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What’s for School Lunch? Vegan UVWYZ Salad

Imagine a school cafeteria where kids eat an alphabet’s worth of produce from arugula to zucchini – including a vegan salad called UVWYZ Salad.” A school lunch fantasy land? Not in the world of School Nutrition Plus, one of the country’s most cutting-edge school food companies. In this company’s vision, an array of colorful fruits […]

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Purple Cauliflower Coconut Soup Recipe

It’s that time of year when nature starts showing its richest colors… and you start seeing cauliflower in brilliant shades of gold and purple. In our house we love purple cauliflower when it’s roasted, mashed, or best of all, made into soup – yes, purple soup. This quick and easy soup is rich and comforting, […]

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Sourdough Bread and the Art of Fermenting

Can you say (or even think) the word “sourdough” without your mouth watering? There’s something about that chewy, tangy flavor that is uniquely crave-worthy. And here’s something else to know about sourdough – it has some surprising health benefits as well. Fermented Foods We learned all of this and more at the recent Fermentation Festival […]

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Power Pitas for National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day is on May 25 this year, but it really should be every day, shouldn’t it? Bright colors, good-for-you nutrients, delicious meals… It’s a day worth celebrating again and again. Happily, this year National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day marks the beginning of an entire summer’s worth of […]

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Vegetable Gardening in Southern California

Whether you’re a backyard hobbyist, a school garden volunteer, or a dedicated garden-to-table cook, there’s always more to learn about vegetable gardening in Southern California. That’s where the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California, written by veteran garden educator Geri Miller, is going to be your new indispensable handbook. Miller is a […]

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Vegan Protein Powder and Banana Bread

Vegan Protein Banana Bread

Lots of people who want to start a plant-based diet have the question of how to get vegan protein. To become a vegan is to eat no animal products of any kind. So that means no meat, poultry, or fish; and also no dairy or egg products. But you don’t have to worry because there […]

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