Monday, April 22, 2013

5 Recipes to Celebrate Earth Day and Spring

"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority." ~Elwyn Brooks White, Essays of E.B. White, 1977

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"Earth Day is one of two observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969." Author Unknown via Yahoo!Answers V2MGGE9SJ6DP

       What better time to celebrate the Earth than in the spring? Everything is fresh, new and clean. It's also a great time to indulge in some fresh and clean recipes. It's always fum for me to try to find recipes to celebrate any kind of holiday (although I rarely have the time to prepare them). And at this time of the year, some of the best produce is in season (i.e. strawberries, asparagus, beets). This means you can enjoy cheaper prices and much fresher produce. And if you want to go a step further in keeping yourself and the Earth healthy, buy organic.

       Here's 5 recipes that I came across that are suitable for celebrating Earth Day and spring:

#1 Strawberry Spinach Salad: 
Strawberry Spinach Salad I Recipe
Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-spinach-salad-i/detail.aspx


#2 Angel Hair Pasta with Asparagus:




#3 Tomato Sandwiches: (A Southern staple... one of the most refreshing sandwiches you will ever eat!)

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Source: about.com

#4 Lemon Thyme Bars:

Lemon Tree with Blue Sky 


Source: foodnetwork.com

#5 Dirt Cups for Kids:

Dirt Cups For Kids. Photo by Brandyejo
Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/dirt-cups-for-kids-20808

Source: food.com

       I would love to know what you think about these recipes! Please feel free to leave a comment or share your favorite Earth Day/ Spring recipes! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to subscribe to stay up to date with all of my future posts.

~XoXo Jess































      
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