Lesley in the kitchen with one author who shows us Eco-friendly recipes can be tasty too.
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Earthbound Organic Breakfast Recipe Audra Lowe: When it comes to making those meals at home a lot of people are turning away from the prepackaged and they're choosing instead to go organic, Lesley is in the kitchen with one author who shows us an eco-friendly recipes that can be tasty too. Lesley Nagy: Thanks Audra. I'm excited to introduce you to Myra Goodman who is the author of the “Earth Bound Cook.” Welcome. Myra Goodman: Hi, thank you for having me. Lesley Nagy: And your book has so many wonderful recipes that are good for you and the planet, but you know, what I found most interesting is you give other tips such as preparing for meals and leftovers. Why is that? Myra Goodman: Well, I really encourage people to use leftovers because food wastes. It wastes a lot of resources. It takes a lot of water, a lot of fuel to produce food. And if you throw it in the garbage, you’ve wasted so much. Lesley Nagy: And we're going to make a great yummy breakfast recipe today, what do we cooking? Myra Goodman: Yes, this is wonderful. It’s my Oat, Apple, Carrot Breakfast Squares. Lesley Nagy: Oh, sounds healthy. Myra Goodman: And it has so many healthy ingredients. I’m going to have you. You start with our dry ingredient. Lesley Nagy: Okay. Myra Goodman: So you’ve got oats, it’s really heart-healthy and whole wheat pastry flour. Lesley Nagy: And why whole wheat? Myra Goodman: Whole wheat has so much more nutrients, it has more fiber, and then we also have ground flax seed which are very healthy. Two teaspoons of cinnamon, and that is our salt, our baking powder, and our baking soda. So you’re going to mix that up and then here, I already have a little bit of brown sugar and canola oil. And I'm adding to eggs. And I adding organic buttermilk. And buttermilk keeps these really tender and moist. And I love using organic dairy because organic cattle are raised a bit more humanely and are fed only organic grain. And they’re never raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. Lesley Nagy: And you lived on a farm. Myra Goodman: I do. Lesley Nagy: Earthbound farm? Myra Goodman: My husband and I started earthbound farm on a two and a half acre backyard garden 26 years ago, and now we are actually the largest grower of organic produce in the country. Lesley Nagy: So what do we do next? Myra Goodman: So, now you’re going to add the dry ingredients -- Lesley Nagy: Okay. Myra Goodman: -- into the wet. And then, you’re going to add -- we’re going to mix this up and then we’ve got carrots. We’ve got four grated carrots in here. Lesley Nagy: Looks so fresh. Myra Goodman: What's so wonderful is this recipe has so much delicious produce and then you've got two whole apples. And Apple's always rank really high among all other produce that tend to have pesticide residues -- Lesley Nagy: And fiber too. Myra Goodman: Fiber and so many vitamins. Okay, so we're going to mix that up. Lesley Nagy: It's moist and wonderful Myra Goodman: Okay, and then when this is done, we're going to pour it into a greased baking sheet in a minute. Okay, so we’re going to pour into this baking sheet. And then, all the ingredients over there make a very simple and delicious topping. Lesley Nagy: You mix it up a little better. Myra Goodman: There we go, yeah. Lesley Nagy: And this is my topping? Myra Goodman: That is the topping. And so we have two cups of walnut which have protein and a really heart-healthy. And we have coconut, brown sugar and cinnamon. I’d like to just mix this with my hands. Lesley Nagy: Go for it. Myra Goodman: And I just mix it up. And this is great to do with kids -- they’d love to get their hands dirty, get permission to do this and then you just sprinkle it on top. And you bake it for 45 minutes and they’re ready. And they’re just such a great quick breakfast on the go. They’re also a wonderful afternoon snack. Lesley Nagy: This is the product? Myra Goodman: That is the finish product. Lesley Nagy: This looks great for kids or adults. Myra Goodman: It's