Last week a lone tweet went out, and it filled me with excitement. Girl-school giddiness in fact. Rob Smart, an amazing Pro Food advocate wondered aloud if people would embrace a No Fast Food Friday pledge the same way millions have thrown support, one meal at a time, behind the Meatless Monday movement. The idea being small changes by many people can have a big impact on the planet and how our food is produced.
The last month has brought two big changes to my cooking habits. Meat, while it was always eaten in moderation has been pretty non-existent, save for the occasional bacon I make for the kids. In its place, beans have been given their proper due. Not using bacon has pushed me to look for flavors in unexpected places. My kale, white & ravioli soup proved to be a very fulfilling meal without my usual tendency to boost it with bacon.
When we last crossed paths, I dispensed a handy tip for making your own oat flour.
I also promised a recipe for oat soda bread would follow. I’m not one to go back on my word, but I got so excited at both the taste and ease of the recipe, I couldn’t wait for the day to pass. No worries you can still get the recipe over at In Jennie’s Kitchen.