Healthy, Vegetarian, Low Impact Dinner

Mexican Gazpacho is the Answer!

When it’s hot you want something to cool you off and keep the kitchen cool, too. Raw recipes are low impact because you can choose organic, seasonal, local produce that did not travel hundreds of miles. You also keep your flavor high and your carbon footprint low by not cooking it. Keeping it raw preserves all of the healthy nutrients for maximum nutrition, not to mention it tastes great! You can’t lose.

Ingredients

2 1/2 pound, about 4 largeripe tomatoes, preferably from your local green market
2 jalapenos, seeds removed (unless you are feeling adventurous)
4 garlic cloves
1 medium (10-ounce) cucumber, peeled
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups croutons (try yesterday’s bread toasted and cubed)
1/4 cup quality vinegar (I like ARLOTTA BALSAMIC)
1 thick slice stale bread (this is optional for a low carb version)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste

Preparation

Place everything in the blender except for the croutons. Blend, keeping some chunks for texture. Chill the gazpacho and serve in frozen coffee cups or glasses, garnished with the croutons.

Another sustainable green cuisine bonus comes when clean up is just rinsing the blender instead of running the hot water down the drain doing all kinds of dishes.

Join the FIT Sustainability Council for a vegetarian pot luck dinner on September 19, 5PM, Great Hall. Bring your own dish and make some “low impact” friends.

For more information about joining Culinary Arts Club contact michael_cokkinos@fitnyc.edu.

8th Annual Sustainability Conference Details

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FIT’s 8th Annual Sustainability Conference is almost here!

Please mark your calendars and join us Tuesday April 8 for one event or stay with us the whole day. Program details: fitnyc.edu/sustainability

The Sustainability Council will be giving away some great prizes the day of the conference, including two CITIbike yearly memberships and 30 stainless steel water bottles from S’well. Did you know in the US alone, an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites each year, and over 200 billion globally? Be part of the solution and learn more about what you & others can do to help the environment!

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8th Annual Sustainability Conference Set for April 8

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Interested in learning more about SUSTAINABILITY? Wondering what FIT is doing to be a greener campus? Come to the 8th Annual Sustainability Conference in the Great Hall on April 8th and find out. Join us for keynote speaker Robert Kennedy, Jr. at 1pm as well as a great lineup of interesting speakers throughout the day.

This exciting event is free! To learn more and register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-planet-prosperity-measuring-our-impact-tickets-10521101899