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Michael Simms: Ten things to do before I start writing today

Read what I wrote yesterday — hate it. Read what Sam wrote yesterday — love it. Hate Sam. Think about 45-year friendship with Sam. Remember him stealing my girlfriend in college. No, wait that was me — I married her….

April 4, 2020 · 12 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Mrs. Fields Style Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Myokos or Earth Balance vegan butter, room temperature 1 ½ Cup demara or other organic sugar ¼ Cup maple syrup 2 Egg Replacer eggs, prepared per instructions … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · 2 Comments

Thomas Sayers Ellis: Godzilla’s Avocado

An artichoke’s heart does not pump ketchup.
It pumps pesto,
oily, olive clots of guacamole.

November 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kathleen O’Toole: Half Italian

The brain’s hard-wired with the impulse to feed
when given the chance, and it’s why I always double
the garlic in any recipe.

September 9, 2019 · 5 Comments

Dr. Michael Greger: Men’s Health

Is it possible dietary choices may affect sperm counts, genital development of boys, sexual function in men, and risk of prostate cancer, among other men’s health issues?

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Deepak Ray: Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Feeding a growing world population in a changing climate will require a global-scale transformation of agriculture.

July 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: The Kitchen as Classroom — How Food Helps Students Learn Leadership

The Detroit Food Academy works with local educators, chefs, and business owners to teach young people entrepreneurial skills.

June 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: No Vegans Allowed

This Motel decided to ban vegans and their mighty libidos. A mockumentary commisioned by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).  Director: Rodrigo ValdesProducer: Theo BrooksExec Producer: Eric BonniotDirector of … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Peter Schireson: Cauliflower Soup

  I try and get it right,  how she loves the cauliflower soup  in that little Italian place uptown  with dark red walls and the grumpy old maitre d’  with … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Thomas Campbell, MD: A Plant-Based Doctor’s Take on Choosing a Plant-Based Milk

There is a proliferating variety of plant-based milks available. Sorry, dairy industry – I’m going to go ahead and use the word “milk”. I commonly get asked about which plant-based … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

Dr. Michael Greger: The Diet We Were Designed to Eat

We’re one of the few species so adapted to a plant-based diet that we could actually die from not eating fruits and vegetables, from the vitamin C-deficiency disease, scurvy.

January 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Eggplant Potato Moussaka with Pine Nut Cream

In this version of a traditional Greek casserole, layers of tender roasted eggplant, potatoes and peas are layered with a sublime cinnamon-scented tomato sauce and topped with velvety, creamy topping … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Kelly Madrone: My Battle With Crohn’s – How Going Plant-Based Gave Me My Life Back

At age 12, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease—an autoimmune disease that affects the digestive system and that, at the time, almost no one had heard of. I had emergency … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Christian Kroll: Agriculture is broken, but we can fix it

I remember cycling past corn fields on my way to school. What ten-year-old me didn’t realise, of course, is that the huge machines and the beautiful, tidy monotony of the … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

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