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    Food News from the Pasta Wars: Barilla’s Anti-Gay Comments Turn Spaghetti Political

    Food and politics go together like pasta and sauce — food choices always reflect the culture, background, and social values of the person making them. In fascinating food news developments this week, for at least the second time in recent memory a major food manufacturer is learning the hard way that homophobia just isn’t as popular as it used to be. Barilla chairman’s anti-gay comments spark outrage and trigger boycotts, as the pasta controversy reaches a rolling boil on the conscious consumerism scene. More

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    5 Healthy Pasta Recipes

    Trying to eat a bit healthier? Healthy pasta recipes can help you get off to a great start. Pasta is easy to make, even on a busy weeknight, and paired with healthy fresh veggies it can make a great staple food for a healthy diet. Check out these healthy pasta recipes! More

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    Kid-Friendly Vegan Recipe: Hearty Homestyle Spaghetti

    Sleepovers, play-dates, or newly vegan family habits can pose challenges for cooks with young children. Or maybe you’re not vegan (yet!), but would like to find ways to get more healthy vegetable-based foods into your favorite itty-bitty human. This recipe packs a great nutritional punch without the animal junk, in a tasty noodly kid-friendly package! More

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    Cannelloni in Lentil Tomato Sauce

    Sometimes the simplest dishes are the most satisfying, and simple doesn’t always have to be just tomato sauce and noodles! Lentils pack this Cannelloni full of flavor and provide phosphorus, calcium, vitamin B and iron — a great dish for vegans and vegetarians that even meat-eaters will find thoroughly satisfying! More

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    Pasta Sauce Recipe: Peter’s Pasta Puttenesca

    This is my all-time favorite pasta sauce recipe.

    Putta is the Italian word for prostitute, and this pasta sauce was named for them. Basically, when the prostitutes finished “working” in the early morning hours, they would go to the restaurants or trattorias to have pasta. The sauce was usually a little of this and that: anything that was left over from the regular customers. More

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    Whole Wheat Einkorn Pasta Review

    This is a review of Jovial’s first ever einkorn pasta.  I eat pasta at least twice a week. It is one of my staple foods because it can easily be transformed into a variety of dishes based on the sauce and vegetables used.  I was delighted when Jovial offered a sample of their new first […] More

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    3 Essential Vegan Condiments

    Here are 3 condiments I couldn’t imagine life without. [social_buttons] I was going to include the condiments below in my list of favorite foods the other day, but then more and more foods came to my mind and I decided that these might fit better in a list of their own. To combine with many […] More

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    Wheatless Wednesday: Five Gluten-Free Alternatives to Traditional Wheat Pasta

    There’s so much more to the wonderful world of noodles than old-world durum semolina pasta. And no, I’m not talking about substituting stringy spaghetti squash or strips of summer squash for pastalicious goodness.  Did you know there are gluten-free noodles made from rice, soy protein, quinoa, and even sweet potato starch? [social_buttons] More

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    10 Techniques Every Cook Should Know Redux, #10 – #6

    Amanda Gold, a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, recently came out with 10 techniques every cook should know: Breading Browning/searing Dicing an onion Folding Making pan sauce Rolling out pie crust Making a roux Segmenting citrus Tempering Making a vinaigrette She said, “Mastering these will ease everyday kitchen chores and help you tackle […] More