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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese… It Can be Done!

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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Note: This post is the second in a series on eco-friendly comfort foods. What are your favorite comfort foods? Let me know in the comments! Mac and Cheese, one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, was something I learned to live without when I went vegan. That was until this recipe came into my life, […]

Going Wild for Salmon

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Fish makes me happy. It always has. My love for fish has always been deep and pure — so much that mother once wondered aloud if I might be part seal. And a good piece of salmon makes our me very, very happy indeed. That’s no exaggeration; salmon does, indeed, relieve depression and stress. Beyond, […]

In Defense of Organic: Why Greenwashing Shouldn’t Wash Away the Green

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Our recent guest blogger, Danae DeShazer wrote a thought-provoking piece on the dangers of considering organic food a cure-all for the ills of the food industry . Sharon Troy followed up with some detective work on plastic-wrapped “organic” potatoes at her local supermarket (which would have been hilarious if it weren’t so scary). I agree […]

In Season: Mid-to-Late Spring Cole Crops

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Broccoli and cauliflower are the same plant. The different varieties are called cultivars. The plants have been selectively cultivated to enhance certain characteristics not unlike breeds of dogs, for example. All dogs, be they Chihuahua or St. Bernard are the same species. The plant, Brassica oleracea, can be found in such cultivars as white, orange, […]

What’s That Smell?

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by

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Ag industry lobbyists and lawmakers from agricultural states have pressured the Environmental Protection Agency to drop requirements that factory farms report their emissions of toxic gases — even though the EPA’s findings show the gases pose a health threat. In a head-spinning move, the EPA complied, citing that the reports are not used by local […]

Digging for Fresh Ideas: Save Money, Eat Healthy, Support Local and Sustainable Food Systems

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by

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Despite the fact that our Wisconsin farmstead, Inn Serendipity, remains covered with that nameless white stuff, my heart sits outside in the garden, ready for spring. Since curing my spring fever won’t come from planting pea pods anytime soon, I’ve learned to channel this vernal quest for change by revisiting old ideas with fresh perspectives. […]

The Lunch Box — M&Ms?

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by

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“Mommy,” said my child at dinner, lima bean poised on fork, “I like M&Ms.” She then pops the lima bean into her mouth and eats it. “M&Ms?” I replied. “Oh, not me, I like peas. Are you going to eat that one?” I take a pea off her mixed vegetable stack. This is not 100 […]

Organic isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be: Try Going Local

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by

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Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Danae DeShazer, a student in Professor Simran Sethi’s Media and the Environment course at the University of Kansas. Danae originally published this post to the course blog on February 26, 2008. We’ve all heard of the organic craze. People are switching their diets to “organic” foods. This […]

Tomato Seedlings Warm Up Winter

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by

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Particularly in August, I feel a sort of tomato delirium. I love biting through the slightly resistant outer flesh towards the tart, slippery reward of the inner gel sacs. I make salads and sauces and jellies, bruschetta and gazpacho and homemade catsup. I even make cocktails from the stuff! I probably average a three-tomato a […]