Recipe found at: www.cookwithkelly.com
By now, most of us are familiar with the Meatless Monday campaign, a nearly ten-year-old initiative aimed at raising awareness about the link between preventable illness and the overconsumption of meat.
Over the past decade, extensive research has supported the campaign’s efforts, both from an ecological and a health perspective. Given this mounting scientific evidence, you would imagine that the USDA, who publishes the national dietary guidelines, would be in support of the initiative – and it would appear, they were. That is, until an unofficial endorsement for Meatless Mondays was published in the agency’s “Greening Headquarters Update”, triggering a media firestorm from livestock producers and even one member of Congress. The Agriculture Department quickly retracted the statement, according to a New York Times report.
A perfect summer panini made with eggplant, tomatoes, mozzarella and skinny pesto on crispy French bread. Make this for one, or for the whole family.
I love, love, LOVE Panini night in my house because everyone is happy and they are so easy to make. If you’re capable of making a grilled cheese, then you can make a panini, that’s how simple and you don’t need a fancy panini press to make it. Prior to owning my panini press, I used my George Forman grill or made them on the stove in a grill pan with an iron skillet on top to press it down.
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