iEat Green – Guest Michael Vitti – 07.27.17

Vegetarian Mountain Biker, Hiker, Surfer, Yoga Practitioner, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Studied Sustainable trails design in the Smokey Mountains, British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains. He is the President of Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclist (CLIMB) and Long Island Greenways and Trails (LIGHT) – non profit advocacy organizations that help create recreational trails away from traffic and the concrete jungle. CLIMB has built and currently maintains over 175 miles of mountain bike trails across Long Island without a mountain in sight! He is also a delegate of NY State Trails Council that helps create statewide policies on recreational trails -Affiliate of Trips For Kids a non profit organization that helps gets kids from the inner city out on mountain bikes where they learn how to get over obstacles on the trail and hopefully they can these skills later on to overcome obstacles in life. He built the first legal mountain bike trails in NYC. He is the winner of 2009 Federal Award from the Coalition of Recreational Trails in the Environmental and Wildlife Compatibility of trails category for the Highbridge Park mountain bike trails project in NYC.

Thai Cucumber Salad

4 cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup rice vinegar
1 lime
2 jalapeño peppers
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup peanuts
2 Limes

Toss the cucumbers with 1 teaspoon salt and let drain for 30 minutes. In a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the vinegar. Make a dressing with the sugar, vinegar, lime juice, and cilantro. Toss well and refrigerate for 2 hours. Garnish with the chopped peanuts.

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