Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?
Lavender is most often associated with soaps or potpourri, but the fragrant flower is fabulous to use in cooking, too. With its citrus notes and floral flavor, lavender adds sophistication to both sweet and savory dishes alike.
Try it yourself in Mark Bittman’s pasta with lavender. The distinct aroma enhances the fresh vegetables rather than overpowering them. If you can’t find lavender, rosemary works well in this minimalist recipe also.