This week, I’m responding to my friend Jason’s question: Do you have any tips on going vegan while being cooped up at home because of the coronavirus? I share 8 tips from my 8 months as a vegan (funny how that works out). Now I’ve been vegan since September, so I’m no vegan black belt. […]
This week, I challenged myself to cook and eat one type of local, seasonal vegetable I’ve never cooked before. Well, I failed, but primarily because I wanted to cook up vegetables I already had in the kitchen (just say no to food waste!). Take a listen: In the episode, I share my go-to recipe for […]
Last week I talked about what a difference meat makes in your carbon foodprint. This week I take a closer look at food miles and offer suggestions on how to eat local. (Hint: Eat seasonal!) Resources on food miles and climate Tom Philpott wrote a nice summary of debates related to food miles for Grist […]
To kick off a month of food-themed episodes, I start by going to the meat of the issue. I look at how important our diet is for climate change, and what parts of our diet have the highest emissions. The answer: beef is the real climate-killer.
This month I’m focusing on perspective, turning the podcast from My Climate Diet to Our Climate Diet. So far, I’ve answered questions from a listener about travel and green banking, and chatted with a former student about traveling with eco-sensibility. This week I talk with another former student about food waste. I’m excited to share […]
These are the second two weeks of my April challenge: to eat at least one meal with local, seasonal produce. I’ve been in Lower Saxony with my husband’s family the past two weeks. But I’m happy to report that this past week was a flying success! Food groups and food miles After seeing information about […]
This month I’m focusing on seasonal produce. I’ve challenged myself to make a dish with a different local, seasonal ingredient each week. You can listen to the first episode of this challenge here: Eating in season: Why should we care? Not all food is grown and harvested in all seasons and growing food out of […]