Author: Cooking Green Goodness Magazine

25 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Vegetarian Week

May 13 to 19 is a week to celebrate vegetarianism and give meatless fares a try. Join the fun! Learn to cook tasty recipes! #NationalVegetarianWeek National Vegetarian Week aims to bring awareness to the proven health benefits of vegetarian diets. Although Cooking Green Goodness Magazine supports a vegan lifestyle, let’s not kid ourselves, the journey is a struggle for many. We support any initiative to educate and guide those people curious about plant-based meals and how to get started with their journey. The benefits of vegetarian diets include: A reduced risk of major killers such as heart disease and stroke while cutting exposure to foodborne pathogens; A viable answer to feeding the world’s hungry through more efficient use of grains and other crops; Conservation of vital but limited freshwater, fertile topsoil and other precious resources; The preservation of irreplaceable ecosystems; Mitigating the ever-expanding environmental pollution of animal agriculture. Here are 25 veggie-licious ways to celebrate National Vegetarian Week: 1. Read the Vegetarian’s Society’s guide ‘Going Veggie: What to Eat.’2. Head outdoors for a veggie picnic.3. …

Cooking In Season: Asparagus

These succulent spears is one of the most welcome signs of spring. The best asparagus is local asparagus. In Canada, asparagus is harvested and sold late spring through June. You will be compensated with optimal sweet and grassy flavours of asparagus while its in season that you won’t taste any other time of year. Asparagus can be grown from seed, but it takes an average of 3 years until you get a full crop. Most people begin with 1-year-old crowns, or roots, purchased from a garden centre. A plant started from roots will be ready to begin harvesting the second spring. Asparagus plants can last a lifetime, producing tasty spears every spring. Preparing Prepare fresh asparagus by first breaking off the butt end of each spear where it snaps easily. An easy way to do this, is to grab several spears at once, grasping the stems in one hand and the bottoms in the other. Bend the asparagus spears. An asparagus will naturally break (more or less) where the woody part ends and tender part …