Parmigiano Reggiano has long been a staple in Italian cuisine. Also known in English as parmesan cheese, this delicacy is used in several mouthwatering dishes and entrees. This includes melanzane alla parmigiana, along with lasagne – and as a topping for pizzas, pasta, and other Italian favorites. Like other Italian hard cheeses, parmesan is carefully manufactured to preserve its natural taste and texture. In fact, most parmesan cheese wheels have been aged for minimum 12 months and up to 36 months! This means an entire year of aging is needed before this popular cheese is sold to the public for consumption. Whether at restaurants, cafes, or the comfort of home – parmesan cheese continues to soar in global popularity.
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via Mother Nature Network
One person ends up creating 1.5 tons of solid waste a year. 3/4th’s of that is recyclable, but only 30% is actually recycled. These figures are staggering and composting is a huge part of recycling I believe is going largely ignored by the general population.
Composting creates a reusable fertilizer that is can benefit plant growth and health. We have a company in Austin called the East Side Compost Peddlers. This company is a zero-emission company run solely on human-powered cargo bikes. For a monthly fee one will have their own pick-up peddler come to their door and retrieve your week’s compost. Once the organic matter has been turned into compost the members can actually have it delivered to help fertilize their own gardens.
To date the East Side Compost Peddlers have diverted a quarter of a million pounds of organic matter from the land fill and turned it into reusable compost. They’ve cut methane emissions by 40 tons, saved over 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and their peddlers have burned over 1.5 million calories.
All of that has happened with just one small company in Texas. Imagine if this was implemented nation wide. The benefits would be exponential.
by Quakertown Veterinary Clinic via Visual.ly
Who says exercise can’t be fun? Playing with pets is a great way to stay active and burn calories! Take a look at this Quakertown vet clinic infographic to see the many other health benefits of owning pets.
Make a Splash displays statistics and pros about swimming and water exercises.
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“As the vegan diet becomes more popular, more people are looking for milk substitutes. In fact, many of the people I know who drink almond milk or enjoy substituting coconut milk into baking aren’t even vegans. They’re people with lactose intolerance or people who enjoy eating healthy real foods.
I always warn people when they try a milk replacement to keep in mind that they have different flavors than cow’s milk. It can be disconcerting to try something and assume its flavor and texture is going to mimic the milk you’ve been drinking for 20 years, but if you think of it as an entirely different drink, the first sip should be very enjoyable.
Because there are now so many options for nondairy milks, it can actually get pretty confusing. If you became a vegan in the 1980s or 1990s, your only option was really soy milk, with the occasional rice milk indulgence. Now there are many different brands for dozens of nut milks, bean milks, and even grain milks. “
– Cathleen Woods from vegan-nutritionista.com
What milk do you drink? Which one do you commonly use for baking?
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