The Conquest of Amaranth

Amaranth, an ancient grain with renewed popularity, has a past. It has been used as a medicine, food source, form of payment, and a ceremonial, religious and cultural force. Most shocking, it was used by colonizers in Latin America to...

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Stella’s Best: Vegan Ice Cream
Jul19

Stella’s Best: Vegan Ice Cream

“One of my best friends became a vegan and was like, ‘What do you do for ice cream?’, so I started making vegan ice cream for him, and it became a business.” -Catherine, Founder and Owner of Stella’s Best Catherine...

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Chemical Warfare in My Kitchen?

From a distance, I see the troops advancing toward their target in perfect marching formation. They are focused on serving their colony in the name of the queen. As they swarm around a discarded lollipop, I position a can of...

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Environmental Catastrophe or Sustainable Future – It Depends on Our Food Choices
Aug22

Environmental Catastrophe or Sustainable Future – It Depends on Our Food Choices

There are many reasons for people to consider becoming vegetarians, including concerns for their health, animals, and the environment. This article considers why a major societal shift to plant-based (vegan) diets is essential to avoid impending climate, environmental, food, energy,...

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Cooking Is a Surprise Source of Pollution

Is your kitchen making you sick? For a surprising number of people, the answer is yes. A recent study in the UK showed that nitrogen dioxide levels were three times higher in the kitchen than they were along the side...

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Oh, What a Peach Can Teach

Have you ever tasted a peach? I’m not talking about the impostors at the grocery store that you could chip a tooth on. I’m talking about a genuine, picked-right-off-the-tree peach. I tasted one. Once. It was while driving through Colorado...

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