February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down

1 Month Going Meatless - What we learned

How this challenge impacted me (Mrs. GGC)

The February challenge has been interesting to say the least. It has certainly had its ups and downs! Let me start off by saying that going meatless was actually quite easy. I have not experienced any cravings and I have enjoyed experimenting with different vegetarian meals. Tempeh is one of my new favorite ingredients – I cook it up and add it to salads and rice bowls. Chia seeds have also been great because they are an easy way to up the protein and fiber quality of any dish. Continue reading “February: Another Going Green Couple Challenge Down”

Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word

What Is An Environmentalist ?

What does it really mean to be an environmentalist?

We didn’t really think about it when we started this blog, but a Twitter follower @thegalonthego posed an interesting question to us: “I read on your blog that you are ‘not environmentalists’ and wonder what’s the distinction?” For such a simple question, we stammered for an answer. What is an environmentalist, really? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? Are we in fact environmentalists? These were the questions we were left asking ourselves. Continue reading “Environmentalist Is Not A Dirty Word”

Carrots Steaks With Parsnip Mashed Potatoes: A yummy recipe made with love

Carrot Steaks With Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

Carrot Steaks with Parsnip Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

It’s time for The Going Green Couple’s first recipe post!! I love to cook – in fact, before law school I would cook every night (I know, she’s so lucky to have me). I don’t get to experiment in the kitchen as much as I used to, but this is a recipe I came up with before law school and that I have been cooking it ever since. Continue reading “Carrots Steaks With Parsnip Mashed Potatoes: A yummy recipe made with love”

The United Steaks of America: the impact of the meat industry on our land

Greetings greenies! It is day 5 of our February challenge, and so far so good. Going meatless has been pretty easy because we don’t really miss or crave the taste. However, the challenge has been making sure that we are eating well-balanced meals that are giving us enough protein. Saturday’s post definitely opened up our eyes. Going vegetarian takes some research – but once you get the hang of it, your body adjusts. We are going to save you some time and post our meal plan for each week this month. Here we go… Continue reading “The United Steaks of America: the impact of the meat industry on our land”

Free Download: Palm Oil Shopping Guide

This handy 1 page pdf will help you shop palm oil friendly. Plus its FREE, just share it with your friends. Inside you will find a list of the 25 most common names for palm oil, a visual depiction of the most common products containing palm oil, and the top 10 most sustainable companies who use palm oil. We hope it makes you shopping trip a little greener and easier.

February’s Challenge: GO MEATLESS

February Going Green Couple Challenge: GO MEATLESS

Hi all you beautiful GGC followers! The Going Green Couple has one challenge under our belt and its time to tackle the next. This month we are going completely meatless (i.e. vegetarian). That’s right folks, no meat products whatsoever. That means no cheeseburgers (my favorite), no bacon, no fried chicken, no chicken stock, nothing, nada, zero. Continue reading “February’s Challenge: GO MEATLESS”

9 Most Popular Vegetable Oils
And Their Health & Environmental Effects

Did you know the world produces 184.08 million metric tons of vegetable oil?

Did you know the world produces 184.08 million metric tons of vegetabel oil?

This post was inspired by our Facebook follower, Cathy Crowley. After reading our post about the health effects of palm oil she asked us to look into the health effects of canola oil. Thank you Cathy for that suggestion. I decided that maybe I should widen my research beyond canola oil. You probably consume a dozen different oils in a week. Have you ever wondered what they do to your body and the environment? Well I looked into the 9 most popular vegetable oils to see how they effect our health and the environment. Continue reading “9 Most Popular Vegetable Oils
And Their Health & Environmental Effects”

How To: Live A Palm Oil Free Lifestyle

This month’s palm oil challenge was easy as pie for Mr. GGC and I. Why you ask? For years, we have made it our mission to reduce the amount of processed and pre-packaged food products that we consume. In college, my roommate and I lived off of stovetop stuffing, oatmeal and wheat thins. Most of these types of food products are packed with palm-oil, preservatives and other not-so-yummy ingredients. So how can you have the same success and make the change? Keep reading friends. Continue reading “How To: Live A Palm Oil Free Lifestyle”

Palm-Oil Free Granola Bars (nom nom nom)

On January 1st, Mr. and Mrs. GGC did 2 pretty extraordinary things. First, they created this blog — an exciting work in progress. Then, after careful consideration and a great deal of research, they went against everything that Mrs. GGC was raised to believe growing up as an Italian in New York – they gave up meat. Continue reading “Palm-Oil Free Granola Bars (nom nom nom)”