When the stars align I blog about climate change and sustainability ideas. Here I catalog innovative ideas that I think contribute to a sustainable and authentic lifestyle. I love art, design, technology, and to travel. I love the idea of minimalism and philosophies that discuss creating value so those ideas sneak in here and there. 

Meatless Mondays

I love food. I love potatoes and barbecue and sweets, just all types of deliciousness. And I certainly love meat. I really admire vegetarians/pescatarians/vegans and the other non-meat eaters, but it's just not me, which makes my quest to reduce my carbon "food-print" super difficult.

GS_one-pot pasta

According the the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food production, particularly meat, generates more greenhouse gases than transportation or industry. It has been calculated that by cutting our meat consumption in half we can prevent catastrophic climate change.

I don't eat meat everyday, and when I do I keep my portion within the recommended sizes (for my health more than any other reason), but I could be more conscious about my meat habit. That said I have decided to challenge myself with Meatless Mondays!

Mondays tend to be a difficult day for me to plan my meals and eat well so I figured it's the best place to start. Yesterday I made an amazing one-pot pasta, and it was just as comforting and easy as my usual meat-heavy dishes!

Plus if these soldiers can do it, so can I!