It doesn’t get said enough – you can make a huge impact on climate change just by reducing your weekly meat consumption. According to a study released in 2020 by University of Michigan and Tulane University researchers, replacing just half of the animal foods in Americans’ diets with plant-based alternatives would get the U.S. 24 percent of the way toward achieving its Paris Agreement goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this spirit, I’d like to share a hearty vegetarian recipe RECIPE Mexican Quinoa I’m fond of that takes around 30 minutes to make, and requires minimal prep and dish clean up. The Green Team hopes to continue to share meatless recipes like this one and welcome submissions from parishioners! You can email submissions to Claire at