by Ryan Rusiecki
Intrigued by plant-based diets? The Chappaqua Farmers Market has dozens of options for you. It’s a great place to start.
With vegetarianism on the rise since 1971, (the release of “Diet for a Small Planet” by Frances Moore Lappé) it is likely that you know at least one or more vegetarians. You may even be a vegetarian yourself. Well, if you aren’t, why not give it a try for just a day or maybe a weekend? A plant-based diet has many offerings. Cutting meat from your diet can reduce your food’s carbon footprint by 50%. Not only that, a healthy vegetarian diet, rich in nutrients and fiber can provide energy and make you feel alive. The Chappaqua Farmers Market has dozens upon dozens of options for those drawn to plant-based diets. It’s a great place to start out.
I often hear the words, “Being a vegetarian is SO hard!” and “I could never be a vegetarian, I LOVE meat,” whenever the topic of vegetarianism pops up into conversation. However, being a vegetarian really isn’t that hard. Cooking a vegetarian meal is just as convenient as cooking a meat-based meal, if not easier. Kitchen legend, Mark Bittman is the author of dozens of incredible plant-based recipes such as this mouth watering eggplant un-parmesan. What makes this recipe even better, is that all of the ingredients, with the exception of bread crumbs, can be bought at the Chappaqua Farmers Market.
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