy chips and enjoy your salsa.

Let us know if you try it in the comments section.

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Easy Egg Breakfast Tacos

One of the reasons that I’ve not yet gone Vegan is because I enjoy eggs.  Yep, I’ll have eggs 3 times a week for breakfast and as such, I look for new ways to spice up egg dishes.  These yummy egg breakfast tacos really hit the spot and are satisfying without feeling stuffed.

Did I mention how healthy they are for you?  Plus you can change the toppings to make even the finicky eaters in your home enjoy these breakfast tacos.

Ingredients

6 eggs (free range organic)

6 corn or flour tortillas

1 Avocado sliced

1 16oz. can of black beans (or your favorite)

1 cup Pico de Gallo salsa

1/4 c. cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper diced

2 green onions diced

1/2 c. shredded cheese

2 tbs. butter or olive oil

1 tsp. cumin

 

Directions

 

In a saucepan, whisk the eggs together.  Then add the green onion and diced jalapeno pepper.

Add the butter or oil to a medium heated frying pan.  When melted, add the egg mixture and

stir frequently until fully cooked.  Turn off the heat and top with half of the shredded cheese and

fold into cooked eggs.

In a small saucepan add drained beans with the cumin and a pinch of sea salt.  Heat for about 5

minutes till heated thru and blended.

Warm the tortillas, either in the microwave or on a heated pan on the stove.

Lay out the individual tortillas evenly divide the scrambled eggs, beans, cheese and remaining

cilantro onto each one.  Top with avocado slices and pico de gallo sauce.

 

Enjoy.  Here’s to your health.

 

 

The Top 5 meat & dairy companies emit more carbon than the gasoline giants

A study released on Wednesday found that the world’s top five meat and dairy producers combined—Brazil’s JBS, New Zealand’s Fonterra, Dairy Farmers of America, Tyson Foods, and Cargill—emit more greenhouse gases than Exxon-Mobil, Shell, or BP. Here’s another way to look at it: If these meat and dairy companies continue to grow based on current projections, by 2050 they will be responsible for 81 percent of global emissions targets.

The report, released by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and the international nonprofit GRAIN, bases its calculations on a method of accounting that includes the entire supply chain. Rather than stop at milk trucks and processing plants, the authors argue, a full account of emissions from meat and dairy should also include energy used in manufacturing fertilizer and growing the animals’ feed. These supply-chain emissions can account for 80 to 90 percent of the total energy it takes to put a bottle of milk on the shelf.

This graphic displays the number of metric tons (mt) of greenhouse gas emitted by meat and dairy companies compared to oil and gas multinationals

The above graphic shows the number of metric tons (mt) of greenhouse gas emitted by meat and dairy companies compared to the amount emitted by oil and gas multinationals

“It’s widely accepted that you can’t be a company operating in a sector where the products you’re selling are responsible for huge amounts of emissions without considering that the impact is part of your own,” says study author Devlin Kuyek. He compares meat companies that calculate emissions without including livestock feed to Exxon claiming it’s responsible only for its oil rigs and refineries, and not the greenhouses gases released into the atmosphere once its gas is burned.

According to the report, half of the top 35 meat and dairy companies don’t publicly release any emissions numbers, and the ones that do are all over the place. JBS, the largest livestock producer in the world, claims its calculations include the entire supply chain. But when the researchers checked the company’s numbers against a system established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), they found that JBS’s estimates came in at just 3 percent of the independent evaluation. Cargill and Tyson don’t include supply-chain emissions in their public reporting or reduction targets, and just six of the top 35 meat and dairy companies have publicly announced plans to reduce emissions along the supply chain.

To read the rest of the article, originally published by The New Food Economy click here

The top five meat and dairy companies emit more carbon than the gasoline giants