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[recipe!] smoky eggplant bacon

Not sure what to do with all that eggplant you picked up at the farmer's market or got from your CSA? Try our eggplant bacon—a completely meat-free way to add smokiness, saltiness, and umami (a savory quality) to your meals. 

CSA Survival Guide

CSA popularity is at an all-time high, which is cool because it means that more people are finding ways to connect directly to farmers, investing in local agriculture, and eating more healthfully in the process. If you’ve taken the plunge and joined a CSA this year, we think that’s awesome. But now that we’re deep into the hottest, most prolific weeks of the summer, you may be feeling CSA burnout. Are you drowning in zucchini? Choking on cauliflower? Fear not! Follow our 5 rules for surviving your CSA this season.

 

When Kiddos Make the Connection

Circulating around the internets this past week: A ridiculously cute video of five-year-old Dublin girl Indie-Rose, as she realizes that chicken comes from...well, chickens. Turkey from...turkeys. And so on. Indie-Rose doesn't like it one bit, and has a tearful and emotional breakdown. 

Veggie Voyager! Montreal

Can you survive as a vegetarian or vegan in the beautiful Canadian city of Montreal, a place known for cheese curd and gravy-topped poutine and smoked meat sandwiches? Bien sur (like, totally)! Check out our favorite meat-free stops in Montreal.

[nutrient spotlight] Iron

Do you get tired from running up stairs? Have trouble catching your breath in sports? Feel listless in class? Iron could be to blame: Around one in ten teen girls is deficient in the mineral, which can lead to these and other debilitating symptoms. Getting enough iron is of extra concern for teens who don’t eat meat, since animal foods like beef, liver, and turkey are some of the most concentrated sources of the nutrient. So how can you get enough iron on a plant-powered diet?

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