Animal protein's popularity isn't dwindling anytime soon. No matter how much we find out about animal exploitation at factory farms or how those farms, especially cattle farms, contribute to global warming, meat, poultry, and fish aren't going anywhere soon.
But in 2011, expect to see more chefs and cooks willingly venture into highlighting veggies in an entrée instead of putting them on the sidelines. With just 26% of the nation's adults meeting the recommended 3 servings of veggies a day, the increased focus on making them appealing might help us establish a better relationship with edible plants. As George Ball wrote on the WSJ,
Let's make 2011 the Year of the Vegetable. We have nothing to lose but our waistlines.Tired of the standard veggie dishes? Check out CNN's Eatocracy for some inspired recipes for winter vegetables! Perfect for this Meatless Monday and every other day of the winter season.
What is your favorite way of eating veggies?
(And French fries don't count as a serving of vegetables.)