Monday, February 9, 2015

National Pizza Day!


It's easier than you may think to go meatless on monday. A lot of classic meals can be made meat free! And in honor of National Pizza Day, why not go for a pizza topped with delicious veggies. Some traditional veggie toppings include peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, pineapple, roasted red pepper, and spinach. If you want to go extreme with the veggies, you can even make the crust out of cauliflower instead of dough! Check out this recipe for an awesome Cauliflower Pizza. Enjoy!


Cauliflower Pizza  You'll never go back to a regular dough pizza after trying this!

Ingredients:
- 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
- 1/4 (heaping) cup hummus - I recommend garlic hummus!
- 3/4 (heaping) cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup egg white
- 1 tsp. oregano
- Pizza toppings of your choice (cheese, veggies, sauce, etc.)

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 450
- Finely chop the cauliflower until you have 2 cups worth
- Cook the cauliflower by steaming it, or putting it in the microwave for around 8 minutes. Cauliflower is done when is turns translucent.
- In a food processor, combine your hummus, cheese, egg and oregano until smooth.
- In a bowl, mix the cooked cauliflower with the blended ingredients. The mixture will be slightly runny.
- Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and then thinly spread the mixture on the parchment paper. If you do not have parchment paper, you can grease the cookie sheet (the pizza may stick to the pan a little if you do it this way - but nothing too bad).
- Bake the crust for 25-35 minutes. The top should be golden. When poked with a fork, the crust should be somewhat soft, but not gooey.
- Take the crust out, and top it with your ingredients.
- Broil the fully topped pizza for a few minutes, until the your cheese is melted, and the crust is crispy on the edges.
- Enjoy! This recipe will make a large sized personal pizza.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Teen Wolf for Meatless Monday!

Actress Holland Roden, from MTV's Teen Wolf, has recently pledged her support for Meatless Monday. Check out why she thinks we should all go meat free one day a week:


Monday, January 26, 2015

The Big Apple

There is a new meaning to 'The Big Apple.' You may have noticed Meatless Mondays in IC's dining halls, and now it has been introduced in New York City! This new plan will encourage New Yorkers to eat vegetarian or vegan for one day of the week. About 40 public schools are already on board with Meatless Mondays, but this program will bring it to all of them. Even restaurants and cafeterias in the city will be included. There are numerous health, environmental, and sustainability benefits motivating this push for a change. By participating, we are not only helping the planet, but ourselves. Let's go meatless on Mondays!


If you want to check out the article, here's the link:
https://www.thedodo.com/meatless-mondays-nyc-meat-free-948834443.html

- Erin Batty