I think that homecooked meals are an important part of living a "greener" lifestyle, for several reasons: you have the control over what goes into the dish, and can choose to buy organic ingredients as well as local produce, both of which have a much smaller impact on the environment. Also, having to buy all these organic ingredients that are often more expensive than the regular ones, is a great incentive to reduce waste as much as possible and, for those living in the countryside, composting is a very good way to acomplish this.
While I am only now starting to practice my skills in the kitchen, this summer I attempted a few recipes on my own. They didn't come out perfectly, but they were good enough to eat and I am determined to try them over and over until they come out just right.
sour cream pancakes are perfect choices for breakfast, although personally, I could eat them all day every day.