25 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Not Be An Asshat To The Planet

25 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Not Be An Asshat To The Planet

25 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Not Be An Asshat To The Planet. http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3oB

WARNING: I swear alot in this post.

But when you see fish trying to flee toxic water by the thousands because they can’t take it anymore, harsh language is called for.

I am gonna sound a little preachy in this post too guys, sorry. That is not my intention, and I wrote this post weeks ago and have gone back and forth on whether to publish it because I did not want to sound so angry. Buuuut, I decided to just say what I have to say, in my way, anyway. So here we are. ✌️

I live by the Indian River lagoon on the east coast of Florida. This lagoon is a section of the intercoastal waterway and one of the most diverse ecosystems in the entire country. In the “river” as we call it, which is estuary, we have fish, dolphins, sharks, manatees and such. Then on the other side of the barrier islands, we have the ocean.

I love where I live. 💙

In my post for the Fresco Sofritas Tacos, I mentioned that were I live there was a major ecological event this spring. Well, what happened was a complete fish die-off. Fueled by sewage leaking from septic systems and nutrient-dense run-off from land because of all the fertilizer used on yards, an algae bloom proliferated to the point where it collapsed on itself. Bacteria and decay moved in quickly, sucking the oxygen from the water – overnight actually – and all the fish for 100 square miles suffocated and died.

In some places, there were so many floating, bloated bodies, it looked like you could walk across the water on them.

It was horrific. My heart broke over it. The lagoon has been getting sicker and sicker for years, with a layer of muck now up to 10 feet deep covering the bottom. It cannot take the abuse anymore.

25 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Not Be An Asshat To The Planet

I took these photos, but there are plenty online that show far worse. Fish floating as far as I could see …and as the center photo shows, I am totally not exaggerating about the fish-fleeing-the-water part.

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Smoked Jalapeno Cheese-Stuffed Pork Balls

Smoked Jalapeno Cheese-Stuffed Pork Balls

With the long warm days of summer around the corner, with beach and sun and pool and grilling, here is a ridiculously good recipe that seals the deal. Cheesy, gooey, smokey, pork meatballs. With just a little kick and insane flavor, add these Smoked Jalapeno Cheese-Stuffed Pork Balls to your holiday weekend fare. Oh heeyyyy! Lookie… 

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Chicken Gyro Pizza. Mediterranean toppings make for a deliciously inspired pizza. http://wp.me/p4qC4h-2Iw

Chicken Gyro Pizza

Kick up your pizza night at home with this Greek-inspired, cheesy creative, pizza pie. Whoahh did I go off the reservation with this one or what. Cucumber on pizza? …I love gyros. You love gyros. Everyone loves gyros. So there. …Aright, maybe this isn’t completely gyro-ish – I didn’t use lamb even – but I… 

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Fresco Sofritas Tacos {Vegan}

Vegan Fresco Sofritas Tacos

This restaurant-inspired, make-ahead lunch uses tofu as the blank canvas, then yumms it all up with an amazing sauce with roasted tomatoes and poblano pepper. The depth of flavor will satisfy you all week at lunch, in the vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, healthiest way. With Earth Day coming up April 22, don’t just go vegetarian for… 

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Rosemary Pot Roast {A Freezer-to-Crockpot Meal}

Rosemary Pot Roast {A Freezer-to-Crockpot Meal}

Tender pot roast beef with fresh rosemary and veggies, slow cooked in the crock-pot straight from the freezer for an easy, weeknight dinner to welcome you home. Oh heyyy! I am starting a new collection of recipes I am SUPER STOKED about. With Ironman Louisville triathlon coming for me this fall – and seeing already how… 

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Cheddar Bay and Chive Popovers

Cheddar Bay and Chive Popovers

Cheddar cheese and Old Bay seafood seasoning combine to make one of the tastiest popovers ever. Instead of restaurant biscuits, give this spin on yorkshire pudding a try at home. So, apologies for the uber short post and lack of creative photos. But I literally made this up late at night on a whim …and… 

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Easy Baked Salmon over Orecchiette with Raw Tomato Sauce from EricasRecipes.com

Easy Baked Salmon over Orecchiette with Raw Tomato Sauce

Succulent baked salmon, that is so simple to prepare, served over equally easy orecchiette pasta with a fresh and herbed tomato “sauce”. Health and happiness are what you get with this beautiful spring-inspired recipe. Got tomatoes? 🍅 …I do, kinda. I have soooo many tomato plants. But not many fruit. I have roughly a dozen mature… 

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