I have been always experimenting with food and switched different diets, tried pescatarian, then vegetarian, vegan, intuitive eating, intermittent fasting, however it is always different every time I cook. Today I will share some of my favourite recipes which are climate-friendly. Honestly, I think there should be a diet named climate-friendly diet.
Diet contributes a lot to climate change. Meat and dairy, particularly from cows have an outsize impact, with the livestock accounting for around 14.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases each year, which is roughly the amount of the emissions of all cars and trucks, airplanes and ships combined. People with high-impact diets tend to eat plenty of animal proteins – especially beef, veal and lamb. The low-impact counterparts are plant-based proteins which come with lower footprint. So….if you can substitute chicken for the plant-based proteins like tofu, you can substantially lower your impact.
- Spices is everything. Liquid smoke, onions, tobacco and basil is a must* (p.s.: try to mix balsamic vinegar with hummus as a sauce for your salad) and if you are cheezy, just get some nutritional yeast.
- Lentils and chickpeas – this is your protein and your fibre
- Greens, more greens – fills you in quicker and has bunch of nutrients
- Fresh vegetables (carrots, beets, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes)
Just throw everything you craving in a bowl, you can make a stir fry or eat it fresh. Just experiment.