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  • Vegan Cookbook Review: Big Vegan by Robin Asbell

    The Big Vegan is more than just a vegan cookbook. While it has an arsenal of recipes that will satisfy long time vegans, perhaps more noteworthy is the treatment it gives to the material for new vegans or the vegan-curious. More

  • Baked Chips: Beetroot Crisps

    Typically they would be deep fried, but it’s not the healthiest way and not all of us have any easy way to deep fry things. Here is a suggestion for baking some. Use them to spice up your next soup or dish, or as a snack. You can also try it with other root vegetables like parsnips or sweet potatoes. More

  • Christmas Party Ideas: Bitesized Stuffed Peppers

    While struggling today a bit on what to make for a Christmas party tomorrow night, I had a small light bulb go on in my head. I really wanted to make stuffed peppers, but they are too big for something like a potluck Christmas dinner, so I made them bitesized. More

  • Consuming Canned Soup Linked to Increased Endocrine-disrupting Substances in Body

    This should not be very surprising… A new study shows that consuming canned soup increases the amount of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the body compared to consuming freshly made soup. BPA is the endocrine-disrupting chemical that leaches into food and drink from certain plastics, such as well-known example Nalgene bottles. The study was performed by theΒ Harvard […] More

  • Soothing After-Thanksgiving Stomach Remedies

    I thought I’d share a few ideas to get your stomach feeling good again after the Thanksgiving binge. There are several natural remedies, so it depends is you need a pick me up like ginger or a relaxant like chamomile. More

  • Vegan Thanksgiving Idea: Braised Leeks

    If you are looking for something to complete your vegan or vegetarian (or even more healthy carnivore) Thanksgiving, try braised leeks as an alternative to more traditional dishes. For my first vegan Thanksgiving a few years back, braised leeks were a bit hit. More

  • Vegan Coconut Curry

    I don’t even like coconut, but I love coconut curry. It’s warm, comforting and filling. Plus, coconut (and curry) have many health benefits. More

  • Most Honey Sold in US Grocery Stores is Not Honey

    According to a study done by Food Safety News, three-quarters of the honey sold in the US is not proper honey. What this means is that the honey sold is missing pollen. This is a product of ultra-filtering the honey, which is unnecessary, reduces nutrition and is only used to obfuscate the source of the […] More

  • Study Suggest Consumers may be Mislead by ‘Corn Sugar’

    The Sugar Association has prepared a study for the FDA that concludes changing the name of ‘high-fructose corn syrup’ to ‘corn sugar’ would confuse consumers. Half of the consumers who participated in the survey did not recognize that ‘corn sugar’ may contain high-fructose corn syrup, and therefore would be unable to avoid it if they were trying to do so. More

  • How to Get Those Pomegranate Seeds [VIDEO]

    Pomegranate seeds are delicious. They are also incredibly good for you and have been linked various health benefits (sometimes falsely), as well as increasing libido.

    If you’ve never tried one these curious fruits, it’s worth picking one up at the stores to give it a go, but getting at the seeds can be a bit tricky. The juice of the seeds show no relent for staining fingers and clothing and anything else. I was going to write about my trick for removing the seeds, but this youtube video does a better job than I can do in writing. More

  • Penn State Receives Grant to Study Organic Farming

    It is suspected that planting fields containing a variety of crops is more efficient at warding off pests and disease compared to monoculture, which is a big argument for shifting towards organic farming, but it has not been well-studied. A recent grant will fund the study of biodiverse crop covers, and this is big step […] More

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    Holiday Cocktails: The Stimulant

    Tonight, I had one (or two or three) rather delicious cocktails. My favorite was called the stimulant and looked quite easy to make, and tasted great…a nice change from boring old cocktails. More

  • Just for Fun: Microwhat

    Have you ever wonder what an egg does in the microwave, or marshmellows, but were not bothered enough to actually try? No need to worry, as there is an entire website dedicated to showing you what happens when you nuke different things in convenient .gif format. + = ??? Go toΒ microwhatΒ to check it out. More

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    Toffee Apples

    Toffee apples, or candy apples, are fun and simple to make. Here’s a simple recipe to try just in time for the Halloween season. More

  • Using Neural Networks to Improve Agriculture

    Researchers are using sophisticated image processing techniques to better identify plants so that less herbicide can be used on our conventionally grown crops. This is obviously a good thing, as herbicides can be quite nasty to the environment and human health. More

  • Behold! Super Broccoli

    Just in time for non-GMO month, a new non-genetically modified superbroccoli is now available for sale in the UK. More

  • Listeria Outbreak: Cantaloupes are Killing People

    Several weeks ago, a cantaloupe recall was issued for fear of listeria contamination. Since listeria takes several weeks to incubate, the effects are just being felt now…and they are not good. Here are some statistics on the outbreak so far: More

  • Organic Seeds Growers are Suing Monsanto – support them

    Sign a petition to support the Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association in winning a decisive victory in Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, a victory that will shift the winds of fate to fill the sails of organic farmers and organic food. More

  • What is Sensa?

    Sensa “is a patent-pending clinically tested blend of crystals that you sprinkle on everything you eat.” Sensa supposedly works with your sense of smell to stimulate the “satiety center” of your brain, telling you to stop eating; thus, you’ll take in fewer calories. Well, here’s my analysis of Sensa… What are these crystals? I like […] More

  • Fact: Garlic Smells

    Garlic is good. So good. And yet it can be bad…really bad, unless you want to ward of vampires. It has been all but banned in our house because the after effects of garlic are unbearable. The garlic fingers, the shower curtain that mysteriously absorbs garlic smell, the breath…and that’s just the start of it. […] More

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