Did you ever wonder how "fresh" vegetables and fruits appear on your supermarket shelves all year round? Clearly, they have been grown, processed, and preserved in ways that we may not be fully aware of. Yet, it is crucially important - not only for your own and your family's health but also for the sustainability of the entire natural environment - that we know the facts about where our food comes from, how it gets to our table, and how each of us as individuals can improve the health and well-being of our planet.
Learn how to get started with this simple, informative guide, recognized by UNESCO as a "contribution for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development".
The four dimensions of sustainable eating: healthy diet, harmony with the environment, social cooperation, and a fair economy
Over 100 easy-to-follow vegetarian and nonvegetarian recipes for cooking sustainably--with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal foods that are not only nutritious and tasty but also support the income of local farmers and producers
Tips for preparation and cooking that preserve the flavor and nutritional value of our foods
Important facts about organically grown foods
Guidance on where to find additional resources for a deeper understanding of some of the topics
Pointers for achieving sustainability in everyday life - switching to green energy; handling packaging, waste, and trash; saving energy in the kitchen; and more!
Complete with luscious photographs, The Joy of Sustainable Eating demonstrates the tremendous benefits of healthy, conscious, close-to-the-source eating--without sacrificing the pleasures of good food.
Why It's Worth It to Eat Sustainably The Four Dimensions of Sustainability in Eating The Food Groups Vegetables and Fruits: Crunchy and Fresh to the Table Cereals: A Grainy Treat The Inexhaustible Diversity of Potatoes Counting Beans? Legumes Have More to Offer Nuts, Oilseeds, and Oilfruits: Small but Mighty More Flavor with Appropriate Fats and Oils Milk: Delight from the Pasture Meat, Fish, and Eggs: Less is More Drinks: Sip by Sip To Health To Give Up Herbs and Spices? Better Not! Sweeteners from Nature Recipes -- For Cooking Sustainably Snacks and Appetizers Salads and Soups Vegetarian Entrees Exotic Treats Dishes with Meat Dishes with Fish Desserts and Cakes Sustainable Eating: The Basics Go for the Veggies - and Less Animal Products What Good Do We Do with Organics -- for Us, for Others, and For Nature? Regional and Seasonal -- Your Best Choice Natural is the Order of the Day -- Especially in our Diet Guidance Table for a Sustainable Diet "Fair Play" also with Foods Sustainability in Everyday Life Packaging Waste and Trash Switching to Green Energy: The Key to Climate Protection Saving Energy in the Kitchen Shopping Trips: Better on Foot or by Bike