mushroom, pepper and olive sauce

I’m sharing today’s lunch recipe, I hope you try it, enjoy it and let me know what you think!

The main ingredients…

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Made 2 servings of sauce, with brown rice

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Ingredients list and how-to…

1 50 gramme pack portobello mushrooms
1 red pepper
1 jar olive tomato sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp engevita nutritional yeast flakes
2 tbsp oatly cream

heat the oil in a large pan
chop the mushrooms and add to the pan, stirring and then put the lid on the pan, turn down the heat to low.
Add a chopped red pepper, seeds and white part removed (the white part is bitter)
continue to cook until the peppers and mushrooms are soft
Add the jar of sauce, cook for a further half hour, then add the oatly cream and engevita.
Serve with rice or pasta.
This is a very easy recipe which allows you to get some nutritious mushrooms and plenty of veg.

Can you save Planet Earth by yourself?

Governments could do more to help protect The Only Planet… but governments need profitable economies.
For example Governments could outright ban plastic packaging… but this would negatively affect the economy, and may be unpopular.
Where major legislation has been implemented it has been successful.
for example
Clean Air
Cigarette Smoking
Landfill Tax

We could believe that legislation changes which drive individuals to change their behaviour are much more effective than the efforts of individuals alone to change their own behaviour.
To be honest I totally agree with this suggestion.

Thinking of the problems I wrote about ocean pollution…
there are some laws relating to protection of the UK coastal waters
but with no funding for the policing of these laws, they are weak.
In Europe and the developed world we may think that the environmental problems are not really there, but where there are affluent post industrial societies reaping the economic benefit of their industrial past, we will have exported the environmental problem to Asia, Africa and some parts of America, and Africa, where mining and heavy industry are prevalent.

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Equality News Update: Suicide epidemic must be tackled by new government — Fife Centre for Equalities

Mental health charity Samaritans is calling on the government to make suicide prevention a top priority and to deliver on election promises.

via Equality News Update: Suicide epidemic must be tackled by new government — Fife Centre for Equalities