Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eating Fish: a PSA

In the wake of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I'm sure many people are wondering how safe it is to eat the fish being harvested from that region. I eat a lot of fish so this has been a worry of mine. The fishing industry in the gulf is in a total panic, of course, and I haven't been able to find much in the way against eating fish from the gulf. However, I also haven't dived into it that deeply (no pun intended). The NOAA is stating that the fish are safe to eat and reminds everyone only 5% of the gulf is closed to fishing. As always, make sure you know where your fish and shellfish are coming from.

Part of being a carnivore is being a responsible carnivore and while we have the threat of tainted seafood fresh on the brain, here is a great guide from the Environment Defense Fund on picking sustainable seafood.

Picking sustainable seafood is no different from choosing pastured poultry or grassfed beef. Supporting healthy ecosystems through sustainable eating is how we keep our food quality high!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hot Dog Lettuce Wraps

Summer is here! Viva la Hot Dog!

Makes Two:

2 Hot Dogs
2 Large pieces of Romaine lettuce, folded in half
1/2 Avocado
2 Handfuls of shredded cabbage
salsa, optional

Put the hot dog in each piece of lettuce, then layer the avocado, cabbage and salsa. Wrap it up and eat it!

(There are obviously A TON AND A HALF of variations that you can go with. The Romaine lettuce is pretty strong and can handle being over stuffed. It does get messy, and if you use drippy condiments they will travel down your arm, so be prepared!)