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Meatless Monday: Derby Day Eats

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Place your bets and whip out your finest hat — the Kentucky Derby returns in all of its mint julep-soaked glory this Saturday afternoon. While Derby Day usually conjures up images of hot browns and chicken and waffles, vegetarian tea sandwiches are also a longstanding race-day tradition. We’re gearing up for the big run with Nealey Dozier’s elegant pumpernickel wedges, which feature a tangy blue cheese spread studded with walnuts and dried cranberries. Paired with a tall glass of sweet tea or a frosty, bourbon-splashed julep, the stylish bites will likely go just as quickly as the greatest two minutes in sports.

Blue Cheese and Walnut Tea Sandwiches

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (5 ounce) container crumbled blue cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 …read more