Choosing to serve a meatless meal once a week is good for your grocery budget and the planet. While organic meat is expensive, it’s the right choice because it is hormone and antibiotic free, and the meat industry is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gases. Our family does Meatless Mondays, but you can choose whatever day of the week works best for you.
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 1 garlic clove, halved
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 pound smoked Gouda, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 (7-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes preserved in olive oil, drained and thinly sliced
- 2 cups arugula
- Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Rub a medium nonreactive bowl with garlic halves, and add next 4 ingredients and cooked pasta. Mix well, and chill 1 hour before serving.
Make it a goal to source locally grown organic produce, organic pastured eggs, raw dairy products, oils, and grass-fed meats as much as possible.