Monday, November 22, 2010

Healthy Home Blog Does Meatless Monday!

Here at Healthy Home Market, we support the Meatless Monday movement. For those of you who don't know, Meatless Monday is an initiative to reduce the planet's meat consumption by 15% in order to improve the health of participants and the health of the planet. Going meatless, even just once a week, may reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It will also reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuels. The movement was actually started during World War I to aid the war effort and it was recreated in 2003 as a public health awareness program. Since its recreation, many individuals, small businesses, corporations, restaurants, schools, universities and hospitals have pledged to go meatless every Monday. In honor of this initiative, we will post a different delicious, completely meatless recipe every Monday! Will you pledge to go meatless one day a week?


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 (10 inch) flour tortillas
4 ounces herbed goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish


1.Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook the asparagus, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
2.Spread one side of each tortilla with 1/2 the goat cheese. Place 1/2 the asparagus and 1/2 the cilantro on each tortilla, and fold tortillas in half over contents to form quesadillas. Brush the outsides of the quesadillas with remaining oil.
3.Place the quesadillas in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Cut in half and garnish with cilantro to serve.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the idea of being meatless once a day.The children may grumble initially but ultimately it becomes a family norm which they can not revolt about.