|Pancakes with white wine.|
Our recent meals have been highly enjoyable, mostly plant-based, and not very different from what we have eaten in the past. Examining my food photos, I realized that at breakfast time, I usually don’t feel like taking pictures. So I took this one of our morning coffee on the deck for maybe the last time this year:
|Also outdoors: inviting friends for a distanced snack.|
We will miss this when the weather changes.
|Snack prepared for outdoors: Len's bread with herring and salmon.|
We serve one plate to ourselves, a separate one to our guests.
Now for the lunches and dinners:
|Eggplant from Jason & Katrina's garden.|
It was grilled and made into babaganoush.
|Pineapple upside-down cake. Recipe from the Joy of Cooking.|
|The cake with a cup of tea.|
|Blonde Brownies with cherries & chocolate chips.|
|Rye bread with pecans and golden raisins, served with fruit compote.|
|Red peppers and tomatoes stuffed with tuna salad.|
|Garlic bread and cherry tomatoes.|
|Baked spaghetti garnished with the sautéed cherry tomatoes.|
The spaghetti was made with simple tomato sauce, no meat.
|Roast chicken with broccoli.|
|Anchovy and cheese pizza.|
|Delicata squash. (Leftovers became soup!)|
|On the grill: salmon and red bell pepper.|
We hope for a few good evenings for grilling before cold weather is here!
|Salmon and delicata squash for dinner.|
|Meanwhile, down the street, Kathy's bear enjoyed|
a nice meal too. For the moment, the bear has gone
on vacation, but left a sign that he'll be back.
I've written several times about how we have stopped buying most meat, especially beef and pork. Our main reason for doing so is objection to the cruel working conditions in industrial slaughter houses and meat-processing plants. These have resulted in major coronavirus outbreaks -- current total: around 60,000 meat workers infected. Plant owners have consistently avoided taking effective measures to protect workers. We have reduced our consumption of chicken considerably as well, and we purchase fish compliant with environmental standards. Reducing meat consumption is also good for the health of the planet, and may result in healthier eating. I find it depressing that meat labels often state that the animals were humanely raised, but never mention humane treatment of meat-processing workers.
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