A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had a chance to catch up with my friend Cory, a former house mate from my New York City days.  He's now the co-owner of Hi-Fi Mycology, a commercial scale mushroom farming operation, supplying fungi to distributors and restaurants all over Austin. 

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Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

With three simple substitutions I vegan-ized one of my favorite dishes, and I'd be willing to bet that in a blind taste test, you could hardly tell the difference.  This bolognese sauce is hearty, flavorful, and soul warming - the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.

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Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there are zillions of plant-based milk products on the market, to take the place of your standard cow's milk in your morning coffee or on your granola.  And while at first glance they may seem like the healthiest option, a closer look at the carton may reveal hidden sugars, stabilisers, emulsifiers, and other mystery ingredients.  The solution?  Make your own!

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The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

The Next Time You Order Seafood, Think About This…

Aquaculture (fish farming) has grown as a result of, and potentially a solution to the overfishing of wild fish populations.  Around 50% of the fish we consume is now farmed.  But is fish farming safe for the environment?  Is it good for our health?

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A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

A Refreshing (and Sustainable!) Autumn Cocktail

There are English Russet apples in abundance at my local green grocer right now, as well as ginger and fragrant rosemary.  They turned out to be delightful complements to my Black Cow vodka.  The Scrumper's Sling is light and refreshing, and infused with the subtle flavours of autumn.  

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Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Since my recent move to the UK and my subsequent endurance of the perpetually dreary weather here, I've noticed a significant increase in my desire for three things: sleep, baths, and soup.  I've never been too mad about soups in general, and have rarely ever made them at home, but they are the perfect comfort food for a rainy weekday evening.  

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Not All Farming Is Created Equal

Not All Farming Is Created Equal

My beautiful farmer friend wrote me an email with a whole lot of information relevant to my current quest for the right balance in my food choices, and the unique perspective of someone who spends every single day in the dedicated service of the animals in her care.

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Zero Waste & Financial Freedom: FOOD

Zero Waste & Financial Freedom: FOOD

There are many ways in which going zero waste can lead to greater financial freedom, and adjusting our food choices to be less wasteful is one of the quickest and easiest ways to save money.

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