iEat Green - Bryan Moran – Plentiful App - 09.27.18

September 27th, 2018

Bryan is Plentiful’s Client Adoption Lead, with over  five years experience
in charitable food and homeless services. A Michigan native, Bryan moved
to NYC to run the Coalition for the Homeless’ soup kitchen after a career in
information technology and security. Bryan joined the Plentiful team in early
2017 after completing an M.S. in Nonprofit Management at The New
School. Bryan was named one of Hunter Colleges's New York City Food
Policy Center's  40 under 40  in 2018. As NYC Client Adoption Lead, Bryan
oversees product development, day-to-day operations, and the rollout of
Plentiful in NYC and other markets. Bryan is an avid photographer, scuba
diver, and has a passion for using technology to improve people’s lives.

 

Miso Marinaded Tempeh Cutlets with Leek Purée

Ingredients
1 cup white miso
½ cup sugar
½ cup sake
½ cup mirin
4 blocks, GF Tempeh,
Olive oil
2-4 leeks, washed, and chopped,
1 Tbs. Aji Mirin
Salt to taste

Directions
1. Slice each block of tempeh into 8 cutlets. Set up steamer, and steam tempeh for
15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, mix first 4 ingredients in food processor and pour into shallow dish.
3. Remove Tempeh from steamer. Dip each piece into miso marinade and lay out
onto well greased cookie sheet. Let marinate for 30 minutes, or up to two hours.
4. Bake in 425 oven for 20 minutes. Turn over and bake for another 10 minutes.
5. While Tempeh is baking, cover bottom of heavy skillet with olive oil. Sauté leeks
in olive oil until soft, about 10 minutes. Add Aji Mirin, and pinch of salt, and
cook another 5 minutes. Puree leeks in Food Processor until smooth.
6. Remove Tempeh from oven, and evenly spread pureed leeks over tempeh cutlets.
Place under broiler for a few minutes, till leeks becomes carmelized, and golden
brown, but be careful not to burn them.
7. Serve with your favorite grain and vegetable.

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iEat Green - Sam Fromartz FERN- Food and Environment Reporting Network - 09.24.18

September 24th, 2018

Samuel Fromartz is Editor-in-Chief at FERN. He is a veteran journalist who focuses on the intersection of the environment, food and sustainable business. He began his career at Reuters news agency in the mid-1980s, working as a correspondent in Washington and as deputy editor for the Reuters Business Report in New York. Since leaving the news agency, his articles have appeared in Inc., Fortune, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic magazine’s Life channel, among other publications. He is the author of Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew (Harcourt, 2006) about the evolution of the organic foods industry. His most recent book is In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey (Viking, 2014), a memoir that explores bakers, grains and bread. He lives in Washington, D.C. and has an author web site at ChewsWise.com. He can be reached at sam@thefern.org. News 12, Fios 1, WNBC Channel 4, Newsday and the Long Islander.

 

Kale Chips

 

Ingredients

4 bunches kale

1 small onion

1 carrot

1 celery

½ cup nutritional yeast

1 Tbs olive oil

½ t. salt

 

Directions

Wash and dry kale

Cut large leaves in half, but keep them big pieces. And put in large bowl.

In blender/ bullet or VitaMix, puree onion, carrot, celery, and salt.

Toss the pureed veggies over the kale, spreading them evenly on each piece

Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over the kale and toss again.

Lay out flat on cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, or dehydrator tray, making sure not to overlap the pieces. Use as many cookie sheets or trays as you need.

Bake in a 125 degree oven until crispy  (approx. 45 min) or in a dehydrator at 100 degrees for 2 hrs.

 

*I usually try one first, and adjust the salt to my taste.

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iEat Green - Beth Fiteni- Founder of Green Inside & Out - 09.13.18

September 13th, 2018

Beth Fiteni has a Masters Degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, as well as twenty years of experience working in the environmental movement for non-profit organizations in DC and NY. Beth founded Green Inside and Out in 2011 and hosts a monthly radio show on WUSB Stony Brook University radio. She has worked at Renewable Energy Long Island, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, and Beyond Pesticides, through which she coordinated educational programs, energy policy work groups, and national conferences.

She is the author of “The Green Wardrobe Guide – Finding EcoChic Fashions that Look Great and Help Save the Planet.”

This past March, Beth presented a TEDx talk at Adelphi University entitled “The Toxic talk - Your Power Over Pollutants.” Fiteni was awarded the LI Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year in 2017, the Woman of Distinction Award by the Town of Oyster Bay in 2011, the EPA’s Environmental Quality award 2010 for her work in co-creating educational materials on children’s environmental health (Ribbet.org), and the LI Business News’ Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2008.

Beth has served as Board member of the US Green Building Council LI Chapter, Prevention is the Cure, Slow Food North Shore, Vision LI, Friends of Huntington Farmlands and the Huntington Clean Energy Task Force.

. She was trained by former Vice President Al Gore in 2012 and lectures regularly all over Long Island on “non-toxic, energy-efficient, green living,” in both English and Spanish. She has been featured in media outlets such as News 12, Fios 1, WNBC Channel 4, Newsday and the Long Islander.

 

 

Summer Ratatouille

1 ½ large onion, diced

¼ cup olive oil

1 carrots, diced

4 peppers, green, red, mixed

1 yellow summer squash

1 flying saucer squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into chuncks

3 Asian eggplants

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 Tbs. chopped garlic

1 Tbs. chopped parsley

2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

1 t. salt

½ t. pepper

½ cup Basil, chopped

1 t. dried oregano

1 Tbs. fresh oregano

½ t. fresh thyme

 

 

In a heavy stock  pot, sauté the onions in ¼ cup of olive oil until translucent. Add the eggplants, garlic, carrots, and celery, and continue sautéing for 10 more minutes. Add the peppers, and flying saucer squash, and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the can of fire roasted tomatoes, the cherry tomatoes, the summer squash, dried oregano, basil and parsley.  Add the salt, pepper, thyme and fresh oregano.

Simmer for 30 minutes, allowing all of the flavors to meld together.

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iEat Green - Roger Bason- Founder of Atlantic Ocean Aquaculture - 09.06.18

September 6th, 2018

Roger is the founder of Atlantic Ocean Aquaculture. He has extensive experience with ocean-based projects. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in innovations in tidal and wave energy technology, site selection, field studies, permits and project development. He has led ocean research projects throughout the US and in the UK, Bermuda, Mexico, Russia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. His experience includes work with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Galapagos Islands and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. He has taught graduate level courses on Tidal Energy at the School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia University (2001-2004) and has served as technical Advisor for the UN Small Island Developing States. He is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the field of sustainable development and ocean energy. He recently presented a lecture series at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on sustainable infrastructure, marine energy, coral reef recovery and shoreline protection (2014-2015) 

 

Vegan Cole Slaw

1 green cabbage, finely shredded

½ red cabbage, finely shredded

5 carrots, shredded

3 Tbs. chopped parsley

2 Tbs. celery seed

2 red onions- thinly sliced

2 green peppers, thinly sliced

1 cup white vinegar

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1 ½ cup organic vegan mayo

½ teaspoon salt

½ t. pepper

 

Start by marinating all of the cabbage and red onion in the 1 cup of white vinegar and the ½ cup of apple cider vinegar for 4 hours or overnight. Then drain. Combine the cabbage, carrots, celery seed, green pepper, salt, pepper, parsley, and mayo in bowl. Serve immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 

**I don’t add sugar, but some people like their cole slaw sweeter. If you would like, you can add ¼ cup of organic sugar.

 

*** You can also serve this without adding the mayo at all, as a pickled vegetable salad!

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